Good morning! Today’s post will link up to The Sunday Salon, The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves, for weekly updates.

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And let’s join Kathryn, our leader in It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?, at Book Date.


After mostly rainy days, we have had a few sunny ones.  Today is promising more sunshine, with a high of 55 degrees.  Almost springlike…LOL.

A great reading week, with FOUR books read and reviewed, and NINE completed for my Read the Books You Buy Challenge.

The world is looking very chaotic right now, with you-know-who seemingly at the center of it.

I am trying to focus on other things…and enjoyed watching some tributes to Mary Tyler Moore, who died this week at age 80.  She was one of our iconic symbols back in the day.



Today I am eager to watch a movie that has taken its sweet time to appear in our city.  Jackie, starring Natalie Portman and an assorted cast, is set in the immediate aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, his wife Jacqueline Kennedy (Natalie Portman) deals with her immense grief while making plans for his funeral procession. Confiding in her close friend and secretary Nancy Tuckerman (Greta Gerwig), as well as her brother-in-law Robert Kennedy (Peter Sarsgaard), Jackie tries to care for her young family as a bereaved nation watches on. Pablo Larrain directed this nonlinear biopic. ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi…






I’ve been finishing up a few things here before heading to the theater…and hope I make it in time for the earliest performance.

Meanwhile, let’s have some coffee, perhaps a mimosa, and look at the past week.




Tuesday Sparks:  “Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk”

Tuesday Potpourri:  When the Sky Falls…

Hump Day Sparks:  Let’s Take a Look at My Reading…

Thursday Potpourri:  Telling Stories…

Bookish Friday:  “The Futures”

A Coffee Chat:  Remembering an Icon…

Review:  Sweet Lake, by Christine Nolfi (Author Review Request)cropped-again-5Review:  The Marriage Lie (e-book), by Kimberly Belleratings-worms-4-croppedReview:  The Twilight Wife (e-book), by A. J. Bannercropped-again-5Review:  Faultlines (e-book), by Barbara Taylor Sisselcropped-again-5

INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

No books in my mailbox!  Three downloads brightened my week, however.

This Is How It Always Is (e-book), by Laurie Frankel






Pretty Little World (e-book), by Melissa DePino, Elizabeth LaBan







The Good Neighbor (e-book), by A. J. Banner





WHAT’S UP NEXT? (Linked to Amazon)


Currently Reading:  The Red Car (e-book), by Marcy Dermansky







The Dry (e-book), by Jane Harper








Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk, by Kathleen Rooney





And that’s my week…what did yours look like?  Here’s a Martini I had a while back….I am dreaming of having another, once I’ve sufficiently recovered from the cold that has descended….