Sunday, March 29, 2020

The Weekend Review - March 28-30th

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.

I hope everyone is staying well and safe with the craziness going on all around the world.  It's certainly a strange time for all of us, to say the least.

My week ended on a very sad note.  My 10 year old kitty, Trudy, suddenly became sick. She was having trouble breathing and in pain in one day. We took her to the vet and it turned out she had kidney failure, a stomach mass, and cancer (they took blood work and x-rays).    We had no choice but to let her go.  I'm heartbroken and still kind of in shock.  As you all know, our pets become part of the family.

I'm going to cut this short because it took everything out of me just to post the news.  I'm trying to distract myself with books and TV (no news because that just upsets me even more).

I hope you are all doing well.  Stay safe everyone!


Blog Tours/Spotlights/Reviews/Giveaways 
I Hosted

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

Wednesday:  Spotlight:  Harlequin Intrigue (Blog Tour)

Thursday: Review: Buried in the Stacks by Allison Brook

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

Tuesday:  Spotlight:  Gone With the Whisker by Laurie Cass (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. Oh my gosh I'm so sorry to hear about Trudy! That's awful, and she looks like such a beautiful kitty. My heart goes out to you.

    Take care and be well.

  2. I am sorry to hear about your kitten. I hope you are doing ok. The news is just too overwhelming these days. Stay home and stay safe.

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

  3. Oh no! I'm so very sorry, Yvonne:(. Take care and look after yourself... Hugsx

  4. I loved The Victory Garden. I'm so sorry for your loss. It is definitely hard to lose on of our furbabies. See what I've been up to at Girl Who Reads

  5. I am so sorry to hear about your kitty! *hugs*

    Hope you enjoy He Started It, I so want that one!

    Week in Review

  6. I'm very sorry to hear about your cat, Yvonne. These are stressful times, and a loss like this is terrible. I am finding that I need to do very light and easy things or I become overwhelmed with anxiety. Even reading has been difficult lately. I am sending prayers and good thoughts your way.

  7. I'm so sorry to hear about your cat. It's so heartbreaking when we lose our beloved pets. Stay safe and healthy!


  8. Like the others, I'm sending you virtual hugs...and encouragement in keeping away from the news as much as possible. It does help, I'm finding slowly.

  9. So sorry about Trudy!

    I agree with you about the news. I love my books and soap operas...and watch movies on Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime.

    Stay safe and well.

  10. I’m so sorry about the loss of your kitty! Be kind to yourself while you grieve.

    Wishing you a great reading week and good health

  11. I'm so sorry to hear about Trudy! Losing them is always hard but when it's so unexpected it's even worse. :(

    I think I need to avoid the news for now too.
    I've been glued for two weeks and it's drained me down to nothing. This week, I'm keeping it switched off.

  12. I'm so, so sorry about your kitty. :'(

  13. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Trudy.

  14. Oh, Yvonne! I am so very sorry for your loss. I do know what it means to lose a furry companion, and my heart goes out to you.

  15. Sorry about your kitty. *Hugs.* The same thing happened to my dog 2 years ago. We thought she had arthritis because she was struggling to get around, but it turned out she had blood cancer.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  16. Oh, no! I am so sorry to hear about your cat. It seems during this strange time any other loss is even worse to bear. I pray your books provide some distraction for you.

    Praying you all stay safe and healthy.

  17. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of Trudy. Pets really do become part of the family. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  18. HUGS. I'm so sorry to hear about Trudy. Pets really are members of the family. I hope you find some comfort in your books.

  19. I'm so sorry to hear about Trudy. We lost our dog to a similar thing almost 2 years ago and it's still hard to believe she's gone. I hope you're taking care of yourself and are able to lose yourself in books and shows.

  20. I wanted to thank everyone for your kind words for the loss of my Trudy. I really appreciate your prayers, thoughts and virtual hugs. Thank you all.

  21. I see we both have the Robyn Carr book in our book sights. So sorry about your lovely cat. Love shared and then gone. Leaves a big hole. Sending you a virtual hug and love.

  22. I'm sorry about Trudy! Your books all look lovely and I hope you can focus on them and find some distraction this week!

  23. I am so sorry about the sudden loss of your kitty.

  24. I'm so sorry about Trudy. I still feel the loss of all of my furry friends. They are a big part of the family. Take care and be well:)

  25. I'm so sorry about your sweet kitty. It's never easy to lose our babies. Hugs and loves during this crazy time and may you and yours stay safe and healthy.


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