Reading this…

And this…

Both are really good but I am starting to believe that I don’t love beachy books as much as I used to…they all seem to have tiny little irritating things in them…character flaws or annoying things that the characters do…constantly. In secrets in summer…Darcy needs to leave her neighbors alone! Seriously!

New books! All are from Edelweiss and Amazon Vine. All descriptions are from Amazon.


From New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd comes a haunting tale that explores the impact of World War I on all who witnessed it—officers, soldiers, doctors, and battlefield nurses like Bess Crawford.


New York, 2118. Manhattan is home to a thousand-story supertower, a breathtaking marvel that touches the sky. But amidst high-tech luxury and futuristic glamour, five teenagers are keeping dangerous secrets…this is the sequel to The Thousandth Floor…which I have and will read first…of course.



“An exciting debut from a talented new voice. Girl in Snow is a propulsive mystery set in a suburban community marked by unsettling voyeurism. Danya Kukafka patiently reveals layers of her characters’ inner lives—their ugliness and vulnerabilities—in prose that sparkles and wounds. I couldn’t put this one down.”

—Brit Bennett, New York Times bestselling author of The Mothers

“Girl in Snow is a haunting, lyrical novel about love, loss, and terror. Reading it felt like entering another world, where things—and people—were not as they at first appeared. The world Kukafka so masterfully creates is suspenseful and electrifying; I was willing to follow her wherever she took me.”

—Anton DiSclafani, New York Times bestselling author of The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls and The After Party

“From the first sentence, We Shall Not All Sleep whisks us off to the arcane world of the Quicks and the Hillsingers on Seven Island, a place alive with elaborate, arbitrary traditions and political and emotional tensions. Effortlessly interweaving intergenerational stories and cold war intrigue, the book explores the crossing of thresholds – between hearts and life stages, between islands and ideologies – and what such transitions cost. Torn between their desires as individuals and their duties to their wider group, Nagy’s subtly drawn characters struggle to negotiate the gap between visible and invisible rules; between information and true understanding. Written with an exquisitely light touch, the result is an utterly compelling novel from a brilliant new voice.” – M. L. Stedman, author of THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS

Inspired by a true story, a young woman is swept up in the glamour and excitement of chasing the title of Miss America 1950—only to vanish the night she wins.

“[A] brilliant debut… This novel has all the elements for critical and popular success!” —Graeme Simsion, New York Times bestselling author of The Rosie Project
Roxie was just a tad needy last night. She stayed at the vet’s for over 6 hours…periodically getting her temp taken to make sure she didn’t have a fever. When she got back to her house…she promptly ran upstairs to the room that is my favorite upstairs room…and curled up on the big white bed and slept…we kept checking on her but she wanted alone time. Poor baby. This morning she is her normal bouncy self…but clingy. This was her first time away from home for so long! I guess preschool and away camp will be tough…teasing! She is such a tiny kitty and she lost 3 ounces!

Off to read and wait for my visiting nurse…once a week I have to have this line in my arm changed…it’s annoying but unavoidable and now with summer and short sleeves I had to find a cover for my arm…a sleeve that won’t slip because I am wearing short sleeves! There is no where to try these on…it’s an online order but thank God for Amazon…yet again. This is my solution…a sort of cut off sleeve…weird but it works…and I had to buy two of them! Not fun like buying shoes or tunics…that’s for sure…sigh!

Off to read!


11 thoughts on “Books!

  1. Ti says:

    I requested Girl in Snow. It looks like it could be really good or really bad. I don't know. That was my first impression.

    Roxie seems to have bounced back okay. When my dog is taken inside for her shots, you should see the look on her face. Rescued animals forever remember their time in the shelter no matter how short. She was only six months old when we got her and they told us she was only in the shelter for a week but every time she is taken from us by the vet her entire body goes limp and she whimpers. It KILLS us. But the they bring her out and she is just so happy!


  2. Laurel-Rain Snow says:

    I am glad that Secrets in Summer is heading my way soon…but I agree that annoying characters are a regular feature in most beach reads.

    I love Amazon, too. Whenever I don't want to go shopping in the stores, never knowing if I'll find what I want…I head to Amazon. Yesterday I ordered a new umbrella for my patio table. I think that I'll be able to insert it into the base I already have…but if not, I'll order their base.

    Enjoy your day…and I love how creative one can be when circumstances are challenging.


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