WEEKLY UPDATES: MORE RAINY DAYS….

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.

 

We are in the final days of Bloggiesta, and I am almost finished.  Click the link to see what I’ve done so far.

Today we saw rain here, although there are signs that it is clearing up.  I hope we have sunshine before next weekend, when I take my beach (wedding) trip.  I am packing, a little bit each day, and checking things off of my list.

Meanwhile, the reading this week has been good.  Three books read and reviewed, and two were review books from NetGalley.  Now I have three more on the NetGalley stack, and two author review books, all spread out over April, May…and July.  I only finished one additional book for the Read the Books You Buy Challenge, bringing the total to 28.

I’ve been watching a lot of Netflix this week, and I’m halfway through Season IV of Scandal.  In my queue is Season III of Grace and Frankie, which I hope to start watching this weekend, too.

On Sunday, I will be eager to see what is happening on Big Little Lies and The Good Fight…also Feud:  Bette and Joan.

Let’s grab some coffee, and maybe a mimosa, and chat about our weeks.

 

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LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Tuesday Potpourri:  “Bridges:  A Daphne White Novel”

My TBR Report for 2017:  So Far….

Hump Day Potpourri:  Captivating Books….

Coffee Morning:  Bookish/Not So Bookish Thoughts…

Bookish Friday:  “Persons Unknown”

Weekend Potpourri:  Relishing the Moments…

Review:  Never Change (e-book), by Elizabeth BergReview:  The Idea of You (e-book), by Amanda Prowse – (NetGalley – 3/21/17)Review:  Bridges:  A Daphne White Novel (e-book), by Maria Murnane – (NetGalley- 4/4/17)

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INCOMING BOOKS (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

One review book came in my mailbox…and I downloaded two (purchased) e-books.

Beach Breeze, by Joanne DeMaio – (Author Review Request)

 

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Downloads:

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

 

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The Housekeeper (e-book), by Suellen Dainty

 

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WHAT’S UP NEXT?

Currently Reading:  Persons Unknown, by Susie Steiner (Amazon Vine Review)

 

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And then…

One Perfect Lie (e-book), by Lisa Scottoline – (NetGalley – 4/11/17)

 

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Slightly South of Simple, by Kristy Woodson Harvey (Author Review Request)

 

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That’s my week…what did yours look like?  I plan to curl up here and watch some Netflix…and read.

 

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WEEKLY UPDATES: BLOGGIESTA IS COMING!

 

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.

 

Ooh, yummy cup of coffee!  My coffee pot died yesterday (it was too soon, I thought!), but sadly, I had to go get a new one.  However, there is nothing better tasting than a fresh pot from a brand new machine.  After buying it, and a few other things I will need for my beach weekend, I had lots of coffee (and mimosas) at Mimi’s.  Just to assuage my caffeine withdrawal until I could get home and make a pot.

 

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A week of mostly sunshine…again.  I even had to turn the air conditioner on for a little bit.  But…I am not certain that we are done with the rain.

Busy days, errands, appointments, including my annual physical exam..and THREE books read and reviewed.  My total at Read the Books You Buy:  27.

Guess what is coming this week!  Spring Bloggiesta, from March 20-26.  I’ve already started, as you can probably tell.  I will be working primarily on this blog, but the other five will get a tweak or two.

I am looking forward to more Big Little Lies on Sunday…and The Good Fight.  I am also hooked on Scandal again, on Netflix.

I had a nice long phone chat with my second son, the one from LA…he is the only one of my grown kids who actually enjoys talking on the phone instead of primarily texting. 

I’ve been missing my Skype calls from my eldest; the nine hour time difference and busy schedules can be such a barrier.  He and his wife did a recent photo shoot at the Prague Hilton.  Here they are, ready to go.

 

 

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Let’s take a peek at last week’s blog posts…and have another cup of coffee:

 

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LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

A Sunday Coffee Chat:  Planning My Day…

My Journey:  Book Musings…

Curl up with “The Futures”

A Journey through My Shelves….

Hump Day Sparks:  A Reading Journey

Spring Bloggiesta:  Sign-Up Post….

My Bookish (and Not So Bookish) Thoughts…

Bookish Friday:  “Never Change”

Interior Thoughts:  A Prague Photo Shoot….

Review:  The Mother’s Promise (e-book), by Sally HepworthReview:  The Futures (e-book), by Anna PitoniakReview:  Idaho (e-book), by Emily Ruskovich

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INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

One Vine Review book came in my mailbox…and I also received a purchased book.  Two NetGalley Review books came to my Kindle…and I purchased three downloads.

