Saturday, July 3, 2021

The Weekend Review - July 3rd-5th

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Hi Everyone!  

Happy 4th of July for those celebrating in the U.S.  I'm not doing anything special.  Just staying home and trying to convince the furbabies that they are safe despite the loud noises we are expecting and are already hearing.  

The week started out not so great with one of the kittens - Cookie - being sick.  She wasn't eating and really just staying in one place, not moving.  We took her to the vet where they did x-rays and bloodwork.  They didn't find anything wrong.  They thought she must have eaten something that didn't agree with her and to give it a day or so.  Well, the very next day Cookie was back to her old self.  She's fine...eating, playing... all is well, but we were nervous.

Then, we hear that we were in the "cone of uncertainty" for Hurricane Elsa.  It's been downgraded now to a Tropical Storm.  I think we'll probably have a lot of rain and wind at the beginning of next week, but it doesn't sound as bad as a hurricane.

As for reading, I only finished one book this week.  It was a good book, though.  No walking since it's just too hot out there for me to walk, which means no audiobooks again.

I'm not doing much TV watching but I've been become addicted to the HGTV channel and have been watching the show "Love It or List It".  A show where they do home makeovers or try to get the people to look at new houses.  I want someone to come here and do a makeover.  LOL  

I do hope you all have a great week.  Stay safe!  

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

Monday:  Spotlight:  A Fatal Footnote by Margaret Loudon (Blog Tour)

Tuesday:  Spotlight:  Draw and Order by Cheryl Hollon (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Thursday:  Review:  How to Win the Surgeon's Heart by Tina Beckett (Blog Tour)

Saturday:  Spotlight:  The Mountain View Murder by Patrick Kelly (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. Your 4th of July sounds like it will be similar to ours. I imagine someone in the neighborhood will be setting of fireworks even though they are illegal here. I'm actually surprised we haven't heard more of them this past week because they always start early here too.

    I am glad Cookie is doing better and that it wasn't anything serious. I am also glad the hurricane is now just a tropical storm. Hopefully the wind and rain won't be too bad.

    We love Love It or List it in our house. We were addicted to it for awhile there and will sometimes still put it on when we want something on but aren't sure what to watch.

    I hope you have a great week, Yvonne, and enjoy your reading! I'm looking forward to reading Much Ado About Nauticaling too.

  2. Sounds like a crazy week! I'm so glad Cookie is okay. These furbabies can scare us sometimes! I have Death in Castle Dark coming up on my reading list and I can't wait. I hope you have a wonderful week.

  3. I am always nervous when there is a storm out in the Gulf. I get crazy when it looks like the storm is coming our way. I'm glad Elsa is sputtering out.

    The only way we get to walk these days is to head out of the house in the early morning. You are's too hot otherwise.

    I hope you enjoy your books!

  4. Hope the weather cools for you soon!

  5. You have so many tempting books! Adding some to my list, like My Darling Husband.

    I used to watch HGTV all the time! Maybe I should start again. It is so much fun!

    Have a great week, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

  6. Urg! It's always horrible when pets or small children get sick, as they often can't tell you properly what is wrong... Glad to hear your kitten bounced back. Yes - perhaps it's because I'm getting older, but on Fireworks Night, I tend to roll my eyes and turn up the TV because it sounds like World War III is about to happen! I hope you have an enjoyable day and a great reading week, Yvonne:).

  7. Glad the kitty was okay in the end and a relief about the storm. Tropical storms aren't much fun either but better than a hurricane for sure.

  8. It's so hard when our furbabies are sick! It's a relief when it is over that quickly, but still until we know and they are better, it is scary! Glad your kitten is okay. I'll be with family tonight, but my dogs are usually okay just sleeping in the house even with fireworks. I've got a camera on them this year though, so I can see while I'm gone if I want. Have a great week!
    Lisa Loves Literature

  9. Happy 4th! It's like all fireworks all the time around here too lol. Glad to hear that Cookie is okay.

    I hope you guys don't have too much trouble with Elsa.

    Nauticaling looks fun!

  10. Hope you stay safe from Elsa. I love HGTV. My favorite is Flip or Flop even though I can't stand Christina. XO

  11. So many great books featured today. I would love those cozies.

    We are in the path of Elsa this week, too. Hopefully not a lot of flooding.

    Enjoy your week.

  12. The ‘Cone of Uncertainty’ sounds ominous, I hope the storm passes you by!
    Glad to learn Cookie is fine.

    Wishing you a great reading week

    Wishing you a great reading week

  13. Ah glad Cookie is okay, its a worry when they can't tell you. I enjoy watching Love it or List it - the English version and sometimes the Australian version. But not for awhile now. Happy reading. Hope the bad weather by passes you.

  14. Hope that storm is nothing but a minor annoyance!

  15. I had a quiet 4th of July too. I listen to audiobooks while playing computer games and while I go walking. It's been too warm for the walking outdoors here too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!


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