Saturday, July 25, 2020

The Weekend Review - July 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!

It's almost August and I have no idea where the week went.  Most of the time I don't even know what day it is anymore.  Our weather is hot and humid, but it doesn't even matter since we don't go anywhere.  We continue to spend most of our time indoors, but that's life these days.

Although I've been inside most of the time, I only managed to finish one book this week.  I guess it's because I can't help watching the pandemic news.  I try to stay away but that doesn't seem to be happening for me.

I haven't been watching much TV either.  I'm glad to have baseball back, but that's not even distracting me.  Between social media and the news, I think my mind is just wrapped around that.  I think I need a break from it all :)

Hopefully I can get more reading done this week.  I have so many good books coming up.  So, how has your week been?  Read anything good lately?  Watch anything good?

I hope you all have a good week!

Blog Tours/Spotlights/Reviews/Giveaways 
I Hosted

Monday:  Review:  Paris Is Always A Good Idea by Jenn McKinlay (Blog Tour)

Tuesday:  Review:  He Started It by Samantha Downing

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

Monday:  Excerpt:  The Hero of Hope Springs by Maisey Yates (Blog Tour)

Saturday:  Spotlight:  Tea & Treachery by Vicki Delany (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Posts last week:

Tuesday:  First Chapter Tuesday/Teaser Tuesday

Wednesday:  Can't Wait Wednesday

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. I can relate to not knowing what day it is. I go outside for exercise at 5 am because it’s too hot if I wait longer than that. Then I don’t leave the house for the rest of the day. I hope you enjoy your new books!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  2. We're actually going to our good friends's house to go swimming tomorrow. Our first time spending time with them since February. I worry about the boys social distancing, but I'm also starting to worry about my son's mental health so we're going to give it a try and see if we can make it work for everyone. Here's hoping!

  3. Your books for this week are seriously on a murderous spree! Love it! Hope you get to enjoy them all.

    Weather was nice in SA this week as well, more autumn than winter, but the cold front is rolling in again as we speak.

    Hope you will have a good week! Here's my The Sunday Post

  4. I only know whether it is a weekday or weekend, and that's just because I have to work!

  5. The days are really starting to run together. I finished Paris Is Always a Good Idea on Friday and I really enjoyed it.

  6. "Our weather is hot and humid, but it doesn't even matter since we don't go anywhere. We continue to spend most of our time indoors, but that's life these days." You just described my life! Lol. I haven't read much either. I seem to be ok at avoiding COVID news, but I can't stop listening to true crime podcasts.

    Stay safe!

  7. I know what you mean about the days sliding by... Glad you have books to get you through:)). Have a peaceful week with plenty more good books to read, Yvonne.

  8. The Friendship List looks like great fun. I'm in search of something light and good. I've had a lot of disappointments recently.

    I made a conscious decision to stay away from news and social media this week. Instead I'm consciously seeking out good news and positive things, even if they are small like seeing a new bird or mixed like hearing that someone's parents are recovering well from covid.

    I shall press on, as you are, and try to keep looking for joy and beauty.

  9. Great books and covers! I keep wanting to read The Friendship List.

    I am loving The Request!

    Enjoy your week, and stay safe.

  10. I can’t believe it’s very nearly August, it’s like a great big chunk of the year has gone by in a flash.

    Enjoy your reads, have a good week.

  11. So many books! they must be all screaming to be read. I too am struggling to work my way through a huge haul from the library. Five down, nine to go! My Sunday Salon post where I try to focus on stuff I think is good news

  12. We all need a break from news and social media. XO

  13. Nice variety in your haul. Enjoy.

  14. I'm the same way with the news, it's hard not to watch. And it's been hot and humid here too. Hope you have a good reading week ahead, and that the heat lessens a bit!

    Peachy Scream looks good.

  15. I never know the date unless I specifically look for it. The days seem to drift by. I used to enjoy the news but now I never do especially CNN as it is very depressing.

  16. I think we all benefit from a news/social media break now and then, especially now though.

    Wishing you a great reading week

  17. I am with Deb. I made the decision to stay away from the news and most of social media. It is too fear based and depressing. I hope you will find a balance that works for you. Have a good week.

  18. Your life sounds like mine. At least, baseball is back to provide a distraction. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  19. I heard a great name for the passing of days the way we have because of the pandemic: Blursday. They also mentioned Whenesday on the podcast, too. I like the first one.

    Such great books this week. Love your Kindle freebies. I really want to read The 12 Christmases of You and Me.

    Hope you have a nice week.

  20. I was very hooked into the news but have managed to unhook a lot more now. Still flick to it though, good to keep up to date. But not too up to date! I liked The Friendship List but didn't love it. Too open door romance to my liking, apart from that okay.

  21. I'm pretty good at staying away from the news now, but social media still sucks me in too much. I like the covers on all your books! I found I rarely ever read my freebie e-books, so I've stopped getting them, but that's probably because I don't have an e-reader to make it easy to find them and read them.

  22. The only reason I know which day is it is because I have to go to work. I almost mess that up sometimes. Been raining here and I'm missing my pool time.

  23. I can relate regarding reading and distractions. I finally started up again this month. Fowl Murder looks interesting. Enjoy.


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