Jan 202019
 

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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.

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!

THE BOYS ARE IN THE HOUSE

Just what has become a normal week around here, Mr. Dollycas walking and doing his exercises and making good progress, me bitchin’ at the computer, lol, the new one will be ready soon.

Daughter #2 came to visit with the boys on Friday and the boys stayed for the weekend. They always brighten up the days. I read while Daughter #2, Papa, and the boys watched Goosebumps 2 Friday night. Remi and I watched Christopher Robin Saturday night. First time for me, 3rd time for him. They will be going home later today.

We also had some snow over the weekend. Not too bad here but southern Wisconsin had quite a bit. I am sure other places in the path did as well. Daughter #1 said driving to work at 5 a.m. Saturday morning was a mess. I remind her this is Wisconsin, lol. I remember when we used to get several heavy snowfalls each year. Global warming sure has changed things.


Weekly Rewind – January 14 – 19, 2019

Monday – 2018 Reading Challenge Wrap Up

Plus – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #3 2019

Tuesday – #Review / #Giveaway – In Dog We Trust (Black Dog Bay Novel) by Beth Kendrick @BerkleyPub

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring Academic Curveball (Braxton Campus Mysteries) by James J. Cudney – Great Escapes Book Tour

Thursday – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Grimoires, Spas & Chocolate Straws (A Spells & Caramels Cozy Witch Mystery) by Erin Johnson – Great Escapes Book Tour

Plus – #Review / #Giveaway – The Wrong Boy by Cathy Ace – Great Escapes Book Tour @AceCathy 

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Yule Be Dead (Victoria Square Mystery) by Lorraine Bartlett and Gayle Leeson @BerkleyMystery

Saturday – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Broken Heart Attack (Braxton Campus Mysteries) by James J. Cudney – Great Escapes Book Tour

Plus – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Fashions Fade, Haunted Is Eternal (A Haunted Vintage Mystery) by Rose Pressey – Great Escapes Book Tour @KensingtonBooks

Stay warm this week and cuddle up with a good book!

Your Escape With A Good Book Travel Agent

Jan 132019
 

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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.

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!

Computer Blahs

It was a week of long days, starting earlier and ending later. I am losing about 2 hours a day due to my temporary replacement computer. The online pages and Microsoft Office products load so slowly. A simple task of posting a review and links on NetGalley takes over an hour. Promoting book tour stops now takes an entire morning. I find I am completing my blog posts at 7 p.m. instead of closer to 5 and booking out 1 tour and setting up a new tour can rarely happen on the same day. I was so spoiled by my son’s computer. I am sure it was set up to play games on originally and had all the bells and whistles. It has been sent out to try and rescue any files and the same young man is working on a new computer for me.  It should be ready soon and I can’t wait. Patience has never been my strong suit. 

Mr. Dollycas is making good progress on his recovery with a few little bumps along the way. Helping with his care breaks up my day and gets me away from the computer frustration 🙂  I just wish the weather was nicer so he could get outside to walk and get some fresh air. This little house does not have a lot of walking areas. A visiting nurse has come to the house a couple of times but she shouldn’t be needed much longer if he continues to do his exercises without being reminded and continues walking. He plans to start working from home this week. I just hope his laptop doesn’t slow my computer down further. 🙂

Other than that, I read some good books and watched a little television. Did you do anything fun or exciting last week?


Weekly Rewind – January 7 – 12, 2019

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #2 2019

Tuesday – #Review / #Giveaway – Do No Harm: A Dr. Katie LeClair Mystery by Dawn Eastman

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Tracy Weber – Author of Murder Likes It Hot (A Downward Dog Mystery) #GuestPost / #Review / #Giveaway @midnightinkbook

Thursday – #Review / #Giveaway – The Lost Traveller: A County Cork Mystery by Sheila Connolly @crookedlanebks

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Nipped in the Bud (An Orchard Mystery) by Sheila Connolly #Review / #Giveaway @SheilaConnolly

Saturday – Special Guest – Frances Metzman – Author of The Cha Cha Babes of Pelican Bay – Great Escapes Book Tour

I hope you have a wonderful week!

Your Escape With A Good Book Travel Agent

Dec 302018
 

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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.

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!

