WEEKLY UPDATES: MY INTERIOR WEEK…

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:

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

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)

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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)

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Downloads:

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

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

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WHAT’S NEXT?

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)

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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.

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COFFEE MORNING: INDOORS & OUT

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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.

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

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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!

 

 

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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!

 

 

 

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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….

 

 

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

 

 

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

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