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Bookish Treats


Nothing does it for me quite like a new book.  Something glossy and gorgeous that arrives in the mailbox.

And while I find much pleasure in my downloads on Sparky (my Kindle), I do thoroughly enjoy the touch, feel, and scent of a real book.  And what I received last week has sparked all of my pleasurable feelings.

I preordered Blackberry Winter, by Sarah Jio, months ago.  It felt a little like waiting for Christmas as the calendar days ticked off and the release date marched toward me.


I wanted to start reading it right away, but I had review books that took priority.  But after I had finished my third review book this week, I felt totally justified in grabbing this one.  So I set up a reading spot in the dining room with the cool air coming in through the open patio door, and enjoyed the opening pages along with a plate of scrambled eggs and orange juice.

Pleasurable moments sparked by my love of books.


Another book arrived unexpectedly this week.  I had read this author’s two previous books, so I was delighted to get You Tell Your Dog First, by Alison Pace.


What sparks your excitement on a Thursday?  Or on any day of the week?


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  1. As you already know I read Blackberry Winter last week and loved it. I have an Alison Pace book on my TBR pile, but it is “City Dog.” Now you got me wanting to grab it and start reading it, but, it will have to wait a few more weeks, I have other coals in the fire right now.


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