Saturday, December 8, 2018

The Weekend Review - December 8th-10th

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!'s cold out there!  But, I'm thankful there is no snow or rain.  It's just cold and, after all, it's almost winter.

As usual lately, I've been busy on the blog.  Many blog tours (mainly spotlights - I just can't fit in reviews of all those I would love to review).  I also joined another reading challenge for next year and I'm contemplating another one that sounds good.  I really don't want to do too many next year, but quite a few sound interesting.

I need 7 more books to complete my 2018 Goodreads challenge.  I think I'll be able to do this, but we'll see.  Since all my TV shows will be on hiatus, I should be able to do it.  Although, I'm getting hooked on the Hallmark Channel's Christmas movies so I may be addicted to watching those.  LOL

I'm still getting Kindle freebies and listed this week's below.  Most of them seem to be romances and/or holiday books.  Check on Amazon to be sure they are still free.

I hope you are all enjoying the season and still finding time to read good books!  Have a great week!


Blog Tours/Spotlights/Reviews/Giveaways 
I Hosted

Sunday:  Review:  Christmas at Lakeside Resort by Susan Schild

Monday:  Book Blast:  Tandem Demise by Duffy Brown (Blog Tour)

Tuesday:  Review:  Lies, Love, and Breakfast at Tiffany's by Julie Wright (Blog Tour)

Thursday:  Spotlight:  Impeccable Petunia Part 2:  The Two Tails by Katie Christine

Saturday:  Spotlight:  NC-17 by Larissa Reinhart (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

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

Monday:  Book Blast:  Darkest Before the Dawn by Mike Martin (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Tuesday:  Spotlight:  Eggs on Ice by Laura Childs (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Wednesday:  Spotlight:  A Timeless Celebration by Dianne Ascroft (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Saturday:  Review:  One Taste Too Many by Debra H. Goldstein (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Posts Last Week

The next book I will be reading...

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 and/or blog tours in the next couple of months:


  1. The only book I have in this post is Christmas At The Lakeside Resort. I think I'll read it after I read Santa Puppy by Lynn Cahoon.

  2. Good luck with hitting your reading goal. I have to read 8 more to reach mine. I’m crossing my fingers that I get lots of reading time around Christmas. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  3. All of these books look tempting...and I'm eagerly awaiting The Suspect. Enjoy your week. I binge-watched Season 2 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Loved it!


  4. We actually want snow, haha! We live in Texas, so it's pretty much nonexistent here, but my son really wants the experience. I told him we'd move somewhere up north and then he'd have all the snow he could ever want. I hope you have a wonderful reading week! It looks like you have a lot of fun books planned.

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

  5. A literal Mess looks good, I had not seen that before. Have a nice week!

  6. I have The Au Pair on my list too. Good luck on your reading challenge.

  7. I'm seeing The Au Pair around a lot. It's been pretty cold here too but could be worse. I need to figure out next years challenges.

  8. Seven picture books from the library — challenge finished. My weekly update

  9. Nice looking assortment of books. I have The Au Pair and it is nearing the top of my reading stack. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  10. Wow you're so close to finishing your challenge! I'm not but I haven't given up hope quite yet. I've got the Laura Childs coming up and am looking forward to it. I've gotten the Hallmark Christmas movie addiction too. It's not helping my reading! Have a great week!

  11. Looks like we've been checking out some of the same books:) It's cold here too. Finally quit raing though and we will have some sun. I'll take that over cold and dreary:)

    My Sunday Post

  12. I've read Laura Child's series including that one. I like cozy mysteries but some of them I get tired of reading since they seem a bit ridiculous or too much the same. It was cold here and snowed last weekend. Now it's melting and 50s and we are out running around again. Anne - Books of My Heart


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