WEEKLY UPDATES: A GREAT WEEK!

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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.

 

What a great week!  Thanksgiving, Gilmore Girls Revival on Netflix, and FOUR books read and reviewed.   89 books read for my Read the Books You Buy Challenge.

I’ve already watched the first Gilmore Girls episode, and there are only three more in this first “Season” (we don’t know if there will be more!); I’ll be done by the end of the weekend.  That’s what binge-watching is all about.

Saturday will be another day of family togetherness.  My second son and his daughter will come through town, to join the few of us who will be here.  We’re meeting at Yard House, a new place for our little group.  Many of our usual young adults are heading back to university campuses.

It is finally cool enough to say it’s fall.  The temperature has been in the 50s and 60s.  Finally!  I like turning the heater on instead of the AC.

The PG&E bill is much lower, too.  Good things all around.  Now we just have to prime for the Christmas holiday…followed by Tax Season…Ugh.

Grab some coffee and let’s chat.

 

 

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LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Sunday Potpourri:  Fighting the Distraction Beast

A Look Back:  A Year Ago Here…

Monday Sparks:  Musings…

Tuesday Potpourri:  “The Murder Game”

Hump Day Potpourri:  Reading, Rainy Days, Etc.

Hump Day Reading:  Some Back & Forth Reading…

Bookish Thursday #38:  Serendipitous Moments

Happy Thanksgiving!

Bookish Friday:  “In a Dark, Dark, Wood”

A Foodie Journey:  Stuffed!

Review:  Hillbilly Elegy (e-book), by J. D. Vancecropped-again-5Review:  Inheriting Edith (e-book), by Zoe Fishmanratings-worms-4-croppedReview:  Two If by Sea (e-book), by Jacquelyn Mitchardratings-worms-4-croppedReview:  The Murder Game (e-book), by Catherine McKenzie writing as Julie Applecropped-again-5

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INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

One book came in the mailbox from Amazon Vine; I downloaded an eARC from NetGalley; I purchased two e-books, and received one freebie from Amazon Prime.

Little Deaths, by Emma Flint (Amazon Vine)

 

 

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The 4th Man (e-book, short story), by Lisa Gardner (NetGalley – 1/3/17)

 

 

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Purchases:

The Other Widow (e-book), by Susan Crawford

 

 

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The Sleeping Beauty Killer (e-book) (Under Suspicion Series), by Mary Higgins Clark/Alafair Burke

 

 

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Amazon Prime Freebie:

The Food of Love (e-book), by Amanda Prowse

 

 

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WHAT’S UP NEXT?

Currently Reading:  Echoes of Family (e-book), by Barbara Claypole White

 

 

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Then, maybe:

 

While You Were Sleeping (e-book), by Kathryn Croft

 

 

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Sting (e-book), by Sandra Brown

 

 

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That was my week.  What did yours look like?  Let’s chat…and meanwhile, I’ll share this delicious lunch I had today: Pot Roast, mashed potatoes, carrots…and a Pomegranate Martini.

 

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WEEKLY UPDATES: EAGERLY AWAITING THANKSGIVING!

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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.

 

Nice, cooler weather all week, with today, and the next two days, in the 70s.  Yes, the weather report seems to start each update.  lol.

Halloween came and went, leaving no impact.  I never have any Trick or Treaters…not in the almost ten years I’ve been here.  I only had a few Halloween decorations out…and didn’t buy candy.  Because we know what happens to that candy when it is not handed out…right?

I love Thanksgiving, so those goodies are now on display.  The pumpkin was out for Halloween, too; when you turn it around, there are scary creatures.

 

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I don’t have a lot of seasonal decor…my Christmases have become even smaller each year.  Usually because I go elsewhere for the holidays.

Reading…well, only THREE books this week, but I have now read 79 for my Read the Books You Buy Challenge.

I was reading a post this morning at Cleopatra Loves Books...and she has a very interesting Book Tag that helps her keep track of her TBR.

My method of keeping track is adding books purchased on one of my Curl up and Read blog pages, by month…and then linking to my reviews when they are read.  Checking out my pages from 2014 through the present, I still have 22 unread books purchased in 2014; 14 for 2015; and 53 for 2016.  The latter number is due to my ongoing “click to buy” mania.

But…it could be worse, right?

Now…let’s take a look at last week.

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Monday Sparks:  Musings…

Tuesday Potpourri:  “Hot Milk”

Saying Goodbye to October: Wrap-Up

Hump Day Serendipity:  Current, Past, & Future Reading

Hump Day “Coffee Morning:” Birthdays & Halloween

Bookish Thursday #36:  Serendipitous Moments

The State of My TBR:  Reading in Bed, Etc.

Bookish Friday:  “Stealing Jason Wilde”

Review:  Saturday Requiem, by Nicci Frenchcropped-again-5Review:  In Twenty Years (e-book), by Allison Winn Scotchratings-worms-4-croppedReview:  The Last Good Girl (e-book), by Allison Leottaratings-worms-4-cropped

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INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Two books came in my mailbox!  They were from my Amazon Gift card.   I also downloaded a couple from the card…and purchased another when I had spent the card.  lol

Home, by Harlan Coben (gift card)

 

 

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Another Brooklyn, by Jacqueline Woodson (gift card)

 

 

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Downloads from Gift Card:

Echoes of Family (e-book), by Barbara Claypole White

 

 

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Send in the Clowns (e-book), by Julie Mulhern (The Country Club Murders)

 

 

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(Gift from Author)

 

The Murder Game (e-book), by Catherine McKenzie writing as Julie Apple

 

 

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Purchased:

Inheriting Edith (e-book), by Zoe Fishman

 

 

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

Currently Reading:  American Heiress, by Jeffrey Toobin

 

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Currently Reading:  Stealing Jason Wilde (e-book), by Dee Ernst

 

 

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And maybe…

The Two-Family House, (e-book) by Lynda Cohen Loigman

 

 

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That was my week…what did yours look like?  I’ll leave you with a cold beverage (and soup) to contemplate…

 

 

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