Sunday, January 22, 2023

The Weekend Review - January 21st-January 23rd

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Hi Everyone!  

I hope everyone is had a good week.  It's been a quiet one here.

Just wondering - do any of you order the Hello Fresh meal kits?  I was thinking of trying it and wondered if it's any good.  Anyone have any opinions about it? Good or bad, I want to hear it all 😁

I finished two books this week.  I've been catching up on TV shows, too.  Not much else going on here.  

I hope you all have a great week!

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

Monday:  Spotlight:  A Grave Roast by A.N. Sage (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Wednesday:  Review:  Do I Know You? by Emily Wibberley, Austin Siegemund-Broka

Posts last week:

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.  


  1. I've tried a couple of the home meal delivery options but I'll be darned if I can remember which one. One was cheap and the meals reflected that - ultra simple/basic ingredients; the other (Home Chef maybe?) was delicious with more complex meals but every one was really good and the price reflected that....we didn't order as many of those. Luckily those services are easy to drop if you try it for a week or two and don't like it. Good luck!
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

  2. I'd be curious about the meal kits myself. I've heard of them but have no experience with em.

    Fun books this week. Hope you're having a nice weekend :)

  3. Did you enjoy Cat Scratch Murder? It looks like a fun read :)

    My Stacking the Shelves post.

  4. I know some people who have used some of those different food places and seem to like them, but I haven't tried one but curious. I would be interested in what you thought if you do try one. :)

    Have a great week and happy reading,
    Week in Review

  5. If you end up getting Hello Fresh, please let us know how it goes! I want to eat healthier, but I'm really bad a cooking and coming up with meals.

  6. Hi there Yvonne!

    I can't help you with home deliveries. SA is a bit far!

    I also have Bakeries and Buffoonery and think it's going to be lots of fun for sure!

    Have a great week and happy reading!

    Elza Reads

  7. My friend Karen uses a food service, and she and her husband are quite happy with it. He is trying to eat more healthy food. Wish I knew which one she uses.

    Bakeries and Buffoonery sounds good---bakeries plus magic, yes.

  8. I know a few couples who love Hello Fresh, they find it convenient and tasty. I definitely think you should give it a try.

    Wishing you a great reading week

  9. I've heard of those hello meal fresh kits, I would try them to just get inspired to cook. Baking I'm great! cooking not so much. I'll give one of those recs a read through.

  10. Cat Scratch Murder sounds like a good one. :-) I haven't used Hello Fresh or any service like that. I think I'm too picky about what I eat. Lol. Have a great week! :-)

  11. Charming Bookshop Mysteries looks interesting. I hope you enjoy all of these.

  12. I tried Hello Chef and Home Chef and liked the choices both give you, and the meals were quick and easy.

    I love the cover of the Rafferty and Greene books!

  13. Never tried one of the Fresh Meal kits, but they do look good.

  14. We get a Hello Fresh box every other week and really enjoy it. Pretty much everything we've gotten has been really good. My sister-in-law didn't like it because there's a decent amount of chopping and whatnot but I like that I just take the bag out of the fridge and follow the directions. Have a great week!

  15. Ann Rafferty's book looks good, well anything with bookshop in the title is a "come hither!"

  16. To Kill a Mocking Girl sounds cute. Enjoy your week and your books, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

  17. I've never tried any of the meal delivery options. I keep looking at them but can't decide which I'd like to try or even if they are available to me in my small city. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  18. We enjoyed Hello Fresh when we subscribed to it. Most of the recipes don't take long to make. We also tried recipes we might not have otherwise. The one negative other than how expensive it can get is that they stick to serving size, so there are absolutely no leftovers. I am a big leftover person, so that didn't work for me.

    Charming Bookshop Mysteries and Hideaway at Silver Lake caught my eye this week. Hope you enjoy your books.

  19. I've done Hello Fresh a few times, more now that my son is old enough to cook them for me. I like them because they're different than things I would usually make. I don't like the cost or the package waste though. Have a good week!


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