Sunday, May 29, 2022

Memorial Day Weekend Sunday/Monday Post

Welcome to another Sunday/Monday post.  For everyone here in the USA, I hope you are having a good Memorial Day weekend.  I do hope that, in the midst of the fun, it includes a little time to reflect on the people who have sacrificed everything for our freedom.  It is something to truly be grateful for.

As always, I will be linking up to:

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

As you can see, I've already been out having some fun this weekend.  This is me with my new paddle board.  I've gone out a few times with a friend over the last year, and I enjoyed it so much that I bought one of my own.  It arrived, Wednesday, and we took it out for the first time today (Saturday).  I like it.  Still have a few more things I need to get to be fully able to go out without borrowing anything from my friend, but I'm mostly all set.  And no, I'm not standing on it in the second picture.  My sense of balance is out of whack, so I usually sit.  That was especially true today when it was cool out, at least by Southern California standards.  I'll try standing more this summer I'm sure, when it is warmer out so I won't mind falling in.  But today was a sit down so you stay dry kind of day.  At least for me.  My friend stood quite a bit of the time we are out, but she has done it a lot more than I have.

That's about all the excitement here this week.

This Past Week on the Blog:

This Coming Week on the Blog:

Sunday - Disney Pin Review: Roy E. Disney Windows of Main Street
Monday - Movie Review: At First Sight
Tuesday - Book Review: Clouds in My Coffee by Julie Mulhern
Wednesday - May Reading Summary
Thursday - Book Review: Murder on Union Square by Victoria Thompson
Friday - Book Review: Her Perfect Life by Hank Phillippi Ryan
Saturday - Weekly TV Thoughts

Book Haul:

As you can see, I wound up with four new books this week.  Two of them are ARCs.  Mrs. Claus and the Evil Elves is the third is a fun part fantasy, part cozy mystery series by Liz Ireland set at the North Pole.  Seams Like Murder is the first in a new series from Dorothy Howell, an author I've been meaning to try for years.  Both are coming in September from Kensington, so I won't get to them for a few months yet.  The Drinking Gourd by Katherine Fast and Record Store Reckoning by J. C. Kenney are both books I've heard about so I ordered them.  I'm hoping to get to them soon, but you know how that goes with books you've bought, right?

And yes, all four of the books were physical books this week.

What I'm Currently Reading:

Saturday, I finished up Bayou Book Thief, the first in a new series from Ellen Byron.  As always, I enjoyed it.  If you enjoy cozy mysteries and you haven't read Ellen yet, you need to fix that.  This book comes out June 7th, and my review will go live that day.

Also coming out June 7th is The Navigator's Daughter by Nancy Cole Silverman, the first in a new series from her.  I've enjoyed her earlier books, so I'm looking forward to this one.  It's my next book, so it's what I'll be reading Sunday and Monday.  Hopefully, I'll finish it up on Tuesday, but we'll see how the rest of the weekend goes.  I've got no big plans the next two days, but you never know.  My plan now is to review this one on June 9th.

Think that's about it for me.  Have a great week!


  1. Ooo, paddle boarding - great to see some fun outdoor activity. Enjoy and happy reading.

  2. Paddle boarding sounds like a great way to get some exercise. Have a wonderful week!

  3. Here in Michigan I bet the water is even colder. You look brave to be paddling.

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  4. Okay is your paddle board what New Englanders call kayaks? It looks similar. My son & has family each have one and the other day he went out fishing and caught a few as well LOL. Looks like you got some fun mysteries last week, hope you enjoy them.

  5. I'm not familiar with a paddle board, but I've been out many times in something that looks similar, a kayak. My friend has kayaks and I've often thought about getting one of my own, but they can be difficult to transport from place to place if you have a very tiny car like I do. Your paddle board looks like it will be great fun.

    I like seeing all the new books that are coming your way. I greatly prefer physical books to ebooks.

  6. Paddle boarding looks like a lot of fun. It is popular on the lakes of Wisconsin, but I have yet to try it. Looks like you have some great reading ahead of you. Hope you have a good weekend!

  7. Enjoy your paddle boarding! And your books. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  8. I've never been on a paddle board but I love me a kayak so I'm sure I would enjoy a paddle board, but I imagine it takes a lot of upper body strength? Kind of like water skiing. I always thought water skiing would take leg strength, but it was always my back that got tired first.

  9. Bayou Book Thief just might be a good choice for me. I love mystery series, and when I'm done w/the biography I just began I may need something light. PS Enjoy the paddle boarding!

  10. Paddle boarding definitely sounds like so much fun. I hope you'll be able to use it many times.
    Have a great week and happy reading.

  11. I've always wanted to try paddle boarding. I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to balance, though, lol.

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  12. Those look so fun. I love kayaking but I've used a paddleboard.

    I do love the Mulhern books.

    Happy Memorial Day!

  13. Looks like you are having a fun weekend! I'm going to be reading Bayou Book Thief soon. Looks good. Hope you have a great weekend!

  14. I love kayaking but haven't been on a paddle board. Nice book haul.

  15. That paddleboard looks like fun!

  16. I haven't ever tried paddle boarding, but my guess is that it is more difficult to stand than it seems like it would be.

  17. The paddleboarding looks like fun and good exercise too. I like your new books again. Now I off to check your review for Buried in a Good Book. Have a good, safe week and Happy Reading!

  18. I've wanted to try paddleboarding, but I also have bad balance. It never occurred to me that I could just sit on it! Have a great week! - Melinda @ A Web of Stories

  19. Looks like you're having a fun weekend!

  20. I agree with you about Bayou Book Thief. Nice start to a new series. Paddle boarding looks like fun. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  21. I think I would definitely be a sit and paddle board sort of person. I'm very interested in the Liz Ireland series. It sounds like so much fun.

  22. I would have to sit down to paddle board too but it looks so fun! I'm so excited about Bayou Book Thief. I hope you are having a wonderful week!


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