He’s Home

Ready to Come Home
(Remington – the Photobomber)

After a week of hospital life, including Christmas Day, Mr. Dollycas came home Thursday afternoon and settled into his comfy chair, turned on the football game, and did his best to calm down our dogs. There was a lot of sniffing involved on their part, 🙂 but they finally relaxed and sat down to watch him to make sure he didn’t leave again. He is using a walker to get around the house and trying “find his happy place” when sitting or lying down. He has pain but it is good recovery pain. No more tingling and pain in his legs and feet. His thighs still have some numbness but that is getting better each day. He goes back for a follow-up appointment on January 2 and will probably be set up for a course
of physical therapy. I am so happy to have him home. We are both excited to celebrate Christmas with our family Friday evening. 

BLOGOVERSARY

My Blogoversary Celebration starts tomorrow with a week of giveaways!
I hope you will stop by each day to enter!


Weekly Rewind – December 24 – 29, 2018

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #52 2018

Tuesday – Merry Christmas!

Wednesday – Dollycas’s Best Reads of 2018

Thursday – #Review – Batter Off Dead: A Southern Cake Baker Mystery by Maymee Bell @crookedlanebks

Friday – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – City of Secrets (A Counterfeit Lady Novel) by Victoria Thompson @BerkleyMystery

Saturday – #ReviewRewind / #Giveaway – The Yellow Rose Beauty Shop by Carolyn Brown

I wish you hope and happiness in the new year. 

Your Escape Into A Good Book Travel Agent

 

 

Dec 232018
 

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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.

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!

 

Surgery Just In Time For Christmas

It was a pretty normal week, reading, blogging, Christmas shopping, the last book tours of 2018 wrapped up.

But on Thursday I was up at the buttcrack of dawn to go with Mr. Dollycas to the hospital. After months of pain and agony, it was finally time for his back surgery. It was scheduled earlier in the month but was postponed at the last minute to Thursday. We were a little discouraged that it was probably going to change our Christmas plans but so happy that the end of the back and leg pain was near.

The surgery lasted a little over 7 hours. Work was done from T10 to S1. The doctor said as expected it was a big job and he scraped through a lot of arthritis to place rods and 7 pins on each side to fuse and stabilize the spine. After being under anesthesia for so long he spent extra time in recovery to wake up and address his very low blood pressure. He arrived in his room about 6:30 that evening, 14 hours after our day began. Still very groggy, but he could see me and that was what I needed because 1 of the rare complications from this type of surgery is the loss of vision. 

Day 2 brought much progress, physical therapy, getting him up and moving around, eating, and still addressing his low blood pressure. I am writing this before we go to see him on Day 3, (Saturday) and hope his progress continues so that we can get him home in time for Christmas. 

Traveling to his family’s Christmas on the 25th probably won’t happen but we will see, he can be very determined. Our immediate family Christmas at our house will not happen until after the new year so that gives him a little more recovery time. 

The dogs miss him terribly, probably as much as I do. I just can’t wait to have him home and hopefully the constant pain is gone. Prayers are always appreciated. 

Merry Christmas! 

Lori 


Weekly Rewind – December 17 – 22, 2018

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #51 2018

Tuesday – #Review – ‘Twas the Knife Before Christmas (Christmas Tree Farm Mysteries) by Jacqueline Frost @crookedlanebks

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday – Featuring Steamed Open (A Maine Clambake Mystery) by Barbara Ross #Review / #Giveaway @KensingtonBooks

Thursday – #Review / #Giveaway – The Whispered Word (Secret, Book & Scone Society) by Ellery Adams

Friday – #Review / #Giveaway – Fear No Truth (Faith McClellan) by LynDee Walker @LynDeeWalker

Saturday – More 2019 Reading Challenges

I hope you have a magical week! 

 

Dec 162018
 

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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.

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!

WordPress Frustration

If you use WordPress to create your blog you know the BIG editor revamp was released on December 6. I was excited by all the hype and ready to learn all about the “block based” format. I looked over all the information leading up to the launch but still wasn’t prepared for such a huge change. I am not exactly a novice at computer/blog works but this new release made me feel like a complete idiot.

After hours spent trying to compose just 1 post, I was so thankful for Classic Editor Plugin. I installed it and activated it and completed my post in just minutes. Classic Editor is an official WordPress plugin, and will be maintained until at least 2022. That gives me plenty of time to either learn the new version or maybe they will have an entirely new idea by then for the technologically challenged people like me.

Maybe December was not the month to release this “gift”. The stress of finding everyone the perfect present is enough, I didn’t need the extra stress of learning how to create my blog in a whole new way. 

If you had a different experience I would love to hear all about it. 

