WEEKLY UPDATES: HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

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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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WEEKLY UPDATES: BINGE-WATCHING, ETC…..

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Warmer days have been conducive to staying indoors, but I didn’t read more.  Only TWO books read and reviewed this week.  One was a review book, and one was a book from my purchased stacks, bringing my Read the Books You Buy Challenge total to 48 books.

The Summer Mini-Bloggiesta is coming next weekend, and, of course, I have already started making changes on my target blog:  An Interior Journey.

There was a bit of rearranging of my interiors again this week, in response to last week’s new addition:  the office TV.

Netflix and Hulu kept me busy binge-watching.  I finished Season 5 of House of Cards, watched another episode of The Handmaid’s Tale, and started Season 5 of Orange is the New Black.

Morning hours might find me outdoors on the patio, cool enough for reading and breakfast.

 

Let’s take a look back at the week….

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Sunday Potpourri:  Changing the Interiors….

Tuesday Potpourri:  My Ever-Changing Stacks…

Tuesday Sparks:  “Sycamore”

Hump Day Sparks:  What Was Your Week Like?

My “New” Interior World:  Thoughts…

Bookish Friday:  “Every Last Lie”

Friday Potpourri:  Home & Family….

Review:  The Swallow’s Nest, by Emilie Richards (Author Review Request)Review:  One Good Thing (e-book, Book 5), by Wendy Wax

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INCOMING BOOKS (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Empty mailbox!  But…I downloaded three newly released e-books.

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

 

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

 

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The Sunshine Sisters (e-book), by Jane Green

 

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WHAT’S UP NEXT?

Currently Reading:  Every Last Lie (e-book), by Mary Kubica (NetGalley Review – 6/27/17)

 

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And then…perhaps:

The Red Hunter (e-book), by Lisa Unger

 

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Watching the Detectives (e-book, Book 5), by Julie Mulhern

 

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The Beach Inn, by Joanne DeMaio (Author Review Request)

 

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And that was my week.  What did yours look like?  On Wednesday, I enjoyed this lunch with a friend at the Cheesecake Factory….

 

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WEEKLY UPDATES: WELCOME, JUNE!

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Another week has flown by!  I read and reviewed four books, two of them NetGalley reviews, and my Read the Books You Buy total is now at 47.

The 90 – 100 degree heat has kept me indoors with the AC….which explains the four books read.

I’ve been watching Season 5 of House of Cards on Netflix, and The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu.  Soon there will be another season of Orange Is the New Black.

I’m still watching (and loving) Season 3 of Better Call Saul, on AMC, but there are only three episodes left. Sigh.

I think the skin condition is ALMOST under control.

Finally my new little flat screen TV for the office arrived, and the Geek Squad set it up for me.   I like listening to it as background noise when I’m at my computer.

 

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What else happened this week?

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Sunday Potpourri:  A Week in Transition…

Overcoming the Past:  Excerpting “Embrace the Whirlwind”

Tuesday Sparks:  “Same Beach, Next Year”

Hump Day Sparks:  What a Reading Week!

Goodbye to May!  A Wrap-Up…

From the Interior:  My Thoughts…

Bookish Friday:  “One Good Thing”

Friday Potpourri:  The Mounting TBR Pile…

Review:  How It All Began (e-book), by Penelope LivelyReview:  The Breakdown (e-book), by B. A. Paris (NetGalley – 6/20)Review:  It’s Always the Husband (e-book), by Michele CampbellReview:  Beach House for Rent (e-book), by Mary Alice Monroe

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INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Two books came in my mailbox!  One for review, the other a purchase.  Then I downloaded (purchased) e-books.

The Beach Inn, by Joanne DeMaio (Author Review Request)

 

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Good Me, Bad Me, by Ali Land (Purchased)

 

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Downloads:

Watching the Detectives , Book 5 (e-book), by Julie Mulhern

 

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White Fur (e-book), by Jardine Libaire

 

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UP NEXT?  These two…and whatever else my mood dictates….

The Swallow’s Nest, by Emilie Richards (Author Review Request)

 

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One Good Thing (e-book), by Wendy Wax

 

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That was my week….what did yours look like?  Last night, I enjoyed one of my favorite soups at the neighborhood Elephant Bar.

 

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WEEKLY UPDATES: HAPPY HOLIDAY WEEKEND!

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Happy holidays to those who celebrate Memorial Day.  It is plenty hot here, and I’m loving the functioning AC, which one can never really take for granted.

