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Another great week has passed:  the final one in a series of great times with family members.  My eldest son flew off to Prague on Wednesday, although he was rerouted a couple of times along the way.  It seemed fitting that one of his last flights was via Las Vegas, where he got to spend more time with my No. 2 son before landing at LAX.

I did manage to read and review two books this week and write four blog posts.  My viewing was sporadic, mostly shows I had seen before.  I was pretty distracted by last minute outings to local restaurants, one of which was a neighborhood Irish pub called Groggs.

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Now let’s take a closer look at my week:

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Review:  Evil Woman, by Julie Mulhern

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Review:  The Silent Woman, by Minka Kent

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The Silent Woman, by Minka Kent



Left on Tenth, by Delia Ephron


That was my week. A culmination of great moments with family members, even though saying goodbye for now was bittersweet.  I like looking at this photo of my two oldest sons at a place in Las Vegas called The Tilted Kilt.

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  1. Juli @ A Universe in Words

    The Silent Woman looks so good, I really want to get my hands on it! And yay for another great week of family and restaurant trips! My ow family is coming to visit me today with cake, so that feels like a good closer to a good week as well! I hope you have a good start to the week 🙂
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

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  2. I’m curious about The Silent Woman so will look that up. Glad you had a wonderful family visit in September. Sounds like air travel isn’t all that reliable these days. Its been a few years since my last flight.

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    1. Thanks, Harvee, I feel as if I had a whole month of birthday fun, even though my birthday isn’t until this month! But the plan was to celebrate it while Craig was here.

      The Irish pub is nearby, so there will be more adventures there.


  3. Great photo of your sons! Bittersweet that your visit with them is over but it sounds like it went so well. Nice times to spend together. And that Delia Ephron memoir – gosh seems like a whirlwind of emotions.I had no idea she was diagnosed with that, ugh. She writes very well. I’ll look for it. Enjoy your week.

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    1. Thanks, Susan, I have read several books from the Ephron sisters, and Nora’s have always been my favorites. But I’m loving this one from Delia so far.

      I know I will shed some tears along the way.

      Enjoy your week.


  4. Nicci

    I’m glad you got to spend time with family and had a good week!
    I only see my mum a couple of times a year because we live at opposite ends of the UK so I totally understand how much the goodbyes suck.
    I hope this week is another good one for you!

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  5. Kathy Martin

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time with family. Your books look good too. Like you, I had a below average reading month but without your excuse of family time. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  6. I’ll be looking up The Silent Woman and Left On Tenth, I haven’t heard of either before.

    Time with family is always great. Glad you got to spend some time with them!

    Nice photo of your sons! There’s an Irish Pub near us that we like.

    I hope you have a great week!

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    1. Thanks, Vicki, I enjoy that photo, too. And Irish pubs are great…my No. 2 son actually owns one in Toluca Lake, but I haven’t been able to go to it yet! Pandemic and all, and travel…

      Enjoy your week.


  7. We had family time the weekend before last with my two daughters (one local, and one visiting from NYC) and I didn’t even manage to get a blog post out last Monday at all, it was so exhausting! But so nice, too.

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    1. Thanks, Jennielyse, I would love to visit there, especially with a resident like my son guiding me along. But…I am not a fan of long flights, sigh, or even all the issues that arise in airports, etc., exemplified recently by my son’s rerouted and cancelled flights on his way home. He is used to all that, even when he doesn’t enjoy that part. It would stress me out too much, LOL.


  8. Literary Feline

    I hope you had a nice visit with everyone. I know it must have been hard to say goodbye. My mom and I had brunch this morning together–even though she’s lived in town for almost a year now, it’s the first just the two of us were able to have some mother/daughter time. I hope you enjoy your reading!

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