The Arrival Of Vince Flynn

Oh my! The books by Vince Flynn are filling up a book shelf as they arrive from my online book trading. So exciting! After reading Term Limits I knew I had to begin the Mitch Rapp series from Book One, so to the web sites I went to order, order, order--freebies all. Now the books are arriving and I can barely settle down enough to read Book One! Every time I try, there is an interruption of one sort or another.

Today I received a tightly wrapped parcel from someone named Frederic Did I mention that it was tightly wrapped? I immediately thought of my tightly wrapped bequestor as Fussy Frederick who had very responsibly wrapped his--now my-- Vince Flynn tome in The Wall Street Journal with enough tape to secure it unto the ages, followed by a thin sheet of plastic as directed by the website. Tape? Yes, the tape yardage did its work very well. After tucking the snug parcel into the mailing envelope, the third or fourth tape roll was cracked open to secure the contents although not quite snugly enough. A small area was neatly pleated back and, yes, taped to ensure the tightness of paper to book. Now, I thank Fussy Frederick and appreciate not only his labors, but the silly story that popped into my head simply by receiving this package. Is Fussy Frederick an elderly gentleman who cherishes his reading time as well as the books that he sends along to others? Perhaps he is an early to mid-30s fellow, rather a cream puff in appearance yet tallish and bespeckled, who enjoys the daring-do of Mitch Rapp and the cleverness of the author.

Me? I'm a 60-ish retired teacher frequently confined to my home because of an inoperative immune system who thinks up silly stories, spends hours upon hours online, and gets quite lost in books.
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Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.  
~Psalm 9:10


Cozy Mystery Challenge

The Diva Takes the Cake (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #2)The Diva Takes the Cake by Krista Davis

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Here's a cozy mystery that truly is mysterious. I enjoyed the flow of the writing much more than I typically do in this genre.The first half was rather a jumble of names that seemed to shake out slowly, while the suspect list became somewhat clouded. This made for a neatly surprising conclusion. The setting is a wedding weekend which led to padded writing about the event however all-in-all, this book is a nice, relaxing read.
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You're blessed when you're content with just who you are—no more, no less. That's the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can't be bought.  
~~Matthew 5:5


Teaser Tuesday ~ The Diva Takes The Cake

The Diva Takes the Cake by Krista Davis is my final book for the Cozy Mystery Challenge at

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read .
Open to a random page.
Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.
Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others.
Share the title & author, too, so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.
"We left Mochie and Hermione in my bedroom so they wouldn't be underfoot, and Jen led the way downstairs. Mom pulled me aside for a second and whispered, 'She's a huge fan of Nancy Drew and liable to be inclined to do some sleuthing, so help me keep her out of it."
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I am praying to you because I know you will answer, O God. Bend down and listen as I pray.
~ Psalm 17:6

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Baby Bear Hat

A dear friend will soon be winging her way to Florida to see her newborn grandson, so I quickly crocheted this little hat for the baby. This simple yet cute crochet pattern is free at
I so appreciate the many knitters and crocheters who so willingly share their patterns. My friend plans to send a pic of baby wearing this funny little hat, so I'm looking forward to that.

We're planning to go to the lake on Monday and stay for a few days after the holiday crowd has left. What are you doing over the Labor Day weekend?

Blog Tip of the Day

Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you.   ~ Psalm 9:10