Saturday, December 5, 2020

The Weekend Review - December 5th-7th

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Hi Everyone!  

It's kind of been a busy week for me.  It started off with my birthday.  My  husband took me out to a delicious Italian meal and I bought myself a birthday gift.  It's a nutty gift, but I thought it was cute.

Then, the week got even more crazy.  As you guys know I've been sad since losing Cookie and Trudy this year.  No one can ever replace them, but I knew I needed to welcome someone knew in my life.  So, we went to an animal rescue and found two kittens.  They are the cutest things.  So tiny - 12 weeks.  We didn't intend to adopt two, but they were together as litter mates and so close, we couldn't separate them.  We adopted both of them.  They are still quite scared and tentative, so I don't have pics yet, but I will be posting in the very near future.  My other cat Kit doesn't really know what to make of all this craziness.

As for reading, I finished three books somehow.  I enjoyed them all and reviews will be posted soon.  I've still been enjoying my TV shows, but now most are off until January, although Blue Bloods is back but I haven't watched it yet.  

Well, that was my exciting week.  So, what has your week been like?  I hope you all have a great week!
Blog Tours/Spotlights/Reviews/Giveaways Coming Up Next Week

Tuesday:  Review:  The Last to See Her by Courtney Evan Tate (Blog Tour)

Wednesday:  Spotlight:  Grounds for Murder by Tara Lush (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Thursday:  Spotlight:  Peppermint Cream Die by Carol E. Ayer (Blog Tour//Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Friday:  Book Blast:  Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship by Parker Fairchild (Blog Tour/Tour- Wide Giveaway)

Posts last week:

Monday:  Awww...Mondays


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. Wonderful way to celebrate your birthday and oh those two kittens will warm your heart and help you to smile. And a good book in A Whisker of Doubt.

  2. Congratulations on the two new kittens. I'm so happy you were able to adopt both of them, even if that wasn't what you planned on.
    I look forward to seeing pictures of them in the near future :)
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.

  3. Ohh happy birthday though a bit belatedly. And looks like you got the gift you deserve. I can't wait for your pictures. Have a good week ahead!

  4. There were so many unfortunate cats out there that you did what was right. Your beloved cats can never be replaced, but I have no doubt those two will be happy with you. I'm dying to see the pictures ! And lol for the action doll, I love it :D

  5. Lol - I've just shouted with laughter at the sight of your crazy cat lady action figure - complete with cats!! Belated Happy Birthday congrats - and the kittens sound lovely. I think it's wonderful that you took both of them, given the upheaval they have already experienced... Have a great week, Yvonne:))

  6. We haven't had cats in 8 years since we downsized and did a lot of travelling. However, no travel in our forecast at the moment. Husband is making hints about cats, but I am not listening!!

  7. Congrats on the new kitties...and the Action Figure!

    Enjoy your week and your books, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

  8. That does sound like an exciting week! Happy Belated Birthday to you! 🥳 And I hope your new furry friends settle in well. 😊

    Nothing that exciting has been happening for me I'm afraid. We're still in the toughest restrictions where I live, however the shops have opened so I got some Christmas shopping done and started putting my decorations up, which was nice.🎄

    Take care in the coming week, happy reading and kitten cuddling!🙂

  9. You have had a busy week! Happy birthday! I love what you bought with your birthday money. Crazy Cat Lady is fabulous, though I think you may need to acquire more cats for her somehow. Six doesn't seem like enough!

    Oh, and I am so jealous that you have two new kittens. I love cats so much. I've been trying to talk my husband into a cat or two (or three) but he is having nothing to do with that idea.

    We bought The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries today for my husband and my sister-in-law. It was on special at Amazon.

  10. That's so great that you adopted both kittens. Can't wait to see pictures of them. The Crazy Cat Lady action figure is hilarious.

  11. Happy bday! And ooh you got kittens? Good for you. I imagine it will be craziness for a while haha, but how fun. :)

    Some great looking books. the Castle by the Loch looks fun...

  12. Love you self gift! It sounds like it’s been a delightful birthday week for you, congratulations on the new kitties. I look forward to seeing the pics and learning their names.

    Wishing you a great reading week

  13. Yay for new kitties! I totally understand needing to welcome some more into the family especially after losses. They don't replace but they certainly help heal. Looking forward to pictures once they're settled. :)

  14. Happy Birthday! That's a fun action figure. And congrats on your two new furry family members.

  15. Happy birthday!!! Sounds like you had a nice celebration. That action figure is too funny.

    Congratulations on the new furry friends. That happened to use once--went to the shelter for a new cat and wound up with two. They are both gone now, but the last two times we got kittens they were in pairs.

    Great books this week. A Whisker of a Doubt and The Shell Shop caught my eye. Enjoy!

  16. Happy birthday! Congrats on adopting your new kittens. I'm sure they will be fun. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  17. Happy belated birthday! It sounds like a very nice one. That's wonderful about the two kittens! I'm so excited for you. My aunt had that happen and I love seeing her cats all curled up together. They're such friends it's adorable. I can't wait to see pictures! Hope you're having a great week.

  18. Happy Belated Birthday! I love your gift to yourself. That is too funny. :-)

    I hope the new kittens are fitting in well. I can't wait to see photos, Yvonne. As you said, they can't replace Trudy and Cookie, but they can fill your heart with love and ease some of the ache and bring you comfort.

    Enjoy your weekend!


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