WEEKLY UPDATES: A QUIET WEEK…

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.

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What a week!  After the rain finally died down, the fog came, so it was definitely an indoor week.  I did some viewing and a little reading, and wrote one blog post.  No books finished!

I had family company on the weekend.  I also spent time in the emergency room with an infected eye!  Now I am on antibiotics and hoping all will improve soon.

Here is a closer look at the week.

WWW READING…

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CURRENTLY READING:  Spare, by Prince Harry

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INCOMING BOOKS:

The Love of My Life, by Rosie Walsh

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That was my very quiet week.  I received packages from Amazon and curled up to view some old favorite shows.  On the weekend, my No. 2 son came to visit, and we had dinner on Friday and breakfast this morning with my daughter and son-in-law.  Overall, a pretty good week.

What did yours look like?

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WEEKLY UPDATES: RAINING AGAIN!

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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.

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What a rainy week we had!  We haven’t had flooding here, although some of the streets might be a bit full of water.  I haven’t been out at all.  My patio furniture keeps falling down, but so far, nothing is broken.  I enjoyed reading my two books and I wrote four blog posts.  I did a little viewing, like an old favorite British series called Last Tango in Halifax.  I like seeing shows and movies over again.

I am not sure what I’ll be reading next.  I started a couple of books on my Kindle, and for some reason, nothing really grabbed me.  Perhaps I’ll start one of the books on my hardcover stack.

Grab some coffee and take a closer peek at my week.

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TUESDAY EXCERPTS:  “HELLO STRANGER”

WWW READING…

COFFEE CHAT:  IS THE RAIN GOING AWAY?

BOOKISH FRIDAY:  “JUST THE NICEST COUPLE”

Review:  Ms. Demeanor, by Elinor Lipman

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Review:  Just the Nicest Couple, by Mary Kubica

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INCOMING BOOKS:

Just the Nicest Couple, by Mary Kubica

Spare, by Prince Harry

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That was my week.  Today is another rainy one.  Yesterday was so nice and I was able to walk outside for a bit.  Not today.  Sigh.  I’m cleaning and doing laundry.  I have ordered more things from Amazon.  The Pandemic turned me into a “hoarder” of supplies, even though there aren’t the same shortages now.  I feel good having more than I might need, as having to order things means there is a slight delay before I can tuck them away in my cabinets.  A habit that will be hard to break.

We are having another family get-together next weekend.  Yay!

What has your week brought?

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WEEKLY UPDATES: FINDING A BALANCE…

 

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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.

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After a quiet New Year’s Eve, I hunkered down with my First Book of the Year and finished it in two days.  I also did some viewing of movies and shows:  You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Ginny and Georgia, Season I of Echoes, and The Best of Me.  I only wrote three blog posts, but I read a second book.

I then waited for an eagerly anticipated mail delivery…and it arrived on Wednesday.  The replacement Mary Engelbreit cookie jar that I have been missing since my move of 2019.

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Here are details about the week:

MONTHLY WRAP-UP, YEAR’S END

COFFEE CHAT: A RAINY HUMP DAY…

BOOKISH FRIDAY:  “SLEEP NO MORE”

Review:  A Good Neighborhood, by Therese Anne Fowler (First Book of the Year)

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Review:  The Disinvited Guest, by Carol Goodman

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INCOMING BOOKS:

Sleep No More, by Jayne Ann Krentz

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That was my week.  What did yours look like? I am currently reading Ms. Demeanor, by Elinor Lipman, and it is already fascinating.

I think the rain has slowed down for the next couple of days, so I can hurry and take the garbage out!  I hate sloshing through puddles.

Other than reading, not much will happen today, but I will find some more movies and shows to view.

Happy First Week of January!

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WEEKLY UPDATES: HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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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.

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Happy New Year!  I am eager to discover the good things of 2023.  Beginning with the First Book of 2023.  Then we will enjoy the books and blogging that will define us.

I only finished one book, but I am almost ready to close my current read.  I have written five blog posts, and I’ve been loving re-viewing Grace and Frankie, all seasons.  That show launched in 2015, so watching it again feels new.

I enjoyed some outings with my granddaughter and daughter.  And tonight, I will be sipping mimosas.

Now let’s take a closer peek at my week.

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TUESDAY EXCERPTS:  “THE DISINVITED GUEST”

WWW READING…

COFFEE CHAT:  HAPPY NEW YEAR!

BOOKISH FRIDAY: “MS. DEMEANOR”

FIRST BOOK OF 2023

Review:  Sister Dear, by Hannah Mary McKinnon

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INCOMING BOOKS:

The Disinvited Guest, by Carol Goodman (Currently Reading)

Ms. Demeanor, by Elinor Lipman

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That was my week.  I loved my outings and my delicious foods with my granddaughter and daughter.  Here are some photos:

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WEEKLY UPDATES: MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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And let’s join Kathryn, our leader in It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?, at Book Date.

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I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season.  This week, I only read and reviewed one book, but I am enjoying my current read and hope to finish it later today.  I wrote four blog posts and I am still enjoying re-watching Brothers and Sisters.  

I received two more ARCs for 2023, bringing my total to five.  Now I am at the point of passing some by, since I don’t want to have too many languishing on my shelf.

I am eagerly awaiting the upcoming week, with family activities, and the First Book of the Year event is on the horizon.

Let’s take a peek at my week’s details.

