WEEKLY UPDATES: JULY IS HERE!

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

Wow, what a great week I had!  After my lackluster reading numbers in June, I felt as though I was off to a great start for July with my FOUR books read and reviewed this week.  Plus…the books were all amazing.  I read two of them in the last two days, which means that I was riveted to my reading spot.

After reading mostly review books this week, I was able to add one more to my Read the Books You Buy Challenge, which now totals 38 books.

It is still very hot, with triple digits again…and I’m happy that the AC is working.

I haven’t watched Netflix at all this week, but I hope to resume Orange Is the New Black again this weekend.  My grandson Noah will be here, glued to his X-box, which frees me up to do my thing…lol.  I added a new show to my list:  Marcella, which is all about a woman whose life is a train wreck…and she is in search of a killer.  Sounds good, right?  Grab some coffee, and let’s chat.

 

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LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Monday Sparks:  Musings

Serendipitous Tuesday:  “Flight Patterns”

Tuesday Potpourri:  “Perfect” Days Ahead

Hump Day Potpourri:  PicMonkey Fun!

Hump Day Reading:  Past, Present, Future….

Bookish Thursday #20:  Serendipitous Moments

Thursday Potpourri:  A New Day, A New Quirk

Bookish Friday:  “The Beauty of the End”

June Wrap-Up:  The Long Hot Summer is Here

Review:  The Perfect Neighbors (e-book), by Sarah Pekkanen (NetGalley – July 5)

Review:  The Perfect Girl, by Gilly MacMillan (Amazon Vine Review)

Review:  Intrusion (e-book), by Mary McCluskey

Review:  River Road (e-book), by Carol Goodman

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AROUND THE BLOGOSPHERE:

Check Out Lexxie’s Up Close and (un)Conventional – Reviewing

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INCOMING BOOKS:  (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Nothing came in my mailbox…but I received one review book from a blogger/author; and downloaded two e-books (Purchased)

Paris Runaway (e-book), by Paulita Kincer (Author Request)

 

 

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The Dinner (e-book), by Herman Koch

 

 

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In Twenty Years (e-book), by Allison Winn Scotch

 

 

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

The Beauty of the End, by Debbie Howells (Amazon Vine)

 

 

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Perhaps some whimsical choices….

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So that was my week…what did yours look like?  Here’s what yesterday brought me…soup and a strawberry margarita.

 

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WEEKLY UPDATES: ENJOYING BEACH READS

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

Wow, what a slow reading week I had!  But I savored my ONE book read (and reviewed it), so I guess it’s all good. I was swept along by the beach scenes in the novel, and felt as though I were there with the characters.  I could almost smell the sweet salt air.

Hot days here were my coming-back-to-reality moments, and I stayed inside except for brief outings to the shops. 

Then came the fabulous e-mail with an Amazon credit, due to a settlement with Apple e-books.  Yay!  I’ll bet you can imagine my “click to buy” delight.

There was Netflix viewing, of course, and I finished Revenge, started Orange Is the New Black.-Season 4..and then stopped.  Taking a break, but I’ll get back to it soon.

But first, let’s savor each day, especially Coffee Mornings like this one, in my newly created dining space:

 

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LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Finito! – Bloggiesta Has Ended

Tuesday Intros:  “Beach Blues”

Tuesday Potpourri:  Tidbits About Delightful Books

My Interior World:  Striving for Balance

Hump Day Reading:  What Does Yours Look Like?

Bookish Thursday #19:  Serendipitous Moments

Thursday Potpourri:  Tidbits & Unexpected New Books

My Interior World:  A Conundrum

Bookish Friday:  “Sweetbitter”

Review:  Beach Blues, by Joanne DeMaio (Publicist Review Request)

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AROUND THE BLOGOSPHERE:

From Trish, at Between My Lines:  7 Things Nobody Tells You About Blogging.

INCOMING BOOKS:  (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Nothing came in my mailbox…BUT, I downloaded five delicious new books, thanks to the settlement.

Sunshine Beach (e-book), by Wendy Wax (I love this series, and I also want to continue with my beach staycation).

