Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers, stepmothers, and mother figures! Over the years, I’ve been blessed with a mother I love dearly and consider one of my best friends, two stepmothers whom I treasure, and a child who has been the joy of my life. Though I can’t be with any of them today, they are very much in my heart. To the rest of you, whether you have raised a child of your own or mothered someone else’s child (of any age), thank you. And if you have lost or given up a child, much love and many hugs to you also; I know this day can be hard.
I’m scrambing to finish a job, so it will be midweek before I can catch up with you all, but thank you for stopping by!
- Sunday Post – 5/02/2021
- Death Below Stairs, by Jennifer Ashley – review
- Top Ten Tuesday: My Ten Most Recent Reads
- News & Notes – 5/08/2021
- Sunday Post – 5/09/2021 – this post
- The Unforgiven, by Heather Graham – review
- News & Notes – 5/15/2021 – tentative
- Sunday Post – 5/16/2021 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished The Awakening by Nora Roberts, and From Spare Oom to War Drobe: Travels in Narnia with My Nine-Year-Old Self by Katherine Langrish. I reread Romancing the Duke (Tessa Dare), which is one of this month’s COYER Book Club books. (The other is A Court of Thorns and Roses, which I haven’t read before; I hope to read it in the next few weeks.) And I rounded out the week by finishing up Undercover Duke (Sabrina Jeffries), an ARC I had set aside over a month ago. Currently, I’m reading Jolene by Mercedes Lackey.
Listening to: The Bookshop on the Corner (Jenny Colgan.) Also a couple of podcasts: Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me; Twenty Thousand Hertz; The SheepSpot Podcast; and Fated Mates.
Watching: A few more episodes of Undiscovered Vistas, this time on the Bahamas, the Niagara Escarpment, and Lake Superior.
Added to the Hoard
For Review or Consideration
Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)
Kindle: A Rogue of One’s Own; Something New; Return to Virgin River; Band of Sisters; Above the Bay of Angels; The Hollow; The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water; The Nursing Home Murder; Binti: The Complete Trilogy; Murder at Beechwood; Sullivan’s Woman; The Right Sort of Man; A Pocket Full of Rye. (Click title for Goodreads page.)