WEEKLY UPDATES: HAPPY DAYS…

 

Good morning! Today’s post will link up to The Sunday Salon and The Sunday Post 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.

This week I read and reviewed two books…and I’m halfway through my current read.  I did write seven blog posts.  I watched a few more old movies and started viewing Dopesick on Hulu.  I recorded an episode of Stephen Colbert (I have a DVR now!), and he interviewed Andie MacDowell.  She talked about the Netflix production Maid, in which she stars with her daughter, among others.

I spent time searching Amazon for things I need…and something I’ve been obsessing over!  A doll that I “lost” in the move two years ago…and is now, hopefully, headed my way.

Now, looking back, I wonder what else I did that I forgot about, as the week slid by so quickly!

For now let’s take a closer look at my week.  My birthday is Monday, and my daughter has arranged a get-together of family and friends.

Tuesday Excerpts:  “All the Colors of Night”

Tuesday Potpourri:  Adding Books to the Shelves…

WWW Reading…

Hump Day Potpourri:  Doll Quest…

Another Backlog Book…

Chasing Away the Blues…

Bookish Friday:  “The Dutch House”

Review:  Last Girl Ghosted, by Lisa Unger

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Review:  All the Colors of Night, by Jayne Ann Krentz

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INCOMING BOOKS:

Crossroads, by Jonathan Franzen

I Know You, by Claire McGowan

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CURRENTLY READING:

I pulled this book off my unread TBR shelf…and I’m halfway finished: Mrs. Saint and the Defectives, by Julie Lawson Timmer.

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That was my week. Buying myself birthday presents and waiting for packages in the mail, LOL. What did yours look like? I’m sharing my special October tidbits from the apartment where I lived two years ago. Centerpiece: the doll that is headed my way again!

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WEEKLY UPDATES: CHANGES…

 

Good morning! Today’s post will link up to The Sunday Salon and The Sunday Post 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.

I only read and reviewed one book this week!  But I loved it, and my six blog posts showed a little bit of my blogging life.  I got my flu shot this week; on Friday, I got my hair styled by Heather…and we had lunch afterwards!

I viewed some old movies:  I found an old favorite, When a Man Loves a Woman, with Meg Ryan and Andy Garcia.  I also continued watching Big Sky, on Hulu.

Now, looking back, I wonder what else I did that I forgot about, as the week slid by so quickly!

For now let’s take a closer look at my week.  Below, my new hair with a glimmer of purple that I haven’t had since before the Pandemic!

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Tuesday Excerpts:  “The Last Night in London”

Tuesday Potpourri:  Bookish Treasures…

WWW Reading…

From the Backlog…

Coffee Chat:  Loving My Routines…

Bookish Friday:  “Last Girl Ghosted”

Review:  The Last Night in London, by Karen White

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INCOMING BOOKS:  State of Terror, by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny

From the #1 bestselling authors Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny comes a novel of unsurpassed thrills and incomparable insider expertise—State of Terror.

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CURRENTLY READING:

Last Girl Ghosted, by Lisa Unger

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That was my week. What did yours look like? Below, a coffee morning.

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WEEKLY UPDATES: MORE GOOD THINGS…

 

Good morning! Today’s post will link up to The Sunday Salon and The Sunday Post 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.

Another week with only two books read and reviewed.  But again, they were great!  How long can I keep reading 5 star books?  My blogging suffered, though, with only five posts. 

I viewed some old movies this week, and also started watching Maid, on Netflix.

No outings this week, but my youngest son and his wife are in town, and I’ve been having great visits.  I also hope to enjoy some birthday events, since October is my month.  LOL.

Another great thing:  I bought another Kindle, a Paperwhite, and I’ve just set it up.  I’m still trying to adjust to how different it is from my Oasis.

For now let’s take a closer look at my week.

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Tuesday Excerpts:  “The Night She Disappeared”

Tuesday Potpourri:  Filling the Shelves…

Searching the Backlog…

Monthly Wrap-Up:  Hello, October!

Bookish Friday:  “Brave Girl, Quiet Girl”

Review:  Apples Never Fall, by Liane Moriarty

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Review:  The Night She Disappeared, by Lisa Jewell

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INCOMING BOOKS:The Stranger Behind You, by Carol Goodman

A chilling story set in a former Magdalen Laundry in Manhattan that explores today’s #MeToo complexities.

