Sunday Post 70 | Such Beautiful Weather, Especially for Reading Outside

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The trees are budding. That always makes me so happy and so stuffy and sneezy. The weather has been gorgeous for the most part. Perfect weather for sitting outside and reading. Especially on my deck, you know… the one we replaced the boards of late last fall. I’m so glad we did. I love how they look 😍

The adulting shopping trip with my youngest was successful. She is now ready for some serious interviewing and job getting. 😉. I loved having her home for most of the week.

I showed you my ripe lemon on my little lemon tree a few weeks ago, but I didn’t show you the size difference between it and a store bought lemon.

The one from my tree is on the left and the store bought one is on the right. Can you believe the size difference? We are going to try it with some shrimp scampi this week. 😋

All in all, I had a lovely week in spite of the pollen ❤️

from NetGalley

As Part of The Write Reads’ blog tours

A twisty tale of magicians, con artists and card games, where secrets are traded and gambled like coin, for fans of The Lies of Locke Lamora andThe Mask of Mirrors. Never stake more than you can afford to lose. When failed magician turned cardsharp Valen Quinol is given the chance to play in the Forbearance Game—the invitation-only tournament where players gamble with secrets—he can’t resist. Or refuse, for that matter, according to the petty gangster sponsoring his seat at the table. Valen beats the man he was sent to play, and wins the most valuable secret ever staked in the history of the tournament. Now Valen and his motley crew are being hunted by thieves, gangsters, spies and wizards, all with their own reasons for wanting what’s in that envelope. It’s a game of nations where Valen doesn’t know all the rules or who all the players are, and can’t see all the moves. But he does know if the secret falls into the wrong hands, it could plunge the whole world into war.
It’s basically the worst school detention ever. When classmates (but not mate-mates) Hallie, Angelo, Gustav and Naira are forced to come to school on a SATURDAY, they think things can’t get much worse. But they’re wrong. Things are about to get seriously scary. What has dragged their teacher underground? Why do the creepy caretakers keeping humming the tune to Itsy Bitsy Spider? And what horrors lurk in the shadows, getting stronger and meaner every minute . . .? Cut off from help and in danger each time they touch the ground, the gang’s only hope is to work together. But it’s no coincidence that they’re all there on detention. Someone has been watching and plotting and is out for revenge.

We’ve been watching some March Madness (and my bracket is unbelievably bad), some Below Decks Down Under, and we enjoyed the new Ryan Reynold’s movie on Netflix- The Adam Project.

  • Sunday, March 13: Spotlight of Under the Bridge: A Liverpool Mystery by Jack Byrne
  • Monday, March 14: Book Review of Secret Identity by Alex Segura (Noir Mystery/Thriller ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
  • Tuesday, March 15: Spotlight of The Rosewood Chronicles, Book 5 by Connie Glynn
  • Wednesday, March 16: WWW Wednesday
  • Thursday, March 17: Mini Book Reviews of Under Lock and Skeleton Key by Gigi Pandian (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.✨) and I am Margaret Moore by Hannah Capin (Thrillers)
  • Friday, March 18: Book Blogger Hop
  • Monday, March 21: Book Review of The Recovery Agent by Janet Evanovich (Adventure Thriller – 5-stars)
  • Tuesday, March 22: Book Review of The Lying Club by Annie Ward (Psychological / Domestic Thriller – 4-stars)
  • Wednesday, March 23: WWW Wednesday
  • Thursday, March 24: Book Review of Remember Me by Estelle Laure (YA Contemporary)
  • Friday, March 25: Book Blogger Hop
  • Friday, March 20: Spotlight of These Walls Were Never Really There by Bryan Blears

How was your week – bookish or otherwise?

