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**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.




Here we are on the first day of September, and for some reason, my mind is not accepting that fact.  I do have all the calendars up…and yes, I’m one of those people who enjoys pretty calendars in each room. 

Today has been very busy already!   Late last night, I had written my review on my third book of the week, which I needed for my August wrap-up; I wrote that post first thing this morning.  Earlier in the week, I started having glitches on my Pippa, and lost the library book I had been reading.  I think I might have been able to get it back from the cloud…but then I recalled that these glitches had been happening more often than I liked.  I brought Pippa into my home in 2015, so I guess she had served her time.   I went to the Oasis page and ordered my newest friend.  It is supposed to arrive today by 8 p.m.  I hope it is on time, as I am eager to start figuring it out and reading from it.  I have some “O” names to ponder for this new gadget…yes, Pippa was my Paperwhite, and an “O” name will honor my Oasis.

While waiting for Opal, or Octavia, or Olga…October?...to arrive, I have a new season to watch on Ozark!  Yay.  I also started watching Friends, a show I didn’t see on the networks, except for the occasional episode.

So…that’s my week so far.  Let’s grab some more coffee and take a closer look:


Sunday Potpourri:  A Cooling Trend & Hot Books…

Tuesday Potpourri:  Cozy Spaces & New Books…

Rainy Day Excerpts:  “They All Fall Down”

Books That Resonate…

Coffee Chat:  Interior & Bookish Challenges…

Thursday Potpourri:  A Peek at Some Obsessions & Tidbits

Bookish Friday:  “Watching You”

Hello, September!  August Monthly Wrap-Up

Review:  Lies (e-book), by T. M. Hogan – (NG-9/11)Review:  An Unwanted Guest (e-book), by Shari LapenaReview:  Pieces of Her (e-book), by Karin Slaughter


INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Empty physical mailbox!  But my inbox had a link to a new library book that I had on hold.

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine (e-book), by Gail Honeyman



Now That You Mention It (e-book), by Kristan Higgins, a book that has been on my shelves since December…and I want to read her newest book soon!

I also want to scan my shelves and see what has been waiting around too long…like Best Beach Ever, by Wendy Wax, since 5/18; or Those Other Women, by Nicola Moriarty, since 6/18; or The Other Wife, by Michael Robotham, since 6/18.  Then, of course, there is Watching You,  by Lisa Jewells.

We won’t mention the books that have been hanging around since 2016 or 2017…or before.  Those are a task for another week.


So…that’s my week.  What did yours look like?  Of course I’m going to share the dessert I had last night at Marie Callender’s…plain old French Apple Pie a la Mode.  I was reading Pieces of Her, by Karin Slaughter…see the review above.