WEEKLY UPDATES: HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

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 leader in It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?, at Book Date.

 

Triple digits are predicted for this weekend and beyond!  I knew it was coming…but I was still clinging to the past week with the 80s days.  Sigh.

It has still been a pretty good week, with THREE books read and reviewed.  My Read the Books You Buy Challenge total:  49 books.  Two of my books this week were review books.  I am enjoying hanging out in my office today, with books and the TV playing in the background.  Breakfast (nothing fancy:  toaster waffles) and an Aurora Teagarten Mystery Marathon.

 

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This weekend brings a Summer Mini-Bloggiesta, and I’ve given myself a head start, as usual.  I am enjoying working on my An Interior Journey site, my first blog on Word Press.

Now…let’s take a look at the past week.

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Tuesday Sparks:  “All the Best People”

Hump Day Reading:  A Summer of Engaging Reads….

Summer 2017:  Mini-Bloggiesta Sign-Up Post & Starting Line

Coffee Morning with Photos & Life Moments…

A Potpourri of Adventures….

Bookish Friday:  “You’ll Never Know, Dear”

Weekend Potpourri:  All the Usual Activities & More….

Review:  Every Last Lie (e-book), by Mary Kubica – (NetGalley – 6/27)Review:  The Red Hunter (e-book), by Lisa UngerReview:  The Beach Inn, by Joanne DeMaio (Author Review Request)

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INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

One review book came via NetGalley, and I downloaded two purchased books and one Kindle Prime freebie.

Mrs. Fletcher (e-book), by Tom Perrotta – (NG – 8/1/17)

 

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Freebie:

Stillhouse Lake (e-book), by Rachel Caine

 

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Purchases:

Purity (e-book), by Jonathan Franzen

 

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Bad Housekeeping (e-book), by Maia Chance

 

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WHAT’S NEXT?

You’ll Never Know, Dear (e-book), by Hallie Ephron

 

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Good Me, Bad Me, by Ali Land

 

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And maybe this one:

The Summer House (e-book), by Hannah McKinnon

 

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That was my week.  Here’s what I’m doing today….the book was one I finished up earlier this morning.

 

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83 thoughts on “WEEKLY UPDATES: HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

  1. Triple digits- yikes. Not my thing. I was complaining about the 90’s the past few days lol. It got a little muggy here but then we do get humidity in summer. You look all set up there at your breakfast table. 🙂

    Stillhouse Lake looks so mysterious, I LOVE that cover. The blurb sounds good but franlty I’d want to read it just for the cover, you know? Hope it’s good. And hope your weekend is too! Nice pics.

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    • Thanks, Greg, and I think the humidity probably makes the heat much worse. Our heat is pretty dry. Thankfully.

      I passed over Stillhouse Lake the first time I saw the book…and then circled back to it. I hope to enjoy it. Have a great week!

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    • Thanks, Kimberly, and I love waffles, but don’t have a waffle iron, so I get the frozen ones. I actually love them with strawberries and whipped cream. I should have done that! LOL.

      Enjoy your week!

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  2. I like my waffles plain too. But when eating them at a restaurant I drown them in butter and syrup. LOL It was super hot here and so muggy. Feels more like August! And we had a huge wind storm blow through late last night. Thought I was going to end up in OZ!

    My Sunday Post

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    • Thanks for visiting, Laura, and I love them with butter and syrup…or strawberries and whipped cream.

      I hate wind storms! Especially since the ones we had this year destroyed a few things (skylight cover, patio table umbrella).

      Enjoy your week!

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  3. Love the upturned book and the reading accomplished. I don’t eat waffles but I should – I remember once eating the most delicious ones in Singapore and being in seventh heaven doing so.

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    • Thanks, Maureen, and I do love restaurant waffles, from Huckleberry’s or Marie Callender’s…lol.

      I barely read three books! It took half the day yesterday to finish The Beach Inn, but I was determined. Enjoy your week!

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  4. Your cover on the Ephron book creeped me out, but luckily The Summer House is refreshing and pretty to look at 🙂 Bad Housekeeping looks like a fun read.

    I thought Lisa Unger had a new book out so I impulsively checked, but I think you have a typo up there– it’s not her, it’s Kubica who has the Every Last Lie title, and I do want to read that, and enjoyed your review.

    Stay cool– enjoy your week reading and blogging!

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    • Wow, thanks for catching that, Rita! Definitely Mary Kubica, and The Red Hunter is Lisa Unger’s.

      Hallie Ephron is one of my favorite authors, and the cover (and story) are pretty creepy/good..

      Have a great week, and hopefully you will be done packing soon. Thanks for visiting.

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  5. I’ve been griping about the humidity here paired with highs in the 90s but wow – triple digits! Sounds like you should stay inside! I like the Aurora Teagarden mysteries – both the books and the movies. The books are a little darker. A movie marathon sounds like fun! Have a great week and enjoy all your fantastic books.

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    • I need to read those books, Katherine! Especially if they are a little darker, which works for me. The Hallmark channel has several Women in Mysteries shows, and marathons precede the release of a new one. Today it’s Hailey Dean, played by Kellie Martin. I think my favorites are the ones with Alison Sweeney on the Murder She Baked shows (based on books by Joanne Fluke). I first became an Alison Sweeney fan when she played on Days of Our Lives as the character of Sami Brady.

