This Week – Chillin’

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IMG_3403 IMG_3441  I took the first picture on Monday when I walked the half a mile to Gage’s bus stop in 50 degree weather. The second I took this morning.  A tale of two Februaries in one week.

Highlights of the Week  Thankfully this has been a much-needed mellow week.  Three mornings at the library sorting books (my happy place),  errands, bills, signing up Gage for summer camp, making appointments, sorting the house because Madame Chic told me too.  I’ll review the book on Monday but it was a perfect read for me this quiet week.

Finished This Week Home Truths (review) At Home with Madame Chic: Becoming a Connoisseur of Daily Life

Currently Reading Hope and Other Superpowers: A Life-Affi… Morning Meditations: Awaken Your Power … Starry Night

Currently Listening The Water Dancer Seventh Heaven

Library Book Sale Finds  IMG_E3440

Currently Puzzling  IMG_E3442 A Christmas gift.

On the Small Screen  The Stranger Poster I have read all of Harlan Coben’s books and I think this is the third Netflix adaptation and definitely my favorite so far.  Jason and I finished the last episode last night.

Outrage of the Week  Feel free to weigh in on Newton’s demise here.

Mary Higgins Clark  I loved Mary Higgins Clark books when I was in high school.  I read a few more over the years, but not many.  Since she recently passed and I thought I’d share this post about the time I bought Mary and her daughter a glass of wine 🙂    Do you have any good Mary Higgins Clark stories?

I’m linking up with The Sunday Salon.

17 thoughts on “This Week – Chillin’

  1. BermudaOnion says:

    Our February has been the same way. Snow flurries a week ago, then 80 degrees, and now we’re expecting snow flurries again today.

    I used to read all of Mary Higgins Clark’s books, too.

  2. Lloyd Russell says:

    I haven’t watched any of Coben’s books-to-TV. But I hope to watch The Stranger. Did you get an ARC of his latest, The Boy from the Woods? It’s really good.

    Lloyd (408) 348-4849

  3. Kay says:

    OK, your snow picture is so much better than mine. Ha! Wish I could come sort books with you at the library, Stacy. I did spend 3 days volunteering in various ways at 2 libraries. On Monday I processed new materials at a smaller library closer to my house. On Wednesday night, I led the mystery book group in discussing some of Rhys Bowen’s books. And yesterday, I processed and shelved holds, shelved new books, and did whatever else they needed me to do at the branch where I worked. All in all, definitely my happy place. We talked about Mary Higgins Clark at the mystery group. Almost all of us had read at least one of her books. She’ll be missed. We also mentioned M.C. Beaton’s passing and then someone mentioned Kirk Douglas. Can you believe that he was 103? Wow.

    • stacybuckeye says:

      Wow, Kay! They really keep you busy at the libraries! I love my current job as President of the Friends group. I run the board meetings, do the things associated with it (some extra meetings and correspondence), and then all of the fun book sorting. And all on my own schedule! I never read MC Beaton.

  4. Bryan G. Robinson says:

    Very interesting story about Mary Higgins Clark. I had to Google what Bouchercon is, though. 🙂 I’d like to say my happy place is the library too, but since I work there (at our small town library), it’s not always — but often — happy. But I do always enjoy going to visit a local state university library where I can get away and read.

    • stacybuckeye says:

      Bouchercon was so much fun. I was lucky that they had it in Cleveland that year 🙂 I worked at the reference desk at a small library for a year and it was not my happy place, lol. I’m having a much better time making my own schedule and doing what I want at a busier library. Of course, there’s no pay involved so it’s not perfect.

  5. Athira says:

    I need to get started on my daughter’s summer camp plans as well. My brain is just not cooperating, considering it is still winter outside. How can it even start summer planning! So I’m in awe of you.

    I just saw your post about Newton. Ugh – that is horrific! I don’t know if we can tolerate that kind of indifference in adult books either. I’m hoping I won’t need to read that one with my kids. 😦

  6. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz says:

    Your weather has been crazy. How do you know what to wear each day when the weather varies so much?!

    I read a different Madame Chic book some time ago, and now I want to try to find this one. At home is where it really counts, I think.

    The library was and is and will always be my happy place.

    I hope you have a lovely week.

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