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Welcome to Bookish Saturdays, a little forum for bookish talk….especially when books chase away the blues.

Lately I have been acquiring downloads as if they are going out of style…or as if I am afraid that they will somehow disappear.

I have some questions for those who are in the know:

Sparky is four years old this Christmas, and still working properly…knock wood!  If I have to upgrade to a Kindle Fire or something similar, how do I migrate my books?  I know there is an account on Amazon…but does anyone know how that works?

Now, by asking this question, I hope Sparky does not feel threatened.  Do you believe that your devices are like people in your world?  Or is that just me?  LOL




Meanwhile, I am receiving a number of review books that are in print format…and enjoying them.  However, they are ARCS…and while most of them these days have the lovely covers, that ARC stamp seems a bit daunting when they are sitting next to other books on the shelves.

And then some of them I don’t want to keep…but there is a rule with Vine:  No giving away of the ARCs!

What is the alternative?  Well, tossing them into the recycling bin…but then, don’t they just end up somewhere that others could find them?  And wouldn’t it make sense to just give them to other readers?  What do you think?  Or we could build a special place where they could go, like this:


Book Retreat


Okay, when I started this post, I didn’t envision it going this way…LOL.  But since it has, I can’t wait to see what others might have to offer.

In the meantime, here’s the book I ordered from Amazon…it MIGHT be my First Book Read in 2015, hosted by Book Journey, or I might find that book at Barnes & Noble when I go there later today.




The cover makes me think of spring, new beginnings, and everything lovely in the world.  And I adore Cathy Lamb’s books.

And a teaser:

Grenadine Scotch Wild has only vague memories of the parents she last saw when she was six years old. But she’s never forgotten their final, panicked words to her, urging Grenadine to run. The mystery of their disappearance is just one more frayed strand in a life that has lately begun to unravel completely. One year into her rocky marriage to Covey, a well known investor, he’s arrested for fraud and embezzlement. And Grenadine, now a successful collage artist and painter, is facing jail time despite her innocence.


And I can’t wait to see what I might find at Barnes & Noble.  And that means I need to hustle and get ready to go!





  1. I like the look of your blog! Good luck with transferring your books. I think you would need to set up addresses in your new device, but I’m not sure. (I have the Kindle app on my iPad.) It could be tricky. I like the idea of the ARC retreat. I do not pass ARCs along. The few I’ve had, I recycled.


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