Sunday, December 8, 2019


Congratulations Suzi, also known as Smartcat.  Your name came out of the hat first. I have emailed you to get your address and hope you enjoy the book as much as I did.  I want to thank all who entered and only wish I had books for you all. 
I will not be posting this Monday but will next Monday, the 16th. Just a quick break. Regardless, I will be by to visit your blogs. Have a great week.
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Monday, December 2, 2019


Years ago my sister gave me a Kindle and it changed my reading habits FOREVER.  I am addicted to the form.  You can set the font to a readable size, it is light weight, props up on a pillow quite nicely and since I read in bed at night, it never loses my place when I doze off. It will even read to you if you get lazy though the voice is a bit robotic.

Thus every book I read these days is on Kindle.  When Rian, who blogs at Older but Better published a book Time After Time  ,I was quick to buy her book to support her.  However it wasn't in Kindle form at the time so I bought the paper back.  I thought I could make an exception but sadly it sat and it sat untouched for the longest time.  I just couldn't get into an actual book. I am cursed. I know you book purists are shaking your heads now.

Time After Time
Can be found on Amazon here

Anyway, she recently offered it on Kindle also and I snapped it up and read it right away. Ahhhh.

I loved the book!  It is about a recently widowed 60 ish woman who is floundering a bit. She misses her husband, her children have their own lives and she is looking for something to focus on.  Thus she experimentally moves to a coastal area in Maine that she and her husband had once enjoyed.

There she does find purpose and direction with the help of some delightful acquaintances.  There is warmth, kindness, some adorable pets and even a bit of mystery.  The mystery is spawned by an old diary and a ghost that basically only she and her pets can see. One of my favorite parts.

Every character in the book I would love to have as a friend. It is a delightful, easy read and I was sorry to see it end.

But you see, now I have that untouched paper back that needs a home.  If you are interested and would like me to send you the book, just let me know in your comment. I will put the names in a hat and will have a drawing next Sunday to see who gets the book.  Even if not for you, it would make a great stocking stuffer.

Let me know.