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Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – A Week in the Life of Dollycas – Weekly Rewind – New Arrivals

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The Sunday Salon is a Facebook group that has become an
informal week in review gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.
You can also link up weekly on Readerbuzz.

SUNDAY POST The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received, and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

A Week in the Life of Dollycas

This was an extremely stressful week. On Wednesday we received notice from our landlord that the house we have been renting since May of 2013 has been sold and that we need to be out by March 30. We had no idea the place was even for sale.

The past few days we have learned there is a housing shortage in the area and rental selections are slim. There are no houses in the area for rent at all that we can afford so we are looking at apartments. That means doing a major purge of our belongings while hoping we get accepted for one of the apartments we have applied for. For those of you that have followed forever, you may remember we ended up here because we lost our home, a home that was built by us with the help of friends, family, and church members, to a predatory leader and never received any relief. We then had to move within a 3-week timeframe and were blessed to have found this house which was far from perfect for us but we have made it work over the years. It is taking everything I have to go through this again. We are leaning heavily on our kids.

I know I have asked a lot of you this past year with my cancer fight and I hate to ask you for more but if you pray please pray we find a new home and for the strength to get through this difficult time. If you are not a pray-er, good vibes are appreciated too. Right now the stress comes from the uncertainty. I hope by next week we have a new address and a plan.

Thank you.


Weekly Rewind – February 22 – 27, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #8 – 2021

Plus – Book Blast – Wedding Day and Foul Play (A Consignment Shop Mystery) by Duffy Brown

Tuesday – Furbidden Fatality (A Catskills Pet Rescue Mystery) by Deborah Blake #Review @BerkleyMystery

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring Farm to Trouble (Farm to Table Mysteries) by Amanda Flower #Review / #Giveaway @aflowerwriter

Thursday – A Side of Murder (A Cape Cod Foodie Mystery) by Amy Pershing #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Friday – Leave No Stone: A Faith McClellan Novel by LynDee Walker #Review / #Giveaway @LynDeeWalker

Saturday – Smothered: A Whipped and Sipped Mystery by G. P. Gottlieb #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Plus – Spring Upon a Crime (A Seattle Wilderness Mystery) by ML Erdahl #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @ErdahlMl

Due to COVID-19, no print books have been sent by publishers.
Books shown were received through NetGalley or
books I purchased from Amazon.

I hope you have a great week!

Your Escape Into A Good Book Travel Agent

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Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – A Week in the Life of Dollycas – Weekly Rewind – New Arrivals

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The Sunday Salon is a Facebook group that has become an
informal week in review gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.
You can also link up weekly on Readerbuzz.

SUNDAY POST The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received, and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

A Week in the Life of Dollycas

It was a busy week around here. In addition to book tours, blog work, and reading some good books our week started Monday with Daisy Mae’s first trip to the vet. She has doubled in size since she became part of our family a month ago. She wasn’t happy with the shot and nasal vaccinations but after a few sleepy hours, she was back to her energetic self.  We just love those ears!

Then on Friday, Daughter #1 arrived with the boys so we could teach her how to do her own taxes in the future. She was a fast learner and after a couple of hours was on her way home with Kaden. Remi stayed for a sleepover with Daisy.

I stayed up late Friday night until almost 2 a.m. reading A Side of Murder by Amy Pershing. So Saturday morning I had my first Book Hangover of 2021.

About noon Son #2 arrived with Charlotte and granddog Thunder. Time for the tax routine with him. He had a few new things to cover but soon his taxes were e-filed. They stayed for a nice visit. Daughter #1 arrived to take Remi home but stayed for a while too. A short time later we peeked into the living room and captured this shot. Papa’s lap is always the best place to nap for Charlotte and Thunder.

Everyone has now gone home. The house is quiet and we are contemplating what to make for supper. With one more day of the weekend left you never know if it will be a quiet Sunday or one filled with family. I do believe some of it will be spent on Daughter #2’s taxes and fun times with Daisy. I will also be at the computer working catching up on the things I set aside yesterday to enjoy the most important things in my life, my family.


