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.


The week started out slowly…and then ended with three books read and reviewed:  one library book, one book purchased, and another from NetGalley.  The remainder of the week was consumed by errands, an annoying smog certificate glitch, and some great Netflix viewing.   The shows I watched were unexpected:  Greenleaf and Emily Owens, M.D.  I discovered both while scrolling through my queue…and then I binge-watched them until completion.  Now I just have to wait for more seasons for some favorites…or the discovery of some other serendipitous movies or shows.

I also continued watching The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu…and The Good Fight on CBS-All Access.

Let’s grab some coffee (I am in danger of falling asleep!) and take a closer look at the week.


Monday Potpourri:  Objects that Trigger Memories…

Rainy Day Excerpts:  “Shadow Dancing”

Captivating Books…

Coffee Chat:  Odd Bits & Pieces…

Another Month Bites the Dust…Monthly Wrap-Up

Bookish Friday:  “Bring Me Back”

Friday Potpourri:  A Sentimental Journey…

Review:  The Gunners (e-book), by Rebecca Kauffman (Library Book)Review:  Bad Stories, by Steve AlmondReview:  Shadow Dancing (e-book, Country Club Murders), by Julie Mulhern – (NG-6/19/18)


INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

I received one book in my physical mailbox; one from NetGalley; and one from the library.  I purchased two e-books.

Castaway Cottage, by Joanne DeMaio (Author Review Request)

When the Lights Go Out (e-book), by Mary Kubica (NG – 9/4)

Manhattan Beach (e-book), by Jennifer Egan (Library Book)

Purchased Downloads:

The Death of Mrs. Westaway (e-book), by Ruth Ware

Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties (e-book), by Camille Pagan



Currently Reading:  Bring Me Back (e-book), by B. A. Paris (NG-6/19/18)


My moods will lead me to more review books…and a few purchases.

That was my week…what did yours look like?  Here is a delightful little dessert I enjoyed on Tuesday evening, after I had that long and tedious day trying to get my smog certificate!  Something chocolate always does the trick.