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.


Good morning, bloggers.  Are you enjoying your reading?  Are movies helping you through the boring and/or dark days?  I am doing the best I can to avoid negativity, which is not easy to do when it shows up on every news outlet and social networking site.  I could try to avoid those places…and when I am reading, I can actually blank them out.  If I am reading a book that completely captivates me.  I only read and reviewed two books again this week, but I did enjoy some movies, like A Simple Favor and a strange little family drama on Prime with Bill Pullman and Angelica Huston called Trouble.

When I get restless, bored, or feel distraught, I sometimes mess around with my blogs, so I changed a few blog headers this week.  I have a feeling that I’m not done.

I went a little nuts with the “click to buy” feature on Amazon…and bought five books.

So…let’s grab some coffee and take a closer look at my week.  I met a friend for coffee at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday (she is facing us below).  We had a nice long chat along with the caffeine.


Tuesday Excerpts:  “The Winter Sister”

Tuesday Potpourri:  New Books and Other Distractions…

Rainy Day Reading:  WWW Wednesdays

A Look Back at New Year’s Eves of the Past…

Coffee Chat:  Post-Holiday Blues…

Bookish Friday:  “By the Book”

Capturing the Moments…

Review:  Forget You Know Me (e-book), by Jessica Strawser – (NG-2/5/19)Review:  The Winter Sister (e-book), by Megan Collins – (NG-2/5/19)


INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Empty physical mailbox…but I “clicked to buy” for downloads on Amazon.

A Simple Favor (e-book), by Darcey Bell

The Best of Us (e-book), by Robyn Carr

Untouchable (e-book), by Jayne Ann Krentz

Her One Mistake (e-book), by Heidi Perks

The Red Address Book (e-book), by Sofia Lundberg



My moods are dictating my reading, so I picked up a few books before settling on Those Other Women, by Nicola Moriarty.

I have some other Moriarty books on Paige, my Kindle…I may pick up one or more of them later.


That was my somewhat tepid week, but for the most part, I kept the negativity at bay.  What did your week look like?  I enjoyed some Red Velvet Cake & ice cream, with my coffee.  I took half the cake home to savor later.