WWW ~ December 6th

As the cold wind blows and the snow falls and the temperature continues to drop, I’m staying warm by the cozy fire, savoring hot tea and enjoying a good book. And! It’s time for WWW. This meme is hosted by Sam at Taking On A World of Words.  🙂 

The Three W’s Are ~

1.) What have you finished reading?

2.) What are you currently reading?

3.) What will you read next?


What have you finished reading?


The Secret of Haverly House by Carolyn Bauman. 

This is a good, classic Gothic read!

What are you currently reading?


Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher is the coming of age story about Judith Dunbar. Judith is fourteen (14) years old when the story begins. She is sent to a boarding school in England while her parents and younger sister travel to Singapore. At the school she becomes friends with Loveday Carey-Lewis and Judith is swept into the world of the wealthy. Loveday’s family and friends are interesting. Athena, Loveday’s sister actually surprised me. There was more to her than what meets the eye.

I am sorry to say, Judith faces World War II in England and her parents and sister are in Singapore.

I have been so involved with this story. I cry when Judith cries, laugh when she laughs and hurts when she hurts. It’s just that type of story. And. Judith takes care of those she loves, whether family or friend!

I haven’t finished the book yet, but I’m getting there. It’s a big read! 🙂

What will you read next?

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Crooked House by Agatha Christie and Seeking the Star by Traci Borum.

Both of these books are rereads for me. Crooked House is one of the few mysteries by Agatha Christie I solved the first time I read it.

Seeking the Star is a Christmas story I enjoy. It’s one of the books in the Chilton Crosse Series by Traci Borum.



Top Ten Tuesday!

Hello everyone! I hope you had a great weekend and you are enjoying the beginning of your week. We had a blizzard here late yesterday! At least it looked like a blizzard to me. The wind was blowing, the snowing was falling. The interstate was closed! Brrr. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, we are sharing the Top Ten Bookish Settings I’d love to visit! Fun! TTT is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish!  This TTT isn’t in any particular order.  🙂

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Mitford by Jan Karon. I would love to visit Mitford! I’d visit the characters and the businesses and go for long walks. And, YES, I would take Barnabas with me! Cynthia and I would enjoy tea together and we’d sit for hours and visit and read all her Violet books!

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Who wouldn’t love to visit Prince Edward Island???

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. Narnia is always a favorite. I would love to visit Narnia!


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Wildfire at Midnight by Mary Stewart. The Scottish Hebrides!!! Untamed wild peaks, rugged, raw land and the ocean! I’m lovin’ it!  🙂

This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart. Corfu! I’m already boarding a plane!!! haha! The sun, the beach, the ocean!

The Cottage by Michael Phillips. My my my. The Shetland Islands ~ rugged coasts, blue ocean. Oh yes!  🙂

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The Road to Paradise by Karen Barnett. Mount Rainier National Park! Snow topped mountains, forests, wildlife, camping! My poor camera would be exhausted. haha.

Clammed Up by Barbara Ross. I’ve always wanted to visit the coast of Maine. I’m thinking it’s amazing.  🙂

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Hiking Through by Paul V. Stutzman is a true story of a man who hiked the entire Appalachian Trail. I would love to hike the Appalachian Trail!!! Can you imagine??? It would be an unforgettable experience.

I would love to visit (Sweetbriar Cottage by Denise Hunter) Noah’s horse ranch in the Blue Ridge Mountains!

Have a great day and stay warm! Enjoy!


Hello everybody! As many of you know, in honor of National Letter Writing Day, I’m hosting a giveaway! I’m reading several different dates on the internet for National Letter Writing Day??? Who knew??? Anyway, we’ll just say, National Letter Writing Day is the first week in December!!! How about that??? *ahem* Well, I’m giving away a box of sixteen (16) notecards. There are four (4) different dittys, one ditty on each notecard. You need to be a follower on my blog and you need to leave a comment below, telling me you want to be included in the drawing for the notecards. On the morning of December 8th, Rick, my good looking hubby, will draw one winner from the millions entered, (haha) and I will announce the winner on my blog.


~My Awesome Photography~

The Dittys ~

~she needed a hero so she became one

~brave and beautiful

~there is always lipstick

~think pretty thoughts

As a result of the high cost of postage, this giveaway is for those living in the United States only.

Much Love ~


Classic Movie Friday!

 Rope (1948)

James Stewart ~  John Dall

Farley Granger ~ Joan Chandler

Douglas Dick ~  Edith Evanson

Cedric Hardwicke

This is a Hitchcock film!


Two men Brandon and Phillip (John Dall and Farley Granger) strangle their fellow classmate, David (Dick Hogan) believing him to be inferior. They hide the body and have a dinner party in the apartment where the body is hidden.

It isn’t to long before the guests at the dinner party realize David is missing. David’s parents are at the dinner party, not realizing their son’s body is hidden in the room. The guests express concern and start making phone calls trying to locate the missing man. Is morbid the correct word??? Creepy??? Macabre???

I really don’t know what to say about this film. Have you seen it? I’d like to hear your thoughts. Fell free to leave comments.

The process was interesting. As Rupert Cadell (James Stewart) listens to conversations and observes Brandon and Phillip he doesn’t like what he’s discovering.

  I like James Stewart, he’s a good actor and I thought this was one of his better roles.


Throwback Thursday!

It’s that time again! Another week has gone by and it’s time for ~

Throwback Thursday

This meme was created to share old favorites and/or books published over a year ago. Throwback Thursday is hosted by Renee of Its Book Talk. 🙂


Claudia is stranded in Wisconsin during a cold winter storm. She came to this town on the shore of Lake Superior to find the owner of a pocket watch. Mmmm. But! There’s a  killer on the loose and romance in the air.

This is an entertaining read and highly enjoyable. And! quirky, lovable characters. I gave it 5***** stars on goodreads when I read it.  🙂

Happy Reading!


November Rereads ~

Hello! As many of you remember, I have been rereading favorite books this year (2017) and I’ve been enjoying it immensely.

Have you read any or all of the three books I’ve reread in November??? Let me know and Happy Reading!!!

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“it is not necessary that he should be killed on the Orient Express. There are other places.” ~Murder on the Orient Express, Agatha Christie

“The voice came nearer and nearer; in the vast immensity of these lonely cliffs, with the loud murmur of the sea below, it was impossible to say how near, or how far, nor yet from which direction came that cheerful singer . . . ” ~The Scarlet Pimpernel, Baroness Emmuska Orczy

“Twice I have with my own ears heard the sound which resembled the distant baying of a hound. It is incredible, impossible, that it should really be outside the ordinary laws of nature. A spectral hound which leaves material footmarks and fills the air with its howling is surely not to be thought of.” ~The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Top Ten Tuesday!

Hello! This week Top Ten Tuesday is the Top Ten Books on my winter TBR pile! That’s right pile! 🙂  I read what I’m in the mood for, or, I have been known to read something that suddenly caught my eye ~ the book that captures my attention might not be a book on my TBR pile. And for that reason, a winter list is very subject to change. 🙂

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Loving Luther by Allison Pittman

The Legacy by Michael Phillips

Vanishing Point by Lisa Harris

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A Lesson In Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear

The Winter People by Phyllis A. Whitney

Blown Together by Janet W. Ferguson

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How to Find Love in a Book Shop by Veronica Henry

Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher

A Voice in the Wilderness by Grace Livingston Hill


Peaches and Scream by Susan Furlong ~ Since I joined the Cozy Mystery Challenge again, I decided to list the first cozy mystery I plan to read in January.  🙂

Happy Reading!