Sunday, October 30, 2022

The Weekend Review - October 29th-31st

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is a meme with a new host!  It's now being hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. This is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

I'm also linking to  Stacking The Shelves which is hosted by Reading Reality.

Hi Everyone!  

Happy Halloween to all who celebrate!  I don't really do anything for Halloween, but I know many have fun with it. 

I've been away for the last two Sundays.  We were on vacation - went on a cruise to Aruba and Curacao.  We had a great time. Now it's back to reality.  This week I have my endoscopy and colonoscopy which I'm not looking forward to but they are a necessity.

Since my last Weekend Review, I finished three books and I'm halfway through my current read.  They've all been good reads.  

It's that time of year where I start getting the reading challenges I host organized.  I plan to continue with the ones I always host - Cruisin' thru the Cozies, What An Animal Reading Challenge, The Purrfect Reading Challenge, and the NetGalley/Edelweiss Reading Challenge.  As for the ones I join...well, we'll see 😀 For now, I just want to get everything in order for the ones I host.

All my shows are back, and, thanks to my vacation, my DVR has a backlog of shows.  I've been slowly catching up, though.

So, what has your week been like?  Anything new going on?  Read or watch anything good?  I hope you all have a great week!

Blog Tours/Spotlights/Reviews/Giveaways 
I Hosted

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

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Monday:  Awww Mondays

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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.  


  1. Happy Halloween! Ooh your cruise sounds fun. Aruba is one of the places I want to get to yet. And I've been watching a lot too. Just started Deadwind on Netflix.It's a Finnish crime show and I've been eagerly awaiting S3. :)

    Have an awesome weekend!

  2. How's your luck with your Kindle freebies? Do you feel like most of them are worthwhile? I notice that many of the ones I pick up are short - under 300 pages. That doesn't bother me, it just somehow feels like that in-between place between a novella and a novel. Hope you have a terrific week and find time to enjoy a good book.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

    1. Honestly, I haven't read most of them yet. LOL The ones I have read can be hit or miss but - for me - I prefer books under 300 pages. Some books are under 100 which is more like a novella. You have a great week too!

  3. Welcome back! I was wondering where you were. Glad you had a fabulous vacation.

  4. I also have Secluded Cabin to read. Hope we love it.

  5. I hope you had a great time on the cruise! I just started A Trip With Trouble, as I'm a little bit behind on my Netgalley books. Have a great week! Here's my SP:

  6. Some great looking books there! I had to skim past the Kindle freebies as I don't have the time to read any more 🤣

    Good luck with the reading challenges!

    Have a great week ahead!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
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  7. I can't believe it's already time to be thinking about challenges for next year! I really need to get going with the goals I think I might want to try next year.

    Have a great week and happy reading!
    Week in Review

  8. Glad you had a nice vacation. I hope all goes well with your tests. The prep is harder than the actual colonoscopy. XO

  9. If that Marlowe Redesigned book is anything to do with fashion, I'll pick it up. I swear, I think I've read at least 10 of your book recs. Great job!

  10. So glad you'll be continuing with the Cruisin' Through the Cozies challenge. Since I only started reading cozies last year, I was new to the genre. Because of the challenge, I have discovered so many different themes within cozy mysteries. As far as what I'm watching goes, I've been binging on The Good Witch movies on Hallmark. I had only seen the first one before and I'm really enjoying the entire series. I won't finish all of them by Halloween, but that gives me something to look forward to for next year. I hope your procedures go smoothly and give you good results. :-)

  11. It Came Upon a Midnight Shear is a really good holiday cozy title. Colonoscopy is the worst big hugs to you for that!

  12. I'll have to keep an eye out for your NetGalley/Edelweiss challenge! And thank you for the reminder; I need to organize The Backlist Reader Challenge for 2023.

    I hope you have a good Halloween and a great start to November!

  13. Nice book haul. I am planning to pretty much not do any reading challenges next year, but you know, i might change my mind, LOL. Have a great week!

  14. I'm glad you had a good time on your vacation! I've always wanted to go on a cruise. :D

    We don't really celebrate Halloween either. We used to, but not since COVID. We do still buy candy for ourselves, though.

  15. Your holiday to Aruba and Curacao sounds fantastic. I'm imagining some gloriously warm weather and lots of sunshine, and that sounds great after several days of rain and cold here.

    I'm glad you are planning to continue to host the challenges you host. I know that many people are grateful to you.

  16. Okay, I'm jealous! I want to go on a cruise! The rainy season has finally hit here, so a little sun would be great! Have a wonderful week! - Melinda @ A Web of Stories

  17. So glad you had a nice vacation.

    I see a lot of great looking books on your list this week. It Came Upon A Midnight Shear and Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six caught my eye.

    Hope you have a great week.

  18. Great to get away for a cruise and leave all, but now facing into reality! All the best for the tests.

  19. Your trip sounds wonderful. I am curious about the Lisa Unger book. Enjoy your week, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

  20. Your cruise sounds nice. My doctor has started to talk about doing an endoscopy. I'm not excited about it. Nice looking books too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  21. The cruise sounds fun! We are going on one next year and I'm so looking forward to it. I hope you are having a wonderful week and are having an easy time getting caught back up!


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