One of my jobs is to keep track of my purchases.  My March and April numbers are a little bit better than January and February totals.

In January, I purchased 19 books, while I bought 13 in February.

See for yourself what March and April look like:


MARCH 2017:

1.All Grown Up (e-book), by Jami Attenberg

2.California Dreamin’, by Penelope Bagieu

3.Every Wild Heart (e-book), by Meg Donohue

4.Housekeeper, The (e-book), by Suellen Dainty

5.Never Change (e-book), by Elizabeth Berg

6.On Turpentine Lane (e-book), by Elinor Lipman

7.Roanoke Girls, The (e-book), by Amy Engel

8.Secrets You Keep, The (e-book), by Kate White

9.Swimming Lessons (e-book), by Claire Fuller

10.Widower’s Wife, The (e-book), by Cate Holohan

11.Widow’s House, The (e-book), by Carol Goodman


APRIL 2017:

1.All By Myself, Alone (e-book), by Mary Higgins Clark

2.Any Day Now (e-book), by Robyn Carr

3.Arrangement, The (e-book), by Sarah Dunn

4.Dark Flood Rises, The (e-book), by Margaret Drabble

5.Fallout (e-book), by Sara Paretsky

6.Miss You (e-book), by Kate Eberlen

7.My Life To Live, by Agnes Nixon

8.Night the Lights Went Out, The (e-book), by Karen White

9.Red Hunter, The (e-book), by Lisa Unger

10.Widow of Wall Street, The (e-book), by Randy Susan Meyers


Okay, the numbers are not that much better, but I’m moving in the right direction…LOL.  I still suffer from this disorder:




Are you struggling to curb your book buying tendencies?








It has been such a short time since Bloggiesta, when I totally made over this site….and now, a little more than a month later, I’m at it again!

New theme, new header, new background.  New logo for Weekly Updates.



PicMonkey Collage-MAY


Some of my obsessions include making over things, purging stuff, and rearranging my rooms. 

This week, I gathered up two handfuls of clothes from my closet.  Clothes I hadn’t worn in more than five years.  Now my closet looks very neat.  And I have lots of extra hangers!  LOL.

I will never again have a closet I love as much as the one in my A-frame house in the foothills.  In the last year I was there, my son did a lot of painting for me, added some ceiling fans, and put in California Closets for me.  I so loved it!

But this rented condo is not worth the time.  Already I have the bookshelves and DVD shelves he built…so that gives me a good feeling. 





DVD shelves in late April


Over at my Bookish Thursdays post, I ranted a little about losing my reading mojo…after finishing two books I loved.

A Desirable Residence and Fin & Lady were books I bought in 2014 from the Barnes & Noble bargain table.  I have tried numerous times to get into each of them.  I’ve even posted excerpts for various memes.  So I planned to read them during the Read-a-Thon…but spent all my time on The Obsession (which I loved!  Click title for my review).



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No luck!  I gave up on each of them after 50 pages, which is my minimum.  Sometimes I go 100 pages, but only if I can’t stop reading…which means I’ve engaged.

So these two books were tossed out with the recycling.  I’m sure they are great books, and it’s probably my fault that I couldn’t connect with the characters or the situations.

Or I could blame how much I loved the books I already read this week.

Now I’m alternating between two books…one on Pippa, and one print book.  More on those books another day.


These are my Curl up and Read moments for the week…

What did your week look like so far?  Or how about your obsessions, changes, binge-watching, etc.?