~Lori/Dollycas


Weekly Rewind December 10 – 15, 2018

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #50 2018

Plus – #BookBlast – Darkest Before the Dawn (Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series) by Mike Martin

Tuesday – #Review / #Giveaway – With a Little Bit of Blood (The Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins Mysteries) by D.E. Ireland – Great Escapes Book Tour

Wednesday – #Special Guests – Teresa Inge, Heather Weidner, Jayne Ormerod, and Rosemary Shomaker – Authors of To Fetch A Thief – Great Escapes Book Tour

Plus – Cozy Wednesday with Debra H. Goldstein – Author of One Taste Too Many (A Sarah Blair Mystery) – #GuestPost / #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @KensingtonBooks

Thursday – #Review / #Giveaway – Just Plain Murder (An Amish Mystery) by Laura Bradford @BerkleyMystery

Plus – #SpecialGuest – Dianne Ascroft – Author of A Timeless Celebration (Century Cottage Cozy Mysteries) – Great Escapes Book Tour #Giveaway

Friday – #Review – TANGLED UP IN TINSEL (A Kenni Lowry Mystery) by Tonya Kappes @HeneryPress

Plus – #SpecialGuest – Rosalind Barden- Author of Sparky of Bunker Hill and the Cold Kid Case – Great Escapes Book Tour #Giveaway

And – 2018 Midwinter’s Eve #Giveaway Hop!! December 15th – 31st

Saturday – #SpecialGuest – Debbie De Louise – Author of Love on the Rocks (Cobble Cove Mystery) – Great Escapes Book Tour #Giveaway

Happy a great week everyone!! 

Your Escape With A Good Book Travel Agent

 

Dec 092018
 

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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.

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!

Christmas is Coming So Fast! 

My week got off to an excellent start with Natalie’s Christmas Concert. 

The rest of the week was blogging, reading, book tours, and a bunch of online Christmas shopping. The grands are basically finished but the older children are a little tougher this year. 

Daughter #2 and her family cut down their Christmas tree on Saturday. Mr. Dollycas in still contemplating how he wants to rearrange the living room and deciding where to put ours 🙂 Ours is artificial though, no treking into the cold and snow for us. 

How are your holiday plans coming? Are you shopping more online?
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Weekly Rewind – December 3 – 8, 2018

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #49 2018

Plus – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Tandem Demise: A Cycle Path Mystery by Duffy Brown BOOK BLAST

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

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Kate Dyer-Seeley – Author of Violet Tendencies (A Rose City Mystery) – Great Escapes Book Tour – #Interview / #Review / #Giveaway @KensingtonBooks

Thursday – Nana’s Nook – Owls are Good at Keeping Secrets: An Unusual Alphabet by Sara O’Leary – Pictures by Jacob Grant

Plus – #Review / #Giveaway – How to Knit a Murder (Seaside Knitters Society) by Sally Goldenbaum @KensingtonBooks

Friday – #Review / #Giveaway – A Midwinter’s Tail (Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery) by Bethany Blake – @KensingtonBooks

Saturday – Special Guest – Larissa Reinhart – Author of NC-17 (Maizie Albright Star Detective) – Great Escapes Book Tour #Giveaway

Plus – Special Guest – Jodi Rath – Author of Pineapple Upside Down Murder (The Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series) – Great Escapes Book Tour #Giveaway

I wish you all a wonderful week! 

Dec 022018
 

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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.

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 Birthday!

This past Thursday Son #2 turned 26 and he also moved into a new apartment. His girlfriend threw him a little surprise party there on Friday night. Daughter #1 had to miss the party because she has been sick the past few days with pneumonia and just went back to work yesterday but is still sick, run down and coughing. Kaden arrived with Natalie and her mom, some high school friends also dropped by. It was so good to catch up with some of the kids that called our house their 2nd home during those high school years. Daughter #2 arrived after work. We had such a good time, we forgot to take any pictures. It is nights like these that bring me so much joy. Seeing the wonderful young man my son has grown into really warms my heart. 


