WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES: BANNED BOOKS, BLOGGIESTA, & MORE — SEPT. 22

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Good morning!  Today’s post will link up to Sunday Salon, The Sunday Post,  Notorious Spinks Talks Books, , Beauty in Ruins, for Mailbox Monday, and Book Journey, for What Are You Reading?

This has been quite the week!  Between reading and reviewing a “banned/challenged book,” (hosted by Sheila) and participating in Bloggiesta, there was plenty of reading that engaged me.  I did my work for Bloggiesta on this blog.  Note the changes in theme, header, sidebar, and pages.  Not to mention the background.  Hope you like it.

Last week found me “hunkering down,” with the month half over, and this week revealed how many review books are still left to devour.  Forging ahead!

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Monday Potpourri:  Musing About “A Dark Mind”

Serendipitous Tuesdays:  Intros/Teasers – “Cleans Up Nicely”

Join Our Journey:  Waiting for Wednesday

Bookish Descriptions:  Imagery Part 2

Thursday Potpourri:  Cozy Reading, Pivotal Moments, & Coincidences

Go out on a Limb for Book Beginnings & The Friday 56

Establishing Connections:  An Excerpt from “Chasing Stardust”

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Review:  Happy All the Time, by Laurie Colwin

Review:  A Dark Mind, by T. R. Ragan

Review:  Cross-Stitch Before Dying, by Amanda Lee

Review:  The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky (For Banned Book Week)

Read:  Sinnerman, by Jonathan M. Cook (Review will be posted for blog tour stop – 10/17 Rainy Days and Mondays)

AROUND THE BLOGOSPHERE:

Rita, My Home of Books, reviewed my book Web of Tyranny.

INCOMING BOOKS: (All Covers/Titles Link to Amazon)

All of my incoming books came via download onto Sparky this week.  The first is a review book, the other two are my purchases.

Murder at Castle Rock (e-book), by Anne Marie Stoddard (Author Request)

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Final Sentence (e-book), by Daryl Wood Gerber (My Purchase)

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The Girl You Left Behind (e-book), by JoJo Moyes (My Purchase)

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UPCOMING WEEK ON THE BLOGS: (TITLES/COVERS linked to Amazon)

Cleans Up Nicely, by Linda Dahl (Won from Rose City Reader — thanks!)

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Diary of a Wildflower (e-book), by Ruth White (Author Review Request)

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Cold Winter Rain (e-book), by Steven P. Gregory (Author Review Request)

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I have plans to hurry through these books and pick up one or two more…to whittle down those review books on the stacks so I can grab one that I’m drooling over…a book that came in the mailbox last week.  Can you guess which one?

Come on by and let’s chat.  Bring coffee, because I might be curled up with my breakfast in bed.

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WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES: HUNKERING DOWN — SEPT. 15

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Good morning!  Today’s post will link up to Sunday Salon, The Sunday Post,  Notorious Spinks Talks Books, for September’s Mailbox Monday, and Book Journey, for What Are You Reading?

The month is half over, so it’s time to hunker down!  And what a week it has been!  I’ve had a lot of blogging and reading to keep me indoors, since the hot days are still with us.  Yes, cooler mornings and evenings, but not nearly enough.

So grab your cup of coffee and let’s talk about our weeks.

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Monday from the Interior:  Musing About Upcoming Books

Guilty Pleasures?  Intros/Teasers

Serendipitous Wednesdays:  Upcoming Reads

A Thursday from the Interior:  Imagery

Serendipitous Fridays:  Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 – “Lie Still”

Review:  Just What Kind of Mother Are You?, by Paula Daly

Review (Blog Tour): Mr. Monk Helps Himself, by Ty Conrad

Review:  The Pure Gold Baby, by Margaret Drabble

Review:  In the Drink, by Kate Christensen

Review:  Lie Still, by Julia Heaberlin

Read:   The Perks of Being a Wallflower (e-book), by Stephen Chbosky – (Review Will Be Posted on 9/21/13 – for Banned Books Week)– On An Interior Journey

INCOMING BOOKS:

Between my mailbox and my downloads (from free, purchased, & review books), I have quite a haul.

All are linked to Amazon…

A Dark Mind, by T. R. Ragan (Amazon Vine)

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W is for Wasted, by Sue Grafton (Purchase)

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Sinnerman (e-book), by Jonathan M. Cook (Blog Tour Stop – Oct. 17)

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Diary of a Wildflower (e-book), by Ruth White (Author Review Request)

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Cold Winter Rain (e-book), by Steven P. Gregory (Author Review Request)

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Second Nature (e-book), by Nora Roberts (Purchase)

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (e-book), by Stephen Chbosky (Purchase)

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Out in the Country (e-book), by Kate Hewitt (Freebie)

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THIS WEEK ON THE BLOGS: (All Books Are Linked to Amazon)

Sinnerman (e-book), by Jonathan M. Cook

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Happy All the Time, by Laurie Colwin

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A Dark Mind, by T. R. Ragan

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Divas by the River (e-book), by Juno Ross (Author Review Request)

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Now…I hope you’ll come on by with a second cup of coffee…and chat about your books.

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WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES: NEW BEGINNINGS — SEPT. 8/9

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Good morning!  Today’s post will link up to Sunday Salon, The Sunday Post,  Notorious Spinks Talks Books, for September’s Mailbox Monday, and Book Journey, for What Are You Reading?

Today I’m celebrating the first signs of fall…it shows up in the crisper air in the mornings, and the cooling down at night.  Fall is like a New Beginning for me.  Even though the days of school are long behind, for me and for my kids, I still enjoy the energy through my grandkids.

Over the Labor Day holiday, I took some time off to see the Lee Daniels’ The Butler movie.  Wonderful!

 

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And now, as a nod to New Beginnings, I am combining all the Sunday/Monday Posts into this one.  So let’s begin.

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Tuesday From the Interior:  Intros/Teasers – The Garden of Last Days

Hump Day Potpourri:  Relishing Upcoming Movies…& Downloading Books

Bookshelf Clearing Giveaway Winner – Congrats to Laura

Serendipitous Fridays:  Book Beginnings & The Friday 56

Saturday Snapshots:  Memories

Can You Go Home Again? — An Excerpt from “Embrace the Whirlwind”

Review:  The Supreme Macaroni Company, by Adriana Trigiani

Review:  The Garden of Last Days, by Andre Dubus III

Review:  Revenge Wears Prada, by Lauren Weisberger

INCOMING BOOKS:

This week brought one review book in the mailbox; I purchased a book at Barnes & Noble; and downloaded some e-books for Sparky.

All Titles/Covers Link to Amazon Product Pages

Lie Still, by Julia Heaberlin (Amazon Vine)

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The Lost Years, by Mary Higgins Clark

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The Good Wife (e-book), by Jane Porter

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Sure Signs of Crazy (e-book), by Karen Harrington

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The Silent Wife (e-book), by A. S. A. Harrison

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THIS WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

On Tuesday, check out Rainy Days and Mondays for my blog tour stop for Mr. Monk Helps Himself

Upcoming Reads: (Titles/Covers link to Amazon Product Pages)

Just What Kind of Mother Are You?, by Paula Daly

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The Pure Gold Baby, by Margaret Drabble

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In the Drink, by Kate Christensen

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What is happening on your blog(s)?  Grab some coffee and come on by to chat.

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