Saturday, August 17, 2019

The Weekend Review - August 17th-19th

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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!

We are still having lovely summer weather...sometimes it's better than others, of course.  We are already half way through August.  It's so hard to believe, but it's true.

I've been enjoying so many great books lately.  I discovered reading a Christmas book in the middle of summer wasn't a terrible thing.  I got so wrapped up in the story that I didn't even notice.

I haven't been watching much TV this summer, but that's okay.  I'm too busy enjoying my books.  The only things I've been watching are my soaps - Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  Also, baseball.  I do love baseball :)

As for personally, I've been busy continuing to downsize.  I've been able to get rid of a lot of stuff but I still have more to go through.

Otherwise, it's been quiet here.  What has your week been like?


Blog Tours/Spotlights/Reviews/Giveaways 
I Hosted

Sunday:  Review:  The Time for Murder is Meow by T.C. LoTempio (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Tuesday:  Spotlight:  A Killer Edition by Lorna Barrett

Thursday:  Spotlight:  Blind Sight by Tanya R. Taylor (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

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

Tuesday: Review: The Perfect Son by (Blog Tour)

Wednesday: Spotlight: Death By Design by Paula Darnell (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide GiveawayO)

I'm currently reading...

I finished reading (reviews will be up next month when the blog tours are scheduled) ...

I'm planning to read one of these next...

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 a blog tour soon:


  1. Hard to believe mid- August already. I recently read a Christmas book too (it was one of those British Crime Classics) and it wasn't bad for a summer read! :)

    I've read some of Julie Mulhern's other series but not that one.

    Circle in the Sand looks fun!

  2. I see why you haven't watched much tv! And I understand completely. Who needs tv when you have all these wonderful books?

    Fields' Guide to Abduction looks especially good.

    I'm also with you on downsizing. We've been discarding and discarding and discarding. I had so much stuff from my job as librarian. And what do you do with 30 Clifford the Big Red Dogs?!

    Have a great week.

  3. It’s been a quiet week here too. Officially winter ends in two weeks here (Spring starts Sept 1st) but its already getting warmer.

    Wishing you a great reading week

  4. I'm seeing a lot of Christmas themed books lately. This year is flying by :(

  5. Quiet weeks are good. I've a load of arc holiday books to read but I've been delaying reading them until at least autumn. Maybe I should do what you did and just dive in and see how it goes?

  6. We've been watching baseball here quite a bit too. I've been really enjoying it this year - probably because my team is doing not so bad. I'm about to start the Susan Wiggs. I love her books. Have a great week!

  7. I haven't watched much tv this summer either. I can't wait for This is Us and New Amsterdam to return though. Have a nice week! XO

  8. Nice looking selection of books. Have a good week. My weekly update

  9. We've had really hot weather this weekend, but I enjoyed eating out in cool restaurants with family.

    I need to check out Julie Mulhern's other series...I just read Book 9 in her Country Club Murders series.


  10. I have the first three books in that Konrath series but haven't read them yet. Thanks for letting me know #5 was free. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  11. Sounds like you are having an enjoyable summer. I like watching GH too but have to admit I'm finding it all rather redundant lately. I got sucked into You on Netflix this weekend and now can't wait to watch the last 3 episodes.

  12. Personally I think Christmas Books are fine anytime, love the spirit of the season. I am waiting for the Susan Wiggs book to publish and be posted, I have pre-ordered.

  13. I am looking forward to the Susan Wiggs book.

  14. I spy a couple of new cozies to check out. And I'm actually reading some Christmas books so I can draft my reviews ahead. It's always so hectic during the holidays.

  15. I almost started that Sophie Kelly yesterday, but when in a completely different direction instead.

  16. I'm behind with moving and going to Book Bonanza. I'm scrambling to catch up. It's still just a bit hotter here than I like and I want to do some yard work. I've been sorting / throwing and organizing daily with the move and now that I'm unpacking. It's hard work - good luck with your downsizing.

    Have a lovely end of summer week and happy reading.

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

  17. Seeing all these cozy mysteries really makes me want to read one! I hope you can stop by:



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