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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 for me at the computer this week. My inbox really blew up with book tour requests and materials for tours already booked. There are so many good books to escape into these days and I am extremely blessed to have so many wonderful authors working with Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours.

Friday was my birthday and while it was just a normal work day around here the Birthday Wishes on Facebook made my day. I really love that we can connect with so many people on that site. My kids all checked in and I thought I wouldn’t see any of them until Monday, but Son #2 dropped in yesterday with his family declaring it was Nana Day and that they were going to finish a painting project we started a long time ago. He and his girlfriend did the work while Mr. Dollycas and I played with the kids. It was a WIN-WIN for me!

I am really looking forward to getting together with family tomorrow even though more than 50% of the population in our country recently lost basic human rights thanks to our lovely Supreme Court. I know there are many protests planned and people participating but for me, it is a day to see family I only see rarely, sometimes this 1 day per year and some even longer because of COVID, it does not mean I am not upset by what is happening to our country.

Oh, and I piece of really good news, I think I am finally done with the awful cold I have been dealing with for weeks! Just need to build up my strength a bit and I will be back to my regular abnormal self!

How was your week?


Weekly Rewind – June 27 – July 2, 2022

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #26 – 2022

Tuesday – Death at Fair Havens by Maria Mankin & Maren C. Tirabassi #CharacterGuestPost / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @marenandmankin

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Debra H. Goldstein – Author of Five Belles Too Many (A Sarah Blair Mystery) #GuestPost / #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Thursday – The Tuesday Night Survivors’ Club (A Survivors’ Book Club) by Lynn Cahoon #Review @LynnCahoon

Friday – A Death in Eden: A Novel (A Sean Stranahan Mystery) by Keith McCafferty #Review / #Giveaway @penguinusa

Saturday – Saturday Giveaway – Murder Most Grave (A Granny Reid Mystery) by G. A. McKevett ARC #Giveaway @KensingtonBooks

Build Some Memories This Week!

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Posted in Sunday Salon / Sunday Post

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

Well, it was quite a week not only in my life but for the whole United States. So instead of whining about the cold and cough I am still fighting, I am going to go on a bit of a rant. Feel free to scroll down to Weekly Rewind.

While waiting for the Congress to finally pass some kind of gun safety legislation the Supreme Court decided that everyone can carry a gun wherever they want. Subways, sporting events, Time Square. Several cities and states had their own gun laws but now with this federal declaration, all those laws are out. Yes, legislation was passed and is on its way to the President but so much more needs to be done. The legislation also does nothing about the Supreme Cort ruling.

And if that wasn’t enough, I am sure you all heard of  Friday’s decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade. We knew it was coming but hoped it wouldn’t. By stealing the naming of a Supreme Court Justice from President Obama and Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s death, Trump was able to seat 3 justices all chosen for their willingness to overturn the law. They weren’t qualified for those seats and they lied during their hearings but Mitch McConnell and his cronies had an agenda and this week it came to fruition. And Clarence Thomas, whose wife was part of the January 6 coup attempt and he of Anita Hill fame, stated in his opinion that the Court is not done yet. Contraception and Gay Marriage are both in his sights. He probably would be after interracial marriage too but seeing as that would affect his own life, he will probably hold back on that.

My biggest question is who is going to be responsible for all the women who die either giving birth or from a back alley abortion or other complications. Not everyone has the money to travel to a state that allows abortion. You notice the Court made no provisions for rape, incest, or the life of the mother. They also didn’t provide for daycare or extra healthcare for children born with disabilities or birth defects. They are all for telling women to have those babies but after they are born they don’t give a damn. They value guns more than they those children’s lives.

The only recourse we have our voices heard through the ballot box and at peaceful protests. We need to elect members to Congress that will codify Roe vs. Wade and will take gun safety seriously and pass laws that will protect everyone. Members who are not backed by the NRA or in bed with the Federalist Society. Vet your candidates and vote wisely and get your friends and neighbors to do the same.

I am heartened to see that many businesses will pay for the employees to travel to states still performing abortions but it shouldn’t be that way. Women’s health decisions should be made with her doctor and her family privately. My standard line for years has been, “If you don’t want an abortion, don’t have one.” Don’t press your beliefs on another person because you have not walked in their shoes and don’t know what they are facing. Sending this back to the states is ludicrous and sets women back over 50 years.

End of rant.

How was your week?


