WEEKLY UPDATES: BOOKS, MOVIES, ETC.

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 great reading week I had!  Four books, all page turners…of course, there was that one book I DNFed (Fates & Furies).  Yes, disappointing, but the other four books were fabulous. 

This week, I loved both episodes of This is Us:  the Post Superbowl feature, and the regular Tuesday event.  Sadly, we now have to wait until after the Olympics for more… (Not a sports fan here, lol).

I finished Mindhunter, Season I, on Netflix.  I also enjoyed the movie Wonder on Amazon Prime.

In early March, The Good Fight is returning to CBS All-Access.  I can’t wait!

So, those are the highlights…let’s grab some coffee and take a closer look at the week.

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Finish Line Post:  What a Bloggiesta!

Rainy Day Excerpts:  “Here We Lie”

Tuesday Potpourri:  Time for Book Releases!

Hump Day Potpourri:  Current, Past, & Future Reading…

Coffee Chat:  Reading, Connecting, & Echoes of the Past…

Bookish Friday:  “The Perfect Roommate”

Review:  Exposed (e-book, Rosato & DiNunzio), by Lisa ScottolineReview:  The Wife (e-book), by Alafair BurkeReview:  Here We Lie (e-book), by Paula Treick DeBoardReview:  The Perfect Roommate (e-book), by Minta Kent

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INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Nothing in my physical mailbox! I did receive one NetGalley ARC…and I downloaded four new e-books (purchased)

Paris Ever After (e-book), by K.S.R. Burns (NG – 5/1/18)

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Purchases:

Look for Me (e-book, D.D. Warren), by Lisa Gardner

By the Book (e-book), by Julia Sonneborn

Force of Nature (e-book), by Jane Harper

I Am, I Am, I Am (e-book), by Maggie O’Farrell

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WHAT’S NEXT?

I have four NetGalley ARCs to read and review for March.  I’m going to start with this one:

The Family Next Door (e-book), by Sally Hepworth (NG – 3/6)

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That was my week…what did yours look like?  Today I want to revisit a neighborhood restaurant…and enjoy this repast…with my book.

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WEEKLY UPDATES: READING, BLOGGING, & MOVIES

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 week has flown by.  The three books that I read and reviewed were wonderfully suspenseful.  One was a NetGalley ARC, so now I am finished with my January review books.

Last Sunday, I saw The Post, with Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks…and thoroughly enjoyed it.

On Netflix, I saw the movie Mudbound, based on the book by Hillary Jordan.  This weekend, I will binge-watch Season 4 of Grace & Frankie.

Let’s take a closer look at the week.  I’m grabbing more coffee.

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Sunday Sparks:  Showcasing Connections…

Tuesday Sparks:  “Genuine Fraud”

Tuesday Potpourri:  Book Release Day, Plans, Tidbits…

Hump Day Reading…

Coffee Chat:  Books, Movies, & Thoughts…

Bookish Friday:  “Promise Not to Tell”

Review:  The Woman in the Window (e-book), by A. J. FinnReview:  Watch Me (e-book), by Jody Gehrman (NG – 1/23)Review:  Best Day Ever (e-book), by Kaira Rouda

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INCOMING BOOKS:  (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

No books in my physical mailbox…BUT I got two review ARCs from NetGalley…then I downloaded two purchases.

The Flight Attendant (e-book), by Chris Bohjalian -(NG – 3/13)

The Family Next Door (e-book), by Sally Hepworth – (NG-3/6)

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Purchases:

Lie With Me (e-book), by Sabine Durrant

The Promise Between Us (e-book), by Barbara Claypole White

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WHAT’S NEXT?

I’m currently reading two books: 

Seeing Red (e-book), by Sandra Brown;

Fire & Fury (e-book), by Michael Wolff

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That was my week.  I’m probably going to be picking up other books to read…but haven’t decided which ones yet.  What did your week look like?  Here’s my delicious French Pot Roast dinner from the other night:

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WEEKLY UPDATES: RAINY DAY READING & MOVIES…

Good morning! Today’s post will link up to The Sunday Salon, The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves, for weekly updates.

