Sunday Post 47 | Beautiful Autumn Weekend

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This whole week was dark, gray, and raining but that led into a beautiful autumn weekend with sunny skies and temps that I absolutely love – in the 70s (23-24 Celsius for those outside the US)!!! And the upcoming week is supposed to be more of the same. I am very much looking forward to that.

My lovely daughters made it back from Disney in one piece and without any breakthrough viruses. They had a wonderful time and said that the ride lines were not long but shopping lines were CRAZY. Everyone wanted that 50 years of Disney World merchandise. My husband and I have been invited to go next year in early-ish December. They actually Face Timed us every evening, so it was sort of like we were there. The only pictures they sent though were these gems on the left 🙄

My husband and I got out and about a bit. We went to a fund-raising event that raised money for the people in our community who are still struggling financially as a result of Covid. It was a food and music type of affair with indoor and outdoor seating. We hung out in the cool night air enjoying the two localish bands that played – quite a nice evening!

from NetGalley

Cozy Mystery
A PINCH OF PARANOIA: It’s three days before Christmas, and detective-turned-chef Jodie ‘Nosey’ Parker is drafted in to cater a charity event run by a notorious millionaire at a 13th-century abbey on Bodmin Moor. A DASH OF DECEPTION: Things get more complicated when a snowstorm descends, stranding them all, and the next morning they find one of the guests has been gruesomely murdered in their bed… A MURDER UNDER THE MISTLETOE: Secrets mull in every corner – can Jodie solve the crime before the killer strikes again?
Science Fiction
The Martian meets Dark Matter in Edward Ashton’s high concept science fiction thriller, in which Mickey7, an “expendable,” refuses to let his replacement clone Mickey8 take his place. Dying isn’t any fun…but at least it’s a living. Mickey7 is an Expendable: a disposable employee on a human expedition sent to colonize the ice world Niflheim. Whenever there’s a mission that’s too dangerous—even suicidal—the crew turns to Mickey. After one iteration dies, a new body is regenerated with most of his memories intact. After six deaths, Mickey7 understands the terms of his deal…and why it was the only colonial position unfilled when he took it. On a fairly routine scouting mission, Mickey7 goes missing and is presumed dead. By the time he returns to the colony base, surprisingly helped back by native life, Mickey7’s fate has been sealed. There’s a new clone, Mickey8, reporting for Expendable duties. The idea of duplicate Expendables is universally loathed, and if caught, they will likely be thrown into the recycler for protein. Mickey7 must keep his double a secret from the rest of the colony. Meanwhile, life on Niflheim is getting worse. The atmosphere is unsuitable for humans, food is in short supply, and terraforming is going poorly. The native species are growing curious about their new neighbors, and that curiosity has Commander Marshall very afraid. Ultimately, the survival of both lifeforms will come down to Mickey7. That is, if he can just keep from dying for good.
Locked-Room Mystery
Known for her wonderfully addictive characters, multiple award-winning author Gigi Pandian introduces her newest heroine in this heartfelt series debut. Under Lock & Skeleton Key layers stunning architecture with mouthwatering food in an ode to classic locked-room mysteries that will leave readers enchanted. An impossible crime. A family legacy. The intrigue of hidden rooms and secret staircases. After a disastrous accident derails Tempest Raj’s career, and life, she heads back to her childhood home in California to comfort herself with her grandfather’s Indian home-cooked meals. Though she resists, every day brings her closer to the inevitable: working for her father’s company. Secret Staircase Construction specializes in bringing the magic of childhood to all by transforming clients’ homes with sliding bookcases, intricate locks, backyard treehouses, and hidden reading nooks. When Tempest visits her dad’s latest renovation project, her former stage double is discovered dead inside a wall that’s supposedly been sealed for more than a century. Fearing she was the intended victim, it’s up to Tempest to solve this seemingly impossible crime. But as she delves further into the mystery, Tempest can’t help but wonder if the Raj family curse that’s plagued her family for generations—something she used to swear didn’t exist—has finally come for her.

I just watched more of what I’ve been enjoying (Lost Symbol on Peacock, The Great British Baking Show & (finally finished) Lucifer on Netflix, and Turner and Hooch on Disney+), but I did see this very tantalizing trailer and wanted to share it. ❤

  • Monday, October 4th: Shadow Stained by Rachel Hobbs (Dark Fantasy Horror) – First Impressions & Excerpt
  • Tuesday, October 5th: Book Review of Luminous by Mara Rutherford ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️☀️ (YA Fantasy)
  • Wednesday, October 6th: WWW Wednesday
  • Thursday, October 7th: Book Review of The Santa Suit by Mary Kay Andrews ☀️ ☀️ ☀️☀️ ☀️ (Holiday Fiction)
  • Friday, October 8th: Book Blogger Hop
  • Monday, October 11th: The Mother Next Door by Tara Laskowski ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ (Domestic Suspense/Thriller) – Book Review and Excerpt
  • Tuesday, October 12th: The Keeper of the Night by Kylie Lee Baker ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️☀️ (YA Fantasy) – Book Review and Excerpt
  • Wednesday, October 13th: WWW Wednesday
  • Thursday, October 14th: Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood ☀️ ☀️ ☀️☀️ ☀️ (YA Gothic Thriller)
  • Friday, October 15th: Book Blogger Hop: Frankenstein or Dracula?

