Sunday, October 10, 2021

The Weekend Review - October 9th-11th

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Hi Everyone!  

We always say how time is flying and it's true.  Now, I'm getting more and more requests for Christmas type blog tours.  I'm in denial, it feels too soon.  Of course that doesn't stop me from agreeing to them 😀  

Our humidity returned and then the rain came (it did nothing to lessen the humidity, though).  So, my walking time has been very limited which means I haven't gone back to audiobooks yet.  I've actually read three books this week.   That's a good thing 😀  I'm trying not to get too far behind on my Goodreads challenge and I'm doing well, so far.  

I've also managed to keep up with my TV show watching - The Resident (what a tearjerker this week), Chicago shows (Med, Fire and PD), Survivor, Station 19, Grey's Anatomy, 911, and NCIS.  I still have a few shows to watch like Blue Bloods.  

It's been a pretty good week.  I hope yours was too and that you have a great upcoming week.  

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

Monday:  Spotlight:  A Brush with Murder by Bailee Abbott (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Tuesday:  Spotlight:  Twisted Tea Christmas by Laura Childs (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Wednesday:  Blook Blast:  Holiday Fake Out by Paige Sleuth, Francelia Belton, Angela Henry, Rhoda Berlin, Carolyn Marie Wilkins, Barbara Howard, and Stella Oni (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Saturday:  Spotlight:  Mistletoe Cake Murder by Lena Gregory (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 looking forward to some Christmasy mysteries hopefully with holiday season approaching. Thinking of doing the Hohoho readathon so I need some good picks for that ha ha. I'll probably get some ideas from your blog!

    Cat on the Case looks fun.

  2. I hope you continue to enjoy your reading and viewing, and that the weather will allow you to get back to your daily walks and audiobooks. Take care and happy reading! 🙂

  3. I also received Blog Tours for Christmas and it made me so giddy and happy! I LOVE Christmas. I'm going to London for Christmas this year and I'm so excited <3

  4. Ooh you've been very busy! Humidity is the worst, I hated it when I lived in China. It truly does stop you from doing anything! Also, yes, it does feel way too early for Christmas blog tours xD All your upcoming reads look great, I hope you enjoy them and have a lovely week :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

  5. I’m so here for The Matzah Ball! Can’t wait.

    Have a great week!

  6. The Resident made me cry. Blue Bloods makes me feel we are heading to a finale.

  7. I like the look of The Secret of Snow. Will have to take a closer look.

    Still a bit cold here with us, but apparently we can expect warmer weather this upcoming week.

    Have a good week Yvonne and happy reading!

    Elza Reads

  8. It's interesting that they are already lining up blog tours for Christmas books. But everyone does love reading Christmas books, even if it's not Christmas time.

    We are supposed to get a cool front in soon, and that generally brings rain. We've sure enjoyed our nice weather last week.

    We started watching the Stanley Tucci series on the foods of Italy. It's fabulous.

  9. So many tempting titles! Thanks for sharing, and enjoy your week of books and viewing.

    Here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

  10. I'd be in denial about approaching xmas as well, although I do love hallmark movies and xmas related books. My fav Lily and Dash book of Dares. Give it a try if you haven't already.

  11. It does seem too soon for holiday/Christmas books but I suppose it really isn't. I think I'm in denial too. :-) I am caught up on 911 too. I'm really worried about Maddie. I hope you enjoy your reading and have a great week!

  12. I feel you on the rain. It poured all week where I live that I am surprised we didn't have major flooding.

    Christmas will be here before we know it and I am not ready.

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  13. I've seen THE MOTHER NEXT DOOR around on instagram and on a few blogs. I'll have to check that one out! - Melinda @ A Web of Stories

  14. Ah yes all those Christmas books for tours! I only said yes to one. I tend not to do Spotlights and I knew I couldn't read all of them in time. Plus I had already pre-ordered some of them and decided to let those go as well.

  15. I’m not ready to think about Christmas yet.
    I’m torn between watching returns weekly or waiting for a few episodes so I can binge

    Wishing you a great reading week

  16. I think it is a little early for Christmas books too. I do prefer them to scary books though which seem to dominate October. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  17. I always think I will read more Christmas books than I do. So funny since I love Christmas.

    Great books this week. The Case of the Banishing Spell and The Matzah Ball caught my eye.

    Hope you have a great week.

  18. I also downloaded Christy Barritt's book :) I enjoy her writing. Have a good week.

  19. I'm on my 2nd Christmas mystery and I agree it's too soon! I'm not ready to think about Thanksgiving much less Christmas! Have a great week!


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