Sunday Post 71 | Looking Ahead to Graduation

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Another week of warm temps which I am enjoying. I have to enjoy it while it lasts because the hot temps always come on fast and furious.

This week was spent trying to figure out clothes for graduation. My daughter couldn’t find a dress when we went shopping last week and, since the graduation is on Mother’s Day, I definitely need something special to wear, right?

I ordered things, didn’t like them, and sent them back. Though, I did find a dress and wrap for me, now I just need to find shoes for me and a dress for my daughter. Another round is on its way this week. Fingers-crossed!

My poor Theo injured his front leg a few weeks ago. As you see in the picture, it doesn’t stop him from cramming himself into a cat tree bowl that is made for a much smaller cat. We have no idea how he injured it, and after a round of steroids, he still has a slight limp, so I’m trying to find ways to make things easier on that leg to let it finish healing. Cats aren’t really open to taking it easy, though, you know?

from NetGalley

Enola Holmes, Sherlock’s much younger, and feistier, sister, returns in an adventure of a confused young Baronet’s daughter who is on the run from her father’s devious schemes in Nancy Springer’s Enola Holmes and the Elegant Escapade. Enola Holmes, the much younger sister of Sherlock, is now living independently in London and working as a scientific perditorian (a finder of persons and things). But that is not the normal lot of young women in Victorian England. They are under the near absolute control of their nearest male relative until adulthood. Such is the case of Enola’s friend, Lady Cecily Alastair. Twice before Enola has rescued Lady Cecily from unpleasant designs of her caddish father, Sir Eustace Alastair, Baronet. And when Enola is brusquely turned away at the door of the Alastair home it soon becomes apparent that Lady Cecily once again needs her help. Affecting a bold escape, Enola takes Lady Cecily to her secret office only to be quickly found by the person hired by Lady Cecily’s mother to find the missing girl – Sherlock Holmes himself. But the girl has already disappeared again, now loose on her own in the unforgiving city of London. Even worse, Lady Cecily has a secret that few know. She has dual personalities – one, which is left-handed, is independent and competent; the other, which is right-handed, is meek and mild. Now Enola must find Lady Cecily again – before one of her personalities gets her into more trouble than she can handle and before Sherlock can find her and return her to her father. Once again, for Enola, the game is afoot.
Three New York Times bestselling authors—Roshani Chokshi, Sandhya Menon, and Evelyn Skye—craft a delicious concoction of storytelling about best friends who discover that love is the most powerful magic of all. This Halloween, magic will reawaken in the town of Moon Ridge, and any love forged that night will last forever. At least, that’s what the founder’s fable says, and best friends Onny, Ash, and True—better known as “The Coven”—aren’t taking any chances. After brewing a supposed love potion from a recipe passed down by Onny’s grandmother, each member of The Coven sets off to try to charm the love of their life. One falls for an unexpected suitor. Another paints himself into a corner. And the third refuses to believe in magic at all… until true love proves her wrong. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before meets Gilmore Girls: Three Kisses, One Midnight will put you under its spell and keep you reading long past the witching hour!

As Part of a Rachel’s Random Resources blog tour:

The laugh-out-loud romantic comedy of the year for fans of The Book Club with Jane Fonda, Judy Leigh and Maddie Please! A weekend at the spa will leave four old friends with a whole lot more than they’d bargained for… The glossy brochure promised a serene experience of total tranquility and rejuvenation, but what best friends Bridgette, Emily, Serena and Marjory get is a weekend that upends their lives! There for a girls’ weekend to celebrate Bridgette’s impending seventieth birthday, the spa soon has these spicy sexagenarians realizing that there are unexpected benefits to age and experience, and that over the hill certainly doesn’t mean out of the game…in any respect…

Book mail:

If a megalomaniac threatened your family, would you give up your freedom for them? Would you give up your soul? Asher Solomon is faced with that choice. And makes the ultimate sacrifice. Exactly as Director Silas Reeves expected him to. Unable to live as the Colony’s premier assassin, Ash retreats to a corner of his mind, ceding control of his body to the alter-ego he was engineered to be-Subject A36. As he’s unleashed to battle the Insurgents, the only family he ever knew, the tide of war shifts in Silas’s favor. Combined with his expansion into new territories, the director is poised to take over the world. But the Insurgents don’t give up easily. Not on their cause, and not on their people. With the help of a few double agents deep in the Colony, they stand a fighting chance at ending Silas’s reign. In order to shut down the program, they face almost insurmountable odds. And their most dangerous foe-their former champion turned killing machine, A36.

So, Halo (TV series on Paramount + ) has been advertised a lot lately. I’ve never played the video game, and I know whenever they try and adapt video games to movie or tv, it doesn’t translate well. But,still, that did not stop me from watching out of curiosity. I liked the film quality. It is very cinematic. The story is fairly easy to follow even not knowing the video game. It is quite a violent world, though, and the show creators have fun with that aspect. All in all, I thought it was okay.

I’m also still keeping up with Picard, Below Deck Down Under, and March Madness. UNC has made it to the elite 8 and will be playing tonight. Go heels!

