Happy Easter, Sunday Saloners, and welcome to another day of chatting about bookish things.

It’s very dark here still, as I’m up quite early.  Usually I post this on Saturday night, but for some reason, I fell into bed, read awhile, and then slept.

Are you ready with your coffee or favorite beverage?  Yes?  Okay, then, let’s talk.

This past week was spring break for the kiddies, so I spent some time with two of the grandkids.  We had some fun, although mostly Noah played with video games and Fiona did some drawing.  She loves art.  We watched some movies.

Fiona also offered her point of view as I rearranged furniture in my dining room.  Yes, I was tired of how cramped it felt and got the bright idea that if I moved the taller country cupboard into the corner, and brought another one over near the area closer to the kitchen…well, I did it.  And I like it a lot.

Of course I had to take the books and knick-knacks out of the cupboards, a somewhat tedious process….

Here’s the finished view from the kitchen.

I shared this one and a couple others in Saturday Snapshot yesterday.

The rest of the week I spent reading…and also did a bit of blogging.

Midweek found me writing Hump Day Potpourri:  Mugs, Memories, & Bookish Thoughts; and on that same day, I posted my review of Whole Latte Life, by Joanne DeMaio.  I read it in February, but it is on blog tour this month.

More Books-Click Titles/Covers for Reviews:

1.  The Secret Garden (e-book), by Frances Hodgson Burnett

2.  Matrimony, by Joshua Henkin

3.  Arranged, by Catherine McKenzie

I’m still reading the fourth book I selected for the week.  I might finish it today, depending on what else is going on.

American Pastoral, by Philip Roth (it won the Pulitzer Prize!), is a very meaty story of the head of an American family and the “daughter who transports him out of the longed-for American pastoral and into everything that is its antithesis….

This is not a quick, light read…but I’m enjoying it.


So that’s my week in a nutshell…what was yours like?  I hope you’ll come on by and share….


22 thoughts on “TSS: HAPPY EASTER! — APRIL 8

    1. Thanks, Harvee….I went to the Amazon page and bookmarked Between You and Me! I really must order it, but I’m thinking that if I wait for a week or two, it won’t be an “impulse” buy. lol

      Glad you could stop by, and thanks for your kind comments.


  1. swright9

    Ohhh the “Secret Garden” — that is a magical story! & great to pass on to the grandkids. Perfect for a spring read … have a Happy Easter


  2. I always like how you have a variety of books that you’re reading, from the light to the not-so-light such as the Roth book and a mixture of old and new. I try to do that as well, at least in regards to old and new. I won’t lie, though. I’m pretty much stuck in one genre: crime fiction.


    1. Thanks for visiting, Alyce…and yes, my day has been about reading and movie watching.

      I also did some laundry…lol

      It’s been a better reading week than I’d anticipated; with spring break, you never know!


  3. I love the Coke themed table! I’ve seen The Secret Garden on several blogs, Facebook and Twitter feeds this week…I’ll take it as a sign 🙂

    Happy Sunday!


    1. I found The Secret Garden as a free download and needed to read a classic to finish out my eclectic reading challenge. What a treat it was! I’m sorry I missed it as a kid, but I enjoyed it now.

      Thanks for stopping by, Ivana, and I’m glad you like the Coca Cola theme. I sort of happened upon the table and then decided to keep collecting more until I now have a room full of it!

      What you can’t see in the photo is that over by the windows, I have a Coca Cola pub table and stools.


  4. Sorry I didn’t get a chance to drop by yesterday! I still need to read The Secret Garden, not sure when I’ll get to it though. You definitely got a lot of reading done this week. I’m so glad you got to spend time with your grandkids this week!

    I hope you have a great week!


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