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A very slow reading week, with just one book read and reviewed.  Only three blog posts, too.  What did I do with my time this week?  Well, I watched Season 5 of The Crown, and also watched Private Practice again, all six seasons!  I hadn’t seen it in a while, but I still cried at all the appropriate parts.

No outings, but I am longing to see that new movie in the theater: She Said.  It will probably stream soon, too, but I think I might be ready to go to the theater!

It has been YEARS since I went out to see a movie.  Even before the Pandemic.  I used to go regularly, enjoying lunch beforehand.  I miss those times.

So…now let’s take a closer look at my flimsy week.







Review:  Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six, by Lisa Unger

cropped again 5



NetGalley ARC:  Hello Stranger, by Katherine Center – Release Date on July 11, 2023

The Couple at the Table, by Sophie Hannah

The Rewind, by Allison Winn Scotch (Currently Reading)


That was my week.  What did yours look like? I am planning several events this coming week, with a hair styling at my daughter’s new salon, and meals at two different places with friends and family.  I am also hoping that my No. 2 son will stop by on the upcoming weekend.  Last year, a group of us enjoyed lunch out at a favorite spot.  Below, Thanksgiving day at my daughter’s house last year.

framed november 2021




  1. I misss movies too, I hardly go to any anymore (and I’ve only been to a couple since the pandemic). Feels weird to go I still worry about Covid. I want to read the Unger book. And I’ve been hearing The crown is good!

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  2. I love the family picture!

    Yay for movies in the theater! We’ve been out to see the Marvel movies, but that’s it. I think we just got lazy during the pandemic and, unless there really is a reason we want to see a movie on the big screen, we just wait for it to stream. Sigh…I miss the movie theater!

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  3. Your week was ok altogether. Mine ahead involves a BD to morrow (M the 21st) when I will get a CT scan of my lungs. Company bringing a surprise Tuesday. More company Wed and some cooking of 5 cup fruit salad for Thursday, when I will have Thanksgiving with friends. There will be 25 of us. Thankfully, I only have to bring a dish! It looks like a very good week ahead. I hope yours is good also.

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  4. I think the last movie I saw in a theater was the first Downton Abbey movie – quite a while ago! Last night I watched the Lindsay Lohan Christmas movie on Netflix. Predictable and had some LOL moments. I hope we both love the new Center book. Enjoy your week, Laurel!

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    1. Thanks, Mary, I can’t even remember the last movie I saw at the theater, but it was before 2019, when I moved into that horrible “assisted living” place. Outings were not encouraged there. I’m glad I can go now if I want to, but after Pandemic times, I am leery of crowds still. Sigh.


    1. Thanks, AJ, movie theaters have changed a bit, with reclining seats and being able to select where to sit. Drinks, too, I guess. I haven’t participated in any of these features yet. I’m still a little leery of crowds.

      Enjoy your week.


  5. I just finished The Rewind. All of your books look so good. I’m really interested in The Couple at the Table. I’ll have to look for that one. I haven’t watched Private Practice in years, but I loved it when it was on. I hope you have a great week. Happy Thanksgiving!

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