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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.


It is beautiful outside, with cooler temperatures promising that soon it will feel exactly like autumn.  But meanwhile, I’ve been enjoying my reading…and on Thursday, my beautiful granddaughter Fiona helped me totally rearrange my office.  The sofa bed went on the wall next to the door, so the length of the room stretches out just right for when it becomes a guest room.  My bigger bookshelf went on the wall with my Nook…which is now my work station!



It was exhausting, but such a productive afternoon…and Fiona is awesome!


Christmas Fiona



This past week, I read some great books…and I veered off course a little from what I had on last week’s list…isn’t that what impulses are all about?



When Life Throws Us a Curve

Nesting on a Monday: Musings

Monday’s Child, Etc.: A Ditty Playing in My Head

Serendipitous Tuesday: “The Lake House”

Curl Up with “The Secret Language of Sisters”

Reluctantly Moving On: An Excerpt from “Interior Designs”

Hump Day Potpourri: What’s In a Name?

Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts: Stress Eating

Sometimes a Bookworm’s Journey Includes Purging…

Bookish Friday: “The Liars’ Club”

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

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

Review: The Nesting Place, by Myquillyn Smith

Review: The Good Goodbye, by Carla Buckley (Amazon Vine)



INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

No books in the mailbox, but I received ONE review book from NetGalley.


Corrupted (e-book), by Lisa Scottoline (NetGalley)





Bennie Rosato the founder of the Rosato & DiNunzio law firm hides her big heart beneath her tough-as-nails exterior and she doesn’t like to fail. Now, a case from her past shows her how differently things might have turned out. Thirteen years ago, Bennie Rosato took on Jason Leftavick, a twelve-year-old boy who was sent to a juvenile detention center after fighting a class bully. Bennie couldn’t free Jason, and to this day it’s the case that haunts her. Jason has grown up in and out of juvenile prison, and his adulthood hasn’t been any easier. Bennie no longer represents those accused of murder, but when Jason is indicted for killing the same bully he fought with as a kid, she sees no choice but to represent him…


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

The Lake House (e-book), by Kate Morton (NetGalley)






Catching Air, by Sarah Pekkanen






Snow Deer & Cocoa Cheer, by Joanne DeMaio (Publicist Request)






A Place We Knew Well, by Susan Carol McCarthy (Amazon Vine)






What did your week look like?  Care to share?  Here’s something I enjoyed last week, after getting my flu shot.  Breakfast at Marie Callender’s, starting with this coffee cake:


breakfast for comfort food - oct 7