WEEKLY UPDATES: JURY DUTY, GET-TOGETHERS, & A MOVIE

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.

What a week!  Hot weather is still streaming down, but I’m trying to stay cool.  I went out a few times, always taking my book.  I had lunch with my daughter and grandson on Tuesday…then on Thursday, I had to report to Jury Duty.  That wasn’t fun…we had to wait on uncomfortable chairs in the Assembly Room to find out if we had to serve.  By noon, I was reconciled to being stuck there at least all day…and then, good news!  Half of us were dismissed.  I then happily went to Marie Callender’s to celebrate with a pot pie and wine.  I took a piece of pie home. (Photo of lunch at the bottom of the post).

I did manage to read and review three books this week, and my Read the Books You Buy Challenge now totals 69 books.

This week, I resumed watching The Ranch on Netflix…and I loved the country songs at the beginning of each episode.  Plus, Debra Winger and Sam Elliott always make me smile.

Today I’m having lunch with an old friend who is in town…and then I’m planning to see The Glass Castle.

Sunday, I’m joining my daughter and friends for her birthday brunch:

I’m long past drinking my coffee this morning, so let’s get right to a peek into last week’s reading and blogging.

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Sunday Potpourri:  What’s in a Name?

Tuesday Potpourri:  Past & Present Moments…

Tuesday Sparks:  “The Lying Game”

A Week in Reading…

Coffee Chat:  Jury Duty, Birthdays, Etc.

Bookish Friday:  “The Identicals”

Friday Potpourri:  Visiting Prague via Photos, Etc.

Review:  Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands, by Chris BohjalianReview:  Swimming Lessons (e-book), by Claire FullerReview:  Before We Were Yours (e-book), by Lisa Wingate

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INCOMING BOOKS:  (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Empty mailbox!  I did download three e-books (purchased).

The Good Daughter (e-book), by Karin Slaughter

The Locals (e-book), by Jonathan Dee

Come Sundown (e-book), by Nora Roberts

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WHAT’S NEXT?

I have a long list of books that I have labeled “up next.”  I started reading one that will take a while, as I only read it just before I sleep:

America’s Queen, by Sarah Bradford

The Secrets She Keeps (e-book), by Michael Robotham (Currently Reading)

Mean Streak, by Sandra Brown (I started this one, which is also a bedtime read)

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That was my week!  What did yours look like?  Here is my celebratory lunch from Thursday:

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WEEKLY UPDATES: BLOGGIESTA IS COMING!

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

 

A week with rain, wind, and some good reading.  Three books read and reviewed, including the one that was my First Book of 2017.  I have added TWO books to my Read the Books You Buy Challenge-2017.

Next weekend:  Mini-Bloggiesta is coming on January 14-15.  Check it out!

Thursday was my youngest grandson’s FOURTEENTH birthday.  Imagine that.  I went to dinner at their home, and his mom, my daughter, fixed all of his favorite things:  steak, mac and cheese, and Caesar salad.  I liked his favorite things, too!

 

 

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Then on Friday, I had a spa day….lucky me!  A massage, a hair styling, and a radical change in color.  Check it out.  You can see it best from the back….I’m not hiding my face!  LOL.

 

 

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WHAT HAPPENED ON MY BLOGS:

Tuesday Potpourri:  “Faultlines”

Introducing the TBR Jar & My Plan

Hump Day Reading:  Loving the Books!

The Bad Boy/Bad Girl Scenario:  After the Dreams….

Thursday Potpourri:  Post Christmas Bliss, Etc.

Bookish Friday:  “The Woman in Cabin 10”

Review:  The Sleeping Beauty Killer (e-book), by Mary Higgins Clark/Alafair Burke (1st Book of the Year)ratings-worms-4-croppedReview:  Desolation Row (e-book), by Kay Kendallratings-worms-4-croppedReview:  Missing, Presumed (e-book), by Susie Steinerratings-worms-4-cropped***

INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

One review book came in my mailbox!  A review request from the author.  Then, since January 1 had arrived…I went crazy downloading books on my Amazon gift card.

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Sweet Lake, by Christine Nolfi (Review book)

 

 

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Downloads:

The Marriage Lie (e-book), by Kimberly Belle

 

 

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The Twilight Wife (e-book), by A. J. Banner

 

 

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

 

 

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Rainy Day Women (e-book), Book 2, by Kay Kendall

 

 

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Things We Didn’t Say (e-book), by Kristina Riggle

 

 

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WHAT’S UP NEXT?

Currently Reading:  The Woman in Cabin 10 (e-book), by Ruth Ware

 

 

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Maybe These Books….

 

The Other Widow (e-book), by Susan Crawford

 

 

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Claiming Noah, by Amanda Ortlepp (Amazon Vine Review)

 

 

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And that was my week. What did yours look like?  Last night, I had Quiche and Caesar salad (and wine)….at Marie Callender’s.

 

 

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