July 4th


Happy Independence Day 

Five years ago I was in Maine to help our daughter plan her wedding. One morning I walked to the beach and passed by this building. I think there’s at least one story here, don’t you? It’s one of my favorite photos of Americana.

Sunday Post

Book arrivals:

Elizabeth the 1st wife death by chocolate

  • Elizabeth the First Wife by Lian Dolan
  • Death by Chocolate by Sally Berneathy

Last Week on Bookfan:

Books I read last week:

  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  • Just Over the Mountain by Robyn Carr


Bonnie at Redlady’s Reading Room has a giveaway of Me Before You. If you haven’t read it head over and enter – I loved this book!

Happy Easter! 


Our granddaughter Grace with her Peter Rabbit book


Sunday Summary – Feb. 14


Another week, another foot of snow. Since most of the country experienced snow over the past seven days I won’t show a photo of my area. It does look especially beautiful in places that don’t usually get snow: here, here, and here.
Hubby and I saw the movie Valentine’s Dayyesterday. The cast is a Who’s Who list of Hollywood stars with a few generations represented. We thought it was mildly funny. I’d give it a B-.
Valentine's Day Poster
Waiting On Wednesday pick: Mrs. Somebody Somebody by Tracy Winn
Book reviews (click the cover):
Brava, Valentine Countess of Scandal Deep in the Valley
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Congratulations to the
Winner of Countess of Scandal

Happy Thanksgiving


We’re feeding a crowd at our house today –
I’m so thankful to have each one of them in my life.
I’m also thankful for all the people who visit my blog.
Thank you for the great book suggestions
and for your friendship.
Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Birthday, Jane Austen



The folks over atJane Austen Today are celebrating Jane’s birthday with a wonderful gift: an audio-book of one of her novels (unabridged, of course). All you have to do is leave a comment on their post stating why you enjoy reading or viewing Jane Austen by December 31st, and you will be eligible for a drawing for one of the audios. An irresistible opportunity. Good luck!

Happy Thanksgiving

Sorry, but this photo made me laugh and I decided to take the post in a totally different direction…

Have a great day, don’t eat too much turkey and pumpkin pie, and then take your pets for a stroll.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my blog friends!