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!  Not only did we have lots of sunshine, but I read and reviewed FIVE books.  Strange, since my reading is usually best when it is raining.  Three of the books were NetGalley ARCs, so that felt good.  Two were library books, using my new Libby Overdrive app.

Finished Bloggiesta ….click the link to see what I accomplished.

Not much else going on, though;  the reading consumed me.  I did watch some TV, and a little Netflix (Life Unexpected), and Season II of Doctor Foster.   On CBS-All Access, I am regularly watching episodes of The Good Fight.

Today looks like a nice sunny day…time for a good walk.  Or not.  LOL.

Let’s grab some coffee and talk more about the week.


Rainy Day Excerpts:  “Her Every Fear”

Tuesday Potpourri:  Curtailing Some Impulses…

A Great Hump Day:  Savoring the Books…

Coffee Chat:  Books, Movies, Etc.

Bookish Friday:  “Saints for All Occasions”

Monthly Wrap-Up:  March Is Gone!

Review:  Map of the Heart (e-book), by Susan WiggsReview:  The Good Liar (e-book), by Catherine McKenzie – (NG – 4/3)Review:  Other People’s Houses (e-book), by Abbi Waxman – (NG – 4/3)Review:  Her Every Fear (e-book), by  Peter Swanson Review:  After Anna (e-book), by Lisa Scottoline – (NG – 4/10)


INCOMING BOOKS:  (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Nothing in my mailbox!

A Vine book came on Saturday!

Vine Review:

Go Ask Fannie, by Elisabeth Hyde

Library Book:

Saints for All Occasions (e-book), by J. Courtney Sullivan


The Garden of Small Beginnings (e-book), by Abbi Waxman



Currently Reading:  Sometimes I Lie (e-book), by Alice Feeney


Then…my May ARCs…plus my library book, Saints for All Occasions.


That was my rather stellar reading week…I don’t anticipate the same this week, since it was kind of a fluke.  Today I want to run errands…and maybe grab something good to eat…like this:



  1. Five books! Wow 🙂 Hope you enjoy Sometimes I Lie! I’ve got that one on deck, too. And how are you liking Life Unexpected?? I remember watching it while it was still on air and had enjoyed it!

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  2. Sometim es we do have a fluke week and read more than we expect. Ah sunshine – I hear you, lovely that you are getting some your way. I read The Garden of Small Beginnings last year and did enjoy it.

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    1. Thanks, Kathryn, I couldn’t believe that I had read so many…way more than my usual. But the list and the reviews were there…I didn’t dream those books! LOL.

      The books were so good that the pages flew by.

      Loving the sunshine…and I need to clear the leaves off of my patio. Have a great weekend.

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  3. Ooh glad it was a good week- and 5 books!! Wow that’s pretty awesome. Glad you’re having nice weather too. You can send some this way if you want. 🙂 It’s raining and gloomy here!

    Sometimes I Lie looks awesome. How could it not, with a title and tagline like that lol?

    Yum as usual!! And I don’t even like pie lolol

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  4. That’s a great reading week – AND sunshine as well! I’m so looking forward to having some warmth sometime soon… I hope the coming week is as good, Laurel – have a happy Easter weekend.

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  5. Five books – you rock! I just finished watching Santa Clarita Diet this weekend and while I loved it, I now miss it. Hope it’s renewed for Season 3. I don’t know what I’ll watch next. I’m getting reading to read Let Me Lie this week as soon as I finish my first #SpringIntoHorror book – Taste of Wrath. Hope you have a wonderful week.

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    1. I’m watching Season 3 of Better Call Saul on Netflix, although I saw it a while ago on AMC.

      I tried watching Santa Clarita Diet…but yuk! All that vomiting. LOL

      Thanks for stopping by, Barb, and enjoy your week.


  6. Great week for you! I have been eyeing the Libby App for my phone.
    Thanks for reminding me to pull The Garden of Small beginnings onto my MP3 to listen to.
    The pie looks yummy.
    Have a good week this week with Happy Reading!

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  7. Kathy Martin

    I’m still whittling away at my May review books. Our weather is missing the sun. They are even talking about a nuisance snow today and tomorrow. Oh well, it makes for good reading time. Between baseball and The Voice which happen to be on at the same time this evening my TV watching is getting complicated. Come see my week here. Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks, Kathy, the TV shows on my schedule tend to clump together on certain days…like Thursdays and Sundays. Thanks to the DVR, though, I can spread them out a little.

      Enjoy your week…stay cozy when it snows.


  8. It’s April, can’t believe it! We need more sunshine and spring weather to make it feel like April. So happy to see Garden of Small Beginnings up there. I adored that book. It was so much better than Other People’s Houses.

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    1. Thanks, Heidi, and while I enjoyed Other People’s Houses, I am looking forward to this one; I’ve heard really good things about Garden of Small Beginnings.

      Hopefully you’ll have more sunshine in the weeks ahead.


  9. Christie

    Your food choice is something I’d pick too 🙂

    The Garden of Small Beginnings sounds lovely ❤ I sent a sample to my kindle to check out 🙂 Have a great week!

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  10. I just read Sometimes I Lie and mostly I really enjoyed it. A few things didn’t perfectly work for me but I’d still happily recommend the book, it was a good read. I hope you enjoy it too, and that your week of read is as good as the last! 🙂

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Elizabeth, and I felt productive after Bloggiesta…and then had such a good week of books. This week is moving along slowly…although I did get a lot of spring cleaning done!

      Enjoy your week!


  11. quixoticmagpie1256

    We need some sunshine around here! It’s been storming all night.

    I just noticed your office area in the header – it looks so cozy!

    Saints for All Occasions looks good! I will have to check it out!

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