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 slightly cooler weather gives me hope of actual fall days coming soon.  It is supposed to be 85 today…but then 95 tomorrow.  The week flew by, however, and looking back, I am hard pressed to point out any one thing that made it so hectic.  There were appointments, of course, and those usually consume the days.

I only finished reading and reviewing two books this week, but I’m halfway through the third one.  My Read the Books You Buy Challenge total:  63!

The Bloggiesta week ended with this wrap-up post:  Bloggiesta:  Finito!

Netflix:  Still watching Offspring, now on Season 5; and Longmire’s 5th Season arrived!  Hope to watch it this weekend.

Other activities included looking at houses in a neighboring village.  I imagine a different kind of home, with beautiful floors and an updated kitchen.  But then I look around at my STUFF (there is still a lot, despite my purges over the past couple of years)…and I feel hopelessly mired and unable to even get up and start the process.  Unable to imagine the packing up and transporting everything, even with help.

In my fantasy, a Fairy Godmother would swoop in and everything would be transported to its destination.  I would just settle in.  Yeah, that’s going to happen!  LOL.

Until that happens, I’ll have another cup of coffee and chat about my blogging/reading week.  Here’s my breakfast tray, which I photographed on Thursday…but which looks the same every day.  The stack of books is still there, not one of which has been read this week.





Tuesday Sparks:  “Cruel Beautiful World”

Tuesday Potpourri:  Obsessing About Books

Hump Day Serendipity:  Reading…

Bookish Thursday #32:  Serendipitous Moments

Bookish Friday:  “I Am No One”

Outside My Interior World:  Branches of the Family Tree

Review:  Untethered, by Julie Lawson Timmerratings-worms-4-croppedReview:  If I Forget You (e-book), by Thomas Christopher Greenecropped-again-5***

INCOMING BOOKS (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Empty mailbox!

I downloaded two e-books – (purchased)

Finding Libbie (e-book), by Deanna Lynn Sletten





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





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

Currently Reading:  Sunshine Beach (e-book), by Wendy Wax





And then….

Cruel Beautiful World (e-book), by Caroline Leavitt (NetGalley – October 4)





More from Pippa are just waiting for me to pick them…




That was my week…what did yours look like?

Last weekend, I had this Blushing Geisha drink and crab/avocado appetizers before seeing Bridget Jones’s Baby…