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Another month is almost half gone, and what do we have to show for it?  Well, there has been some reading…and some movie watching.  I read and reviewed three books, and one of them was a chunkster (600+ pages).  That book inspired some movie watching, as it was a biography of Jane Fonda.  I downloaded some of her old movies through Amazon Prime (Klute, Sunday in New York, and Barefoot in the Park), and brought some others to my bedroom, and they are waiting on this little table (below).

Speaking of Jane Fonda, Season 4 of Grace and Frankie is coming to Netflix on January 19.  Yay!  I love that show so much that I tend to binge-watch the whole new season in one day…which then means I’m waiting a while for what comes next.  Sigh.

Disjointed just released Season 2…and I saw Kathy Bates on The Talk yesterday.

For most of the week, I stayed home—trying to keep my eating out to a minimum—plus, the weather was in the 60s, with some rainy days.  On those kinds of days, I like to curl up on one of my sofas and read or watch movies.

Let’s grab some coffee and take a closer look at the week:

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Rainy Day Excerpts:  “The Woman in the Window”

Tuesday Potpourri:  Books, Attitudes, & Acceptance…

Midweek Reading Picks…

Coffee Chat:  Books, Movies, Etc.

Thursday Potpourri:  A Mix of Young & Old, Home & Family…

Bookish Friday:  “Best Day Ever”

Friday Thoughts:  Books, Social Media, Etc.

Review:  I Am Watching You (e-book), by Teresa DriscollReview:  Jane Fonda:  The Private Life of a Public Woman, by Patricia BosworthReview:  Anatomy of a Scandal (e-book), by Sarah Vaughan – (NG – 1/23)

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INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

I received one purchased book in my mailbox and downloaded one NetGalley review book.  Then I bought four more e-books. 

Growing Up Fisher:  Musings, Memories, & Misadventures, by Joely Fisher

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NetGalley Review Book:

Other People’s Houses (e-book), by Abbi Waxman NG – 4/3/18

Purchased Downloads:

The Sixth Window (e-book), by Rachel Abbott

Just Between Us (e-book), by Rebecca Drake

Two Girls Down (e-book), by Louisa Luna

Fire & Fury: Inside the Trump White House (e-book), by Michael Wolff

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WHAT’S NEXT?

I have one more January e-ARC to read (Watch Me, by Jody Gehrman)

But first, I’m reading The Woman in the Window, by A. J. Finn

And then I have a long list of possible reads.  I will follow my moods!

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That was my week…what did yours look like?  I didn’t go out to eat this week, so I’m sharing a photo of my soup and margarita from a couple of weeks ago.  I’m thinking of having it later today or tomorrow.

 

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WEEKLY UPDATES: LET’S HEAR THE “HO-HO-HO!”

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!)

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

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

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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

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WHAT’S NEXT?

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…

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

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WEEKLY UPDATES: BOOKS, MOVIES, & CHRISTMAS ANTICIPATION…

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.

 

I am up very early to write this post, since I have a busy morning:  a hair appointment, the movies (hopefully); and shopping.  I wanted to get a head start, and also needed to write a review.  Now I’m done with that and can report that I’ve read and reviewed three books this week.  Yeah, not as good as last week, but that’s okay.  My Challenge Total:  111 of my own books read this year so far.

This week I finished the second season of Wanted, an Australian show, and now it’s a waiting period until the next one comes.  But on December 8, Season II of The Crown is coming!

As we wind down to Christmas, we are all sure to be very busy.  So…let’s grab a beverage (coffee for me!) and reflect on the past week.

