Saturday, April 25, 2020

The Weekend Review - April 25th-27th

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 Everyone!

The lockdown continues...nothing new changes in our part of the world.  How about yours?  Are you still in lockdown?

I'm pretty much caught up on TV.  I only finished one book this week, but it was a really good one.  So, I'm happy about that.

As hard as I try, I can't seem to stay away from NetGalley.  It's a very dangerous place for me, but so many good books are coming out in the next few months.  I just can't resist.

There's not much new to report here.  How are you all holding up?  Anything new going on?  I hope you all have a great week!


Blog Tours/Spotlights/Reviews/Giveaways 
I Hosted

Monday:  Review:  Wyoming Special Delivery by Melissa Senate (Blog Tour)

Tuesday:  Spotlight:  The Closer You Get by Mary Torjussen (Blog Tour)

Wednesday:  Spotlight:  Seas the Day by Maggie Toussaint (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Wednesday:  Spotlight:  Old Friends and New, Another Murder by Christa Nardi  (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Thursday:  Book Blast:  When It's Time for Leaving by Ang Pompano (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Thursday: Review: The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany by Lori Nelson Spielman

Friday:  Review:  Sunrise on the Half Moon by Robyn Carr (Blog Tour)

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

Wednesday:  Spotlight:  A Deadly Inside Scoop by Abby Collette (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 planning to read this one 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. Still in lockdown here! My reading has been down but it's starting to pick up a little, and I'm watching a few shows so I'm surviving. :) Hope your week ahead is a good one!

  2. Hi Yvonne! Deadly Inside Scoop! Love the play of words.

    Yes, in the UK we are still in lockdown. No signs of anything changing yet. Even London have only just put 7K of bus drivers on furlough, so until only recently they were still driving people around! Obviously, some people still need to go to work, so it's a reduced service.

    Such strange times, having to wipe stuff down as they enter the house and changing clothes after being in a supermarket.

    Here is my Sunday Post. Stay safe. Take care x

  3. I have always had one good reason from using NetGalley: I tend to forget that I have books when they are simply ebooks. I haven't requested many real books during this crazy time either, though. I am actually preferring ebooks. It feels like a time I shouldn't clog up the mail with books, somehow.

    Now seems like the perfect time to try some light mysteries. I should try a cozy now. Maybe I will look for one after I finish what I'm reading.

    Have a good week and stay safe.

  4. I'm having issues keeping myself to a sensible number of requests on Netgalley, too! Oops. :D

    Here's my weekly roundup post!

  5. Netgalley is a dangerous place. See what I've been up to at Girl Who Reads

  6. We are rolling back a phase in two weeks because we have flattened the curve, the risk then will be a resurgence, so I guess we just see how it goes.

    Have a great reading week and be well x

  7. We had a weird weather weekend and the Royals were home so it was crazy, I've been listening to more audiobooks. Ha, NetGalley gets me every time. I've been avoiding it and have 4 books to review there, all current. Be safe!!

  8. I’m still in lockdown, but tomorrow we change to “safer at home,” which is basically the same thing with a different name. A few more businesses will be open. I hope you have a good week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  9. I'm glad I'm not the only one who has rather lost her head regarding Netgalley arcs... And I was doing so well earlier in the year. Just like not eating too much cake and getting plenty of exercise - other things I'm doing too much of and not doing enough of... Have a great week, Yvonne, still in lockdown.

  10. NetGalley is very dangerous! My ratio can attest to that. :( Lockdown continues here too. The earliest my work can reopen is June 29th. *twitch* Ah well. Happy reading and stay safe.

  11. I am running out of new shows to watch. We are still in lockdown, but I don't mind, we are hermits. Have a nice week. XO

  12. Pretty much the same here - new week, same story. We are digging through Amazon Prime crimes shows and enjoying them but aren't watching much on regular tv. This was the first week I didn't have a major NetGalley haul and it was tough to resist. I make no promises about next week! I hope you have a great week!

  13. We're still on lockdown, and it has gradually become the "new normal," an ordinary kind of way to live. Hmm.

    When I take it a day at a time, it's not so bad. We can't leave our apartments, but we get to schedule walks every day.

    I am starting to enjoy the not-so-tasty food that appears regularly at scheduled times. LOL.

    Reading and viewing consume my days.

    Enjoy your week and stay safe. Here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

  14. Still in lockdown here too. I am also finding it hard to stay away from Edelweiss and NetGalley. I am trying to be selective though and not downloading everything. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  15. We're still in lockdown here too but my governor wants to soft reopen things up Friday... who knows how it'll go, though. My plans are to stay at home as much as possible right now.

    That book looks good. I need a good travel book. I hope you enjoy your week! Stay safe and healthy.

  16. Yes NetGalley is so tempting. And May - July is always wonderful for new publications. Lucky I don't live in a place where they let me have a lot of the books otherwise I'd be loaded down.

  17. They announced here that the lockdown will be eased some. I think it's too early but we shall see. And I'm hoping to find time to catch up on my huge pile of books. Been hard to concentrate.

  18. Still in lockdown in Oregon! I went through a reading slump in the first days of quarantine, but I think I've gotten back into the swing of things.

  19. Netgalley is definitely a rabbit hole - visit with care! LOL We're still in lockdown here in Michigan, but in an odd twist of fate, I'm back to work closing up the school kitchen for summer, and with a few shifts of feeding the kids who need it. Stay safe!


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