Small Hours, by Jennifer Kitses (Amazon Vine)

 

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California Dreamin’, Cass Elliot Before the Mamas & the Papas, by Penelope Bagieu (Purchased)

 

 

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Downloads:

Bridges:  A Daphne White Novel (e-book), by Maria Murnane (NetGalley – 4/4/17)

 

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The Idea of You (e-book), by Amanda Prowse – (NetGalley – 3/21/17)

 

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Every Wild Heart (e-book), by Meg Donohue – (Purchased)

 

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The Widower’s Wife (e-book), by Cate Holahan – (Purchased)

 

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Swimming Lessons (e-book), by Claire Fuller – (Purchased)

 

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WHAT’S NEXT?

Currently Reading:  Never Change (e-book), by Elizabeth Berg

 

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Then….some review books, etc., like these:

 

The Idea of You (e-book), by Amanda Prowse (NetGalley – 3/21-17)

 

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Bridges:  A Daphne White Novel (e-book), by Maria Murnane – (NetGalley – 4/4/17)

 

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One Perfect Lie (e-book), by Lisa Scottoline – (NetGalley – 4/11/17)

 

 

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That was my week!  What did yours look like?  Grab some coffee, a mimosa, and let’s chat:

 

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WEEKLY UPDATES: A RAINY WEEK….

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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.

 

The mini-bloggiesta started yesterday.  Typically, I started working away on it earlier in the week.  I am impatient, and since I had my plans all ready to go…well, I had to do just that!  Here’s what I have done on my Serendipity blog (and Curl up and Read):  Mini-Bloggiesta!  January 13-15…Sign-up * Start.

My impatience could also be attributed to a very rainy week, and yes, I did some reading and movie watching…but I can never settle on just one thing.  I don’t have anything special going on Netflix…so there you have it.  The makings of misdeeds—if you can count STARTING EARLY as a misdeed.

The THREE books I read and reviewed were very engaging…and I now have FOUR books to add to my Read the Books You Buy Challenge – 2017.

I am happy that some of my favorite TV shows are back:  This Is Us...and another one that I haven’t seen much around the blogosphere, Tyler Perry’s Too Close to Home.  I started watching it because of Kelly Sullivan, who once was a favorite character that was “killed off” on General Hospital.  Just as Justin Hartley, on This Is Us, was a fan fave killed on Young & the Restless.  So…the “dead” soap stars find new life on nighttime.

Soon…(January 26), TGIT will be back!

Grab some coffee or a mimosa…and let’s chat about the past week. (Check out that mug for my “marital status”).  LOL

 

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LAST WEEK ON THE BLOG:

A Coffee Morning on Sunday:  Bloggiesta, Reading, & Changes…

Tuesday Potpourri:  “The Marriage Lie”

Hump Day Reading:  Glued to My Books…

Hump Day Potpourri:  Rain, Reading, & Blog Difficulties

A Journey:  Utilizing My One Word in My Daily Life….

Bookish Friday:  “The Stepmother”

Review:  The Woman in Cabin 10 (e-book), by Ruth Warecropped-again-5Review:  The Other Widow (e-book), by Susan Crawfordcropped-again-5Review:  Claiming Noah, by Amanda Ortlepp (Amazon Vine Review)ratings-worms-4-cropped

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INCOMING BOOKS:  (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

My mailbox brought me three books I had purchased over the holidays…and then I downloaded two books.  Yay, me!  So much for trying to curtail the book buying.

The Princess Diarist, by Carrie Fisher

 

 

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Becoming Queen Victoria, by Kate Williams

 

 

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The Best Awful, by Carrie Fisher (Sequel to Postcards from the Edge)

 

 

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Downloads:

The Vanishing Year (e-book), by Kate Moretti

 

 

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The Dry (e-book), by Jane Harper

 

 

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WHAT’S UP NEXT?

Currently Reading:  The Stepmother (e-book), by Claire Seeber

 

 

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And then?

Always (e-book), by Sarah Jio (NetGalley – 2/7/17)

 

 

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The Orphan’s Tale, by Pam Jenoff (Amazon Vine)

 

 

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So that was my week…what did yours look like?  Since last week was rainy, I scarcely left the house…but here’s something I enjoyed the Saturday before….Elephant Bar’s Pomegranate Martini, with Mac & Cheese.

 

 

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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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WEEKLY UPDATES: A DAY IN THE LIFE, ETC.

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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.

Happy Easter, for those who celebrate it.  I am pleased with the sunshine I see around me, although there is a hint of rain to come in the next week.  What a week this has been, struggling still with the new meds after three weeks…and finally, a discussion and a decision:  back to the old meds!  Such a relief.

