Sunday, January 24, 2021

The Weekend Review - January 23rd-25th

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Hi Everyone!  

This was an exciting week in the US with the inauguration.  I admit to being glued to my TV for all the ceremonies.  From now on, I don't expect to be so addicted to the news anymore.  At least I hope I won't be.

I did manage to read two books.  So far, this year, my books have all been good ones.  No five kitty books yet, but there's one coming up soon.  I'm just happy to be reading more this year, so far.

I've even managed to watch a few TV shows.  I'm so happy to have back The Blacklist, 911, and 911 Lonestar.  All were very good this week.  I finished the first season of Snowpiercer.  I was glad to get that finished before the new season starts next week.  Has anyone watched Your Honor on Showtime?  It stars Bryan Cranston and it's really good.

Not too much has been happening here, except my shoulder started giving me problems.  I'm having so much pain in it.  It's my right one and I'm a righty so it's making things a bit difficult but hopefully it will go away as quickly as it came.

Other than that, it's been quiet.  How has it been in your corner of the world?  Anything exciting going on?  Read any good books or see any good shows lately?  I hope everyone has a great week.  Stay safe!

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

Monday:  Review:  The Perfect Guests by Emma Rous (Blog Tour)

Wednesday:  Spotlight:  Egg Shooters by Laura Childs (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. Hopefully the news will be much calmer on the Presidential front from here on out. With the impeachment trial coming up in February though, I imagine we'll be hearing a certain someone's name a lot more than we want to for awhile yet. The Inauguration was such a breath of fresh air. A taste of hope again.

    I watched both 9-1-1 shows today and am all caught up again. I was surprised and glad they didn't ignore the pandemic and wrote that into the shows.

    I hope your shoulder feels better soon, Yvonne. I know how difficult that can be.

    Have a good week and happy reading!

  2. It's amazing how things have calmed down since the inauguration. I'm sure there's still a lot of anger on the right over things, but it seems like de- platforming Trump cooled the rage a bit. Or maybe we're just not hearing it. At any rate, the inauguration felt refreshing!

    I hope you're feeling better soon!

  3. Hi there Yvonne! I only saw glimpses and snippets on social media of the inauguration. I do hope it will be a prosperous time for America!

    Sorry to hear about your shoulder, I hope it get's better soon! I'm also not even almost done with 5 kitty books. Busy reading one at least.

    Take care of yourself and I hope you will have a good week!

    Elza Reads

  4. I didn't know about Bryan Cranston's new show, thanks, I've been loving this actor ever since he played Malcolm's dad. I'm glad you read good books, I just had two DNFs this week. Take care of your shoulder, these kinds of pains we tend to overlook but can remain for a long time if we don't remedy it. Have a great week :)

  5. I had been deeply worried about our country for so long. The beautiful inauguration has filled me with hope for moving forward again.

    I'm glad you have been able to read some good books this year. That's wonderful.

    I had a year-long bout with frozen shoulder. Yoga was advised, and it helped me get back to normal. I hope that works for you.

    Have a great week, Yvonne!

  6. It was a great relief to see the Inauguration go off smoothly, Yvonne. Glad that you are now reading more - I do hope your shoulder quickly returns to normal. It's such a painful place! Have a good week.

  7. There is such relief knowing an adult is in charge!
    I wasn’t too impressed with Lone Star, despite the eye candy that is Rob Lowe, but I might give season 2 a go anyway.

    Wishing you a great reading week

  8. Great looking books! I have had my eye on Are We There Yet?

    Enjoy your week, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

  9. I just got Oopsie Daisy for free today! Hope we both enjoy it.
    Lisa Loves Literature's Weekly Wrap-Up

  10. Great to hear you've been reading more already this year and I pray your shoulder will feel better soon. This week I read the cosy crime caper, The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman and watching the supernatural drama, A Discovery of Witches. Take care and happy reading. 🙂

  11. We are thrilled that Blacklist and Prodigal Son are back. I hope your shoulder is better soon. XO

  12. I hope your shoulder gets better soon. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  13. I also spent all of Wednesday enjoying the Inauguration! I'm a news junkie so I don't think that will change, but at least it hopefully won't be so anxiety-inducing now! - Melinda @ A Web of Stories

  14. So sorry to hear about your should pain. I'm sure it's frustrating - especially with it being your dominant hand. It does look like you're getting some great reading in! Have a great week!

  15. A nice variety of books in your post! Hope your shoulder pain goes away soon!

  16. I was watching CNN all day Wednesday. I don't watch much on TV except sports. So I have had lots of time for reading and listening in January. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  17. I like the 911 shows because they are so over the top. Pure escapism!

  18. Hi! I am super curious about Your Honor! I'm glad to see you like it; I love Bryan Cranston - he's brilliant!


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