MONDAY FROM THE INTERIOR: MAILBOX MONDAY & WHAT ARE YOU READING? — NOV. 5

Good morning, and welcome to another Monday, in which we celebrate our reading, blogging, and life.  Mailbox Monday is hosted in November by Bermudaonion;  and Book Journey brings us another edition of What Are You Reading?

MAILBOX MONDAY:

This week’s mailbox included one review book; and then I bought a book at the Barnes & Noble bargain table.

1.  She Can Tell, by Melinda Leigh (Amazon Vine)

When a terrible accident abruptly ends her riding career, Rachel Parker returns to Pennsylvania to rebuild her family’s horse farm. But her welcome home is anything but warm. Her sister’s abusive husband and a violent vandal threaten Rachel’s new business and her life. Someone is systematically trying to destroy her. Someone who knows private things about her. Someone who’s been watching her. Now Rachel must face the fact that the sins of her carefully hidden past have returned to haunt her…

Police Chief Mike O’Connell never had trouble drawing the line between his personal life and his job—until he met Rachel Parker. Mike’s investigation uncovers a shocking number of secrets and suspects. But the stalker’s escalating violence convinces him he doesn’t have much time to sort through it all. Whoever is watching Rachel wants her dead. Mike and Rachel race to untangle a web of deceit and lies that stretches two decades into the past—before her stalker strikes again.

2.  The Search, by Nora Roberts

To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life—a quaint house on an island off Seattle’s coast, a thriving dog-training school and a challenging volunteer job performing Canine Search and Rescue. Not to mention her three intensely loyal Labs. But Fiona got to this point by surviving a nightmare.

Several years ago, Fiona was the only survivor of the Red Scarf Killer, who shot and killed Fiona’s cop fiancé and his K-9 partner.

On Orcas Island, Fiona has found the peace and solitude necessary to rebuild her life. But all that changes on the day Simon Doyle barrels up her drive, desperate for her help. He’s an intensely private wood artist and the reluctant owner of an out-of-control puppy named Jaws.

As Fiona embarks on training Jaws, and Simon begins to appreciate both dog and trainer, the past tears back into Fiona’s life. A copycat killer has emerged out of the shadows, a man whose bloodlust has been channeled by a master with one motive: to reclaim the woman who slipped out of his hands . . .

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WHAT ARE YOU READING?

Welcome to another week of sharing our love of reading, blogging, and life.  Come on by and chat about your week; and then visit some other blogs to enjoy the famous community spirit.

Let’s talk about our weeks.  Mine wasn’t too bad, despite Halloween and even though I managed to fiddle away a whole day on Thursday waiting for a Fed Ex delivery.  Watching the clock and wondering why it was taking so long!  I was a bit distracted and didn’t read a lot that day.  But here’s what I did accomplish:

On the Blogs:

MONDAY POTPOURRI:  MUSINGS – ONLINE BOOKISH FRIENDS

HALLOWEEN CHOCOLATES:  MY FAVORITE TREATS

A STALKER WAITS:  AN EXCERPT FROM “AN ACCIDENTAL LIFE”

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!  REVIEWING OCTOBER

OCTOBER SHELF-CLEARING:  COME INTO MY READING ROOM!

SWEET SATURDAY SAMPLE:  TROUBLED THOUGHTS

WEEKEND POTPOURRI: BOOKS, MOVIES, & STUFF

CHECK-IN POST:  MIXED FEELINGS

Reading: (Click Titles for Reviews)

1.  Afterwards, by Rosamund Lupton

2.  Between the Lines, by Jodi Picoult and Samanta Van Leer

3.  You Tell Your Dog First, by Alison Pace

What’s Up Next?

Currently Reading:  (Click Titles/Covers for More Info)

1.  Happier at Home(e-book), by Gretchen Rubin

2.   The Death of Bees, by Lisa O’Donnell

3.   Finding Casey, by Jo-Ann Mapson

4.   The Glass Butterfly (e-book), by Louise Marley

This weekend has been one of movie watching and lazing about.  I was totally absorbed by a favorite series from the past:  Lipstick Jungle.  I have one more DVD left to finish Season Two, and I’ll finish it tonight.  And then I’ll watch The Good Wife.

I also rearranged my dining room again.  I was dying to see what the room would look like with the Baker’s Rack in a more prominent spot.  Here’s what I came up with….

By tomorrow, I’ll be ready to read again.  What are the rest of you up to?  I hope you’ll stop by and share….

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68 thoughts on “MONDAY FROM THE INTERIOR: MAILBOX MONDAY & WHAT ARE YOU READING? — NOV. 5

  1. I would venture to say that even while relaxing…you have been very busy!

    I love the new arrangement but I am sure you will rearrange it again soon!

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    • I think not, Patty…at least not the big Baker’s Rack. It was a lot more work than I’d anticipated. I had to completely empty it, of course, in order to move it…and then empty the other cupboard that I was moving.

      At least things get thoroughly dusted when I move stuff! lol

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    • I had planned to buy The Search long before, but I’m glad I got it from the bargain table. And The Good Wife is one show I’ll stay up and watch, even though I also record it. Thanks for visiting, Nise, and have a great week.

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  2. A weekend of lazing and movie watching sounds perfect! The Search is on my TBR mountain, your line up of books this week look great, enjoy them all.
    PS awesome coca cola dining chairs 🙂

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    • Thanks, Teddyree…I used to feel a bit guilty about enjoying my collections so much, especially since they’re mostly kitschy things…lol; but then Nate Berkus’s book made me look at it all differently.

      I LOVED lazing around and watching movies….

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    • I remember that about being married…lol. I am very happy to have total control over my space, even if it also means I have to struggle with other things that are sometimes better when shared. Thanks for stopping by, Marie, and enjoy your week.

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  3. Thank you for stopping by yesterday. Somehow my hip on my bad side is out of place and no chiropractor will touch me because of the pins in my neck and back so I was down for the count yesterday and trying different ways people have suggested today to get it back in place. Never a dull day around here.

    I absolutely love your dining room!!

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  4. Love the chair in the ivy, and all those wonderful books, Yours? Enjoy your reading and don’t move the bakers rack, sometimes we just need to let this hard work stay undone.

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    • I’m looking forward to it, Judith, and you’re right; my background with children should make this story resonate with me.. However, I am being lazy again today; haven’t read a thing! I must start now….thanks for visiting.

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    • I am enjoying the book, Jo; there are occasional photographs inside to illustrate the themes. I also like how the emphasis is on what we can change (ourselves and our attitudes). I’m a firm believer in that. Have a great week.

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    • Oh, so was I, Michelle (bummed about the show!). So much more could be told…sigh.

      I loved watching it again and crying at the part where Joe and Victory finally get together again.

      But on to other horizons…and books! Thanks for stopping by.

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    • I loved both books, too. After I posted my review, I read through some of the others…and I couldn’t believe how many “haters” there were! Saying she was “privileged” and putting her ideas down. There were many who loved the books, too, however. Thanks for visiting, Aloi.

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