Saturday, December 14, 2019

The Weekend Review - December 14th-16th

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 being hosted by Deb at Readerbuzz.

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!

As usual, time is flying and it's almost Christmas.  I do love seeing all the decorations and lights when I drive around the area.  It's always so pretty.

My blog has been busy these past couple of weeks with blog tours.  That will be dying down a bit as December comes to a close.  Then, it will pick up in January again.  I'm reading many good books.  Right now I'm reading Steven Manchester's latest book.  I always enjoy his books.  They are so thought-provoking.

I did manage to complete another challenge - Craving for the Cozies Reading Challenge.  Not too difficult for me since I primarily read cozy mysteries.  I am branching out to other genres, though.  It's always fun to change it up a bit.

I finished watching my fall finales of the TV shows I enjoy.  I just have Survivor left which has their season finale next week.  I finished binging on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.  An excellent show.  I hope I don't have to wait too long for the next season.

Otherwise, it's been pretty quiet here as I continue unpacking.  How has your week been?  Anything new?  I hope you have a great week!


Blog Tours/Spotlights/Reviews/Giveaways 
I Hosted

Monday:  Spotlight:  Murder, She Encountered by Peg Cochran (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Thursday:  Review:  After You Fell by J.S. Lark (Blog Tour)

Friday:  Publication Day Celebration:  A Christmas Hamster by Stephanie Dagg (Blog Tour)

Saturday:  Review:  The Long Island Iced Tea Company by Emily Selby

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

Sunday:  Review:  Christmas from the Heart by Sheila Roberts (Blog Tour)

Sunday:  Blog Blitz:  In the Heart of Windy Pines by Holly Tierney-Bedford

Wednesday:  Spotlight:  Southern Harm by Caroline Fardig (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Friday:  Guest Post:  Author Kelley Kaye, Chalkboard Outlines Mystery Series

Posts last week:

Tuesday:  First Chapter Tuesday/Teaser Tuesday

Friday:  Friendly Fill Ins

I'm currently reading...

I finished reading ...

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.  

Blog Tours and Reviews coming up soon...


  1. Sounds like a good week and you are getting a handle on things. I finally finished the major unpacking, just a few small areas to do yet. YAY! Have a great week and enjoy your new books!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

  2. Hope you have a great week! Happy reading!

    Week in Review

  3. Bread Bags & Bullies looks interesting. Thanks for sharing, and have a great week.

  4. I'm behind in my cozy challenges and don't know if I'll get them completed in time. I've read them but haven't reviewed them yet. So bust this time of year!

  5. Congratulations on finishing the challenge. I need to start thinking about what I might participate in next year.

    Wishing you a great reading week

  6. YES! I love Christmas lights. I’ve already taken a few trips around my neighborhood to see them. Have a good week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  7. The Little Bookshop on the Seine is still calling to me. I may heed the call soon.

    It's fun for me to imagine you reading other genres. I always think of you as the Cozy Queen, but I know you read others sometimes.

    Have a great week.

  8. I used to love reading challenges . . . they are really fun, but I rarely completed them, so I stopped signing up. Love the titles of some your cozies.

  9. I'm glad you are feeling more organized. I read a variety of genres with cozy mysteries in the mix. I like expanding my tastes - but only a little bit. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  10. The lights are pretty. I haven't done any decorating yet. My weekly update

  11. You're right - it is heartening to see all the Christmas lights blazing out during the long chilly evenings when it's bucketing down with rain... I hope you have a lovely week, Yvonne.

  12. Bread Bags and Bullies would be very interesting I would imagine. I will step into a cozy when I get to the Little Bookshop on the Seine. Must read one now and again!


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