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.


Well….the week  brought good and bad things, but it’s all a matter of perspective, I guess.  For the good things:  I read and reviewed FIVE books (and two were nonfiction!)…and now have 84 books completed for my Read the Books You Buy Challenge.

As for the rest….I will store it all in that place inside where things must go, until I can shift my perspective enough to accept what I cannot change…which could bring a little serenity.  Enough said.

Weather has been consistently cooler, but all the Christmas shows on Hallmark are making me silently protest…wait!  Thanksgiving hasn’t even happened yet.  But, of course, they had started all of that before Halloween.  So…what else is new?

I’m loving seeing the fall TV shows again, and in a week, The Affair (on Showtime) returns.  My Netflix viewing this week was…nonexistent.  Maybe that will change this weekend.

For now…let’s grab another cup of coffee…and maybe a Mimosa…and chat.






Sunday Potpourri:  Falling Back…

Tuesday Sparks:  Excerpting “Inheriting Edith”

It’s Hump Day!  What Are You Reading?

Thursday Potpourri:  Moving On….

Bookish Friday:  “Echoes of Family”

Review:  American Heiress, by Jeffrey Toobincropped-again-5Review:  Stealing Jason Wilde (e-book), by Dee Ernstratings-worms-4-croppedReview:  The Two-Family House (e-book), by Lynda Cohen Loigmanratings-worms-4-croppedReview:  Unsinkable, by Debbie Reynoldsratings-worms-4-croppedReview:  Results May Vary (e-book), by Bethany Chasecropped-again-5


INCOMING BOOKS:  (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Empty mailbox, and no approved e-ARCs this week.

Purchased Downloads:  Two!

In a Dark, Dark Wood (e-book), by Ruth Ware





Hillbilly Elegy (e-book), by J. D. Vance





WHAT’S NEXT? (Titles/Covers linked to Amazon)

This week, I made a list, hoping to steer myself toward books I need to read soon….Here’s what I came up with:

Currently Reading:  Rosemary:  The Hidden Kennedy Daughter, by Kate Clifford Larson






And then….because I need a light mystery….

Send in the Clowns (e-book), by Julie Mulhern





How about this one?


Sting (e-book), by Sandra Brown





That’s all, folks!  And, because I’m still dealing with stuff that makes me sad, I think I’ll go to one of my favorite neighborhood places where I can hide in my book…and eat and drink something like this:




What did your week look like?  I hope you’ll come on by and share!