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And let’s join Kathryn, our leader in It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?, at Book Date.
The past week has been full of sunshine…and the prediction for today is upper 70s. Yay! But I’m pretty sure that there will be more rain at some point.
My reading was slower this week, mostly bogged down by my first book…which was disappointing and a little tedious, but there were also good parts, so I kept reading. I read two more books that were great…so my total of THREE isn’t that bad. My total for the Read the Books You Buy Challenge:24!
My week was spent doing some shopping, which distracted me from reading a little. I found two dresses, one of which will be for the wedding…and the other for the reception the next day. One is simple and elegant and the other is fun.
Shoe-shopping took a lot out of me…but I found them! So now I’m all set. Finding shoes that look good, but are also comfortable…well, it takes time and the willingness to hop from shop to shop.
Oh, and for those who are moving to Daylight Savings Time…don’t forget to set your clocks FORWARD. I hate doing this, since I have LOTS of clocks. The ones you see below are just the tip of the iceberg:
My craving for smoothies took me to the mall again, where I found a new blender. There’s a whole (funny) story about my original blender, involving my daughter…and “borrowing.” Here’s the little red one I bought…and have been enjoying. Note: the Mary Engelbreit calendar is one of my regular fixtures in the kitchen as her art makes me smile…and it’s so cheerful. Plus, there are always cute cottages. (The text on the calendar: Find Your Way Home).
So…let’s now grab some coffee…and take a look at last week.
LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:
INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)
I received one review book in my mailbox from Vine; and downloaded a NetGalley review book. I then proceeded to download 4 (purchased) books:
The Cutaway, by Christina Kovac (Vine)
The Marriage Pact (e-book), by Michelle Richmond (NetGalley – (7/25/17)
Never Change (e-book), by Elizabeth Berg (an older book from the author that I somehow missed)
The Widow’s House (e-book), by Carol Goodman
The Roanoke Girls (e-book), by Amy Engel
On Turpentine Lane (e-book), by Elinor Lipman
WHAT’S UP NEXT?
Currently Reading: The Mother’s Promise (e-book), by Sally Hepworth
Then, perhaps one of these:
Idaho (e-book), by Emily Ruskovich
One Perfect Lie (e-book), by Lisa Scottoline (NetGalley – 4/11)
So…that was my week. What did yours look like? Check out last weekend’s lunch, my reward after hectic shopping: