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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.


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)



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)





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.



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





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.


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

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






Three Wishes (e-book), by Liane Moriarty






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






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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