Weekly Rewind – February 15 – 20, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #7 – 2021

Tuesday – Hiss H for Homicide (A Nick and Nora Mystery) by T. C. LoTempio #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Jodi Linton – Author of The Hiker’s Guide To Murder – #Interview | #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @JodiLinton1

Thursday – Special Guest – Dianne Ascroft – Author of The Heritage Heist (Century Cottage Cozy Mysteries) #Interview / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Murder with a Twist (Mack’s Bar Mysteries) by Allyson K. Abbott #Review / #Giveaway

Saturday – Nightshade for Warning (An Enchanted Garden Mystery) by Bailey Cattrell #ReviewRewind / #Giveaway

Due to COVID-19, no print books have been sent by publishers.
Books shown were received through NetGalley or
books I purchased from Amazon.

Prayers for the people of Texas and Oklahoma.

Your Escape Into A Good Book Travel Agent

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Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – Cancer Follow-Up – Weekly Rewind – New Arrivals

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The Sunday Salon is a Facebook group that has become an
informal week in review gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.
You can also link up weekly on Readerbuzz.

SUNDAY POST The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received, and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

I am listening to the wrap up of the impeachment proceedings while I type this and am so frustrated. I wonder if a member of Congress was injured or killed if that would have changed some votes. McConnell admitted that Trump was responsible but because he was out of office he couldn’t be convicted and went on to say Trump still could be held responsible by the courts. I hope and pray our justice system takes this up and nails that man to the wall along with all of his co-conspirators. Off my soapbox.

The weather here is still cold and blustery but I had to venture out on Thursday for bloodwork and a follow-up with my oncologist. All my numbers are good. I am still working on getting my strength up so I can throw my walker to the curb especially for the short distances around the house. I am upset because I have gained back all the weight I lost, the only good side effect of chemo. The doctor said that can be due to the meds I am on. I told him I thought it was because food tastes good again. We had a good laugh. He has scheduled me for a mammogram next month and another appointment with him the next day along with more bloodwork. I said I was excited about the mammogram because until I can see with my own eyes the tumors are gone I can’t believe it. He then said he was optimistic about that . . . SAY WHAT . . . after all I have been through they better be gone. So now I am pessimistic and nervous.  I am now counting the days. My mammogram is scheduled on the exact same day and almost the exact same hour, 1 year later, than the one the showed the original tumor. I don’t think I can handle a repeat of that experience.


Weekly Rewind – February 8 – 13, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #6 – 2021

Tuesday – 18 1/2 Disguises: A Romantic Comedy Mystery (Maizie Albright Star Detective) by Larissa Reinhart #Spotlight / #Giveaway

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Alexis Morgan – Author of Death by Intermission (An Abby McCree Mystery) #Interview / #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @Alexis_Morgan @KensingtonBooks

Thursday – Rhino Charge (A Kenya Kanga Mystery) by Victoria Tait #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – The Cupid Caper (A Finley Goodhart Crime Caper) by Larissa Reinhart #Review / #Giveaway

Saturday – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Murder on Trinity Place (A Gaslight Mystery) by Victoria Thompson @BerkleyMystery

Have a great week! 

Stay Safe!

Your Escape Into A Good Book Travel Agent

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Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – Let it Snow – Weekly Rewind – New Arrivals

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The Sunday Salon is a Facebook group that has become an
informal week in review gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.
You can also link up weekly on Readerbuzz.

SUNDAY POST The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received, and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

It was a quiet week around here. My heart broke on Thursday when I learned a friend I had had since grade school passed away after suffering the past few years with ALS. I wish we had gotten to spend more time together but I have some great memories that span the years. My sympathy goes out to her family who lost her much too soon.

