October 31 ~

Hello Peoples! It’s a beautiful day outside. A little chilly, but the sun is shining and there isn’t any wind! Yes, there is usually wind here. 😉 It’s a great day for creamy tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich. Mmm. I’m enjoying Assam hot tea as I enter this in the computer.

Seasonal Movies we’ve watched ~

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

This is one fun movie! If you haven’t seen it, I recommend it. I don’t want to create any spoilers, but the chase in the castle is the best part of the film!

It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown (1966)

I watch this every year! What fun!

Currently Reading ~

Secrets of the Nile by Tasha Alexander

A Lady Emily Mystery

Your Favorites At The Cottage ~

October 27, 2022 ~ The Crime That Binds, A Bookmobile Cat Mystery

October 8, 2022 ~ Friday

October 20, 2022 ~ Vacation

Stay safe tonight.

Much Love ~


I think tonight we will watch Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)


The Crime That Binds by Laurie Cass

A Bookmobile Cat Mystery

Minnie, Rafe, Eddie, Kristen and Scruffy are back in another Bookmobile Cat Mystery! YAY! In this mystery, a bank is robbed, and a security guard is killed. One of Minnie’s bookmobile patrons is the primary suspect of the crime and disappears. When another body is discovered dead, the residents of Chilson are quick to lay blame at the same suspect as the bank robbery. How rude!

Minnie will have none of that nonsense. And, off she goes to discover the identity of that nefarious person or persons unknown.

I like this series. I always wait eagerly for the next book in the Bookmobile Cat series. It’s fun, charming, funny and full of great characters. And! I love the way Minnie thinks. Her thoughts are peppered throughout the book, and they are quite entertaining. Minnie talks to her cat Eddie frequently. Oh yes! He knows everything that happens in her life, her thoughts on it and what she is going to do about it. The mystery is good. Highly recommend! Very entertaining! Oh yes! Did I mention a stolen piece of art?

Happy Reading!

Vacation ~

Hello Peoples! Rick and I have been on a vacation! YAY! It was great. We went to Ely, Minnesota to visit the International Wolf Center. We saw two wolves in the wild on the snowy, icy road to Ely. I was so surprised to see two in the wild. The state trooper who stopped Rick for speeding, 🚔 *hehe* said, she has seen a few wolves in the wild on the job. She patrols an area in the deep woods of Minnesota.

She didn’t give Rick a ticket, she gave him a warning. 😉

In snowed on the road to Ely and there was ice. It was a great trip. The center has five wolves. Three are white. The people who work at the center are wonderful. They can answer all of your questions. The wolves are well cared for. It’s really a great experience. I couldn’t get the website to connect to my blog, however, if you search International Wolf Center, Ely, Minnesota you won’t have any problems finding what you want. It’s wolf.org

And! Oh my word! We tried bumbleberry pie! Have you ever tried it??? It’s great. In fact, we bought a pie and brought it home with us.

We had a great time. We watched a tugboat bring in a ship on Lake Superior. We ate so much good food. We ate this decadent, dark chocolate, flourless cake. It was divine. I savored every bite. It was so cold, I drank so much hot tea and hot chocolate!

Everyone we met talked to us like they had known us all their lives.

We stopped at a few used bookstores. I bought several books.

We saw two bald eagles on the trip and a large flock of geese flying south.

I will quit rambling for now.

Much love ~


Did I mention we had a great time???????

The Classics Club ~ The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas

I read The Robe several years ago and I loved it! Now that I have read it a second time, my opinion has not changed.

Marcellus, a Roman soldier is at the crucifixion of Jesus. When the soldiers gamble for the robe, Marcellus wins. As a result of his winning the robe, he begins a journey, along with his slave Demetrius. A journey to discover everything about the mysterious man who owned and wore the robe. Demetrius and Marcellus are both main characters in the story.

There is a considerable amount of traveling in the story. The reader will visit, Rome, Athens, Jerusalem, and Galilee. In their travels, Marcellus and Demetrius meet interesting characters. One character I thought especially interesting was Benjamin. He was a weaver, living in Athens. He had interesting conversations with Demetrius and Marcellus. Diana was deeply in love with Marcellus and I enjoyed becoming acquainted with her. She had some courage!

Many of the New Testament experiences are mentioned in this book. That’s fine. I was ok with that; however, I didn’t care for the explanation of the feeding of the 5000.

I had a clear picture of the persecution of the early church without it being graphic.

And! This book clearly gives the reader something to think about. I highly recommend it!

Happy Reading!


Top Five Tuesday! Top Five Ways To Catch A Bookworm ~

Hello Peoples! I am way behind on my Top Five Tuesdays and today is Thursday, so I’m not keeping up at all! 🙄 Sad but true. I think this Top Five Tuesday is cute, so I thought I would go for it, even on a Thursday! 😁

Top Five Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan Reads. You will find the link to her blog below. It was created by Sonic Book Worm. 🧐



Hang Out In Used Bookstores ~

That’s right. If you would like a conversation with this bookworm, you will need to enter used bookstores, gaze around said bookstore and look for the person digging around searching for gems, classic gems, that are interesting reads. Or! Meander over to the mystery/suspense section. 🧐

Search Out Readers In Cafes, Coffee Shops and Bakeries ~

Stand in line and look for the person holding a book and purchasing a drink, then purchase yourself a drink. While in line ask the bookworm what they are reading. The reader will answer the question and show you said book.

Libraries ~

Libraries are always a sure thing. Don’t be shy. Start a conversation with the bookworm.

Book Clubs ~

Join a book club/ book discussion group. Read the book the group is discussing and join the discussion.

Purchase A Book Or A Gift Card For A Bookstore, Give To Bookworm ~

Oh yes, a sure way to win the heart of a bookworm.

Much Love ~


Friday ~

Hello Peoples! It is chilly here. It was a two-sweater day. It’s freezing during the night. The leaves are changing color though and the air is brisk and refreshing.

I went to the public library and found a Phryne Fisher mystery. I haven’t watched a Miss Fisher Mystery in a long time. She is a piece of work.

Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears (2020)

Essie Davis Nathan Page Izabella Yena Rupert Penry-Jones

Jacqueline MacKenzie Kal Naga Daniel Lapaine

The Crypt of Tears is good. Rick and I solved it. Phryne travels to Jerusalen to free a young girl from prison. At the same time, she gets caught up in an old mystery involving ancient curses and emeralds. This mystery is creepier than her mysteries I have seen in the past.

Currently Reading ~

The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas

Now it’s time for a favorite Charlie Chan quote. I know you have been waiting with bated breath for the next Chan quote. Here it is at last! Many of you know, I watch Charlie Chan movies. He has quips, quotes and sayings that can be interesting. I’ve been sharing a few of these quotes on my blog.

Charlie Chan In Paris (1935)

Oland Warner Keye Luke

“Cannot see contents of nut until shell is cracked.” ~Charlie Chan

Have a great weekend!

Much love ~


Grins & Giggles ~

Hello Peoples! So, Rick and I were playing Scrabble. One of us put the word frog on the scrabble board. I think it was me, but I don’t really remember. Once the word frog was on the board, this song started going through my head. I don’t know where I heard it. I didn’t know who sang the song either, however, here it is for your enjoyment! 😁

Much love ~