My week has been busy, with four books read and reviewed.  Two were review books, and two were purchased, bringing my totals for the Read the Books You Buy Challenge to 45.

All week I’ve been fighting my hair dye reaction, and at this point, all is almost back to normal.  I am seriously rethinking hair dye, though.  The reaction was painful…and let’s just say I don’t want to go through it again.

I shopped for a new flat screen TV for my office, but the one I picked out was too big for the space, which I didn’t realize until the delivery guy arrived.  There were unexpected “legs” on it.  Back to the drawing board!

I have been watching Season 3 of Bloodline, and how depressing are those folks!  Their problems are huge, and I cannot see any good ending for any of them.

I have watched through Episode 7 of The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu.  Loving it!

I’m sipping iced tea and contemplating the week ahead…but first let’s look at last week.

 

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Sunday Potpourri:  Curling up on My Comfy Couch

Tuesday Sparks: “Miss You”

Meet the Domestic Diva:  An Excerpt from “Interior Designs “

Keeping Track:  An Update

Tuesday Potpourri:  A Day of Anticipation…and Some Relief

Hump Day Sparks:  Engaging Reads…

Thoughts on a Thursday…

Bookish Friday:  “It’s Always the Husband”

Friday Potpourri:  My Thursday, An Unexpected Day, with Twists…

Review:  Secrets in Summer, by Nancy Thayer (Amazon Vine)Review:  Into the Water (e-book), by Paula HawkinsReview:  #GIRLBOSS (e-book), by Sophia AmorusoReview:  The Wildling Sisters, by Eve Chase (Amazon Vine)

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INCOMING BOOKS:  (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

One book I purchased came in my mailbox…and I received an e-ARC from NetGalley.

The Other Girl (e-book), by Erica Spindler – (NetGalley – 8/22/17)

 

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Purchased:

The Comfort of Others, by Kay Langdale

 

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WHAT’S NEXT?

Currently Reading:  How It All Began (e-book), by Penelope Lively

 

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I hope to start reading some of my June 20-27 NetGalley reads, like these:

 

The Breakdown (e-book), by B. A. Paris (6/20)

 

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Beach House for Rent (e-book), by Mary Alice Monroe (6/20)

 

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That was my week.  What did yours look like?

On Thursday, I had a day outside the box and enjoyed Happy Hour with these goodies:

 

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WEEKLY UPDATES: HOT DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN!

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Sunny days are here again….with temperatures from 93 – 99 (Today through Monday); and the books I’ve read this week were so enjoyable!  Only THREE, with one of them a review book, so my Read the Books You Buy Challenge total is now 43.

I’ve gone a little crazy with NetGalley requests lately, not really expecting to get them all right away, but the ones I received are spread out a little bit.  I have a total of EIGHT on my Kindle, with release dates in June, July, August, and September.

Netflix is bringing out new seasons for some favorites, like Season III of Bloodline this week.  I started watching Midsomer Murders, and I am still glued to an episode at a time of 13 Reasons Why.

On TV, Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal had their season finales this week.  I am enjoying Season III of Better Call Saul.

So….that’s a peek at my week.  Let’s take a closer look…

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Tuesday Sparks:  “The Red Hunter”

Hump Day Sparks:  Current, Past, & Future Reading

Coffee Morning:  Family Bonding…& Memories

Bookish Friday:  “The People at Number 9”

Hope:  More Important Than Ever….

Review:  The Night the Lights Went Out (e-book), by Karen WhiteReview:  The Widow of Wall Street (e-book), by Randy Susan MeyersReview:  He Said/She Said (e-book), by Erin Kelly (NetGalley – 6/6)

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INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

One purchased book was in my mailbox; my inbox brought two NetGalley review books; and I downloaded three e-books that I bought.

NetGalley Review Books:

Emma in the Night (e-book), by Wendy Walker (8/8/17)

 

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Beach House for Rent (e-book), by Mary Alice Monroe (6/20/17)

 

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Purchased Print Book: (Mailbox)

Dangerous Crossing, by Rachel Rhys

 

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Purchased Downloads:

Say You’re Sorry (e-book), by Melinda Leigh

 

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Same Beach, Next Year (e-book), by Dorothea Benton Frank

 

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It’s Always the Husband (e-book), by Michele Campbell

 

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WHAT’S UP NEXT?

