Good morning! Today’s post will link up to The Sunday Salon, The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves, 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 morning I have had!  I turned on my computer and found a message that my security had been breached…and long story short, went through a very lengthy process to get everything cleaned up…and new security installed.  For a while, I felt like I was in a parallel universe.  But now I’m up and running…but not entirely caffeinated.  And I still feel a bit stunned by it all.

I read and reviewed three books this week, so that was an improvement.  I’m watching Brothers & Sisters on Prime…and added Homecoming to my Watch List.  I am eager to view House of Cards Season 6.

I am not looking forward to the Fall Back in time tomorrow.  But let’s grab more coffee and take a closer look at my week.


Rainy Day Excerpts:  “Shell Game”

Tuesday Potpourri:  Photos & Books…

Hump Day Potpourri:  A Week of Reading…

Hello, November!  Monthly Wrap-Up

Coffee Chat:  Welcome to November!

Bookish Friday:  “Try Not To Breathe”

Review:  The Neighbors, by Hannah Mary McKinnonReview:  Open Your Eyes, by Paula DalyReview:  A Spark of Light, by Jodi Picoult


INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Empty mailbox!  I did download one e-book:

Winter in Paradise (e-book), by Elin Hilderbrand



This morning I started reading a hardcover book that I have had for a while.  I couldn’t use Wi-Fi while the security issues were being corrected, which meant no Kindle, either.

What Happened, by Hillary Rodham Clinton, was sitting on a stack, just waiting.  Now that we have midterm elections next week, it seemed appropriate to read this book.


What was your week like?  Mine was good…until this morning, when it turned surreal.  I will self-soothe with memories of this dessert I savored at one of my birthday celebrations.