Good morning, and welcome to another chat featuring our Bookish/Not So Bookish Thoughts, hosted by Christine, at Bookishly Boisterous.

Let’s grab some coffee and chat!



I can’t believe how late I slept today!  Eight o’clock!  That’s unheard of for me.  I must have needed the sleep.

  • In my little office alcove pictured at the top of this post, I spend some cozy moments:  writing blog posts, visiting other blogs, and, yes, connecting a little bit on social media.
  • That alcove has gone through a few changes over the years.  Once upon a time, it was a place for my extra bookshelves…



  • When I started purging shelves, I didn’t need that space for books…and when I had house guests staying in the office/guestroom, I knew that I needed to render the space more comfortable for them.  Now I can easily unfold the sleeper sofa.  My desk area that took up a lot of space in the room has now been relocated to the alcove, but with a smaller desk…(See below for former home of the rolltop desk).



  • Enough about my room changes!  After reading and reviewing THREE books so far this week, I am totally engaged in another NetGalley ARC:  Almost Missed You, by Jessica Strawser.  I like books that reel me in from the start, and this one definitely has done that.



Almost Missed You is a skillful, insightful debut: a deft exploration of the mysteries of marriage, the price we pay for our secrets, and just how easy it is to make the worst choices imaginable.” —Chris Bohjalian, New York Times bestselling author of The Sandcastle Girls and Midwives

  • Has anyone else been watching Big Little Lies on HBO?  I wasn’t sure I’d enjoy it, since they changed the setting from Australia to Monterey, CA…but the cast makes up for that, IMO.
  • This week has flown by…again!  But tomorrow I’m looking forward to a lunch with an old friend who has been through some health challenges recently.  We’re going to The Red Lobster, where I used to lunch a lot when I was working near there.
  • Some time this weekend, I must start searching for my “mother of the bride” outfit…I can’t tell you how much I am NOT looking forward to the shopping, as it means I’ll probably need to go to the mall.  Can’t I order it on Amazon?  LOL
  • I also have to get new shoes….Groan.
  • I put the Uber app on Phoebe, my iPhone…as my daughter says there will be no parking at the home where they’ll be having the reception the next day, back here in our city.   I’m a little nervous about Uber...


That’s my week so far…what does yours look like?



  1. LOL yes you could order a dress from amazon! I’m off to look up Almost Missed You. I don’t get HBO so I haven’t seen Big Little Lies. I have the book though so I might read that on vacation next month.

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    • Thanks for visiting, Mary, and I recommend reading the book. I’ll bet Big Little Lies will be on Netflix or Amazon Videos at some point.

      I am not the easiest person to fit, so while I have ordered handbags, even well-known names, from Amazon…I should probably slog through the mall. *Sigh*


    • I haven’t had to buy one of those in years! LOL. My daughter’s first wedding was in 2005…and my second son’s wedding was in 1992! Obviously neither of those outfits would work.

      Thanks for stopping by, Nise, and I’m loving Almost Missed You. The more I get into it, the more I am surprised by the secrets hiding beneath the surface.


  2. We use Uber and love it…just be careful! You can order clothes on Amazon…heeheehee…but once you get into dress hunting and shoe shopping…and get it over with…you can relax! Hopefully you will find something right away!

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    • Thanks, Patty, and I plan to text my daughter when the Uber arrives…should I take a photo of the driver? LOL

      Seriously, though, I guess I’ll try the mall…and see what I can find. I have a little less than a month to find something, though. Yikes!

      I don’t buy new dressy clothes very often. But when I do find something I like, I am very happy.


  3. I wish I had HBO so I could watch Big Little Lies with everyone else. I feel like I’m missing out!
    Almost Missed You sounds good!!
    Enjoy your weekend!

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    • I’m sorry you are missing out on it. Maybe you can see it on an app of some kind.

      Thanks for stopping by, Brandie, and I hope you enjoy your weekend. I just finished Almost Missed You…and loved it! It aroused a lot of emotion in me, which didn’t surprise me, since child abductions always push my buttons.

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