Currently Reading:  Secrets in Summer, by Nancy Thayer (Amazon Vine Review)

 

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On My List:

Into the Water (e-book), by Paula Hawkins

 

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The Breakdown (e-book), by B. A. Paris (NetGalley – 6/20/17)

 

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That was my week.  What did yours look like?  I had lunch at The Yard House with my daughter on Monday…but forgot to photograph it!  Instead, here is this lunch I had at home before heading to the salon on Wednesday.  Greek Yogurt, Ritz Crackers, and red wine.  Eating simple food while gazing at my growing book stack…again.

 

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WEEKLY UPDATES: HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

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This week has been an interesting mix of hot days and some cooler days with wind.  I am sick of the wind, but I guess I can wait a little while for the triple digit heat.

Looking back on the week, I was busy doing things that were not that memorable…and then I had a manicure, which I enjoyed.

I planned to have a nice relaxing day today—blogging, reading, etc., but I got a call from the management of the condos saying there was a broken pipe in one of the units attached to mine, and in order to determine if the rest of us were affected, plumbers were coming out…and the window of time involved might be the whole weekend!  I wasn’t happy, but I tried to read and not think about it.

Late afternoon:  got a call that the problem was isolated in the front unit, and mine would not need work, nor would they need access to mine.  Yay!  I remember a few years ago when a pipe was broken in my walls and three days later, after a lot of chaos, they had it fixed.  So I was not looking forward to more of that.

Feeling very relieved, I did settle in with my book.  And then thought I should go ahead and write this post, never knowing what unexpected events might come along.

I did finish reading and reviewing three books this week, and my total for the challenge is 41.  Two of the books I read were Vine and NetGalley review books, so they did not count for the challenge.

I finally set up my new patio umbrella this week, and enjoyed a cup of coffee while looking out at the new outdoor space.  It was already too warm to actually go out there.

 

 

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there in blog land. 

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Monday Sparks:  Musing About Books…

Tuesday Sparks: Changing & Rearranging…

Tuesday Potpourri:  “Not a Sound”

Hump Day Sparks:  A Week of Reading….

Coffee Morning with Photos & Thoughts….

Bookish Friday:  “Into the Water”

A Year Ago:  Revisiting Mother’s Day 2016

Weekend Sparks:  Family Mementos…

Review:  What’s Become of Her, by Deb Caletti (Amazon Vine Review)Review:  A Mother’s Confession (e-book), by Kelly RimmerReview:  Not a Sound (e-book), by Heather Gudenkauf – (NetGalley – 5/30)

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INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

My physical mailbox held two review books and one purchased book; my e-mail inbox brought me a NetGalley review book; and I downloaded three books that I bought.

Secrets in Summer, by Nancy Thayer (Amazon Vine)

 

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The Wildling Sisters, by Eve Chase (Amazon Vine)

 

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The Swallow’s Nest, by Emilie Richards (Author Review Request)

 

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Lies She Told (e-book), by Cate Holahan (NetGalley – 9/12)

 

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Purchases:

Fairy Tale Interrupted, by Rosemarie Terenzio

 

 

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Purchased Downloads:

Sycamore (e-book), by Bryn Chancellor

 

 

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The People at Number 9 (e-book), by Felicity Everett

 

 

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How It All Began (e-book), by Penelope Lively (I love this cover!)

 

 

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WHAT’S NEXT?

Currently Reading (about half finished) – The Night the Lights Went Out (e-book), by Karen White

 

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My List for This Week:

He Said/She Said (e-book), by Erin Kelly – (NetGalley – 6/6)

 

 

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The Widow of Wall Street (e-book), by Randy Susan Meyers

 

 

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And then I will let my moods dictate what is next.  What did your week look like?  Special adventures, books, or food?

On Thursday, after my mani, I had a pizza at California Pizza Kitchen with my margarita.  Since I usually have soup or salad, I could not eat the whole thing there.  I brought most of the pizza home with me afterwards.

 

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WEEKLY UPDATES: A WARM WEEK….

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

It has been another good reading week, with four books read and reviewed, and all were from my TBR Purchased stacks, which brings my total for the Read the Books You Buy Challenge to 40!

An absence of wind or rain has made my interiors feel more secure…although I did have maintenance come and apply an adhesive to that blasted skylight cover…and I had to order a new market umbrella to replace the one now in tatters.  It arrived yesterday…and I will try to put it up today!

