Good morning!  It has been a while since I participated in My Bookish and Not So Bookish Thoughts.  For those who want to give this a whirl, head on over to Bookishly Boisterous.

The past three weeks have been mostly “not so bookish,” in that my reading has been minimal….but I’m enjoying a long-term visit from my eldest son and his wife of two years, whom I’ve been calling “The Berliners,” since that was where they were last living.  It had been eight years since he last visited, and at that time, he had been living in Prague.  This time, they will stay here for a while, head up the coast to visit other relatives, and then return here before going back to Europe in late September.  They will then return to Prague.  He is a photographer/writer.

Yesterday we had lunch in a neighboring village that is known for its Old Town vibe.  Below, Craig and Gabi are in the Old Town Hotel, where we enjoyed the ambience.


Craig & Gabi -Old Town Hotel


Here is another glimpse of the surroundings….



Dining room - Old Town Hotel - July 22


And then we headed to another part of the Old Town center, where we enjoyed The Old Town Saloon, with its western feel.



Old Town Saloon - 722


Yes, a little tacky, perhaps, but it’s fun to step outside one’s comfort zone.

A couple of weeks ago, we visited the mountains an hour from here…Shaver Lake is a favorite place to enjoy the cooler weather.



Shaver Lake - 1 - July 10


I have been doing a little reading, and right now, I am as immersed as I can be, when reading sporadically, in The Murderer’s Daughter, by Jonathan Kellerman:  from NetGalley.





I am loving this stand-alone novel that is not part of the Alex Delaware series, although his name does appear a few times, as he is connected to the MC, Dr. Grace Blades.  A clinical psychologist, she treats clients with PTSD, and she certainly relates, as she has her own issues.

When her past collides with her present, she will be running for her life.


What have you been up to lately?  What does your bookish/not so bookish world look like?



  1. That’s so great to have your son and his wife visiting!! I’m glad you’re enjoying your time with them. 🙂

    I have The Murderer’s Daughter to read – I have never read anything by that author. I’m glad to know you’re enjoying it. You know I’m loving suspense these days!!


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