Snow was the highlight of the week. We had several inches fall both Sunday and Thursday so of course, our snowblower refused to start. Son #2 came to our aid on Sunday. On Thursday when Daughter #2 arrived home from work she couldn’t get the car in the driveway due to some nice drifts. She grabbed a shovel and started making a path while waiting for her brother but then this amazing man on a riding snow blower came down the street and asked her if she would like him to make a few passes for her. She was very happy to say yes. He made quick work of it and soon her car was in the driveway. Our son arrived shortly after but since the snow was still coming down heavily he decided to wait until Friday to clear the sidewalks and front porch. Now all the snow has been cleared and the frigid temperatures have set in. I think I would rather have more snow. LOL

I hope to find the wonderful man with the snowblower so I can thank him too!


Weekly Rewind – February 1 – 6, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #5 – 2021

Plus – One Poison Pie (Kitchen Witch Mysteries) by Lynn Cahoon #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @KensingtonBooks @LynnCahoon

Tuesday – Egg Shooters (A Cackleberry Club Mystery) by Laura Childs #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @BerkleyMystery

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Marc Jedel – Author of fISh OUt of WaTER – An Ozarks Lake Mystery #AuthorInterview / #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Thursday – Dead Man’s Hand (Victoria Square Mystery) by Lorraine Bartlett and Gayle Leeson #Review

Friday – Death by Bagpipes: A Summer Murder in Edinburgh (Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery Series) by Jennifer S. Alderson #Review / #Giveaway

Saturday – Cozies On Sale – Grab Your Copies Today!



Due to COVID-19, no print books have been sent by publishers.
Books shown were received through NetGalley or
books I purchased from Amazon.

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Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – Weekly Rewind – New Arrivals

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The Sunday Salon is a Facebook group that has become an
informal week in review gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.
You can also link up weekly on Readerbuzz.

SUNDAY POST The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received, and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!


Daughter #1 dropped by for a short visit on Friday and she not only had Kaden and Remi with her but Charlotte and Thomas too. She had the day off and took Thomas shopping to pick out a birthday present. Of course, Miss Charlotte tagged along.

As soon as they were out the door, Miss Natalie arrived to spend the weekend with us. She spent her time playing with the puppy, watching movies with her aunt, playing with the puppy, baking brownies with Papa, giving the puppy a bath, hanging out with Nana, and oh yeah, playing with the puppy. I swear she has grown 6 inches since Christmas. It is always such a joy to have her in the house. We always have fun and the weekend passes too quickly.

Weekly Rewind – January 25 – 30, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #4 – 2021

Tuesday – Mystery Bones Murders (Frankie Shep Suspense Novellas) by Karen Randau #GuestPost / #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring Crime of the Ancient Marinara (A Tuscan Cooking School Mystery) by Stephanie Cole #Review /#Giveaway @BerkleyMystery

Thursday – Pursuit of the Truth (West Investigations) by K.D. Richards #AuthorInterview / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @kiadwrites

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Death by Auction (An Abby McCree Mystery) by Alexis Morgan #Review / #Giveaway @Alexis_Morgan @KensingtonBooks

Plus – Grand Openings Can Be Murder (Bean to Bar Mysteries) by Amber Royer #AuthorInterview / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @amber_royer

Saturday – Chili Cauldron Curse: A Delightful Culinary Mystery with Magic (Kitchen Witch Mysteries) by Lynn Cahoon #Review @KensingtonBooks @LynnCahoon


I hope you have time to escape into a good book this week!
Your Escape Into A Good Book Travel Agent
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Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – Happiness Is A Warm Puppy – Weekly Rewind – New Arrivals

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The Sunday Salon is a Facebook group that has become an
informal week in review gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.
You can also link up weekly on Readerbuzz.

