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 New Year has brought some interesting moments, and, of course, the First Book of the Year, which I finished on New Year’s Day.  I’ve read and reviewed three books this week, and as for challenges, I am not participating in any formal ones.  I’ve taken a look at my older TBR and selected several books on which to focus this year.

Since my new One Word is CONNECT, I am searching for a local book club to join, as one of my ways of expanding my connections.

The year of family events started off with my youngest grandson’s birthday party on Friday.  He is now fifteen! 

After taking down my Christmas decorations, I started off the week by cleaning my spaces…and finishing up the Christmas movies on my DVR.  Let’s take a closer look at my week, but first, grab some coffee with me:


First Book of 2018:  Following a Tradition…

Rainy Day Excerpts:  “Eaves of Destruction”

Tuesday Potpourri:  First 2018 Book Release Day…

A New Year and a New Week:  Hump Day Reading

Hump Day Potpourri:  A Young Girl Says Goodbye…

Coffee Chat:  Going with the Flow…

Attacking the TBR:  Books Languishing on My Shelves…

Bookish Friday:  “Now That You Mention It”

Connect!  Starting the New Year…

Review:  Every Breath You Take, by Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke (First Book of Year)Review:  Be Frank With Me (e-book), by Julia Claiborne JohnsonReview:  Eaves of Destruction (e-book, Fixer-Upper Mystery), by Kate Carlisle


INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Empty mailbox!  I did download two purchased e-books…

The Woman in the Window (e-book), by A. J. Finn

Promise Not to Tell (e-book), by Jayne Ann Krentz



Currently Reading:  I Am Watching You (e-book), by Teresa Driscoll

Currently Reading:  Jane Fonda:  The Private Life of a Public Woman, by Patricia Bosworth


Then…some e-ARCs from NetGalley:

Anatomy of a Scandal (e-book), by Sarah Vaughan (NG – 1/23)

Watch Me (e-book), by Jody Gehrman (NG – 1/23)


That was my week.  What did yours look like?  Earlier in the week, I enjoyed this dessert with my reading…