Weekly Rewind – November 26 – December 1, 2018

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #48 2018

And – Special Guest Teresa Trent – Author of Oh Holy Fright (Pecan Bayou Mystery) #Interview / #Giveaway

Tuesday – #Review / #Giveaway – Ask Me No Questions: A Lady Dunbridge Mystery by Shelley Noble – Great Escapes Book Tour

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring Slay in Character (A Cat Latimer Mystery) by Lynn Cahoon #Review / #Giveaway @KensingtonBooks

Thursday – #Review/ #Giveaway – The Secret Poison Garden (Rita Calabrese Culinary Mysteries) by Maureen Klovers

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Mischief in Moonstone Series: Misbehavin’ in Moonstone by Christine DeSmet #Review / #Giveaway

Plus – #Spotlight – Murder Knows No Season: 4 novellas featuring Cait Morgan, the WISE Women & DI Glover by Cathy Ace

Saturday – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Slay Bells (A Christmas Village Mystery) by T.C. Wescott – Great Escapes Book Tour

I hope you have an awesome week! 

Your Escape With A Good Book Travel Agent

Nov 252018
 

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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.

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!

Lazy Day!

Since our son Kris passed away Thanksgiving has become a very low key affair. I made myself a promise to stay off the computer all day and except for 1 quick Amazon order to replace a grandson’s broken Kindle, I did just that. I slept in, I watched the Macy’s parade, I read Slay in Character by Lynn Cahoon, I watched the movie Bad Moms that has been on my DVR for almost a year. Then we had a delightful dinner complete with Impossible Pumpkin Pie with Daughter #2, Son #2 and a couple of special guests.  After dinner I watched a few more recorded shows and when to bed early, at least early for me. Mr. Dollycas did the cooking and watched football all day. It was a relaxing day. Friday it was back to work at the computer with a little online shopping too. Kaden was dropped off later in the day for the weekend. He was going to help Papa get the Christmas tree up but Mr. Dollycas was taking it easy this weekend too. He still has a few hours to check that off his to-do list, but I’m not holding my breath.  🙂 Kaden found many other things to keep himself busy. 


Weekly Rewind – November 19 – 24, 2018
Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #47 2018

Tuesday – #Review / #Giveaway – Wreath Between the Lines (A Cookbook Nook Mystery) by Daryl Wood Gerber – Great Escapes Tour @DarylWoodGerber

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Terry Ambrose – Author of The Killer Christmas Sweater Club (A Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast Mystery) – Great Escapes Book Tour #GuestPost / #Review / #Giveaway

Thursday – Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday – #Review / #Giveaway – Too Good a Girl: Remembering Olene Emberton and the Mystery of Her Death by Janis Thornton

And – #FlashbackFriday – Of Murder and Men (A Cat Latimer Mystery) by Lynn Cahoon #Review / #Giveaway – @KensingtonBooks

Saturday – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Mrs. Odboddy: And Then There Was a Tiger (Mrs. Odboddy Mysteries) by Elaine Faber – Great Escapes Book Tour

I hope you have a week full of doing what you love!

Your Escape With A Good Book Travel Agent

Nov 182018
 

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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.

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!

Thanksgiving Memories

As we begin this week of Thanksgiving my thoughts turn to my mom. She loved the holidays and getting all of her family around the table. My parents owned a tavern/cafe for 23 years. For many of those years, they lived in the apartment above the business along with me and my grandmother. She had a Duncan Fife table with at least four leaves. It stretched out of the dining room and into the living room. My parents, grandmother, my brother’s family, my sister’s family, and later my family were sometimes joined by my mom’s sister. Dinner was served at 2 p.m. and you had better be at the table ready to eat.  My dad died in 1988, but the tradition continued until my mom sold the business in 1993 and moved to an apartment. We still got together but not around the big long table. The tradition stopped when she went into a nursing home in 2008 and passed away in 2009. All the food was delicious  – all the usual Thanksgiving goodies, but the thing I remember most was the Impossible Pumpkin Pie. When she found that recipe you would have thought she found the Holy Grail. She went on and on about how “it makes its own crust”. Every year she took so much delight in baking that pie. I can still see her bringing the pies to the table with a huge smile on her face. 

Of course, every year we always have pumpkin pie but it has been a long time since we have had Impossible Pumpkin Pie. So this year, I dug out my recipe box but the card was pretty tattered so I did an online search to make sure I had everything right and found there are now microwave instructions too. I need to pick up a few ingredients and I think we will stick with oven baking but I will share both with you. (I am sure the recipe is also on the Bisquick container this time of year.)

Impossible Pumpkin Pie

Image from – https://www.bettycrocker.com/

Ingredients

1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1/2 cup Original Bisquick™ mix
1/2  cup sugar
1 cup evaporated milk
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs

Whipped topping, if desired

Steps
1 Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease 9-inch pie plate.
2 Stir all ingredients except whipped topping until blended. Pour into pie plate.
3 Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate about 3 hours or until chilled. Serve with whipped topping. Store covered in refrigerator.

