Book Date

Happy Memorial Day!

We attended an event at our local Children’s Museum (open just for Autistic families).

The kids were astronauts, doctors, pirates and builders-they had a great time!


Miss ME and I attended a Reptile birthday party, we both touched snakes, iguanas and geckos.


Yesterday was a family party and today is a lazy day.

Now for my recent reads.

I have taken a break from listening to Spoonbenders.

I have learned my lesson, I really can’t listen to books longer than 10 or 11 hours.

Although the narrator is fabulous and the story is interesting, I am getting tired of listening to it.

Time for a break.

I listened to The Secret Book and Scone Society by Ellery Adams.

Miracle Springs, North Carolina, is a place of healing. Strangers flock here hoping the natural hot springs, five-star cuisine, and renowned spa can cure their ills. If none of that works, they often find their way to Miracle Books, where, over a fresh-baked “comfort” scone from the Gingerbread House bakery, they exchange their stories with owner Nora Pennington in return for a carefully chosen book. That’s Nora’s special talent—prescribing the perfect novel to ease a person’s deepest pain and lighten their heaviest burden.

When a visiting businessman reaches out to Nora for guidance, she knows exactly which novels will help. But before he can keep their appointment at Miracle Books, he’s found dead on the train tracks.

Stunned, Nora forms the Secret, Book, and Scone Society, a group of damaged souls yearning to gain trust and earn redemption by helping others. To join the society, members must divulge their darkest secret—the terrible truth that brought each of them to Miracle Springs in the first place.

Determined to uncover the truth behind the businessman’s demise, the women meet in Nora’s cramped and cozy bookstore to share stories and trade support. And as they untangle a web of corruption, they also discover their own courage, purpose, and a sisterhood that will carry them through every challenge—proving it’s never too late to turn the page and start over . . .

~Good Reads

It was cute, another light, cozy mystery read listen.


I am currently listening to Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz narrated by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.

~Good Reads

This had great reviews on Audible so I’m giving it a try and so far it has been a good choice.

I am almost done with Motherhood is Murder.

I had to take a break as I am finding the main character rather annoying…she seems to be lacking common sense.

I also joined Net Galley and have started my first book, Where Hope Begins by Catherine West.

In the aftermath of her husband’s act of adultery and abandonment, Savannah must finally face the ghosts that haunt her and discover for herself whether authentic faith, grace, and ultimate healing really do exist.

When her husband of twenty-one years leaves her, Savannah Barrington believes she’s lost almost everything she’s ever loved. With her daughter in college and her son in boarding school, Savannah retreats to her parents’ lake house in the Berkshires, where hope and healing come in the form of an old woman’s wisdom, a little girl’s laughter, a touch of magic, and a handsome man who’s willing to risk his own heart to prove she’s still worth loving.

But when her husband asks to reconcile, Savannah is faced with the hardest challenge of all: Forgiving the unforgivable. Somehow she must find freedom from the chains of their past and move forward, or face an unknown future without him.

~Good Reads

I have just started this and am hoping to find some good reads this way.

Thats it on the book front!

Have a good week!

Joining others at Book Date


The Caffeinated Reviewer

10 thoughts on “Book Date

  1. Northwoman says:

    Oh I also listened to the Secret Book and Scone Society after I saw it as an Audible daily deal I got it at the library. Very clever, not totally realistic. I think as the characters are further developed I will come to enjoy it more. Is that knitting or crocheting or both in all the photos? I can do both but tend to mostly knit. Anne – Books of My Heart


  2. Greg says:

    Ooh a lizard party! Looks fun. 🙂 I’m a big fan of Ellery Adams’ cozies, I’ve been reading her Books by the Bay and Storyton series.


  3. Rachel says:

    What do you think of NetGalley so far? I’m hesitant about checking it out since it seems a bit overwhelming ha! I just read Where Hope Begins and loved it – hope you have the same experience!


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