SUNDAY POST The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received, and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

Happiness Is A Warm Puppy

Daisy Mae has been with us a week and she is learning our routines and fitting in quite nicely. Because it is frigid cold here we have been using puppy pads with just a few trips outdoors on her leash. She has caught on quickly and had almost no accidents. She is quite smart finding a way to escape from her kennel within a minute of us closing the door. Since we are home all the time the kennel isn’t necessary right now but we want to get her used to it. Right now she plays hard and is getting lots of attention. When naptime comes round she curls up right at my feet when I am at the computer or reading in my chair. It is so great hearing those puppy paws running across the floor. Puppy love is a wonderful thing.


Weekly Rewind – January 18 – 23. 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #3 – 2021

Plus – Cover Reveal – A Side of Murder (A Cape Cod Foodie Mystery) by Amy Pershing – Great Escapes Book Tours

Tuesday – Murder Can Haunt Your Handiwork (A Haunted Craft Fair Mystery) by Rose Pressey #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @rosepressey

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring The Broken Spine (A Beloved Bookroom Mystery) by Dorothy St. James #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @BerkleyMystery @dorothywrites

Thursday – A Tourist’s Guide to Murder (Mystery Bookshop) by V.M. Burns #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @KensingtonBooks @vmburns

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – The Killer Outdoors (A Southwest Exposure Mystery) by Jodi Linton @JodiLinton1

Saturday – A Cold Brew Killing (All-Day Breakfast Cafe Mystery) by Lena Gregory #Review / #Giveaway


Due to COVID-19, no print books have been sent by publishers.
Books are received through NetGalley.

Have a great week! 

Wear your masks!

Your Escape Into A Good Book Travel Agent

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Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – Thank You – Birthday Boy – A New Addition – Weekly Rewind – New Arrivals

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The Sunday Salon is a Facebook group that has become an
informal week in review gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.
You can also link up weekly on Readerbuzz.

SUNDAY POST The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

Thank you to everyone for helping me to celebrate my blogoversary. All the digital prizes have been sent and all the print books were mailed out yesterday. A special thank you shout out to Valerie Burns for making my blogoversary extra special!

Our grandson Thomas turned 4 last week! He has been battling pneumonia and bronchitis the past couple of weeks so we will celebrate when he is feeling better.

A New Addition

Our family has grown by 4 paws. May I introduce you to Miss Daisy Mae. She is a red heeler and was from a nearby farm.

Our house just hasn’t been the same since we lost our doggies last fall. As soon as I saw these puppies on Facebook Friday night I put Mr. Dollycas on the case and he and Daughter #2 picked her up yesterday. She is from a litter of 12 but she chose Daughter #2 immediately and they truly bonded on the way home. It’s been over 18 years since we have had a puppy in the house so this should be interesting and fun as we train her. We are all just excited to have this furry little girl in the house. I am sure I will have many stories to share.


Weekly Rewind January 11 – 16, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #2 – 2021

Plus – Saint Vandal’s Day: A Humorous Culinary Cozy Mystery Short Read (Death by Cupcake) by D.E. Haggerty #Spotlight / #Giveaway @dehaggerty

Tuesday – Hope, Faith, and a Corpse: A Faith Chapel Mystery by Laura Jensen Walker #Review @LauraJensenWal1

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday – Wedding Bear Blues (A Teddy Bear Mystery) by Meg Macy #Review / # Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @megmims

Thursday  – Bait and Witch – A Witch Way Librarian Mystery by Angela M. Sanders #Review /#Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @AngelaMSanders

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – A Zen For Murder (Moosamuck Island Cozy Mystery Series) by Leighann Dobbs #Review / #Giveaway

Saturday – Artistic License to Kill (A Fine Art Mystery) by Paula Darnell #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @PaulaJDarnell

Due to COVID-19, no print books have been sent by publishers.
Books are received through NetGalley.

I hope you have a fantastic week!

Your Escape Into A Good Book Travel Agent

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Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – Crisis in America – Weekly Rewind – New Arrivals

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The Sunday Salon is a Facebook group that has become an
informal week in review gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.
You can also link up weekly on Readerbuzz.