Weekly Rewind – June 20 -25, 2022

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #25 – 2022

Tuesday – When We Return: A Novel by Eliana Tobias #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring The Case of the Cat Crazy Lady: A Buttercup Bend Mystery by Debbie De Louise #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @Deblibrarian

Thursday – Special Guest – Patrick Kelly – Author of The Overlook Murder: A Wintergreen Mystery #AuthorInterview #Review / #Giveaway @pkfiction Great Escapes Book Tour

Friday – Special Giveaway – Barbara Ross @KensingtonBooks

Saturday – A Hint of Mischief (A Fairy Garden Mystery) by Daryl Wood Gerber #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @darylwoodgerber

Escape Into A Good Book This Week! 

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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!

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Well, I had a cruddy week dealing with this cold. I slept most of the day away last Sunday and a lot the rest of the week too. I did the bare minimum on my blog and book tours. My reading time took a big hit too. I know my body needs rest but I have things to do. LOL

Natalie arrived on Friday for the weekend and she was like a ray of sunshine. We kept each other entertained until Daughter #2 got home from work and their fun began. I headed off for a short nap that lasted until Saturday morning 🙂 Natalie made Mr. Dollycas and my breakfast, played with Daisy, and has been such a huge help around the house. I hope to feel better the next time she visits so we can have a lot more fun.

How was your week?


Weekly Rewind – June 13  – 18, 2022

Monday – No post due to illness

Tuesday – Book Blast – Death Under The Perseids (A Havana Mystery) by Teresa Dovalpage #Giveaway

Plus – Special Guest Mary Anna Evans – Author of The Physicists’ Daughter: A Novel #GuestPost / #Giveaway @maryannaevans @PPPress

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring Murder Is No Picnic (A Cape Cod Foodie Mystery) by Amy Pershing #Review / #Giveaway – @BerkleyMystery – Great Escapes Book Tour

Thursday – Bayou Book Thief (A Vintage Cookbook Mystery) by Ellen Byron #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @BerkleyMystery

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – The Rocky Road to Ruin: An Ice Cream Shop Mystery by Meri Allen #Review / #Giveaway @StMartinsPress

Saturday – Special Guest – Anne Louise Bannon – Author of Death of an Heiress #AuthorInterview / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Plus – Mysteries, Midsummer Sun and Murders: A Cozy Mystery Anthology – Loch Ness Murder by Michele Pariza Wacek – #Review #CharacterInterview #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

And – Saturday Giveaway – A FATAL OVERTURE by Kathleen Marple Kalb #Giveaway @KensingtonBooks

 

I hope you have a wonderful week full of books and sunshine!

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!

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I shared a picture last week about the number of mass shootings since Uvalde and had hopes we could get thru a few days without another. Well, there were 13 more mass shootings just last weekend. This weekend there were several rallies across the country calling for action on gun laws. Congress has been working on a plan that basically does nothing because Republicans won’t support anything of substance even when the majority of the country supports background checks, red flag laws, and even banning the AR-15. The youth of our country have been on the front lines and many are now old enough to vote. I think it is going to be those young adults that force the change we need. But we all have to vote to get people in office that are actually working for the country, not the dollars they receive from the NRA.


Last Saturday we had our first Family Fun Day since COVID turned the world upside down. We left the rain behind and headed to  Bay Beach Amusement Park in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where the sun was shining. The park is filled with great vintage rides and tickets for them are just 25 cents. The larger rides can take up to four tickets but all in all, it was a pretty inexpensive day and a whole lot of fun!

I have not been on a carnival ride in over 20 years so when my kids told me the Big Wheel Ferris Wheel was wheelchair accessible I couldn’t wait to get on it. Because of my disability, we also got to move to the front of the line. The staff had to put in special equipment to hold my chair in place and they did it with smiles on their faces. It was a little breezy up there but the views were amazing!

After we practically closed down the park we laughed that we still had tickets. Kaden walked up to a couple of grandparents surrounded by little kids and made their day by giving our leftover tickets to them. We could have saved them for another visit but we hadn’t been to this park since the kids were about Charlotte, Remi, and Natalie’s age so who knows when we would be back again.

We left the park and traveled across the street so the kids and the grands could drive go-carts and play mini-golf. Sadly, Mr. Dollycas was fighting a terrible head cold so he took a little rest in the car while I kept Charlotte entertained.

On our way home we pulled into a Denny’s for a late supper before we all headed home already talking about our next family fun day.