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Sunday Potpourri:  Whimsical Thoughts…

Rainy Day Excerpts:  “Little Broken Things”

Tuesday Potpourri:  Anticipation…

It Is Hump Day…and Time to Share Bookish Love…

Coffee Chat: In the Mood for Christmas…

Bookish Friday:  “The Unexpected Mother”

It’s a Wrap!  Goodbye, November…

Friday Potpourri:  Nostalgic Christmases…

Review:  Moral Defense (e-book, Book 2 Samantha Brinkman), by Marcia ClarkReview:  Without Merit (e-book), by Colleen HooverReview:  The Cruelest Month (e-book, CI Gamache Mystery), by Louise Penny

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INCOMING BOOKS:  Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Empty mailbox!  But I downloaded two purchased e-books.

A Hundred Small Lessons (e-book), by Ashley Hay

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

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WHAT’S NEXT?

Currently Reading:  A Bella Flora Christmas (Ten Beach Road Novella), by Wendy Wax

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And then…Finally:  The Wife Between Us, by Greer Hendricks & Sara Pekkanen (NetGalley – 1/9)

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That was my week!  What did yours look like?  Enjoy the weekend…and check out the treat I brought home to share with my Christmas Friends…

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WEEKLY UPDATES: ANOTHER FAMILY EVENT…

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  great week!  Errands, shopping, Thanksgiving dinner, movies, books.  Four books read and reviewed, bringing my Challenge total to 108.

On Netflix, I watched Season 6 of Longmire, all the way through…and then I started Season II of Wanted Today I’m watching old movies on my DVR, like Urban Cowboy.  I do love the music!  I used to have an album…yes, vinyl.  One of my kids took all the albums when I downsized ten years ago.

Saturday noon:  a get-together with assorted local family members joining in a celebration with my LA son and his youngest son.  Everyone else is spread out throughout the state…and two are in Prague.  Here is a peek at the group:

 

So…before we take a closer look at the week, grab another cup of coffee with me:

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Tuesday Excerpts:  “Dead of Winter”

Tuesday Potpourri:  Book Release Day…& Quirky Reading Tidbits…

Anticipating My Bookish Journey in 2018…

Curling up with Good Books…

Coffee Chat:  Happy Thanksgiving!

Bookish Friday:  “The Wife Between Us”

Friday Potpourri:  Reviewing the Holiday…

Review:  Young Jane Young (e-book), by Gabrielle ZevinReview:  Merry & Bright (e-book), by Debbie MacomberReview:  Bonfire (e-book), by Krysten RitterReview:  Play It as It Lays (e-book), by Joan Didion***

INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Nothing came in my physical mailbox…BUT I received an e-ARC from NetGalley!

Anatomy of a Scandal (e-book), by Sarah Vaughan (NG – 1/23/18)

Downloads:  (Purchased)

Little Broken Things (e-book), by Nicole Baart

A Season to Lie (e-book, Detective Gemma Monroe Mystery), by Emily Littlejohn

The Unexpected Mother (e-book), by Susan A. Ring

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WHAT’S NEXT?

Currently Reading:  ROOM (e-book), by Emma Donoghue (I’ve had this e-book since February 2016).  I thought it was long overdue to be read.

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  And then?  I have a lot of books waiting patiently on my stacks (and on Pippa).  I will not even guess what comes next.  I’m going to follow my mood!

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That was my week.  What did yours look like?  I’m sharing a peek of my Thanksgiving pie:

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WEEKLY UPDATES: DEVELOPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE…

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.

 

As I sit at my laptop in my cozy office, I am enjoying the warmth from the heater…it is on for the first time this season!  For a while, I thought summer heat would go on forever…then the cooler days arrived, and for a little while we were in that limbo between hot and cold.

But now that I am snuggling under the covers at night, and today felt chilly for the first time, I took the leap and turned the system on.  I like the first heated morning as it takes the chill off.  I will snuggle up on my sofa in the office and read…and watch TV.  And practice my attitude of gratitude.

For now, let’s talk about last week.  I read the three books I had planned to read!  It has been a while since that happened.  First I read an e-book that I had downloaded several months ago, which brought my challenge total to 104...and then I grabbed two NetGalley ARCs and inhaled them.  They were sooo good.

