Sunday Post 75 | A Blur Of A Week

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This week just flew by. It was really a blur, and I have no idea why or even what I was doing while it sped by. I even got way behind with Twitter, so thank you all who shared any of my posts last week.

My girls were home last weekend for Easter. We spent the day as a family doing Easter related things and had a nice dinner. Everyone loved their baskets, even though we are all adults. Your never too old for an Easter basket!

This week, I think I mostly read and wrote. I have so much spring cleaning stuff to do and things related to graduation weekend and our vacation later in May. I think I have most of the organizational pieces in place. Fingers-crossed! May is going to be a busy month in my house!

How was your week?

Widgets From Publishers (for NetGalley)

  • Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
  • Publication Date: November 1, 2022
  • Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Solicitor Benedicta (Ben) O’Keeffe returns to her practice in Glendara where a charity cycle event is delayed by torrential rain, trapping the cyclists in town. Then the body of the event organizer washes down the mountain, literally falling onto a passing vehicle. Bridges are down and roads are impassible. The town is cut off with a murderer at large in the community. Fear predominates—chaos ensues—and Ben redoubles her efforts to find the killer before they strike again. Perfect for fans of Louise Penny, Lisa Gardner—and, of course, Agatha Christie
  • Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
  • Publication Date: September 6, 2022
  • Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Former Boston prosecutor Jack Marino has a chance to resurrect his faltering career by defending an accused murderer in a high-profile death penalty case, but the corrupt forces determined to pin this murder on his client may have already given absolute immunity to the real killer. Perfect for fans of John Grisham and Scott Turow
  • Genre: Women’s Fiction
  • Publication Date: July 22, 2022
  • Publisher: One More Chapter (Harper Collins)
Pre-order the brand new summer romance from the author of Duvet Day and Meet Me Under the Northern Lights When Lydia wakes up after a wild night out in Kefalonia with a tattoo saying ‘Awesome Andreas’, she’s mortified. She doesn’t remember meeting anyone called Andreas. And after all, she’s an accountant with a five-year plan. She’s definitely not a party girl. The sensible thing to do would be to research how to get the tattoo removed and move on with her safe and steady life. But she’s had enough of being predictable. Instead, Lydia decides to track down the mysterious Andreas, but the path to true love is never simple. As she goes from one disastrous date to another, she starts to lose hope in ever finding him. Perhaps Lydia is looking in the wrong places, and the right man for her is just next door, if only she’d take a chance on him . . .
  • Genre: YA SciFi & Fantasy
  • Publication Date: August 16, 2022
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
Pittacus Lore finished telling the story of the Lorien Nine in the New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four and Lorien Legacies Reborn series. Now he’s back with the second installment in an all-new adventure duology rooted in the real mysteries surrounding Roswell, New Mexico, that will enthrall fans of Brandon Sanderson, Jay Kristoff, and Amie Kaufman. Syd Chambers grew up on Earth with his human mother and barely remembers his alien father from Denza, who left on a mission when Syd was very young. After leaving Earth, Syd learned the truth of his father’s disappearance on the planet Ashfall—his father had died protecting a devastating secret about the history between humans and Denzans. Syd is now faced with a choice—free humanity from imprisonment on Earth, which will allow them to come into physical power beyond their wildest dreams; or destroy Earth so that humans never have a chance to enslave, torment, and kill other species again. It has been prophesied that Syd is destined to become a world-killer, but Syd is determined to choose his own fate, and knows there must be another path forward that will honor his father’s sacrifice.
  • Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
  • Publication Date: August 2, 2022
  • Publisher: Random House (paperbacks)
Rose O’Connell is barely surviving. Her marriage is rocky; her son isn’t fitting in at his new school, the prestigious Woolf Academy; and their tiny apartment in a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood can barely contain her family. As she struggles to make ends meet on her junior bank teller wages, Rose finds that life as the only mom in a name tag and uniform at the Woolf’s shiny school gates isn’t easy. Not so for those in the elite and secretive Circle—a tight-knit group of wealthy mothers, led by the charismatic and glamorous Amala Kaur—who rule the school. When the mysterious death of one of the Circle’s members creates a vacancy, Rose dares to hope she could fill it and transform her life. Amala’s shocking decision to invite Rose into her clique provokes resentment among the Circle, especially when her fortunes, self-esteem, and status start to soar. But Rose soon realizes the true price of being on the inside. Far from being a dream come true, the Circle proves her worst nightmare. Unlike the woman she replaced, can Rose escape with her life? Taut, complex, and compulsively readable, Such a Good Mother is a razor-sharp take on the myth of having it all.
  • Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
  • Publication Date: July 5, 2022
  • Publisher: Scribner
#1 New York Times bestselling thriller writer Kathy Reichs returns with her twenty-first novel of suspense featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan who, after receiving a box containing a human eyeball, uncovers a series of gruesome killings eerily reenacting the most shocking of her prior cases. Winter has come to North Carolina and, with it, a drop in crime. Freed from a heavy work schedule, Tempe Brennan is content to dote on her daughter Katy, finally returned to civilian life from the army. But when mother and daughter meet at Tempe’s place one night, they find a box on the back porch. Inside: a very fresh human eyeball. GPS coordinates etched into the eyeball lead to a Benedictine monastery where an equally macabre discovery awaits. Soon after, Tempe examines a mummified corpse in a state park, and her anxiety deepens. There seems to be no pattern to the subsequent killings uncovered, except that each mimics in some way a homicide that a younger Tempe had been called in to analyze. Who or what is targeting her, and why? Helping Tempe search for answers is detective Erskine “Skinny” Slidell, retired but still volunteering with the CMPD cold case unit—and still displaying his gallows humor. Also pulled into the mystery: Andrew Ryan, Tempe’s Montreal-based beau, now working as a private detective. Could this elaborately staged skein of mayhem be the prelude to a twist that is even more shocking? Tempe is at a loss to establish the motive for what is going on…and then her daughter disappears. At its core, Cold, Cold Bones is a novel of revenge—one in which revisiting the past may prove the only way to unravel the present.
  • Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
  • Publication Date: May 10, 2022
  • Publisher: Flatiron Books
She was the face that launched a thousand ships, The fierce beauty at the heart of Olympus, And she was never ours to claim. *A scorchingly hot modern retelling of Helen of Troy, Achilles, and Patroclus that’s as sinful as it is sweet.* In Olympus, you either have the power to rule…or you are ruled. Achilles Kallis may have been born with nothing, but as a child he vowed he would claw his way into the poisonous city’s inner circle. Now that a coveted role has opened to anyone with the strength to claim it, he and his partner, Patroclus Fotos, plan to compete and double their odds of winning. Neither expect infamous beauty Helen Kasios to be part of the prize…or for the complicated fire that burns the moment she looks their way. Zeus may have decided Helen is his to give to away, but she has her own plans. She enters into the competition as a middle finger to the meddling Thirteen rulers, effectively vying for her own hand in marriage. Unfortunately, there are those who would rather see her dead than lead the city. The only people she can trust are the ones she can’t keep her hands off-Achilles and Patroclus. But can she really believe they have her best interests at heart when every stolen kiss is a battlefield? “Deliciously inventive…Red-hot.” -Publishers Weekly STARRED for Neon Gods. “I get shivers just thinking of their interactions. SHIVERS.” -Mimi Koehler for The Nerd Dailey for Neon Gods
  • Genre: Historical Fantasy
  • Publication Date: July 19, 2022
  • Publisher: Random House
A captivating novel about two sisters fighting for survival in Dark Ages Britain that casts a thrilling spell of magic and myth. “An eloquent and heartachingly poignant story of sisterhood.”—Lucy Holland, author of Sistersong. The year is 500 AD. Sisters Isla and Blue live in the shadows of the Ghost City, the abandoned ruins of the once-glorious mile-wide Roman settlement Londinium on the bank of the River Thames. But the small island they call home is also a place of exile for Isla, Blue, and their father, a legendary blacksmith accused of using dark magic to make his firetongue swords—formidable blades that cannot be broken—and cast out from the community. When he dies suddenly, the sisters find themselves facing enslavement by the local warlord and his cruel, power-hungry son. Their only option is to escape to the Ghost City, where they discover an underworld of rebel women living secretly amid the ruins. But if Isla and Blue are to survive the men who hunt them, and protect their new community, they will need to use all their skill and ingenuity—as well as the magic of their foremothers—to fight back. With an intimate yet cinematic scope, Dark Earth re-creates an ancient world steeped in myth and folklore, and introduces us to unforgettable women who come to vibrant life on the page. A heart-in-mouth adventure full of moments of tenderness, this is a beautiful, profound novel about oppression and power that puts a female perspective on a historical period dominated by men’s stories.

Did you get any good books this week?

Somehow, we forgot to watch Picard for over a month, so we binge watched all of the episodes we missed this week. It’s been a very interesting season with Q and Dr. Soong, plus a young Guinan.

Did you watch anything good?

