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Sunday Salon/Sunday Post – Friends – Weekly Rewind – Mail Call

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The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now 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.

SUNDAY POSTThe Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimba @ 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 missed this post last week because I posted a tribute to my friend, author Jim Lavene, who died on May 5. So I didn’t get to tell you about the fantastic time I had getting together for lunch with my friends from high school. We don’t see each other often, but when we do we always have fun. I also know these ladies have my back and I have their’s no matter what.

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Look how nice it was outside. Today it is so cold and snowflakes have been falling off and on all day. I have also been sick for 2 days. I hope whatever I have goes away quickly.

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Weekly Rewind May 2 – 14, 2016

Week 1 – To catch up for missing last week.

Monday – It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2016 Week #18

Plus – Spotlight – The Sharyn Howard Mystery Series by Joyce and Jim Lavene

And – #Spotlight/ #Giveaway – FRAMED to death by Christina Freeburn

Tuesday – New Release Tuesday – May 2016

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Sally Goldenbaum – Author of Murder at Lambswool Farm – #Review/ #Giveaway – Giveaway still open.

Thursday – #Review / #Giveaway – House of the Hanging Jade by Amy Reade – Great Escapes Book Tour

Friday – Flashback Friday – Played by the Book by Lucy Arlington – #Review – #Giveaway – Giveaway still open.

Saturday – #Guest Post/ #Giveaway – Failure Is Fatal by Lesley A. Diehl – Great Escapes Book Tour

Plus – Special Guest – Heather Blake – Author of Gone With the Witch – #Review/ #Giveaway – Giveaway still open.

Week 2

Sunday – Remembering Jim Lavene

Monday – It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2016 Week #19

Tuesday – #Review/ #Giveaway – The Final Tap by Amanda Flower – Great Escapes Book Tour

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Peg Cochran – Author of Berry the Hatchet – #Review #Giveaway

Thursday – #Review/ #Giveaway – Clouds In My Coffee by Julie Mulhern – Great Escapes Book Tour

Friday – Flashback Friday – Murder With A Twist by Tracy Kiely – #Review

Saturday – Spotlight/ #Giveaway – A Fatal Chapter by Lorna Barrett

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I hope you have a wonderful week!

Dollycas
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Sunday Salon/Sunday Post – Challenges – Weekly Rewind – Mail Call

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The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now 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.

SUNDAY POSTThe Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimba @ 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!

challenges-ahead1I hope you had a fabulous week. It was a busy blogging week as well as on the home front.

My youngest daughter, left the job she has had for 9 years, since she turned 16, and starts a new job on Monday. She was sad to say good-bye but is excited about her new adventure. After working in a grocery store where her schedule changed every week it will be a change to have a set schedule. The other big challenge will be adjusting to being paid biweekly instead of every week.

Also this week Mr. Dollycas saw a surgeon about the pain in his back and legs that he has been dealing with for years. It looks like surgery is in his future. A surgery very similar to the one I had after my accident in 2001. Thankfully his spinal cord is crowded but not pinched so his prognosis should not include any paralysis. He did learn that the surgery has to happen soon before any more damage is done. I am scared but hope the surgery will allow him to get back to his more active self.  

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Weekly Rewind – April 25 – 30, 2016

Monday – It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2016 Week #17

Tuesday – #Review/ #Giveaway – Raisin the Dead by Karoline Barrett – Great Escapes Book Tour

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Erika Chase – Author of Ashton Corners Book Club Mysteries – Giveaway too!

Thursday – #Review/ #Giveaway – With A Vengeance by Annette Dashofy – Great Escapes Book Tour

Friday – #Flashback Friday – A Gilded Grave by Shelley Freydont – #Review – #Giveaway

Saturday – #Review / #Giveaway – Needle and Dread by Elizabeth Lynn Casey

Plus – Product Review – Divine LEDs – Dimmable LED Desk Lamp

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Sunday Salon/Sunday Post – Family – Weekly Rewind – Mail Call

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The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now 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.

SUNDAY POSTThe Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimba @ 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 took the whole day off yesterday. Went to watch Kaden play flag football in the morning and went to Natalie’s 4th birthday party at the YMCA in the afternoon. The kids and most of the adults had fun swimming for a couple of hours in the wonderful indoor pool. I stayed on dry land and visited with her other grandma and great grandmas. The weather was perfect too. Kaden then came home with us for a sleepover. A Great Day!!

She is growing so fast!
She is growing so fast!

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Weekly Rewind – April 18 – 23, 2016

Monday – It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2016 Week #16

Plus – BOOK BLAST – Never Trust a Skinny Cupcake Baker by D.E. Haggerty

Tuesday – Review/ #Giveaway – Vanilla Beaned by Jenn Mckinlay

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Frankie Bow – Author of The Molly Barda Mysteries – #Giveaway too!

