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.




As I sip my first cup of coffee this morning, I think with pleasure of my reading/reviewing this week.  Three books, a “normal” number these days.   They were each engaging enough to keep me settled indoors…enjoying the AC.  As for my blog posts, I only wrote four (in addition to the reviews).  Some weeks are like that, which is fine.  I also enjoyed some movies on Amazon Prime:  Helen, starring Ashley Judd, about a young woman suffering from mental illness.  I viewed my usual shows, like The Affair and Sharp Objects.  Last night, I enjoyed Three Billboards  Outside Ebbing, Missouri.  I had seen it in the theater, but it was a movie I will enjoy watching more than once.  Finally, on Netflix, I immersed myself in The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, based on the book which I loved a few years ago.

Yesterday I visited my stylist (daughter), and refreshed my hair.

So…these were the high points of the week.  Let’s grab some more coffee, and take a closer look:


Tuesday Sparks:  “Whistle in the Dark”

Hump Day Potpourri:  Lovely Books…

Coffee Chat:  Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer…

Bookish Friday:  “The Perfect Couple”

Review:  Growing up Fisher, by Joely FisherReview: Clock Dance (e-book), by Anne TylerReview:  Not Her Daughter (e-book), by Rea Frey (NG-8/21)


INCOMING BOOKS:  (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

One review book from Amazon Vine came in my mailbox; and I also received one book that I purchased.  I downloaded two e-books.

November Road, by Lou Berney (from Amazon Vine)

Watching You, by Lisa Jewell (Purchased)



An Unwanted Guest (e-book), by Shari Lapena

Three Things About Elsie (e-book), by Joanna Cannon



Currently Reading:  The Perfect Couple, by Elin Hilderbrand

Then I’ll reach out for some books on my TBR…after which I have two NetGalley ARCs being released in September.

When the Lights Go Out, by Mary Kubica – (9/4)

Lies, by T.M. Logan (9/11)


That was my week.  What did yours look like?  After my hair appointment, my daughter and I enjoyed a repast of Mexican food and Margaritas.  There were leftovers.



may 24 another look at the patio

Good morning!  My Interior World looks promising today.  Just outdoors, on my newly cleaned patio ( I did promise to do that!), I am enjoying the cool air of morning as I sip my coffee.

Today is Tuesday Intros/Teasers, and I’m eager to read the book I’m sharing today.  Blood Defense, by Marcia Clark, is the first in a new series featuring Samantha Brinkman.






Yesterday was a hectic day, with little time for reading.  My DMV tags are up for renewal, and I had to get the smog check done.  Luckily, that didn’t take too long; I barely had time to start reading Breakdown, by Jonathan Kellerman.







Next, I was off to the Office Max to pick up a new wireless mouse.  Mine stopped working!

Grocery shopping came after, and as I struggled home with the flimsy plastic bags provided by the store, I reminded myself—again—that I needed to get something sturdier.

So imagine my surprise (and pleasure) to find just what I need on Amazon Vine!





While I was studying the Vine newsletter, of course I had to check out some books…and found one featured today in Lakeside Musings Tuesday Intro!

Tuesday Nights in 1980, by Molly Prentiss, has been beckoning to me for a while.  Of course I requested it!






Lately, I’ve spent time in the 1970s, the 1920s, and now the 80s are coming to me!

Meanwhile, last night, I finished Season III of The Killing...with only six episodes in Season IV, I am sure to finish it tonight.  I have loved the unexpected twists….



the killing image



Now I am back indoors, in my little nook, having an OJ…with a shot of Brandy.  Yikes!  Did I just admit that?



may 24 - in the nook


How is your Tuesday shaping up?  Any new books to share?  Thoughts from your interior?