Good morning!  It is that time in the week when we gather around and compare notes on our thoughts, both bookish and not so bookish.  Join Christine over at Bookishly Boisterous to see what others are chatting about.

It has been a week of errands….those tedious things that have to be done every month.  

I really want to take a trip.  It has been too long, and I’m psyched about going some place with a beach, like the coastal community up north where my youngest son lives.  The photo (below) was taken during the winter.  Now it must be a lot different.



another pebble beach


Like this….



crescent city beach



I would love to go up on the train with my granddaughter Fiona….she hasn’t visited her dad’s new place yet.


November Fiona



As for the bookish stuff, I’ve read and reviewed three books so far this week…and I’m almost finished with Wife-in-Law, by Haywood Smith.




           From the New York Times bestselling author of The Red Hat Club comes a story about two unlikely friends who would never have imagined they’d end up married to the same man

It has the author’s “inimitable southern voice,” and while there is plenty that made me laugh about the story, there were some tough times, and real tests to friendship bonds. 


No, it was not bigamy, but after her husband leaves her, the cad hooks up with her best friend.  But it has a surprising twist or two.


What are you reading this week?  What life adventures are keeping you busy?



  1. Hi Laurel, lovely pics! Especially Fiona’s she is a cutie 🙂 Can’t believe winter is finally over. This week for me… too busy! I haven’t been able to get much reading or blogging done 😦
    Enjoy your time at the beach 🙂


  2. I hope you’ll be able to take that train-trip with Fiona, Laurel-Rain! It sounds like it would be an amazing trip for both of you! Both because of the people you’d get to hang out with, and because of the place itself.
    Wife-in-law is a very interesting title for a book! I’m looking forward to your review 🙂
    Have a fantastic Friday and happy reading.


    • Thanks, Lexxie…I hope so too! Fiona is graduating in June, so we may wait until after that…so many events between now and then. Busy girl. LOL

      Wife-in-law started out great and then fizzled out, for me.


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