WEEKLY UPDATES: A WARM WEEK….

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.

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: DISTRACTIONS….

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

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This past week was a good one for blogging, but I only finished reading and reviewing TWO books.  I am halfway through the third one, but I’ve been so distracted by various things, in life and on Netflix…LOL.  Last night I took Pippa with me to have a light dinner in the neighborhood: Shepherd’s Pie, Caesar Salad, and a glass of wine.

 

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LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Falling Back – Time Changes & Thoughts of the Past

Monday Ramblings: Past, Present, Etc.

At Home with Family: Excerpted from “Interior Designs”

Waiting on “The Passenger”

Hump Day Potpourri: A Sentimental Journey

Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts: All Is Not Glamour in Tinsel Town

Bookish Friday:  Excerpting “The Accident Season”

Interior Thoughts: Changes & Looking Back

Saturday Sparks:  Versions of Halloween

Review: Maybe in Another Life (e-book), by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Review: Ice Cold (e-book), by Tess Gerritsen

 

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AROUND THE BLOGOSPHERE:

Trish @ Between My Lines writes “Why You Should Plan for a Successful Blog! Like a Blogging Ninja!

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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 Passenger (e-book), by Lisa Lutz (NetGalley – Release Date – March 1, 2016)

 

 

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Wildflower, by Drew Barrymore

 

 

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

Currently Reading:  Three Story House (e-book), by Courtney Miller Santo

 

 

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As for the rest of my planned reads, it’s all up in the air.  Maybe these:

 

All the Houses, by Karen Olsson (Vine)

 

 

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After I Do (e-book), by Taylor Jenkins Reid

 

 

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The Accident Season (e-book), by Moira Fowley-Doyle

 

 

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That was my week…what did yours look like?  Let’s toast to the upcoming week!

 

wine and reading

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