WEEKLY UPDATES & A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION…

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Good morning! Today’s post will link up to The Sunday Salon, The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves, for weekly updates.

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

And let’s join Kathryn, our new leader in It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?, at The Book Date.

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What a busy week I had…household chores, carpet cleaning, and putting everything right again.  But now I am ready for the upcoming holidays.

Sunday is my birthday, and my daughter is bringing family together for a birthday brunch.  Perhaps a mimosa or two?

 

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LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Mother/Daughter Moments: Excerpted from “Interior Designs”

Curl up with “A Place We Knew Well”

WWW Wednesday

Bookish Friday: “Truth Be Told”

Saturday Sparks:  Happy Birthday, Amy!

Disturbing Dreams: An Excerpt from “Interior Designs”

Review: Snow Deer & Cocoa Cheer, by Joanne DeMaio

Review: Smoke (e-book), by Catherine McKenzie (NetGalley – Released 10/20/15)

Review: Corrupted (e-book), by Lisa Scottoline – (NetGalley – Release Date – 10/27/15)

Review: Who Do You Love (e-book), by Jennifer Weiner

 

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INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

One review book came in my mailbox from Amazon Vine, and another was downloaded from NetGalley.

All the Houses, by Karen Olsson (Vine)

 

 

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The Things We Keep (e-book), by Sally Hepworth (NetGalley – Release Date – 1/19/16)

 

 

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AROUND THE BLOGOSPHERE:

Dirty Little Reading Habits, from Cleopatra Loves Books

Who’s Your Holiday Hero? And a Giveaway!, from Bea’s Book Nook

Cigarettes! Champagne! Caviar!, from Patty, at Books, Thoughts, & a Few Adventures

 

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

A Place We Knew Well, by Susan Carol McCarthy

 

 

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Cop Town (e-book), by Karin Slaughter

 

 

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The Perfect Stranger (e-book), by Wendy Corsi Staub

 

 

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Maybe In Another Life (e-book), by Taylor Jenkins Reid

 

 

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That was my week, folks…what did yours look like?  Here’s a glimpse of a couple of my Halloween decorations….

 

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99 thoughts on “WEEKLY UPDATES & A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION…

  1. Happy birthday! Hope it’s a great one spent with family. And good drinks too. 🙂 Maybe in Another Life caught my eye somewhere and I think I’m going to read that one next or maybe soon. I like the parallel path angle of it.

    Looks like some good suspenseful reads too. Happy Sunday!

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  2. Cop Town looks good. So nice your house is clean and ready for the holidays. We have family coming in November and I need to do a deep cleaning in preparation. Having so many living here makes it hard. Enjoy the celebration today.

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  3. Have a fantabulous birthday … brunch, mimosa and family time sounds perfect. Just checked A Place We Knew Well on Goodreads, I haven’t read anything set around the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis, curious now. Have a great week and enjoy your reads!

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    • Thanks, Teddyree…I won’t be getting much reading done today, though. I barely started A Place We Knew Well…and so far, it isn’t knocking my socks off…but I’m going to give it time. Enjoy your week!

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  4. Happy Birthday!! I hope you had a nice luncheon with your family and enjoyed a glass (or 2) of Mimosas. I love those Disney decorations. I have a collection of Disney snow globes that I love. I hope you enjoy all those books you plan to read and have a great week!

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  5. Oh the carpets must be so gorgeous now, I love it when a carpet has been clean, feels so newish. I enjoyed Smoke and I have The Things We Keep to read as well. Have a very happy birthday on Sunday with plenty of mimosas! I know they are a drink but not quite sure what the make up is!

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    • Thanks, Kathryn, and they look good and feel plush beneath my bare feet! If only I can keep them that way…LOL. I am looking forward to The Things We Keep….and a mimosa is champagne and orange juice.

      Easy to make and goes down smoothly…almost too smoothly. Enjoy your week!

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  6. What a nice assortment of books. You always find such interesting looking ones at Vine. I hope your celebration was great! Happy birthday!

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  7. I’ll be interested to see what you think of A Place We Knew Well…I read it a few weeks ago and it wasn’t a favorite. I thought I’d love it based on the premise, but something intangible was just missing 😦 I hope it works better for you!

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  8. Happy Belated Birthday Laurel! Sorry I missed it (online) but I hope you had a pink Cosmo to celebrate. I like the looks of the All the Houses novel. I used to live in D.C. so any book set there and with the politics and all — it could be just the right book for me. Thanks! Enjoy your week.

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    • I didn’t have a Cosmo…but I had a few mimosas…LOL. Tomorrow I’m having a birthday lunch and will have some kind of martini.

      Thanks for stopping by, Susan, and I am looking forward to All the Houses, too.

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