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 wrote eight blog posts.  The books I read were more lengthy than usual:  464 and 675 pages!

I am still watching Dopesick, on Hulu.  Enjoying it!  And I began watching Seeing Allred on Netflix.

After my wonderful birthday week, I had more outings:  a dental appointment, my booster shot, and another birthday lunch.  I am sated with outside stuff!  I am also still awaiting orders from Amazon.

Today I plan to stay home, read some more, and do a little cleaning.

For now let’s take a closer look at my week. 


Monthly Wrap-Up:  Hello, November!

Tuesday Excerpts:  “I Know You”

Tuesday Potpourri:  Books, Books, Books…

WWW Reading…

Obsessing About Dolls…

Another Forgotten Book…

Coffee Chat:  More Birthday Stuff…

Bookish Friday:  “Forgive Me”

Review:  The Unheard, by Nicci French

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Review:  Crossroads, by Jonathan Franzen

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Her Perfect Family, by Teresa Driscoll – a book I downloaded onto my other Kindle in early October…and forgot about!

A gripping psychological thriller from the bestselling author of I Am Watching You. The perfect family? Or the perfect lie?



I Know You, by Claire McGowan

In this tense thriller from the bestselling author of What You Did and The Other Wife, a woman finds a dead body. Will she make the same mistake as last time?


That was my week.  What did yours look like?  Enjoyed lunch at Sal’s on Monday.



  1. Sounds like a great week and so glad you had a good birthday! And you had a seriously productive week! I’m impressed with your page count. I like the look of I Know You. I need to get a thriller into my reading soon. Have a great week!

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  2. Wow, well done on writing 8 blog posts and reading two looong books! 👏 Mine has been a quiet week on the blog, as I have been tired from trying to get used to my new class, room and timetable at work. However I have enjoyed reading the vintage thriller The Land God Gave to Cain by Hammond Innes. Take care and happy reading in the coming week. 🙂

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  3. Trin Carl

    Great thrillers here. I started a thriller by Nicci French but it was interesting because it was reading like contemporary and I must have turned to the cover to make sure what I was reading.

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  4. I’m not sure what it is lately, but it seems like several authors I enjoy are publishing longer and longer books! I wonder if editors don’t feel comfortable editing them once they become successful? Glad you had such a good week!

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  5. Susan

    I hope you a nice large margarita at Sal’s! Is the series Dopesick really good? I’m curious about it. We are nearing the finish of The Morning Show Season 2 …. and it’s coming alive a bit. I think I still like Season 1 better … but we will finish Season 2. Also I need to catch up with American Rust. I hope you have a great week! You went on quite a few outings last week …. sounds fun.

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    1. I had TWO good margaritas! LOL. I wasn’t driving, so I took advantage of that.

      I am enjoying Dopesick, and the characters’ stories are interesting. The best characters are those from the Justice Department.

      I can’t get The Morning Show on my TV, as it’s on Apple TV, right? Maybe I should check adding that to my TV.

      I have finished the available episodes of American Rust, so there should be more coming.

      Thanks for visiting, Susan.


  6. I have some long audio books I need to begin listening to. I like reading 2 to 3 books a week and a longer work reduces that.
    I like Mexican food and Sal’s looks good.
    Have a good week and Happy Reading!

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  7. I’ve steered clear of Franzen after the earlier controversy, seems I can continue to do so without worrying about missing out given your comments.
    I’m glad you were able to enjoy another birthday celebration with a friend. My youngest son works in a restaurant part time and masks are still required to be worn by all staff, and diners too except when eating.
    Hulu isn’t available here so I know nothing of Dopesick. I am about to start watching One of Us is Lying with my daughter now her finals are done.

    Wishing you a great reading week

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    1. Thanks, Shelleyrae, and I couldn’t remember the details of Franzen’s controversy, but I knew Oprah was somehow involved, lol. So I Googled it. Yeah, I will steer clear of his books for a while.

      Enjoy your week, and I felt so great to have two birthday celebrations!


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