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.


Another week has sped by, with good books, good movies and shows, and plotting the weeks ahead.

Three books were read and reviewed, and along the way I relaxed with old favorite movies (The Way We Were, Barefoot in the Park) and new shows I’m loving (Dopesick and Big Sky).

I did write seven blog posts, too.  I do enjoy connecting with other bloggers and sharing my obsessive activities.

So…as I ponder what to do with the rest of the weekend, let’s take a closer look at my past week.


Tuesday Excerpts:  “The Wonder Test”

Tuesday Potpourri:  Bookish Day…

WWW Reading…


Chasing Away the Blues…

Bookish Friday:  “The Way We Weren’t”

Weekend Thoughts

Review:  Forgive Me, by Susan Lewis

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Review:  What To Do When Someone Dies, by Nicci French

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Review:  The Wonder Test, by Michelle Richmond

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I downloaded two new books…and added a NetGalley ARC to my shelves:

NetGalley ARC:

The Bodyguard, by Katherine Center


The Way We Weren’t, by Phoebe Fox


What To Do When Someone Dies, by Nicci French



A Million Little Lies, by Bette Lee Crosby


That was my week. What did yours look like? This upcoming week, I am looking forward to my first Thanksgiving gathering with friends and family in two years! Perhaps it will look like this:



    1. Thanks, Kathryn, the lockdowns over the past two years certainly squelched the good moods, so I’m ready to carefully resume normalcy. Thanksgiving with fully vaccinated people.

      I guess you don’t have Thanksgiving there, so enjoy your week and whatever you are planning.

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  1. One of the reasons I love blogging so much is discovering that a favorite writer has a new book out. I had no idea that Katherine Center has finished a new book! Thank you so much for sharing this. I shall add this to my wish list right away. (I see that I shall have to wait until next July for it to be published!)

    I am glad you will be able to gather with family and friends for the first time in two years! We are planning to get together in small groups for the first time in a long time this year, too.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Laurel!

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  2. Trin Carl

    I just watched the trailer for “Barefoot in the Park” thanks to you for the first time. Looks great. I don’t watch many classics but I love me some Audrey Hepburn.

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  3. It feels so good to be able to gather again for this year. There will be a group of 6 here this year – so much better than last year when we were alone. I haven’t watched The Way We Were in ages! Might have to add that to the viewing queue. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thanks, JoAnn, I love Robert Redford movies…and Barbra, too. After watching it the other day, I rewatched it the next night!

      The first time I saw it was in the theater in the 70s. I think it was New Year’s Eve.

      Enjoy your Thanksgiving!


  4. Diane

    Speaking of old movies (I love The Way We Were). We are watching a 1963 Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn movie called Charade – it’s so good. I love those old movies. I like the sound of the Nicci French book. Enjoy your time with family and friends this week – we will be hosting 10-11. So happy to be gathering again.

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  5. Cheryl Malandrinos

    The Bodyguard and The Way We Weren’t caught my eye at another blog this week. Hope you enjoy your books this week. Thanks for visiting my blog today. Enjoy your time with family and friends this Thanksgiving.

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