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.

It was a week filled with activities, but very little reading.  I only finished ONE book this week.  How embarrassing, right?  I have been binge-watching The Good Wife, and I am now on Season VI.  There are VII seasons.  My other activities now include daily visits to the dining room, which opens up interactions with other residents.  Walks, exercise classes, etc.

So…good stuff.  Sometimes I can’t even remember what life was like before the lockdown, but with a gradual reopening, I am curious about how it will all unfold.  Now that we can go out and about in the community, I am using some of my handbags that were just decorative before now:














Now I am ready to read more; I feel out of sorts without a book on the go.  I didn’t do as much blogging last week, either.  But let’s take a closer look for the details, as we sip another cup of coffee:


Tuesday Excerpts:  “Anxious People”

Hump Day Reading…

Intriguing Book from the Backlog…

Bookish Friday:  “The Book of Two Ways”

Review:  When She Was Good, by Michael Robotham



Empty mailbox!  I did download two new e-books, however.

To Tell You the Truth, by Gilly Macmillan

The Book of Two Ways, by Jodi Picoult



Three Perfect Liars, by Heidi Perks


That was my very lackluster week.  What did yours look like?  I did enjoy coffee and pumpkin pie a la mode this week, however.



  1. I hear you on the lockdown. Has it been this way always? lolol I hope things go well and you have a better reading week. My motivation has been sadly lacking…

    Your books look good, I always love seeing new to me thrillers.

    Happy reading this week, and stay safe!

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  2. Love the cover of To Tell You The Truth. I want to know more about it so I’m off to check it out.
    Glad things are opening a bit for you. Somehow I think it will be forward and back for the next year – but at least it will be some change, ha. Stay well and have a good week!

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  3. Well you know, it doesn’t really sound like a lacklustre week. So happy to hear you are moving out of your apartment a bit more and have a TV series you are really enjoying. I have The Book of Two Ways marked for reading through the library, its getting a lot of hype here on radio with interviews and reviews.

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  4. So lovely to hear you have been able to spend more time out about: socialising and using all those handbags! 😊 And seeing as I haven’t finished a book in over two weeks, your one book is not embarrassing at all! 🙄 Take care, stay safe and happy reading!

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    1. Thanks, Diane, I had been buying all those handbags, while being unable to use them…so now I feel more sociable and eager to walk the halls and participate bit more.

      This week, I hope to distract myself from the horrific events going on around us out there…and reading more, too.


  5. I’m so happy you get to go to the dining area, and that you can do some activities with other people again! I’m sure you enjoy that, too.
    I have come to a point where I really need some quiet time when I first get back home from work – I think lockdown made me so used to the quiet and just my family around that I need to have some kind of buffer between work and home these days.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading, Laurel-Rain 🙂

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    1. I do enjoy quiet time as well, which is probably why lockdown hasn’t been harder for me. I am happy to go out a little more, though…to the dining room and some activities. I do miss going outside this residence, but I don’t anticipate being able to do that for quite a while.

      Enjoy your quiet time, Linda, and thanks for visiting.


  6. I’m glad you are getting about a bit more. I want pumpkin pie (it’s my favorite pie). I got a pie pumpkin in my veggie basket this week, but I’ve never actually made a pie from fresh pumpkin. Since I’m home all the time now though maybe I will take the time to try it.

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Donna, and I could eat pumpkin pie every week! When we were out and about, living a normal life, I regularly visited Marie Callender’s restaurant, where they serve the best pies.

      Have a great week, and while I am glad for the baby steps toward normalcy, sometimes I just want to jumpstart my life to another time and place.


  7. I hear you about the reading. I feel like I’ve been doing everything and nothing. I’ve started so many blog posts, so many projects, so many books, but I’m just unable to focus this week. I’ve heard a lot of good stuff about The Good Wife, so I hope you’re enjoying yourself.
    The only “crazy” thing I did was change from Blogger to WordPress and also change my blog name because why not make everything in style, right? And I’ve been updating posts and graphics and stuff like that. Happy reading and have a wonderful week ❤

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Ruby Jo; I am sorry you are having issues with WP, after your change. I went from Blogger to WordPress several years ago and love it. But I also refuse to work with their current editor. So far I am still able to work around to the classic editor.

      Enjoy your week and your books.


  8. I can’t seem to stop reading. Last week I read two picture books each day plus seven books of two hundred pages or more. Crazy.

    Love your emoji. You are always so clever on your blogs.

    A new Jodi Picoult. That ought to hold your attention.

    Pumpkin pie. I wonder if I could make that here at home.

    Have a great week!

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  9. I like the fact that you were engaged in doing lots of other things, though – even if your reading did take a hit. But I’ve found that getting out and about a bit more has taken quite a lot of mental energy – so there’s that… And the lovely thing about reading for enjoyment is that there isn’t some stern-faced misery wagging a finger at us for not getting through more books – unless we count our own consciences:)). I hope you have a lovely upcoming week with plenty more pumpkin pie, which looks delicious!

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  10. I’m glad you’re getting a bit more outings. We still do little as I want to make sure we are safe. I go in cycles as to whether I do projects or not based on weather, energy, etc. The weather is great now so I’m on a project binge. Luckily, I have a couple cans of pumpkin so I can bake things because it is not in any of the stores right now.

    Anne – Books of my Heart Here is my Sunday Post

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  11. Susan

    Thank goodness for pumpkin pie & vanilla! I think one book per week is fine… though I know you like three. I admit that you have gotten me & my husband into watching The Good Fight … and we are loving it. We had been fans of The Good Wife … years ago but we had never tried The Good Fight until recently. It’s entertaining! I like Lucca & of course Diane. My husband still misses Alicia (ha!) from Good Wife. We can’t have everything …. Oh and do you remember the character Will in the Good Wife — who likes Alicia ? Well he is in the space TV series “Away” which we are liking as well. You should try “Away” — I think it is on Netflix

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    1. I am glad you are enjoying The Good Fight, and I am happy to watch The Good Wife again. I’ll have to try Away, as I adored the Will character.

      When reading isn’t enough to distract us from the horrible events around us, binge-watching fills in nicely.

      Enjoy your week!

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  12. I really do love all your handbags. I think handbags are my downfall. LOL Our COVID restrictions have all been lifted but the cases and deaths seem to be going up so I really don’t know what’s going on anymore.

    I hope you have a great week. My post is here.

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  13. So glad you can go the dining room and enjoy walks and other activities again. It is hard to believe there was life before the pandemic. It feels like it has been this way forever. You can have my share of pumpkin pie but I would love a piece of apple pie with that ice cream! Have a great week.

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  14. Veronica @ The Burgeoning Bookshelf

    It’s so good to be able to get back to meeting up and chatting to people. Also getting out and going for a walk. I wonder what the new normal will be like? I am missing all the big events I would have attended during the year and I hope they aren’t gone forever.

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  15. That colorful handbag is so pretty! My reading was slow for a couple weeks too, but it got better this weekend. Hopefully next week will be better!

    Three Perfect Liars sounds good to me. Have a great week!

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