On Hulu, I want to start watching The Handmaid’s Tale.…I loved the book, and saw a movie based on it a few years ago.  Margaret Atwood has suggested (in an interview) that the world in this story may not be that far off…..

Since yesterday was Cinco de Maya, I went out for this delicious Mexican meal, complete with margaritas…Yes, two.

 

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I thought about going to see the movie The Dinner today…and I’m still contemplating it.  Perhaps I will wait until it comes to Amazon Prime?  I didn’t love the book that much…but the cast of the movie does sound tempting:  Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Rebecca Hall, Chloe Sevigny...to name a few.

 

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Now I think I’ll curl up and read some more…but first, let’s look at my week.

 

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

April Was Unforgettable – Monthly Wrap-Up

Monday Potpourri:  Dreaming of the Beach….

Tuesday Potpourri:  “Vivian in Red”

Hump Day Potpourri:  A Week of Reading….

Coffee, Etc. – A Bookish and Not So Bookish Week….

Bookish Friday:  “A Mother’s Confession”

Review:  The Roanoke Girls (e-book), by Amy EngelReview:  A Separation (e-book), by Katie KitamuraReview:  Hot Milk (e-book), by Deborah LevyReview:  Vivian in Red (e-book), by Kristina Riggle***

INCOMING BOOKS:  (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

No books in the mailbox!  But I did receive one NetGalley review book...and then I downloaded four purchased books and one Kindle Prime freebie.

The Comfort of Secrets (e-book), by Christine Nolfi –(NetGalley – 7/18)

 

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North Haven (e-book), by Sarah Moriarty (Freebie)

 

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Purchases:

#GirlBoss (e-book), by Sophia Amoruso (I loved the Netflix show!)

 

 

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One Good Thing (e-book, Ten Beach Road Novel), by Wendy Wax

 

 

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Into the Water (e-book), by Paula Hawkins

 

 

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All the Best People (e-book), by Sonja Yoerg

 

 

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WHAT’S NEXT?

Currently Reading:

What’s Become of Her, by Deb Caletti (Amazon Vine Review)

 

 

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A Mother’s Confession (e-book), by Kelly Rimmer

 

 

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And then, how about these?

Not a Sound (e-book), by Heather Gudenkauf – (NetGalley – 5/30)

 

 

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The Night the Lights Went Out (e-book), by Karen White

 

 

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That was my week…what did yours look like?  While I am still stuffed from last night’s dinner, I am only dreaming of what I had earlier in the week…a delicious strawberry & melon salad, with a strawberry margarita.

 

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WEEKLY UPDATES: THE SCARY WINDS CAME CALLING….

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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.

 

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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:

Tuesday Sparks:  “The Roanoke Girls”

Tuesday Potpourri:  Books, Netflix, Etc.

Hump Day Reading:  It’s Been a Pleasure!

Let’s Share Some Coffee & Photos…

Thursday Potpourri:  Odd Tidbits, Etc.

A Bookworm’s Journey:  Keeping Track…

Bookish Friday:  “Sweet William”

How My Blogging Journey Began….

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)

Empty mailbox!

I downloaded two purchased books this week…I couldn’t resist.

The Red Hunter (e-book), by Lisa Unger

 

 

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The Affair (e-book), by Amanda Brooke

 

 

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WHAT’S NEXT?

Currently Reading:  The Roanoke Girls (e-book), by Amy Engel.

 

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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

 

 

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This one has been resting on Pippa for a while…

A Mother’s Confession (e-book), by Kelly Rimmer

 

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Vivian in Red (e-book), by Kristina Riggle (because I love the author…and this cover!)

 

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Maybe this one from Amazon Vine: (at the top of my book stack)

 

What’s Become of Her, by Deb Caletti

 

 

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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.

 

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WEEKLY UPDATES: BEAUTIFUL SPRING DAYS….

 

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

Great, sunshiny days came along this week, and so far it isn’t hot, either.  This perfect balance won’t last that long.  In the meantime, I am luxuriating in this little spring bubble.

My reading took a spike upwards this week, with FOUR books read and reviewed.  My blogging fell off, however, with only FIVE posts.  I guess when one thing goes up, the other goes down.  My total Read the Books You Buy Count so far:  32.

I spent some time watching Netflix(13 Reasons Why) and Amazon Prime(Bridget Jones’s Baby & La La Land); enjoyed some movies on my DVR; and played around with my blog headers (and then changed them again!).  I suffer from Restless/Compulsive Blog Designing/Changing Syndrome.

