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.
What I'm Currently Reading: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.