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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.


It was a good week, with some great reading.  Three books read and reviewed, and my total on Read the Books You Buy Challenge is 49 books!

After slightly cooler weather (90s) for a few days, it’s back to triple digits.  I was planning to see a movie today, but will wait until tomorrow.

Today is my daughter’s 40th birthday!  She is on a cruise right now, but earlier in the week, she and I had a celebratory lunch.  Yes, I was invited on the cruise, too, but I already had my mini-vacation from August 1-4…so I bowed out.

Today I wrote a post in honor of her birthday:  A Journey with Heather:  Happy Birthday!



Heather's birthday lunch - 2016

I also did some Netflix viewing this week, finishing up Season 4 of Wentworth.  Now for a long wait until Season 5.  Meanwhile, I found a new show:  Vexed.



Monday Sparks:  Musings…

Tuesday Potpourri:  “The Couple Next Door”

Curl up with My Newest Bookish Pick…

Hump Day Reading:  Current, Past, & Future Reading

Back to the Beginning:  A Journey

Bookish Thursday #25:  Serendipitous Moments

Bookish Friday:  “The Truth-Teller’s Lie”

Review:  Blood Defense (e-book), by Marcia Clark

Review:  Truly Madly Guilty (e-book), by Liane Moriarty

Review:  The Couple Next Door (e-book), by Shari Lapena (NetGalley – 8/23)



INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Received one book in the mailbox, and a review book from NetGalley.  Then I went a little crazy and purchased some downloads.

I Found You, by Lisa Jewell (Purchased Print Book)






Faithful (e-book), by Alice Hoffman (NetGalley -11/1)






Purchased Downloads:

Behind Closed Doors (e-book), by B. A. Paris






The Book That Matters Most (e-book), by Ann Hood






Family Tree (e-book), by Susan Wiggs







Firefly Summer (e-book), by Nan Rossiter






The American Girl (e-book), by Kate Horsley






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

My moods will dictate what I read next, but I’m thinking along the lines of summer reads…while it lasts.  Like these:



Mystic Summer (e-book), by Hannah McKinnon….and Forever Beach, by Shelley Noble















What did your week look like?  Let’s chat….I think I’ll have another glass of iced tea….



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