Sunday, November 28, 2021

The Weekend Review - November 27th-29th

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Hi Everyone!  

Well, Thanksgiving in the U.S. has come and gone.  Sunday night Hanukkah begins and then onwards to Christmas, followed by New Years.  I really find it hard to believe it's the holiday season.  Maybe part of that is living in Florida with the sun shining.  However, everything is starting to get decorated and I love all the lights and decorations.

My husband and I had a quiet Thanksgiving together.  Lots of turkey, stuff, and potatoes - all the good stuff.  

My blog calendar is pretty full until the end of the year, but I did manage to finish three books.  So, that was good.  One was an audiobook, which means I'm back to walking on a regular basis.

Now, I'm ready to decide what reading challenges, hosted by others, I will participate in next year.  There are a few I traditionally participate in and will again.  I'm looking forward to them.

As for what I'm watching, I've just been watching Hallmark Channel movies.  They are corny but cute. 

Not much else happening here.  I hope you all have a great week.  Take care and stay safe!

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

Monday:  Spotlight:  Murder in the Christmas Tree Lot by Judith Gonda (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Tuesday:  Spotlight:  Adventure Cat by Mollie Hunt (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Wednesday:  Spotlight:  You Can't Candle the Truth by Sarah E. Burr (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Thursday:  Spotlight:  Bear A Wee Grudge by Meg Macy (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Saturday:  Spotlight:  Where the Light Shines Through by Kathleen Bailey (Blog Tour)

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. Still like the Secret of Snow. Gosh, I just need to get a copy now!

    Here in SA we love having the sunshine and beachy days for Christmas. Now snow or icy weather please! But I would still love to have a White Christmas just once in my life.

    Have a good week Yvonne and good luck with all the blog tours!

    Lots of Love,

    Elza Reads

  2. I'm hoping to get to The Secret of Snow soon. I really liked Zen for Murder. Check out what I read this at Girl Who Reads.

  3. I'm thinking about my reading challenges, too. Last year I did Nonfiction and Classics and Diversity and Books in Translation. I'm not sure what I'll do this year.

    We hope to watch a few of our favorite Christmas movies soon.

    I like the sound of A Zen for Murder. It's hard to imagine murder at a Zen spot!

  4. ooh looks like you had some cozy mysteries, hope those were fun. Happy to see that you had a good Thanksgiving. I am loving all the Christmas festive decor around.

    Happy Sunday

  5. I had a nice Thanksgiving too! It's hard to believe that the end of the year is getting closer!

    Have a great week and happy reading!
    Week in Review

  6. It would be very hard for me to feel holiday-ish in florida. In Mn we have all the snow. some good reaads. I'll add them to my TBR

  7. It's hard to believe the holiday season is here isn't it? I'm also starting to think about reading challenges and such for next year. Hope you have a wonderful and relaxing Sunday!

  8. I’m glad you enjoyed your celebrations together.
    Sigh my blog calendar is over full. I’ll be carrying 2021 books into 2022.

    Wishing you a great reading week

  9. I’m also starting to think about reading goals for next year. I’m thinking about making 2022 the year that I finish all my half-finished series.

    Happy Sunday!

  10. Love the cover of Forests, Fishing, and Forgery, I might recommend it to my mom who loves both mysteries and camping! Yeah, my blog calendar is so full as well. Although I had htis week with not as many scheduled reviews. I keep saying next year I'll stop signing up for so many, but then more come out that I want to read! Oh well. The life of a book blogger I guess, right? lol Have a great week!
    Lisa Loves Literature

  11. Lovely to hear you enjoyed a quiet Thanksgiving with your husband, cute films and cosy reads. Take care and happy reading in the coming week. 😃

  12. It was in the 20's last night and is starting to feel very festive, albeit a northern COLD festive lol. Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving!!!

    Loving the look Nanny Dearest.

  13. nanny must be the new thing for books because they are every where. Glad that you had a good Thanksgiving.

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  14. Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving. I love Hallmark.

  15. So many tempting titles! I especially love the look of the cozies.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  16. That's great on finishing three books and that you had a nice Thanksgiving. Holidays in the south are always a bit different - especially if you're used to a colder climate! Have a great week!

  17. There is a lot to be said for Hallmark movies, especially in these times. Christmas for you in Florida is probably a bit like our New Zealand summer Christmas. I'd so love a cold Christmas!

  18. The Secret of Snow looks good! I am glad that you had a good holiday. :)

  19. We had a quiet Thanksgiving too. I used to join (and even host!) reading challenges but I've gotten away from them in the last few years.

  20. I didn't have to cook this year and I didn't plan any real estate work, so my weekend was quieter than usual.

    The Secret of Snow, A Coastline Retreat, and Spotlight Scandal all caught my eye. Hope you enjoy your books.

  21. I'm not a particular fan of the holiday season though I do enjoy Christmas lights. Nice looking books on your stack. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  22. Yes, the holidays are right around the corner. I see a few books that are going on my TBR list.

  23. Glad you had a great Thanksgiving weekend and you are back to walking regularly! I am hoping to get back into that again too! What reading challenges do you normally participate in?


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