SUNDAY POST The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

Crisis In America 

This is my first Sunday Salon/Sunday Post since Father’s Day of last year when I cut back on blogging during my cancer treatments. I had planned to write an uplifting post to start the new year but then Wednesday happened. January 6, 2021, will be a day that will live in infamy like other days of disaster in this country. A day when domestic terrorists stormed our Nation’s Capital, sent there by the current resident of The White House to “take our country back”. I was listening to what should have been a ceremonial experience as the electoral college votes were certified during a joint session of Congress when the commentators broke in to say something was happening at the Capital. I started watching on my computer but quickly moved to the television. I had tears running down my face and was visibly shaking. How could something like this be happening in the United States of America? Why were the police so ill-prepared for something that had been advertised on social media for weeks? Where was the security when the President himself tweeted “come to Washington on January 6″ ” it will be wild”?

What happened on Wednesday was terrible but we have learned in subsequent days tell us it could have been so much worse. The terrorists had planned to take hostages and kill Mike Pence, Nancy Pelosi, and more. We learned what Trump, his son, his lawyer, and other surrogates said at the rally that started the day. This ginned up crowd was told to take their fight to the Capital and they did. Trump said he would join them there but he didn’t. He went back to The White House to watch the damage he started and condoned on television and inside sources say he loved what he was seeing. We learned later he would not approve the National Guard presence at the Capital. Mike Pence gave the approval from where he was being kept safe in the Capital hours after the chaos started. Several members of Congress called nearby states and cities to send National Guard and police but they couldn’t get the proper approvals. We also learned that there may have been people in the Capital helping the terrorists find offices that were off the beaten path and that laptops and other things were stolen from the offices. Bombs were found in the area and several Molotov cocktails were found in backpacks carried by the terrorists. Then, most of the terrorists were allowed to just walk away from the building too so that now law enforcement has the hard job of tracking these people down and charging them. Most were not wearing masks so their faces were visible.

The terror did not stop that day there either. Lindsay Graham was surrounded at the airport and he tried to go home to South Carolina. He was met with shouts of “traitor” and worse. He needed law enforcement to help him get safely to the plane. And this is just one case that was publicized.

In the end, 5 people are dead. 1 radical terrorist was shot by police, 3 radical terrorists died from “medical emergencies” and 1 Capital Police Officer died of injuries he received while doing his job. I lay responsibility for this entire event at the feet of Donald J. Trump, his family. Senators Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz. This was a coup attempt. acts of sedition, a riot, and people must be held accountable. Until his Twitter account was permanently removed the President was still trying to incite violence making sure his supporters knew he would not be at the inauguration on January 20.  That day as well on January 17 are dates these radicalized groups are already planning for future demonstrations and attacks. I hope security is better prepared.

Senator Mitt Romney had it right. He said:

“the best way we can show respect for the voters who were upset is by telling the truth.”

“The truth is that President-elect Biden won the election. President Trump lost. I’ve had that experience myself. It’s no fun,” Romney said.

“Scores of courts, the president’s own attorney general, state election officials both Republican and Democrat have reached that unequivocal decision.”

I try my best to keep politics off this blog but this goes beyond politics. This was our nation under attack, an attack on our democracy, and that should matter to everyone. It is not something we should just get over.  I certainly won’t.

Photos: How newspapers around the world covered the deadly riots at U.S. Capitol

~Lori

Weekly Rewind January 4 -9, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #1 – 2021

Plus – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book is 12! – Blogoversary Giveaway – Day 6 Ends January 11.

Tuesday – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book is 12! – Blogoversary Giveaway – Day 7 Ends January 12.