  • Sunday (April 17, 2022): Blog Tour Book Review – The Spa Break by Caroline James (RomCom)
  • Monday (April 18, 2022): BookReview – The Devil’s Dictionary by Steven Kotler (SciFy Thriller)
  • Tuesday (April 19, 2022): Book Review – I’ll Be You by Janelle Brown (Psychological Thriller)
  • Wednesday (April 20, 2022) WWW Wednesday
  • Thursday (April 21, 2022) Blog Tour Book Review – Man Down by James Down (Contemporary Fiction)
  • Friday (April 22, 2022) Book Blogger Hop
  • Monday (April 25, 2022): Book Review – BBYNA 2021 Gold Winner
  • Tuesday (April 26, 2022): Book Review – The Wrong Victim by Allison Brennan (Crime Thriller)
  • Wednesday (April 27, 2022) WWW Wednesday
  • Thursday (April 28, 2022) Book Review – The Homewreckers by Mary Kay Andrews
  • Friday (April 29, 2022) Book Blogger Hop
  • Friday(April 29, 2022): BookReview – Carnival of Ash by Tom Beckerlegge (Fantasy)

32 Replies to “Sunday Post 75 | A Blur Of A Week”

  1. So pleased you enjoyed a lovely Easter with the family, even time has flown by, and wow that is a great haul of new books, I particularly like the sound of Dark Earth! ☺ I enjoyed a chilled and quiet week, where I finished reading one book, which was the Christian non-fiction Pray For Us by Meg Hunter-Kilmer and watched Netflix’s newest true-crime limited series, Conversations With A Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes (2022).

    Take care, happy reading and good luck with all those spring cleaning tasks! 😃

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  2. This week did fly by didn’t it! Back to normal for us tomorrow, school for my son and work for me (and I’m in the office ☹️) Have a lovely day ❤️

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    1. The Mediterranean is so beautiful. I haven’t been to Greece but I’ve been to Spain many times and just love it. One day I wouldn’t mind going to Greece 😍

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  3. Sounds like you had a great Easter. It has been a short week at work, with the bank holiday Monday. Although I think after those four days I wouldn’t have minded more. We spent the day getting my granddaughter’s bedroom ready. Her first real bed to sleep in. A proper little girl’s room. Where have the years gone?

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    1. Aww…the first big girl bed is such a big deal. And time does go way too fast. Sounds like you had a wonderful week.

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  4. Hi Tessa! We all need to take a break every now and then and blogging isn’t everything. Glad to hear you had a good time with your family.

    Once again, thanks so much for the codes for the scrollbar! I love it!!!! I’ve only used it once, but will definitely use it in future.

    A new Kathy Reich! I haven’t read one in ages and I used to love her books. I’ve enjoyed the TV series as well.

    Have a good week Tessa!

    Elza Reads

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    1. The HTML for the scrollable boxes is so great to have. I love how it keeps post so nice and neat ❤️. I’m excited to read the Kathy Reich’s book. It’s only my second Temperance Brennan book! Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  5. I love weeks that go by fast. You sure have a busy month ahead of you. Hope all goes well with the Graduation preparations.

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  6. Happy you had a great Easter and that you have some great things coming up. I went to watch a show this week, first time since Covid. We saw The Lost Kingdom with Sandra Bullock. It was hilarious and there were only 8 of us in the whole theatre. Have a great week, Tessa.

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    1. I’ve seen the promos for that one. Glad it was as funny as the promos make it look. Theaters here have been pretty light too the few times we’ve gone.

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  7. I love that you still celebrate Easter the way you do with your adult children. My family shamed me because I still wanted to participate in the baskets and Easter egg hunts. I hope you have a fantastic week and that you’re able to enjoy it more than you did this past week.

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  8. Glad you had such a wonderful Easter with family, Tessa. You sure got lots of widgets last week! I’d love to read Ashfall, but it’s Harper Collins – they never approve me for anything, but I still request in the hopes the tides with shift, lol.

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    1. I’ve done a lot with some of their smaller imprints like One More Chapter. I’m not sure if that’s why I get approved 🤷🏻‍♀️. It’s always hard to tell reasoning.

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  9. Glad you and your family enjoyed Easter (no, never too old for a basket😏). Nice book selection, too! I just got Hidden Pictures on audio and it’s up next. But, you’ve got three that are seriously tempting me…The Body Falls, Mystic Winds and Such a Good Mother. Yum💜💜💜

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    1. I think they look very good. I’m curious to try books from the publisher of two of them. They keep sending me widgets but it’s never at a time when I have a place in my schedule for the books. Fingers-crossed!

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  10. Ohhh Dark Earth sounds interesting! I like the cover too! I hope you have a great week 🙂

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