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.


It’s going to be another hot day, but should “drop down” to 99.  Right now it is 77 degrees, and I think I should hurry out to the patio to sit with a cup of coffee…and write this post there.  But no, I’m already settled in here.  Sigh.  Do you do that?  Think of great plans that you dismiss because it’s easier not to change up the routine?

There is one routine that seems to continue, however: reading and blogging.  So far I enjoy the comfort of this pattern.  This week I read and reviewed three books, and I’m almost halfway through my fourth one…because it is sooo good!  I stopped at midnight, though, mostly because my eyes were tired.

I found no special movies to watch this week, but I am still enjoying Sharp Objects on HBO.  Also, I hope to see the new Mama Mia movie tomorrow…don’t judge!  LOL.  I love that music, and I’m a Meryl Streep fan.  My daughter and her family are moving into their new house this weekend…and it’s going to be a challenge in this heat!  I always seem to move in the summer months, too.  So glad I’m not moving now, though.  Maybe later…in ten years or so.  LOL

Yesterday I got a new mani….”sparkly” seemed to call to me.

Let’s grab some coffee and take a closer look at the week.


Rainy Day Excerpts:  “Our House”

Coffee Chat:  Anxiety, Relief, & More Books…

My WWW Wednesday…

Friday Potpourri:  My Girls, Various Versions…

Bookish Friday:  “All Your Perfects”

Review:  Castaway Cottage, by Joanne DeMaioReview:  Our House (e-book), by Louise Candlish – (NG-8/7)Review:  Left:  A Love Story (e-book), by Mary Hogan


INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Empty physical mailbox…BUT I got one NetGalley ARC to download:

The Lies We Told (e-book), by Camilla Way (NG – 10/9)


Purchased Downloads:

All Your Perfects (e-book), by Colleen Hoover

Her Pretty Face (e-book), by Robyn Harding



Currently reading (and loving) The Death of Mrs. Westaway, by Ruth Ware

Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ruth Ware’s signature suspenseful style, this is an unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.  So true!

Then my moods will lead me to another review book, perhaps…


That was my week. What did yours look like?  Today I’m sharing my great-niece Margaret with her birthday cake.  She just turned three!  She looks pensive…or maybe underwhelmed?  My niece Emily is cheering her on.