Thursday – Review/ #Giveaway – A Clue in the Stew by Connie Archer

Friday – Flashback Friday – Bodice of Evidence by Nancy J. Parra – #Review/ #Giveaway

Saturday – #Review/ #Giveaway – An Unhappy Medium by Dawn Eastman

 

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Sunday Salon/Sunday Post – Sunshine – Weekly Rewind – Mail Call

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The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now 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.

SUNDAY POSTThe Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimba @ 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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What a great weekend! It’s in the 70’s!
Went to watch my grandson play flag football on Saturday and was having so much fun I forgot to take pictures. Oh well, it was nice visiting with his other set of grandparents and watching the boys play.

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Weekly Rewind – April 11 – 16, 2016

Monday – It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2016 Week #15

Tuesday – Review – Delivering the Truth by Edith Maxwell

Wednesday – Review/ #Giveaway – A Daughter’s Doubt by Richard Audry – Great Escapes Book Tour

Plus – Cozy Wednesday with Lucy Burdette – Author of Killer Takeout – #Giveaway too!

Thursday – Spotlight/ #Giveaway – Pushed To The Limit by Karen Chester – Great Escapes Book Tour

Plus – Petite Protagonists

Friday – Flashback Friday – Cropped to Death by Christina Freeburn – Review & #Giveaway

Plus – Showers of Book Giveaway Hop!

Saturday – Spotlight/ #Giveaway – Modern Girls by Jennifer S. Brown

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Enjoy the day! Have a great week!! 

Dollycas
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Sunday Salon/Sunday Post – Spring – NOT! – Weekly Rewind – Mail Call

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The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now 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.

SUNDAY POSTThe Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimba @ 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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Snow, Snow and More Snow!! Enough already. Traveled to watch my grandson play football yesterday but the game was cancelled because of the snow. Coaches said they would only cancel if there was lightning, don’t think snow was even in their thoughts. Guess we’ll try again next week.

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Monday – It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2016 Week #14

Tuesday – New Release Tuesday – April 2016

Plus – Review – Opportunity Knocks by Alison Sweeney

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Duffy Brown – Author of Braking For Bodies – #Giveaway too!

Thursday – Review/ #Giveaway – Who Invited the Ghost to Dinner? by Teresa Watson – Great Escapes Book Tour

Friday – Flashback Friday – The Measby Murder Enquiry by Ann Purser – Spotlight/ #Giveaway

Saturday – Review/ #Giveaway – A Muddied Murder by Wendy Tyson – Great Escapes Book Tour

Plus – Special Guest – Susan Wittig Albert – Author of Blood Orange – #Giveaway too!

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Let’s all think warm thoughts and hope the weather follows along! 

Dollycas
Your Escape With A Good Book Travel Agent

 

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Sunday Salon/Sunday Post – April Snow? – Weekly Rewind – Mail Call

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The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now 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.

SUNDAY POSTThe Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimba @ 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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It is said April Showers Bring May Flowers but what does April Snow Bring? Besides frustration? Friday may have been April Fool’s Day, but this is no joke. I woke up yesterday morning to huge snowflakes coming down and birds and squirrels very confused. We did have a pretty light winter as far as snow goes but it can be done until next December.  The sun is out as I type this so we are not going to have to shovel but Old Man Winter it is time you moved on.

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Weekly Rewind – May 28 – April 2, 2016

Monday – It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2016 Week #13

Tuesday – Review/ #Giveaway – Crime and Poetry by Amanda Flower

Wednesday –  Cozy Wednesday with Linda Reilly – Author of Out of the Dying Pan – #Giveaway too!

Thursday – Review/ #Giveaway – The Corpse With The Garnet Face by Cathy Ace – Great Escapes Book Tour

Friday – Flashback Friday – Some Like It Witchy by Heather Blake

Saturday – Spotlight/ #Giveaway – Murder She Wrote – Design For Murder by Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain, and Renée Paley-Bain

Plus – Spotlight/ #Giveaway – The Ones Who Matter Most by Rachael Herron

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Have a great week! 

Dollycas
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Sunday Salon/Sunday Post – Ditch – Happy Easter – Weekly Rewind – Mail Call

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The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now 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.

SUNDAY POSTThe Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimba @ 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!

Well winter reared its ugly head again in Wisconsin this past week and my youngest daughter was defeated. Wind, snow, ice, fishtail, spin, crash, ditch! She is sore but o.k., the car not so much. Well it is melting now and I hope that was the last of it.

