Sunday Post | It’s Monday! What are you reading?

Linking up with Kimberly @ Sunday Post and Kathryn @ It’s Monday! What are you reading?


ᕼᥲρρყ ᒍᥙᥒᥱ! ☀️ What have you been up to? I’ve been walking more and listening to audiobooks again. I’ve taken a few trips to the library and bookstore for inside browsing, which I haven’t done since February 2020. It was so much fun!

Do you have a Little Free Library near you? I’ve been searching for one close by because I have several ARCs I’d like to donate. I did find a LFL a few blocks away, but it only had children’s books in it. My daughter wouldn’t let me add my thrillers, lol. My search continues! 📚

What I’ve Been Reading:

OF WOMEN AND SALT by Gabriela Garcia (⭐⭐⭐)
THE INVISIBLE HUSBAND OF FRICK ISLAND by COLLEEN Oakley (⭐⭐⭐⭐)
THE LISTENING HOUSE by Mabel Seeley (⭐⭐⭐½)
RULE OF THREES by Marcy Campbell (⭐⭐⭐⭐½)
🎧 THE STARS OF WHISTLING RIDGE by Cindy Baldwin (⭐⭐⭐⭐)

What I’m Currently Reading:

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful week! — 𝓓𝓲𝓪𝓷𝓪

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Sunday Post | It’s Monday! What are you reading?

Linking up with Kimberly @ Sunday Post and Kathryn @ It’s Monday! What are you reading?


💐 Happy Mother’s Day weekend to all the moms and mother figures out there! My family has been spoiling me by letting me have a “do nothing” day today, and tomorrow I’m getting a special brunch & dinner. Love it!

Sorry I’ve been missing for a while. We had a family emergency at the beginning of April, so much of last month was a fail when it came to reading. I was so tired by the end of the day, all I wanted to do was mindlessly scroll through TikTok. 🤪 Things are much better now and getting back to normal, thankfully. I’ve been able to read some great books over the past couple of weeks.

💉🦠 Finally, in good news, I got my first COVID shot over & done this week. Yay! I can’t wait to be fully vaccinated before summer starts. ☀️

What I’ve Been Reading:

THE DROWNING KIND by Jennifer McMahon (⭐⭐⭐⭐)
THE LAST THING HE TOLD ME by Laura Dave (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)
GHOSTWIND by Rachel Ann Payne (⭐⭐⭐)
THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR by Anne Rivers Siddons (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)
Check out the many different covers of this book!?!

What I’m Currently Reading:

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful week! — 𝓓𝓲𝓪𝓷𝓪

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Sunday Post | It’s Monday! What are you reading?

Linking up with Kimberly @ Sunday Post and Kathryn @ It’s Monday! What are you reading?


Hello & happy spring, or happy fall if you’re in the southern hemisphere!

🎉 I just celebrated my 11th blog anniversary. March 17th ☘️ marked eleven years of Book of Secrets. For some reason, I vividly remember the moment I hit “publish blog” and then immediately had second thoughts about the whole thing. Suddenly, I looked down and already had my first follower, which inspired me to keep going. (I remember who it was! We still follow each other on Instagram. Sorry, I probably tell that story every year, lol.)

Speaking of blogging, WordPress made a switch this week and tried to force me to use their new-ish “block” post editor, lol. That’s a huge NOPE from me. I hate it. After spending an hour trying to recreate my very simple post style in Block (which was a fail), I googled how to change the admin page to default to the Classic editor. 😅 Whew, I was relieved to get it back. I know it’s probably just delaying the inevitable, so I’ll enjoy it while it lasts. Did I mention I hate the new Block editor? 😂

From Instagram:


✋🏻 This is the Five Finger Book Challenge! Looked fun, so I had to join in.

👍🏻 A book I give a thumbs up to: CONJURE WOMEN — Loved it!

☝🏻 A book I’d recommend: WILDFLOWER HILL — It’s been a favorite for many years.

🖕🏻 A book I really didn’t like: BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME — Nothing wrong with it per se, just not my cup of tea.

💍 A book with a character I’d marry: Mr. Rochester — Yes, Jane Eyre’s Mr. Rochester. Sorry. 😂

🤙🏻 A book I promise to read soon: THE HOUSE IN THE CERULEAN SEA — I’ve only heard wonderful things…can’t wait to read it!

What I’ve Been Reading:

WATCH OVER ME by Nina LaCour (⭐⭐⭐⭐)
THE VALLEY AND THE FLOOD by Rebecca Mahoney (⭐⭐⭐)
THE SWEET TASTE OF MUSCADINES by Pamela Terry (⭐⭐⭐⭐½)

What I’m Currently Reading:

🚨 Bear Pond Books is hosting a virtual book launch for Jennifer McMahon via Zoom on the evening of April 6th if you’re interested! Click here for the details: https://www.bearpondbooks.com/event/jennifer-mcmahon-drowning-kind

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful week! — 𝓓𝓲𝓪𝓷𝓪

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Sunday Post | It’s Monday! What are you reading?

Linking up with Kimberly @ Sunday Post and Kathryn @ It’s Monday! What are you reading?


Hello! Unfortunately I missed the last couple of weeks — too much going on in real life for much blogging. Hope everyone is doing well! Here are a few pics of my chi-chi Ginger to make up for it. She’s ready for spring…

What I’ve Been Reading:


It’s been a tough couple of weeks for reading. More misses than hits, but the hits were very good! Click on the titles below to see my thoughts:

MOON OF THE CRUSTED SNOW (⭐⭐⭐⭐)
DISAPPEARING EARTH (⭐⭐)
THE IN-BETWEEN (⭐⭐⭐⭐)
DOWN COMES THE NIGHT (DNF)
THE SANATORIUM (⭐⭐)

What I’m Currently Reading:

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful week! — 𝓓𝓲𝓪𝓷𝓪

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