Saturday, October 17, 2020

The Weekend Review - October 17-19th

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Hi Everyone!  Happy Weekend!

It's hard to believe but we are almost at Halloween which means November is right around the corner.  It's all going so fast.

I'm already reading Christmas books but that's only because they were scheduled for blog tours.  Otherwise I would have held off until December, but it's nice to read them now too.  I probably won't have a chance to read any Halloween type books right now.  

I am watching Halloween type shows/movies, though.  I started watching The Haunting of Bly Manor on Netflix.  It's pretty good.

On a personal note, my kitty Cookie was having trouble breathing again so we brought her to the vet yesterday.  He thinks she's having asthma and allergy problems and gave her a shot.  Today she is doing much better but we're keeping an eye on her.  She goes back to the vet in a month.

Nothing new on the virus front.  The numbers keep increasing in our area so we are choosing to keep safe.  We go out when we need stuff, but that's about it.  

Other than that, a relatively quiet week.  How was your week?  Anything interesting going on?

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

Monday:  Spotlight: The Killer Outdoors by Jodi Linton (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Tuesday:  Review:  12 Christmases of You & Me by Jennifer Joyce (Blog Tour)

Thursday:  Spotlight:  The Firefly Warriors Club by Susan Count (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Posts last week:

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. So sorry to hear your kitty is not feeling well! Elza sends big hugs and love.

    We are taking part in the Fraterfest Read-a-thon, so I'm surrounded with scary books at the moment. Try to keep the tv shows a bit lighter!

    Hope you will have a good week Yvonne.

    Here's my The Sunday Post #15

  2. We have been keeping to ourselves here too. Better safe than sorry, right? I hope your cat feels better.

  3. I think you will be glad you were reading Christmas books early this year; who knows what Christmas will be like this year, and I think we could use as much as we can get.

    I hope your vet was able to get your cat's troubles under control. It sounds like your cat is doing better.

    We started the new season of the Great British Baking Show and we liked it a lot. The contestants are in quarantine for the duration of the bakeoff, so it makes it all seem a bit more real.

  4. So glad that Cookie was successfully treated at the vet - but sorry that the poor little mite suffers with asthma! I hope you have a good week, Yvonne.

  5. You have so many tempting books! I love the cover of Christmas at the Farmhouse...and also The Wickenham Murders.

    I hope Cookie stays well...and that all of you do, too. Staying home and safe is the best plan, isn't it?


  6. Good recommendations for netflix show. I'm listening to some halloween podcasts, and exploring the possibility of seeing halloween shows.

  7. I hope your kitty starts feeling better soon. It's so stressful. I hope the allergy shots help. Hugs.

    I loved the Haunting of Bly Manor. It's so different from Hill House but also such a great story line. Hope you enjoy the rest of it. If you have Hulu Monsterland was quite good too.

    Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder looks good. Happy reading and watching! Stay safe!

  8. I can't believe this year is already almost over! I am not ready for the cooler weather or darker days, it just depresses me.

    Have a great week and happy reading!
    Week in Review

  9. Poor kitty. Asthma in cats? What do they do? Inhalers for cats? Love the Xmas books. I should pick up something that is positive lie a Christmas story right now. So distracted am I with the election upcoming. My Sunday Salon post with a focus on faith

  10. I'm glad that your kitty is feeling better. It's hard to see a pet in pain or suffering. Have a great reading week!

  11. Oh I hope Cookie doesn't have any further problems! Poor kitty. and same here with Christmas books, I haven't read any yet but this year I feel in the mood for some seasonal reading so I definitely think I'll pick up some holiday mysteries for Nov and dec!!!

    Be well this week and happy reading!

  12. I am sorry Cookie is having so many health issues. I hope she doesn't have any more emergencies. XO

  13. It just seems crazy to read Christmas books before Halloween! But that's always how the review schedule works. I'm so glad to see that you're enjoy Bly Manor. I just saw it on Netflix and was wondering about it. Have a great week!

  14. Happy Sunday, Yvonne! I'm glad Cookie is better! I have put out a few Halloween decorations, and look forward to the cooler weather. I hope to watch a Netflix show or movie tonight. Have a terrific week ahead!

  15. I don't mind a Christmas read at any time really, it is usually a warm hearted story and does my soul good!

  16. Poor Cookie, I’m glad she is doing better.
    Looking back on the year time seems to have flown by, I’m not at all prepared for Christmas

    Wishing you a great reading week

  17. Sorry to hear about Cookie. I hope she continues to improve.

    My week was nuts, but that's the way real estate is--feast or famine.

    Great books this week. Christmas at the Farmhouse looks wonderful. Hope you enjoy your books and have a nice week.

  18. I tend not to read holiday books no matter which holiday is under discussion. I'm sort of a mood reader when not immersed in review books. I'm glad Cookie is doing better. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  19. I hope Cookie continues to improve. I've been reading a few Christmas books too. Have a great week.

  20. I loved Bly Manor. I stayed up until midnight watching it. I hope Cookie’s problem is just allergies. My dog has bad allergies, and the symptoms are concerning, but they haven’t done any permanent damage to her yet. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!


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