 

 

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Mystic Summer (e-book), by Hannah McKinnon

 

 

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Vinegar Girl (e-book), by Anne Tyler

 

 

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Here’s To Us (e-book), by Elin HIlderbrand

 

 

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Drinking Closer to Home (e-book), by Jessica Anya Blau

 

 

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

Currently Reading:  The Perfect Neighbors (e-book), by Sarah Pekkanen (NetGalley – July 5)

 

 

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I’ve been a mood reader lately…so I can visualize these books coming up next.  A review book, of course, and then…who knows?  But I like the “perfect” theme I’ve got going on…like last month’s “girls” theme:

The Perfect Girl, by Gilly MacMillan (Amazon Vine)

 

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Flight Patterns (e-book), by Karen White

 

 

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That was my week…what did yours look like?  Are you feeling whimsical, organized, or are you following a theme?  Come on by and share, please!

 

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WEEKLY UPDATES: HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

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

Today’s temperature is in the 80s, but by Monday, we’ll be in the triple digits again.  Yikes!

It’s not as if we’re not used to it…it’s like this every year, and our long hot summers are a legend.

Reading has been better this week, with three books read and reviewed, and all of them were review books from NetGalley and Vine.  I spent too much time on my second book this week, so it’s a good thing that the other two were compelling page turners.

Bloggiesta has begun for today and tomorrow, but I’ve been working on my blog since Monday.  Yes, I tend to get impatient and start early.

I’m loving my Netflix shows, and I’m on Season III of Revenge.  I also plan to start watching Season IV of Orange Is the New Black.

Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there….and for everyone else, have a wonderful week!  Here’s some coffee to get us going today.

 

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LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

It’s Time!  Mini-Bloggiesta-June 18-19

Tuesday Sparks:  Excerpting “Death at Breakfast”

Tuesday Potpourri:  Caffeinated Tidbits

Hump Day Reading:  Current, Past, & Future

Bookish Thursday #18:  Serendipitous Moments

Bloggiesta:  Behind the Scenes

Bookish Friday:  Excerpting “The Exit”

Weekend Potpourri:  Pondering My Obsessions

Review:  The Girls (e-book), by Emma Cline – (NetGalley – 6/14)

Review:  Tuesday Nights in 1980, by Molly Prentiss – (Amazon Vine)

Review:  All the Missing Girls (e-book), by Megan Miranda – (NetGalley – 6/28)

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INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Two review books came in my mailbox from Amazon Vine…and I purchased a book at Barnes & Noble.

The Perfect Girl, by Gilly MacMillan (Amazon Vine)

 

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The Beauty of the End, by Debbie Howells (Amazon Vine)

 

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Confess, by Colleen Hoover (Purchase)

 

 

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

Currently Reading:  Beach Blues, by Joanne DeMaio (Review Book from Author)

 

 

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And maybe one or two of these:

Friction (e-book), by Sandra Brown

 

 

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Flight Patterns (e-book), by Karen White

 

 

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That’s it for my week…what did yours look like?  Grab something caffeinated or icy cold…and let’s chat.  Here are some nachos and a margarita, to honor Bloggiesta! 

 

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WEEKLY UPDATES: MORE BLOGGING, LESS READING

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

 

Welcome into my bookish/blogging world, as I reflect on what happened in the past several days.  The hot temperatures continued until yesterday, and now we are back in the 90s for a bit.  But never fear, the triple digits are near…again.

I did quite a bit of blogging this week, but only finished two books.  My total for my Read the Books You Buy Challenge is now at 37, however.  I am back to reading NetGalley e-ARCS and hope to finish a couple of those by the end of next week.

My Netflix bingeing of Revenge has continued this week, and I’m on Season II.  And next week, a fourth season is coming for Orange Is the New Black…yay!

Tonight I celebrated the week with dinner at Mimi’s, another neighborhood place.  I had soup (Corn Chowder) and a margarita, along with Pippa.

 

 

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LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Sunday Potpourri:  Staying Cool @ Home & Elsewhere

Monday Sparks:  Musing About Books

Monday Morning Thoughts

Tuesday Sparks:  Excerpting “The Girls”

Tuesday Potpourri:  Tidbits & Gifts

It’s Hump Day:  What Have You Been Reading?

