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!



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?





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:



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:


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


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




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




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




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



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

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



The Arrangement (e-book), by Sarah Dunn



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




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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!


mimosa time


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



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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




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)








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







From NetGalley:








Downloads I Purchased:

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







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








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






Hausfrau (e-book), by Jill Alexander Essbaum






Barnes & Noble Purchase:


Motive, by Jonathan Kellerman







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


Blueprints, by Barbara Delinsky






Did You Ever Have a Family, by Bill Clegg






Precious Thing (e-book), by Colette McBeth






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.