Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words for today are:

Treillage- lattice work for vines, trellis.

Eponymous- giving their name to something, named after a particular person.

Taken from the book, The Paris Secret.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

An empty mailbox last week, how about you?

Reading: The Paris Secret by Karen Swan

Karen Swan explores one woman's journey to discover the truth behind an abandoned apartment and a family whose mysteries may be better left undiscovered.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My word for today is:

Abulia-Is a loss of will power.

I will probably have abulia during my Thanksgiving meal.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

An empty mailbox last week, but caught up a bit with my reading.

How was your mailbox?

Started reading:  The Paris Secret by Karen Swan

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Here are my words for today:

Knell- the sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death.

Nadir- the lowest part of anything.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

Where did the week go, No new books this past week, but read a lot.

How was yours?

Reading:  Mrs, Miracle by Debbie MaComber

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Here are are my words for today.

Circumlocution- is an indirect way of expressing something.

Exigent- means demanding immediate attention.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Mailbox Monday

I received two Christmas books in my mailbox this past week, courtesy of Wm. Morrow.

Christmas, Present by Jacquelen Mitchard

Mrs. Miracle by Debbie Macomber

Still reading :  The Gift

How was yours?

Claudia Riess - Love and Other Hazards - Review & Giveaway

About the Book

Glenda Fieldston is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with her seven-year-old daughter, Astrid, when Eugene Lerman comes walking by with his eight-year-old daughter, Meredith, a schoolmate of Astrid’s. The families spot each other, Glenda and Eugene engage in long-range cursory assessments, and then they go their separate ways. But not for long. Glenda and Eugene cross paths professionally soon after, and circumstances at work bring them into close association. So begins a friendship fraught with complications. Glenda’s independence is self-imposed and fierce. Eugene’s was foisted on him by a wife who left him. Although Glenda’s and Eugene’s personal demons are incompatible, their longings are, confoundedly, in harmony. Their cautious friendship is further inhibited by past and present relationships, and it remains to be seen if they can break out of their set ways to make a break for uncharted love.


Glenda and Eugene, who met at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art, begin a relationship with many complications. They are very set in their ways and have to work at it if they are going to find love together. It won't be easy, since there are other roadblocks involved. Overall, I found it to be a realistic, entertaining read.


Love and Other Hazards can be purchased at:
Barnes and Noble

Prices/Formats: $2.99 ebook, $14.95 paperback
Genre: Family Life, Romance
Pages: 256
Release: May 10, 2017
Publisher: River Grove
ISBN: 9781632991225
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About the Author

Claudia Riess is a Vassar graduate who has worked in the editorial departments of The New Yorker magazine and Holt, Rinehart and Winston books and has edited several art history monographs. Her first novel, “Reclining Nude,” was published by Stein and Day. Oliver Sacks, author of “Awakenings,” had said her first book was “exquisite—and delicate… a most courageous book, full of daring—a daring only possible to a passionate and pure heart.”

The author divides her time between the Hamptons and Manhattan with her husband, Bob.

Links to connect with Claudia:
Web Site
Blog Tour Site

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words for today are:

Enervate- to weaken mentally or morally.

Inure- become hardened to.