  • 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 25: Spotlight of These Walls Were Never Really There by Bryan Blears
  • Monday, March 28: Book Review of A Forgery of Roses by Jessica Olson (Mystery/Thriller and Fantasy, YA – 4.5 stars)
  • Tuesday, March 29: Book Review of Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (Women’s Fiction – 5+ stars)
  • Wednesday, March 30: WWW Wednesday
  • Thursday, March 31: Book Review of The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth (Domestic Thriller – 4.5 stars)
  • Friday, April 1: Book Blogger Hop
  • Saturday, April 2: Spotlight of BBNYA’s Bronze Winner: Accused by M.N. Jolley (Indie published * Supernatural Mystery) w/ My First Impressions and review links

How was your week – bookish or otherwise?

39 Replies to “Sunday Post 71 | Looking Ahead to Graduation”

  1. You’re so fortunate to go to your daughter’s graduation. My daughter graduated from college in 2020 and had a virtual graduation, and my son graduated in 2021 with a virtual graduation as well. I’m so glad this year most everyone is back to in-person graduations!
    Poor Theo! I hope he gets better soon!

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  2. Hopefully your daughter finds her dress. Cats don’t stay down for long, I still remember my old cat trying to get her cone off by pushing down on the table. Found Greys Anatomy series 17 on Disney. I have been watching it all week, but series 18 is taking longer on Sky. Today is Mother’s Day. I’m not sure I will be seeing my daughter, as her little girl is still testing positive, but we should go next week instead.

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  3. Good luck finding clothes, Tessa. Buying dresses in particular is a daunting task for me. Congrats to your daughter!

    Theo is absolutely adorable. ❤️ Hope he heals soon.

    Have a good week and happy reading!

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  4. I have 3 cats so I understand how they make poor patients. And trying to get them from jumping, it’s not going to happen. I hope you find graduation clothing that fits your mood. And on Mother’s Day, a doubly important day! Enjoy your family and your reading!

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  5. Happy Sunday! Hope your daughter finds a dress soon! It’s Mothers day here today and my son got me some chocolate which is always welcome! Poor little Theo, cats are always in to something aren’t they! ❤️

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  6. I hope Theo is on the mend soon. As another person commented we’ve celebrated Mother’s Day today in the UK, though technically it’s Mothering Sunday and originally was linked to attending the “mother church” in the parish you lived in. Enjoy the warm weather whilst it lasts! Ours is predicted to turn cold and snowy this week – gah!

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    1. I hope he gets better soon too. I’m trying Cosaquin for cats which is a supplement for joints to see if that will help with the last little bit. Hope you had a great day!

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  7. Glad to hear you have been enjoying the warm temperatures before it gets too hot where you are. Here in the UK, we have also been enjoying some lovely spring sunshine. 🌞 I haven’t played Halo either but my dad and many friends of mine do, and they say the story and characters are nothing like the game, so they’re not impressed and your not missing out having not played it! 😅 Take care, blessings on your family, and I hope you will be able to get your daughter a dress and you cat will be all healed soon. 🙂

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  8. Good luck with your shopping for graduation and Mother’s Day! I’m sure you and your daughter will look lovely. Sorry about poor Theo. It’s stressful when our fur babies aren’t feeling well and we can’t figure it out. Been there.

    Have a great week, Tessa💜

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    1. As long as she doesn’t wear Converse with the dress, we will be good. But with her, you never know 🤣. My poor Theo. Life just keeps giving him lemons but I will continue to do my best to turn it into lemonade. ❤️

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  9. I’m sorry to hear about Theo. 😦 I’m glad he’s still happy sleeping in places he loves and I’m glad he’s getting treatment to feel better. I hope you have a good week!

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    1. Other than limping and not playing as much, he acts okay. I’m trying a supplement to help with the muscles and joints. Hoping that will lead to complete healing.

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  10. Hi Tessa! I’m sure you will find a gorgeous outfit for the graduation. Cats really can get themselves in the most awkward positions imaginable. Injured or not.

    Once again, a great haul from Netgalley. I’ve just opened my Netgalley and will browse a bit. I haven’t done so in ages!

    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading!

    Elza Reads

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    1. My Theo does do just that. It doesn’t look at all comfortable but he keeps curling himself up in that bowl. NetGalley browsing can be dangerous. Hope you find some good reads but not too many 🤗

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  11. Aww poor kitty. I hope the perfect dress arrives. How exciting graduation! Three kisses one midnight looks goooood!

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  12. Poor Theo! Hope he heals quickly – but he’s got a prime spot in the cat tree. I recognize those books! Thanks for featuring them, Tessa. And good luck with shopping (one of my least favorite things to do). Hope your daughter finds the perfect dress.

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    1. Theo was making some progress but I noticed tonight he’s limping more noticeably again. 😔 I think I’m going to have to find the perfect dress for my daughter, but I’m up to the challenge ❤️

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  13. So I am reading this a week late and hope the shoes and dress have been sorted by now. Poor Theo, he is such a handsome boy and I hope he is doing better. I hope you enjoy your new books. I just watched Bridgerton, Season 2 and enjoyed it. Next, I am going to watch Pieces of Her. I am not one for watching shows with a lot of violence which is why I am having a tough time with Outlander. I hope you had a great week, Tessa.

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