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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TUESDAY POTPOURRI: RELEASES & HIT & MISS READING…

Another Tuesday has arrived!  No surprise there, they come every week.  But do I find new releases every time?  Most of the time, actually, although sometimes I just bookmark them for later.

Today I received a pre-ordered download: Never Tell, by Lisa Gardner, one of my favorite must-buy authors. brings an unpredictable thriller that puts fan favorites D.D. Warren and Flora Dane on a shocking new case that begins with a vicious murder and gets darker from there.

 

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I have another release from today that I just bookmarked.  Will I wait a while, or will I give in?

The Next to Die, by Sophie Hannah, another favorite mystery author: a disturbing tale of psychological suspense and obsession that hits at the heart of some of our most precious relationships.

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So far this week, my reading has been hit and miss.  I finished a book that I didn’t like (Late in the Day), and I’ll admit to a little skimming at the end since I really hated the story and the characters, some more than others.

Last night I started Come Find Me, by Megan Miranda…and I’m hopeful.  But it’s early days.

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This post has been a challenge!  The links are showing up in the wrong places…not usually a problem.  I’ll see what happens when I check them.  Okay, all checked and all good.  But how weird!

How has your week unfolded so far?

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TUESDAY POTPOURRI: HABITS, OLD AND NEW…

It is time to ponder the Tuesday Book Releases!  I am definitely trying to curb those impulses, though, so today I’ve only downloaded ONE new e-book…so far.  And I’ve pre-ordered one for next Tuesday.

The Silent Patient, by Alex Michaelides

A shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband—and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive…

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And for next week, I just had to pre-order this one:

Never Tell, by Lisa Gardner

An unpredictable thriller that puts fan favorites D.D. Warren and Flora Dane on a shocking new case that begins with a vicious murder and gets darker from there.

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On the weekend, I received my RBG Mug and T-Shirt…I moved the mug around a bit before settling on this spot on my Baker’s Rack, my favorite dining room piece:

And here is a full-length view of the Baker’s Rack and the memorabilia that live there:

Note:  The Coca Cola clock in the upper right hand side is forever stuck at 12:00, to ease my time-changing day.  (All the clocks above my mantle are also Forever Stuck).

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Currently Reading:

Today’s feature is a review ARC from an author:  Not Here:  A Dina Ostica Novel, by Genevieve Noscovo: Would you surrender your free will to save your life?
A city in turmoil. A neighbor disappears. When her concerns are written off, Dina investigates on her own — and becomes a target, at the mercy of those in control…

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Last night I resumed an old habit, since none of my usual shows were on:  Murder, She Wrote.  I used to watch that show every Sunday night, when it regularly aired.  Nowadays, repeats are featured most nights on Hallmark.

What Tuesday events are you enjoying?  Do you have favorite shows you watch regularly?

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