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.
The past week brought a cooling trend: yes, down in the 90s, but better than triple digits. Could we be on our way to fall? Maybe not just yet, as the District Fair is coming in early October, and in all the years (46) that I’ve lived in these parts, it is always hot during the fair. But knowing what to expect is better than not knowing. I think.
It has been a week of reading, reviewing, and blogging. Three books read, with my total for the Read the Books You Buy Challenge now at 80!
No Netflix viewing this week. I did watch some old and favorite movies (feel good movies) like Julie and Julia. I love that one! I also watched Jackie again. I guess I needed comfort viewing. However, I also watched The Sinners, and the season finale episodes of The Fosters and The Bold Type. Cliff hangers, of course.
I have a few movies still on the DVR for this weekend…and maybe I’ll see what I can find on Netflix. Later in the month comes a movie starring Jane Fonda and Robert Redford: Our Souls at Night. I can’t wait!
I’ve been seeing previews for this movie all week, so I must go to the neighborhood theater and see it! Home Again, with Reese Witherspoon, etc.
Let’s grab some coffee and look back at the week. The mug is a favorite, and reads: Just for Today, Be Happy. I like that sentiment.
LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:
A Journey Through My Shelves…
Tuesday Excerpts: “The Burning Girl”
A Week of Reading….
A Journey Through Some of My Treasures…
Thoughts on a Thursday….
Bookish Friday: “I’ll Have What She’s Having”
Friday Potpourri: Saying Goodbye to Summer….
Review: The Truth We Bury (e-book), by Barbara Taylor SisselReview: Lies She Told (e-book), by Cate Holahan – (NetGalley – 9/12)Review: Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, by Therese Anne Fowler
INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)
One Vine Review Book came in my mailbox! And like a crazy person, I purchased five downloads.
Happy People Read and Drink Coffee, by Agnes Martin-Lugand
The Heirs (e-book), by Susan Rieger
Lie to Me (e-book), by J. T. Ellison
Genuine Fraud (e-book), by E. Lockhart
The Summer That Made Us (e-book), by Robyn Carr
And the final download is a re-read…I used to have this book, and I think it went out the door during one of my purges. Sigh. This week, I watched the movie again (I have the DVD) starring Jennifer Connelly and Ben Kingsley, and I always cry at the end…so I just had to read the book again. I’m not sure when I’ll get around to it, but I like that it’s there, waiting.
House of Sand and Fog (e-book), by Andre Dubus III
Currently Reading: The Burning Girl (e-book), by Claire Messud
Then I have another NetGalley review book to read this week:
The Best Kind of People (e-book), by Zoe Whittall (Release Date – 9/19)
And maybe this one:
I’ll Have What She’s Having (e-book), by Erin Carlson ( I love this cover, and I’m a big fan of Nora Ephron and these movies).
That’s my week. What did yours look like? I had a different kind of repast at Mimi’s one night this week. Quiche says fall to me. And, of course, I had my book companion.