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.



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.




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




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


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)



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





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



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



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



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



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




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



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


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



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



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




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




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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 week brought a mixture of hot days and rainy ones.  The rainy ones were a treat, but one night seemed kind of stormy…and I hoped the power wouldn’t go out.  It didn’t. 

After years of not subscribing to the newspaper, I am back to enjoying a paper on the weekends.  It feels right, somehow.  Coffee and a paper.




I finishing reading and reviewing only three books this week…but that’s how it goes sometimes.


Blue Mondays Musings:  Reading Buddies?

Pondering the Future:  An Excerpt from “Interior Designs”

My Interior World:  The Final Phase?

Tuesday Potpourri:  Intros/Teasers – “Bittersweet”

From the Interior:  Waiting on “Evil Never Dies”

My Bookish (And Not So Bookish) Thoughts:  Reading & Relaxing

Curl up with Book Beginnings/Friday 56 – “The Liar”

Saturday Sparks:  Moments

Review:  Eat the Document (e-book), by Dana Spiotta

Review:  The Secrets She Keeps (e-book), by Deb Caletti (NetGalley)

Review:  Guilt, by Jonathan Kellerman



INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

I received ONE review book from NetGalley…and downloaded a book I purchased.

Black-Eyed Susans (e-book), by Julia Heaberlin (NetGalley)





For fans of Laura Lippman and Gillian Flynn comes an electrifying novel of stunning psychological suspense.

I am the star of screaming headlines and campfire ghost stories.
I am one of the four Black-Eyed Susans.
The lucky one.


A Snitch in Time (e-book, Book 3), by Sunny Frazier





When sheriff’s department office assistant Christy Bristol takes a long weekend to visit her friend, Lennie, in the Sierra Nevada foothills, it’s not the vacation she anticipated. A murder has just occurred and Christy is conscripted by the homicide team to handle the reports. To add to her frustration, she gets in a fight with Lennie over her friend’s arrogant boyfriend and has no place to stay. The detectives put her up in a forest ranger’s cabin while he is away fighting fires.

As the body count grows, it becomes apparent the killer is targeting undesirables in the town of Burlap. One victim’s girlfriends calls Christy and accuses a deputy of the murders. Christy doesn’t know whether to believe the snitch or not. Could a killer really be hiding behind his badge? Using astrology, she casts a reverse horoscope to profile him, but puts her own life at risk.


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

Currently Reading:  Little Black Lies (e-book), by Sandra Block






Bittersweet, by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore (Vine)






The Shore, by Sara Taylor (Vine)






Every Fifteen Minutes (e-book), by Lisa Scottoline






So that’s my week, past and upcoming…what did yours look like?  Grab a mimosa to celebrate!


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