Saturday, September 4, 2021

The Weekend Review - September 4-6th

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Hi Everyone!  

What a week!  For anyone going through hurricanes, flooding or are in my heart and my thoughts.  I pray for all of you.

Things here are fine.  Our weather continues to be hot with a little rain, but nothing like the horrors some people are going through right now.  I've been quite lucky (knock on wood).

I did finish two books and a reading challenge this week.  I'm finding it harder and harder to write reviews for some reason.  I seem to have writer's block where reviews are concerned lately.  I try to write reviews right after I finish a book and before I start another, but I'm really dragging my feet about it these days.  Hopefully I'll snap out of it.

I discovered a new-to-me show on Netflix.  It's called The Yard and similar to shows like Wentworth and Orange Is the New Black (more like Wentworth, though).  It's really good and I've been up late watching it.

Not much else is happening over here.  I hope you all have a great weekend!  

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

Monday:  Review:  How to Kill Your Best Friend by Lexie Elliott

Tuesday:  Spotlight:  Hooked On A Feline by Sofie Kelly (Blog Tour)

Thursday:  Spotlight:  Death of A Red-Hot Rancher by Mimi Granger (Blog Tour)

Saturday:  Spotlight:  Ghost Cat of Ocean Cove by Mollie Hunt (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. I'm not familiar with the books you are reading. I'll look forward to your reviews when you are back to writing them.

    best... mae at

  2. Clea Simon's book looks good. We are binge watching Ray Donovan. :)

  3. I will have to check out the Yard. It's been ages since I last read something by Clea Simon. An Incantation of Cats sounds fun. I hope you are enjoying it. My review writing has suffered too. I hope you have a great week, Yvonne! Happy reading.

  4. It's been mild here too (knock on wood) in terms of not having any catastrophes! So scary what others are going through.

    I've hardly been writing reviews either lately. I just finished two books recently and haven't reviewed either one! Oh well... :)

    I really liked Wentworth so maybe I'll check that show out.

  5. I have gotten to the point that I review when I review, and that isn't very often. I have accepted that and it has given me some freedom to post whatever I like these days.

  6. I am relieved to hear you have stayed safe and well where you are, and my prayers continue to be with those suffering with terrible storms, fires and flooding. 🙏 Take care, happy reading and good luck with getting back into your review writing. 🙂

  7. I feel like anything with "Next door" in the title is referring to a psych thriller, lol. Lots of great books. I hope that you get to even more.

  8. Our weather has been nearly perfect. It has been sunny and in the mid 70's. I am so sorry for those are going through horrible weather.

    I have been writing reviews, but it feels like pulling teeth. They feel uninspired and I would rather do just about anything else.

    Your Kindle freebies look great and I am looking forward to your review of Deadly Summer Nights.

    Have a good week!

  9. I adore the cover of Burden of Proof. We've had similar weather here. Hot with occasional rain. Although we did have like 2-3 inches Friday morning, so that was crazy. Hope you have a good week!
    Lisa Loves Literature

  10. Loved OITNB, Wentworth is on my TBW list, adding The Yard. I just read that it's a Turkish prison show? Sounds good.

  11. I find keeping notes when I'm reading helps me so much with my reviews. I'll write out the initial review and then I'll go through my notes and add whatever I'd missed. Then I go through and edit/polish it off. It takes me a bit but it helps a lot. :)

  12. I know so much that so many people around the world are having to cope with. Your books look entertaining and that's what we need. Plus some viewing.

  13. You have some tempting books on your list today! I've been wanting to read Nanny Dearest, and An Incantation of Cats looks very tempting.

    Glad you are staying safe.

    I'm with you on reviews. I do write them right after I finish a book, but sometimes I find it difficult to choose the right words!

    Enjoy your week, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

  14. All the bad weather has missed my area too. Even the smoke from the Canadian fires has cleared out. I have been dragging out my review writing too. I used to write them before starting the next book too but then started reading two at a time. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  15. We have had some soaking rain from storms coming up the coast, but nothing like those poor people in other parts of the country.

    I totally understand what you are saying about reviews. It tends to happen to me around vacation time when I read more books than I usually do. Everything I write sounds the same.

    Thanks for sharing your books. Some of these sound so charming. I'm always up for a seasonal mystery.

  16. It's actually been pleasantly cool here. We, like you, have been very fortunate weather-wise.

    I always write my review of a book right after I finish it. After five thousand reviews, I feel like I am often repetitive or dull or uninspiring. It's frustrating.

  17. I enjoy mystery books and enjoy ones with food titles :) Happy reading!

  18. We had the last bits of one of the hurricanes so it was rainy and awful but now it almost feels like fall outside. I hope you are having a wonderful week and enjoying your books!


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