TUESDAY POTPOURRI: DELIGHTFUL NEW BOOKS…

Welcome to my Tuesday during which I celebrate new releases…and the book I am currently reading.

The Stranger Inside, by Lisa Unger, arrived in my Kindle this morning…I had pre-ordered it, of course.

“A darkly thrilling tale of survival and obsession. Lisa Unger never disappoints.” —Riley Sager, bestselling author of Lock Every Door

Even good people are drawn to do evil things…

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I searched through the New Releases on Goodreads and added this one to my list.  For later?  Or for now?  That will be the question to settle today.  Tell Me Your Secret, by Dorothy Koomson sounds like one for me.  I haven’t read her in a while, so now I’m very eager.

The new emotional thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Ice Cream Girls, My Best Friend’s Girl and The Brighton Mermaid. Dorothy Koomson, ‘Queen of the big reveal’, is back with a gripping page-turner full of twists and turns.

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Currently, I’m reading and enjoying a NetGalley ARC that will be released on October 8:  Seven Letters, by J. P. Monninger.

 

A poignant love story of the ways the world divides two souls—and the way that love brings them together.

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What has Book Release Tuesday brought your way?

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TUESDAY POTPOURRI: HAPPY READING….

Welcome to Tuesday!  New Releases always grab my attention, and today I found a new one to download.

The Last Widow, by Karin Slaughter

New York Times bestselling author Karin Slaughter brings back Will Trent and Sara Linton in this superb and timely thriller full of devious twists, disturbing secrets, and shocking surprises you won’t see coming

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Then I got an e-mail offering a new NetGalley ARC that will be released on 1/28/20:

The Look-Alike, by Erica Spindler

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Other Girl and Justice for Sara comes a thrilling psychological drama about a woman who believes she escaped a brutal murder years ago—but does anyone else believe her?

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How is your week shaping up?

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TUESDAY POTPOURRI: NEW & EAGERLY ANTICIPATED BOOKS…

Yay!  Tuesday Book Release Day!  I have several new books on my radar, but the one I’m most eager to get isn’t actually available today…except as a pre-order.  Lisa Jewell’s books seem to take forever to be available, which makes them even more eagerly anticipated.

The Family Upstairs, by Lisa Jewell, is the can’t-look-away story of three entangled families living in a house with the darkest of secrets.

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Never Have I Ever, by Joshilyn Jackson, is a must-download read available now.

A diabolically entertaining tale of betrayal, deception, temptation, and love filled with dark twists leavened by Joshilyn Jackson’s trademark humor, Never Have I Ever explores what happens when the transgressions of our past come back with a vengeance.

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I’m currently reading My Ex-Life, by Stephen McCauley, a book that has been hanging around for a while (since May 2018).  I’m enjoying it.

In prose filled with hilarious and heartbreakingly accurate one-liners, Stephen McCauley has written a novel that examines how we define home, family, and love. Be prepared to laugh, shed a few tears, and have thoughts of your own ex-life triggered. (Throw pillows optional.)

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So far, the week has been a good one.  Only one actual appointment, but it’s not with a doctor, so that’s a plus…and then I have plans for Friday night dinner with two of my adult children.

Yesterday I had lunch with a friend…one of my oldest and dearest.  We went to the Olive Garden, and I had a nice half-serving to take home for dinner.

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How are you spending your day/week?

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TUESDAY POTPOURRI: HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED…

It was three months ago today that I ended up in the hospital, and on this rather twisted journey.  After the passage of time and a few life changes, I am now (almost) back to my blogging/reading journey.

Yes, for those who have followed this blog, I love Book Release Tuesdays, and today I actually downloaded a pre-ordered new release, which I’m excited about.

Careful What You Wish For, by Hallie Ephron, is calling for me to start reading immediately.  But first I might have to read another new book on my shelves.

From the New York Times bestselling author of There Was an Old Woman comes a novel about a professional organizer with a deadly problem she may not be able to clean up.

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I just finished reading Dear Wife, by Kimberly Belle; click the title for my review.

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Next I plan to read Someone We Know, by Shari Lapena…another favorite author.

“No-one does suburban paranoia like Shari Lapena–this slowly unfurling nightmare will have you biting your nails until the end.”
–Ruth Ware, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10

The new domestic suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door, A Stranger in the House, and An Unwanted Guest, Shari Lapena…

Maybe you don’t know your neighbors as well as you thought you did . . .

