Sunday Post 22 | Relaxing and Recharging

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This week was all about getting back to my normal routine. Lots of washing of bedding and towels since all my guests have departed and my daughters have returned to campus. And lots of sleeping to catch up on lost sleep. But, I’ve enjoyed the quiet normalcy of it just being me, my husband, and my three crazy cats.

I get my second vaccination shot tomorrow. Yay! Then on Wednesday, I get have a root canal. Boo! I chipped one of my canine teeth just a little and that caused a small abscess. Now, I must get a root canal {{sigh}}.

How was your week?

I bought two bargain books and downloaded two ARC approvals from NetGalley this week.

$1.99 sale (thru BookBub)

Psychological Thriller
Psychological Thriller

NetGalley ARC Approvals

Psychological Thriller
Mystery Thriller

Since I was resting and relaxing, I was able to watch quite a few things. I watched The Nevers first episode. It’s the historicalish fantasy show on HBO that I mentioned last week. I liked it. It’s kind of quirky and strange but also kind of cool and very interesting. A bit violent but there was only one scene (I think) with body parts showing that are normally covered by unmentionables. For an HBO show, that’s pretty impressive.

Paramont+ (which used to be CBS all access) has the first four episodes of the new and final season of Younger with Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, and Debi Mazar. If you haven’t seen this show, it’s about a woman who is trying to get back into the book publishing world after 20ish years and finds that every place is looking for someone younger (hence, the title) so she pretends to be in her twenties and she immediately gets a job. It’s about the publishing world, so that alone means it’s worth watching 😇.

I also tried a new show on CW – Kung Fu. I liked it, but then I’m a sucker for Asian-inspired mystical weapons and warriors type of fantasy. And I think martial arts fights are very cool.

Did you read, watch, or do anything fun this week?

I’m posting my WWW post here instead of separately on Wednesday TEMPORARILY (just until June). I will reblog this whole post on Wednesday, so anyone who may have missed it has a quick link to find it.

Just Finished

YA (Sci-Fi?) Thriller

I just finished this The Write Reads blog tour read and boy does it get you thinking. The world is coming to an end precisely on September 17th. On that day, the earth will no longer be able to sustain life due to all the environmental costs of modern technology. It was announced nine months ahead of time. How would you live your life knowing the precise day it’s going to end?

Currently Reading

Mystery Thriller

Today, I’m reading Buried for Good for a Rachel’s Random Resources blog tour. The book is about a murderer loose on a remote Scottish island. A private investigator, there to protect a famous yoga instructor, must figure out who is killing off the guests. Sounds like just my kind of read.

Reading Next

Humorous Chick Lit

Next, I’m reading this Bookouture Women’s Fiction (humorous) book for a blog tour with Chick Lit Central. The Amazon bolded description says it’s a feel-good read about being true to yourself and becoming the person you were always meant to be. Long Walk Home will make you laugh, make you cry and show you that true love always finds a way. Sounds like a perfect read to enjoy poolside or at the beach, doesn’t it?

In case you missed any of my posts last week, you can find them here:

  • Tuesday (4/13): (Psychological Survival Thriller ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️) Book Review | Just Get Home by Bridget Foley
  • Tuesday (4/13): (Psychological Thriller ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️) Book Review | When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain
  • Wednesday (4/14): WWW Wednesday
  • Thursday (4/15): Mini Book Reviews |Finding Home by Kate Field and The Widow Queen by Elzbieta Cherezinska (both ☀️☀️☀️☀️)
  • Friday (4/16): Book Blogger Hop

I hope you come back to see the following:

  • Monday (4/19): (Fantasy – BBYNA 2020 winner ) SPOTLIGHT | The Lore of Prometheus by Graham Austin King
  • Tuesday (4/20): (YA Fantasy ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️) Book Review | These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy
  • Wednesday (4/21): (Psychological Thriller ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️) Book Review | The Perfect Daughter by D.J.Palmer
  • Thursday (4/22): Mini Book Reviews (☀️☀️☀️☀️) | Dead Secret by Noelle Holten and Maggie Finds Her Muse by Dee Ernst
  • Friday (4/23): Book Blogger Hop – what do you blog on

Thank you for stopping by this week. I look forward to chatting with you in the comments. 😊

21 Replies to “Sunday Post 22 | Relaxing and Recharging”

  1. Yay for second vaccination but boo for root canal, Tessa – I hope it will go as well as it can for you. 🙏 This week I have also taken time to catch up on washing and getting ready for returning to work tomorrow. I also enjoyed my first lunch out with friends and have been swept away by the historical-mystery Justice Hall by Laurie R. King. 😊 Take care and happy reading in the coming week, Tessa 🙂

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  2. After the 2 weeks passed from my second jab, I was actually looking forward to going to the dentist. I am dental phobic, so that is no joke. Over a year without getting my teeth cleaned made me know I had to do it. I found out that vaccinated or not, I have to produce a negative Covid test taken within 3 days first. I appreciate their dedication to safety, but darn, you don’t need to put more barriers in front of a phob! Wishing you the best of luck with the root canal.

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    1. Wow! That’s so surprising. Mine stayed closed longer than I thought was probably wise in the beginning but other than taking temp check and asking Covid questions, it’s been business as usual.


  3. Good luck with everything this week, Tessa! I’m up for my second shot on Thursday as well. Before She Was Found and Long Walk Home sound really good. Enjoy them all. ❤️

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  4. I have The Bone Code as well. I have read all of the books in this series and hope that this one is as good as the rest. Have a great week!

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    1. You know, I have a signed copy of one of her books in this series and I watched the show faithfully every week, but I have never read any of the books – not even the one I have signed. Crazy, right? When this book popped up, I figured it was time to change that. ❤️


  5. Yay on the vaccine and boo on the root canal. I hope both go well for you! I have a copy of Darling Rose Gold on my TBR. It sure sounds good, doesn’t it? I hope you have a great week, Tessa! Enjoy your reading this week.

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    1. Thank you 🤗 And Darling Rose Gold sounds wonderful and that cover! 😍. I’ve been eyeing it ever since it first started making the rounds on the blogosphere, and when it came up for $1.99 – that was time to buy it!


    1. The Nevers is quite good. I’ll have to look at Debre. Hope you have a great week!


  6. ahhh sorry that you have to get a root canal! I’ve never had one but my husband has and it doesn’t look fun. I want to watch The Nevers! We put it on the other day but the entire opening scene had no dialogue so we turned it off since we weren’t able to actually sit down and watch it lol Things To Do Before the End of the World sounds like an interesting read! Hope you enjoyed. Happy reading!

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    1. I totally watch tv all the time without actually watching it, so I know what you mean and The Nevers is definitely one you need to watch as well as listen to. Have a great week!


  7. Yay for your second dose! We had no side effects at all, so hoping yours is just as easy. I hadn’t heard of Younger, but it sounds like something I’d like – especially since it’s in the pub industry. Good luck with the root canal.

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  8. Buried for Good sounds really good! I hope the root canal process is painless.

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    1. Me too! Root canals are a little bit of challenge for me because I’m on blood thinners to prevent blood clots, so I can’t take Ibuprophin. This apparently make recovery quite a bit longer. But I have a plan 🤞


    1. It’s all about the good pain relievers, right? I’m on blood thinners because of a weird problem with blood clots I had a few years ago, so I have to have the good pain relievers since I can’t take ibuprofen. Whatever makes it better 😇


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