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Good morning!  Today’s post will link up to Sunday Salon, The Sunday Post,  and Book Journey, for  Weekly Updates.

**Mailbox Monday is now hosted at the home site:  Mailbox Monday.

Grab some coffee (or a pot of tea!), and let’s talk about our weeks.




Another great week!  Yesterday I took a break from the usual routine, and had this lovely lunch at Mimi’s, in my neighborhood shopping center.



lunch at mimi's


I enjoyed reading while savoring this repast.  And here is what else happened this week for me:



Girl Gone Wild?  Or Just a Taste of Freedom?

Sunday Potpourri:  Enjoying What Lies Ahead

Tuesday Intros/Teasers – “Second Life”

Hump Day Sparks:  Waiting on “It’s You”

My Bookish (and Not So Bookish) Thoughts:  Savoring

Friday Potpourri:  Book Beginnings/Friday 56 – “Amherst”

Monthly Wrap-Up – February 2015

Bookish Saturday:  New Books, Old Books, Etc.

Review:  What the Dead Know (e-book), by Laura Lippman

Review:  The Day We Met, by Rowan Coleman

Review:  Second Life, by S. J. Watson

Review:  The Way Life Should Be (e-book), by Christina Baker Kline




INCOMING BOOKS:  (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

I received TWO review books in my mailbox; purchased one bargain book at B & N; and downloaded four e-books.


The Denim Blue Sea, by Joanne DeMaio (Author Review Request)








What You Left Behind, by Samantha Hayes (Amazon Vine)








Purchases:  1 Book; 4 Downloads


Goldberg Variations, by Susan Isaacs







Hush Hush (e-book), by Laura Lippman



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Little Black Lies (e-book), by Sandra Block









A Spool of Blue Thread (e-book), by Anne Tyler








Duplicate Keys (e-book), by Jane Smiley








WHAT’S UP NEXT? (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)


Currently Reading:  Crazy Love You (e-book), by Lisa Unger








Amherst, by William Nicholson








Fear Nothing (e-book), by Lisa Gardner








Baltimore Blues (e-book), by Laura Lippman








That was my week past…and what is coming up next.  What did your week look like?



    • Doesn’t it? I am eager to read it, but have a list of others first….however, I broke out of the list to read Crazy Love You yesterday…wow! I enjoyed the meal, and hope you stay warm, too, Kimba.


  1. The Denim Blue Sea has beautiful cover, hope story lives up to the cover promise. I enjoyed Baltimore Blues which was my first intro to L Lippman. Meal looks divine.


    • I have loved several other books by DeMaio, so I have positive feelings about it. I am definitely looking forward to Baltimore Blues, too. Hey, we have lots of blue going on today in my No More Blue Mondays blog…LOL. Thanks for stopping by, Kathryn. Happy reading!


    • Oh, no, a coffee ban? That sounds like torture…but when it’s over, you’ll definitely savor it, Cait. I am looking forward to Hush Hush, too, and really loved that lunch. Happy reading!


    • Yes, after a week with only one book, this week held a bonanza of books, between the mailbox and my purchases. I usually go a little nuts with book buying toward the end of the month (paydays – LOL). Enjoy your week, Sherry!


  2. I have the audiobook of a Spool of BT but the system they use for downloads of the ARCs is really hard to use. So, I am on the fence about whether to listen. It was a frustrating experience to download it.
    That soup/chowder/stew/risotto(?) looks creamy and delish!


  3. oh yum! that lunch looks delicious, I’m not even sure what it is, soup, chowder, stew? but I want it lol. Curious about Amherst, off to check it out. Have a great week and happy reading 🙂


  4. I really want to read A Spool Of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler. I would like to have time to read all her books I’ve missed and reread the ones I have read. Glad she’s still writing.


  5. Your lunch looks DELICIOUS!! Yummy. Mimi’s sounds like a cute place.

    What book were you reading?

    I see you have HUSH, HUSH. I wasn’t thrilled with it. I will be curious to see what you think.

    Have a wonderful week. We had MORE snow and ice. I need warmth. 🙂

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


  6. Is that corn chowder with a martini? Looks good! The Amherst book cover is great. I will look forward to hearing what you think of Anne Tyler’s new one. Enjoy your reading.


  7. I think I’ve said this before, but we have similar tastes cos there are a lot of books there I’ve read or would love to read. I’ve just requested the latest Lippman so hope it arrives soon!

    PS. That meal (and cocktail?) looks fabulous!



  8. It Looks like you had a great blogging week and that lunch looks yum!
    Nice books too, I have heard good things about Laura Lippman. Enjoy!


  9. You always have interesting books on your shelf! Little Black Lies looks interesting. And I was happy to read your review of S.J. Watson’s new book, I’m glad you enjoyed it. Happy reading!


  10. Your meal with a good book looks very good, Laurel-Rain 🙂 I think a break in your routine to spoil yourself is an excellent idea.

    Little Black Lies and What You Left Behind sound like they’re good, as do your other new books, and I hope you’ll enjoy all of them.

    Have a fantastic week and happy reading 🙂


  11. When I bring a book to lunch, my meal tends to last a little longer than usual… which is not a bad thing.

    I’m looking forward to reading Crazy Love You. Or rather listening. I just downloaded the audio.


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