Since I usually work 7 days a week I spent this week getting caught up on blog and tour stuff and trying to find the bottom of my overflowing email inbox in addition to what I usually do every day. One day off put me behind but time spent with family is the most important part of life and I will always jump at the chance to spend time with them.

And that cold Mr. Dollycas had . . . he has now shared it with me and Daughter #2. Funny we made it all the way through COVID without having so much as a sniffle. He goes back to the office and has been sick twice and this time it spread to the rest of the household. We will be hitting it hard with DayQuil and NightQuil in hopes of getting better quick!

How was your week?

Weekly Rewind – June 6 – 11, 2022

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #23 – 2022

Tuesday – Peril at Pennington Manor (An Avery Ayers Antique Mystery) by Tracy Gardner #Review / #Giveaway @TracyGardner_

Wednesday – Cozy Mystery featuring Death By Beach Read (A Lighthouse Library Mystery) by Eva Gates #Review / #Giveaway @evagatesauthor

Thursday – Mysteries, Midsummer Sun and Murders: A Cozy Mystery Anthology – Pickled to Death by Gayle Leeson #Review #CharacterGuestPost #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour – Don’t Miss This Giveaway!

Friday – Valued for Murder: A British Cozy Murder Mystery (A Dotty Sayers Antique Mystery) by Victoria Tait #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Saturday – Saturday Giveaway – Paint & Shine Mysteries by Cheryl Hollon #Giveaway @CherylHollon @KensingtonBooks

Have a great week!

Stay Safe!

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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!

I grabbed this picture on Friday. It would be great to get through the weekend without another mass shooting but I am afraid there will be more needless deaths. 

A Week in the Life of Dollycas

On Monday I actually got out of the house and traveled somewhere for the first time in over a month. Mr. Dollycas, Daughter #2, and I ventured out to get a few plants to perk up our landscape. We didn’t go too overboard this year after most of the annuals we planted last year did not survive the season. We switched this year to perennials and I am so excited to finally have some daisies, daylilies, and lavender plants again.

https://destinationicecream.blogspot.com/2016/08/gilles-fond-du-lac-wi.htmlAfter we finished our shopping we stopped at the popular Gilles Frozen Custard Drive-In for an early supper. They say they are frozen in time since 1949. Over 70 years in business is quite a feat! We loved the place. Our server was friendly, the food was great, the prices were reasonable, and I had the best orange shake ever. We will definitely be going back and bonus Daughter #2 works nearby and they have take out!

Wednesday was Daughter #2’s birthday! It was just the three of us for supper and ice cream cake but we had a family fun day yesterday. I will share pictures from that next week!

How was your week?


Weekly Rewind – May 30 – June 4, 2022

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #22 – 2022

Tuesday – Lies, Spies, and the Baker’s Surprise by Terry Ambrose #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @terryawriterguy

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring The Diva Says Cheesecake! (A Domestic Diva Mystery) by Krista Davis #Review / #Giveaway @KensingtonBooks @KristaDavis

Thursday – Renovated to Death (A Domestic Partners in Crime Mystery) by Frank Anthony Polito #Review / #Giveaway

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Deadly Sweet Tooth (Vintage Sweets Mysteries) by Kaye George #Review / #Giveaway @lyricalpress

Saturday – The Double Exposure Murder (A Robyn Cavanagh Mystery) by Jeanne Quigley #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

I hope we all have a safe and happy 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

I am still having trouble wrapping my head around another senseless school shooting. I find it even more senseless that the NRA is holding its convention with their 14 acres of guns and ammo so close by to where it happened this weekend and that earlier in the week Republicans in the Senate voted down even debating any gun reform issues. The press conference by the Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Ted Cruz, and all the politicians made me sick to my stomach. I applaud Beto O’Roarke for saying what most of us were thinking. Then we had to learn about all the issues with the response teams that are truly hard to accept. What I did find heartening was all the marches, protests, and rallies over the past few days, most led by students across America. In my opinion, the assault weapons ban needs to be put back in place. If you need a weapon of war for deer hunting, you are a p*ss poor hunter. I know with today’s politicians that is not going to happen especially when they won’t even discuss background checks. It is a sad day in America when people love guns more than children.