“In a twisting, mesmerizing story that is as beautifully written as it is utterly propulsive,

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CURRENTLY READING:

Peril, by Bob Woodward/Robert Costa

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That was my week.  I hope to have another great one.  What did yours look like?  Here is last night’s dinner at my Coca Cola table.

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WEEKLY UPDATES: MORE GOOD STUFF…

 

Good morning! Today’s post will link up to The Sunday Salon and The Sunday Post 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.

While this week was great, I only read and reviewed two books.  But they were good ones!  I also wrote six blog posts.  My viewing included the final episode of Nine Perfect Strangers and the whole first season of Clickbait.   I also watched a few old movies.

Below, note that I finally have the chairs to complete my Coca Cola dining set, and I am unbelievably thrilled!  Now I just have to start adding a few more of the Coca Cola collections…lol.  Or maybe not.

For now let’s take a closer look at my week.

Tuesday Excerpts:  “The Other Side of the Door”

Tuesday Potpourri:  Book Releases…

WWW Reading…

Backlog Book…

Coffee Chat:  Good Things…

Bookish Friday:  “Apples Never Fall”

Review:  Her Perfect Life, by Hank Phillippi Ryan

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Review:  The Other Side of the Door, by Nicci French

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INCOMING BOOKS:Peril, by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa

The transition from President Donald J. Trump to President Joseph R. Biden Jr. stands as one of the most dangerous periods in American history.

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CURRENTLY READING:

Apples Never Fall, by Liane Moriarty

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Liane Moriarty comes a novel that looks at marriage, siblings, and how the people we love the most can hurt us the deepest in Apples Never Fall.

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That was my week! What did yours look like? Below, note my enjoyment of wine and a snack on my Coca Cola table!

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WEEKLY UPDATES: A GOOD JOURNEY…

 

Good morning! Today’s post will link up to The Sunday Salon and The Sunday Post 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.

Another great week, with three books read and reviewed…and six blog posts written.  I continued viewing Nine Perfect Strangers, on Hulu.

I hope to enjoy a completed Coca Cola dining set this week or next, with the arrival of the chairs.

Can anyone help me be more patient while waiting for deliveries?  Below, note the Coca Cola table patiently waiting for its chairs.

For now let’s take a closer look at my week.

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MY WEEK:

Tuesday Excerpts: “Rock Paper Scissors”

Tuesday Potpourri: Filling My Shelves…

WWW Reading…

Another Overlooked Book…

Bookish Friday: “56 Days”

Friday Thoughts: Memories…

Review: 28 Summers, by Elin Hilderbrand

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Review: Rock Paper Scissors, by Alice Feeney

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56 Days, by Catherine Ryan Howard

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INCOMING BOOKS:

Her Perfect Life, by Hank Phillippi Ryan

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Apples Never Fall, by Liane Moriarty

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The Other Side of the Door, by Nicci French

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CURRENTLY READING: Her Perfect Life, by Hank Phillippi Ryan

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That was my week. What did yours look like? Today I enjoyed another dish of potato salad with a glass of red wine..

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WEEKLY UPDATES: RELAXING MOMENTS…

 

Good morning! Today’s post will link up to The Sunday Salon and The Sunday Post 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.

The week seemingly flew by.  I did read and review three books, and loved them all, but I only wrote five blog posts. 

I enjoyed watching a new show on Netflix:  On the Verge, and viewed another episode of Nine Perfect Strangers. Then I watched a special streaming of Days of Our Lives, Beyond Salem, on Peacock.  That was fun.

Last night, my granddaughter came over to work on some projects with me…and we had a pizza!  That was a nice change. She’s coming again this afternoon.

Now let’s take a closer look at my week.

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INCOMING BOOKS:

Rock Paper Scissors, by Alice Feeney

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56 Days, by Catherine Ryan Howard

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The Night She Disappeared, by Lisa Jewell

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CURRENTLY READING:

28 Summers, by Elin Hilderbrand

MY WEEK:

Tuesday Excerpts: “A Slow Fire Burning”

Tuesday Potpourri: Book Love…

WWW Reading…

Oldies…and Goodies?