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TUESDAY EXCERPTS:  “SISTER DEAR”

WWW READING…

BOOKISH FRIDAY: “THE BLOCK PARTY”

COFFEE CHAT:  MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Review:  The Wrong Mother, by Charlotte Duckworth

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CURRENTLY READING:  Sister Dear, by Hannah Mary McKinnon

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INCOMING BOOKS:

Gone Tonight, by Sarah Pekkanen, NetGalley 8/1/23

The Block Party, by Jamie Day – NetGalley 7/18/23

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That was my week.  What did yours look like?  This week I have been setting up my book pages for 2023 on my Curl up and Read blog.

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WEEKLY UPDATES: A COZY WEEK…

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.

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Welcome to another weekly update!  I had a cozy week, with two great books read and reviewed.  I only wrote three blog posts, as I was (again) binge-watching shows and movies.  I enjoyed all six episodes of Harry and Meghan on Netflix, re-watched some old favorite movies, and even had fun scrolling through titles and catching up on Three Pines.

Here we are approaching Christmas next week!  Then comes the New Year.  I spent a little time on my Curl up and Read blog, setting up pages for my books read, purchased and reviewed for the upcoming year.  Sadly, Block Editor is not conducive to setting things up the way I like them, so I had to modify the look of the pages.  Sigh.  HATE Block Editor.

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

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WWW READING…

COFFEE CHAT:  THE INTERNET IS BACK!

BOOKISH FRIDAY:  “THE WRONG MOTHER”

Review:  The Last Invitation, by Darby Kane

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Review:  Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens

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INCOMING BOOKS:

NetGalley ARC:  Dark Corners, by Megan Goldin – Release Date:  August 8, 2023

The Wrong Mother, by Charlotte Duckworth (Currently Reading)

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That was my week!  What did yours look like?  This past week, I enjoyed a coffee with a friend at Barnes & Noble, so I felt like my “old self” for a bit.  We used to regularly visit that place back in the day, before the Pandemic.

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Enjoy the upcoming week and the holidays!

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WEEKLY UPDATES: ANOTHER WEEK…

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And let’s join Kathryn, our leader in It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?, at Book Date.

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Another week has flown by, and it is raining again!  I lost the Internet a couple of times this morning, so I hope to post this update before I lose it again!  I finished reading and reviewing two books, one which was great and the second one, not so much.  I only wrote one blog post!  I did some viewing, which included finishing all seasons of Boston Legal, and the new episodes of Harry and Meghan on Netflix.

I had a great dinner out on Monday with Son #2, my daughter and son-in-law, and my youngest grandson.  Now I am planning Christmas outings.

Let’s take a closer look at the week.

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INCOMING BOOK:

The Last Invitation, by Darcy Kane (Currently Reading)

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WWW READING…

Review:  The Personal Assistant, by Kimberly Belle

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Review:  A World of Curiosities, by Louise Penny

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That was my week, and so far, I’m still connected to the Internet!  Now I must read some more, curled up here.  Enjoy your week!

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WEEKLY UPDATES: IN SEARCH OF BALANCE…

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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.

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It is raining outside, and I am plugging away at reading, blogging, and this update.  I read and reviewed two books and wrote four blog posts…and my viewing was awesome.  I stayed up late last night watching Season II of Firefly Lane on Netflix, and earlier in the week, I continued rewatching Boston Legal on Hulu.

Now let’s take a closer peek at my week.

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TUESDAY EXCERPTS:  “WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING”

WWW READING…

GOODBYE TO NOVEMBER!

BOOKISH FRIDAY:  “THE PERSONAL ASSISTANT”

Review:  The Couple at the Table, by Sophie Hannah

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Review:  Are You Awake?, by Claire McGowan

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INCOMING BOOKS:

The Personal Assistant, by Kimberly Belle (Currently Reading)

A World of Curiosities, by Louise Penny

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That was my week. What did yours look like?  In the upcoming week, I am planning another family gathering, and I’m eager to get out and about again. Now I plan to grab some coffee, as the rainy day has been a cold one.

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WEEKLY UPDATES: FEELING THANKFUL…

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And let’s join Kathryn, our leader in It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?, at Book Date.

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Welcome to a week of thankfulness.Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, as I love the gatherings and the FOOD.  This year, I went to two events:  one with family and another with friends who have become family. Friday was a day with leftovers, and that is always wonderful.

I only read and reviewed one book, although I am making good progress on my second one.  I wrote three blog posts, and enjoyed some viewing.  In addition to the Hallmark movies I like, some which I have seen several times, I watched a lovely film called The Noel Diary, starring Justin Hartley, an actor I always enjoy.  And then I watched Where the Crawdads Sing, now showing on Netflix.

Now let’s take a closer peek at my week.

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TUESDAY EXCERPTS:  “ARE YOU AWAKE”

WWW READING…

COFFEE CHAT:  STUFFED…

Review:  The Rewind, by Allison Winn Scotch

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INCOMING BOOKS:

Are You Awake?, by Claire McGowan

Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens

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CURRENTLY READING:

The Couple at the Table, by Sophie Hannah

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That was my week.  A lovely and thankful one, and now I am ready to start watching Christmas movies!  I viewed one last night.  Since December is right around the corner, I am eager for the First Book of the Year event which Sheila has been leading for several years.  I picked out a book that has been on my shelves for a while, and because it is a hardcover version, I have been passing it by…and waiting for the perfect time to pick it up.

Enjoy your week!  Here is my newly styled hair, thanks to my daughter last week.

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WEEKLY UPDATES: COZY TIMES…

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.

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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.

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TUESDAY EXCERPTS:  “THE COUPLE AT THE TABLE”

WWW READING…

BOOKISH FRIDAY:  “THE REWIND”

Review:  Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six, by Lisa Unger

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INCOMING BOOKS:

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)

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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.

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