Sunday, April 24, 2022

April 24th's Sunday/Monday Post

Welcome to Sunday and this week's Sunday/Monday post.  As usual, this week, I'll be linking up with:

Sunday Post
Sunday Salon
Stacking the Shelves
Mailbox Monday
It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

I'm not going to be home most of the day today, but not for the usual reasons (church and ultimate Frisbee).  Instead, I'll be at the LA Times Festival of books!  I've been going every year for years, and I've missed it the last couple of years.  Really looking forward to going back.  I'm not planning to attend any panels, but I'll be wandering around the booths.  You can probably find me around the mystery booths most often.  I'll be wearing a shirt that says "Yes, I Really Do Need All These Books," so if you spot me, stop and say hi.

I'll post a little more about it next week (although, since I'm wandering the booths, I'm not sure I'll have much to report on).  I'm going with a friend, and we always have fun.

This past week was fairly quiet at work.  I think I'll be paying for some of that this coming week since there is a lot we need to do to get ready for month end close.

I did get out and go to an author event at my local library this week.  It was actually rescheduled from March of 2020.  Author J. R. Sanders was there talking about his two historical mysteries, one of which is set in our neck of the woods.  I really enjoyed that, and I'm looking forward to reading the books.  Not sure when that will be, but I'm looking forward to it.

And yes, I took advantage of the pre-order sale at Barnes and Noble to order a few books.  I'd placed a large order back when they did this in January, so I didn't have as many books this time but I still pre-ordered three.  Just barely.  I kept forgetting to actually place the order until just before it ended Friday night.  I was hoping that one smaller publisher would get some titles I want up for pre-order, but it didn't happen in time.  Oh well.

Enough ramblings for now.  Let's move on to some categories.

This Past Week on the Blog:

Sunday - Disney Pin Review: Pirates of the Caribbean - Cuckoo for Disney Pins
Monday - Ornament Review: Confectionery King
Tuesday - Book Review: Cozy Up to Trouble by Colin Conway
Wednesday - Can't Wait Wednesday featuring Buried in a Good Book
Wednesday - Movie Review: Halloween Kills
Thursday - Book Review: Uneasy Prey by Annette Dashofy
Friday - Friday Posts Featuring Cheddar Off Dead
Saturday - Weekly TV Thoughts

This Coming Week on the Blog:

Sunday - Disney Pin Review: The Musical Quill - Windows of Main Street
Monday - Book Review: Cheddar Off Dead by Korina Moss
Tuesday - Ornament Review: Merry Lil' Pluto
Wednesday - Book Review: Panty Raid by Diane Vallere
Thursday - Movie Review: Mystery Woman - Game Time
Friday - Book Review: Dark Horse by Gregg Hurwitz
Saturday - Weekly TV Thoughts

And I'll probably post Can't Wait Wednesday and a round of Friday Post as well.

Book Haul for the Week:

I got four books this week - two ebooks and two physical books.

One of the ebooks was a deal on Kindle.  I heard about it in one of my Goodreads groups, and I decided to snag it.  That's Condos and Corpses and Angela K. Ryan.  I also got an eARC from Netgalley for A Dish to Die For, this summer's addition to Lucy Burdette's Key West Food Critic Mysteries.

The physical books?  Should be an easy guess.  Stardust Trail and Dead-Bang Fall, the two books by J. R. Sanders from the signing I went to on Thursday.

What I'm Currently Reading:

I've just barely started Strawberried Alive, the newest Cupcake Bakery Mystery from Jenn McKinlay.  Probably won't make much progress on Sunday since I'll be at the book festival.  But I love this series, so I will be quite happy when I get to really dig into it early next week.  I'm working on an eARC since the book releases on May 3rd.  My review will be up on May 5th.

That's a wrap for me this week.  Hope you have a great week.


  1. I've really missed book festivals and book sales for the last couple of years. I can't wait until they come back.

    Hope you had a great time at the LA Times Festival of Books!

  2. I am constantly amazed by your blog output, how do you find the time and not burn out?
    I am a quite jealous.
    Charlotte's Books

  3. Take care and I hope you enjoy the LA Times Festival of Books! 🙂

  4. Have fun at the festival! I've not attended something like that, but I plan to go in the future, here in the Netherlands :)

  5. It's fun to meet authors at meet and greets but the LA Book Festival will be awesome, I'm sure!

  6. I remember when i read mostly cozies. Now I'm into rom coms. Have a good week.

  7. Oooooe!! A book festival!! I've actually never been to one and I can just imagine how much fun it must be. I hope you had a good time and that you will have a good week ahead!

    Elza Reads

  8. Hi I'm Bonnie. I'm new to Sunday Post. Enjoy your book festival! That sounds fantastic!

  9. I'm so glad you're able to go to the LA Times Festival of books. I hope you enjoy it and have a great week.

  10. Hope you have a great time at the festival! Sounds like fun. and Jenn McKinlay- I've been wanting to try her cozies for ages. Heard good things.

  11. That book festival sounds wonderful. I hope you're having a great time. I wish there where more book festivals over here.
    Have a great week and happy reading.

  12. I hope you have fun at the Festival of Books. It sounds wonderful. I haven't been to anything like that in a long time. Enjoy your books and have a great week!

  13. I hope you enjoy the Festival. I'm not ready to be out and about that much. I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Dark Horse. It has me frightened for Evan.

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  14. Good to hear that book festivals are coming back. The best one I ever went to was in Santa Barbara! I hope you find some good reading ideas. It is funny that author signings don't work if you read e-books.

    best... mae at

  15. The LA Festival of Books sounds really fun. I'd like to go to that and BEA one of these times. I hope you have fun and I hope you have a good week.

    My Sunday Post

  16. LA Festival of Books sounds like so much fun and I love the slogan on your shirt. I hope you have the best time! I'm one book away from that Jenn McKinlay and I can't wait. I read the teaser in the last book and was so intrigued. Have a great week!

  17. I’ve been to a few individual author book signings but I’ve never been to a book festival. It does sound like fun. Enjoy your new books!

  18. Hope you enjoy the book festival!

  19. I’m sure you had a fab time at the Festival!

    Wishing you a great reading week

  20. I really miss things like book festivals and author signings. A combination of moving to a town that doesn't do that and Covid put a stop to any bookish events I could take part in. Enjoy the LA Festival of Books! Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  21. I have always wanted to go to the LA Festival of Books. I made plans to go there a few years ago, but then our plans fell through. I hope you will tell us all about it soon.

    I haven't been to an author event (a live one, at least...lots of author events on Zoom, but that's not the same thing, is it?) in so long.

  22. I'd love to go to the LA Festival of Books. You must be sure to tell us all about it.

    Most of my most recent author signings have been on Zoom. I envy you going to a signing.

  23. The LA Times Book Festival sounds like great fun! We have a literary festival up here in Portland in the fall, but I haven't been in a few years (for obvious reasons!). Have a great week! - Melinda @ A Web of Stories

  24. Sounds like a pretty great week! Hope you enjoy the book festival! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  25. Busy week for you....enjoy this one. Happy Reading!!


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