37 Replies to “Sunday Post 70 | Such Beautiful Weather, Especially for Reading Outside”

  1. Reading outside is definitely a vibe – I’m definitely going to get back into that! I’m currently reading One Of Us Is Lying – so I feel like I’ll definitely enjoy Dread Wood. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I’d love a lemon tree but not sure it gets (and stays) warm enough here! Spring brings my hay-fever too, but it’s such a beautiful time of year ❤️

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    1. We have the lemon tree in a pot and we move it inside or out,as the weather permits. The temps just need to be above 55 Fahrenheit and the only time the tree really needs to be put outside is when it blooms. Bees need to do their pollination thing to turn the flowers into lemons. It’s surprisingly easy. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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  3. The lemon size is crazy! The warmer weather is nice right now. Personally, I’m hoping that our summer isn’t going to be super hot! Spring temps are my favorite. 😁

    Interesting books. I’d like to try Dread Wood. Unfortunately, I’m backed up on reads for NetGalley right now.

    Have a good week, Tessa. 💜

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  4. Glad you had a successful shopping trip. It’s lovely being able to read outside in the sun again. I’m really looking forward to reading Dread Wood as the previous two books were both amazing.

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  5. I’ve been getting books approved from Netgalley also and already have too many to review any time soon. I’m trying to read and review the newest to the oldest. Have a good week.

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  6. The Adam Project, looks interesting. I need something to watch until the next series of Greys Anatomy is aired. My daughter has COVID. She is feeling rough, but getting better. Normally we see each other during the week, even if it is just to go shopping. Hopefully she will be okay to see next week, if she tests negative. I’ve not been watching anything special, just a lot of detective programmes we have recorded in the week. I like the Apprentice (UK) and it is the final this week.

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  7. I watched The Adam Project last night. I thought it was sweet and funny. Enjoy your lemons! I used to have a garden that grew giant vegetables. I guess I left them in the ground longer than farmers do. 🙂

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    1. I don’t imagine farmers leave their fruits and vegetables in too long. And I just love Ryan Reynolds’s sense of humor. He always cracks me up.

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  8. The lemon looks delicious – my daughter would eat it just as it is! Spring has definitely arrived for you – those blue skies are stunning but it’s a shame it also means your allergies kick in. Enjoy time on your decking and happy reading.

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    1. The decking is so nice. I’m so happy we replaced those wood boards with the ones that don’t rot or need maintenance. It’s nice knowing they will always be in such great shape.

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  9. That lemon looks so good! I’m glad you’re able to read outside now. We also enjoyed The Adam Project at our house.

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  10. Sorry about your pollen issues though it seems to be worth being out there on your deck with good books!

    Wow! What a big difference in those lemons. You should feel so gratified in being able to grow them. Looks delicious. And thanks for the feedback on the Ryan Reynolds movie. Think I’ll watch it later today.

    Have a great week💜

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  11. Oh, wow! That is quite the size difference. Usually the store bought ones are bigger but less flavorful. I’m surprised yours was bigger. Was the taste any different?

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  12. It sounds like you had a smooth week, Tessa. The size difference in the lemons is surprising and I’m glad yours is the larger. I hope your week goes well. Good luck to your daughter in her job hunt, and Happy Reading. The Knave of Secrets was intriguing. 🙂

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  13. That lemon is HUGE! It puts the store-bought one to shame. Suddenly I want a lemon tree, LOL.
    We have had a few days of warm weather but we’re not seeing any blooms yet. The cold stuff creeps back in this coming week, but I have my fingers crossed it won’t be for long. Happy first day of spring, Tessa!

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  14. I sat outside most of yesterday reading (trying to make those March deadlines for NG!), and this morning my throat feels like something clawed its way out. Gotta love that pollen. Your lemon looks soooo much better than the store bought. Hope it tastes just as good.

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  15. Wow, that’s a massive difference in lemon size! 😱 I hope you enjoy it with that shrimp scampi if you end up making it—sounds absolutely delicious! I hope you have a wonderful week ahead, Tessa!

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    1. We ended up having the shrimp scampi last night and it was yummy. That lemon had a lot of flavor!

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  16. I am pleased you have been enjoying your decking and your shopping trip with your daughter. That is also a seriously impressive lemon – I hope you will enjoy it with your scampi. 😊 Last week I was reading the historical-romance, The Garment by Catherine Cookson and I enjoyed a long-awaited meal with my mum and stepdad. Take care and happy reading this week. 🙂

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