Sunday, January 1, 2023

The Weekend Review - December 31st-January 2nd

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Hi Everyone!  

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone has a great 2023!  I'm writing this on New Year's Eve and we have nothing planned for tonight.  We'll be home having a quiet NYE.

I finished the year on a good note.  I went over my Goodreads goal and finished a few books this week.  Some are shorter than others, but I did enjoy them.  I always enjoy holiday books and I tend to read them any time of the year.  Since I love series books, often I'll get to a Christmas book in the middle of the summer.  

I'm pretty much all organized for my 2023 reading or at least through January.  I'm hoping to have a better handle on things than I have in the past. I want to catch up on my NetGalley and Edelweiss books before getting more.  Let's see if I can stick with that.  LOL

I'm planning to start the new year reading a new cozy mystery with a cat on it 😀  I have to start the year off right 😁 

I hope you all have a great week and Happy 2023!

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I'm currently reading...(well, I'll be starting it tomorrow - my first book of 2023!)

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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 2023! A cozy with a cat. Definitely can't go wrong there.

  2. Starting off the year with a cozy mystery with a cat on it? That sounds lovely!

    And to celebrate the new year...
    Here's a bit from a lovely old (1850!) poem:

    "Ring out the old, ring in the new,
    Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
    The year is going, let him go;
    Ring out the false, ring in the true...

    Ring out a slowly dying cause,
    And ancient forms of party strife;
    Ring in the nobler modes of life,
    With sweeter manners, purer laws...

    Ring out false pride in place and blood,
    The civic slander and the spite;
    Ring in the love of truth and right,
    Ring in the common love of good."

    And a toast: Here's to a year of wonderful reads and small joys!

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  4. I'm glad you wrapped up your year nicely. And I'm glad to hear that you have your reading lists in order.

  5. Sounds like you're all set to kick of your 2023 year of reading!!! I am too!

    Happy New Year and happy reading!

  6. We had a very quiet NYE, too... seems like we've gotten into that habit over the past few years. Hope you have a good week and enjoy your first book of 2023. Happy New Year!

  7. Hi there Yvonne!

    Happy New Year! My next read this week somewhere will also be Dial M for Meow! I take it you are on the blog tour as well?

    I see you've shared some free books, I've read and reviewed A Cat's Guide to bonding with dragons, it was quite fun.

    I also plan on being way more organised this year. Edelweiss never ever accepts my requests, but I have a few Netgalley outstanding ones as well.

    Have a wonderful new year Yvonne!

    Elza Reads

  8. Happy New Year! We stayed home too. I think your goals are've got this!

  9. I love Sara Ney! I need to work on my Netgalley too, I want to get to 80% rating. Happy new year to you as well!
    Lisa Loves Literature

  10. Hmm, I tried to post, but didn't see it pop up. Love the Sara Ney book, hope you have a happy new year! I also made a DNF shelf on Goodreads for the books I bail or don't finish. That way it helps me keep track there too.

  11. I have the same goal of managing my Netgalley requests better. Here's looking forward to a great reading year in 2023.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

  12. That's great to have a plan already. I'm slowly working on one - mostly trying to figure out how to complete the 13 challenges I signed up for.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

  13. Happy New Year!! I started the new year finishing a book I didn't finish yesterday, lol, I hope to finish it tonight.

  14. Happy New Year! Staying home for New Year's Eve is definitely the way to go. I can't remember the last time I went out and I definitely don't miss it. Enjoy your reading and have a wonderful week!

  15. How purrfect to start the year with a kitty cozy. Happy New Year!! I signed up for Cruisin' through the Cozies on your blog. I linked to your page on my post about it. I hope I set it up correctly. I'm still learning the ropes and this will be my first time participating in challenges in the blogosphere. :-)

  16. Happy New Year! I stayed home too and played monopoly with my husband, mum and son until about 2am! (We should have known better... The game that never ends! lol)

  17. Congrats on reaching your Goodreads goal! I didn't get to many Christmas reads this year, but like you said, sometimes I get to one in a series in the middle of the summer. Happy New Year!

  18. Happy New Year Yvonne and like you I am going to be very tough about taking on new review books this year. Hope we can do it!

  19. I hope you had an amazing new years eve, and that 2023 is a year filled with happiness.

  20. Glad you had a wonderful 2022! Hope that 2023 is an even better year!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  21. Your First Book of the Year is adorable. Enjoy your week and the New Year! Here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

  22. Happy New Year! I think starting the year with a Cozy is great! I would love to start the year by reading, but we have a family tradition that involves the Avengers, so....

    Have a great week! - Melinda @ A Web of Stories

  23. Happy new year! Congratulations on getting organized early on. I am almost there. Love your first book.

  24. Great book to start the year! Start as you mean to go on, I say. Come see my week here. Happy reading and Happy New Year!

  25. My husband and I also had a quiet NYE. It was actually really nice. I hope you enjoyed your quiet evening. I also hope 2023 treats you well!

    My Sunday News


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