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.



It was another great week of reading.   I actually read and reviewed three books and wrote six blog posts.  I viewed some shows:  another two episodes of Just Like That, and started watching Season II of Emily in Paris.  I also recorded and watched The Kennedy Center Honors. Last night I watched a movie with Alfre Woodard called Clemency.  Sad!

I stayed up late! As a result, I didn’t wake up until 7:00 a.m.!  I have nothing planned for today except more shows and more reading.

I am struggling with my new iPhone!  It doesn’t fully charge.  My granddaughter says I charge it too soon, but I’ve been reading up on my model on Google…and I think that is not the problem.  But I did learn that I can use it while it’s charging…something I didn’t think was a good idea. Now I am charging it on a wall outlet instead of my surge protector strip.

We’ll see what happens!

Let’s take a closer look at my week.


Tuesday Excerpts:  “A Simple Favor”

Tuesday Potpourri:  Bookish Love

WWW Reading…

Coffee Chat:  Merry Christmas Soon!

Curl up with an Older Book…

Bookish Friday:  “Lucy”

Review:  Oh William!, by Elizabeth Strout

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Review:  The Janes, by Louisa Luna

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Review:  A Simple Favor, by Darcey Bell

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The Last Thing He Told Me, by Laura Dave

A “gripping” (Entertainment Weekly) mystery about a woman who thinks she’s found the love of her life—until he disappears.



Layla, by Colleen Hoover


From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover comes a novel that explores life after tragedy and the enduring spirit of love.


That was my week!  I am eager for the New Year and the First Book of the Year Event on January 1!




  1. Good luck with the phone! They’re so tricky…

    I love the look of the Laura Dave since I liked another one of her reads.

    Merry christmas! My big celebration (well, little celebration) was yesterday – my mom came over- so today is a chill day 🙂

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  2. I do have the Laura Dave book, I think 2022 should be when I get to it. I have picked my first book, which has a beachy cover – because you know summer down here! Hope the new iPhone works out, I’d be sending it back or going into the shop because it should charge fully.

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    1. Thanks, Kathryn, and I just needed to plug the charger into a wall outlet instead of the surge protector! So far so good.

      I hope you are enjoying your summer; I would probably have trouble adjusting to a summery Christmas, lol.


  3. Victoria Hamel

    Oh yeah, I had problems with my phone not being charged because I would plug it into a surge protector that has an efficiency feature where some of the outlets only work if the ‘master’ outlet has something plugged in! Have a wonderful week! Glad you are enjoying reading time!

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  4. Trin Carl

    Happy Holidays. this year seems joyful maybe we all know what we have to be grateful for. I added the laura dave novel. I hope to get to a few more thrillers this year.

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  5. The Last Thing He Told Me looks so good. I’ll have to check that one out. I’m happy for the First Book of the Year event. I just have to pick out which book that will be for me. Hope you have a great week. Happy New Year!

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  6. I have another week off from work but I’m not sure what I’m going to do. Last week I finished up the holiday baking. We are having spring temps so maybe I will try to do some yard clean-up of leaves and limbs before the rain moves in later this week. Otherwise, it is books and I catching up on some streaming movies – I watched Being the Ricardos last night and really enjoyed it.

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  7. Kathy Martin

    I hope you solve your phone problems. I have a new phone on the way since Tracfone says my current ancient phone won’t work after February. I seldom use the phone and have been hesitating to get a new one but the deadline and the sales were too much to resist. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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