Sunday, July 12, 2020

Sunday Post, Sunday Salon, Mailbox Monday and It's Monday What Are You Reading? July 12 Edition

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

Sunday Salon hosted by Readerbuzz is simply a place for us to link up and to share what we have been doing during the week. Sunday Salon is a great way to visit other blogs and join in the conversations going on there. 

I had a great week off and for the most part did most of what I wanted, mainly biking, virtual decluttering and reading. My Netgalley backlog is quickly dwindling and I've enjoyed the books that had been sitting on that list forever.

There was just one unexpected event: the death of my 17-year old cat Blaise. She had been sick and we finally had to put her down, which was one of the hardest things I ever did. Broke my heart. She was such a sweet cat. We miss her dearly.

Hope you are all well. Stay safe and take care of each other.

Mailbox Monday Edition

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home on its blog. Link up to share your MM.

For Review:

Bought on Kindle:

Because I liked The Boy Who Said No so much I decided to buy the sequel

Free bonus audiobook for Audible members:

Each month, in addition to my credit, I will now get a bonus listen chosen by the editors of Audible. The July bonus is this audiobook.


It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It's a great post to organize yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever-growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye's Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date.

What I reviewed and/or featured last week:

I enjoyed this one.

I'm excited to have discovered this series. I signed up to the author's newsletter and got a free e-copy of  Shoot Like a Girl, the prequel which I read and loved. 

Currently Reading:

I'm about half-way through and really enjoying it

Stop by and enter my giveaways!

Also posted on the right sidebar.

Hope you all have a great reading week.

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  1. The Illegal by Hill sounds great. Sorry about your cat. This is my first time to your blog. It has a fresh clean look. See you on Sunday post

  2. I'm very sorry to hear about the loss of your cat. You had your cat for a long time.

    It's always nice to get something for free. I hope you enjoy your bonuses from Audible.

    The Woman in Red looks promising. Enjoy.

    1. Yes, we adopted her and had her for 12 years. She brought us much joy.

  3. I am very sorry for your loss. Putting down a beloved pet is never easy. Glad to hear your week off was good. Take care.

  4. I'm so sorry about Blaise. I'm glad you are having a lovely week off to do some of the reading. It feels great to get caught up.

    Have a wonderful week and stay well!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

  5. Oh I'm so sorry to hear about Blaise! That is one of the toughest things. My condolences. It's so hard to lose a friend like that...

    Be well and stay safe this week.

  6. I am so sorry about your cat. That is so hard.

    I have Summerset Abbey, but haven't read it yet. Glad to hear you enjoyed it. The Annie Oakley Mystery Series sounds good, too.

    Hope you have a nice week.

  7. Love the look for Summerset Abbey. Happy reading.

  8. So sorry you lost your lovely cat family member. Leaves a big hole. Nice you got some virtual decluttering achieved.

  9. I’m sorry for the loss of your cat :(
    I’m glad you were able to enjoy your break though.

    Wishing you a great reading week

  10. So sorry to hear about your cat. Hopefully you will have a better week next week.

  11. It is always so hard to lose a pet. Blaise looks a lot like our cat. 17 years is a good life. I've been concentrating on my Netgalley reads this year too, some have been there over two years. It's so satisfying to see the list reduce.

  12. Sorry about your cat, they are such big parts of the family.

    Because I was away from blogging for nearly four years I had to create a new Netgalley account and for once it looks good, how long that will last I do not know!

  13. I'm sorry to hear about your cat but seventeen is a good long life and I'm sure you have great memories. Nice looking group of books too. I need to check out NetGalley and Edelweiss and add some review books. My stack is getting low. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  14. So sorry about Blaise!

    Enjoy your books, and I'm curious about The Woman in Red. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

    1. If you like historical fiction with real historical figures you will enjoy this one.

  15. the loss of a 'family' member is always hard. sorry to hear about blaise.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  16. Oops, I didn't expect to have my comment show - usually I try to post and it disappears! I'm going to look up Summerset Abbey. Have a better week, Laura. Hugs.

    1. Oh that happens to me too sometimes on some blogs when I try to leave a comment. So frustrating!

  17. So sorry about your cat. Hard to lose a beloved pet. Hope this week is a better one for you.

  18. I'm sorry about your cat. We lost our son's cat in January and I miss her. She was small and sweet. Yours looks small too.
    You have a lot of good looking books this week. The Annie Oakley books sound like fun.
    I hope this week is better and enjoy your reading.

    1. Thank Martha, I do miss my Blaise a lot. I'm loving the Annie Oakley books.

  19. I'm so very sorry to hear about Blaise, she was a beautiful cat. I know how hard that was, I had to do it for my dog Patches that I had for 18 years. Sending you and your family virtual hugs.


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