Bookish Thursday #17:  Serendipitous Moments

Balancing the TBR Stacks:  Another Look

Thursday Potpourri:  Synchronicity

Friday Potpourri:  Weekend Pondering

Bookish Friday:  Excerpting “Intrusion”

Saturday Sparks:  Summer Fun

Review:  Wilde Lake (e-book), by Laura Lippman

Review:  I Let You Go (e-book), by Claire Mackintosh

 

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INCOMING BOOKS:  (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

One book came in my mailbox.  A gift from Mary, at Bookfan.  Thanks!

Forever Beach, by Shelley Noble

 

 

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Downloads:

 

Death at Breakfast (e-book), by Beth Gutcheon

 

 

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Sweetbitter (e-book), by Stephanie Danler

 

 

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One True Loves (e-book), by Taylor Jenkins Reid

 

 

 

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The Exit (e-book), by Helen FitzGerald

 

 

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

Currently Reading:  The Girls (e-book), by Emma Cline (NetGalley – June 14)

 

 

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All the Missing Girls (e-book), by Megan Miranda (NetGalley – June 28)

 

 

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Tuesday Nights in 1980, by Molly Prentiss (Vine)

 

 

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That was my week.  What did yours look like?  Join me in some coffee…or something stronger.

 

 

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WEEKLY UPDATES: TRIPLE DIGITS ARE HERE!

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

 

It has been a very HOT week, with triple digits.  Any plans I had to go to the nearby Craft Beer Crawl (seriously, I wouldn’t do that anyway), are now on the back burner…way back.  I spent some time rearranging my stuff last night, and I went to bed very early.  See what I did in this post about More Furniture Shuffling.

I planned to finish reading my current book before posting this, but I am tired…and might spend some more time today watching movies and Netflix.  Especially since I now have straightened out my bank for the mistakes they made in my account!  But before that happened, I was stressing out in a major way.

I have read and reviewed THREE books this week, all review books, so I’m right on track.

 

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Monday Morning Coffee:  My Interior World

Tuesday Sparks:  Excerpting “Two If By Sea”

Monthly Wrap-Up:  Goodbye to May!

Bookish Wednesday:  Waiting for “Intrusion”

Bookish Thursday #16:  Serendipitous Moments

Bookish Friday:  Excerpting “Wilde Lake”

Weekend Coffee Morning:  Kids & Grandkids…

Review:  The Girls in the Garden (e-book), by Lisa Jewell (NetGalley – 6/7)

Review:  Ink and Bone (e-book), by Lisa Unger – (NetGalley – 6/7)

Review:  I Almost Forgot About You, by Terry McMillan (Amazon Vine)

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AROUND THE BLOGOSPHERE:

Check out Lexxie’s Post:  Up Close and (un)Conventional – Let’s Talk About Sex

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INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

I received TWO review books in my mailbox and one e-ARC download for review from NetGalley.  Plus…I went a little crazy with e-book purchases…and like a gift from the Amazon gods, received TWO Amazon Kindle freebies.

Here we go!

Beach Blues, by Joanne DeMaio (Author Review Request)

 

 

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Tuesday Nights in 1980, by Molly Prentiss (Amazon Vine)

 

 

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All Is Not Forgotten (e-book), by Wendy Walker (NetGalley – 7/12)

 

 

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Amazon Prime Freebies:

 

We’re All Damaged (e-book), by Matthew Norman

 

 

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Intrusion (e-book), by Mary McCluskey

 

 

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Purchases:

The Island House (e-book), by Nancy Thayer

 

 

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Flight Patterns (e-book), by Karen White

 

 

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Deep Dark (e-book), by Laura Griffin

 

 

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

Currently Reading:  Wilde Lake (e-book), by Laura Lippman

 

 

 

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Perhaps I’ll get around to these….

 

The Girls (e-book), by Emma Cline (NetGalley – 6/14)

 

 

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All the Missing Girls (e-book), by Megan Miranda (NetGalley – 6/28)

 

 

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Now that’s my week, and those are my plans, subject to my whimsical feelings.  What did your week look like?  Enjoy!  I might have to have another of these Pomegranate Martinis!