One event this past week was so much fun for me:  A Day in the Life, (click for my post), hosted by Trish, at Love, Laughter, & a Touch of Insanity.  (Love that title!).

I also managed to read and review four books, and participate in Bloggiesta events. (Click to read about what I accomplished).  For my Read the Books You Buy Challenge, I have now read and reviewed 23 books!

I did not binge-watch quite as much on Netflix, but did enjoy watching some more episodes of Broadchurch.

Let’s take a look at the rest of the week…

ON MY BLOGS:

Sunday Potpourri: A Day of Reading and Movies

Tuesday Potpourri: Excerpting “Somewhere Out There”

Interior Thoughts: Remembering Nora….

Bookish Wednesday:  Waiting for “Small Great Things”

Hump Day Potpourri:  An Ordinary Day & a Week of Changes

Bookish Thursdays #6:  A Potpourri of Events

Review:  Duplicate Keys (e-book), by Jane Smiley

Review:  A Girl’s Guide to Moving On, by Debbie Macomber (Vine)

Review:  Somewhere Out There (e-book), by Amy Hatvany

Review:  Brooklyn (e-book), by Colm Toibin

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INCOMING BOOKS:  (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

No mailbox books this week…but I downloaded FIVE e-books (purchased).

Must Love Dogs:  New Leash on Life (e-book), Book 2, by Claire Cook

 

 

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My Name is Lucy Barton (e-book), by Elizabeth Strout

 

 

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The Nest (e-book), by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

 

 

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Terrible Virtue (e-book), by Ellen Feldman

 

 

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The Orphan Choir (e-book), by Sophie Hannah

 

 

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AROUND THE BLOGOSPHERE:

Here is the link-up to the many A Day in the Life Posts, at Love, Laughter, & a Touch of Insanity

 

WHAT’S UP NEXT? (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

My reading has been somewhat fluid this past week, and I want to stick to that nebulous plan; but maybe these titles will grab me this week, some I’ve brought forward from the “back” of Pippa, my Kindle.  Or I might impulsively grab a newer book, but let’s take a look at some possibilities:

If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home Now (e-book), by Claire LaZebnik

 

 

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Virgin River (e-book), by Robyn Carr

 

 

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Garden Spells (e-book), by Sarah Addison Allen

 

 

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That’s my week…what did yours look like?  Enjoy Spring, Easter, and whatever pleases you this weekend.  Have a mimosa or two.

 

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CHATTING ABOUT BOOKISH/BLOGGING THINGS

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It’s time to share our musings and/or ramblings.  Check in at A Daily Rhythm to see what others are doing.

Here are some prompts to get you going:

  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: Do you have a favorite book from childhood? What is it?

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Okay, I don’t know if “super excited” is the expression I would use for today’s topic, but I have come from a weekend of blogging makeovers, and here is my Bloggiesta post, Finish Line.  I worked primarily on my Serendipity blog, but I also made over some blog headers, including the one here.

After the bloggiesta was officially finished, I then went on to do something really drastic.  Are you ready?  I deleted the first blog I ever created, back in April 2008.  You are probably thinking “are you crazy?”

But let’s review.  It was my one remaining Blogger site.  I hardly ever posted there, and the last straw was getting an e-mail from Amazon Associates about major changes coming with the links and widgets…and it sounded like a major overhaul was in store.  Now my only reason for retaining that one site was for those widgets…so, it was a no-brainer for me.  That blog is gone!

I did check all my review links, which I have on my Curl up and Read site….and discovered only two that linked to the Story Corner blog.  I changed the links to my Goodreads site…and voila!  Done and done.

Yes, I did spend some time rereading blog posts, and nothing I found there was worth moving to one of my other blogs.  Sad, but true.  I also had to change my list of blogs on all of my other sites.

I still kept my Blogger profile, even though I have no blogs left there.  It helps with commenting, etc.

I did love my header there, though…saving it, just in case I can use it somewhere else.  Changing the text, of course.

 

 

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So, now, ready?  I am down to TEN blogs!

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I think my favorite book from childhood was Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott, but I don’t have my own copy.  I reread it several times as a child, and then again after I started blogging.  I am thinking of buying a copy for my library.  What do you think?  I love this cover.

 

 

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What are you chatting about today?  Come on by and let’s talk….

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WEEKLY UPDATES: IT IS HOT, HOT, HOT!!

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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 now hosted at the home site:  Mailbox Monday.

This weekend is Mini-Bloggiesta time, and I’m already eagerly making over my Serendipity site. Check it out!

I am also still bingeing on Netflix.  Having finished Breaking Bad, I’m now alternating between House of Cards and Orange is the New Black (Season III).

