It’s Monday!  Time to chase away the blues and ponder some thoughts presented over at A Daily Rhythm.

Here are Jen’s prompts:

  • 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 have a “kindred” reading buddy — someone who very closely shares your taste in books? If not, do you wish you did?


I am currently reading an ARC from NetGalley, written by an author I only recently discovered.  Deb Caletti’s newest book is The Secrets She Keeps, and I am immersed in the story.  It will be released on July 7.




“You don’t grow up on a divorce ranch and not learn to take a vow seriously.”

When Callie McBride finds a woman’s phone number written on a scrap of paper her husband has thrown away, she thinks that her marriage is over. Callie flees to Nevada and her Aunt Nash’s Tamarosa Ranch, where she’s shocked to see that the place of so many happy childhood memories is in disrepair. Worse, Aunt Nash is acting bizarrely—hoarding stacks of old photographs, burying a book in the yard, and railing against Kit Covey, a handsome government park ranger who piques Callie’s interest.

But Aunt Nash may prove to be saner than she seems once Callie pulls back the curtain on Tamarosa’s heyday—the 1940s and ’50s, when high-society and Hollywood women ventured to the ranch for quickie divorces and found a unique sisterhood—and uncovers a secret promise Nash made to her true love. Callie will come to see is that no life is ever ordinary. No story of love is, either.


I am very intrigued by the story, and the characters are proving to be quirky and fascinating.


As for the random question:  I WISH I had a “kindred” reading buddy, but I don’t.  Sadly.  The closest I come to that state of sheer Nirvana, however, would be the various blogs I visit, where I can often discover something that is perfect for me.  What more can one want?

What about the rest of you?



  1. I’m with you on finding recommendations from on-line sources. It seems my TBR pile grows the more I visit various book blogs. This is not a bad thing, mind you. Except when I put a couple of things on reserve at the library and they all come in at once! 🙂


    • You are fortunate to have your sister….and I am eager to finish reading this book, which is interesting and different from the other two books I’ve read by this author. Thanks for stopping by, Tina.


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