COFFEE CHAT: A MIX OF GOOD & LESS GOOD…

Welcome to another Coffee Chat, in which we share bookish and not so bookish thoughts.  Head on over to Bookishly Boisterous to add your link.

Another week of up and down temps.:  some triple digits, and some in the 90s.  Of course, the 90s are better…but shouldn’t we start seeing some 80s by now?  Oh, who am I kidding?  It’s California’s Central Valley.

  Meanwhile, I am loving my new Kindle Oasis (see above), which I’ve dubbed Paige, despite my earlier thoughts of choosing an “O” moniker.   I had fun playing around in the Cloud and choosing to deliver various titles to my new device.  Paige came registered, but without most of the content that was showing on Pippa.  I actually loved being able to decide when to bring down some of the titles that have been languishing up there.  My plan is to have no more than 20-30 titles on the device, giving me a chance to sort through the content periodically.

  • Yesterday I had a mani-pedi, long overdue on the pedi part…and chose a reddish-purple color for fall…

  • Afterwards, I had my usual pot pie at Marie Callender’s, and finished reading Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine (click title for review).  I totally immersed myself in the story, and loved the main character.

  • On the weekend, I read Now That You Mention It, by Kristan Higgins, my first by the author, and I really loved this book!  (Click title for review).
  • Today I’m reading The Other Woman, by Sandie Jones, and enjoyed it with coffee and a scone at Barnes & Noble, while waiting for my friend to arrive.

  • I got my DMV Renewal notice in the mail, and before the end of October, I’ll be there taking the written exam, required again for me at this juncture (meaning, at my age!  LOL), and I will also take care of the REAL ID stuff.  I have my envelope prepared with all the necessary info.
  • The confirmation hearings are going on, and I cringe when I think of what the nominee stands for.  I did like seeing these protesting women dressed in Handmaiden costumes.

  • On Netflix, Season 6 of Wentworth has arrived, the Australian women-in-prison series.  I hope to start watching tonight, but another episode of The Sinner, Season II, will also be on TV.

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How has the week flown by so quickly?  What was your week like?

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13 thoughts on “COFFEE CHAT: A MIX OF GOOD & LESS GOOD…

  1. I’ve heard the new Oasis is bigger than the first – that alone has me looking forward to upgrading. I just can’t yet when mine works perfectly fine, you know? And each day I’m thankful for my love of reading because it allows me to escape the ridiculous things playing out on the political front. I have so much going on in my life that I refuse to spend any emotional energy on people who don’t give a hoot about me.

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    1. Oh, yes, Mary, reading has saved me from myself, at times, when I could go to some dark places.

      My Pippa was having some glitches, and I probably could have held out…but then I went for it. I’m loving the Oasis, although it is a tad touchy, and I sometimes find myself on pages I didn’t expect to go. LOL. I’m getting the hang of it.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Cheryl Malandrinos

    Weather has been so unbearable here too. I’m hoping for fall to make an appearance soon; though I’ll miss grabbing vegetables and herbs from the garden.

    How exciting to have a new Kindle. I haven’t been following the newer versions, but I would really like to dump my oldest model. The Kindle Fire is better. I just have too many books to go through on the old one and I don’t sync them so I can track where I am at.

    Love the new nail color. Hope you enjoy the rest of the week.

    https://imperfectchristianmom.blogspot.com/2018/09/bookish-and-not-so-bookish-thoughts-sep.html

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    1. I am loving the exploration of my new Kindle, Cheryl, and I’m discovering ways to manage which books are on the device (on Pippa I had almost 200!); now I have fewer books and visit the Cloud when I need more.

      Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting.

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  3. I really love the name Paige for your Oasis! And the color you chose for your nails is lovely.

    I’ve heard lots of good things about Kristen Higgins, so I’m happy to read you enjoyed it so much. Fear is on my list as well. Still contemplating whether I want to buy it or get it from the library. But it’s definitely intriguing considering the author’s history. I actually have a copy of All the President’s Men on my bedside table that I’ve been reading. I was born during Watergate (talk about dating myself hahaha) so I really know very little about the details.

    Hope you have a great rest of the week!

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    1. Thanks, Aymee, I am excited about the book…and speaking of dating oneself, I was a young person, protesting things during Watergate. LOL

      I also like that Paige is the name I decided on…it makes me think of “pages,” of course, plus the “p” name matches my previous Kindle, Pippa, and my iPhone Phoebe.

      Enjoy your week!

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Kathy, and I have a secret file with all my passwords…that nobody else can find, hopefully. LOL.

      I don’t even have an iPad. I’m almost afraid to get any more devices. Enjoy your weekend! I am hoping to finally get my REAL ID, too, along with my drivers’ license renewal.

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  4. Hi there! Your nails look great – love the color. I also got mine done yesterday as well as a pedi – after running a 1/2 marathon so that felt great of course. Trying to get back to blogging regularly…we’ll see if that happens. You can read about my (not so great) week on my blog post.

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