Sunday, October 1, 2023

The Weekend Review - September 30th-October 2nd

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Hi Everyone!  

I really don't see how it can be October already, but here we are.  I didn't get much reading done as I was getting blood tests and seeing doctors.  I try to read in the waiting rooms, but I can never seem to concentrate.  I have a CT scan this week and I'm hoping after this week they will have all the results and I'll know more of what's happening.  

I put together the books I want to read in October, but I think I was too ambitious.  We'll see ๐Ÿ˜€   As for my blog, I'm still sticking with posting every Sunday and setting up whatever blog tours I've already agreed to.  I'll still be reviewing everything I read even if it's not part of a blog tour.  So, I'm still semi-active in the blogging world.  

I only finished one book this week, but it's a good one.  I do enjoy my cozy mysteries the best and I really like Lucy Lakestone's series.  I'm reading a really good one now by a new-to-me author.  

The only TV show I watched this week was Survivor.  I'm glad to see this show return.  With the writer's strike over, I'm hoping the rest of the shows will come back soon but the actors are still on strike, so I don't know.  

Not much else to report this week.  So, how has your week been?  Read or see 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

Tuesday:  Spotlight:  Hanging by a Thread by Dorothy Howell (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Posts last week:

Nothing this week!

I'm currently reading...

I finished reading ...

This is my line up for October.  Some are carryovers from September.  I'm sure this list will change, but for now, this is what I'm hoping to read.  Kind of looks like an overwhelming list. 

Here is 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. Only one cross over for me with October plans - Murder by the Seashore.

    I think we are still aways from scripted shows coming back like normal. Even if the actor's strike ends this coming week (and they will resume negotiations on Monday), it takes a while for scripts to be written and production to be ready to film. Then there's filming and post production. So we wait. But my TV schedule is pretty full right now, so that's not an issue for me.

  2. Yeah where'd september go?? I hope you get good results soon. And cozies sound perfect for fall. I got away from reading them but I do like them.

  3. I hope that the doctors are able to finally put together the results of all your tests to come up with a plan for you. Sending good thoughts and prayers, Yvonne.

    It's got to be rough trying to read in doctors' waiting rooms. I hope you are able to find some very compelling books to overcome the difficulties in doing that.

  4. I host a lot of cozy mystery blog tours on my blog, I bet you would love some of those books as well, Yvonne. I hope you have a wonderful week ☕๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿช๐Ÿงก

  5. I hope your week is great and wow all those books!

  6. Really hoping you get some answers very soon regarding your health, Yvonne. It looks like you've a lovely tranche of books lined up for October - and I think your decision to just relax and read and review when you can is the best:)). Have a good week.

  7. Hope you receive answers very soon.

  8. Looks like you have some good books lined up for October. I always overestimate how much I can get done and I also switch gears sometimes and read something I hadn't planned on reading. Still, having a plan helps me stay focused even if I don't stick to it. I hope everything goes smoothly for you this week and you're able to focus on some reading. :-)

  9. I hope you find out some answers from your drs. soon! I'm adding both books in the The Pretty Beach Hills series to my list, they sound really good.

  10. I hope all your appointments go well this week!

  11. I hope you get good results and answers. It looks like even with just the tours you are keeping things pretty active on the blog.

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  12. Sorry you are still having health issues and tests. I hope you feel better soon. XO

  13. I am praying for good test results and plenty of reading time.

  14. Praying you get good results soon. Here's hoping you are able to get some reading done. Your books sound great.

  15. I hope you start getting some answers and feeling better. It's hard to read in waiting rooms. Usually my anxiety is high in those environments anyway. You grabbed some great freebies this past week and I love the cover of Eat, Pray, Hex.

  16. I do hope you get some results and decisions after all your testing. It is hard to read in waiting rooms. You have some nice titles on your stack and I hope you feel up to reading them soon. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  17. Nothing better than some cozy reads for the fall.


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