WEEKLY UPDATES: SLOW READING 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.

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As I sit at my computer, eating a turkey pot pie for lunch with a glass of Cabernet, I am wondering where the week went, since I only read and reviewed one book and wrote just four blog posts.  I must admit to lots of binge-watching, from another episode of Better Call Saul’s Season 6, and the seven seasons of Mad Men finally completed again.  I couldn’t stop watching that show, which I saw in its entirety back in 2015…and found myself completely wrapped up in the sixties and seventies again.

I stayed up late watching every night, which cut into my reading (and sleeping) time.  And despite my desire to go out shopping, I didn’t leave my apartment once!  All of my groceries were delivered, of course, and I did do a little bit of cleaning.

So now what?  Well, let’s grab a beverage and take a look at my posts and one review:

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TUESDAY POTPOURRI:  FOR THE LOVE OF BOOKS…

WWW READING…

MONTHLY WRAP-UP:  HELLO, AUGUST!

BOOKISH FRIDAY:  “THE COUPLE AT NO. 9”

Review:  The Last to Vanish, by Megan Miranda

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INCOMING BOOKS:

Book Lovers, by Emily Henry

The Couple at No. 9, by Claire Douglas (currently reading)

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That was my week.  What did yours look like?  As I plan for shopping excursions, I am remembering the beautiful sofa bed I once had, photo on left.  And hope to find something like that one.

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WEEKLY UPDATES: GREAT BOOKS!

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.

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What a great week!  Even though I also did some viewing, I managed to read and review three books and write five blog posts.  The absence of outings probably helped push me through more reading.

I did start watching a show that I loved and saw a few years ago:  Mad Men.  And I’m realizing that, after a few years, it feels almost new again.  I do binge too much, but I time myself, and picked up my books more often.  I am watching it on Amazon Prime.

My eldest son is planning a trip here in September or October, and I am eager to do a little more furniture shopping.  What?  Yes, I need a sofa bed for guests.  I have enlisted my granddaughter to take me around to the shops, as I do not want to order this online.

So…we shall see what happens.

Now…let’s grab something to drink and take a closer look at my week.

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TUESDAY EXCERPTS:  “THE HEIGHTS”

TUESDAY POTPOURRI:  NEW BOOKS...

WWW READING…

COFFEE CHAT:  ORGANIZING STUFF…

BOOKISH FRIDAY:  “THE LAST TO VANISH”

Review:  Stay Awake, by Megan Goldin – (NetGalley – 8/9 release)

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Review:  Evelyn, After, by Victoria Helen Stone

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Review:  The Heights, by Louise Candlish

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INCOMING BOOKS:  The Last To Vanish, by Megan Miranda (Currently reading)

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That was my week.  What did yours look like?  I am enjoying my tree of handbags as I write this post.

 

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WEEKLY UPDATES: ANOTHER WEEK SLID BY…

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.

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Another week with lots of viewing, a little blogging, and only one book read and reviewed!  I thought I might finish the second book, but I’m not even halfway finished.  Sigh.

I watched an episode of the fourth season of Virgin River, and spent a lot of time watching an old series from 2006:  Big Love.  I don’t really like most of the characters at this point, but I’m on Season 5, the final one, so I’ll finish it off. I also watched another episode of the sixth and final season of Better Call Saul.

I had a couple of outings this week:  dental appointment on Monday, breakfast with a friend on Friday, and tonight I’ll be going out for Mexican food with another friend.  A good week overall!

Now let’s grab some coffee and/or a mimosa…and take a closer look.

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TUESDAY EXCERPTS:  “THE SHOP ON ROYAL STREET”

WWW READING…

BOOKISH FRIDAY:  “STAY AWAKE”

Review:  The It Girl, by Ruth Ware

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INCOMING BOOKS:

The Heights, by Louise Candlish

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CURRENTLY READING:

Stay Awake, by Megan Goldin – NetGalley ARC coming out on 8/9/22

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That was my week. Even with only one book read and reviewed, I enjoyed viewing, packages in the mail, and outings. Below, note the newest mug for my Baker’s Rack Collection.

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WEEKLY UPDATES: LATE NIGHTS…

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.

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A great week, but I only read and reviewed ONE book!  It was a good one, though.  And I am still reading my second book and loving it. I only wrote four blog posts.

My viewing captured me this week.  I binge-watched the first half of Better Call Saul’s Season Six, the final one.  The second half of the season will drop weekly until it is finished.

I watched old shows, like The Undoing and the movie Crossing Delancey.  Then I tackled a new flick called A Mouthful of Air.  These were all on HBO Max.

I had a doctor appointment on Monday…after which I enjoyed fish and chips and two margaritas at Mad Duck.  Just to reward myself.

