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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.

Good morning, Bloggers!  Grab some coffee, and let’s talk about our weeks.




I hope everyone had a great week!  Note:  There are two more days to enter the Six Year Blogoversary Giveaway at Story Corner.


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Tuesday Sparks:  Intros/Teasers – “The Deepest Secret”

Hump Day Serendipity – Waiting for “Little Mercies”

Hump Day Potpourri:  Procrastination

Weekend Thoughts:   An Excerpt from “Interior Designs”

Check out the First Chapter of “Interior Designs”

Yes, Virginia, Guilty Pleasures Do Still Exist!

Friday Potpourri:  Book Beginnings/Friday 56 – “And Then I Found You”

Creative Saturday:  Getaways

Thoughts from the Interior:  Organizing Those E-Books

Review:  Casebook, by Mona Simpson

Review:  The Deepest Secret (e-book), by Carla Buckley

Review:  Hidden (e-book), by Catherine McKenzie


INCOMING BOOKS:  (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

I received two review books in the mail from Amazon Vine, and then I went a little nuts downloading e-books!


And Then I Found You, by Patti Callahan Henry (Amazon Vine Review)






Mercy Snow, by Tiffany Baker (Amazon Vine Review)






Nell (e-book), by Nancy Thayer






All the Summer Girls (e-book), by Meg Donohue






Driving Lessons (e-book), by Zoe Fishman







Sweet Water (e-book), by Christina Baker Kline (Freebie)





Divas of Damascus Road (e-book), by Michelle Stimpson (Freebie)








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


What Nora Knew (e-book), by Linda Yellin





Killer (e-book), by Jonathan Kellerman






Waiting for Wednesday (e-book) (Frieda Klein Series), by Nicci French





A Desirable Residence, by Madeleine Wickham







That’s my week!  What did yours look like?  What’s coming next?





    1. I think so, too, and no, I didn’t sign up, Harvee, and I should have! I don’t know why I keep forgetting to do this! I actually took a day off from reading today, meaning that I only read for a little while. I had lots of movies stored on my DVR. Thanks for stopping by.


    1. I love the cover on Nell, too, Bea…I’ve noticed that Nancy Thayer has brought out several of her older titles on e-book. I hadn’t read this one before, so it feels totally new (and spring-like). Thanks for stopping by.


    1. Thanks, Tanja…I am already enjoying What Nora Knew and I’m eager to dive into the next one. It is hard to believe it’s been six years of blogging…but I can’t imagine life without it.


  1. Thanks for sharing your article about organizing eBooks. I’m always looking for ways to keep them organized and actually READ them. It’s so easy to horde electronic books because I don’t see them every day like my physical book collection.


  2. Nice posts this week, and congrats on 6 years! Wow, that’s awesome. I liked your guilty pleasures post- thank goodness for comfort, right? 🙂 And True Blend sounds like a fine read- you wouldn’t know from the cover that it gets suspenseful.


    1. Oh, I know, Greg…all the other books by this author were great, but True Blend was the first suspense novel to the degree that it was. I also love enjoying those guilty pleasures moments. And thanks for the congrats.


  3. katarguelles

    You got some great books last week! I really liked your post for organizing ebooks. There was some really good tips I’ll have to try. Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a great week!


  4. thebookdate

    I can see why you went a little nuts downloading some of those books, covers are enticing, I need to sift through and see….! Thanks for your post on organising ebooks, now getting my Kindle organised so thanks for the nudge.


    1. Yes, I get these e-mails about the freebies and discounted books…and even though I don’t often see books that appeal, when I do, I get very excited…LOL. Thanks for stopping by, Shelleyrae, and enjoy your week.


  5. Teddyree

    I like nuts lol … and I adore the cover of Nell, I’d buy it not even knowing what it was about … now that’s nuts. Have a wonderful week and happy reading 🙂


    1. Yes, I am also easily captivated by covers, Teddyree…and it’s silly, too, since I can’t even stare at the covers on my Kindle! That’s what I miss about print books. Thanks for stopping by.


  6. I always go crazy when I start looking for Ebooks or when I get on Netgalley! There’s just so many books out there I want to read! I love the cover for ‘What Nora Knew’, and how her name is the only one spelled with just purple letters. Somehow I feel that means something!
    Thanks for sharing 🙂 I hope you enjoy all of your books!
    My Monday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words


    1. I am enjoying What Nora Knew…hope to finish it today. I am a big Nora Ephron fan, anyway, so anything that stirs up thoughts about her writing captures my interest. Yes, I think that the name in purple does seem important. Thanks for visiting, Juli, and enjoy your week.


    1. I can’t wait for the next one, Leslie…even though I haven’t yet read Waiting for Wednesday. There is something about Frieda Klein…just love revisiting favorite characters.

      Thanks for stopping by.


      1. And a cast of likable characters too. It’s been two years since I read the last book and I remembered most of the details once I started in on the new one. I’m already hoping the series goes longer than one week!


  7. Congratulations on six years, Laurel. You got some great looking books last week. Your article on organizing your e-books is great. That’s something I need to do. I hope you’re having a good week.


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