WEEKLY UPDATES: TAKING A BREAK!

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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.

 

Here we are at the end of July, more than halfway through the year.  It has been a great month, despite the crickets (which seem to be gone!); and also despite the triple digit temperatures.  Today will be 106, apparently.  We have had temps as high as 110 in the past few days, so I am taking matters into my own hands.  It is time to head for the beach!

My granddaughter Fiona and I are taking the 10 hour trek up north, to beach country near the Oregon border.  My youngest son and his wife live there, so we’ll have a long overdue visit.  Fun, beachy good times, and some reading.  Maybe.  (Below), one of the sights we will see.

 

 

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I will not be taking my laptop, so there will be no blog posts between Sunday and possibly Thursday.  (I have yet to find a way to post blogs using my iPhone…LOL).

I’ll probably be able to visit blogs, though.

No Netflix while we’re gone, either, unless my son and DIL have it.  But I suspect we will be doing some sight-seeing…so the usual routines will be superseded.

 

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Monday Potpourri:  Another Day of Musing

Tuesday Sparks:  Intros/Teasers – “Confess”

Hump Day Reading:  Present, Past, & Future Reading

Bookish Thursday #24:  Serendipitous Moments

Thursday Potpourri:  Off To the Shore!

Bookish Friday:  “The Girl You Lost”

Wrapping Up July!  A Great Month….

Review:  The Orphan Choir (e-book), by Sophie Hannah

Review:  Flight Patterns (e-book), by Karen White

Review:  Damaged (e-book), by Lisa Scottoline (NetGalley – 8/16)

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INCOMING BOOKS:  (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

One book came in my mailbox:  a purchase I made.  I also downloaded four e-books.

 

Valley of the Dolls, by Jacqueline Susann (50th Anniversary Copy) (A reread)

 

 

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I’ve Got Sand in All the Wrong Places (e-book), by Lisa Scottoline

 

 

 

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This Must Be the Place (e-book), by Maggie O’Farrell

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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The Truth-Teller’s Lie (e-book), by Sophie Hannah

 

 

 

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WHAT’S UP NEXT?

There are a variety of books that will be available to me, if I make the time to read, since I’ll be taking Pippa, my Kindle, with me.  I will follow my whims this week.

 

 

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That’s it for my week.  What did yours look like?  I will be drinking lots of iced tea today and tomorrow.

 

 

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