 

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Weekly Rewind – March 21 – 26, 2016

Monday – It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2016 Week #12

Plus – Review – Multiple Listings by Tracy McMillan

Tuesday – Spotlight/ #Giveaway – Secrets in the Stones by Tessa Harris – Great Escapes Book Tour

Plus – Review/ #Giveaway – Death By Sunken Treasure by Kait Carson – Great Escapes Book Tour

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Carleen O’Neil – Author of Ripe For Murder – Giveaway too!

Thursday – Review/ #Giveaway – A Mary MacDougall Mystery Duet by Richard Audry

Friday – Flashback Friday – Review – The Corpse with the Diamond Hand by Cathy Ace

Plus – Save Our Cozies

Saturday – Spotlight – The Skeleton Garden by Marty Wingate – Great Escapes Book Tour

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Cozy up with a great cozy this week!

Dollycas
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Sunday Salon/Sunday Post – Rough Week – Weekly Rewind – Mail Call

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The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now 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.

SUNDAY POSTThe Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimba @ 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 rough week for me as we passed the one year mark of my son’s death. In many ways it is like the grief starts over again without all the people rushing in to help us get though it all. I did get some amazing support from the readers of my blog and my Great Escapes Book Tours family. We had a small family get together on Tuesday evening and it was the perfect way to honor Kris. I gave my granddaughter Natalie a gift to help her remember all the good times she had with her daddy. This wonderful blanket came from Collage.com and exceeded all my expectations. Thank you everyone for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers. natalie blanket

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Monday – It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2016 Week #11

Tuesday – In Memory of my son Kristopher Scot Caswell

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Kristi Abbott – Author of Kernel of Truth – #Giveaway too!

Thursday – Early Review – Girl on the Run by Daryl Gerber Wood

Friday – Flashback Friday – Fillet of Murder by Linda Reilly #Giveaway too!

Saturday – Spotlight/ #Giveaway – Those Who Walk in Darkness by Joyce and Jim Lavene – Great Escapes Book Tour

Plus – Spotlight/ #Giveaway – A Geek Girl’s Guide To Arsenic by Julie Anne Lindsey – Great Escapes Book Tour

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Have a great week everyone!

Dollycas
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Sunday Salon/Sunday Post – Spring – Weekly Rewind – Mail Call

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The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now 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.

SUNDAY POSTThe Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimba @ 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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Spring seems to have Sprung here in Wisconsin but you never know a snow storm could be brewing somewhere and headed this way. I hope we have seen the last of the snow and ice.

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Weekly Rewind – March 7 -12, 2016

Monday – It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2016 Week #10

Tuesday – Review – Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Laura Bradford – Author of A Churn for the Worse – #Giveaway too!

Thursday – Review/ #Giveaway – And Then There Were Nuns by Kylie Logan

Friday – Flashback Friday – Review – Death By Blue Water by Kait Carson – #Giveaway too!

Saturday – Special Guest – Emily Brightwell – Author of Mrs. Jeffries Wins The Prize – #Giveaway too!

Plus – Review – No Grey Areas by Joseph N. Gagliano

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Hope you have a great week! 

Dollycas
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Sunday Salon/Sunday Post – Need to Recharge – Weekly Rewind – Mail Call

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The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now 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.

SUNDAY POSTThe Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimba @ 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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It was an exhausting week for some reason. Email inbox was overflowing. Book tours were starting, ending, and booking. Reading and blogging were pretty normal. Family time was typical but I was plum tuckered out by the time the weekend arrived. Grandson Kaden spent the weekend with us and that always brightens my days.

 

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Weekly Rewind February 28 – March 5, 2016

Sunday –Spotlight/ #Giveaway – The Ninth Life by Clea Simon

Monday – It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2016 Week #9

Tuesday –  New Release Tuesday – March 2016

Wednesday –  Cozy Wednesday with Denise Swanson – Author of Between A Rock And A Had Place – #Giveaway too!

Plus – Cozy Wednesday with Anne Canadeo – Author of A Murder in Mohair – Giveaway too!

Thursday – BOOK BLAST – Between Good and Evil by R. Michael Phillips

Plus – Review/ #Giveaway – Deadly Scandal by Kate Parker Great Escapes Book Tour

Friday – Flashback Friday – Review – A Slice of Murder by Chris Cavender – #Giveaway

Saturday – Nana’s Nook – Spotlight/ #Giveaway – Selah’s Sweet Dream by Susan Count (Author), Melissa Gates (Illustrator)

Plus – Special Guest – Laura Childs – Author of Devonshire Scream – #Giveaway too!

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Hope you have a fabulous week! 

Dollycas
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