Category Archives: Books

My Week . . .

The weather here is terrible, but I’m having a good reading week. Sometimes bad weather makes me want to snuggle in and just read. Do you have the same reaction? Here’s what I’ve been reading: The Likeness by Tana French … Continue reading

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My First Book Of The Year, Plus A Few Others

As you may have noticed, Joyfully Retired is having a slow start to the new year. My husband and I went to Portland for the holidays, but we extended our stay to see our eldest granddaughter’s high school dance performance. … Continue reading

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One Set of Characters In Two Different Books

Once upon a time there was a girl named Emma Woodhouse. And, once upon a time there was a girl named Emma Woodhouse. The first story was created by Jane Austen in 1816 and the second story by Alexander McCall … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? Cherry Cola Christmas

I always like to read a Christmas related novel each year. This week I’m reading a book that was a recent “daily deal” on It turns out this is part of a series – the Cherry Cola Bookclub series. … Continue reading

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