Saturday, April 4, 2020

The Weekend Review - April 4th - 6th

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Welcome to the weekend! (Just in case you are like me and are starting to forget what day it is.)

So, another week of  Stay-at-Home rules has gone by.  Our state finally put the rule into effect this week, but it doesn't change much for us since we've been self-isolating for the last few weeks like everyone else anyway.

I've been dividing my time between reading, TV and blogging.  I'm trying to keep my mind off everything.  That's about all we can do.

I finished watching Ozark on Netflix.  It started off kind of boring, but boy it picked up and now I can't wait for a new season.  But, I think I have to wait a year or so.  Now I'm working on the most recent season of Grace and Frankie.  It's been awhile since I've watched this and I have a whole season to watch.

I noticed people talking about whether or not their reading genres have changed during this isolation time.  Has yours changed?  I don't think mine has although I've been wanting to read "feel good" romances a little more, but I'm still leaning towards my cozy mysteries, suspense and thrillers.  I do toss a sweet romance in between every so often.  What about you?

I do hope you are all well and taking care of yourself.  Stay safe everyone!


Blog Tours/Spotlights/Reviews/Giveaways 
I Hosted

Tuesday:  Spotlight:  Gone With the Whisker by Laurie Cass (Blog Tour)

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

Sunday:  Review:  The Missing Sister by Elle Marr (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Monday:  Excerpt:  The Darkness We Hide by Debra Webb (Blog Tour)

Tuesday:  Book Blast:  Perils and Lace by Gayle Leeson (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. I'm glad to hear you were already self-isolating. It was scary to think that some people might be more vulnerable if their governors hadn't made the order.

    I seem to be continuing to read thrillers, but I am also reading light books and some nonfiction for a challenge I'm following.

    Enjoy your week, and stay safe and well.

  2. I keep hearing good things about Ozark. I may have to check it out. Honestly, I don't even know what it is about! Isn't that sad? I don't get to watch much TV during the week, except maybe an hour or two in the evenings, depending on how tired I am after work.

    I don't know if my reading has changed genre wise during this crisis. The truth is, I have not been reading all that much at all. I think most people I know are going for the lighter reads like romance and cozies, while a small few are reading more post-apocolyptic books. I actually was eyeing nonfiction novel about the cholera epidemic in the mid-1800's. We'll see where I go when I do get back into reading more.

    I hope you stay safe and well, Yvonne! Have a good weekend.

  3. I've been worried about the people in your state. It is good to know that most people were self-isolating even without the mandated order.

    I've only been able to read children's books so far, but I am going to try my best to read some adult books starting tomorrow. I've got to pick some books that aren't too anxiety-producing. I think the reason that you are able to continue to read your favorite genres is that these are great books for difficult times.

    We've been watching The Good Place on Netflix. It's silly and surprising, great for me so far.

    Stay safe!

  4. It's good, and smart, you are self isolating. I've been doing that for two weeks now. My state shut down all but essential services. My reading tastes haven't changed much although I have noticed that romances lately are not doing it for. I DNFed two, and I'm tempted to DNF the one I'm on now. This one is more me than the book whereas the first two were definitely the books. Ah well. Mysteries and suspense stories are keeping me happy.

    Stay safe and happy reading!

  5. I have gone through most of my emergency stash of books from book sales. I started with 40 and have 5 left. I am going to check out the freebies with cats on them- thanks for posting them. XO

  6. I've been curious about Ozark. Maybe I should try it?

    My genres haven't really changed. I'm still mostly in a suspense/ thrillers mood lately with occasionally other stuff. :) I think right now I need thrillers to take my mind off the real life horror lol!

    Lynn Cahoon's books always look so good...

  7. I thought The Darkness We Hide was an interesting book/series. Hope you like it too! My reading hasn't changed much due to staying at home - I'm still just working through my reviews and TBR list. Hahaha... Take care of you and yours!

  8. im slower getting through my schedule because focus doesn’t come as easily, especially for more literary novels. Partly because with the children home 24/7 there are distractions, even though they mainly all fend for themselves.

    Wishing you a great reading week and good health

  9. I'm a fairly escapist reader anyway so I don't feel like my reading has changed too much though lately I've been craving classic British mysteries. That's one of my favorite genres so it's not that different. We went under a Stay at Home order this week too but like you I don't see it really changing how we do anything. We've been pretty much self-isolating and only going out for food/medicine for the last few weeks and only my husband is going out as I have some risk factors. Hope you have a great week!

  10. I try to keep my mind of things too, and I also divide my time between reading, TV, games and creative stuff. But my home is now also my work, and those boundaries that are not here now are pretty hard to deal with.

    Stay safe and have a great week!

  11. I find viewing these days is easier than reading. I am reading the same kind of books, just slower on the whole. Will be interested to see how you find the Robyn Carr book, I won't say what I thought yet.

  12. I generally read all over the place anyway, but I am leaning more towards light and positive rather than intense! There's enough intensity in the world any way

  13. We were told to shelter in place last starting Saturday. I'm still working as it's an essential business and putting in a lot of hours. I did start Ozarks and I'm encouraged since you mentioned it really picks up the pace. Be well!

  14. I've been doing a lot of rereading. My television is seldom even turned on. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  15. My tastes haven't changed that much for reading. I'm reading a book on pandemics but that's about it that's changed.

    My watching TV staples have changed, though. I find myself not being able to watch dark TV shows or documentaries like usually love to watch. I've been hitting educational and sciencey things.

    I hope you stay safe and healthy this week!


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