Sunday, March 15, 2020

The Weekend Review - March 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!

This has certainly been a crazy week to say the least.  I just can't believe everything that has been going on with the virus.  It's a scary thing.  I pray everyone is safe and healthy and stays that way!

For me, everyone here is fine and it's business as usual.  Since we're both retired, we don't have to worry about going to work.  All events have been canceled around here so there's really not much to do except watch TV and read.  I'm okay with that for now :)

I'm very excited to announce that I will take over hosting the First Chapter/First Paragraph/Tuesday Intros meme from Vicki at I'd Rather Be At The Beach blog.  I'll be starting on March 24th.  Thank you to Vicki for all her hard work in hosting this meme and for giving me the opportunity to host.  I'm looking forward to it.

I've been reading and watching my shows.  I've been watching the news, too, but it's hard to watch it for too long.  Between politics and the virus, it can be too much for me.  I need to escape into my books :)

Other than that, it's been quiet for me.  How has your week been?


Blog Tours/Spotlights/Reviews/Giveaways 
I Hosted

Monday:  Spotlight:  Sleuth on Safari by A.R. Kennedy (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Tuesday:  Book Blast:  Santa Barbara Suspense by Catharine Riggs (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Wednesday:  Review:  Easter Hair Hunt by Nancy J. Cohen (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Thursday: Review: The Potion Commotion by Constance Barker

Saturday:  Spotlight:  Clearing in the Woods by Phyllis M. Newman (Blog Tour)

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

Tuesday:  Spotlight/Excerpt:  The Sea Glass Cottage by RaeAnne Thayne (Blog Tour)

Wednesday:  Spotlight:  Die Die Blackbird by Teresa Trent (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Thursday:  Review:  Mysterious Merchandise by Astoria Wright (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Saturday:  Review:  Lavender Blue Murder by Laura Childs (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Posts last week:

Tuesday: First Chapter Tuesday/Teaser Tuesday

Wednesday: Can't Wait Wednesday

Friday: Friendly Fill Ins

Friday: Beginnings on Friday/The Friday 56

I'm currently reading...

I finished reading ...

I'm still listening to...

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. I'm happy you are taking over the meme. It is a meme that I hope to participate in. I always discover a lot of good books by browsing the postings each week.

    We are retired, too, so this virus has not affected us a lot yet. I'm trying to hold back my very-social 93-year-old dad and his wife and friends.

  2. Like I mentioned to another blogger, I'm not watching the news or keeping up with it (much beyond seeing about the national emergency being declared, obviously). It's not that I want to stick my head in the sand, but that for my own mental health too, I need to step away and with my being off (mostly) from work at the library where I work for the next two weeks, I'll be able to do just that, mostly by reading. Like you, I'm escaping into books.

  3. The Missing Sister is very good!
    Congrats on hosting soon FCFP!
    My post

  4. It's totally crazy but the Toilet Paper hoarding is ridiculous! :)

    Have a great week and enjoy your reading!
    Week in Review

  5. I'm so glad to hear you're taking over First Chapter/First Paragraph! I just finished Lavender Blue Murder and really enjoyed it. Laura Childs is just so cozy. Have a great week!

  6. I love Doreen Tovey's books. Hope you and your family stay healthy. XO

  7. Yes - glad you are able to keep going with your usual routine, Yvonne. I'm so grateful for my love of books - something where I can escape to and help me cope with the craziness happening elsewhere. Have a healthy, peaceful week:)

  8. I agree that the world's gone crazy lately. Glad it hasn't affected you too much as of now.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  9. It's impossible to ignore the news right now. My weekly update

  10. I’m happy to hear you are happy :)
    Is that a new Tea Shop Mystery .. there must be quite a few of them by now!

    Wishing you a great reading week, and good health.

  11. Great books. I am looking forward to the Robyn Carr book.I am retired too so not the worry of work but for so many that is the case

  12. It's crazy times right now. Books and watching some favorite shows and movies helps me escape and let's my mind rest for a while.

  13. Watching the news right now is a scary thing... It's like the beginning of an apocalyptic novel!


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