Welcome to my Serendipitous Musings, led by Jenn, at Books and a Beat.  Check our her prompts:


  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: What do you think is the most overrated book?


My tendency toward musing about books I want, drool over, or dream about is taking over again today, as I visit various blogs and see some of these wished for books on other stacks.

In the past year, I’ve discovered a previously unknown-to-me author, read one, then two, and finally THREE of her books…so I am eagerly awaiting Taylor Jenkins Reid’s One True Loves, coming June 7.  Yay, not long to wait!






In her twenties, Emma Blair marries her high school sweetheart, Jesse. They build a life for themselves, far away from the expectations of their parents and the people of their hometown in Massachusetts. They travel the world together, living life to the fullest and seizing every opportunity for adventure.

On their first wedding anniversary, Jesse is on a helicopter over the Pacific when it goes missing. Just like that, Jesse is gone forever.

Emma quits her job and moves home in an effort to put her life back together. Years later, now in her thirties, Emma runs into an old friend, Sam, and finds herself falling in love again. When Emma and Sam get engaged, it feels like Emma’s second chance at happiness.

That is, until Jesse is found. He’s alive, and he’s been trying all these years to come home to her. With a husband and a fiancé, Emma has to now figure out who she is and what she wants, while trying to protect the ones she loves.

Who is her one true love? What does it mean to love truly?

Emma knows she has to listen to her heart. She’s just not sure what it’s saying.


I am eager to curl up with this book….what are you musing about today?




Books & fairytales - may 16



  1. I have to admit I sometimes wonder how I ever found good books to read pre-blogging days and certainly before the internet. It is great to find an author you love and then have a back catalogue to indulge yourself in – that’s what happened to me and Louise Candlish – each of her books has been a sheer delight! I do hope the anticipation is worth the wait for this particular book.

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    1. I wonder about that, too, Cleo…actually, I guess I managed by browsing around bookstores, something we don’t have a lot of these days. But recommendations from other bloggers certainly opens up our world of possibilities.

      Thanks for stopping by….and I e-mailed you with some questions about WP posting and editing.

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