Tuesday Teaser! #TuesdayBookBlog

Tuesday Teaser is a weekly meme.

Anyone can play along! just do the following ~

  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two or three *teaser* sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • Be careful not to include spoilers ~ make sure what you share doesn’t give to much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others.

Share the title and the author too; so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR list if they like your teasers.

Without further ado ~


“Stone and Sand,” by Sibella Giorello is the third book in the young Raleigh Harmon Series.

In the young Raleigh Harmon Mysteries, Raleigh is in high school. These are good YA mysteries! 🙂

“No birders are at the next spot. No hand-holding couples. Nothing but the dipping sun and the lighthouse that glows candle-white in the distance, a fixed position in this constantly shifting landscape.”





Tag: Goodreads Books #2


A BIG THANK-YOU to my blogging friend, Jay, at http://www.thisismytruthnow.com

He tagged everyone on his follower list for this fun book tag. Check out his blog, he’s fun, friendly and he reads cozy mysteries! 🙂











What was the last book you marked as “READ?”


This is an audio book. It was good, but the subject matter was somewhat tough to read, but not graphic.

What are you currently reading?


I love the Mitford Series! Every time I read the Mitford books, I feel like I’ve come home. I’m listening to the audio book this time. 🙂

What was the last book you marked as TBR?


I thought it sounded like a fun read.

What book do you plan to read next?


This will be the first book I’ve read by Irene Hannon. I’m looking forward to it.

Do you use the star rating system?

Yes I do, most of the time. There are a few instances when I don’t. If I don’t finish a book, I normally won’t give it stars. If it’s a book where I am undecided as to how many stars to give it, I won’t give the book stars. There could be several reasons why I am undecided. However, most of the time I give stars.

Are you doing a 2017 reading challenge?

No, not this year. I completed a reading challenge in 2015 and 2016, but this year I decided not to participate in the challenge because I’m rereading so many books and I had no idea how many I would read throughout the year.

Do you have a wish list?


What book do you plan to buy next?

2016-844 Sibella Giorello Moon 7 (1) (1)





“The Moon Stands Still,” by Sibella Giorello




Do you have any favorite quotes? Share a few.

I do have favorite quotes, but I rarely write them down. I have a few listed on my blog.

Who are your favorite authors?

Oh my. Well. Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sibella Giorello, Linda Hall, Jan Karon, C. S. Lewis, George MacDonald

Have you joined any groups”

Yes. I belong to Crusin’ Thru the Cozy Reading Challenge, Camy Tang/Camille Elliot Group, INSPY Awards Group and The Mitford Lovers Group.


All my followers and readers! 🙂 This was a fun activity. Have a great time with it! 🙂




Classic Movie Friday! ~A little early~

Life With Father (1947)

William Powell

Irene Dunne

Irene Dunne and William Powell in Life with Father:

After my recent eye surgery, I am starting to get back into the swing of things. 🙂 I’ve read a few blogs this evening. I’ve been listening to an audio book. My eye is doing good. I have a doctor appointment on Wednesday the 24th. I’m posting Classic Movie Friday a little early.

In the midst of all the crazy, Dad loves his wife dearly and is proud of his sons! That’s how I would sum up this classic movie.

Clarence Day (William Powell) is a difficult man, to say the least, but I do believe, over the years, his lovely wife Vinnie (Irene Dunne) has learned how to manage her tyrant of a husband. She certainly has an interesting way of thinking. 🙂 Everything does work out in the end.

Psssst. Come close. Closer. You’re not close enough. 🙂 Ahh. That’s better.  This is highly confidential. I don’t like Elizabeth Taylor. *GASP* In this movie she has a HIGH-pitched squeal when she cries that could put a siren on an emergency vehicle to shame! WOW! That girl could squeal! I’ve seen her in three or four movies and I didn’t care for her in any of them.

Have you seen Life with Father? ENJOY!

Hello friends! 🙂 As many of you know, I had eye surgery yesterday. And! I guess the best place to start is the beginning.

I was scheduled for surgery at 7:00 am, so it was an early morning. I was nervous but I kept humming a song and it helped considerably.

The medical staff was so nice. Two nurses talked to me and put drops in my eye, hooked me up to an IV, etc. The anesthesiologist visited with me for awhile and told me what to expect. They weren’t putting me completely to sleep because they wanted some interaction with me during the procedure. The doctor visited me. He spoke softly and patted my arm. Everyone was kind and compassionate.

They wheeled me into surgery and I don’t really remember very much. The doctor taped my head to the table because they didn’t want my head moving at all. The anesthesiologist said something to me, but I don’t know what he said. (Rick thinks that’s funny). Then I saw colored lights and I made a comment about the lights, someone said something to me and then I was in recovery with my husband and a nurse. I had a patch over my eye, which I need to wear during the night for a few days. Someone handed me cookies and bottled water. I remember eating the cookies. I was starving!

I didn’t like the anesthesia! It made me feel creepy and I needed help to walk. I was wobbly. But, the anesthesia did the job!

I remember eating breakfast in a white cloud, then we were at home and I slept until 2:00 pm.

This morning I had an appointment with my doctor and I thought he was going to do a happy dance!!! Seriously, my vision is 20/25 the day after surgery!!! Apparently, that is unusual. Everything is clear and bright, especially blue! I can watch a movie, without glasses!!! I’ll need a new prescription for my glasses, in thirty days, because my vision is AMAZING now.

I’m putting medication in my eyes four times a day and I need to see my eye doctor next week.

Thank-you so much for all your prayers and encouraging words!!!

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 ~NIV

“Among the Mad,” by Jacqueline Winspear


This is an audio book. I just finished listening to it today.

Maisie Dobbs witnesses a suicide in London. A short time later the Prime Minister receives a letter ~ certain demands are to be met or many lives will be lost. Maisie Dobb’s name is mentioned in the letter. She soon finds herself involved in a case where she must discover the identity of a dangerous man and stop him before lives are lost.

This book isn’t for the faint at heart. I wouldn’t recommend it for anyone. I thought it had some shocking “stuff” in it. However, it is a good story and Maisie does some good detective work! It had a good ending.

Happy Reading!

Classic Movie Friday!

On the Town (1949)

The Gents ~

Gene Kelly

Frank Sinatra

Jules Munshin

The Ladies ~

Betty Garrett

Ann Miller

Vera Ellen

On The Town Frank Sinatra Jules Munshin Gene Kelly:

I love this movie! It is so much fun. I laughed and sang with the performers! If you haven’t seen it, and you like a good, fun movie, you might want to try this one! 🙂

Three sailors, Gabbey (Gene Kelly), Chip (Frank Sinatra) and Ozzie (Jules Munshin), have twenty-four hours to see New York City. Not to long after they leave the ship they meet the ladies! The cab driver, Brunhilde Esterhazy (Betty Garrett) falls for Chip! The anthropologist, Claire (Ann Miller) pairs up with Ozzie and Gabbey falls in love with the dancer, Ivy Smith (Vera Ellen).

The six of them have a fun-filled night, which will be remembered forever!

Gene Kelly was such a great entertainer. He was relaxed, suave and comfortable in his own skin when he danced! My husband refers to Gene Kelly as, “the dancin’ man.” They were all great!

New York New York...The Big Apple...Manhattan and all the Hoods On The Town ~ 1949 Betty Garrett, Frank Sinatra, Ann Miller, Jules Munshin, Vera-Ellen and Gene Kelly The song 'New York, New York' debuted in the Broadway musical of the same name in 1944 and was again featured in this film........with one word being changed in the song. Instead of

Have you seen On the Town? I’d like to hear from you. 🙂