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I also bookmarked another new release…and hope to order it soon:

The Kennedy Heirs, by Randy Taraborrelli

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I want to order The Kennedy Heirs in hardcover, to add to my greatly diminished shelves of that format.

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How are you spending Book Release Day?

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TUESDAY POTPOURRI: CHANGES…

On Sunday, the Dylan doll in the top photo crashed to the floor when I tried to straighten the wobbly table.  I didn’t realize its shakiness until the housekeeper bumped into it.  Sigh.

Second Photo:  Moved the heavy Squishy house in their place…it now holds the table securely.

Here is the new home for Dylan and Harmony…and granddaughter Fiona plans to create a tattoo sticker to cover the hole in his cheek.

Yesterday was a disappointing one, as I came home from the hospital with the gall bladder still inside.  The laparoscope revealed severe infection and inflammation STILL.  Too risky for removal.  I still had surgery, in that I have a little incision and a sore throat from the breathing tube. 

More antibiotics ahead and a new plan for surgery.  Sigh.

Last night I had a long talk with the new nurse, who is great.  She will help with the bland diet that I should have been having, but didn’t because of poor choices available.  Some things were good (oatmeal at breakfast), but dinners…not so much.

I just got a big bundle of clean laundry last night, so now I can begin a new week.

BOOKS: 

I’m loving Things You Save in a Fire, by Katherine Center (NG-8/13).

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On Sunday night, I watched the Season II Finale of Big Little Lies.  It was great!

What new book will I download today?

Lady in the Lake (e-book), by Laura Lippman

The revered New York Times bestselling author returns with a novel set in 1960s Baltimore that combines modern psychological insights with elements of classic noir, about a middle-aged housewife turned aspiring reporter who pursues the murder of a forgotten young woman.

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How is your week shaping up so far?

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TUESDAY POTPOURRI: LOVELY BOOKS TUMBLING DOWN…

 

It’s Tuesday!  You know what that means, right?  New book releases.  I found several I want, but so far I’ve downloaded two.

The Mother-in-Law, by Sally Hepworth, is a book I’ve been ogling for a while.

A twisty, compelling new novel about one woman’s complicated relationship with her mother-in-law that ends in death…

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Then I clicked on over to this one:

I Know Who You Are, by Alice Feeney. ( I loved her book Sometimes I Lie).

 

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I will sit on my hands for a bit, to avoid adding even more to my TBR…especially since I got another NetGalley book this morning!

The Long Call, by Ann Cleeves – Release date:  9/3/19

From Ann Cleeves—bestselling and award-winning author of the Vera and Shetland series, both of which are hit TV shows—comes the first in a gripping new series.

I’ve never read any of the author’s other books, but I’m a fan of the Netflix series Vera and Shetland.

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Last night I started reading My Lovely Wife, by Samantha Downing…and I am glued to the pages.  Who knew?

Well, all of you out there who are writing rave reviews!

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How is your Tuesday so far?

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TUESDAY POTPOURRI: A SURREAL WEEK SO FAR…

Wow!  This week has been surreal so far.  It began on Sunday with garage door issues…the door kept going up and down and wouldn’t stop, as if possessed.  Yikes!  Help came from a neighbor to manually close it…and then maintenance staff fixed it yesterday.

But today was supposed to be a good one.  It’s Tuesday, after all.  Book releases!

But when I went to comment on Blogger sites, I was unable to do so.  (Unless they had the User/URL option).  I have a Blogger profile, maintained since I last blogged there, and that usually carried me through.  But things are different now, apparently.  Probably a feature set in place just to annoy us, right?  Any thoughts?

I even created a little mini-blog site, hoping that would do it.  Not so far.  Sigh.

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Moving on.  I have downloaded two new books, both released today.

Before She Was Found, by Heather Gudenkauf

A gripping thriller about three young girlfriends, a dark obsession and a chilling crime that shakes up a quiet Iowa town, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Weight of Silence.

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The Better Sister, by Alafair Burke

Keep your enemies close and your sister closer.

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I’m currently reading and loving Never Tell.  Lisa Gardner is one of my favorite thriller authors.

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Let’s hope that the rest of the week will calm down!  Please!!

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TUESDAY POTPOURRI: BOOKS, BOOKS, & MORE BOOKS…

I love Tuesdays!  (And Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays).  Not to mention the weekends.  Every day brings something wonderful for readers and bloggers.

