WEEKLY UPDATES: A READ-A-THON & MORE

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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 good week for reading, and today I’ve joined in for Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon.  I started out fairly late this morning, around 7:30 a.m., and I’ve been going at it pretty steadily.  I’ve taken some breaks to blog and visit sites, have snacks, and even some dinner.  My original plan was to read two or three small books, but instead, I started on one with 454 pages…and kept going with it because I love it.  I should be finished soon.

I haven’t done a lot of movie watching this week, and nothing on Netflix.  Usually that’s a weekend thing, but now I’ve got the reading thing going on.  Here’s my reading with dinner.

 

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LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Let’s Chase Away the Blues & Muse About Books

Tuesday Sparks:  Excerpting “Terrible Virtue”

Reminiscing Childhood Moments:  Excerpted from “Web of Tyranny”

Bookish Hump Day: “The Beauty of the End”

Hump Day Potpourri:  Passions, Change, & the Comfort Zone

Bookish Thursdays #10:  A Potpourri of Events

Bookish Fridays:  “The Obsession”

Snow Sparks:  The Eyes, Etc.

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon:  Morning Launch

Read-a-Thon:  An Engaging Story & a Snack

Review:  A Fatal Grace (e-book), by Louise Penny

Review:  Terrible Virtue (e-book), by Ellen Feldman

Review:  Mother Knows Best, by Karen MacInerney (Vine)

Review:  June, by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore (Vine)

 

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INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

No books in the mailbox!  But I bought one print book at Barnes & Noble, and downloaded an e-book.

The One & Only, by Emily Giffin

 

 

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My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry (e-book), by Fredrik Backman

 

 

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

Currently Reading:

The Obsession (e-book), by Nora Roberts

 

 

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Have No Shame (e-book), by Melissa Foster

 

 

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A Thirty-Something Girl (e-book), by Lisa M. Gott

 

 

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There are more books on my stacks, of course, and I will follow my whims to see what comes after these.

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That’s my week.  What did yours look like?  Enjoy….

 

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WEEKLY UPDATES: BOOKS, MOVIES, & MEMORIES

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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 week!  I read and reviewed THREE books, but none of them counted for my Read the Books You Buy Challenge.  One was a “freebie” from Amazon Prime, while the other two were books purchased in 2014.  I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed the books.  But since I purchased those books and was drawn to them at some point, should that surprise me?

Perhaps I should be stunned that I waited so long for them.

I finished watching American Odyssey, Season 1, on Netflix.  Now I’ll have to wait for another season!  I did also watch a couple of episodes of Lie to Me, but I am so annoyed by a couple of the characters (newbie staff members at the company), that I’m about ready to stop watching.  Do you ever find that when you are annoyed at characters, whether in a book, a movie, or a show, that you want to throw something?  Or am I the only immature creature here?  LOL.

I also watched a movie on my DVR that had me tearing up from the memories…it was an oldie, from the 1970s, and it had that Johnny Mathis song playing throughout:  “The last time I felt like this, I was falling in love….”. 

The movie was Same Time, Next Year, with Ellen Burstyn and Alan Alda.

I hadn’t seen the movie in a few years, so it almost felt like the first time.  Do you ever have that reaction to old movies?  It reminded me of exactly what was going on in my own life when the movie first came out.  I must have listened to that song all through that momentous summer.  Enough said.  LOL.

Let’s toast, okay?  And chat about the past week in books and blogging….

 

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LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Rainy Day Reading: Sunshine Interruptus

Interior Thoughts: Musing About Books

Serendipitous Tuesdays: “Breakdown”

Hump Day Potpourri: Waiting for “Falling”

Bookish Thursdays #9: A Potpourri of Events

My Interior Thoughts: A Glimpse of the Past

Bookish Fridays: “Have No Shame”

Let’s Curl up with Some Bookish Dreams

Review:  Dream of the Blue Room (e-book), by Michelle Richmond

Review:  North of Here (e-book), by Laurel Saville

Review:  Lila (e-book), by Marilynne Robinson

 

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INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

One review book came in my mailbox from Amazon Vine…and I downloaded three e-books (purchased).

Three-Martini Lunch, by Suzanne Rindell (Vine)

 

 

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Downloads:

Luckiest Girl Alive (e-book), by Jessica Knoll

 

 

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

 

 

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The Obsession (e-book), by Nora Roberts

 

 

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

Currently Reading:  A Fatal Grace (Book 2) (e-book), by Louise Penny

 

 

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Then….

Mother Knows Best, by Karen MacInerney

 

 

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Terrible Virtue (e-book), by Ellen Feldman

 

 

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I have a few more to consider….let’s see what really happens in next week’s post. 

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That’s it for my week…what did yours look like?  Have a good one!

 

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WEEKLY UPDATES: A GOOD READING WEEK

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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.

As you have probably noticed, I have brought the Weekly Updates over here to Curl up and Read.  I like to keep things in a state of flux.  LOL.

The week flew by, as usual.  One minute, it felt like Monday…and then, suddenly, it was Friday.  I did read and review four books this week, and have now read and reviewed 26 books for my Read the Books You Buy Challenge.

I spent some time bingeing on Netflix, with the new series The Ranch.  So far, it’s fun.  I also added a new show to my queue:  American Odyssey.

Midweek, I took a break for lunch with a friend at The Cheesecake Factory…delicious!  But it was a late lunch, so I didn’t feel much like having dinner later.  But that’s okay, too.

 

 

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(The cheesecake in the photo above was from The Elephant Bar, the week before.  I forgot to photograph mine from this week….but they looked the same).

Let’s revisit the rest of my week…

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Dreaming…Excerpt from “Web of Tyranny”

Sunday Potpourri: A Day of Lazing About

Ignite Your Book Love: Musings

Serendipitous Tuesdays: “Friction”

Curl up and Wait For “It Ends with Us”

Interior Thoughts: Exploring the Past…and Reveling in the Present

Bookish Fridays:  “Dream of the Blue Room”

Review:  Most Wanted (e-book), by Lisa Scottoline (NetGalley – 4/12)

Review:  The Nest (e-book), by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Review:  Domestic Secrets (e-book), by Rosalind Noonan

Review:  The Price of Salt (e-book, Carol), by Patricia Highsmith

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INCOMING BOOKS:  (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Two books came in my mailbox from Amazon Vine…and I downloaded three purchased books…plus, I got an Amazon Prime freebie.

Mother Knows Best, by Karen MacInerney (Amazon Vine)

 

 

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June, by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore (Amazon Vine)

 

 

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Blood Defense (e-book), by Marcia Clark (From Amazon Prime)

 

 

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First Frost (e-book), by Sarah Addison Allen (Purchased)

 

 

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

 

 

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River Road (e-book), by Carol Goodman (Purchased)

 

 

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

As usual, I have a few books on my stack that I plan to read…but in what order, or when, well, let’s just say that I’m trying for the whimsical.

North of Here (e-book), by Laurel Saville

 

 

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Dream of the Blue Room (e-book), by Michelle Richmond

 

 

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A Fatal Grace (e-book, Book 2), by Louise Penny

 

 

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That’s my week….what did yours look like?  I hope you’ll stop by and leave your links to your posts.

 

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