Saturday, January 5, 2019

The Weekend Review - January 5th-7th

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 hope you all had a great New Year's and the first week of the year was good for everyone.  We went away for a few days.  It was great to get away and just relax.  Now, it's back to reality :)  The first weekend of the new year is starting out with quite a bit of rain.  At least it's not snow :)

I signed up for the 2019 Goodreads Reading Challenge again.  I made the 2018 one and even went over by a couple.  So, I'm happy about that and want to keep going with it.  I try to limit the reading challenges I join, but I have to admit that I do enjoy them.  I'm hoping the Mount TBR challenge will help me knock a few books off my ever-growing TBR.  I seem to be reading more ARCs than anything else and I want to change that.

I finished two books this week and I'm off to a good start.  Both were so good.

This weekend I'm going to try and organize my books.  I'm always organizing and re-organizing my reading.  I rarely stick to it, but I like to get a handle on what I need to read for reviews and blog tours.

Slowly my TV shows are starting to return.  So, I'm working those into my schedule too.  I started to watch the Netflix show You.  It's intriguing.

I hope you all have a great week, read many good books and/or watch great shows.


Blog Tours/Spotlights/Reviews/Giveaways 
I Hosted

Monday:  Review:  Murder in Mississippi by Susan Harper

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

Tuesday:  Review:  The Au Pair by Emma Rous

Wednesday:  Spotlight:  The Wrong Boy by Cathy Ace (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Thursday:  Spotlight:  Steamed Open by Barbara Ross (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Friday:  Spotlight:  Academic Curveball by James J. Cudney (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Saturday:  Review:  A Literal Mess by J.C. Kenney (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Posts Last Week

Sunday:  2018 What An Animal Reading Challenge - Wrap Up

Monday:  My 2018 Favorites

I'm currently reading...

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. Some great looking books here and yes, I'm struggling between reading and watching. Yes, rain is better than snow.

  2. I haven't read any of these books...
    Happy new year and have a great week !

  3. Glad you got to get away. I am amazed at how many cat mysteries you find :)

  4. I am constantly reorganizing my books! I always feel like I'm forgetting something, haha. It makes me feel better to keep a list of them in my planner, but sometimes things get overlooked.

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

  5. The Missing Years and The Suspect are on my list. I also love the look of The Au Pair.

    Enjoy your books...and organizing your reads.


  6. I've been watching YOU too and loving it. It's so addictively twisted, lol.

    Have a good week!

  7. Definitely the season for sorting and getting organised. Great books, have a lovely week.

  8. Nice looking books. I am trying to choose fewer ARCs and read more from my TBR pile too. Unfortunately, I'm stuffed with ARCs through March. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  9. We're watching YOU as well. Creepy! Good luck organizing.

  10. Always nice to get away for a few days. All the best for your GR challenge, I always do it, its fun and set with a reasonable total its not too stressful!

  11. I have the Au Pair coming up this week.

  12. A Literal Mess looks good. We went no where but we did have houseguests. It was perfect. First update of 2019

  13. You have lots of nice books there. I also read mostly ARCS but also library books, purchases and now I want to read all the things I see on the blogs I visit. It would work better if I could just read all the time. But I also love to organize and plan my reading and spend a good amount to time on planning. Good luck with your organizing. Have a great reading week! Anne - Books of My Heart


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