FRIDAY TIME TRAVEL…

Going back in time (not Time Travel, but checking out my Archives) led me to this post from October 17, 2015.

It was a Weekly Updates post, but I want to share this bit about my carpet cleaning prep:

My week was spent mostly reading ONE book, although I then went on to finish another.  The book I spent so much time on was more than 500 pages and awesome (The Lake House), but I was distracted by other things.  Like prepping for carpet cleaning next week.  Who knew prepping could be so time-consuming?  Here is the preliminary Graveyard of my Stuff in the garage (below)….there will be more.

I also caught up on some TV shows returning from hiatus:  The Leftovers, The Affair, and How to Get Away with Murder.  (Did anyone read Tom Perrotta’s book The Leftovers?)  I loved it!

 

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What I feel as I look at the stuff gathered in my garage…is RELIEF that I am not going through this now.

Instead…I hope to spend the day finishing The Rules of Magic, which is okay…but so far I’m not loving it.

I do love the cover, though.

What has captured your interest on this Friday?

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WEEKLY UPDATES: THE WEEK SLID BY….

 

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.

 

Another week slid by while I wasn’t even doing all that much.  But here we are, ready to total up the memorable moments.  I did read and review THREE books this week.  Two were review books:  one an author review request, and the other from NetGalley.  I read one book from my own purchases, bringing my Read the Books You Buy Challenge total to  29 books!

I started watching another show on Netflix:  13 Reasons Why.  Has anyone else seen it?  On regular TV, I’m watching Season III of Better Call Saul.  After having binge-watched five seasons of Scandal on Netflix, I’m now enjoying Season 6 on ABC.

This weekend, I plan to scroll through titles on Amazon Prime Videos…and some more on Netflix.  And I’ll read some, too.

For fun, my daughter shared some photos:  On the left:  Heather at fourteen next to a photo of her son Noah at fourteen:

 

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They do seem to be related…LOL.  My eldest son had fun playing with Photoshop, and put a fringe and long hair on Noah’s photo (below), after which he apologized to Noah profusely:

 

As you can tell, we have a quirky sense of humor in our family.

Nowlet’s take a look at last week:

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Tuesday Sparks:  “Slightly South of Simple”

Tuesday Potpourri:  What’s Great About Tuesdays?

Hump Day Reading:  A Great Week….

Thoughts on a Thursday….

Bookish Friday:  “The Widower’s Wife”

Well-Loved Treasures from the Past….

Weekend Potpourri:  After “The Fast”….

Review:  The Perfect Stranger (e-book), by Megan Miranda – NetGalley – 4/11Review:  Slightly South of Simple, by Kristy Woodson Harvey – (Author Review Request)Review:  The Widower’s Wife (e-book), by Cate Holahan

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INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

No books came in my mailbox!  I did purchase three downloads.

The Widow of Wall Street (e-book), by Randy Susan Meyers

 

 

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The Night the Lights Went Out (e-book), by Karen White

 

 

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The Dark Flood Rises (e-book), by Margaret Drabble

 

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WHAT’S NEXT?

Currently Reading:  The Widow’s House (e-book), by Carol Goodman

 

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And then…some more of the books I’ve purchased, such as these:

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

 

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The Arrangement (e-book), by Sarah Dunn

 

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That was my week….and here is something tasty to think about:

 

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WEEKLY UPDATES: HAPPY EASTER!

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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 for those who celebrate it, Happy Easter!

 

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What a week it was!  There was reading, some blogging, and a spa day.

 

 

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LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Bloggiesta:  March 23-29 – From Start to Finish

Chasing Away the Blues and Musing About the Life of an Avid Reader

Rainy Day Intros/Teasers – “Blueprints”

Goodbye to March:  Curl up with My Books

Hump Day Potpourri:  Waiting for “The Third Wife”

My Bookish (and Not So Bookish) Thoughts:  Obsessing Over New Discoveries

Friday Sparks:  Book Beginnings/Friday 56 – “Did You Ever Have a Family”

Bookish Saturday:  Snapshots of My Bookish Vignettes

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

Review:  The One That Got Away, by Bethany Chase

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

Review:  The Denim Blue Sea, by Joanne DeMaio

 

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INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Two review books came in the mail from Amazon Vine; I downloaded four e-galleys from NetGalley (something new!); and I bought a book at Barnes & Noble.

And I downloaded four e-books that I purchased.  Obviously before I realized the wealth of e-ARCs coming my way.

 

Review Books:

 

Lacy Eye, by Jessica Treadway (Vine)

 

 

 

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How to Start a Fire, by Lisa Lutz (Vine)

 

 

 

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From NetGalley:

 

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Downloads I Purchased:

Never Tell a Lie (e-book), by Hallie Ephron

 

 

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Cavendon Hall (e-book), by Barbara Taylor Bradford

 

 

 

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The Hypnotist’s Love Story (e-book), by Liane Moriarty

 

 

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Hausfrau (e-book), by Jill Alexander Essbaum

 

 

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Barnes & Noble Purchase:

 

Motive, by Jonathan Kellerman

 

 

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

 

Blueprints, by Barbara Delinsky

 

 

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Did You Ever Have a Family, by Bill Clegg

 

 

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Precious Thing (e-book), by Colette McBeth

 

 

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That’s it for now!  I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend…my daughter and I will have lunch at The Cheesecake Factory, which we love.

 

 

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