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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.


The weather has been very hot, but what else is new?  I did curl up inside my air-conditioned space, reading and watching movies (saw The Boss, with Melissa McCarthy) and Netflix.  I’ve been watching Doc Martin again.  The folks in that little Cornish town are hilarious.  Finished THREE books this week, and they were all different from one another, while being completely engaging.  I love when that happens.

When I was up in Crescent City, I added Skype to my iPhone, since I didn’t have my laptop with me.  We had hoped to connect with my eldest son in Prague while I was there, so my youngest son could also chat.  But the timing was always off.

However, this week, my youngest son Skyped me on my iPhone…and it worked fine.  Just like the laptop version.  He is trying to set up a time to Skype with Eldest One.  We even turned on our pictures and it was fun to see them in their living room, with Auggie (the dog), too. 

In this photo from a while ago, Auggie’s the one on the right….LOL.



4-16 - In Crescent City - Augie & the Seal


So…that was my week, and a tidbit from last week….so let’s look at a little bit more…



Monday Potpourri:  Musings…

Tuesday Excerpts:  “Leave Me”

Hump Day Reading:  Current, Past, & Future Reading

Bookish Thursday #26:  Serendipitous Moments

Bookish Friday:  “The Things We Wish Were True”

A Journey South of the Border

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

Review:  Siracusa (e-book), by Delia Ephron

Review:  Mystic Summer (e-book), by Hannah McKinnon



INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles Linked to Amazon)





(Above):  These three books (purchased) came in my mailbox this week:


My Life, My Body, by Marge Piercy

Rosemary:  The Hidden Kennedy Daughter, by Kate Clifford Larson

American Heiress, by Jeffrey Toobin


Downloads:  Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Results May Vary (e-book), by Bethany Chase






If I Forget You (e-book), by Thomas Christopher Greene






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

Currently Reading:  The Excellent Lombards (e-book), by Jane Hamilton (Purchased in April – long overdue!)







Even though I haven’t had this one very long…I really must read….

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







And there are many more on my lovely Pippa!






There will be more iced tea today!





What did your week look like?  Come on and share, please!