Good morning!  It’s Friday, and I was looking forward to my usual morning routines:  coffee, blog visiting, and reading.

But the day started off terribly, with the coffee pot going into a kind of psycho mode, making loud noises…and not delivering anything.

I checked…yes, there was water.  Hmm.  So out came the Coffee Pot trouble-shooting guide.  I tried several things…and then ended up having to start over, with new water, a cool and dry pot, and a fresh filter with the grounds.  Finally!  A pot delivered.

By then, however, I was stressed…and frustrated.  And not at all happy with how my morning was unfolding.

So…these events are responsible for what happened next.  I visited blogs, read e-mails, and downloaded two new e-books I hadn’t planned on buying just yet.

I Am Watching You (e-book), by Teresa Driscoll, which was listed in an e-mail about popular 2017 books:

What would it take to make you intervene?

When Ella Longfield overhears two attractive young men flirting with teenage girls on a train, she thinks nothing of it—until she realises they are fresh out of prison and her maternal instinct is put on high alert. But just as she’s decided to call for help, something stops her. The next day, she wakes up to the news that one of the girls—beautiful, green-eyed Anna Ballard—has disappeared….


On a blog I visited this morning (Literary Feline), I found this one, and couldn’t resist:

These Violent Delights (e-book), by Victoria Namkung

Set in modern-day Los Angeles, These Violent Delights is a literary exploration of the unyielding pressures and vulnerabilities that so many women and girls experience, and analyzes the ways in which our institutions and families fail to protect or defend us. A suspenseful and nuanced story told from multiple points of view, the novel examines themes of sexuality, trauma, revenge, and the American myth of liberty and justice for all.


Just when I was congratulating myself on how my “purchased books” list this month was showing my ability to resist new books…well, now I have purchased EIGHT books during the month.  Of course I bought twelve in November…so I could still end the month on a good note.


But I can’t resist books that speak to me.  What about you?  Are you eager to grab books that resonate with you?