WEEKLY UPDATES: A LOT OF READING!

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.

What a week!  It was too hot to go anywhere, so I holed up inside…and when I looked up again, I discovered that I had read and reviewed FIVE books.  My Read the Books You Buy Challenge now totals 56.  One of my reads was an “Old Dusty TBR book” (from 2014), so it didn’t count for this challenge.

I started a new Netflix show called The Doctor Blake Mysteries….and I’m not sure about it yet.  I am loving Season Three of Broadchurch, on BBC-America.  I watched the first two seasons on Netflix a while ago.

Since I’ve been indoors most of the week (not counting supermarket visits!), I need an outing, so I’m planning to see the movie The Hero, with some oldies like Sam Elliott, Katharine Ross (remember her from The Graduate?), and someone more current:  Laura Prepon, from OITNB.

 

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Early this morning, I recorded a movie I always love to watch over and over:  The Company You Keep, with Robert Redford, Susan Sarandon, Julie Christie…and Sam Elliott.  Younger characters that may be familiar to some of you:  Shia LaBeouf and Anna Kendrick.  I also have the book…but haven’t read it yet.

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So…looking forward to the weekend.  Now I’ll grab some more coffee, and share what happened last week…in more detail.  I wrote TEN blog posts. 

 

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LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Monday Potpourri:  Musings…

Tuesday Potpourri:  “New Release” Obsession…

Tuesday Excerpts:  “The Bookshop at Water’s End”

The TBR Jar:  Dusting Off the Old Unread Books…

Hump Day Reading:  Current, Past, & Future Reading…

Thursday Tidbits….

It’s Time for Coffee…and Bookish/Not So Bookish Thoughts…

Bookish Friday:  “Any Day Now”

Friday Potpourri:  Staying Cool….

Hello, July!  Monthly Wrap-Up….

Review:  The Sunshine Sisters (e-book), by Jane GreenReview:  Watching the Detectives (e-book, #5), by Julie MulhernReview:  Talking as Fast as I Can, by Lauren GrahamReview:  Any Day Now (e-book), by Robyn CarrReview:  What Remains, by Carole Radziwill (TBR from 2014!)***

INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Empty mailbox!  I did download two purchased e-books…and a freebie from Kindle First.

The Child (e-book), by Fiona Barton

 

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The Bookshop on the Corner (e-book), by Jenny Colgan

 

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Freebie:

Mrs. Saint and the Defectives (e-book), by Julie Lawson Timmer

 

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WHAT’S UP NEXT?

Currently Reading:  The Bookshop at Water’s End (e-book), by Patti Callahan Henry – (NG – 7/11)

And then…

The Summer House (e-book), by Hannah McKinnon

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The Comfort of Secrets (e-book, Book 2), by Christine Nolfi (NG – 7/18)

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That was my week…what did yours look like?  And to tempt you further, my favorite dessert from a previous weekend, which I didn’t share…

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WEEKLY UPDATES: HOT, HOT, HOT!!!

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 is hot, hot, hot!  Yes, every year we begin summer with triple digits…but this year, we had some lovely 80 degree weather leading up to this scorching hot season.  However, it is perfect for staying indoors in the AC…reading, blogging, watching TV.  I love the new Netflix season on Wentworth…more than the Orange Is the New Black fifth season, which I finished anyway.

I read and reviewed three books...and I’m halfway through my fourth one, which I was sure I would finish before now.  But I’m savoring it.

My total for the Read the Books You Buy Challenge is…wait for it!  52!

Let’s grab some coffee…and/or breakfast, and chat.

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LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Bloggiesta Finish Line

Tuesday Sparks:  “The Summer House”

Hump Day Potpourri:  Book Love!

Coffee Morning:  Hot Day Ahead!