 

 

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WEEKLY UPDATES: HOLIDAY WEEKEND

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

 

Happy holidays, for those who are celebrating.  The week has been lovely, allowing some time out on the patio to work on my laptop or read.  I read and reviewed THREE books this week, and brought my total to 35 for the Read the Books You Buy Challenge. 

I’ll be reading some review books next week, so I’m excited to finally be able to enjoy some of my NetGalley ARCs, as well as a Vine book.

I started watching Season II of Bloodline last night…and plan to binge-watch some more today.

Let’s grab some caffeine and get started on the weekend!

 

 

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LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Tuesday Potpourri:  Excerpting “Blood Defense”

Coffee Mornings:  Indoors & Out

Bookish Wednesday:  Waiting for “Commonwealth”

Bookish Thursdays #15:  Serendipitous Moments

Bookish Fridays:  Excerpting “The Blue Bath”

Coffee Morning:  Purging & Rearranging

Review:  Born with Teeth:  A Memoir, by Kate Mulgrew

Review:  Breakdown (e-book), by Jonathan Kellerman

Review:  Better Off Without Him (e-book), by Dee Ernst

 

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INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Nothing came in my mailbox…but I received an eARC from NetGalley, bought two books at Barnes & Noble, and downloaded two e-books (purchased).

So…not a bad week.

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Small Great Things (e-book), by Jodi Picoult (NetGalley – 10/11/16)

 

 

 

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Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty:  Memoir, by Diane Keaton

 

 

 

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Unsinkable:  A Memoir, by Debbie Reynolds

 

 

 

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Downloads – Purchased:

 

Some Women (e-book), by Emily Liebert

 

 

 

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My Husband’s Wives (e-book), by Faith Hogan

 

 

 

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

Currently Reading:  The Girls in the Garden (e-book), by Lisa Jewell (NetGalley – 6/7)

 

 

 

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Ink and Bone (e-book), by Lisa Unger (NetGalley – 6/7/16)

 

 

 

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I Almost Forgot About You, by Terry McMillan (Amazon Vine)

 

 

 

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That’s it for my week.  What did yours look like?  Enjoy the long weekend…and I started enjoying mine yesterday with this lunch from California Pizza Kitchen:  Pea soup and a Strawberry Margarita.

 

 

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WEEKLY UPDATES: A FEW DISTRACTIONS

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

 

My plans for the week were flexible, but I had expected to do better than the TWO books I read and reviewed.  Alas, my Netflix addiction grabbed me again.  I found another engaging series, called The Killing, and I’m almost finished with the second of four seasons.  Set in Seattle, the show captured my interest with its mix of a murder mystery and a corrupt political campaign.  Throw in a nearby casino with nefarious goings-on, and you can picture all the possibilities.

Meanwhile, however, I have read and reviewed 33 books for my Read the Books You Buy Challenge.

On Wednesday, I took Pippa with me to The Elephant Bar, where I enjoyed a tasty lunch, complete with my favorite Pomegranate martini.

 

 

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LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Serendipitous Musings:  Wishing for “One True Loves”

Chasing Away the Blues with “Clouds in My Coffee”

Tuesday Potpourri:  Feeding My Obsessions

Bookish Wednesday:  Waiting for “Behind Closed Doors”

Bookish Thursday #14:  Serendipitous Moments

Bookish Moments:  Let’s Curl Up

Bookish Friday:  “The Orphan Choir”

Coffee Mornings:  My Interior World

Review:  The Other Typist (e-book), by Suzanne Rindell

Review:  The Ramblers (e-book), by Aidan Donnelley Rowley

 

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AROUND THE BLOGOSPHERE:

From Katherine, @ I Wish I Lived in a Library:  Ramblings from the Stacks-Reviews & Ratings

From Grace, @Rebel Mommy Book Blog: Six Moments I Remember Best in Books

From Lexxie, @ Up Close and (un)Conventional:  BEA & ARCs

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INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Nothing came in the mailbox!  But I downloaded two e-books:

