Literary Friday ya’ll….


Oh wow… this week has been BUSY. My niece was in town- just the oldest one because she needed some pool time and a break from daycare- and we had fun. I picked up some tiny cups of ice cream for her to snack on, a new bathing suit, and we played in the pool a good bit!

I had a doctor appointment the last day she was here and that went pretty good!


1. ICYMI at Traveling With T: I reviewed Stranger in the Lake.


2. I thought this turned out really cute (the graphic, not the book!)


3. I think she has a career as a Bookstagram model!

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When your cute as a button niece is in town- you take advantage & make her your Bookstagram model 😀 @williammorrowbooks {partner} . . About The Islanders: J. Courtney Sullivan’s Maine meets the works of Elin Hilderbrand in this delicious summer read involving three strangers, one island, and a season packed with unexpected romance, well-meaning lies, and damaging secrets. Anthony Puckett was a rising literary star. The son of an uber-famous thriller writer, Anthony’s debut novel spent two years on the bestseller list and won the adoration of critics. But something went very wrong with his second work. Now Anthony’s borrowing an old college’s friend’s crumbling beach house on Block Island in the hopes that solitude will help him get back to the person he used to be. Joy Sousa owns and runs Block Island’s beloved whoopie pie café. She came to this quiet space eleven years ago, newly divorced and with a young daughter, and built a life for them here. To her customers and friends, Joy is a model of independence, hard-working and happy. And mostly she is. But this summer she’s thrown off balance. A food truck from a famous New York City brand is roving around the island, selling goodies—and threatening her business. Lu Trusdale is spending the summer on her in-laws’ dime, living on Block Island with her two young sons while her surgeon husband commutes to the mainland hospital. When Lu’s second son was born, she and her husband made a deal: he’d work and she’d quit her corporate law job to stay home with the boys. But a few years ago, Lu quietly began working on a private project that has becoming increasingly demanding on her time. Torn between her work and home, she’s beginning to question that deal she made. Over the twelve short weeks of summer, these three strangers will meet and grow close, will share secrets and bury lies. And as the promise of June turns into the chilly nights of August, the truth will come out, forcing each of them to decide what they value most, and what they are willing to give up to keep it. . . #wmtastemakers #genxbookstagrammers #travelingwithtreads #readreadread📚 #theislanders #megmitchellmoore #missississippibookstagrammers

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4. Got my A1C results (5.9) and have lost 5lbs since I saw my dr back in March- those sweaty selfies are paying off! I have to go back in 1 month- my calcium level had a drop and he wants to re-test me….


5. Good book mail! I cannot wait to read all these books 🙂


6. #FridayReads: The Wedding Thief by Mary Simses (look for it July 7!)


Next week- keep an eye on this blog- I have a special post planned to talk about 3 bookstagrammers anticipated summer reads and you do not want to miss it!


*What are you reading this weekend?*


Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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