Sunday, May 21, 2023

The Weekend Review - May 20th-22nd

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Hi Everyone!  

The weather in Florida is hot and humid.  I'm guessing it's only going to get worse as summer approaches.  Perfect days for me to sit inside by the a/c and read.

This was a nice week for me.  It was our 36th wedding anniversary.  We went to Ruth Chris' Steakhouse for the first time.  It was really nice.  Good food.  

I managed to finish two books this week.  Both were good.  I'm hoping to get in at least two more by the end of the month.

Most of my TV shows are coming to an end in the next week or so.  Survivor has their finale on Wednesday and so do the Chicago shows - Fire, PD and Med. Next week are the finales for NCIS: LA and NCIS, too.  Last week were the finales for some of my other favorites like 911, 911 Lonestar, Fire Country and Blue Bloods. My schedule is about to be cleared for reading.

Not much else to report here.  How was your week?  I hope you all have a great upcoming week.

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

Tuesday:  Earl Grey and Shallow Graves by Victoria Tait (Blog Tour/Author Giveaway)

Thursday:  Review:  Mrs. Nash's Ashes by Sarah Adler (Blog Tour)

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Monday:  Awww Mondays

I'm currently reading...

I finished reading ...

Right now, these two are next on my list to read, but I could change my mind 😁

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 only watch a couple of series, Blue Bloods is one. The only thing I watch during the summer is the Mariners (baseball). So, you're right - lots of time to read.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

  2. Happy anniversary! I've heard Ruth's Chris is very good. Would like to try it some time.

    Stay cool!

  3. I have a few shows that will continue on beyond this week, and American Ninja Warrior starts next week. But hopefully, I can get through some of my DVD sets while things are slower this summer. I'm already almost half way through season 7 of Murder, She Wrote (I've been watching and reviewing a season a summer).

  4. Happy anniversary! Have a great week :)

  5. I swam in a friend's pool this week. The water was cold at first, but it didn't take a minute before it felt refreshing under the hot sun.

    The best steak I've ever had was at Ruth Chris' Steakhouse in San Antonio.

    It will be lovely to have all that new free time to read once the tv season is over.

  6. Our weather has been up and down this past week and weird for this time of year.

    If I was still watching regular TV you watch the type of shows I would watch! We just stream things now and I mainly watch reruns of my favorite older shows.

    Have a great week and happy reading!
    Week in Review

  7. We were thinking of going to Tampa in June or July, but hot and humid I do not like. Unless I stay on the beach and out of hurricanes, that is. Have a good week.

  8. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary - that's an achievement, these days:)). I'm intrigued about the Agatha Raison book - I've watched and enjoyed the TV series, but never read the books. Have a great week, Yvonne:).

  9. I love Ruth's Chris steak so much. Happy Anniversary! Here's my SP:

  10. Happy Anniversary to you both! I loved reading Agatha Raisin.

  11. Happy belated Aniversary, we have a few Ruth Chris' Steakhouse's near us, they are very fancy!

    I watch Survivor, the Chicago shows and some of the others, I'm sad the season is almost over.

  12. We were at near record highs this week. It makes me nervous for this summer.

  13. Happy Belated Anniversary! I am glad you and your hubby had a nice dinner. XO

  14. Purebreds and Purr-jury looks so cute! I feel the same about summer heat. It's my hibernation season. :)

  15. Happy anniversary! I love Ruth's Chris. They have an apple tart dessert that we had years ago but still talk about it! Have a wonderful week!

  16. I haven't watched TV regularly in so long, I'm not sure I would even know what's on.

    Identity has appeared at a few blogs recently. Hope you enjoy your reading week.\

  17. Happy anniversary! I've heard good things about that steakhouse but don't have that one near me. I hope you are enjoying Identity. I loved it. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  18. Happy anniversary! Your books look good. Enjoy your week! Here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

  19. Hope you are enjoying Identity. Enjoy that anniversary celebration.

  20. Happy Anniversary! I am glad you were able to have a nice dinner out!

    I am sorry your weather is already miserable. It's supposed to be a hot summer here. Right now it's actually a bit cooler than it's been which is a nice surprise. I wish I could share it with you!

    Looks like you have been reading some good ones! I really need to focus more on my cozies soon.

    I hope you have a great rest of the week, Yvonne, and happy upcoming weekend!


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