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And let’s join Kathryn, our new leader in It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?, at The Book Date.
The week got off to a plodding start, with two books that just dragged. They almost zapped away my Reading Mojo….but I prevailed. I reviewed them, 3.5 stars each, which I hardly ever do. Then I was saved, after grabbing one of my NetGalley books; I was back! On the reading fast track. Its review won’t be up for a couple of weeks, since its release date is early January.
I’m still bingeing on Netflix…and watching movies on the DVR. Yesterday my daughter and I caught up on all of our gossip during my hair styling appointment. She is a fun daughter, usually, but then our conversation turned dark as we talked about the sadness in San Bernardino.
Finally I saved my mood by turning my thoughts to a family get-together last Saturday, with just some of my family…my second son and his daughter Aubrey; and two of my grandkids, Dominic and Fiona, with their friends. That cheered me up, just thinking about it.
LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:
Review: All the Houses, by Karen Olsson
Review: All the Stars in the Heavens, by Adriana Trigiani
Review: The Guest Room, by Chris Bohjalian-(Release date – 1/5/16).
INCOMING BOOKS (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)
Empty mailbox! But I did download two review books from NetGalley…and purchased two downloads.
Missing Pieces (e-book), by Heather Gudenkauf (NetGalley – Release Date – 2/5/16)
The Widow (e-book), by Fiona Barton (NetGalley – Release Date – 2/16)
Books I Purchased:
What She Knew (e-book), by Gilly MacMillan
The Broken String (e-book, novella), by Diane Chamberlain
AROUND THE BLOGOSPHERE:
How to Burst Through a Reading Slump, from Trish, at Between My Lines
First Book of the Year 2016, from Sheila, at Book Journey.
WHAT’S UP NEXT? (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)
Lately I have been all over the place, picking up books here and there. I’m hoping to establish a tiny bit of order in my bookish world, so perhaps I will try to stick to these choices:
Angels Burning (e-book), by Tawni O’Dell (NetGalley)
Forever, Interrupted (e-book), by Taylor Jenkins Reid
November 9 (e-book), by Colleen Hoover
Wildflower, by Drew Barrymore
And just for fun, because I love Drew Barrymore, I ordered (and received) an old movie from her childhood: Irreconcilable Differences, starring Drew, of course; Ryan O’Neal; Shelley Long; and wait for it! Sharon Stone.
I used to have a copy….but I lent it out to someone, back before I started keeping a list of borrowers…LOL.
I think I’ll watch it today!
So…that was my week…what did yours look like? Join me in a cup of coffee!