Good morning! Today’s post will link up to The Sunday Salon, The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves, for weekly updates.

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

And let’s join Kathryn, our leader in It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?, at Book Date.

Another wonderful week of reading, reviewing, and blogging, with cooling temperatures in the 70s and 80s…but with a couple of days in the 90s.  I read and reviewed four books, with one of them an ARC and the other three adding to my Read the Books You Buy Challenge which now totals 87 books.

I’ve had a great reading month, too, totaling 15 books in all.  Check out my Monthly Wrap-up.

I enjoyed the Netflix movie Our Souls at Night, with Jane Fonda and Robert Redford.  It was as wonderful as the book on which it was based.

Returning fall shows, like Grey’s Anatomy and How To Get Away with Murder kept me glued to the TV this week.

Let’s take a look at the month…and let’s grab some more coffee.


Mini-Bloggiesta:  Finish Line Post….

Tuesday Sparks:  “The Stolen Marriage”

Tuesday Potpourri:  Curling up with Books, Etc.

Hump Day Reading…

Early Morning Coffee, Books, & TV Shows…

Friday Potpourri:  Continuing a Journey…

Bookish Friday: “Say You’re Sorry”

When Objects Find New Homes:  Re-purposing Furnishings…

Review:  The Stolen Marriage (e-book), by Diane Chamberlain – (NG – 10/3)Review:  Open House, by Amanda Pays & Corbin BernsenReview:  I’ll Have What She’s Having (e-book), by Erin CarlsonReview:  A Dangerous Crossing, by Rachel Rhys


INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Two review books came for me this week:  one in my physical mailbox, and the other in my virtual one.

Cardinal Cabin, by Joanne DeMaio


Poison (e-book), by Gail Niederhoffer (NG – 11/21)


Purchased Downloads:

Her Last Goodbye (e-book), by Melinda Leigh

Sleep Like a Baby (e-book), by Charlaine Harris

The Surrogate (e-book), by Louise Jensen



Currently Reading:  Little Fires Everywhere (e-book), by Celeste Ng


My mood-reading is all over the place, so I will be adding more books to my stack this week.


What did your week look like?  I enjoyed a dinner of Shepherd’s Pie this week…while reading from Pippa.




  1. Greg Hill

    Nice temps. We had 90’s to start out early on, then the temp plunged about 20 degrees on Wed and we had 70’s and cooler after that. Not a bad week. One of the early days though the news helpfully pointed out that we were hotter here than in Las vegas. 🙂

    How To Get Away w/ Murder seems to get a lot of good buzz. I actually watched the first episode earlier this year, and liked it, but I just haven’t binged it yet. Her Last Goodbye looks good, and I see a lot of people reading Little Fires Everywhere now.

    Your food looks delicious as always. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Greg, I love the Shepherd’s Pie that is only on the menu at Marie Callender’s in fall and winter…so I was psyched to find it on Thursday.

      How To Get Away with Murder is on Netflix…so you can see the previous seasons. I find I love binge-watching more than episodic viewing. I never watched Scandal on Network (until now), but only after I had binged the first few seasons on Netflix.

      Loving the cooler temps. Hope yours stays cool.


  2. I have to review the stolen marriage tomorrow. I read it ages ago but like a numpty didn’t write the review, now I’m skimming to remind myself! It was good though . Have a good week.

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  3. Jenea

    It feels like fall here today, we are only supposed to be in the upper 60’s in the mountains. I am loving it. My kids not so much. lol… Enjoy your new books. Have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by earlier. 🙂

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    1. I tried the vampire series on TV, but didn’t like it. I love the Teagarden book productions on TV, so I’m hoping to enjoy this book.

      I’ve enjoyed all of the Melinda Leigh books that I’ve read. I got behind for a bit, but now I’m trying to pick up what I missed.

      Thanks for stopping by, Samantha, and enjoy your week.


  4. How did it get to be October already? I feel like September went by in a blink. I have been so scattered lately, I have hardly read. I need to get back into a regular routine. Really hoping to do so this week. I am hopelessly behind on my blog. Anyway, I have been eyeing that Diane Chamberlain book and the new Harris one and I have been hearing positivity things about the book by Ms. Ng. I will have to watch for your review.

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  5. Happy to hear you liked the film version of Our Souls at Night. I need to catch up with DeMaio’s books. I’m a few behind. I wonder if the new one is a stand alone or part of a series. I’ll watch for your thoughts on it. Have a good week!

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    1. Even though I’ve read all of DeMaio’s books so far, most of them seem to manage as stand-alones, even though recurring characters are brought into each new book.

      I hope to read the new one soon. Thanks for stopping by, Mary, and I hope you enjoy the movie Our Souls at Night. It stuck pretty closely to the book version.

      Enjoy your week!


  6. fuonlyknew

    Yum, that pie looks delicious. Now I’m hungry. LOL I’d love to see Our Souls At Night. Such great casting. I’ll probably grab the book too. Been in the 90s here but supposed to cool to the 80s soon and feel less muggy. At least, they keep saying that. LOL

    My Sunday Post

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Laura, and I hope you enjoy Our Souls at Night. Since it’s on Netflix, I can easily watch it again, which I like.

      Enjoy your week, and hopefully we’ll all have cooler weather soon.


  7. I am the WORST at shelf love. I would totally fail at a read-the-books-you-buy challenge. I am trying a little harder though. Been seeing Little Fires Everywhere, well, everywhere. Lots of good buzz. I hope you like it.

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Sam, and I don’t know if I’ll do the Read the Books You Buy Challenge again…I’ve done it two years in a row, and it focuses on the newer books. I also need to grab some of the old, “moldy” books off my shelf. LOL. (Seriously, they’re just quietly waiting on Pippa, my Kindle).

      Have a great week.


  8. beansreview

    The dinner of Shepherd’s Pie looks amazing! It’s been cooling down where I live too, after a whole week of hot temperature.

    Have a great week! Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Anne @ The Reading Life

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    1. Thanks, Majanka, I do enjoy my Disney figurines, and that one sits close by in my office, so I feel like I’m in a fairytale. LOL.

      I am eager to read The Surrogate…I enjoyed the author’s previous book, The Sister.

      Have a great week!


    1. Thanks, Candace, I haven’t yet read Charlaine Harris, but I’ve enjoyed the Hallmark movies based on the Teagarden books, so I hope to love them.

      Love Shepherd’s Pie! Thanks for visiting, and have a great week.


  9. Good week of reviews with three 5 stars and a 4 star. I love the cover of the Cardinal Cabin.
    I like the Aurora Teagarden stories too. Maybe I’ll get some on Audible.
    My hubby makes wonderful Sheperd’s Pie – so yummy.
    Hope you have a lovely week. Happy Reading!

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  10. The Cue Card

    Hi Laurel, I just watched the Netflix movie Our Souls at Night yesterday and also enjoyed it quite a bit. The two actors performed it well. Even though the characters were living apart at the end — I thought their call at the very end was hopeful: that they were staying in touch. So glad it wasn’t too dark. It was touching and moving in a small-town kind of way. I might even watch it again sometime. Hope you have a good week!

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