Welcome to another Wonderful Monday, in which we share our musings about books…and for me, it’s another celebration of Chasing Away the Blues…

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Jen offers various topics to muse about:


  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: Do you use your local library? What do you like (or dislike) most about it?


Currently, I am reading (and almost finished with) The Royal We, by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan.

I had seen this one on various lists, and was mildly curious…and then I saw it featured in one of my magazines…so I requested it on NetGalley, my newest obsession, and there it was, very quickly, available to download onto Pippa.





Okay, I thought it would be a retelling of the Will & Kate story, and there are some similarities…but it’s also quite different.  Just when you think you know what will happen next, you’ll be surprised.



Next up for me is another lovely NetGalley book:  The Guest Cottage, by Nancy Thayer.





Sensible thirty-six-year-old Sophie Anderson has always known what to do. She knows her role in life: supportive wife of a successful architect and calm, capable mother of two. But on a warm summer night, as the house grows quiet around her and her children fall asleep, she wonders what’s missing from her life. When her husband echoes that lonely question, announcing that he’s leaving her for another woman, Sophie realizes she has no idea what’s next. Impulsively renting a guest cottage on Nantucket from her friend Susie Swenson, Sophie rounds up her kids, Jonah and Lacey, and leaves Boston for a quiet family vacation, minus one.

I love my bookish visits to Nantucket.  I would so enjoy going  there IRL, but in the meantime, a bookish escape works for me.  And Nancy Thayer is one of my go-to authors.


I am sad to say that I haven’t visited the library in far too long…but I do love going…and browsing…and sitting there to read.

Soon, perhaps.  I do love how you can request books online and pick up the requested book in very short order.


What are you musing about on this lovely morning?  Here it is more like summer than spring…it will be quite warm later in the day.  Meanwhile, breakfast on the patio sounds like a plan.








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