Hello book friends! As I mentioned a couple of times, I'm going to try to stop by here at least once a week and share a bit about my reading, my book groups, my volunteering, my walking, and whatever else I can think up to talk about.
I've finished three books so far in 2022 and I'm happy about my reading pace. I enjoyed all of them.
The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell
Last Girl Ghosted by Lisa Unger
The Sorority Murder by Allison Brennan
I think I might have read a book by Lisa Jewell before, but I can't quite remember. Lisa Unger is a great favorite of mine and I've loved her books set in upstate New York in a town called The Hollows. That location plays a bit of a part in Last Girl Ghosted, but it's not one that is exclusively set there. I've known of Allison Brennan for many years, but have not read any of her books. I liked this and will probably check out more of her books. I do think I saw Allison at a book conference a number of years ago.
Historical Fiction Book Group:The Alice Network by Kate Quinn. I read that one about three years ago and discussed it with the mystery group I was part of in Austin. A good choice and a couple of the others had read it as well and were enthusiastic about it. Kate Quinn's newest book, The Rose Code, was also mentioned as a good one. I checked out The Alice Network and plan to at least skim it again to refresh my memory. We'll know the Mar-Jun books at the next meeting. I think I can handle 4 groups. Ha!
I went to Austin early last week for my annual dermatologist appointment and was happy to see that she didn't find too many little spots to 'freeze' with her liquid nitrogen. Yay! I always want to keep up with those exams as I've had some little skin cancers in the past that had to be taken off. Best to be proactive with those screenings. Let's see - I also got a haircut on Thursday and helped out at the 'Friends of the Library' bookstore on Wednesday. We had trees trimmed in our yard and it's looking so much better. Maybe some grass can actually grow in the back yard. It was so full of shade that not much sunlight reached the ground. Still waiting on the inside renovations, but the outside is shaping up nicely.
I think that's about all I have to share this week. No pictures from my walks. It's been quite cool and my hands are wearing gloves and stuffed in my pockets. Spring will arrive in a few weeks though and I look forward to wildflowers. Take care everyone and see you next week!!