How was your week – bookish or otherwise?

39 Replies to “Sunday Post 47 | Beautiful Autumn Weekend”

  1. Haha I love how your daughters just sent you photos of things to buy on their to trip to Disney World! 😅 I have seen the crazy lines for the 50 years celebration though, on the YouTube channel Super Enthused. As for my own week it was a mixed bag weather wise and was dominated by work and medical appointments (nothing serious, don’t worry), and reading the weighty The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (so close to finishing)! Take care and happy reading in the coming week. 🙂

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    1. I didn’t realize there would YouTube videos but I’m not surprised. Congrats on being almost done with The Count of Monte Cristo. That’s awesome! Fingers-crossed for better weather for you this week ❤️

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  2. Your autumn temperatures are my preferred summer ones 😂. I love the look of The Cornish Christmas Murder cozy mystery, I shall keep a watchful eye out for your review. Have a great week.

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    1. Our summers are so incredibly hot that when the weather changes like this it’s such a relief. You just want to stay outside all of the time. ❤️

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  3. Ooh, the weather where you are sounds so lovely! It’s been getting even hotter and more humid here in the tropics and I literally melt every day 😂 Can’t wait to see your thoughts on Keeper of Night! Will be starting that one very soon. I hope you have a fab week ahead!

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    1. We’re just coming out of melting humid weather, so I empathize. And Keeper of the Night is so original, it’s a very compelling read ❤️


  4. Yay for a safe and fun trip! The fundraising also sounds like a great community cause, glad you were able to go and enjoy it. I am intrigued by the ‘House of the Dragon’ trailer, even though I did get burned by the last GOT season. I hope you have a lovely week ahead 🙂
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

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  5. I knew your daughters would do just fine…and you, too💜 I also know you didn’t take your first deep breath until they returned😏

    That fundraiser sounds like it was pretty special. An evening outdoor concert would draw me in a nanosecond. I’m still not out and about as much as I could be but I’m getting there.

    Enjoy your reading this week!

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    1. It’s nice to finally get a good nights sleep again 👻. And it is good to get out and about a bit. Hopefully you will find more and more things to encourage you to get out 🤗. Hope you have a great week!

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  6. My week was crazy with setting up the new blog and everything. But it’s worth it! Glad to hear yours was good. A Cornish Christmas Murder seems like a good read. Keep us posted!

    Have a good week Tessa!

    Elza Reads

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  7. Nice haul Tessa! Under Lock & Skeleton Key looks like fun. I’m glad your daughters enjoyed Disney World!


  8. Sounds like you had a nice weekend, Tessa – glad your daughters had such a wonderful time. I requested Mickey 7 (those comp titles really sealed the deal for me), but haven’t heard back yet. Have a great week!

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  9. I’m sure there are many that need support in the wake of Covid, I’m glad that communities are stepping up to help their own.
    Under Locke and Skeleton Key sounds good.

    Wishing you a great reading week

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  10. This would be such a fun time to be at Disney, minus the pandemic stuff. 50 years is so cool! I am glad your daughters had a good time and were not affected by COVID. 🙂

    Adding A Cornish Christmas Murder to my TBR!

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  11. I hadn’t realized Disney World is only 50 years old until they were talking about it on the radio the other day. I forgot that it’s Disneyland that is the older one.

    That’s so nice that you went to a fundraiser. Oddly, there aren’t many fundraisers near me, despite (or due to?) me living in a sizable city. When I lived in a smaller town I used to head over to hospice benefits all the time. Now, I just get mail asking me to give money.

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    1. I think they are just harder to find in bigger cities. That’s one of the things I like living in the suburbs of a bigger city. I get the benefits of all the things the bigger city brings while still having the small town charm. ❤️

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  12. Now that autumn is here, I got in as much swimming as I could while the sun was out and the temperatures were in the 70s. We closed the pool for the season on Sunday and I almost have all the pool and summer yard stuff put away. I will putz with the rest of that this week. I read and listened to lots this week as that is pretty much what I do when outside and in the pool. I didn’t know that Gigi Pandian was writing a new series. I really enjoyed her Jaya Jones series. That Fiona Vietch Christmas mystery also looks good. Have a great week, Tessa.

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