Welcome to our Monday Memes:  Mailbox Monday, hosted this month by Rose City Reader; and What Are You Reading? – hosted by Book Journey.




This week, I ordered and received (via Whispernet) two e-books for my Kindle.

1)  The Girl in the Green Raincoat, by Laura Lippman

A bedridden detective, a mysterious dog walker in a green raincoat who suddenly disappears…drama and suspense!

2)  The Year of the Flood, by Margaret Atwood

The long-awaited new novel from Margaret Atwood. The Year of the Flood is a dystopic masterpiece and a testament to her visionary power.



This week has been a very busy one, with my writing challenge, my Bloggiesta participation, and my reading.

Here are some Blog Posts:

Wrap-Up for Bloggiesta

Sunday Salon

Row 80 Update – 1/23

Saturday Snapshot

Review of “The Social Network”

Now for the Reading:  Books Read & Reviewed (click title for review):

1.  1022 Evergreen Place, by Debbie Macomber (Amazon Vine)

2. Straight Into Darkness, by Faye Kellerman (TBR Stacks)

3.  My Formerly Hot Life, by Stephanie Dolgoff

Here’s What’s Up Next:

1.  Child of Silence, by Abigail Padgett (From my TBR Stacks)

This powerful and suspenseful debut features an unusual heroine, San Diego Juvenile Court child abuse investigator Bo Bradley. A closet manic-depressive, Bo fights to keep her job and her equilibrium when she is assigned the case of a four-year-old boy found tied to a mattress in an abandoned house on an Indian reservation….

2.  My Mother’s Daughter, by Rona Maynard (a memoir from my TBR stacks)

“Maynard hasn’t written this memoir from behind the rose-tinted glasses of nostalgia. Every character who makes an appearance in her memoir is a fully sketched human, the flaws no less visible than the positive attributes. She doesn’t shy away from portraying honest family difficulties…. Maynard writes honestly and unselfconsciously, without coming off as malicious. No, the people in her life are not perfect, but My Mother’s Daughter stands as a firm testament to the fact that they were still valued, and deservedly so.”

3.  The Girl in the Green Raincoat (e-book), by Laura Lippman

In the third trimester of her pregnancy, Baltimore private investigator Tess Monaghan is under doctor’s orders to remain immobile. Bored and restless, reduced to watching the world go by outside her window, she takes small comfort in the mundane events she observes . . . like the young woman in a green raincoat who walks her dog at the same time every day. Then one day the dog is running free and its owner is nowhere to be seen….

So that’s it for my week.  What are you reading, and what did you buy, receive, etc.?  Hope you’ll stop by….


    1. Yes, I realize that I just got it this past week, and I’m already reading it this week! That’s how much I wanted to read it, Jennifer. But I put TBRs on my list this week, too. Thanks for visiting.


  1. I love the cover of The Girl in the Green Raincoat.
    Especially for the cover.
    Will come back here again for its review

    Thanks for posting the cover 🙂
    Happy reading, Laurel


  2. Oh, I loved the Year of the Flood, hope you will, too.

    I have read one Laura Lippman recently, but I wasn’t keen. I didn’t even review it because when I finally got round to it, I’d forgotten most of the book. Hope this one’s better.

    Happy reading!


  3. I have seen The Girl in the Green Raincoat, by Laura Lippman on Netgalley, but I didn’t requested it. But after reading the description it sounds like a really interesting and good read. Enjoy the books you want to read this week.


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