I did get a mani/pedi this week, to honor spring and sandals.

I was on Facebook earlier this week, and they had posted some “memories” to share.  I found this one from a few years back…the neighborhood library had featured one of my novels (click to my Amazon page).

 

My patio is buried under mounds of leaves that the gardeners regularly propel in with their leaf blowers…what is the sense of that?  I used to sweep them out regularly, but it was hopeless when the rains were turning them into a soggy mess.  But now that it’s spring, I need to prepare the patio for relaxing days ahead.

While I ponder that, I’ll have another cup of coffee…and talk about my week.

 

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LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Sunday Potpourri:  Reading, TV Shows, & Movies….

Tuesday Potpourri: “The Widow of Wall Street”

Hump Day Reading:  Immersed in Books….

Coffee & Thoughts….

Bookish Friday:  “Woman No. 17”

Review:  The Widow’s House (e-book), by Carol GoodmanReview:  The Secrets You Keep (e-book), by Kate WhiteReview:  The Arrangement (e-book), by Sarah DunnReview:  Woman No. 17, by Edan Lepucki – (Amazon Vine Review)

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INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

One Amazon Vine Review book came in my physical mailbox, and a NetGalley Review came to my Kindle.  Additionally, I purchased two more downloads…because I couldn’t resist!

What’s Become of Her, by Deb Caletti (Vine).

 

 

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Downloads:

He Said/She Said (e-book), by Erin Kelly – (NetGalley – 6-6-17)

 

 

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Downloaded Purchases:

Any Day Now (e-book), by Robyn Carr

 

 

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Fallout (e-book, VI Warshawski), by Sara Paretsky

 

 

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WHAT’S NEXT?

Currently Reading:  The Housekeeper (e-book), by Suellen Dainty

 

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And then….

The Roanoke Girls (e-book), by Amy Engel

 

 

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Wait for the Rain (e-book), by Maria Murnane

 

 

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That was my week.  What did yours look like?  Today I feel like going to Barnes & Noble (below) to browse for books…and have some of their coffee.  I have some coupons!

 

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WEEKLY UPDATES: THE WEEK SLID BY….

 

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.

 

Another week slid by while I wasn’t even doing all that much.  But here we are, ready to total up the memorable moments.  I did read and review THREE books this week.  Two were review books:  one an author review request, and the other from NetGalley.  I read one book from my own purchases, bringing my Read the Books You Buy Challenge total to  29 books!

I started watching another show on Netflix:  13 Reasons Why.  Has anyone else seen it?  On regular TV, I’m watching Season III of Better Call Saul.  After having binge-watched five seasons of Scandal on Netflix, I’m now enjoying Season 6 on ABC.

This weekend, I plan to scroll through titles on Amazon Prime Videos…and some more on Netflix.  And I’ll read some, too.

For fun, my daughter shared some photos:  On the left:  Heather at fourteen next to a photo of her son Noah at fourteen:

 

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They do seem to be related…LOL.  My eldest son had fun playing with Photoshop, and put a fringe and long hair on Noah’s photo (below), after which he apologized to Noah profusely:

 

As you can tell, we have a quirky sense of humor in our family.

Nowlet’s take a look at last week:

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Tuesday Sparks:  “Slightly South of Simple”

Tuesday Potpourri:  What’s Great About Tuesdays?

Hump Day Reading:  A Great Week….

Thoughts on a Thursday….

Bookish Friday:  “The Widower’s Wife”

Well-Loved Treasures from the Past….

Weekend Potpourri:  After “The Fast”….

Review:  The Perfect Stranger (e-book), by Megan Miranda – NetGalley – 4/11Review:  Slightly South of Simple, by Kristy Woodson Harvey – (Author Review Request)Review:  The Widower’s Wife (e-book), by Cate Holahan

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INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

No books came in my mailbox!  I did purchase three downloads.

The Widow of Wall Street (e-book), by Randy Susan Meyers

 

 

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The Night the Lights Went Out (e-book), by Karen White

 

 

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The Dark Flood Rises (e-book), by Margaret Drabble

 

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WHAT’S NEXT?

Currently Reading:  The Widow’s House (e-book), by Carol Goodman

 

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And then…some more of the books I’ve purchased, such as these:

The Secrets You Keep (e-book), by Kate White

 

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The Arrangement (e-book), by Sarah Dunn

 

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That was my week….and here is something tasty to think about:

 

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