WEEKLY UPDATES: BOOKSHELF CLEARING & BANNED BOOK 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 Sheila in It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?, at Book Journey.

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What a week!  It was cooler, we even had a little rain, and I read some great books!  I took a load of books to the library, after clearing more off my shelves.

 

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LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

From the Interior: Thinning Out My Bookshelves

Bookshelf Clearing: A Sentimental Journey

From the Interior: “The Spectacular Now”

Eagerly Anticipating “The Opposite of Everyone”

Interior Thoughts: Is There an End to the Purging?

Monthly Wrap-Up: Goodbye to September!

A Woman Begins Her New Life: Excerpting “Interior Designs”

Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts: “Rainy Day Sisters”

Bookish Friday: “The Girls of August”

Interior Thoughts: Protests, Making a Difference, & The Writing Life

Saturday Sparks: Photo Memories

Review: The Good Neighbor (e-book), by Amy Sue Nathan (NetGalley – Release Date – 10/13/15)

Review: The Spectacular Now (e-book), by Tim Tharp

Review: The Dance Begins (e-book/short story), by Diane Chamberlain

Review: Forever (e-book), by Judy Blume – Banned Book Week Contribution

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INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

I purchased two books:  One book came in my mailbox; and I downloaded the other one.

Then:  On Saturday, one more purchased book came in the mailbox!

Jane Fonda: The Private Life of a Public Woman, by Patricia Bosworth

 

 

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Lucky Us (e-book), by Amy Bloom

 

 

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The Liar’s Club: A Memoir, by Mary Karr

 

 

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

Currently Reading:  Rainy Day Sisters (e-book), by Kate Hewitt

 

 

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The House of Memories (e-book), by Monica McInerney

 

 

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Catching Air, by Sarah Pekkanen

 

 

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The Good Goodbye, by Carla Buckley (Amazon Vine)

 

 

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That was my week!  What did yours look like?  What’s ahead for you?  The other day when running errands, I stopped for breakfast at Mimi’s: (A Santa Fe Omelet and a Bloody Mary).

 

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BOOKSHELF CLEARING: A SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY

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Welcome to another Monday of Chasing Away the Blues.  Today’s post is linked to Jen, at A Daily Rhythm, and we are musing about some topics she has selected.

Here they are:

  • 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: What books about books do you own, or have you read & enjoyed?

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I am going with the random question today.  Yesterday, I was clearing out my overstuffed bookshelf in the living room:  the one that goes from floor to ceiling.

While deciding what to keep and what to give away, I stumbled upon my copy of The Jane Austen Book Club (click for my review), and my mind catapulted back in time, when I found the book in a real bookstore.  Yes, imagine that!

I decided to keep this book, of course, not necessarily because I’ll reread it, but it holds such special memories for me.  I also have the movie!

 

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Here are my bookshelves, before and after my purge (I had already purged that top shelf of books earlier in the month):

 

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And now, drum roll!  After the purge.  I eliminated FIFTY-SIX books.  Did I cut too much?  Go too far?  Only time will tell.

 

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What are you musing about today?  Come on by and share!

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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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