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It has been a rainy day today….we’ve had a few of those lately.  The leaves are wet and slippery, so I have been walking very carefully.

Despite the rain, or maybe because of it, I’ve had a nice and cozy week!  I have read and reviewed four books, but I was in no particular hurry.  Two of them were review books; one was an older book, from 2014; and one was my 100th book in the Read the Books You Buy Challenge, which is finished for 2016.  I could read a couple more, but I’ve chosen to focus on review books and older books…or freebies.  The books that don’t count for the challenge.

I’ll be starting over on January 1 with the 2017 version of the challenge.

It’s Christmas weekend, so I’m looking forward to more relaxation and very little reading.  I’ll be celebrating tomorrow night, with dinner and gift exchange at my daughter’s house.  Everyone else is out of town…and have received their gifts in the mail.  Earlier this week, I received an Amazon gift card from my youngest son up North.  Even though I’m tempted to start spending it, I’m waiting until after January 1 to buy more books…I’m trying to curb my impulses just a bit, since I already bought a lot of books this year.  I need a clean slate with the New Year.

January 1 will be First Book of the Year, hosted by Sheila, at Book Journey.  Next week you’ll be able to read my post and see which book I chose.  Are any of you participating?

This week I have been watching older movies, like Erin Brockovich and The Accidental Tourist.  Sometimes I love the nostalgia of those films.

Let’s take a look back at my week; I’m having some eggnog to celebrate a bit:





Monday Sparks:  Musing About Reading & the Holidays

Tuesday Potpourri:  “She Can Kill”

My New One Word:  Hope!

Hump Day Reading:  What’s On Your List?

Thursday Potpourri:  Forgotten Books?

Bookish Friday:  “The Girl Before”

A Challenge:  Making Lists, Counting My Numbers…

Review:  Scandal in Skibbereen (e-book), by Sheila Connolly ratings-worms-4-croppedReview:  The Sleepwalker (e-book), by Chris Bohjalian (NetGalley – 1/10/17)cropped-again-5Review:  I See You, by Clare Mackintosh – (Amazon Vine)ratings-worms-4-croppedReview:  Breakfast at Tiffany’s (e-book), by Truman Capotecropped-again-5


INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Received ONE Amazon Vine book in my mailbox, and downloaded ONE NetGalley review book.  I received one Kindle Prime freebie.

Claiming Noah, by Amanda Ortlepp (Amazon Vine)





The Perfect Stranger (e-book), by Megan Miranda (NetGalley – 5/16/17)






The Missing (e-book), by Caroline Eriksson






Currently Reading:  The Things We Wish Were True (e-book), by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen (Freebie)






And then, a review book:

The Girl Before (e-book), by J. P. Delaney (NetGalley – 1/24/17)





That’s it for this week.  What did your week look like?  Enjoy the holiday weekend…and here’s a peek at my dinner and reading a couple of days ago….