Saturday, April 15, 2023

The Weekend Review - April 15th-17th

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Hi Everyone!  

This was a much better reading week for me.  I read three books.  It probably had a lot to do with all the rain we got in Florida last week.  My heart goes out to all those suffering from weather-related problems.  Fortunately, I don't live where all the flooding occurred, but we did have heavy downpours which meant there was nothing to do but stay home and read.  

I, also, caught up on some of my TV shows like Survivor, The Blacklist, 911, Blue Bloods and Fire Country.

Although the heavy rains have stopped, it's overcast and looks like it still wants to rain.  The temps are in the high 80's so it's pretty humid.  This means more staying home for me and reading.  I guess there's a plus side to bad weather. 

Not much else to report from here.  I hope you all are having a great weekend and have a great upcoming week.  

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

Tuesday:  Spotlight:  Bowled Over Americano by Carolyn Arnold (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Thursday:  Spotlight:  Brushed Up On Murder by Ruth J. Hartman (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

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Monday:  Awww Mondays

I'm currently reading...

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I'm listening to...

These are still on my April reading list, but I'm starting to make a dent in them.  Although, I do expect some will carry over to May.

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. We had such a good time in Tampa Bay early February that it breaks my heart to hear about the feet of rain in Ft. Lauderdale, where I have relatives. We considered Fla as a retirement place but are wary of all the water -hurricanes, flooding, etc. But I guess every state has its own problems.

  2. I got Fireworks&Friendlies too! Also love the look of your current read!

  3. Oh, Fireworks and Frenemies looks really interesting. I hope you enjoy your new reads and have a great weekend. - Katie

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  4. Glad it was a good reading week. It finally got nice here weather- wise. I had to turn on the air though today as it's muggy.

  5. Nice book haul! I hope you enjoy all of these when you get a chance to read them. Have a lovely weekend!

  6. We didn't get any rain other than a little sprinking for a short time one day. I love the 2 books with the beachy covers!

  7. Glad you got a lot of reading done. I am enjoying The Blacklist. XO

  8. I started Soulmate this week and so it's very good & holding my interest - good luck with tackling your stack for April! Not sure whether to hope the weather stays the same so you read more or that it improves so you can get out and about :)
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

  9. As hurricane season approaches, I always go into a bit of panic mode. The heat and hurricanes are the two big negatives about living where you and I live.

    It's always a good week if I manage to read a couple of books. Lately I've been distracted by solitaire. I think I'm going to have to remove it from my phone!

  10. The flooding in Ft. Lauderdale is awful... glad you were okay where you are! We only got about 1/2" of rain, but that's the most we've had since Hurricane Ian. It settled all the dust and helped things green up, too. Glad you had a good reading week.

  11. We lived in Broward County for six years and I feel so sorry for them. Congrats on three books read this week!

  12. Congrats on the reading this week. My heart goes out to those in the flooded area.

  13. Agatha Raisin is on my TBR list. Rain is indeed great reading weather. Have a wonderful week! :)

  14. Hi! looks like you had a decent week despite the rain. The rain missed us which I don't mind. I have started the Agatha Raisin series! I am on #3.

    Have a great week and happy reading!
    Week in Review

  15. Glad you had a good week despite the rain. It's been raining a bit where I am, but it's nothing too bad.

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  16. Yes weather related events seem to be the thing now, not much fun for those who get hammered and lots of heartache. Hope the Brenda Novak book is good.

  17. Glad you were able to have some quality reading time--the flooding in Ft. Lauderdale looked terrible! Hope you have a good week

  18. The weather has been so crazy. Flooding and tornadoes in places. I pray it calms down. Glad to hear you weren't anywhere near the flooding.

    Hope you enjoy your books this week. The Glass House sounds good.

  19. Glad you are high enough not to flood even if it is wet. Here's to a week ahead of great reading.

  20. All of your books look so good! I really need to start reading Agatha Raisin - maybe I will start with the audiobooks instead! I love the Hamish Macbeth books. :)

  21. The weather here hasn't been good. We had snow again over the weekend which just makes the local flooding worse. Thankfully, no flooding near my house! Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  22. All your books sound good to me, but I am NOT going to add them to my TBR! Well, at least, not all of them. ;)
    I listen to the Agatha Raisin books on audio, too, and I know I've listened to the Witch of Wyckhadden. Will have to check where I am in the series and pick it up again.

  23. Yay to good reading weeks! A few places got hit with flooding this last weekend near me. This weather has been crazy this winter and spring.

  24. That rain sounds terrible. I'm glad you didn't flood. I keep seeing the Seaside Library everywhere. Looks like a perfect summer read. I need to track it down.


  25. A rainy week is always good for reading but all that rain can definitely cause serious damage. I'm glad your area avoided the flooding. Seaside Library looks really good! I'm hoping to pick it up soon. I hope you're having a great week!


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