Today I did laundry and some cleaning, just to feel better about my overall laziness this week.

I am now alternating between Google Chrome and Firefox browsers.  Some aspects of Firefox are easier, but I am glad I can now comment on Blogger sites, which is why I enjoy Google Chrome.

Now let’s grab some coffee and/or a mimosa and take a closer look at my week:

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TUESDAY EXCERPTS: “THE HOTEL NANTUCKET”

WWW READING…

BOOKISH FRIDAY:  “THE IT GIRL”

COFFEE CHAT:  LATE NIGHTS…

Review:  The Hotel Nantucket, by Elin Hilderbrand

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INCOMING BOOKS:

The Shop on Royal Street, by Karen White

The Pink Suit, by Nicole Mary Kelby

The It Girl, by Ruth Ware (Currently Reading)

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That was my week.  What did yours look like?  Here is my morning coffee in the bedroom, enjoying the view of my handbags on the “tree” and the chair.

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 I ordered another birdhouse for my patio…should I stop now?

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WEEKLY UPDATES: MAKING OVER MY LIFE…

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.

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This week, I actually read three-and-a-half books!  And I had outings, like dinner on Sunday with Fiona and a hair styling appointment on Wednesday…after which we had Mexican food and Margaritas.  Here’s my new look:

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I started watching The Offer, on Amazon Prime, and I’m loving it.

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

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COLLECTIONS…(OBSESSIONS?)

TUESDAY POTPOURRI:  NEW BOOKS…

WWW READING…

TUESDAY EXCERPTS:  “THE BODYGUARD”

GOODBYE TO MAY…

BOOKISH FRIDAY:  “TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY”

Review:  Never Coming Home, by Hannah Mary McKinnon

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Review:  The Widow, by K. L. Slater

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Review:  Take Your Breath Away, by Linwood Barclay

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INCOMING BOOKS:

The Latecomer, by Jean Hanff Korelitz

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Take Your Breath Away, by Linwood Barclay

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CURRENTLY READING:

We’re All Damaged, by Matthew Norman (a book I bought in May 2016!) – I finished this last night!  Here’s the review:

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That was my week.  I really enjoyed it, with outings (dinner with Fiona, below, at The Cheesecake Factory) and a hair styling and lunch with my daughter.

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WEEKLY UPDATES: LOOKING FORWARD…

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.

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Another week has flown by, and while I only read two books (and a half of another), and only wrote four blog posts, I did enjoy some viewing .  I was immediately hooked on The Lincoln Lawyer on Netflix, and started watching something different called Night Sky. Then I watched old favorites like When Harry Met Sally and You’ve Got Mail.  I always need flicks like these to make me feel the warm fuzzies. And I need Kleenex with these movies!

On Monday, my #2 son and his three adult children are coming through town to meet up with those of us who live in these parts…for lunch.  And in a couple of weeks, my daughter is styling my hair and taking me and another friend to “linner” afterwards.

Now let’s sip some coffee, tea, or a mimosa…and take a closer look at the week.

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Tuesday Excerpts: “Fly Girl”

Tuesday Potpourri: New Release…

WWW Reading…

Bookish Friday: “Adult Assembly Required”

Review: What Happened to the Bennetts, by Lisa Scottoline

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Review: The Patient, by Jane Shemilt

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INCOMING BOOKS:

Adult Assembly Required, by Abbi Waxman

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CURRENTLY READING:

The Road Trip, by Beth O’Leary

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That was my week. I am still rearranging things and dreaming of other goodies to add…but this cute little diner from Coca Cola is just a fantasy. I think my house is “full enough” for now.

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What does your week look like? Enjoy!

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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.

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What a week!  A lunch outing last weekend, another on Monday, and lots of binge-watching.  I finished viewing all six seasons of Sex and the City, and then went on to watch the first movie that came afterwards.  I am now on the second one!  I also watched the Hulu show Candy and another episode of Gaslit.

Only one book read and reviewed, but I loved it!  Now I hope to read more this coming week, but who knows what will happen?

I had coffee on my patio this morning,  but it was only the second time this week, due to wind!  I am intrigued by the green things growing (weeds?), which I noticed yesterday.

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Now…let’s take a closer look at the week.

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Tuesday Excerpts:  “The Patient”

WWW Reading…

Bookish Love…

Bookish Friday: “The Road Trip”

Coffee Chat:  Bookish & Not So Bookish Thoughts…

Review:  The Homewreckers, by Mary Kay Andrews

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INCOMING BOOKS:

The Road Trip, by Beth O’Leary

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CURRENTLY READING:

What Happened to the Bennetts, by Lisa Scottoline

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That was my week.  Not a lot of productivity with books, but fun with the viewing and outings.  What did your week look like?

