Welcome to another Coffee Chat, featuring our bookish and not so bookish thoughts, hosted by Bookishly Boisterous.

Another week has flown by, and I have very little to show for it.  I did go to the accountant’s office to sign my tax documents, which she will file…and I have slowly been reading.  I finished one book today!  That is all.  An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones (click for review), turned out to be a book to savor.  When I kept setting it down and then returning to it, my actions were not because the book was boring…but because it evoked emotions.  I could only handle those feelings in small doses.

  • Plus…I did a lot of TV/Netflix viewing.  All the usual shows had returned…and I kept binge-watching Parenthood, even though I’ve seen the series a couple of times.  After last night’s session, I decided to let the show rest for a while.  I found myself extremely annoyed with some of the characters, mostly the kids, who all seem really spoiled.  Yes, one of them has Asperger’s, but the parents seem to give him a pass for bad behavior, and I don’t think that’s how it is supposed to work.   The parents also seemed unable to control their own behavior, especially self-righteous Adam and Kristina.  They were all a pretty childish group…and I have always felt this way, but when you watch in small weekly doses, you can handle it, I think.  LOL.

  • Now I am reading Sunburn, by Laura Lippman, which I think will be a page turner.
  • Tonight is the TGIT line-up, which I eagerly await each week.  On Tuesday, there was another emotional episode of This is Us…and I think next week is the season finale.  Each season of my favorite shows seems so short.  Sigh.
  • Last weekend I spent some time eating soup and sipping a margarita, while reading my book:


Now I will finish paying some bills, after which I hope to lose myself in my book.  How is your week shaping up?



    • Thanks, Cheryl, and yes, I am also sick of the kids ruling the roost and being treated like they are the center of the universe!

      Even books that reveal that kind of dynamic make me want to throw the book.

      I hope your new week is better….and thanks for visiting.


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