Bookish Friday:  “The Sunshine Sisters”

From the Past to the Present in Photos…

Coffee Morning on Saturday:  Reminiscing…

Review:  You’ll Never Know, Dear (e-book), by Hallie EphronReview:  Fairy Tale Interrupted, by RoseMarie TerenzioReview:  Good Me, Bad Me, by Ali Land

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INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Nothing in my physical mailbox…but I received one e-ARC from NetGalley…and then went on to download some purchases…and I also bought two books from Barnes & Noble’s bargain table.

Girl in Snow (e-book), by Danya Kukafka (NetGalley – 8/1/17)

 

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Purchases:  Downloads

Lost & Found Sisters (e-book), by Jill Shalvis

Here & Gone (e-book), by Haylen Beck

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (e-book), by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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Bargain Table Books: I had coupons!

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands, by Chris Bohjalian

Heroes Are My Weakness, by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

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UP NEXT:

Currently Reading: The Sunshine Sisters (e-book), by Jane Green

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Then I have several possibilities, like these:

Watching the Detectives (e-book, Book 5), by Julie Mulhern

The Summer House (e-book), by Hannah McKinnon

The Bookshop at Water’s End (e-book), by Patti Callahan Henry (NG – 7/11)

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That was my week…what did yours look like?  Last weekend, I enjoyed this lunch treat.

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WEEKLY UPDATES: IT IS HOT, HOT, HOT!!

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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 now hosted at the home site:  Mailbox Monday.

This weekend is Mini-Bloggiesta time, and I’m already eagerly making over my Serendipity site. Check it out!

I am also still bingeing on Netflix.  Having finished Breaking Bad, I’m now alternating between House of Cards and Orange is the New Black (Season III).

Today is going to reach 105 degrees!  I’m staying indoors with the air conditioning on!

This morning, I am loving my coffee….probably because I am not ready to be awake!

 

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This past week brought lots of wonderful books that I couldn’t stop reading….and there were a few blog posts, too.

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Sunday Potpourri: A Black-Out During “Breaking Bad” – Yikes!

Mini-Bloggiesta Is Coming: June 13-14 – Let’s Get Started!

Blues, Go Away! Let’s Muse…

Serendipitous Tuesdays – “The Cry”

Answering Uncomfortable Questions: Excerpt from “Interior Designs”

Bookish Wednesday: Check It Out!

My Bookish (and Not So Bookish) Thoughts: Graduations, Etc.

Bookish Fridays: “Eight Hundred Grapes”

A Family Gathers: Excerpted from “Family Values,” by Laurel-Rain Snow

Saturday Sparks: Family Connections

Review: Things You Won’t Say (e-book), by Sarah Pekkanen (NetGalley)

Review: The Cry (e-book), by Helen Fitzgerald

Review: Crooked Little Lies (e-book), by Barbara Taylor Sissel (NetGalley)

Review: Eight Hundred Grapes, by Laura Dave (Amazon Vine)

 

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INCOMING BOOKS (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

This week, there were no books in my physical mailbox, but I received TWO e-books from NetGalley for review.  Yay!

The Bones of You (e-book), by Debbie Howells (NetGalley)

 

 

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A stunning, wonderfully assured psychological thriller that evokes Gillian Flynn and Alice Sebold, The Bones of You revolves around a young girl’s murder and one woman’s obsession with uncovering the secrets in an idyllic English village.

 

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The New Neighbor (e-book), by Leah Stewart (NetGalley)

 

 

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In the tradition of Zoe Heller’s What Was She Thinking? Notes on a Scandal, The New Neighbor is a darkly sophisticated novel about an old woman’s curiosity turned into a dangerous obsession as she becomes involved in her new neighbor’s complicated and cloaked life.

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

Currently Reading:  Golden State (e-book), by Stephanie Kegan

 

 

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Three Wishes (e-book), by Liane Moriarty

 

 

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A Week at the Lake, by Wendy Wax (Publicist)

 

 

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That’s it for my week…and if I finish all of these, I have more e-books from which to choose!  Yay!  What did your week look like?  Let’s toast to a great new week!

 

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