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.

Happily, the holidays are behind us.  I enjoy them, even love them, but by the time the New Year rolls around, I am missing my normal routines.  So it is befitting that the climactic moment—once we had rung in the New Year—was the First Book of the Year event.  I enjoy it so much that I usually make my book choice in November.  I did the same this year, and after I had participated and posted my kick-off, I then read all day and finished the book, You Don’t Own Me, by Mary Higgins Clark/Alafair Burke.  (Click for my review).

  • Earlier in the week I read and reviewed Sophie Last Seen, by Marlene Adelstein (click for my review).
  • Today I started reading Sadie, by Courtney Summers.
  • When I visited blogs, I added some more titles to my list, since these events do tend to inspire us to buy or borrow more books.  I downloaded Becoming Mrs. Lewis, by Patti Callahan…and tonight I watched Shadowlands on Amazon Prime.  I had seen the movie years ago, but I thoroughly enjoyed immersing myself in it.  Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger were as excellent in their roles as I had recalled.
  • Earlier today, I scrolled on Facebook and found a photo of one of my two granddaughters.  I thought Aubrey looked gorgeous in this one.  She is in her senior year at San Diego State University, and last year, she spent a semester in Prague.  I think her experiences have been memorable:

  • So…what will happen in the rest of 2019?  I hope that I read more of the books that have been lingering too long on my Kindle…and even on my shelves, although I don’t have that many unread “real books.”
  • To celebrate New Year’s Day, I went around the corner to Mimi’s and read while eating this turkey dinner.  I brought half of it home for today’s lunch.


How did 2019 begin for you?  Special events?  Movies?  Reading?  Happy New Year to all.


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