Sunday Post 67 | Birthday Weekend

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My birthday is Monday, so this weekend has been a fun one so far with more to come. My youngest daughter came home to celebrate with me, though my oldest daughter is in the middle of her industries’ busy season, so was not able to make it. You all may remember that I always love seeing my girls, even if it is just one of the two. I guess that’s one of the good things about my youngest being in college, she still has that flexibility to come home for a weekend.

My husband has been making me so much good food. It’s been incredible. And tonight, we are all going to The Melting Pot for a fondue feast. The Melting Pot has excellent gluten-free choices. It’s close to the normal offerings and they are so careful that I’ve always appreciated the steps the restaurant takes for its dietary restrictive customers.

Tomorrow is presents, cake, and steak & lobster for dinner. 😋

from NetGalley

There’s a killer on the mountain … Journalist Cecily Wong is in over her head. She’s come to Manaslu, the eighth-highest peak in the world, to interview internationally famous mountaineer Charles McVeigh on the last leg of a record-breaking series of summits. She’s given up everything for this story—her boyfriend, her life savings, the peace she’s made with her climbing failures in the past—but it’s a career-making opportunity. It could finally put her life back on track. But when one climber dies in what everyone else assumes is a freak accident, she fears their expedition is in danger. And by the time a second climber dies, it’s too late to turn back. Stranded on a mountain in one of the most remote regions of the world, she’ll have to battle more than the elements in a harrowing fight for survival against a killer who is picking them off one by one.
In his most autobiographical novel to date, James Lee Burke continues the epic Holland family saga with a writer grieving the death of his daughter while battling earthly and supernatural outlaws. Novelist Aaron Holland Broussard is shattered when his daughter Fannie Mae dies suddenly. As he tries to honor her memory by saving two young men from a life of crime amid their opioid-ravaged community, he is drawn into a network of villainy that includes a violent former Klansman, a far-from-holy minister, a biker club posing as evangelicals, and a murderer who has been hiding in plain sight. Aaron’s only ally is state police officer Ruby Spotted Horse, a no-nonsense woman who harbors some powerful secrets in her cellar. Despite the air of mystery surrounding her, Ruby is the only one Aaron can trust. That is, until the ghost of Fannie Mae shows up, guiding her father through a tangled web of the present and past and helping him vanquish his foes from both this world and the next. Drawn from James Lee Burke’s own life experiences, Every Cloak Rolled in Blood is a devastating exploration of the nature of good and evil and a deeply moving story about the power of love and family.
A bomb explodes on a sunset charter cruise out of Friday Harbor at the height of tourist season and kills everyone on board. Now this fishing and boating community is in shock and asking who would commit such a heinous crime—the largest act of mass murder in the history of the San Juan Islands. Forensic profilers know there are two types of domestic terrorists: those who use violence to instill fear for political purposes but stop at murder because it detracts from the cause, and those who crave attention and are willing to maim and murder for their own agenda. Accused of putting profits before people after leaking fuel that caused a massive fish kill, the West End Charter company may itself have been the target. But as special agent Matt Costa, detective Kara Quinn and the rest of the FBI team begin their investigation, they discover that plenty of people might have wanted someone dead on that yacht. Now they must track down who is responsible and stop them before they strike again.
They’re not going down without a fight. When FDLE special agent Amy Larson discovers a small horse figurine amid the bloody aftermath of a gang massacre in the Everglades, she recognizes it immediately. The toy is the calling card of the apocalypse cult that Amy and her partner, FBI special agent Hunter Forrest, have been investigating, and it can only mean one thing: this wasn’t an isolated skirmish—it was the beginning of a war. As tensions between rival gangs rise, so does the body count, and Amy and Hunter’s investigation leads them to a violent, far-right extremist group who are in no hurry to quell the civil unrest. With a deadly puppet master working to silence their every lead, it’s a race against the clock to figure out who’s been pulling the strings and put a stop to the escalating cartel turf war before the Everglades run red.

We watched Free Guy starring Ryan Reynolds, which is now on Disney+ and HBO Max. It was really good and had cameos that we oohhh’d and aahhh’d over. The story gave me lots to ponder once it was over, and I always like that attribute in a movie ☺️

  • Monday, February 21: Mini Book Reviews of Edgewood by Kristen Ciccarelli (YA Fantasy) and The Paradox Hotel by Rob Hart (SciFy Thriller)
  • Tuesday, February 22: Blog Tour Book Review of The Trap by Evie Hunter (Psychological Thriller)
  • Wednesday, February 23: WWW Wednesday
  • Thursday, February 24: Book Review of The Night Shift by Alex Finlay (Mystery/Thriller)
  • Friday, February 25: Book Blogger Hop
  • Monday, February 28: Mini Book Reviews of Listening Still by Anne Griffin (Contemporary) and The One True Me and You by Remi K. England (YA Contemporary) – both 4-stars.
  • Tuesday, March 1: Blog Tour Book Review of The Personal Shopper by Carmen Reid (RomCom/Women’s Fiction – 4.5-stars)
  • Wednesday, March 2: WWW Wednesday
  • Thursday, March 3: Book Review of The Rumor Game by by Dhonielle Claytonand Sona Charaipotra (YA Contemporary)
  • Friday, March 4: Book Blogger Hop

How was your week – bookish or otherwise?

58 Replies to “Sunday Post 67 | Birthday Weekend”

  1. Happy birthday, Tessa! The Melting Pot last night and steak and lobster tonight – I’m drooling already. Hope you have a wonderful, book-filled day!

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  2. Happy Birthday Tessa!!! Hope you had a lovely day and was spoilt rotten(it’s Monday as I write this message 😂)!!! ❤🥳🎁🎂📚

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