Good morning! Today’s post will link up to The Sunday Salon, The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves, for weekly updates.
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And let’s join Kathryn, our leader in It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?, at Book Date.
What a hot week! Luckily I stayed indoors a lot, except for an early morning hose down of the patio last weekend. I think I need to do it again today, as the gardeners were here yesterday. Sigh.
For some reason, my reading was slow, once I had finished my first book (I was riveted to the pages on that one!). I finally closed the covers on a second book…and last night, hurried to the finish line by reading and reviewing the third one. Each book was different, so my overall reading week was a good one.
On Tuesday, the AT&T technician came to fix the lines; my signal was going out way too often. So far, I am now enjoying my viewing without losing the signal. Knock wood. We’re having a free Cinemax weekend, so I set the DVR to record a few things, but I realize that I actually prefer my HBO and Showtime. Which reminds me: Sharp Objects starts tomorrow! I loved the book, and I’m guessing that, with Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson starring, it should be worth staying glued to the screen. I am DVR-ing it, however; I did the same with Big Little Lies and still enjoy watching that one again and again.
Handmaid’s Tale is dark…and I’m so hoping that poor Offred will escape. Sigh. I guess that might happen if we have another season.
My FB app on my iPhone 7 keeps shutting down when I scroll through the feed. I tried a number of “fixes,” (shutting off the phone, changing the settings, etc.) with nothing working for more than a minute or two. I even deleted the app and downloaded a new one…twice! Nada. I guess I’m off to the phone store…unless someone out there knows of a sure-fire fix.
So…that’s my week so far. Let’s grab more coffee and take a closer look.
LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:
Sunday Potpourri: Weekend Tasks & Some Fun…
Rainy Day Excerpts: “My (Not So) Perfect Life”
Hump Day Treasures: Current, Past, & Future Reading…
Coffee Chat: My Thoughts from the Sidelines…
Bookish Friday: “All We Ever Wanted”
Friday Potpourri: Random Tidbits & Family Moments…
Review: My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie & Debbie, by Todd FisherReview: Night Moves (e-book), by Jonathan KellermanReview: My (Not So) Perfect Life (e-book), by Sophie Kinsella
INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)
Empty mailbox! I did download a Kindle Prime Freebie…and two purchased e-books.
Beautiful Exiles (e-book), by Meg Waite Clayton (Freebie)
A riveting novel based on one of the most volatile and intoxicating real-life love affairs of the twentieth century (Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn).
Three Days Missing (e-book), by Kimberly Belle
Left: A Love Story (e-book), by Mary Hogan
Current Read: Finally I’m reading my NetGalley ARC that will be released on 7/24: Believe Me, by J.P. Delaney. I love this cover!
In this twisty psychological thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Before, an actress plays both sides of a murder investigation.
“A compelling read . . . redefines the concept of an unreliable narrator . . . [a] rich, nuanced, highly literary take on the Gone Girl theme.”—Booklist (starred review)
And then what? I have a stack of TBR books to read….and some more review books that I need to tackle this month!
That was my week…what did yours look like? Last Saturday, I savored this piece of Strawberry Shortcake…sigh.