Sunday, August 1, 2021

The Weekend Review - July 31st-August 2nd

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Hi Everyone!  

Welcome to August!  I'm pretty sure it was just yesterday we were welcoming July and now here's August.  It's just crazy how fast the year is going.

I only completed one book this week, but I completed two of my reading challenges and I'm more than halfway through my Goodreads goal.  I'm doing much better this year than last year.  So, I'm happy about that.  I have to put a hold on listening to audio books as the weather is just too hot and humid for me to even try to walk.

If you are interested in discussing cat mysteries and cozy mysteries in general, I just started a new email group.  It's a great place to discover more cat mysteries and have fun discussions.  We are also starting monthly book discussions (our first one starts August 15th) and we also even talk about our real life cats.

Here's the link to check it out....

Aside from doing some blogging, I'm looking forward to catching up on my reading this weekend.  I hope everyone has a great weekend and a great week!

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

Monday:  Spotlight:  Zombies for Everyone by Kimberly Wylie (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Posts last week:

Monday:  Awww...Mondays


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. Your cat mystery group sounds fun! I need to get back to reading more cozies. And I love the look of your new books.

  2. I'm reading more this year, but I'm not reading as carefully as I have in the past. I want to slow down and enjoy my books more.

    We are trying to get up and walk at 6:45 in the morning several days a week. We are supposed to be getting a cool front next week. Doesn't that sound great?!

    You are the expert on cat mysteries. I love it that you are forming a group to talk about these.

  3. Good that your starting on a new group. I have been involved in so many groups this year its amazing. In the past, all my short stories have been based on things that have happened to me "in person" but now they are beginning to be about things and interactions with people "on zoom." funny

  4. So many great book cover, I'll be checking some of these books out!

    I hope you have a great week!

  5. I am curious about Such a Good Wife. Enjoy your books and your that I'm in my new apartment, I have a DVR!

    I don't have to watch GH online anymore!

    Have a great week. Here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

  6. It is too hot and humid to walk here too. I need perfect conditions to walk or I come up with excuses. :) XO

  7. Your group for cat mysteries sounds like a great idea. I some cat mysteries when I visited Book Warehouse in NC.

    The Bullet Catch sounds good to me. It's been a while since I've read anything by Gaspard.

    Hope you have a nice week.

  8. I just started Death in Castle Dark and am enjoying it! It is definitely too hot and humid to walk! I've been trying to work in audio books into other things to get my listening in which can be a challenge! Congrats on making such progress on your goals! This has definitely been a better reading year for me as well. Have a wonderful week.

  9. Enjoy your mysteries and I do hope your weather cools just a tad.

  10. Hi Yvonne. I love how diverse the Cozy mystery genre is. I love that there are so many cat cozies out there to satisfy your niche. I've become a Cozy paranormal mystery fan and love how many there are of them out there.
    I hope the weather cools soon so you can enjoy your audiobook walks.
    Have a great week.

  11. 'Nanny Dearest' sounds amazing! And yay for doing well on your challenges, I have the same experience this year! But my mind is blown that it's already August, where is this year going... I keep seeing Death in Castle Dark during this week's Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday and I'm very intrigued! I hope you have a lovely week :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

  12. I'm reading a ton this year -- but I'm with you on taking walks. It's really been either too hot or too rainy.

  13. I enjoyed Death in Castle Dark and hope you do too. Besides being hot and muggy, smoke from Canada's wildfires is keeping me indoors. I do listen to audiobooks while playing computer games though. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  14. Congrats on your reading achievements!

    Wishing you a great reading week

  15. I am all about the Rocky Road -my favorite flavor. But they all look wonderful. And kitties on the cover is always a winner.


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