But…then I started picking up books, reading a few pages, and tossing them aside.  Until I remembered a little book I’d been wanting to read forever.  In fact it had been on Pippa for three years!  So I started reading…and a few hours later, I was done.  Now that’s how it should be!

So…as for the rest of the week, I started a new series on Netflix called Wanted.  I watched movies and shows from my DVR…and then yesterday, I learned that Longmire has a sixth season available.  So I’ll be watching it today…or tomorrow.

I also want to see the movie Lady Bird, with Saoirse Ronan.  Earlier in the week, I had lunch with a friend and we saw Murder on the Orient Express.  So it has been a week of books and movies.

Grab your coffee, and let’s take a closer look at the week.

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LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Sunday Potpourri:  How Cozy Turns Annoying…

Tuesday Excerpts:  “Wonder Valley”

It’s Tuesday!  New Release Day…

Loving the Reading!…WWW

Coffee Chat:  Time to Enjoy Family…

Bookish Friday:  “Fragments of the Lost”

Friday Potpourri:  Vicarious Travels…and Books

Review:  All the Best People (e-book), by Sonja YoergReview:  Poison (e-book), by Galt Niederhoffer – (NetGalley -11/21)Review:  The Story of Arthur Truluv (e-book), by Elizabeth Berg – (NetGalley – 11/21)Review:  The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry (e-book), by Gabrielle Zevin

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INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Nothing came in my physical mailbox…but I received a NetGalley ARC!  Then I downloaded two e-books (my purchase).

The Great Alone (e-book), by Kristin Hannah – (NetGalley – 2/6/18)

Downloads:

Fragments of the Lost (e-book), by Megan Miranda

A Bella Flora Christmas (e-book, novella), by Wendy Wax

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WHAT’S NEXT?

After loving The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, I am starting with the author’s newest book:

Young Jane Young (e-book), by Gabrielle Zevin

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Then…maybe…

Merry & Bright (e-book), by Debbie Macomber

Play It as It Lays (e-book), by Joan Didion

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That was my week…what did yours look like?  And…in the spirit of the upcoming Thanksgiving, enjoy my Pumpkin Cheesecake with Irish Coffee.

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WEEKLY UPDATES: NOVEMBER IS COZY!

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.

 

A week of cooler weather, ongoing birthday celebrations, and Halloween…kept me busy.  I knew I wouldn’t have any Trick or Treaters…as I haven’t had them for the past ten years that I have lived here.  Instead I curled up on my sofa to read and watch movies.

I thought I would finish my fourth book of the week, but decided to write this post about the THREE I did read and review, bringing my challenge total to ONE-HUNDRED!

Because we change our clocks back on Sunday, and because I removed the batteries on this wall of clocks…

I knew that I needed a desktop style clock that actually works…so I ordered this one from Amazon.  It should arrive by 8 p.m. tonight…maybe not in time for the changeover, since arrival times are unpredictable.

I know where I’m going to set it…on this bookshelf, which faces my sofa…between some of my fairytale trinkets….

Let’s check in and see what I did last week; here is my morning of coffee, TV, and books:

 

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LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Rainy Day Excerpts:  “The Story of Arthur Truluv”

Tuesday Potpourri:  A Bookish Day…

An Amazing Week of Reading…

Let’s Curl up and Say Goodbye to October…

Coffee Chat:  The Holidays Are Coming!

Thursday Potpourri:  A Plethora of Celebrations…

Bookish Friday:  “Cold As Ice”

Review:  The Surrogate (e-book), by Louise JensenReview:  Y is for Yesterday (e-book), by Sue GraftonReview:  Unraveling Oliver (e-book), by Liz Nugent***

INCOMING BOOKS:  (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Nothing came in my physical mailbox…but I received one NetGalley review book...and then downloaded three purchases…

Paper Ghosts (e-book), by Julie Heaberlin (NG – 5/15/18)

A gripping thriller about a man who may or may not have dementia—and who may or may not be a serial killer—from a master of twists and turns, in the tradition of Laura Lippman and Gillian Flynn

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Purchased Downloads:

Play It As It Lays (e-book), by Joan Didion

Even If It Kills Her (e-book, A Bailey Weggins Mystery), by Kate White

Try Not To Breathe (e-book), by Holly Seddon

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WHAT’S NEXT?