Bookish Friday: “The Downstairs Neighbor”

Review:  The Good Son, by Christopher Andersen

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Review: A Slow Fire Burning, by Paula Hawkins

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Review: The Downstairs Neighbor, by Helen Cooper

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That was my week. What did yours look like? Below, check out the potato salad I enjoyed on my three-day weekend.

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WEEKLY UPDATES: A GREAT WEEK…

 

Good morning! Today’s post will link up to The Sunday Salon and The Sunday Post 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.

A great week, with three books read and reviewed and seven blog posts written.  This morning I finished reading the third book, after I accidentally woke up at 3:00 a.m.!  How did that happen?

I had outings this week, beginning with brunch at Mimi’s with Fiona…and a visit to the AT&T phone store, where I upgraded my iPhone.  Finally, after six years.  Fiona also assembled my vacuum cleaner.  And vacuumed my rugs!

Afterwards, I was ready to settle onto my couch and read!  I also enjoyed viewing episodes of Nine Perfect Strangers on Hulu and the whole first season of Big Sky.

Now let’s take a closer look at my week.

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Tuesday Excerpts:  “28 Summers”

Tuesday Potpourri:  Books, Books, Books…

WWW Reading…

Monthly Wrap-Up…

Coffee Chat:  Hump Day Thoughts…

A Surprise on My Shelves…

Bookish Friday:  “Surfside Sisters”

Review:  Lie Beside Me, by Gytha Lodge

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Review:  Surfside Sisters, by Nancy Thayer

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Review:  Maid, by Stephanie Land

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INCOMING BOOKS:

A Slow Fire Burning, by Paula Hawkins

The scorching new thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train.

A Slow Fire Burning twists and turns like a great thriller should, but it’s also deep, intelligent and intensely human.” – Lee Child

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CURRENTLY READING:

The Good Son, by Christopher Andersen

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That was my week. What did yours look like? My Coca Cola dining set is on its way!

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WEEKLY UPDATES: A GOOD WEEK…

 

Good morning! Today’s post will link up to The Sunday Salon and The Sunday Post 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.

A pretty good week, with three books read and reviewed and six blog posts written.  I stayed home all week, but I enjoyed it.  Curled up reading or binging shows on my laptop.  Amazon packages came to my door, which felt like having visitors.  Replenishing supplies and adding a new vacuum cleaner to my cleaning shelves.

There was a lot of smoke in the air, so I only walked to the mailbox twice this week.  I had a sore throat from the bad air, but today is better.  My granddaughter was planning to stop by yesterday to help put the vacuum cleaner together…yes, I am challenged when it comes to assembling things.  Or the instructions and pictorial guides are lacking.  Anyway, she had to work two shifts, so I’m still sitting here, trying to figure it out.  Usually Amazon has videos that help us put things together.  Apparently they think the task of assembling the vacuum is so easy they don’t need to do that.  Even their wine bottle openers have better videos!  LOL

I found a Coca Cola dining room set online, but it will take four weeks to arrive.  Sigh.

This morning I did a load of laundry, and it was so blissful to be able to do that without lugging anything upstairs to the self-service laundry room, like in my previous place.  They were actually supposed to do the laundry, but they washed in hot water and threw them in dryers afterwards…ruining a lot of my clothes in the beginning. So I feel blessed to have my own washer and dryer now.

There were a lot of things they were supposed to do there, like cleaning and providing edible food.  But I guess I will just stop whining…and be grateful that I’m not there anymore.

Now let’s take a closer look at my week.

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Tuesday Excerpts:  “Home Fires”

Tuesday Potpourri:  Bookish Moments…

WWW Reading…

Hump Day Potpourri…

A Delicious Backlog Book…

Bookish Friday:  “Lie Beside Me”

Review:  The Perfect Family, by Robyn Harding

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Review:  Gone for Good, by Joanna Schaffhausen

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Review:  The Reckoning, by Mary Trump (Nonfiction Book Challenge)

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INCOMING BOOKS:

Lie Beside Me, by Gytha Lodge

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The Younger Wife, by Sally Hepworth – NetGalley ARC – Release date on 4/5/22

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CURRENTLY READING: Lie Beside Me, by Gytha Lodge

He’s lying next to you. He’s not breathing. . . . And the killer might have been you.