I am eagerly looking forward to this music box/typewriter, which has joined my other goodies in my bedroom/office.

 

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WEEKLY UPDATES: A BUSY 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.

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What a week!  I only read and reviewed two books, but they were good ones.  I also spent time viewing shows online, one of which was an old favorite that I had never seen before in its entirety:  Sex and the City!  What fun.  I’ve seen the movies based on the show, but I liked going back to the beginning for the four friends in their early Manhattan days.

I also enjoyed another episode of Gaslit, on Starz, and a show called The Deceived.

On Friday, I had a doctor’s appointment, and I was exhausted afterwards!  I saw the doctor, but also had two shots and bloodwork!  One of the shots was my second COVID booster, and the other was for Shingles.  Fun stuff, LOL.

Today I will be joining my daughter for lunch at Mad Duck.  Guess what I’m ordering?  Fish and Chips.

For all mothers out there, have a happy Mother’s Day!

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

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Tuesday Excerpts:  “What Happened to the Bennetts”

Tuesday Potpourri:  Book Love…

WWW Reading…

Monthly Wrap-Up:  Goodbye to April…

Bookish Friday:  Homewreckers

Review:  The Next Thing You Know, by Jessica Strawser

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Review:  An Honest Lie, by Tarryn Fisher

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INCOMING BOOKS:

Fly Girl, by Ann Hood

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The Patient, by Jane Shemilt

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Homewreckers, by Mary Kay Andrews (and current read)

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Furious Love, by Sam Kashner

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That was my week.  Books, movies, shows, and outings.  Packages arrived almost every day!  Just replacing needed items, but also adding some dishware…as if I needed any more!

 

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On Saturday afternoon, I enjoyed a Mother’s Day lunch with my daughter. 

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What did your week look like?

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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.

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As I enjoy looking back at my week, I am reminded of how much I love reading, blogging, and viewing.  Today I am planning ahead and cleaning house, while trying to decide if I want to go out today.  To eat fish and chips, perhaps?  My son in Prague send me a photo of his delicious lunch last week.

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I read two books and wrote eight blog posts.  I watched an episode of a show called Gaslit, and I enjoyed binge-watching Grace & Frankie’s final season Sigh.

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

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Sunday Potpourri:  Enjoying My Blogging…

Connecting…

Monday Thoughts…

Tuesday Excerpts:  “The Next Thing You Know”

Tuesday Potpourri:  New Books…

WWW Reading…

Coffee Chat:  An April Morning…

Bookish Friday:  “An Honest Lie”

Review:  Just Like Mother, by Anne Heltzel – NetGalley – 5/17/22

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Review:  214 Palmer Street, by Karen McQuestion

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INCOMING BOOKS:

The Next Thing You Know, by Jessica Strawser – (New Download & Current Read)

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What Happened to the Bennetts, by Lisa Scottoline

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An Honest Lie, by Tarryn Fisher

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That was my week.  I have been enjoying books and movies.  I binge-watched the final season of Grace and Frankie, and I’m in tears!  Saying goodbye was hard, but the scenes were wonderful.

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WEEKLY UPDATES: GREAT READING…

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.

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My week of reading was pretty slow, but the books were good; I just finished reviewing my second one. I wrote seven blog posts, however, and I did a bit of viewing on Amazon Prime:  Apple Mortgage Cake, a heartwarming story of how one single mother managed to save her house from foreclosure.

I spent a lot of time out on my patio reading and drinking coffee or wine.  And enjoying the breeze.  There were a couple of rainy and windy days, however, which interfered with that activity.

Now let’s sip a beverage (coffee, tea, or wine?) and take a closer look at the week.

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Blue Mondays…No More

Tuesday Excerpts:  “Insomnia”

Tuesday Potpourri:  Bookish Love

WWW Reading…

Collections…

Coffee Chat:  It’s Thursday Already!

Bookish Friday:  “Just Like Mother”

Review:  The Long Weekend, by Gilly Macmillan

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Review:  Insomnia, by Sarah Pinborough

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INCOMING BOOKS:

Reputation (e-book), by Sarah Vaughan – (NetGalley – 7/5/22 Release)

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214 Palmer Street (e-book), by Karen McQuestion

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CURRENTLY READING: 

Just Like Mother (e-book), by Anne Heltzel – (NetGalley – 5/17/22 Release Date)

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That was my week. What did yours look like?  I have struggled to write this post today, and even lately, the Block Editor has been a challenge!  I thought I had it worked out nicely, but suddenly it is almost more than I can handle.  So…let’s see how it goes this week.

Meanwhile, here is my patio with my little table and two birdhouses now!

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