WEEKLY UPDATES: COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS…

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 week was full of activities:  coffee with a friend on Monday; running around to complete and send out docs to finally relinquish my ownership of my time share; home to write some blog posts and read some books...total books read and reviewed:  Three.  Read the Books You Buy Challenge Total:  Purchased Books read so far in 2017 – 116.

On Thursday, I enjoyed some pampering at the nail salon, and changed up my color:

New episodes have arrived on Netflix for The Ranch.  I hope to settle in and binge-watch this weekend.  I did finish The Crown earlier this week.

What else?  Well, let’s grab some coffee and take a look.

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Musing Mondays:  Experiencing My Reading…

Tuesday Sparks:  “Sing, Unburied, Sing”

Tuesday Potpourri:  Book Release Day, Tidbits, & Obsessions…

Curling up with Good Books…

Coffee Chat:  At Home and Abroad…

Thursday Sparks:  Forever Connected….

Bookish Friday:  “Snap Judgment”

A Morning of Coffee Mishaps…

Review:  Little Broken Things (e-book), by Nicole BaartReview:  A Season to Lie (e-book), by Emily LittlejohnReview:  A Hundred Small Lessons (e-book), by Ashley Hay

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INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Empty mailbox!  But…I downloaded four (purchased) e-books:

If You Only Knew (e-book), by Kristan Higgins

Cruel Winter (e-book, County Cork Book 4), by Sheila Connolly

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

These Violent Delights (e-book), by Victoria Namkung

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WHAT’S NEXT?

Currently Reading:  Sing, Unburied, Sing (e-book), by Jesmyn Ward

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And then, more possibilities:

Snap Judgment (e-book, Samantha Brinkman Book 3), by Marcia Clark

Dead of Winter (e-book, Lily Dale Mystery), by Wendy Corsi Staub

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That was last week…and a peek at next week.  What does yours look like?  Let’s hope you’ll settle in, enjoy the upcoming holidays, and savor something delicious.  I found a photo of last year’s Christmas cookies.

 

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WEEKLY UPDATES: LOTS OF READING, COOL BREEZES…

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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.

 

Today there was a slight breeze, and the 76 degree temperature felt wonderful.  I had lots of errands to run, so I was grateful.  One errand was to pick up my new eyeglasses.  They are purple…

 

 

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This week had some great reading, too, and I read/reviewed FOUR books!  Two were review books.  Now I have none that are due for reviewing anytime soon.  January is the earliest release date…so, unless I add more books, I’m good for a while.  Two were from the books I bought…bringing those totals to 69.

How did we arrive at Saturday already?  My week has been one of TV shows, reading, and NO NETFLIX!  I should probably get on the site and see if any of my shows have added new seasons.  Yeah, that’s what I should do.

Here’s what I had for lunch today….

 

 

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Let’s look at the past week…

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Tuesday Potpourri:  “The American Girl”

Cherishing My Interior World:  Balance?

It’s Hump Day!  What Have You Been Reading?

Hump Day Potpourri:  More Changes…

Thursday Potpourri:  The Journey

Bookish Thursday #34:  Serendipitous Moments

Bookish Friday:  “Commonwealth”

Review:  Fractured, by Catherine McKenzie (Amazon Vine)cropped-again-5Review:  Faithful (e-book), by Alice Hoffman – (NetGalley – 11/1)cropped-again-5Review:  Family Tree (e-book), by Susan Wiggsratings-worms-4-croppedReview:  The American Girl (e-book), by Kate Horsleyratings-worms-4-cropped

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INCOMING BOOKS:  (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

One book came in my mailbox…a book I had purchased.  I also purchased three e-books.

Downloads:

The Mothers (e-book), by Brit Bennett

 

 

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The Red Car (e-book), by Marcy Dermansky

 

 

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The Dollhouse (e-book), by Fiona Davis

 

 

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One print book in the mailbox (a guilty pleasure book):

Spelling It Like It Is, by Tori Spelling

 

 

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

Currently Reading:

Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty, by Diane Keaton

 

 

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The Kept Woman (e-book), by Karin Slaughter

 

 

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That was my week…what did yours look like?  Come on over and chat, let’s have a glimpse of today’s coffee and dessert:

 

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