Weekly Rewind – May 23 – May 28, 2022

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #21 – 2022

Tuesday – Special Guest Vanessa Westermann Author of Cover Art (A Charley Scott Mystery) #GuestPost / #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring Murder with Darjeeling Tea (A Daisy’s Tea Garden Mystery) by Karen Rose Smith #Review / #Giveaway @karenrosemith @KensingtonBooks

Thursday – Seven Deadly Sequins (Bonnie & Clyde Mysteries) by Julie Anne Lindsey #Review

Friday – #FlashbackFriday featuring Two Wicked Desserts (Kitchen Witch Mysteries) by Lynn Cahoon #Review / #Giveaway @LynnCahoon @KensingtonBooks

Plus – Something Shady at Sunshine Haven (The Accidental Detective) by Kris Bock #Spotlight / #Giveaway

Saturday – Old Bones and Ice Cream Cones: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Series by Elizabeth Pantley #Spotlight / #Giveaway

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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

https://film-book.com/this-is-us-season-6-episode-18-us-tv-show-trailer-nbc/Are you watching This Is Us? I have loved the show from the start but the last few weeks, since Rebecca sat her kids down and expressed her wishes, I have had the tears rolling down my face every time I watch. Last week’s episode was so well done and memorable I don’t know how they are going to top it this week with the series finale but I will be glued to my television without a book in my hand. These final episodes have deserved all my attention. Like with some of the great books I read I quickly became invested in these characters and I am happy viewers have been able to see the family evolve and that we will get the ending we need to let them go.

On Tuesday I was thrilled to learn that my blog again made the list of 45 Best Mystery Blogs and Websites coming in at #8. I also made the list of the 90 Best Mystery Blogs on the Planet ranked at #5. I love what I do and it is great to be recognized for it.

On Thursday Daisy made her first trip of the year to the dog park. I am sure she didn’t get enough exercise over the winter so she tired out pretty quickly but she can’t wait to go again. She has pulled her harness off the shelf several times and carried it to the door. I am sure she will get there again soon, maybe right after I finish writing this post.

Kaden with the principal

Friday was a big day for my grandson Kaden. He graduated from 8th grade. We are all so proud of him. The pandemic with distance learning was hard on him and so many others but since he has been back in school with face-to-face interaction he found his footing again. High School will present new challenges but I believe he has the tools and support to help him excel. This year he was more confident and in addition to football, he participated in wrestling and track and field all while keeping a handle on his schoolwork. He is growing into an exceptional young man and I am excited to see what the next year will bring while wrapping my head around how fast the years have flown by.

Remi’s last day of school was Friday too. He has all kinds of plans for his summer. I hope some include me 🙂

How was your week?


Weekly Rewind – May 16 – 21, 2022

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #20 – 2022

Tuesday – Special Guest – Terrie Farley Moran – Author of Murder, She Wrote: Killer on the Court with Jessica Fletcher #AuthorInterview / #Giveaway @BerkleyMystery

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring Buried in a Good Book (By the Book Mysteries) by Tamara Berry #Review / #Giveaway @PPPress @Tamara_Morgan

Thursday – A Midsummer Night’s Fudge (A Candy-Coated Mystery) by Nancy Coco #Review / #Giveaway @KensingtonBooks @nancyjcoco

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Dead in the Water (A Mattie Winston Mystery) by Annelise Ryan #Review / #Giveaway @ryan_annelise

Saturday – Saturday Giveaway – Garden Girls Cozy Mystery Novels Box Set (The First 10 Books) (Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series) by Hope Callaghan

Happy Reading Everyone!

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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

Another quiet week around here. I really enjoyed the warmer temperatures but my body revolted a little on Wednesday. I woke up with a headache that just wouldn’t quit. When Daughter #2 got home from work she quickly put the air conditioners in the windows and I have felt better since then. I have been sneaking outside often though because I really love the sunshine and heat.

I have also been playing with that new profile app everyone is sharing on Facebook and I did check out all the warnings, but have determined it is no more dangerous than any other app we download to our phones. Both of my daughters and Kaden have caught the bug as well.

Yesterday Mr. Dollycas and I celebrated our 39th Wedding Anniversary. Son #2 came over with his family and Kaden arrived Friday night and with their help we got some much needed things done around the house and the lawn mowed for the first time this year. Son #2 also delivered our rider lawn mower to the repair shop. When that gets fixed Mr. Dollycas will be hard to get off it. It will be nice not to depend on the kids help so much with the yard. I also made my list of flowers I want to plant in the beds and some perennials and shrubs to add to the landscape.

 

How was your week? 


