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And let’s join Kathryn, our leader in It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?, at Book Date.
Our week was hot…again. But we’re still in the lower triple digits, for which I’m grateful. I’ll take hot days when the AC is working and when I have a stack of tempting books. All three of the books I read and reviewed were pretty good; two were great and one was just okay. (Mostly because the outcome was disappointing).
Today I have “taken to the beach” (figuratively speaking) with the review book I’m reading. I can almost feel the cool breezes as I mix it up with the characters. More on the book later!
On Monday, I had a nice lunch with an old friend/former colleague; it was great to linger in the restaurant, the exact opposite of our hurried lunches back in our working years. Long lunches are the opportunity to catch up, commiserate about the state of the world, and share the tidbits of our lives.
On Hulu, I finished Season II of The Handmaid’s Tale. It will be another long wait for the third season. Today I watched two Amazon Prime movies: Submission, starring Stanley Tucci and Kyra Sedgwick; and Chappaquiddick, starring Jason Clarke as Ted Kennedy and Kate Mara as Mary Jo Kopechne.
I was scheduled to see my hair stylist (daughter) on Friday, but she texted that she is in the midst of packing for their move later this month…and then, sadly, she shared that they had to say goodbye to their dog Kaiser. He had been ill…and there was no hope. Goodbye, Old Boy!
On that note, let’s grab another cup of coffee…and check out last week’s details:
LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:
INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)
Empty mailbox! I did download three purchased e-books…
Clock Dance (e-book), by Anne Tyler
The Date (e-book), by Louise Jensen
Without a Doubt (e-book), by Marcia Clark
As I mentioned in my opening remarks, I’ve “taken to the beach” in my current read.
Castaway Cottage, by Joanne DeMaio, reunites the beloved Stony Point crew for a surprising summer by the sea, one that will leave you wanting more with the friends by the shore.
Then…The Death of Mrs. Westaway, by Ruth Ware
That was my week…what did yours look like? Last weekend, I spent some time reading and savoring this chocolate dessert…with a cup of Irish Coffee.