Today is going to reach 105 degrees!  I’m staying indoors with the air conditioning on!

This morning, I am loving my coffee….probably because I am not ready to be awake!

 

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This past week brought lots of wonderful books that I couldn’t stop reading….and there were a few blog posts, too.

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Sunday Potpourri: A Black-Out During “Breaking Bad” – Yikes!

Mini-Bloggiesta Is Coming: June 13-14 – Let’s Get Started!

Blues, Go Away! Let’s Muse…

Serendipitous Tuesdays – “The Cry”

Answering Uncomfortable Questions: Excerpt from “Interior Designs”

Bookish Wednesday: Check It Out!

My Bookish (and Not So Bookish) Thoughts: Graduations, Etc.

Bookish Fridays: “Eight Hundred Grapes”

A Family Gathers: Excerpted from “Family Values,” by Laurel-Rain Snow

Saturday Sparks: Family Connections

Review: Things You Won’t Say (e-book), by Sarah Pekkanen (NetGalley)

Review: The Cry (e-book), by Helen Fitzgerald

Review: Crooked Little Lies (e-book), by Barbara Taylor Sissel (NetGalley)

Review: Eight Hundred Grapes, by Laura Dave (Amazon Vine)

 

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INCOMING BOOKS (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

This week, there were no books in my physical mailbox, but I received TWO e-books from NetGalley for review.  Yay!

The Bones of You (e-book), by Debbie Howells (NetGalley)

 

 

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A stunning, wonderfully assured psychological thriller that evokes Gillian Flynn and Alice Sebold, The Bones of You revolves around a young girl’s murder and one woman’s obsession with uncovering the secrets in an idyllic English village.

 

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The New Neighbor (e-book), by Leah Stewart (NetGalley)

 

 

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In the tradition of Zoe Heller’s What Was She Thinking? Notes on a Scandal, The New Neighbor is a darkly sophisticated novel about an old woman’s curiosity turned into a dangerous obsession as she becomes involved in her new neighbor’s complicated and cloaked life.

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WHAT’S UP NEXT? (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Currently Reading:  Golden State (e-book), by Stephanie Kegan

 

 

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Three Wishes (e-book), by Liane Moriarty

 

 

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A Week at the Lake, by Wendy Wax (Publicist)

 

 

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That’s it for my week…and if I finish all of these, I have more e-books from which to choose!  Yay!  What did your week look like?  Let’s toast to a great new week!

 

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WEEKLY UPDATES: GOODBYE TO BLOGGIESTA!

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Good morning!  Today’s post will link up to Sunday Salon, The Sunday Post,  and Book Journey, for  Weekly Updates.

**Mailbox Monday is now hosted at the home site:  Mailbox Monday.

Grab some coffee (or a mimosa!), and let’s talk about our weeks.

I had a fabulous week of reading, blogging, and some more purging.  I now have empty bookcases in the garage and full boxes of books to be picked up on Monday.

And my week of Bloggiesta was very productive! Check it out!  Bloggiesta:  Sign-Up Post & Starting Line; My Best Blogging Advice.

And my Book Nook is no more…here is what my nook looks like now.  Stacks on the top shelf:  gone!

 

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Meanwhile, here’s what happened last week:

ON THE BLOGS:

Sunday Potpourri:  What I Love…and What I Hate!

Creative Tuesdays:  Intros/Teasers – “Summer Secrets”

From the Interior:  Tedious Tasks & Lovely Rewards

Serendipitous Wednesday:  Waiting for “The New Neighbor”

Bookish Friday:  Book Beginnings/Friday 56 – “The One That Got Away”

Bookish Saturday:  Celebrating with Snapshots

Review:  What I Remember Most, by Cathy Lamb

Review:  Someone Is Watching, by Joy Fielding

Review:  Summer Secrets, by Jane Green

 

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INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Two Vine Review books arrived in my mailbox this week; and I downloaded two e-books onto my lovely new Kindle, Pippa.

Blueprints, by Barbara Delinsky (Amazon Vine)

 

 

 

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Did You Ever Have a Family, by Bill Clegg (Amazon Vine)

 

 

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Downloads:

 

 

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Before the Storm (e-book), by Diane Chamberlain

 

 

 

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Night Night, Sleep Tight (e-book), by Hallie Ephron

 

 

 

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WHAT’S UP NEXT? (Covers/Titles Linked to Amazon)

 

Currently Reading:  Ugly Love (e-book), by Colleen Hoover

 

 

 

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The One That Got Away, by Bethany Chase

 

 

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The Denim Blue Sea, by Joanne DeMaio

 

 

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The Comfort of Lies (e-book), by Randy Susan Meyers

 

 

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Thanks to everyone who stopped by last week and offered opinions about how to deal with the WP Beep, Beep, Boop nightmare…LOL.

