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.
Mornings are cool enough, at 75, but the afternoon will bring 103 or more, and the triple digits are predicted to last all week. I’ve been going out in the morning to do errands and shopping, and plan to do the same today. There are sales out there!
Meanwhile, the reading went very well this week, with three books read and reviewed. Their differences kept me fully engaged. My favorite Sunday shows make that day one to eagerly anticipate: Sharp Objects and The Affair. And now the Hallmark Murders & Mysteries have brought out a new season of summer mysteries. Tomorrow will showcase the newest Aurora Teagarden Mystery, The Disappearing Game.
Last night I watched half of Season 6: Orange is the New Black. As with all new seasons, there are new characters mixed with the old, and hints of what happened at the end of last season. There is no longer a cozy network of friends, but a whole new group of evil and conniving guards placing bets on which prisoners will fall prey to the others. A tougher group of women greet our familiar “friends,” offering new challenges.
I also discovered a show on Amazon Prime called The Slap. When I saw it originally, it was shown on Network TV. The new version was filmed in Australia, and so far, there is only one member of the original cast, the hippie mother portrayed by Melissa George. A most hated character, IMO. They found an equally bratty child to play Hugo. LOL.
Soon we will see a new season for Ozark. Yay! I love when a group of new shows descend…filling in the emptiness left by the disappearing ones.
So…in hot weather, good books and good shows keep us indoors, only venturing out in the cooler parts of the day.
Over in Prague, my son and DIL snapped some lovely photos in the park…and I love this one of Gabi.
So…let’s grab some more coffee and take a closer look at my week:
LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:
Sunday Potpourri: Books, Movies, & Stuff…
Monday Potpourri: A Weekend to Remember…
Rainy Day Excerpts: “The Date”
My Week of Engaging Books…
Hump Day Sparks: At Home and Abroad…
Coffee Chat: A Reclusive Week…
Keeping Track: My Books Purchased & Read
Bookish Friday: “Just Between Us”
Review: The Death of Mrs. Westaway (e-book), by Ruth WareReview: Sister of Mine (e-book), by Laurie Petrou (NG – 8/7)Review: All We Ever Wanted (e-book), by Emily Giffin
INCOMING BOOKS (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon):
Empty mailbox! I did download some purchased e-books that have been on my list forever!
Whistle in the Dark (e-book), by Emma Healey, a wry, poignant, and masterfully drawn story that explores the bonds and duress of family life, the pain of mental illness, and the fraught yet enduring connection between mothers and daughters; a story of guilt, fear, hope, and love that explores what it means to lose and find ourselves and those we love.
Day of the Dead (e-book, A Frieda Klein Novel), by Nicci French: This gripping cat-and-mouse thriller pits one of the most fascinating characters in contemporary fiction against an enemy like none other. Smart, sophisticated, and spellbinding, it’s a novel to leave you breathless.
A Noise Downstairs (e-book), by Linwood Barclay, a haunting psychological thriller that blends the twists and turns of Gillian Flynn with the driving suspense of Harlan Coben, in which a man is troubled by odd sounds for which there is no rational explanation.
Ghosted (e-book), by Rosie Walsh: “I absolutely loved this book and didn’t want it to end.” –Liane Moriarty, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies
Seven perfect days. Then he disappeared. A love story with a secret at its heart.
Currently I’m reading a review book in the Sweet Lake Series: The Season of Silver Linings, by Christine Nolfi: She can’t change what’s come before. But letting go could bring healing—and the rare love that comes once in a lifetime.
More books are on my list, and I’m not sure what will grab me next…but on my Kindle, I have Feared, by Lisa Scottoline, an upcoming NetGalley review book to be released on 8/14. In the new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, Mary DiNunzio’s ruthless nemesis Nick Machiavelli is back…with a vengeance.
So…what lies ahead: a new week with triple digits, delicious books to enjoy…and an occasional treat from the neighborhood. On Thursday, I savored this lovely salad and a margarita from California Pizza Kitchen. What did your week bring you?