Book Releases come today…although sometimes they surprise us by arriving on other days.  When I searched the list of books coming in April, I was so excited, and quickly bookmarked a few on Amazon.

Today I downloaded two books:  The first was a pre-order, and the other is a book I’ve been seeing literally EVERYWHERE.

Someone Knows, by Lisa Scottoline, is a riveting novel about how a single decision can undo a family, how our past can derail our present, and how not guilty doesn’t always mean innocent.

I love this author!  Can’t wait to dive in.

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And…I’ve been seeing this book EVERYWHERE:

My Lovely Wife, by Samantha Downing:  Dexter meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith in this wildly compulsive debut thriller about a couple whose fifteen-year marriage has finally gotten too interesting…

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I’m currently reading (and loving!) The Editor, by Steven Rowley:  a novel about a struggling writer who gets his big break, with a little help from the most famous woman in America. (Yes, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis!).

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What does your Tuesday bring you? Adventures, books, or something else?

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TUESDAY POTPOURRI: BOOKISH EVENTS, ETC.

I love Tuesdays!  And Mondays,Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays!  Every day of the week has something special that gets me out of bed in the morning.

As you may know, Tuesdays are about New Book Releases.   Today I found TWO new ones to download.

The Liar’s Child (e-book), by Carla Buckley

I’ve been waiting for this one for a while.  I love the author, and the blurb grabbed me.  Here’s a snippet:

In this intense and intimate family portrait that moves at a thriller’s pace, a troubled woman faces a gripping moral dilemma after rescuing two abandoned children from a hurricane.

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Then I found this book from a long-time favorite author:

All the Wrong Places (e-book), by Joy Fielding

Four women—friends, family, rivals—turn to online dating for companionship, only to find themselves in the crosshairs of a tech-savvy killer using an app to target his victims in this harrowing thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of See Jane Run and The Bad Daughter

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So…what a day so far!

Yesterday brought the usual Monday Weekly Updates, and then I decided to really clear out my bathrooms, cleaning and organizing.  I hate the task, but always love the feeling afterwards.

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On the weekend, I hung out with my granddaughter Fiona:  lunch at Yard House and photos at my condo afterwards.  Here’s one of Fiona enjoying a cup of coffee at the pub table.

The two of us:  Fiona took the selfie.

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Currently I am reading The Next To Die, by Sophie Hannah.  So far, it’s interesting, although I’m not quite sure where it’s going.

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So…that’s my life so far this week.  What adventures are you enjoying?

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TUESDAY POTPOURRI: BOOK RELEASES, NEW MOVIES, ETC.

Welcome to Happy Tuesday, Book Release Day…a perfect new beginning now that I can purchase books again!  All good with my new bank card.

Above…I love this part of my bedroom, with the hippie dolls, the Red Hat stuff, and Ireland photos on the wall. 

Yesterday I bought a book that came out earlier…and today I bought a new release.  Here they are:

California Girls, by Susan Mallery

Before She Knew Him, by Peter Swanson

Catching a killer is dangerous—especially if he lives next door

From the hugely talented author of The Kind Worth Killing comes an exquisitely chilling tale of a young suburban wife with a history of psychological instability whose fears about her new neighbor could lead them both to murder . . .

 

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Last night, I also enjoyed the “return of buying abilities” by purchasing a movie I’ve been eagerly awaiting:

Ben Is Back, starring Julia Roberts

Ben (Lucas Hedges)  is the nineteen year old son of Holly, the Julia Roberts character.  An addict who has been in rehab, Ben shows up just before Christmas to spend time with his family.  Needless to say, other family members, having lived through the worst of his addiction, are not on board.  The intensity of the 24-hour period which Ben has negotiated with his family kept me glued to the screen.  Shady characters from the dark world of drugs insert themselves into the lives of the family, ratcheting up the frightening moments.

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Let me just say that finally being able to buy things on Amazon (books and prime movies) has literally made my week. 

I do have other books to read, though, and currently I’m reading my NetGalley ARC that will be released next Tuesday:

Me For You, by Lolly Winston

From the New York Times bestselling author of Good Grief comes a richly poignant and stirring story that asks: How soon is too soon to fall in love again?

The story goes back and forth in time, from the past life between Rudy and his deceased wife Bee…with unexpected bits and pieces forming a mystery for the present.

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What are you enjoying on this Tuesday?

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