      Thanks for visiting, Katherine, and we don’t really have a humidity problem (dry heat!), but triple digits are still pretty miserable. Especially when they are higher than 110. That happened in 2006, and went on like that for 14 days! I remember it clearly because I had just bought my car and was ready to go somewhere. I headed for the coast.

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  6. Triple digits? Yikes! I have to try the Aurora Teagarten shows. I have had the books in my TBR forever. I have Stillhouse Lake and looking forward to reading it. The Summer House looks good. Have a great week!

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    • Thanks, Aleen, I do love enjoying different spots in the house to curl up and read. Enjoy your week! Triple digits are not fun….but after living here for 45 years, I should be used to it, right? LOL.

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    • Thanks, Martha, here’s hoping! Usually the worst thing is when an AC stops working…that happened one summer, but it was fixed promptly.

      I think Stillhouse Lake sounds like a good “cooling” experience. Enjoy your week.

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    • Oh, Kathy, once you read this book, you’ll want to read all the others. I think my favorite was Little Children…and I have the movie for that one, too, with Kate Winslet.

      Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the week and your reading.

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    • Thanks, Cheryl, I do like “interior design,” and when it’s not practical to keep buying new stuff, rearranging things works. For me, anyway. LOL.

      It is pretty hot…and as long as the AC works, I’m good. Enjoy your week.

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  7. Oh, the heat! We are just getting into the 80’s where I am in Canada. It’s gorgeous, with a perfect breeze. I’m out on the deck with my laptop 🙂
    I’m looking forward to your review on the creepy doll book! Your home is lovely, btw!
    Have a great week 🙂
    Jo-Ann

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    • Thanks, Jo-Ann, right now I wish I lived in Canada…for a lot of reasons (LOL), but the cooler breeze sounds wonderful.

      The creepy doll book is good…and I have to smile, too, because the characters feel like the dolls are watching them, and my kids (and grandkids) had the same complaints about my guest rooms where they stayed (lined with dolls on a shelf). I no longer have that many dolls out. Most are “buried” in plastic bins.

      I do love my house as long as the AC is working and I don’t have to leave. I have fantasies of moving to a cooler place (Canada, again!), but the idea of moving…and all that would involve. Those thoughts keep me right here.

      Enjoy your week!

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      • Oh my gosh, that’s too funny about your kids and grandkids feel like they’re being watched by the dolls! You have me dying to read the book though…holy. Sounds wicked.
        The summers are great in Canada but don’t forget there’s winter too! Ha! Cold and snow. Stay put Laurel-Rain. Maybe a summer cottage in Canada is a better idea 😉

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  8. We were at 100° yesterday and totally suffering. It’s already 68° and it’s only 7:19 a.m. I’ve been taking a break binging on Gilmore Girls and listening to my audiobooks so I can crochet some charity washcloths. My girls start summer math class today, (insert evil laugh here). However, I have to refigure out my workouts because they’re either home or I have to do drop off and pick – class is only 1.5 hours.

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    • Ooh, I don’t miss the days of chauffeuring kids around….LOL.

      Otherwise, your activities sound like fun…and anything that will get the kids out of the house doing something worthwhile is good….

      Thanks for stopping by, Stefanie, and enjoy your week.

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  9. I really enjoyed Stillhouse Lake but wasn’t expecting a cliffhanger ending. Be warned! Our temperatures aren’t as extreme as yours, thank goodness. We are having more rain than I would wish for though. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    • Thanks for stopping by, Kathy, and enjoy your unpacking and settling all the complexities involved in moving two households.

      I wouldn’t have expected a cliffhanger with Stillhouse Lake either! Thanks for the heads-up.

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    • Thanks, Elizabeth, I’m already loving You’ll Never Know, Dear, but I’m also reading a nonfiction book, Fairy Tale Interrupted, so I’m going back and forth.

      Enjoy your week…and I’m eager to read The Summer House, too.

      I’m glad you like the photos…I know that I love seeing them on other blogs. Thanks for visiting.

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    • Thanks, Mary Ann, and earlier I felt really hot and turned the AC thermostat lower…and for a few minutes, I couldn’t feel any cool air. But now it is cool. Whew! I was worried for a minute. LOL.

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    • Thanks for stopping by, Nicole, and I love that I have a new TV in the office now, because before I got it, I would have had to blog in the living room if I wanted to watch TV, too. And I don’t like moving everything…LOL.

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  10. Oh my goodness – triple digits? Keep cool. The covers of You’ll Never Know, Dear and Good Me, Bad Me are calling me. They look intriguing. Enjoy you week, stay inside where it’s cool and read.

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    • Thanks for visiting, Susan, it was so hot yesterday that the AC didn’t seem to be doing its job! I had to keep turning the thermostat down.

      But I read and LOVED You’ll Never Know, Dear…and hope to read Good Me, Bad Me soon.

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  11. Triple digits. That sounds yucky. We are just perfect here in Oregon, after all the rain we deserve some nice weather. You have such an eclectic mix of books, some fun summery reads and some creepy thrillers. I hope they are fantastic.

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  12. Hi Laurel, glad you got a copy of Purity. Ha. That one’s a doozy, quite a few side plots but that’s okay. It kept me going, though it’s long! I like your purple-y look to the blog. Enjoy your week and I hope your Air Con is working well.

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