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Good morning!  Today’s post will link up to Sunday Salon, The Sunday Post,  and Book Journey, for  Weekly Updates.

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

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



This week, I had breakfast on my patio, inside the newly constructed and painted fence.  The weather cooperated beautifully!

For all the mother’s out there:  Happy Mother’s Day!





Hooked on Netflix: Another “Guilty Pleasures” Weekend

Curl up with Intros/Teasers – “Mercy Snow”

Hump Day Potpourri:  Waiting on “Eyes on You”

Hump Day Risks:  A Looming Rock, Blog Themes, & Images

What Ignites Your Passion on a Wednesday

Come Celebrate the Fourth Blogoversary & Ignite Some Snow Sparks

Plot or Characters?  Can You Choose?

Friday Out on a Limb:  Book Beginnings/Friday 56 – “Landline”

Friday Potpourri:  Breakfast on the Patio with Books

Creative Sparks:  Saturday Snapshots – Moments

Review:  And Then I Found You, by Patti Callahan Henry

Review:  Mercy Snow, by Tiffany Baker

Review:  On the Rocks, by Erin Duffy

Review:  Lily Steps Out (e-book), by Rita Plush



INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Two books came in my mailbox this week:  a book from Amazon Vine and a book from the author.


1.  The Book of You, by Claire Kendal (Vine)






She Can Hide, by Melinda Leigh






And then I downloaded TWO e-books:


The Unwitting (e-book), by Ellen Feldman








The Apple Orchard (e-book), by Susan Wiggs










UP NEXT WEEK:  (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)


Landline, by Rainbow Rowell (Vine Review)







The Opposite of Maybe, by Maddie Dawson (Vine Review)






The Arsonist, by Sue Miller (Vine Review)







Redesigning Rose (e-book), by Lydia Laceby (Mt. TBR Challenge)








That’s it, folks!  What did your week look like?  What’s coming next?







  1. The new patio looks nice- enjoy the outdoor time! I love reading outside when I can. Vegging out to Netflix sounds fun- we don’t have that, but maybe we should get it. I could watch so many more shows that way:)

    Nice post on Landline too, that sounds a little different from her other books… sound like it’s really good.


    1. It is an adult book, so that elevates it a bit for me…LOL. I do have a copy of her Fangirl, too, however, but haven’t yet read it. Thanks for stopping by, Greg, and enjoy your week.


    2. Greg, Netflix is so dangerous! My husband’s not a binge watcher so the series we watch together we watch an episode a night. But if it’s a series that only I’m watching, I can watch 2 or 3 episodes in a row on the weekends. 🙂


  2. Oh your patio looks really nice and I’m sure you enjoy spending time there! 🙂 You’ve got some amazing books and I hope you’ll enjoy them. Also I need to read Rowell’s books soon. Great post! 🙂


    1. What surprised me about my time on the patio yesterday…it was a bit cooler than I’d expected. We’ve had a lot of heat lately, but this weekend has been breezy. Thanks for stopping by, Tanja, and I’m looking forward to my books, too.


  3. Happy Mother’s Day! Enjoy your patio. We’re almost at the point that we can enjoy ours. I’m painting the wrought iron table and chairs a new color this year – as soon as we get a few non-rainy days in a row 🙂
    I really enjoyed Redesigning Rose so I hope you do too!


    1. I am enjoying Redesigning Rose so far, Mary. I am never sure when I begin reading a book from a new-to-me author, but the pace is nice and I’m engaged with the characters. Thanks for stopping by…and I’ll look forward to seeing photos of your newly painted patio furniture.


    1. Thanks, Yvonne…I do plan to enjoy the day. I opened my patio doors this morning, and while the cooler air feels good, I think it’s too crisp to eat out there today. Thanks for stopping by. I love the look of The Apple Orchard.


    1. I do enjoy setting things up on the patio…and yesterday’s breakfast there was great. But it’s a little too cool today. Never mind…having brunch at my daughter’s. Enjoy your week, Katherine, and thanks for stopping by.


  4. Looks like you were busy last week and I am still loving the coffee mug. I’m going to have to find me a set. 🙂 I think I have The Apple Orchard already. I will have to check and see. I love Susan Wiggs writing. I hope you get to enjoy your patio this week.


  5. Teddyree

    The Apple Orchard is on my TBR mountain, heard good things about it. I enjoyed Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park so I’m looking forward to your thoughts on her adult fiction. Have a wonderful week and happy reading 🙂


    1. Oh, that is so disappointing, isn’t it? I have loved Feldman for several years, beginning with her earlier titles. Hope you get it soon. Thanks for stopping by, Sam, and have a great week.


  6. I really like Sue Miller and Susan Wiggs. I’m attracted to The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs. I love stories that involve apples. There is a book titled Lakeside News which involved apple country. It’s by Barbara Delinsky, I think. Might have author wrong. It’s been a long time. Happy reading.


  7. fiza

    Do I see a Rainbow Rowell book there 😉 I can’t wait to read what you think of it, everyone’s always raving about her books but I haven’t read anything by her yet. Will have to get my butt moving.

    Hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day.


  8. Breakfast on the patio is one of my favorite things to do!

    I read Apple Orchard last year and loved it – which is saying a lot from me because I rarely read romances.


  9. I have been horrible at visiting lately. My doctor wants me to elevate my bad foot more so I am not as the computer all day like I used to be. The good thing is that I am doing more reading. Always know you are in my thoughts even when I can’t drop by.

    I hope you have an awesome week!!!


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