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.


I launched the week with a wonderfully suspenseful and engaging book…and then was sidetracked for a few days with home interior stuff. I had bought some new bedding from Amazon, so I spent time redoing my bedroom.  I love recreating my space.  Here is the finished look at  Hump Day Potpourri.  Then I did some cleaning of the house, room by room, in between reading my next book, which I finally finished late last night.

Movies:  I watched Second Act on Prime, starring Jennifer Lopez.  A nice distraction.  Then I began The Act, a new show on Hulu.  More episodes come each Wednesday.  As always, I loved viewing another episode of The Good Fight.

I had another styling session with my daughter, followed by a nice lunch of Fish ‘n’ Chips with margaritas.  Yes, plural.  I didn’t photograph the lunch.  We were enjoying our chat and our laughs.  Later, you’ll see more seafood I savored this week.

Meanwhile…let’s grab another cup of coffee and check out more details of the week.


Tuesday Excerpts:  “As You Wish”

Let’s Share Our Bookish Delights…

Hump Day Potpourri:  Books, Interiors, Etc.

Coffee Chat:  Interiors, Books, Etc…

Bookish Friday:  “All the Wrong Places”

Review:  I Invited Her In, by Adele ParksReview:  The Ash Family, by Molly Dektar – (NG-4/9)


INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Empty physical mailbox!  I did download three new e-books.

The Night Visitors, by Carol Goodman

The Library of Lost & Found, by Phaedra Patrick

The Perfect Girlfriend, by Karen Hamilton



Currently Reading:  Back Stabbers, by Julie Mulhern (Book 8 in the Country Club Murders)

Then I plan to flip through the pages of my bookish notebook…and follow my whims.


That was my week.  What did yours look like?  As promised (above), here is another seafood meal I enjoyed this week:  a Salmon Citrus Salad, with my ubiquitous margarita.



  1. Fish and chips… sounds lovely. I’ve been craving fish lately haha! And that salmon salad looks fabulous too. Glad you had a good week. 🙂

    the Night Visitors has me super curious (I read the blurb a while back and was intrigued), and Backstabbers! I’m so behind on that series now…

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    1. Thanks, Greg, the fish dishes were delicious…and I am also loving the eighth book in the Country Club Murders series. I hope it goes on indefinitely!

      I am also a fan of Carol Goodman’s thrillers.

      Enjoy your week.


    1. Thanks, Rachel, I love fish and chips with malt vinegar, the way my eldest son enjoyed it after living in London for a while. I’m loving my newest book from the Country Club Murder series.

      Have a great week.


    1. Thanks, Lindy, I loved the salad…and I also enjoy getting packages from Amazon. I sometimes get started clicking to buy things, and it’s hard to stop! I ordered more sheets for my bedding set, as I wanted a different color. LOL.

      Enjoy your week.


  2. The Carol Goodman book looks good. I enjoyed other books by her.

    I hope you LOVE The Perfect Girlfriend and The Library of Lost and Found.

    I am going to see what you thought of I Invited Her In.

    Have a great new reading week, Laurel.

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth, I feel as though I’ve been waiting forever for The Perfect Girlfriend. I also hope to love it. I did really enjoy I Invited Her In.

      Carol Goodman is another author I enjoy.

      Have a great week.


  3. I have to read that new Carol Goodman book!! I love her books so much! I didn’t know there was a new one – I am super excited to see this!! (In case my overuse of exclamation marks didn’t give it away..)

    We had a bit of spring fever over here too – rearranging, purging, then splurging on new things! 🙂 Glad it was a good week, but then how can a week with margaritas be bad? 🙂

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  4. Hmmm, margaritas!
    I’ve seen The Perfect Girlfriend at the store multiple times, I’m always tempted by it, it sounds like a good thriller. I hope you enjoy it. Happy reading!

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