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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!



may 24 another look at the patio



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



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.


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







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






Unsinkable:  A Memoir, by Debbie Reynolds







Downloads – Purchased:


Some Women (e-book), by Emily Liebert






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







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

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







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







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







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.



soup, bread, margarita