Saturday, May 16, 2020

The Weekend Review - May 16th-18th

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Happy Weekend Everyone!

I hope you all are having a great week.  More and more stores and restaurants are re-opening here.  Mostly we've still been sticking close to home.

This weekend is our 33rd wedding anniversary.  So the restaurants re-opened just in time :)

I only finished one book this week, but it was a good one.  I finished watching my TV shows... Survivor had their finale.  I thought this was a good season.  How To Get Away With Murder ended their season and series.  Even the soaps are coming to an end.  General Hospital only has four episodes left.  Hopefully I will get in more reading time with all the shows ending.

I saw a "new-to-me" show on Netflix called Into the Night.  It only has 6 episodes but I thought it was really good.  Similar to the TV show Lost.

There's not too much else going on around here.  How was your week?  Read anything good?  Watch any good shows or movies?  I hope you all have a great week and stay safe!


Blog Tours/Spotlights/Reviews/Giveaways 
I Hosted

Sunday: Review: Mousse and Murder by Elizabeth Logan (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Wednesday: Spotlight: A Deadly Inside Scoop by Abby Collette (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Thursday: Spotlight: R.I.P. in Reykjavik by AR Kennedy (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Friday: Review: Hello, Summer by Mary Kay Andrews

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

Saturday: Review: The House That Vanity Built by Nancy Cole Silverman (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Posts last week:

Tuesday: First Chapter Tuesday/Teaser Tuesday

Friday: Friendly Fill Ins

Friday: Book 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. Happy anniversary!!! Things are reopening here a little but our stay at home is still in place until end of May. I imagine they're going to relax it more after that. But people here are out in DROVES from what I'm hearing...

    I might try that new Netflix program.

    Your books look fun.

  2. Happy anniversary! Hope you had a lovely time. Things are starting to open here slowly but with so many restrictions we are pretty much staying home as well. Hope you have a great week!

  3. Happy anniversary! <3
    Similar to what season of Lost? I loved that show, but I hated the way it ended...
    I've been bingeing on Casa del Papel, and I love it! So well done.
    Have a wonderful week ahead, stay safe and healthy.
    Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    1. Into The Night's premise is similar to the premise of Lost, not any specific season. I wasn't thrilled with the way Lost ended either, but it was okay.

  4. Happy weekend and 33rd anniversary to you, too! And how fortuitous that the restaurants are starting to re-open just in time for you celebrate.

    This week, I have been watching True Blood and Killing Eve, and watched the brilliant cyberpunk action film, Alita: Battle Angel. While I am currently re-reading the stunning Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.

    I hope the coming week is a good one for you, take care and happy reading/viewing! 😃

  5. How do you feel about the ending of HTGAWM? I am not happy with the death of some of the characters even though it made sense. They were my favorites.

    I am currently watching Dead to me on Netflix.

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

    1. I don't want to give anything away in case someone hasn't watched HTGAWM yet, but I felt the same way you did. I've seen the first season of Dead to Me and will get around to the second season.

  6. Happy anniversary! I hope you were able to find a way to celebrate big. Things are opening up here, too, but we are just now daring to do curbside pickup. I still have a tiny bit of that lingering cough and I don't want anyone to get sick from me.

    We have enjoyed the very silly show The Good Place during the pandemic. I will look for Into the Night. It's funny what a big deal watching a show in the evening is when you can't leave your house!

    I hope you have a good week.

  7. Huge congratulations - 33 years is a real achievement:)). I hope you have a lovely time.

  8. Wow! 33 years is a big one! Hope you are able to have or had a happy celebration for your anniversary. Thanks for the Netflix recommendation of Into The Night- will check it out since we tend to spend on evenings looking for new to us shows. Have a great weeks

  9. So many great looking books. Hello, Summer is on my list.

    I am going to miss the shows that ended permanently...and I wonder when or if the soaps will ever return.

    Congrats on your anniversary!

    Here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

    Stay safe.

  10. Happy Anniversary 🥂 I hope you enjoyed a lovely meal together. Restaurants are reopening here but are only permitted to have a max of ten patrons so most are still focusing on providing take away.

    Enjoy your finale’s
    Wishing you a great reading week

  11. Thanks for the anniversary wishes, everyone! They are greatly appreciated!

  12. Happy anniversary. 33 years.. that's awesome. It's our 13 years of dating, 3 years of marriage anniversary this Tuesday. Restaurants are still closed here so we'll have dinner at home.

    Stay safe and happy reading.

  13. You finished HELLO SUMMER in the nick of time. Where do you live where the restaurants are open? I think I'd stay away unless I could sit outside. I guess the examples of how the virus spread I've seen are often related to eateries. My Sunday Salon and Coronavirus Diary

  14. Happy Anniversary!! Glad you had a nice one. XO

  15. Happy anniversary! My state is doing a 'soft' re-opening this week. Me, I'll continue with hibernating at home until my work re-opens.

    Such a lovely haul, especially the freebies! Happy reading!

  16. I'll have to try Into the Night. Happy anniversary! I don't think I'm ready for a restaurant ...

  17. Yay for restaurants opening for you just in time for your anniversary. Congrats!
    I've picked up The Pale Horse to watch most recently and enjoyed a few audios while gardening.

    Have a great week!

  18. Happy Anniversary! Hope you guys are able to enjoy. We are also sticking close to home even though more places are re-opening. Looking forward to your upcoming book reviews especially the Alexandra Burt book.

  19. Hello Summer is on my reading wish list. I need to pick up on my Netflix viewing, I have all these shows on my list, just gotta watch them. But did finish watching The Crown.

  20. Happy anniversary! I liked Survivor this season too. It was good to see some of the old players again. Have a good week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!


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