Today I’m participating in WWW Wednesdays, at Taking on a World of Words Here’s how it works:

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next, and/or what are you eagerly awaiting?


CURRENTLY READING:  Emily, Gone, by Bette Lee Crosby:



I’ve been unplugged for most of May due to illness.  Now I am eager to share the few books I read during the month:

Dreams of Falling, by Karen White

I Know Who You Are, by Alice Feeney

The Mother-in-Law, by Sally Hepworth

Those People, by Louise Candlisch

Mrs. Everything, by Jennifer Weiner



The Friends We Keep, by Jane Green:  I just downloaded this book, and I’m eager to dive into it.

Synopsis:  Evvie, Maggie, and Topher have known one another since college. Their friendship was something they swore would last forever. Now years have passed, the friends have drifted apart, and they never found the lives they wanted—the lives they dreamed of when they were young and everything seemed possible. 

Evvie starved herself to become a supermodel but derailed her career by sleeping with a married man. 

Maggie married Ben, the boy she fell in love with in college, never imagining the heartbreak his drinking would cause. 

Topher became a successful actor, but the shame of a childhood secret shut him off from real intimacy. 

By their thirtieth reunion, these old friends have lost touch with one another and with the people they dreamed of becoming. Together again, they have a second chance at happiness…until a dark secret is revealed that changes everything. 

The Friends We Keep is about how despite disappointments we’ve had or mistakes we’ve made, it’s never too late to find a place to call home.


As I settle into my “new normal,” a senior living apartment, I am realizing that moving into a new way of being and finding new connections can enhance our experiences.  This is my “spin” on the big changes in my life…and how I hope to carve out something positive.

Enjoy the week!


18 thoughts on “MY FIRST HUMP DAY IN JUNE…

  1. Susan Calderon

    I just know this morning rec’d my library holds for The Friends We Keep, The View From Alameda Island, The Accidental Beauty Queen. I am looking forward to reading all of them!
    I seem to be having a book feast so many good books to read so little time. LOL. Right now I have two books going Queen Bee by Dorothea Benton Frank its not summer until I read her latest book.This morning I picked up Necessary People by Anna Pitoniay and dived in the first 50 pages flew by I have never read this author before so far I am loving it. Also right now I have Ask again Yes so I really do have a lot of great books to read right now!
    I am glad you are liking your new place. You would be a great person to start a book club but with your book blogging and all the reading that entails you may not have time…

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  2. So glad to hear you are adjusting to your new living arrangements. Our son and daughter in law will be moving in the apartment next door to keep an eye on my husband and me in two weeks. I think you did great in your May reading considering all that went on in your life in May. May June bring you health and comfort.

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  3. I didn’t know Jennifer Weiner had a new book so I’ll definitely be looking to buy a copy of that. I’m also keen to get the new Jane Green too.
    It’s hard adjusting to changes in life but once you start to see the good in the changes then new things open up for us. I’ve definitely found this in my own life. Hope you feel properly settled in your new home very soon. x

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    1. Thanks, Hayley, I definitely resisted this move…and then events unfolded that made the choice for me. It has helped to have my family supporting the process with me.

      Enjoy the new Jane Green.


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