MICROWAVE: Grease microwavable 10-inch pie plate. Beat all ingredients until smooth, 1 minute in blender on high or 2 minutes with hand beater. Pour into plate. Microwave on inverted microwavable dinner plate on medium-high (70 %), rotating pie plate 1/4 turn every 5 minutes until knife inserted in center comes out clean, 22 to 28 minutes. Cool on flat, heatproof surface (do not cool on wire rack).
High Altitude Directions: (3500 to 6500 feet): Increase microwave time to 26 to 32 minutes.

Happy Baking,

Lori


Weekly Rewind – November 11 – 17, 2018

Sunday – 2019 LITERARY ESCAPES CHALLENGE – Sign Up Today!

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #46 2018

Tuesday – #SpecialGuest – Anne Canadeo – Author of Purls and Poison (A Black Sheep & Co. Mystery) – Great Escapes Book Tour #Interview / #Giveaway

Plus – #Review / #Giveaway – Cry Wolf (A Zoe Chambers Mystery) by Annette Dashofy – Great Escapes Book Tour – @HeneryPress

And – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Uncle and Ants: A Silicon Valley Mystery by Marc Jedel – Great Escapes Book Tour

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Kate Carlisle – Author of A Wrench in the Works (Fixer-Upper Mystery) – #Review / #Giveaway @BerkleyMystery

Plus – Gratitude Giveaway Hop 2018

Thursday – #Review / #Giveaway – A Vintage Death (A Keepsake Cove Mystery) by Mary Ellen Hughes – Great Escapes Book Tour @midnightinkbook

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Fatality by Firelight (A Cat Latimer Mystery) by Lynn Cahoon #Review / #Giveaway @KensingtonBooks

Saturday – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Killalot (An Ivy Meadows Mystery) by Cindy Brown – Great Escapes Book Tour @HeneryPress

Plus – Craving For Cozies 2019 – Reading Challenge – – – SIGN UP TODAY!

Wishing you a week full of happiness! 

Your Escape With A Good Book Travel Agent

 

Nov 112018
 

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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.

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!

Tours – Women – Snow – The Grinch

This week was full both on the blog and at home. In addition to my usual blog posts, Great Escapes Book Tours had over 10 tours running, most with more than 1 stop per day. I appreciated that my body did not adjust quickly to the time change because I needed that extra hour each morning to promote all the stops.

Then we had the election on Tuesday and I was impressed by the number of woma\en running and winning. It is time our representatives in Congress represent their constituents better and I think more women at the table is the first step, no matter what party they represent.

Also this week, snow arrived in central Wisconsin. While many people love the snow, I am not one of them. It seems like Autumn lasted only a couple of weeks before Old Man Winter roared in. Hopefully, his stay will be short and he will disappear right after the holidays.

And speaking of the holidays, we loaded up the family trucksters last night and headed to the movie theater to see The Grinch! Great Family Fun! It will become an annual watch!

 


Weekly Rewind – November 5 – 10, 2018

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #45 2018

Plus – #Review – The Red Castle and the Blue by Wendy Marech (Author), Alayna E. Paquette (Illustrator)

Tuesday – #Review / #Giveaway – Reason To Doubt (A Carol Childs Mystery) by Nancy Cole Silverman – Great Escapes Book Tour – @HeneryPress

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday – Featuring Thread Herrings (A Mainely Needlepoint Mystery) by Lea Wait – Great Escapes Book Tour – @KensingtonBooks

Thursday – #Review / #Giveaway – A Different Kind of Reunion (A Gilda Greco Mystery) by Joanne Guidoccio – Great Escapes Book Tour

Friday – #Review / #Giveaway – The Skeleton Makes a Friend (A Family Skeleton Mystery) by Leigh Perry – Great Escapes Book Tour @Family_Skeleton

Saturday – #Spotlight /#Giveaway – LET HER GO: Lillian Dove Mystery by D. J. Adamson – Great Escapes Book Tour – @adamson_dj

Plus – 2019 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge – SIGN UP TODAY!!

And – 2019 Alphabet Soup – Author Edition Reading Challenge – SIGN UP TODAY!!

After this week’s elections, I thought this quote was perfect!

I hope you have an amazing week!

Your Escape With A Good Book Travel Agent

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