SERENDIPITOUS MUSINGS: WISHING FOR “ONE TRUE LOVES”

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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?

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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!

 

 

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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.

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

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SERENDIPITOUS MUSINGS: I CAN’T WAIT TO GET A COPY!

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Welcome to my Serendipitous Musing Mondays, and join Jenn, over at Books and a Beat, to ponder these topics:

 

  • 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: Name any 5 books from your “to be read” pile (even if it’s a “virtual” pile).

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Hmm…lots to think about.  Okay, here’s a book I am eagerly awaiting…and haven’t found a review copy anywhere.  Siracusa, by Delia Ephron.  I am a big fan of the Ephron sisters, so this one I’m drooling over.

 

 

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Synopsis:  An electrifying novel about marriage and deceit from bestselling author Delia Ephron that follows two couples on vacation in Siracusa, a town on the coast of Sicily, where the secrets they have hidden from each other are exposed and relationships are unraveled. 

New Yorkers Michael, a famous writer, and Lizzie, a journalist, travel to Italy with their friends from Maine—Finn, his wife Taylor, and their daughter Snow. “From the beginning,” says Taylor, “it was a conspiracy for Lizzie and Finn to be together.” Told Rashomon-style in alternating points of view, the characters expose and stumble upon lies and infidelities past and present.  Snow, ten years old and precociously drawn into a far more adult drama, becomes the catalyst for catastrophe as the novel explores collusion and betrayal in marriage. With her inimitable psychological astuteness, and uncanny understanding of the human heart, Ephron delivers a powerful meditation on marriage, friendship, and the meaning of travel. Set on the sun-drenched coast of the Ionian Sea, Siracusa unfolds with the pacing of a psychological thriller and delivers an unexpected final act that none can see coming.

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What do you think?  My spine is tingling already!  Now…share your own and leave me a link, please!

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A SERENDIPITOUS MOOD: MUSINGS

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Welcome to Monday!  I am feeling in a serendipitous mood today, which is why I’m posting here.  Be sure to visit Jen, at A Daily Rhythm, to see what others are musing about.

Here are some 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 fictional world would you love to live in, even if just for a day?

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Today I’m reading The Lake House, by Kate Morton, an e-ARC I received from NetGalley.

 

 

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My reading this weekend has been sporadic, but each time I return to this book, I am drawn into the story, the characters, and the settings (London, Cornwall).

This is my first adventure with Kate Morton, and while the book is long, I am savoring it.

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This past week, I made some changes in my office, the space where I blog and write.  My granddaughter helped me.  We moved the sofa bed from the wall along the side to the front wall, allowing it to unfold to a lengthier space.

Then I moved my bookshelf from the Nook (a closet space I’ve been using that way), took the empty shelf to the garage, redistributing some of the books, and adding others to my donation pile.  Now the space is my work station.

 

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To the left of the Nook is a bookshelf I moved from the opposite wall.

 

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I don’t know why I didn’t do this sooner!  But isn’t that how things happen sometimes in life…serendipitously?

What are you musing about today?

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