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And let’s join Kathryn, our leader in It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?, at Book Date.
Another week of blogging and reading, and a lovely surprise came yesterday when I Skyped for an hour-and-a-half with my eldest son in Prague. Usually we chat for an hour, at least, but this lengthy conversation was so much fun. And he had the video on, so I could see the apartment he and Gabi have chosen. They hope to eventually get a house as lovely as the cottage they had in Berlin, but in time.
You just can’t catch up in e-mails and text messages like you can with a real conversation. Okay, it would be more fun in the same room, sitting around with drinks and food and watching Netflix…but it works!
My reading went completely off track this week, but in a good way. I grabbed only one of my listed books, but three more were added. Books on my shelves that I had hoped to read next week, perhaps. I have finished reading and reviewing three of them, and I’m now
almostfinished with the fourth one. I now have completed 42 books for the Read the Books You Buy Challenge.
Today I am eagerly awaiting the mail for my new carpet cover…the one currently under my desk chair is falling apart! However, the Post Office is only open until two…and I suspect that they won’t have it ready by the time they close. But I’m still crossing my fingers.
LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:
Review: All Is Not Forgotten (e-book), by Wendy Walker (NG-7/12)
Review: Dear Carolina (e-book), by Kristy Woodson Harvey
Review: Paris Runaway (e-book), by Paulita Kincer (Author Review Request)
Review: Death at Breakfast (e-book), by Beth Gutcheon
AROUND THE BLOGOSPHERE:
Check out Kimberly’s Caffeinated Confessions: Why I Never Change My Original Rating of a Book.
INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)
One lovely review book came in the mailbox…from Vine. Then I received a download from NetGalley. Yay! Then I got my Kindle First freebie from Prime…and could not stop there. I purchased three downloads.
Falling, by Jane Green (Amazon Vine)
Leave Me (e-book), by Gayle Forman (NetGalley – 9/6)
Everything We Keep (e-book), by Kerry Lonsdale
The Girl You Lost (e-book), by Kathryn Croft
The Coincidence of Coconut Cake (e-book), by Amy E. Reichert
They May Not Mean To, But They Do (e-book), by Cathleen Schine
WHAT’S UP NEXT? (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)
So, it will be another week dictated by my moods.
Let’s grab some coffee and chat about books. What did your week look like?