What a big weekend! Two US holidays in one weekend!
Yesterday was Juneteenth, which is the celebration of the end of slavery in the U.S. It was just made into a federal holiday. My little town celebrated with a community event that I volunteered at. The pictures below was taken before the start of the event (before most people showed up), but they really had a wonderful turnout. You could easily see that it was truly a community event.
And today is Father’s Day. Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful dads out there. My girls came home to celebrate the day with their father, aka my husband, so we are also working on figuring out which items they are taking from here to their new apartment. I need figure out how we are getting it up to them and then arrange all of that.
How was your week?
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Sponsored by my local indie bookstore – Main Street Books, Davidson, NC
Summer Thriller Series – Riley Sager with Taylor Adams
NetGalley Widgets and Approvals
This was a big week of ARCs for me. I only have 1 book left on my requested shelf in NetGalley. And really no room to ask for more. I have a few spots for the year left in my schedule but I still have blog tours that will be coming in, especially Harlequin Trade’s fall mystery/thrillers and YA and that will fill up any spots I have left and then some.
I was sent a widget for Kill A Spy by Samantha Lee Howe, the third book in the trilogy that I have loved, loved, loved – The House of Killers series. It is the one that the main character is like a female Jason Bourne. So good!!!!
I requested this book from Avon publishers through NetGalley and received approval this week. It had me at fans of Lisa Jewell and Jackie Kabler, of which I am a fan of both!
I requested this book, if I remember correctly, a while back and received approval this week. I just fell in love with the cover and it just kept saying, Read Me, so how could I resist that.
St. Martins Press sent me a widget for this book because I loved Fable so much. That made me very curious to read it.
I saw this book on Tor Con and requested it before the session with the author was even over. It’s another Stephen King recommendation.
This is a blog tour review for Rachel’s Random Resources. It might be a little too romancy for me but the secret diary was too intriguing to pass up.
The publisher contacted me about this book. SparkPress is an independent, boutique publisher but what intrigued me other than the blurb was that Kirkus Reviews agreed to review it and their write up is very complimentary. They said it’s “An enjoyable globe-trotting adventure and investigation.” Kirkus typically only reviews books from the big publishers, so this definitely peaked my interest.
Fairy Loot book for May
I watched Infinite (movie) on Paramount + (previously CBS All Access). It is a sci-fi action movie that’s pure entertainment. I found the premise to be interesting – certain people walking among us are continually being reincarnated, and they are trying to keep a doomsday device out of the hands of people who want to end this reincarnation cycle by ending all life on the planet. It’s not going to win any awards, but it’s a fun watch on a weekend night in.
What did you watch this week?
In case you missed any of my posts last week, you can find them here:
- Tuesday (6/15): Psychological Thriller Book Reviews| The Maidens by Alex Michaelides AND Hairpin Bridge by Taylor Adams ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Wednesday (6/16): WWW Wednesday
- Thursday (6/17): (Blog Tour) Fantasy Book Review |The Bookminder by M.K. Wiseman ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Friday (6/18): Book Blogger Hop: How often do you post on your blog and/or social media?
I hope you come back to see the following. I have a book review posted TODAY, and I linked it in here so you don’t miss it:
- Sunday (6/20): Psychological Thriller Book Review| Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Tuesday (6/22): Mystery Book Review| The Night Hawks by Elly Griffiths ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Wednesday (6/23): WWW Wednesday
- Thursday (6/24): Fantasy Book Review |The Legend of the Lakes by Clara O’Connor ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Friday (6/25): Book Blogger Hop: How long have you stayed up to read a book?