WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES: BOOKS & MOVIES

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Good morning!  Today’s post will link up to Sunday Salon, The Sunday Post,  and Book Journey, for What Are You Reading?

**Mailbox Monday is now hosted at the home site:  Mailbox Monday.

This past week has been marked by a memorable kind of reading.  Moments that grabbed me and brought me right into the midst of the stories as I rapidly turned the pages.  One book had been sitting on my TBR Pile since August 2011, I am ashamed to admit.  Its heft was the primary cause: 768 pages.  I am happy to report that I did finish it, along with two shorter books. I also enjoyed going to the movies yesterday, to see a most delightful film with great star power:  August:  Osage County will be one I won’t forget soon.  In fact, I want to order the DVD.

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LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Serendipitous Tuesdays:  Intros/Teasers – Before I Go To Sleep

Eagerly Awaiting “Carthage,” by Joyce Carol Oates

A Book Reviewer’s Journey

Today’s Story:  Book Beginnings/The Friday 56 – “Clever Girl”

What Ignites Your Interest on a Friday?

Creative Sparks:  Family Moments…Again!

Review:  Before I Go to Sleep (e-book), by S. J. Watson

Review:  Ten Things I’ve Learnt About Love, by Sarah Butler

Review:  Beach Music, by Pat Conroy (Mt. TBR Challenge/Southern Literature Challenge)

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INCOMING BOOKS:  (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon) I received two review books in the mailbox; I downloaded one free e-book, purchased another, and grabbed one more at the Barnes & Noble bargain table.

The All You Can Dream Buffet, by Barbara O’Neal (Amazon Vine)

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Golden State, by Michelle Richmond (Amazon Vine)

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Then Again, by Diane Keaton (Bargain table purchase)

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Where Are You Now? (e-book), by Mary Higgins Clark (Purchase)

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Cape Maybe (e-book), by Carol Fragale Brill (Freebie)

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NEXT WEEK ON THE BLOGS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

I See London I See France (e-book), by Paulita Kincer  (Author Review Request)

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A Circle of Wives, by Alice LaPlante (Vine Review)

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Clever Girl, by Tessa Hadley (Vine Review)

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Porch Lights (e-book), by Dorothea Benton Frank

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What did your week look like?  What’s coming next?  Let’s chat….

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66 thoughts on “WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES: BOOKS & MOVIES

    • It’s hard not to request a lot of them…but I’m trying to only add the ones I can finish quickly. As it is, I’m probably taking too many, as I need to focus on my TBR piles, too. Thanks for visiting, Harvee, and enjoy.

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  1. What a great pile of new books! And one off the TBR pile too! Good for you! I joined the TBR reading challenge just to motivate me to do that and I actually have taken out 4 library books this week instead for other reading challenges! We just never learn!

    Have a great week!
    Suzanne

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  2. Hey good for you getting that book off your TBR pile. 🙂 And the movie looks good, too, looks like an all- star cast! I always liked Diane Keaton, I’ll bet her book will be a good read.

    Thank you for visiting and have a fabulous week.

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    • Thanks, and I don’t know what I was thinking…768 pages! 400-500 pages are manageable, but I try to mix them up with some shorter ones. And back in the day, I read the 1000 + page Gone with the Wind three times, but nowadays, not so much. Thanks for stopping by, Yvonne, and enjoy your week.

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    • Well, there were some funny moments, but in a dark comedy kind of way. When a family is that dysfunctional, you have to laugh…or cry. And yes, drama as only a messed up family can offer us. It was sad, too, but I liked the ending…hopeful? And yes, I see many awards in this film’s future. Thanks for visiting, Susan…hope you enjoy it.

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  3. Ooh All You Can Dream Buffet has the cutest cover ever!! Hmm I find it hard to resist a book with both London and France in the title lol … hope it’s a good one. Have a great week and happy reading 🙂

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    • I saw it by myself, Kathy, which is fun when the movie is great….there were so many people in the theater, that it felt I was enjoying it with a crowd…lol. Hope you love it, too.

      And I am a big fan of Diane Keaton, so I’m looking forward to this one. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. It feel like such an accomplishment to finishing a ‘big book’ doesn’t it? I hope you enjoy your week and thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Sharon

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  5. A Circle of Wives sounds very interesting, I’ll have to look for this one. I’ve seen Cape Maybe around a lot this week, I’ll have to check it out too. Happy reading!

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