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.


What a week!  As we count down to the holidays, the Christmas movies fill up my DVR, with something to watch every night.  It’s a good thing, as some of my shows are on hiatus.

As for reading, I abandoned one of the books on my list (Sing, Unburied, Sing)…and I was in the minority about that book.  But I decided that, with so many books I am loving, I won’t spend time on those with which I do not connect.  In the end, I still read and reviewed THREE books, with 119 purchased books completed for my challenge.

On Netflix, I binged on the ten new episodes of The Ranch, still annoyed with some of the characters, but the likable ones kept me tuned in.  I found out that Barbra Streisand has a new Netflix show (The Music…the Mem..’ries…the Magic), which I am eager to watch.

Coming soon!  The First Book of the Year event, hosted by Sheila, at Book Journey.  Book picks, with photos, will be on Sheila’s blog on January 1st...and my pick will also be featured on my An Interior Journey site.

So…that’s my week so far…let’s take a closer look, but first, let’s grab a cup of coffee (and another Christmas cookie!)


Sunday Potpourri:  Savoring What You Love…

Tuesday Sparks:  “I Am Watching You”

It’s Hump Day!  A Time to Read…

Keeping Track:  TBR Progress…

Coffee Chat:  Assorted Tidbits…

Bookish Friday:  “These Violent Delights”

Review:  Snap Judgment (e-book, Samantha Brinkman #3), by Marcia ClarkReview:  Wonder Valley (e-book), by Ivy PochodaReview:  These Violent Delights (e-book), by Victoria Namkung


INCOMING BOOKS:  (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Empty mailbox!  But…I downloaded two e-book purchases.

The Girl in Times Square (e-book), by Paullina Simons

Eaves of Destruction (e-book, A Fixer-Upper Mystery), by Kate Carlisle



Since Christmas is literally around the corner, I will follow my moods this week.  Thrillers, cozy mysteries…and maybe even some unexpected choices.  I may start on my January e-ARCs, like The Girls in the Picture and Anatomy of a Scandal…







That was my week…and a peek at what is ahead.  On Thursday, I enjoyed a repast while out shopping:  Corn Chowder and a Strawberry Margarita, at Mimi’s in my neighborhood.




PicMonkey Collage-updates collage


Good morning!  Today’s post will link up to Sunday Salon, The Sunday Post,  and Book Journey, for What Are You Reading?

**Mailbox Monday for December will be at Rose City Reader.

What a great week!  Christmas was wonderful…and with the New Year ahead, I can’t think of anything better.

Today I spent time with my granddaughter Fiona, and we saw American Hustle.  An impressive film, with a fabulous all-star cast.





Merry Christmas:  Straight from the Interior

Friday Potpourri:  Saying Goodbye to Christmas

Enter the Interior for Book Beginnings & The Friday 56

Creative Sparks:  Holiday Moments Continued

Saturday Potpourri:  Connections

Review:  The Runaway Wife (e-book), by Rowan Coleman

Review:  Wishin’ & Hopin’ (e-book), by Wally Lamb

Review:  Innocent, by Scott Turow

Review:  Lies You Wanted to Hear, by James Whitfield Thomson



INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Not a single book came in the mail!  But I received an e-book for review, and downloaded (my purchase) four others.

Twelve Houses (e-book), by Olga Soaje (Author Review Request)




Pain, Parties, Work:  Sylvia Plath in New York – Summer 1953 (e-book), by Elizabeth Winder




Whatever You Love (e-book), by Louise Doughty




A Question of Guilt (e-book), by Frances Fyfield




Here, Home, Hope (e-book), by Kaira Rouda





WHAT’S COMING NEXT WEEK: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

On January 1st, please check An Interior Journey for the post of my first book read in 2014:  Book Journey is hosting.




Watch for my Year in Review, including Favorites of 2013 @ Curl up and Read


PicMonkey Collage-2013 in review


The Last Winter of Dani Lancing, by P. D. Viner




Twelve Houses (e-book), by Olga Soaje




The Girl Pretending to Read Rilke (e-book), by Barbara Riddle





The holidays interfered with some of my blogging, but the reading was great.  I have now finished reading and reviewing 210 books this year.

What was your week like?  What are you hoping for the New Year?