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.



What a week!  A lunch outing last weekend, another on Monday, and lots of binge-watching.  I finished viewing all six seasons of Sex and the City, and then went on to watch the first movie that came afterwards.  I am now on the second one!  I also watched the Hulu show Candy and another episode of Gaslit.

Only one book read and reviewed, but I loved it!  Now I hope to read more this coming week, but who knows what will happen?

I had coffee on my patio this morning,  but it was only the second time this week, due to wind!  I am intrigued by the green things growing (weeds?), which I noticed yesterday.

framed patio and greenery

Now…let’s take a closer look at the week.


Tuesday Excerpts:  “The Patient”

WWW Reading…

Bookish Love…

Bookish Friday: “The Road Trip”

Coffee Chat:  Bookish & Not So Bookish Thoughts…

Review:  The Homewreckers, by Mary Kay Andrews

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The Road Trip, by Beth O’Leary



What Happened to the Bennetts, by Lisa Scottoline

what happened to the bennetts



That was my week.  Not a lot of productivity with books, but fun with the viewing and outings.  What did your week look like?

I am eagerly looking forward to this music box/typewriter, which has joined my other goodies in my bedroom/office.


framed close up





    1. Thanks, Susan, that was definitely a lot of bingeing! I had never watched all the seasons before, just the occasional episode. I had seen the movies.

      The typewriter is tiny, but cute atop some books.


  1. Trin Carl

    I love “Sex and the City” and could totally see myself doing something like that one day. Warm weather has finally blessed us in MN and I hope to get out a lot this week.

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  2. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader

    Well well you had a busy week Laurel! Socializing and all 😉 Let’s hopr that next week will be as interesting and that you’ll get more reading done!

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  3. That typewriter music box is so cute… I’ve never seen anything like it! You had a very full week, even if you didn’t read as many books as usual. Changing things up occasionally is good! Enjoy the week ahead.

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  4. Juli @ A Universe in Words

    Sounds like a busy week indeed! It was so hot here the past few days that even though I wanted to sit in the garden it was almost impossible xD Definitely got a bit of a sunburn! I hope you get more chances to sit on your patio soon! ‘What Happened to the Bennets’ sounds like an intriguing read, I hope you enjoy it! Have a lovely week 🙂
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

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    1. Thanks, Juli, I am enjoying my patio times, and it is interesting to me that I seldom sat on my patio at my condo, where I lived for 12 years! It was a lovely one, too.

      Loving the Scottoline book…and enjoy your week.


  5. Kathy Martin

    It does sound like you had a wonderful week. We are finally greening up and gradually getting warmer. I woke to the lawn guys aerating and fertilizing the morning – a sure sign that summer is on the way. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  6. I only read one book this week too. I’ve been doing more TV watching than anything else. Probably because it’s the end of the TV season. Then, I’ll go back to concentrating on my Netflix shows. I still haven’t watched the last season of Grace and Frankie or the rest of Ozark.

    I love the typewriter. It’s adorable. Enjoy it.

    Have a great week!

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  7. It’s all about balance, right, Laurel? Some weeks it is watching and some it is reading. So glad you are enjoying getting out, too.

    Your books sound great. I enjoy books about road trips. Haven’t read one lately. Your music box typewriter reminds me of the manual typewriter our oldest daughter has in her bedroom.

    Happy reading. Hope you have an nice week.


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