Sunday, March 28, 2021

The Weekend Review - March 27th-29th

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Hi Everyone!  Happy Weekend!

So, April is almost here.  Every month I ask where the previous month went and this was no different.  It felt as if March flew by so fast.  Last year, it felt like March would never end.  What a difference a year makes.  Who knew we'd actually have a vaccine for COVID by now?  My husband and I both had our first shot with no side effects at all.  We get the 2nd in April.  Of course we have to still take precautions, but this is a start.

I only read one book this week but it was a great one.  Falling into Magic by Elizabeth Pantley was such a pleasant surprise.  It's a paranormal cozy mystery.  A little different than my usual reads.  I have the second book waiting in the wings.  I just need to read some more blog tour books first.

I've been binge-watching the old TV series Alfred Hitchcock Presents.  It's like watching mini cozy mysteries.  LOL  I'm enjoying this series.  I never saw it before.  

The weather here in Florida has been beautiful.  We had a chance to sit by the beach a little while and do some walking.  

I hope you have all had a good week.  Have you done anything special?  Read or watch anything good?  I the upcoming week is a good one for you.

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

Monday:  Review:  The Setup by Carol Ericson (Blog Tour)

Wednesdsay:  Review:  The Bookstore on the Beach by Brenda Novak (Blog Tour)

Posts last week:

Monday:  Awww...Mondays


I'm currently reading...

I finished reading ...

I'm currently listening to...

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 forgot about Hitchcock presents! I remember watching that with my grandmother years ago. Sounds like a good one to binge on! I'm so glad you didn't have any side effects. My daughter had some but while they weren't fun they didn't last long and she said it was totally worth it to not have to worry as much about spreading it. Have a great week!

  2. Oh, Alfred Hitchcock, I'm a huge fan ! I think I watched all his films, even the mute ones, trying to spot when he would make an appearance. And I loved this series, so good ! Enjoy ;)

  3. COngrats on your first shot without any complications. Alfred Hitchcock Presents sounds wonderful, I will have to check that out.

  4. Having this vaccine makes a world of difference, doesn't it? I'm glad that you and your husband have both now had your first shot. Wonderful.

    A paranormal cozy mystery? Doesn't that sound fun!

    My husband loved Alfred Hitchcock Presents back in the day. I should remind him of it. I bet he'd love to see it again.

    Our weather has been really nice, too. Enjoy! Have a good week, Yvonne!

  5. It's so great to hear about all the vaccines! Hopefully side effects with the 2nd shot will be minimal. Enjoy your week!

  6. Your books all look so good! I am also reading Her Dark Lies.

    I'm glad you got your first shots...and I'm happy that you will keep staying safe.

    Enjoy your week and your books...and your shows! Here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

  7. So glad to hear you also enjoyed Falling into Magic! I'm done with the second one as well and the review for both books are on my blog. And they can go for your Purrfect reading challenge this year too!

    Hope you will have a good week, seems as if you have some great books to keep you busy!

    Elza Reads

  8. It’s been decades since I’ve seen Hitchcock Presents, but now I’m going to have the theme tune stuck in my head for hours!

    Wishing you a great reading week

  9. Sitting and walking by the beach sounds like heaven right now.

  10. Glad you've had some nice weather in florida. I take customers to the airport all the time to fly down to florida. the most recent was to see their grandson in golf tournament. golf seems to be a big thing in florida, and I'm thinking to see my dad down there again soon.

  11. You've got some good looking books there. Love the cover of Birthday Cake and Bodies. We have had both good weather and then cold weather. It's spring in Missouri.
    Lisa Loves Literature's Weekly Wrap-Up

  12. I only got one book finished this week, too. Most unusual for me, and for you, too! At least it was one you enjoyed.

    I'm so glad you and your husband have gotten your first shots. My husband and I just got our second ones. As you say, we will still need to take precautions, but at least I won't be quite as anxious.

  13. Falling Into Magic looks really cute :) I read Tell No Lies earlier this week and really enjoyed it. Did you read the first one? If not, it reads fine as a stand-alone. Thanks for sharing :)

  14. Yvonne, I am so pleased to hear your and the hubby got your first dose of the vaccine and had no averse side effects, that's great! I am also pleased to hear you have been enjoying some cosy mystery - I think I am long overdue one myself!

    As for my own week, it has been a regular one of work and home, with the slight different that I could got to church today. However I have enjoyed reading A Room With a View by E.M. Forster and watching Merlin and Your Honor.

    Take care and happy reading in the coming week! 🙂

  15. I know this time last year I think it was all about uncertainty and just really not knowing what next. At least now we are making progress and so glad so many people are getting their vaccines. Looks like you've got a lot of great books to keep you busy this coming week and how nice to be able to enjoy a good book while you sit on the beach. Sounds lovely!

  16. This year is flying by. I am glad you got your first dose of the vaccine. XO

  17. Same here w/ March. The last few months have been kinda going by fast I guess but March seemed to whiz by! And I'm so glad you guys didn't have any problems with your shots! That's good to know.

    Alfred Hitchcock Presents sounds wonderful. I should try and track that down.

  18. I'm glad to hear you both got your first vaccines and had no side effects. I'm getting my first on Thursday and I'm not too worried for the first shot, but the second shot (which I'll schedule when I go in on Thursday) is a big question mark. - Melinda @ A Web of Stories

  19. Nice to see The House Guests in your line up. Sounds like Spring is well on the way for you. March felt good to me, its a month with a good number of days which helps, but the year is slip sliding already.

  20. So jealous of your Florida weather lol!! It's so rainy where I am! Hope you are enjoying Her Dark Lies! I keep seeing it around!

  21. We're still waiting for Spring here in Northern Minnesota. So I envy your weather. Nice looking bunch of books. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  22. I remember watch Alfred Hitchcock Presents when I was a kid. I get my second shot in April too. I'm looking forward to getting out a bit more in May.


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