Yesterday I started reading Seven Days of Us, by Francesca Hornak, and hoped to finish it before writing this post….I may still finish it today, but I didn’t want to rush.  I am savoring this dysfunctional family.

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I also started reading The One and Only, by Emily Giffin, a book I purchased in April 2016 from the bargain table at Barnes & Noble.

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Then I will follow my moods….

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That was my week…what did yours look like?  On Wednesday, I celebrated my birthday again with a friend of many years…and had this delicious dessert, Pumpkin Cheesecake:

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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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WEEKLY UPDATES: A COOLING TREND – THE 90S!

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 past week brought a cooling trend:  yes, down in the 90s, but better than triple digits.  Could we be on our way to fall?  Maybe not just yet, as the District Fair is coming in early October, and in all the years (46) that I’ve lived in these parts, it is always hot during the fair.  But knowing what to expect is better than not knowing.  I think.

It has been a week of reading, reviewing, and blogging.  Three books read, with my total for the Read the Books You Buy Challenge now at 80!

No Netflix viewing this week.  I did watch some old and favorite movies (feel good movies) like Julie and Julia.  I love that one!  I also watched Jackie again.  I guess I needed comfort viewing.  However, I also watched The Sinners, and the season finale episodes of The Fosters and The Bold Type.  Cliff hangers, of course.

I have a few movies still on the DVR for this weekend…and maybe I’ll see what I can find on Netflix.  Later in the month comes a movie starring Jane Fonda and Robert Redford:  Our Souls at Night.  I can’t wait!

I’ve been seeing previews for this movie all week, so I must go to the neighborhood theater and see it!  Home Again, with Reese Witherspoon, etc.

Let’s grab some coffee and look back at the week.  The mug is a favorite, and reads:  Just for Today, Be Happy.  I like that sentiment.

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

A Journey Through My Shelves…

Tuesday Excerpts:  “The Burning Girl”

A Week of Reading….

A Journey Through Some of My Treasures…

Thoughts on a Thursday….

Bookish Friday:  “I’ll Have What She’s Having”

Friday Potpourri:  Saying Goodbye to Summer….

Review:  The Truth We Bury (e-book), by Barbara Taylor SisselReview:  Lies She Told (e-book), by Cate Holahan – (NetGalley – 9/12)Review:  Z:  A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, by Therese Anne Fowler

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INCOMING BOOKS:  (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

One Vine Review Book came in my mailbox!  And like a crazy person, I purchased five downloads.

Happy People Read and Drink Coffee, by Agnes Martin-Lugand

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Downloads:

The Heirs (e-book), by Susan Rieger

Lie to Me (e-book), by J. T. Ellison

Genuine Fraud (e-book), by E. Lockhart

The Summer That Made Us (e-book), by Robyn Carr

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And the final download is a re-read…I used to have this book, and I think it went out the door during one of my purges.  Sigh.  This week, I watched the movie again (I have the DVD) starring Jennifer Connelly and Ben Kingsley, and I always cry at the end…so I just had to read the book again.  I’m not sure when I’ll get around to it, but I like that it’s there, waiting.

House of Sand and Fog (e-book), by Andre Dubus III

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WHAT’S NEXT?

Currently Reading:  The Burning Girl (e-book), by Claire Messud

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Then I have another NetGalley review book to read this week:

The Best Kind of People (e-book), by Zoe Whittall (Release Date – 9/19)

And maybe this one:

I’ll Have What She’s Having (e-book), by Erin Carlson ( I love this cover, and I’m a big fan of Nora Ephron and these movies).

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That’s my week.  What did yours look like?  I had a different kind of repast at Mimi’s one night this week.  Quiche says fall to me.  And, of course, I had my book companion.

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