Shabby Sunday -The Peanut Butter Hamster and Other Animal Tails (1979)


Shabby Sunday” is a meme created by Mischenko @ ReadRantRock&Roll

When you have a chance, you should really check out her fantastic blog. She has many great book reviews, awesome memes, and a lot of other fun stuff.

“Shabby Sunday” is a great place to share your vintage books, heirlooms, or old books from your childhood. If you would like to participate and share some of your vintage books feel free to use the picture Mischenko has provided. Please remember to link back to Mischenko so she can see the book you’re sharing. I’d love to see your post too!


The book I am sharing is:


The Peanut Butter Hamster and Other Animal Tails

Published June 1st, 1979 by Victor Books

This was one of my favorite books when I was young. It’s well worn and there’s even some tape holding part of it together. I remember my mother reading the stories to me and then reading them myself as I got older.

I couldn’t find the book for the longest time but then remembered that I also read the stories to my daughter when she was little. Sure enough, I found the book on one of her bookshelves.

The story I remember most is the title story, “The Peanut Butter Hamster.” A boy loses his hamster and the family decides to leave a plate of peanut butter out to tempt the hamster out of wherever he is hiding in the house. A simple story but I loved it. The other stories and poems were also good but that’s the one that sticks out the most.





I’ve been enjoying everyone’s “Shabby Sunday” posts and I am looking forward to reading more of them!

Happy reading everyone!!


First Line Fridays – Keeping Lucy by T. Greenwood


Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!


The book I’ve selected for this week’s First Line Friday post is:

Keeping Lucy by T. Greenwood

(Click the book cover to read Goodreads description)

Keeping Lucy

Expected publication: August 6, 2019 by St. Martin’s Press


The first line is:

Later, she would blame the moon. That full, blood moon that pierced the night sky like a bleeding bullet hole.”

I am really enjoying this novel. I love the way the author writes, and I really do love that first line. (I know it’s technically two lines, but they just go so well together).

I would love to hear what you are currently reading. Feel free to join in or if you like you can also let me know what your first line is in the comments below.


Happy Friday!

Happy Reading!



I can’t wait for – The Liar’s Child by Carla Buckley (Can’t-Wait Wednesday)

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a meme hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we are excited about that we have yet to read.

I came across this meme recently and thought it sounded like a lot of fun. There are so many books that I can’t wait to read…

My choice for this week is:

The Liar’s Child by Carla Buckley

Expected publication: March 12th, 2019 by Ballantine Books


Goodreads Description:

In this intense and intimate family portrait that moves at a thriller’s pace, a troubled woman faces a gripping moral dilemma after rescuing two abandoned children from a hurricane.

 On the outskirts of North Carolina’s Outer Banks sits The Paradise, an apartment complex where renters never stay long enough to call the place “home”–and neighbors are seldom neighborly. It’s ideal for Sara Lennox, who moved there to escape a complicated past–and even her name–and rebuild a new life for herself under the radar. But Sara cannot help but notice the family next door, especially twelve-year-old Cassie and five-year-old Boon. She hears rumors and whispers of a recent tragedy slowly tearing them apart.

 When a raging storm threatens then slams the coastal community, Sara makes a quick, bold decision: Rescue Cassie and Boon from the storm and their broken home–without telling a soul. But this seemingly noble act is not without consequences. Some lethal.

 Carla Buckley crafts a richly rewarding psychological portrait, combining a heart-wrenching family drama with high-stakes suspense, as the lives of three characters intertwine in an unforgettable story of fury, fate–and redemption.


My Thoughts:

 I’ve enjoyed many of this author’s previous novels.  After reading the description for “The Liar’s Child”, I immediately added it to my list of upcoming books to read.

I hope it is as good as it sounds!

 I can’t wait!


Music Monday – We are the World


Music Monday is a meme that was created by Drew from The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song and/or video and share it on Monday.

Today I am sharing two versions of We Are the World:    


We are the World USA for Africa


We Are The World 25 For Haiti