Weekly Rewind – May 9 – 14, 2022

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #19 – 2022

Tuesday – Smile Beach Murder (Outer Banks Bookshop Mystery) by Alicia Bessette #Review

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring Bear Witness (An Alaska Untamed Mystery) by Lark O. Jensen #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Thursday – Murder in the Community Garden (A Tory Benning Mystery) by Judith Gonda #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Friday – #FlashbackFriday featuring Here Comes the Fudge (A Candy-Coated Mystery) by Nancy Coco @KensingtonBooks @nancyjcoco

Saturday – Special Guest – Shelly Frome – Author of Shadow of the Gypsy #AuthorInterview / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @shellyFrome

Plus – Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder (An Andi Anna Jones Mystery) by Mary Cunningham #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour



I hope you have a fabulous 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!


Happy Mother’s Day!

A Week in the Life of Dollycas

Nationally it was one heck of a week starting with the death of Naomi Judd, followed by the death of Kailia Posey, and the deaths of 3 young woman athletes the week before.  They all follow the many deaths each year due to mental health issues and ending with suicide. We need to get a handle on mental health in this country. Losing my own son in 2015 brought this plight into my own home and each day more lives are lost. After my son died someone said, “suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem” and that is so true. Over the years I have learned suicide also doesn’t care how famous you are, how much money you have, where you live, or how much your family loves you. It can work its way into anyone’s life.

Please – If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741. And keep this information handy because you may not need it now but there may come a time you do.

The nation was also stunned by the document leaked from the Supreme Court and that draft weighs heavy on my heart and mind. But I am not going to get on my soapbox today but I may in the future when I can wrap my head around it fully enough to put coherent sentences together.

Now for the good news! After days and days of rain, sunshine and warmer weather have arrived here in Wisconsin and that makes me so happy. The forecast shows we are going to be in the 70s and 80s this week. I can’t wait to throw the windows open and let the fresh air in. I have asked Mr. Dollycas to get chairs out on the porch so I can sit out there to read if I wish. Daisy is excited too because that means trips to the dog park are in her future.

Other than that I read some good books and am still bingeing on Chicago Fire and working on my blog and book tours.

How was your week?


Weekly Rewind – May 2 – 7, 2022

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #18 – 2022

Tuesday – No Farm No Fowl (Thelma & Louisa Mysteries) by Julie Anne Lindsey #Review @JulieALindsey

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring Death by Chocolate Malted Milkshake (A Death by Chocolate Mystery) by Sarah Graves #Review / #Giveaway

Thursday – The Marlow Murder Club: A Novel by Robert Thorogood #Review / #Giveaway @robthor @PPPress

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Deserts, Driving, and Derelicts (A Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery Series) by Tonya Kappes #Review / #Giveaway

Saturday – Saturday Giveaway – Spells & Caramels Magical Mysteries: The Complete Series- Kindle Edition by Erin Johnson

I hope you get to Escape into a Good Book this week! 

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

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It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.
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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 quiet week around here. I spent days working at the computer on tours, reviews, and giveaways, My evenings were filled with reading and watching television. I have been bingeing on Chicago Fire, watching from Season 1 on Peacock. I like that I can start them no matter what time and stop when it is time for sleep.

Mr. Dollycas is doing well back at the office but he had a sore throat and headache that kept him home one day. I immediately thought it was COVID and was ready to lose it because we had avoided that by keeping him home. We used one of our at-home tests and it was negative. He felt well enough to return to work the next day and I breathed a huge sigh of relief.

Yesterday, Son #2 stopped by to help his dad change the oil in one of the cars. Charlotte came along and immediately snuggled up with Daughter #2 and they both took a nap.

Oh, and I have to mention it rained all week and by yesterday my body started to revolt. Aches and pains I know are weather-related and could all be fixed with some good old sunshine.

How was your week?


Weekly Rewind – April 25 – April 30, 2022

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #17 – 2022

Tuesday – Murder Next Door (Charlie Kingsley Mysteries) by Michele Pariza Wacek #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @MichelePW

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring Double Shot Death (A Ground Rules Mystery) by Emmeline Duncan #Review / #Giveaway @DuncanEmmeline

Thursday – Ghost Agents: Revelations (The Ghost Agents Trilogy) by Nita DeBorde #AuthorInterview / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @DebordeNita 

Plus – Long Overdue at the Lakeside Library (A Lakeside Library Mystery) by Holly Danvers #Review

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Murder at the Mena House (A Jane Wunderly Mystery) by Erica Ruth Neubauer #Review / #Giveaway

Saturday – #RewiewRewind Game of Dog Bones (A Melanie Travis Mystery) by Laurien Berenson #Giveaway


Have a wonderful week!!

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