Detective Chief Inspector Jonah Sheens is on the trail in this explosive crime novel from the acclaimed author of She Lies in Wait and Watching from the Dark.

“Secrets and self-sabotage abound in this gripping psychological thriller.”—The Guardian

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That was my week.  What did yours look like?  Right now, I’m watching old movies on Netflix, like The Net, with Sandra Bullock.  I am amazed at the antiquated computers in that film!  I also enjoyed a newer film, Strange Weather, and watched more episodes of Nine Perfect Strangers on Hulu.

And here’s a glimpse of the Coca Cola dining set coming my way.  Yes, smaller than the one I used to have, but my apartment is smaller, too.

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WEEKLY UPDATES: MOVING ALONG…

 

Good morning! Today’s post will link up to The Sunday Salon and The Sunday Post 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.

Another good week!  I ended up reading and reviewing four books and writing seven blog posts!  I watched some episodes of Grace & Frankie, Nine Perfect Strangers, and the fifth season of Better Call Saul. 

I didn’t leave the house once, except to walk around the complex, but that felt okay for me.  I curled up on my sofa to read, hung out on my laptop, and even caught up on my sleep.

Every day I walk a little more, mostly for things like collecting the mail…and even walking down to the outgoing mailbox to submit my ballot for the recall election in September.

I am still ogling the Coca Cola dining room sets…but I’ll hold off on anything more than looking for now.  I am still adjusting to my new normal, not wanting to overspend, as I am keeping track of my new expenses.  The bills are much less than before, but this month, I bought some extra things as I settled into my new space.

Now let’s take a closer look at my week.

Tuesday Excerpts:  “Gone for Good”

Tuesday Potpourri:  The Books Keep Coming…

Clocks…

WWW Reading…

Digging Up Books on the Backlog…

Coffee Chat:  Another Week…

Bookish Friday:  “The Last House on the Street”

Review:  All the Best Lies, by Joanna Schaffhausen

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Review:  Cul-d-Sac, by Joy Fielding

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Review:  The Necklace, by Matt Witten – (NG-9/7/21)

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Everything We Keep, by Kerry Lonsdale

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INCOMING BOOKS:

The Reckoning, by Mary L. Trump

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CURRENTLY READING:

The Perfect Family, by Robyn Harding

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That was my week. What did yours look like? Now I will curl up here and read some more…

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WEEKLY UPDATES: MORE GOOD THINGS…

 

Good morning! Today’s post will link up to The Sunday Salon and The Sunday Post 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.

I had a pretty good week.  I stayed close to home, watching shows and reading a bit.  On my couch!  I do love sinking into that one!

I enjoyed watching the four episodes of Grace & Frankie’s Season 7 that just dropped onto Netflix!  There will be more episodes in 2022.  When they bring us a few like that, however, I don’t move from my computer while I’m binging on them. 

I am settling into my routines…and if I can find some reliable transportation soon, I’ll be out and about again.  My granddaughter helps out…but I don’t want to be a pest, so I don’t ask.  She offers pretty regularly, though.

Now let’s take a closer look at my week, starting with my ongoing plans for my new living room space. Below, I have my eye on finding my Coca Cola dining furniture again!

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Tuesday Excerpts:  “The Necklace”

Tuesday Potpourri:  Books…

WWW Reading…

Rediscovered Treasure…

Coffee Chat:  What’s Next?

Bookish Friday:  “Cul-de-Sac”

Review:  The Affair, by Amanda Brooke

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Review:  The Guilt Trip, by Sandie Jones

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INCOMING BOOKS:

Cul-de-Sac, by Joy Fielding

The Perfect Family, by Robyn Harding

Gone for Good, by Joanna Schaffhausen

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CURRENTLY READING: Yesterday, I picked up this book that I purchased in February 2020, and rediscovered during a Backlog event. So far so good! All the Best Lies, by Joanna Schaffhausen, and yes, I bought her newest book this week!

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That was my week! What did yours look like? I’ve been arranging and rearranging my things…I snapped this photo as I sat in my “sitting room” yesterday.

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