Plus – Chilled to the Cone: A Bakeshop Mystery by Ellie Alexander #Review @StMartinsPress @BakeshopMystery

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday – Deep Dark Secrets (Deep Lakes Cozy Mystery Series) by Joy Ann Ribar #Review / #Giveaway

Thursday – Murder with Oolong Tea (A Daisy’s Tea Garden Mystery) by Karen Rose Smith #Review @karenrosemith @KensingtonBooks

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Better Off Read: A Bookmobile Mystery by Nora Page #Review / #Giveaway @crookedlanebks

Saturday – Crime Scene Connection (Love Inspired Suspense) by Deena Alexander #Spotlight / #Giveaway @DeenaAlexanderA

Due to COVID-19, no print books have been sent by publishers.
Books are received through NetGalley.
Stay Safe!
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Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – Happy Father’s Day – Weekly Rewind – New Arrivals

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The Sunday Salon is a Facebook group that has become an
informal week in review gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.
You can also link up weekly on Readerbuzz.

SUNDAY POST The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

Happy Father’s Day!

This year Son #2 celebrates his 1st Father’s Day
after Charlotte’s arrival last August.
She is growing so fast, even making her inaugural swim in Devil’s Lake yesterday.

I have also been going through some grandchild withdrawal since starting my chemo treatments. The grands are all healthy, have no signs or symptoms of the virus and sometimes they can be the best medicine. So, on Thursday Mr. Dollycas went to pick up Kaden and bring him here for a few days. He is a big help when he is here and with my fatigue a younger pair of hands and legs is priceless. Daughter #1 had to work this weekend but the rest of the kids and grands went to the lake yesterday to have some fun, social distancing from others, of course. I wish Nana and Papa could have gone too, but I am not ready to venture out in public until my chemo is done. But Remi and Natalie did come here after and seeing them just made the day. Hopefully, family fun days with the whole family will be happening again soon!

~Lori


Weekly Rewind – June 15 – 20, 2020

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #25 – 2020

Tuesday – An Exquisite Corpse (Art of Murder Mysteries) by Helen A. Harrison #Review / #Giveaway

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring A Fatal Fiction (Deadly Edits) by Kaitlyn Dunnett #Review / #Giveaway @KensingtonBooks

Thursday – Divide and Concord (The Wine Trail Mysteries) by J. C. Eaton #Review / #Giveaway

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Grounds for Remorse (A Tallie Graver Mystery) by Misty Simon #Review / #Giveaway @KensingtonBooks

Saturday – Flipped For Murder (Country Store Mysteries) by Maddie Day #Spotlight / #Giveaway #ReviewRewind

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Have a wonderful week!

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Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – Hope Scarves – Weekly Rewind – New Arrivals

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The Sunday Salon is a Facebook group that has become an
informal week in review gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.
You can also link up weekly on Readerbuzz.

SUNDAY POST The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

Hope Scarves

Fighting breast cancer during this darn pandemic has not been easy but this week I received a wonderful gift from a cancer survivor through the group Hope Scarves. She also shared her “story of hope” with me including “the hard part” and “words of encouragement” for me. I appreciated that she recommended a Facebook Support Group too, something I had been searching for because in-person groups are not meeting right now.

The cool thing about Hope Scarves is that when I complete my treatment I will share my story and send this scarf on to someone new battling cancer with my story and words of encouragement. The idea of hope and strength this scarf represents really has struck me. There are so many women in the world facing what I am facing and this project makes it so personal. It takes a strong community of support to keep going each day. I am so blessed by all the support I have.

~Lori


Weekly Rewind – June 8 – 13, 2020

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #24 – 2020

Tuesday – Murder with Clotted Cream (A Daisy’s Tea Garden Mystery) by Karen Rose Smith #Review

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Barbara Monajem – Author of Lady Rosamund and the Poison Pen: A Rosie and McBrae Mystery – Great Escapes Book Tour – #GuestPost / #Review / #Giveaway

Thursday – Booked for Death: A Book Lover’s B&B Mystery by Victoria Gilbert #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @VGilbertauthor @crookedlanebks

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Board Stiff (Mattie Winston Mysteries) by Annelise Ryan #Review / #Giveaway @KensingtonBooks

Saturday – Grave Consequences (A Bay Island Psychic Mystery) by Lena Gregory #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

I hope you find time to Escape Into A Good Book this week!

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