COFFEE CHAT: BOOKS, MOVIES, ETC.

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

The weather has turned mild again, with 70-something temperatures.  No rain for several days, but while we had the rain, I found my reading mojo again…and so far this week, I’ve read and reviewed three books and I’m well into my fourth.  Two were NetGalley ARCs:  The Good Liar, by Catherine McKenzie and Other People’s Houses, by Abbi Waxman; (click for my reviews).  The third was a library book:  Map of the Heart, by Susan Wiggs (click for my review).

  • Now I’m reading and loving another library book:  Her Every Fear, by Peter Swanson.
  • I’m slowly learning the ins and outs of navigating Libby @Overdrive.  Figuring out how long I have to wait for each book.  So far, I’ve already downloaded three books as “loans.”
  • Son #2 took a road trip this week with his three kids, Alec, Aubrey, & Aaron; here’s a shot of them at the Grand Canyon…beautiful setting!

  • Here are Brett and two of the kids taking selfies:

 

  • I thought my youngest grandson (age 15) would be spending the weekend, but he’s going to his dad’s instead.  That works, as now I won’t have to scramble to arrange activities during the Easter weekend.
  • Speaking of Easter, I loved finding adorable photos of my great-grandniece, Margaret, who looks ready for spring in this one:

  • And doesn’t she look grown up in this shot?  Is that hot chocolate?

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How is your week shaping up?  Do you have plans for the weekend?

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14 thoughts on “COFFEE CHAT: BOOKS, MOVIES, ETC.

    1. Thanks, Patty…I will try to be patient as I wait for books…and if I must have one, I could still buy. But at least I won’t be greedily buying every book that I might want to read, since that hasn’t turned out well for me.

      I have to love the author, so that will help curtail impulsive purchases.

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Kathy, and I hope the movie is accurate in its details. I have seen some documentary type shows about the event, and I even read one of Joyce Carol Oates’s books, based on the tragedy, called Black Water. It was great!

      I was very impressed by Her Every Fear, and now I have to read more from this author.

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  1. I’ve recently switched to Libby after using BorrowBox predominantly. I think the perfect audio app would be a mix of both (!) but I’m having to find my way around Libby because my local library now uses it over BorrowBox. I do like that you can see the percentage of a book read.

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    1. Yes, I’m loving Libby. I had stopped borrowing books because I didn’t like having to go out to get them…lazy me!

      Downloading from an app works best for me. I don’t listen to audio, so that isn’t a factor for me.

      Enjoy your reading (and listening), Kate, and thanks for visiting..

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