Monday, June 11, 2018

The Couple Next Door

Interesting title.  Without giving away anything, I will say the title doesn't fit.  Yes, there was a "couple next door" and they had a little bit to do with the plot but not enough, in my opinion, to denote the title, The Couple Next Door.  I would say something like The Lies That Find Us or The Lies That Bind Us would be more appropriate.  Maybe even Tangled Web or Web of Deceit.

Anyway, I recently read this book.  In fact, I read it in less than 2 days.  Read for about an hour one day and finished it the next.  At first I was thinking it was boring, silly, and "do I really want to finish this?"...but give it a few chapters and you'll get into it.  I really liked the story.  In fact, I loved it!  Lies, betrayal, was all good!  It was really neat to see the lies getting tangled up, one right after another, with several different characters.  The author is quite clever!

So I give this one a 5 star rating...except the title!!  Let me know if you have read this and what you think the title should have been.

Find this book on Amazon by clicking this link...The Couple Next Door


Tuesday, June 5, 2018

My Beauties

I love plants and flowers!  I don’t have a flower garden or even a vegetable garden, but I do have some plants and I love taking care of them and seeing them thrive.

I didn’t always have an interest, though you’d think I would, what with growing up with a family of plant lovers.  My mom, sister, grandma and aunt still plant flowers and have beautiful gardens and/or plants.  In fact, I recently found out that my stepdaughter likes plants now (especially succulents) so we had fun going to Lowe’s and buying some!!

Here are three of my plants….a geranium that my mom bought for me when it was very small.  It’s growing beautifully!  The orchid in the middle, and my roses on the right.  My grandmother bought me the rose plant and all but killed it this past winter, as she had crushed it accidentally.  I revived it and it’s thriving!!


I had once tried an orchid but failed miserably. I felt awful, but I just couldn’t keep it alive.  In a recent conversation with someone who has good luck with orchids, she gave me some pointers and I decided to give it another try.

This is a plant I have had for awhile and don’t even know what it is.  I bought it at Home Depot because it had been small and vulnerable-looking and I just had to have it!  It grew so much I recently had to re-pot it.  Any ideas what this is??

And this is another my grandmother bought for me.  Don’t know what this one is either, but it’s beautiful!  She had left it out in the snow and it died, but as usual, I brought it back to life.

Those are my beauties. They make me smile, they make me happy, and I love looking at them.  What are your favorite plants?