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.


Another good reading and blogging week…three books read and reviewed, and five blog posts written.  Today I woke up to a day of pampering, beginning with a mani and a hairstyling at my daughter’s salon.  A mimosa kept me hydrated while I awaited my turn for the styling wands.



Tuesday Excerpts:  “Killman Creek”

Tuesday Potpourri:  Happy Reading…

Renovating My Blogs…and My Shelves…

Coffee Chat:  More Settling In…

Bookish Friday:  “The Last Widow”

Review:  Object of My Affection, by Stephen McCauleyReview:  Good Luck with That, by Kristan HigginsReview:  Best Beach Ever, by Wendy Wax



One book came in my mailbox…and another came via NetGalley:

Old Baggage, by Lissa Evans

The Look-Alike, by Erica Spindler – (NG-1/28/20)


Purchased Downloads:

The Last Widow, by Karin Slaughter

My Ex-Best Friend’s Wedding, by Wendy Wax



The Long Call, by Ann Cleeves (NG – 9/3)


That was my week.  What did yours look like?  No sweet desserts this week, but I found this lovely Red Velvet Cake from the past…



  1. Oooh…a day of pampering. A lovely way to start the weekend! Your books all look good. I haven’t read Erica Spindler in years, but I used to love her books. I have to go back to reading her again. That Red Velvet Cake looks delicious. Hope you have a great week!

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  2. I loved the Ten Beach Road series of books by Wendy Wax, and her newest ” My Ex-Best Friends Wedding” is one of my top three beach reads this summer!

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  3. Good to have a great week of reading and some nice pampering. I need to get a haircut, I just need to get myself there. This week. because it is really annoying me now. Love that you liked Best Beach Ever, such a fun series.

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  4. I’ve never had a mani or pedi, to be honest I haven’t gone to a hairdresser in about twenty years. My hair is curly and grows really fast, about an inch a month, so I just cut it myself when it starts to annoy me. I could do with the mimosa though 😉

    Have a great reading week Laurel

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  5. A day of pampering sounds lovely. Simply lovely. And that is after a successful/full week of reading and blogging!

    Old Baggage sounds intriguing. I may need to keep an eye out for it.

    Happy Reading!

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  6. The closest I came to pampering this week was getting a long-needed haircut. I have never had a manicure or pedicure. I liked The Long Call and hope you do too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  7. I’ve been wanting to read Ann Cleeves for a while ever since I discovered she wrote books that the Shetland series was based on. they sound interesting. Glad that you had a good reading week!

    The Look Alike looks and sounds pretty good.

    Hope you have an awesome week. 🙂

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  8. Oh gosh, that Red Velvet looks so good. I’m having a major sweet tooth lately. I hope you enjoy The Last Widow! And, well, all of the books on your TBR but since that one is on my TBR as well I had to single it out!! Here’s to hoping your week treats you well!

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