Saturday, August 4, 2018

Sunday/Monday Posts - August 5th and 6th

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It's a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

If you'd like to participate with The Sunday Salon, it is now a Facebook group.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is a meme with a new host!  It's now being hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. This is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

I'm also linking to  Stacking The Shelves which is hosted by Team Tynga's Reviews.

Happy Weekend!

I honestly can't believe it's August already.  I feel like it was just yesterday we were all anxious for summer to begin.  Now, it's the second half of the summer.  Unbelievable.

I've been on a great roll lately as far as my reading goes.  I've been having 5 star books in the last couple of months.  I guess I've been choosing books wisely and getting great books.  As most of you know, I mainly read cozy mysteries so anything in that genre is almost always something I'll enjoy.  Lately I've been mixing thrillers, suspense and romance in there and those have all been wonderful as well.  My reading life is looking good :)

I'm almost through with season 6 of Orange is the New Black on Netflix.  Another great season for this show.  I'm not sure what my next binge watching show will be, but I'm sure I'll find something.  LOL

I'm making progress in going through all my stuff in the house.  We are well on our way in this downsizing project.  We will get there soon, I'm sure.

The weather here continues to be hot and humid, but my a/c works very well :)

I hope you all have a great week!


Blog Tours/Spotlights/Reviews/Giveaways 
I Hosted

Wednesday:  Spotlight:  The Colonel and the Bee by Patrick Canning

Wednesday:  Review:  Midnight Snacks Are Murder by Libby Klein

Thursday:  Spotlight:  Perfect Ramins by Helen Fields

Blog Tours/Spotlights/Reviews/Giveaways Coming Up Next Week

Tuesday:  Review:  Our House by Louise Candlish

Thursday:  Spotlight:  To Bead or Not To Bead by Janice Peacock (Blog Tour)

Posts Last Week

I'm currently juggling these three books...

Next book to read...

I'm finished reading...

Here are this week's Kindle freebie haul. They were freebies when I got them, I don't know if they still are. Always make sure to check they are still free before buying. The prices change quickly.

These books are coming up for reviews/blog tours in the next couple of months:


  1. Couldn't agree more- this summer FLEW by! And glad your reads have been good. Mine have been too, for the most part, after a rough patch in early June.

    Read and Gone and Tail of the Dragon look awesome.

  2. I’m glad you’re discovering a lot of good books. I read two 5-star books last month. That’s unusual for me. I’m hard to please. Enjoy your new books!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  3. Yvonne, I'm glad you continue to enjoy your reading. I agree--I can't believe August is here already! Continue to enjoy your reading in the week ahead.

  4. I can't believe it's August already either. It doesn't seem that long a go that it was New Year. Nice book haul, I keep meaning to get back into cozy mysteries. I love a good mystery but I've yet to venture in to the cozy section!


  5. You're absolutely right about this year zooming past way too swiftly - and is that a Christmas tree I see on one of those book covers? Noooo!!

  6. I've been reading a lot of 5 star books, too, and like you, I believe I'm choosing better. Books that I know I'll love are the best way to go. I hope you loved Our House...and I like the look of K Street Killing.

    Enjoy your week, good luck with the downsizing, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  7. Summer needs to slow the heck down. I must find a way to stop winter from coming! Yay for 5 star reads and mixing in new genres! I hope it continues!

  8. Lots of great books. I have to check out the Reese book. Have a wonderful week of reading!

    Mary Sunday Roundup #30!

  9. I got a copy of The Recipe, I plan on reading it soon.

    1. I couldn't get interested in any of the shows I've started to binge watch but the other day I decided to try The Andy Griffith Show. I remember most of the shows but they are still very funny so I'll keep watching.

  10. I finally added Rhys Bowen to my author list so I'd remember to grab some books! You sure can tell its August here. Steamy hot hot hot and the pool feels so good. Loving your new reads and here's to my 5 Star ones:)

    My Sunday Post

  11. I am so impressed you continue to declutter despite this heat. Have a great week!

  12. It's so great to be on a reading roll. And, yes, where did the summer go????

  13. How great that your reading has been going well. Mine was good this week, but has been hit and miss this summer. Keep up the good work with your downsizing!

    Happy reading!

  14. Our House looks so interesting. Glad you've been having so many good reads. I've actually been watching Season 1 of Slasher on Netflix. Didn't think it would rope me in but it has. Have a great week!

  15. Cozies are fun, I don't know why I don't read more of them! I never actually realised they existed until I started blogging!

  16. That's wonderful that your reading has been going well! Our House looks good and I've been liking the new Royal Spyness books. This summer does seem to be flying. I'm not a fan. I hope you have a lovely week.

  17. I love cozy mysteries and a see a few listed! Have a great reading week! I hope you can stop by:


  18. It is crazy it's already a week into August. Boggles. Yay for some great reading! I've been enjoying some audiobook mysteries this week :)


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