 

The Two-Family House (e-book), by Lynda Cohen Loigman

 

 

 

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A Lowcountry Wedding (e-book), by Mary Alice Monroe

 

 

 

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

Currently Reading:  Born with Teeth:  A Memoir, by Kate Mulgrew

 

 

 

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On My Stack – I hope to read two or more of these:

 

Breakdown (e-book), by Jonathan Kellerman

 

 

 

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The Summer’s End (e-book), by Mary Alice Monroe

 

 

 

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I Almost Forgot About You, by Terry McMillan (Amazon Vine)

 

 

 

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That’s it for my week…what did yours look like?  Let’s grab some coffee and chat.

 

 

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WEEKLY UPDATES: CURLING UP WITH BOOKS & NETFLIX

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

 

What a wonderful week it was!  It flew by…and every book I picked up seemed to keep me engaged.  I read and reviewed THREE books, and I’m halfway through the fourth one.  I now have 31 books completed for the Read the Books You Buy Challenge.  Last Sunday, I enjoyed brunch at the lake with my daughter and her fiance, along with my grandson Noah.  Here are Heather and Noah, with the lake as a backdrop.

 

 

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LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Weekend Moments:  Netflix Bingeing, Mother’s Day, & Love

Tuesday Potpourri:  Excerpting “The Children”

Hump Day Potpourri:  Luxuriating in the Goodies…

Bookish Wednesday:  Waiting on “This Must Be the Place”

Bookish Thursday #13:  Serendipitous Moments

Tensions Arise:  An Excerpt from “Interior Designs”

Bookish Fridays:  “I Let You Go”

Review:  What We Find (e-book), by Robyn Carr

Review:  My Name is Lucy Barton (e-book), by Elizabeth Strout

Review:  The Children (e-book), by Ann Leary – (NetGalley – 5/14)

 

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AROUND THE BLOGOSPHERE:

From Cleopatra Loves Books, My A-Z of Books

 

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INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

One book came in my mailbox from Amazon Vine! 

I purchased three e-books….

 

I Almost Forgot About You, by Terry McMillan (Vine)

 

 

 

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Downloads:

 

Clouds in My Coffee (e-book, Country Club Murders #3), by Julie Mulhern

 

 

 

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Two If By Sea (e-book), by Jacquelyn Mitchard

 

 

 

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Dear Thing (e-book), by Julie Cohen

 

 

 

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

Currently Reading:  The Other Typist (e-book), by Suzanne Rindell

 

 

 

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My list also includes:

 

Breakdown (e-book), by Jonathan Kellerman

 

 

 

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The Ramblers (e-book), by Aidan Donnelley Rowley

 

 

 

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Born with Teeth:  A Memoir, by Kate Mulgrew

 

 

 

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That’s it for my week…what did yours look like?  Some of you went to BEA…or did the armchair reading here.  Come on by and share, please!  Here’s what I did last weekend (below), and plan to do again today.  Netflix bingeing!

 

 

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WEEKLY UPDATES: HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

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

 

The week flew by, but I enjoyed my books; I also did some binge-watching of Happy Valley and The Newsroom on Netflix and Amazon Video.  I am also watching Grace and Frankie, now that Season II is out.

To celebrate my weekend, I’ve rearranged some things in my bedroom so I can watch there via my TV/Laptop hook-up (HDMI cable).  I watch via the Blu-Ray in my living room.

I only finished reading and reviewing two books, but they were both really good.  I’m halfway through the third book.

I got an early Mother’s Day delivery today…a balloon, a bear, and these gorgeous edible treats:

 

 

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LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Serendipitous Musings:  I Can’t Wait to Get a Copy!

Tuesday Potpourri:  Excerpting “The Excellent Lombards”

Serendipitous Wednesdays:  Waiting for “Siracusa”

Thoughts from the Interior:  Favorite Places

Hump Day Potpourri:  Welcome to My Interior World!

Interior World Shake-Ups:  When Will I Stop?

