Good morning! Today’s post will link up to The Sunday Salon and The Sunday Post 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.

This week I read and reviewed two books…and I’m halfway through my current read.  I did write seven blog posts.  I watched a few more old movies and started viewing Dopesick on Hulu.  I recorded an episode of Stephen Colbert (I have a DVR now!), and he interviewed Andie MacDowell.  She talked about the Netflix production Maid, in which she stars with her daughter, among others.

I spent time searching Amazon for things I need…and something I’ve been obsessing over!  A doll that I “lost” in the move two years ago…and is now, hopefully, headed my way.

Now, looking back, I wonder what else I did that I forgot about, as the week slid by so quickly!

For now let’s take a closer look at my week.  My birthday is Monday, and my daughter has arranged a get-together of family and friends.

Tuesday Excerpts:  “All the Colors of Night”

Tuesday Potpourri:  Adding Books to the Shelves…

WWW Reading…

Hump Day Potpourri:  Doll Quest…

Another Backlog Book…

Chasing Away the Blues…

Bookish Friday:  “The Dutch House”

Review:  Last Girl Ghosted, by Lisa Unger

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Review:  All the Colors of Night, by Jayne Ann Krentz

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Crossroads, by Jonathan Franzen

I Know You, by Claire McGowan



I pulled this book off my unread TBR shelf…and I’m halfway finished: Mrs. Saint and the Defectives, by Julie Lawson Timmer.


That was my week. Buying myself birthday presents and waiting for packages in the mail, LOL. What did yours look like? I’m sharing my special October tidbits from the apartment where I lived two years ago. Centerpiece: the doll that is headed my way again!



  1. Happy birthday on Monday! Hope it’s a great one. And yay for recovering lost things. 🙂

    I’ve looked at books by Claire McGowan before, one of her earlier ones I almost read… okay I just looked her up because she sounded so darn familiar, and yup! I read Blood Tide. lol

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  2. I love that title Mrs Saint and the Defectives. Very clever. A very happy birthday, so nice you can meet up with some family. It is surprising how time can slip by when we are engaged with searching online for something.

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    1. Thanks, Deb, I am excited about friends and family gathering to help me celebrate, since these events have been few and far between this past year!

      As for gifts, I will happily accept gift cards…as you can buy books with them!

      Enjoy your birthday, too.


  3. My reading is going good but I’m behind on review which isn’t anything new.

    My mom was a doll collector. I don’t know how many she had but it was a lot!

    Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great time with family and friends.

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  4. I love buying myself presents and waiting for them to arrive. The internet is such a blessing for finding lost or broken items…like my favorite childhood books that I stupidly gave to a co-worker for her kids or traded in to a used book store. I think it was my beloved stuffed animals I gave to her kids. Can I have my koala and flowery hippopotamus back, please????

    I didn’t know Andie and her daughter are in Maid! Never been a fan of Andie for some weird reaspn,but her daughter is wonderful.I look forward to watching that series.

    Have a wonderful birthday celebration tomorrow!!!

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    1. Thanks, Jinjer, I have enjoyed Andie’s portrayals in some of her recent things, like Maid.

      I have also regretted giving things away, and then not being able to find them again. In my case, I didn’t part with these things willingly! Very happy to find the “lost” things.

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  5. Susan

    Sorry to hear your doll was lost in the move. Hmm crazy right? I’m wondering if you have watched the Netflix series Maid or is it a movie?? We don’t get Netflix these days but get Prime shows. Is Maid good? Have a great week. And hope you get the new doll soon.

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    1. Thanks, Susan, and I described these treasures as “lost,” but actually my daughter decided to give away and/or sell things she didn’t think I would have space for. Even though I wrote a list of what I wanted! LOL.

      I keep mentioning my losses to her, and I think she is tired of hearing it. But if she ever “moves” me again, she might check with me before giving things away!

      But then again, I hope to never be at the mercy of others if I have to move.

      I liked Maid a lot. It was actually based on a book by Stephanie Land, who was a domestic worker for a while. It was a good book and I loved the miniseries. Andie and her daughter were great!

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  6. I also spent some time this week adding things I desperately need to my Amazon shopping cart!
    Also, happiest of birthdays to you!

    I recently got back in the swing of things when it comes to my blog so feel free to check out my Sunday Post whenever you get the time.

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  7. Happy birthday! I’ve been celebrating my October birthday all month too (It’s a big one!) but, while lots of travel and fun, it hasn’t translated into lots of reading time for me, unfortunately. I ordered a few books for myself too, because I had a gift card!

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  8. Kathy Martin

    Happy birthday! I hope your doll arrives soon. I really like Jayne Ann Krentz’s books with their combination of paranormal, suspense, and romance. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  9. ♫Happy Birthday to You!♫ Sorry to be late.
    Looks like you had a good week and have more good reading going on.
    Mrs. Saint and the Detectives has such a cute cover.
    Have a good week and Happy Reading!

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