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And let’s join Kathryn, our leader in It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?, at Book Date.
When I talked about the lovely spring weather last week, I should have known. Yes, this week has also had great sunny days…and then yesterday came.
Wind that was so strong that I had to fight my way through it to run my simple errands. So strong that my (wait for it!) skylight cover came down in the kitchen…again! This time it didn’t break, and I put it back up. But now I am very leery of entering the kitchen. Eyes trained upwards, I slink along, hoping to get whatever I need—coffee, food, etc.—without angering the Skylight Gods. But to be fair, it’s the wind and rain that have been playing havoc here.
After living here for ten years, this year has been the first to bring down that stupid skylight cover THREE times now. Or has it been four times? I’m losing track. Is this a sign? That I should move?
Okay, let’s not be hasty, right? Meanwhile, the rest of my week was awesome. I actually read and reviewed FIVE books (one was pretty short); and I wrote eight blog posts. My total for the Read the Books You Buy Challenge – 36 books!
My coffee table book stack dwindled this week, after I had read a few…so naturally, I had to add to it with more books from the office. The migration pattern is this: books begin their stacked life on the trunk in my office, and then they move to the coffee table in the living room (or reading room). The unread books in this “new” stack start with America’s Queen, near the bottom, and move upwards to my Vine review book on top. Two books on this new shelf were on the previous one…they will surely get read very soon.
After not watching much Netflix this week, I suddenly found myself binge-watching #GIRLBOSS. I have always enjoyed the star, Britt Robertson. Expect to read that I’ve watched all of Season I by the end of the weekend. My favorite thing? The San Francisco setting. It takes me back to my younger days when I lived there.
So…enough, already. Let’s talk about last week.
LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:
Review: The Housekeeper (e-book), by Suellen DaintyReview: The Princess Diarist, by Carrie FisherReview: I Found You, by Lisa JewellReview: Wait for the Rain (e-book), by Maria Murnane (Author Review RequestReview: Sweet William (e-book), by Beryl Bainbridge***
INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)
I downloaded two purchased books this week…I couldn’t resist.
The Red Hunter (e-book), by Lisa Unger
The Affair (e-book), by Amanda Brooke
Currently Reading: The Roanoke Girls (e-book), by Amy Engel.
Then…should I be optimistic and list all the ones I WANT to read this week…or should I be realistic?
How about this one:
A Separation (e-book), by Katie Kitamura
This one has been resting on Pippa for a while…
A Mother’s Confession (e-book), by Kelly Rimmer
Vivian in Red (e-book), by Kristina Riggle (because I love the author…and this cover!)
Maybe this one from Amazon Vine: (at the top of my book stack)
What’s Become of Her, by Deb Caletti
That was my week…a little sunshine, a scary wind, and lots of books and blog posts…so my optimism about next week stems from these happenings. What did your week look like?
Check out last weekend’s delicious soup with my trademark Pomegranate Martini.