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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.



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)


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)


Golden State, by Michelle Richmond (Amazon Vine)


Then Again, by Diane Keaton (Bargain table purchase)


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


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



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

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


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


Clever Girl, by Tessa Hadley (Vine Review)


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



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



    1. 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.


  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!


  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.


    1. 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.


    1. 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.


  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 🙂


    1. 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.


  4. Sharon

    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.


  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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