WEEKLY UPDATES: HELLO OCTOBER!

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.

Another wonderful week of reading, reviewing, and blogging, with cooling temperatures in the 70s and 80s…but with a couple of days in the 90s.  I read and reviewed four books, with one of them an ARC and the other three adding to my Read the Books You Buy Challenge which now totals 87 books.

I’ve had a great reading month, too, totaling 15 books in all.  Check out my Monthly Wrap-up.

I enjoyed the Netflix movie Our Souls at Night, with Jane Fonda and Robert Redford.  It was as wonderful as the book on which it was based.

Returning fall shows, like Grey’s Anatomy and How To Get Away with Murder kept me glued to the TV this week.

Let’s take a look at the month…and let’s grab some more coffee.

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Mini-Bloggiesta:  Finish Line Post….

Tuesday Sparks:  “The Stolen Marriage”

Tuesday Potpourri:  Curling up with Books, Etc.

Hump Day Reading…

Early Morning Coffee, Books, & TV Shows…

Friday Potpourri:  Continuing a Journey…

Bookish Friday: “Say You’re Sorry”

When Objects Find New Homes:  Re-purposing Furnishings…

Review:  The Stolen Marriage (e-book), by Diane Chamberlain – (NG – 10/3)Review:  Open House, by Amanda Pays & Corbin BernsenReview:  I’ll Have What She’s Having (e-book), by Erin CarlsonReview:  A Dangerous Crossing, by Rachel Rhys

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INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Two review books came for me this week:  one in my physical mailbox, and the other in my virtual one.

Cardinal Cabin, by Joanne DeMaio

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Poison (e-book), by Gail Niederhoffer (NG – 11/21)

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Purchased Downloads:

Her Last Goodbye (e-book), by Melinda Leigh

Sleep Like a Baby (e-book), by Charlaine Harris

The Surrogate (e-book), by Louise Jensen

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WHAT’S NEXT?

Currently Reading:  Little Fires Everywhere (e-book), by Celeste Ng

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My mood-reading is all over the place, so I will be adding more books to my stack this week.

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What did your week look like?  I enjoyed a dinner of Shepherd’s Pie this week…while reading from Pippa.

 

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TSS: A BLOGOVERSARY, SOME BLOGGING & READING, ETC. — APRIL 21

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Let's chat about books, etc.

Let’s chat about books, etc.

Good morning!  Are you glad that it’s Sunday?  Come on in, pull up a chair, and let’s chat.  And welcome to Sunday Saloners, who are full of stories of their week.

I’d like to welcome all bloggers to check out my Five-Year Blogoversary over at Story Corner.

Yes, I know I mentioned it last week, but now it is underway until 4/27.  I will be giving away books from my reading room.

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Every month, I add more books to the stacks there…and even though I’ve hosted a bookshelf clearing event most months, there are still plenty to choose from.

Now…last week, I enjoyed some blogging, like my Tuesday Potpourri:  Book Lust post.

On my Hump Day Sparks, I enthused about what I was waiting for….

And over at my group blog, Betty Dravis shared Why Are These Authors So Happy?

My Creative Journey post took me back:  Spotlighting Moments Along the Way.

Thursday Potpourri revealed Bookish Surprises.

My Sweet Saturday Sample captured moments of Venturing Out (An excerpt).

Reading-Click Titles/Covers for Reviews:

Oodles of Poodles, by Linda O. Johnston (Cozies/Sequel Challenges)

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Backseat Saints (e-book), by Joshilyn Jackson (Sequels Challenge)

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Heart Like Mine (e-book), by Amy Hatvany

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The Sugar House, by Laura Lippman (Sequels Challenge)

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And today, I’m reading Drinking with Men, by Rosie Schaap (a memoir).

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Yesterday, I curled up here and watched some movies:

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I picked a movie from On Demand, with Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman, and Dennis Quaid, among others:  Playing for Keeps.

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It was relaxing, predictable, etc.  But fun….

What are you planning for today?  I hope you’ll wander by and leave your thoughts….