Sunday, March 22, 2020

The Weekend Review - March 21st-23rd.

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.

It's the weekend!  Honestly, with everything going on around the world and having to stay inside, I don't really know what day it is anymore.  Every day feels like the previous one.  It's such a surreal feeling.  Fortunately, we're all feeling healthy here.  I pray for all those who aren't doing well and I wish the best for everyone.

As for reading, I'm starting to fall behind again.  I seem to be addicted to watching all the news stories and keeping up-to-date with what's going on.  I didn't think I'd be watching so much of the coverage but I am.  That being said, I did manage to finish two books this week.

As for TV, Survivor has really been getting good and I was happy to see the return of The Blacklist.  It helps me to watch things not associated with the virus.

Other than that, like everyone else, we've just been staying home and waiting for this thing to be over.  How have you been?  Seen any good movies or read any good books lately?  I hope you all have a great week!


Blog Tours/Spotlights/Reviews/Giveaways 
I Hosted

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)

Friday: Review: Love to Prove You Wrong by Sophie Leigh-Robbins

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

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

Monday:  Promo:  On A Falling Tide by Georgia Hill (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Wednesday:  Spotlight:  Harlequin Intrigue (Blog Tour)

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 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 find myself watching the news and virus coverage much more than I thought I would too (and probably more than is mentally health haha). I'm just trying to take it day by day since so many things are up in the air. stay safe and have a great rest of the weekend!

  2. I am rewatching Sherlock with the fam currently. And I am loving the down time. But yes, I can't wait for this to get over!

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

  3. I found myself getting more and more stressed during the day while I watched the news and worried. I finally turned off my phone news notifications yesterday and started reading the old Laura Ingalls Wilder book, The Long Winter, and I was finally able to relax into a book.

    The strange thing about books has been that even though our libraries are closed I have been able to find any book I wanted to read either on Overdrive or Hoopla.

    Happy and You Know It is a title I'm adding to my list to read someday when life gets back to normal.

  4. Your books look good. I read The Missing Sister this week, and liked it.

    I have been watching shows on Hulu, and loved the three episodes I've seen of Little Fires Everywhere. I just learned that new episodes will come every Wednesday. Excited!

    Enjoy your week, and take care.

  5. Like you I find I’m easily distracted checking for the latest news. I’m glad you are healthy, please stay that way!

    Wishing you a great reading week

  6. Yes... I think the days are starting to blur into one another. Glad you are still keeping well - I hope you continue to stay safe, Yvonne:)

  7. The library mystery looks interesting. And thanks for all the witchy freebies - they look enjoyable too :) Have a great week!

  8. Yes we had the days all the same this week with spring break. Except today with the Sunday post visiting and I always do all the bed linens on Sunday. With my daughter back to school with online classes tomorrow I hope it's more normal and we do more than the extra sleeping we have been doing.

    Have a healthy week and enjoy some good reads!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

  9. We just watched this week's Survivor episode last night and it was SO GOOD! Watching Sandra go out like that actually made me cheer :)

  10. I love the mix of books you get. I'm laid off as of Friday so should be doing lots of reading and TV watching while holed up at home.

    Have a good week and stay safe!

  11. It's definitely a bit tricky to keep up with what day it is. I feel a bit like I'm floating at the moment! I really enjoyed Buried in the Stacks and am going to be starting The Truths I Never Told You. Have a great week!

  12. Buried in the Stacks looks good. We are happy The Blacklist is back. Stay healthy. XO

  13. I’ve mostly been staying home too. My goal is to finish The Complete Sherlock Holmes during isolation. I’m already halfway through it. I hope you have a good week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  14. This is one time I'm happy I have a huge TBR. When we are quarantined, I'll have plenty of books to escape with.

  15. I've been reading and listening to a few cozy mysteries these past few weeks as a distraction, because I've been spending way too many hours scrolling through social media and reading about the coronavirus. My most recent one was Title Wave, part of the Booktown series by Lorna Barrett. It was set on a cruise to Bermuda, and I was going to read it on a cruise to Bermuda in April, but that trip is most likely not going to happen now!

  16. Cozy mysteries seem a good way to go at present, although I am finding books about people dealing with tough times like war helps too as inspiring. Yes to be honest I like to watch the news a fair bit or listen on the radio. It is big times really. Nothing like this has happened on this scale because our populations and travel is like it is today. Having technology helps to keep in touch which is great. We are only beginning our 4 week lock down, ask me in 4 weeks! I watched CNN one night just has a horror story about a NY family and I haven't been back there since. My own country is all I can take! Except here we hear about most countries on our news.


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