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 hope everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving had a great week. I spent some time with out-of-town family today.

This week I have read and reviewed three books!  The most I’ve read lately.  They were all impossible to put down.

So…let’s take a peek back at the week.


Tuesday Excerpts:  “The Poison Garden”

Hump Day Reading:  Current, Past, & Future…

Review:  The Family Upstairs, by Lisa JewellReview:  The Poison Garden, by A. J. BannerReview:  Touched by the Sun, by Carly Simon



Two books came in my mailbox!

White Palace, by Glenn Savan

Marilyn Monroe:  The Private Life of a Public Icon, by Charles Casillo



Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge, by Sheila Weller


That was my week.  What did yours look like?  I have no dessert treats to share this week, but I did add two little “friends” from my “former” Boyd’s Bears & Dolls collection…to add a little spice to my apartment…I persuaded my daughter to rescue them from the garage.  LOL.



  1. Susan Calderon

    I finished books by two new to me authors this last week. The first book was “One Night Gone” by Tara Laskowski I gave it three stars. The Next book was “Get A Life Chloe Brown” by Talia Hibbert this one I enjoyed I gave it 4 stars. I would probably read more by both authors. Today I started a cute book by Nancy Thayer, “Let It Snow” her newest Christmas book which so far has been really entertaining me today who knows I might finish it today if I get off my computer soon!

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  2. Yay for reading life improving. I’m going to be reading books from my own shelves in December. I don’t often do that – end up reading review galleys most of the time. I bet your time with family was wonderful – mine was too. And the last houseguest leaves to day 🙂

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  3. Oh, I’m so glad you were able to add a couple of your dolls. I know you are enjoying seeing them so much.

    What a lovely Thanksgiving gathering!

    Carrie Fisher is always close to my heart. She was born within a month of me. I always feel a kinship with her. And Marilyn. I am certain there is much to her that we just never knew.

    Have a great week!

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  4. It’s always a treat to have a gathering of the clan. So glad you hear you had a lovely time, given your recent ordeal… And I’m glad your reading week was so successful, may the coming week be equally great.

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      1. I think you have a solid excuse for not hitting your normal reading quotient (if anyone ever does… I still think it is a hobby to be enjoyed and the minute we let the stats get in the way, we need to ignore them). And I very much hope you continue with your recovery in another lovely reading week.

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  5. What a delightful post! Since our blood family is 1500 miles away from us, we invited a former student who was not invited anywhere to have Thanksgiving Dinner at a restaurant, out treat, and to spend the afternoon recouping from the heavy meal, hanging out at our house. It set a new tradition.

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  6. Looks like you had a good Thanksgiving! Here in Canada our Thanksgiving was in October, so this weekend we put up our Christmas decorations.

    And I’m glad to know you enjoyed The Family Upstairs, I’m on the waiting list for the audiobook at the library but it’ll be a long wait, it’s such a popular book!

    Happy reading!

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