Bookish Thursdays # 12:  Serendipitous Moments

Bookish Fridays:  Excerpting “The Other Typist”

Rainy Day Reading:  Curling up with Books & Netflix

Saturday Sparks:  Spotlighting Interior & Exterior Moments

Review:  Lies & Other Acts of Love (e-book), by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Review:  Don’t You Cry (e-book), by Mary Kubica –(NetGalley – 5/17)

 

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AROUND THE BLOGOSPHERE:

From Kristilyn, at A Little Time to Read:  Bullet Journaling:  One Month In

From Lexxie, at Up Close & (un)Conventional – Memes

 

INCOMING BOOKS:  (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

No books in the mailbox!  I did receive two review ARCs from NetGalley…and downloaded four purchased e-books.

Ink & Bone (e-book), by Lisa Unger  (NetGalley – 6/7)

 

 

 

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All the Missing Girls (e-book), by Megan Miranda – (NetGalley – 6/28)

 

 

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Purchases:

Dear Carolina (e-book), by Kristy Woodson Harvey

 

 

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The Blue Bath (e-book), by Mary Waters-Sayer

 

 

 

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Wilde Lake (e-book), by Laura Lippman

 

 

 

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I Let You Go (e-book), by Claire Mackintosh

 

 

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

Currently Reading:  What We Find (e-book), by Robyn Carr

 

 

 

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Next:  My Name Is Lucy Barton, by Elizabeth Strout

 

 

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There will be others from my stacks, depending on my mood and available time….What did your week look like?  Come on by and chat, sharing your comments and links.

 

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WEEKLY UPDATES: MY READING MOJO WENT MISSING…FOR A BIT

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

The week started off great, with two fabulous reads.  Then I seemed to be stuck between two books that just didn’t grab me.  As I went back and forth between them, I feared that I would not find anything more to engage me this week.  After I tossed them aside (DNF), I picked up a review ARC from Amazon Vine, and started in.  I was a little hesitant, as it had 498 pages.  But I finished it…loved it!  It kept me thoroughly intrigued throughout.

Warm and then cooler weather followed us…and ended up being pretty perfect.  This weekend, I will run some errands…and hopefully see a movie.

Let’s grab some coffee and take a look at the rest of the week…

 

 

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LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

That’s a Wrap:  Read-a-Thon Is Over!

Interior Thoughts:  A Precarious Balance

Tuesday Sparks:  “Lies & Other Acts of Love

Hump Day Potpourri:  Waiting for “The Hopefuls”

Bookish Thursdays #11:  A Potpourri of Events

Feeding My Bookworm…and Thoughts About Changes

Bookish Fridays:  “Three-Martini Lunch”

Saturday Sparks:  More Family Fun

Whew!  Where Did April Go? — A Wrap-Up

Review:  The Obsession (e-book), by Nora Roberts

Review:  Buried in a Bog (e-book), by Sheila Connolly

Review:  Three-Martini Lunch (e-book), by Suzanne Rindell (Amazon Vine)

 

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AROUND THE BLOGOSPHERE:

Check out Lexxie’s Up Close & (un)Conventional:  Keeping Track of Ideas

Over at A Little Time to Read, Kristilyn wrote about The Fine Art of Letter Writing

 

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INCOMING BOOKS:  (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Nothing in the mailbox!  But I received a review ARC from NetGalley…and I purchased three downloaded books.

 

Cruel Beautiful World (e-book), by Caroline Leavitt (NetGalley – 10/4/16)

 

 

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The Excellent Lombards (e-book), by Jane Hamilton

 

 

 

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Scandal in Skibbereen (e-book, Book 2), by Sheila Connolly

 

 

 

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The Other Typist (e-book), by Suzanne Rindell

 

 

 

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

Currently Reading:  Lies & Other Acts of Love (e-book), by Kristy Woodson Harvey

 

 

 

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And then…perhaps one of these:

 

Don’t You Cry (e-book), by Mary Kubica (NetGalley – 5/17)

 

 

 

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What We Find (e-book, Sullivan’s Crossing), by Robyn Carr

 

 

 

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That’s it for my week…what did yours look like?  Let’s have some coffee….or a mimosa, and chat.

 

 

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