For now, I am coping by accessing my posts through the dashboard.  May we all post happily ever after!  Sheila, at Book Journey, had some thoughts on it, too, in Beep Beep Boop to You.

Happy week to everyone!

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WEEKLY UPDATES: A WEEK OF BLOGGIESTA AHEAD!

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Good morning!  Today’s post will link up to Sunday Salon, The Sunday Post,  and Book Journey, for  Weekly Updates.

**Mailbox Monday is now hosted at the home site:  Mailbox Monday.

Grab some coffee (or a mimosa!), and let’s talk about our weeks.  And don’t forget that the first-ever week long Bloggiesta begins on March 23 and ends on the 29th.  I am working on one main site…and dabbling on a few others.

Wow, what a week!  A little blogging, a little reading…and some huge purging, transforming my hallway into its normal function:  a passageway, with books in the garage to donate and the remaining books from the two shelves into an emptied shelf in the bedroom.  This shelf now contains some newer books…and the ones I am donating are in two large boxes and two large trash bags.  It is better not to show you what the garage looks like.  LOL

 

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LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Bloggiesta:  March 23-29 – Sign-up Post

Blue Mondays:  A Potpourri of Musings

From the Interior:  Intros/Teasers – “Goldberg Variations”

Hump Day Sparks:  Waiting for “The Guest Cottage”

Hump Day Potpourri:  More About Those Obsessions

Friday Fun:  Book Beginnings/Friday 56 – “Someone Is Watching”

From the Interior:  Purging and Reclaiming Space

Creative Saturday:  Treasures…

“Sleepwalker,”  A Short Story by Laurel-Rain Snow

Bookish Saturday:  Patterns & Numbers

Review:  Where They Found Her, by Kimberly McCreight

Review:  The First Wife (e-book), by Erica Spindler

Review:  In the Blood (e-book), by Lisa Unger

 

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INCOMING BOOKS:

None!  In a week of purging, I am hesitant to add any more books…but to be fair, most of my new purchases are e-books…and the print books are ARCs from Vine, which I toss afterwards.

 

WHAT’S UP NEXT? (Covers/Titles Linked to Amazon)

Currently Reading:  What I Remember Most, by Cathy Lamb

 

 

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Someone Is Watching, by Joy Fielding (Amazon Vine)

 

 

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Summer Secrets, by Jane Green (Amazon Vine)

 

 

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The Denim Blue Sea, by Joanne DeMaio (Author Review Request)

 

 

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And I may add a few e-books, if I have time, like this one I’ve had for a while:

 

Ugly Love (e-book), by Colleen Hoover

 

 

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And that was my week….and for those who use Word Press:  I have a question.  A few months (or weeks?) ago, they implemented what they call an improved posting experience (beep, beep, boop)  LOL.  But I call it horrific.

For a while, there was a way to click over to the classic posting method.  Then that went away.  By visiting the boards, I discovered that, yes, we could still find the classic method by going in through the WP dashboard.  So that’s what I am doing now.  But who knows when that will disappear?  LOL

Paranoid much?

My issues with the new format:  When posting, it only scrolls down so far…and then you can’t see the rest of what you are doing…and editing doesn’t work, either.  I trashed two posts last night before visiting the boards.  And then came in through the dashboard today.

Help!

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Happy week!  I need this Bloody Mary!

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saturday brunch 2

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BOOKISH SATURDAY: WEEKEND THOUGHTS

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Good morning to all bookish types…enjoying your weekend?

Last Saturday, I was up to my eyeballs in Bloggiesta...and this week has been all about more book clearing.

You know that I love sharing “before and after” photos, so here are some of those after shots.  After the clearing.  The Blue Mondays Book Nook, below.

 

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And the shelf where many of those books added to the book nook once resided.  The bottom shelf is almost totally empty, so I am storing a cute little box with numerous sentimental goodies.  And I love cute little boxes.  Could more books go here?  Well, the goal is to cut down…but we’ll see.

 

 

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See what’s coming up next on my reading list:

 

 

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And, finally, check out the Giveaway Post. 

There are forty books on the giveaway shelves at the moment.

Does it seem as though I want to give away some books?  Well, yes!  But if they don’t go to other bloggers, they will end up in the Library Collection box in the garage.

But you might enjoy some of these.  Check them out!

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What does your weekend look like?  Are any of you participating in a read-a-thon?  Reading an especially engaging book?

I’m reading Trust No One, by Jayne Ann Krentz, and I am eager to get back to it.

 

 

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