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Thrilling Audiobooks: Mini-Reviews of The Dead Husband,Danger in Numbers, Every Last Fear #AudiobookReview

Over the last couple of weeks, I have read a variety of books, three of which were thriller/suspense/mystery books. I enjoyed all of these, although they were very different from one another.

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The Stepsisters by Susan Mallery #BookReview #AudiobookReview #20BooksOfSummer2021 @susanmallery @HarlequinBooks @HarperAudio

Welcome to my stop on the Blog Tour for The Stepsisters, the newest book from Susan Mallery. I was happy to participate in this tour and loved this book. Scroll down for information about the book, my review and a Q&A with the author.

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It’s the start of another week. It’s Monday! What are you Reading is hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, this is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind.  I have several books on the go, and some others I hope to get to, so here goes. Continue reading “IT’S MONDAY! WHAT ARE YOU READING? (May 31, 2021)”

Smorgasbord Afternoon Video – Agility Bulldog style

This still has me smiling and I had to share. Thanks Sally!

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

You don’t tend to think of bulldog’s doing agility but this guy is determined to give it his best shot thanks to FOX Sports

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Fable and Namesake by Adrienne Young #AudiobookReviews

Welcome to a world made dangerous by the sea and by those who wish to profit from it. Where a young girl must find her place and her family while trying to survive in a world built for men.

Young Adult Fantasy is a genre that I have been dabbling in, so when I saw some great reviews for Fable from bloggers and reviewers that I follow and trust, I decided to give this duology a try and I am glad I did. Emma Lysy narrates both of these books and does a great job. This is the first time I have listened to a book she narrated and will definitely put her on my list of voice actresses that I enjoy. Her accents and various voices for both the male and female characters were varied and well performed. It is always great to hear the same voices within a series, trilogy or duology.

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Music Monday: Stevie Winwood “Back in the High Life Again” #MusicMonday #StevieWinwood #Music #BackInTheHighLifeAgain #PostPandemic

Even though we are a bit behind the US in Covid Vaccinations, I thought this was perfect. Thanks Mischenko.


Music Monday


This meme was created byDrew @The Tattooed Book Geek.You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday.

Last time I shared Lauren Daigle’s “Hold on to Me”

This week’s share:

Stevie Winwood

“Back in the High Life Again”

It seems safe to say that we are entering the post-pandemic phase of Covid-19. I’ve been thinking about how liberated I feel now being fully vaxxed up myself. Two more of my kids will get theirs this week, and finally, I’m seeing the light.

I was driving to pick up flowers last week and this song came on the radio. To me, this is the quintessential post-pandemic song because it sums up exactly this new phase we’re entering. Doors will open, people will have joy in their faces again, and we’ll be back in the high life again. Hope you enjoy it.

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Stacking the Shelves (May 8, 2021) 📚📚

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga Reviews and  Marlene of Reading Reality. It’s all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, books for review from authors, Netgalley, Edelweiss or publishers,  gifts or books you won. If you click on the covers, it will take you to Goodreads (I hope). Continue reading “Stacking the Shelves (May 8, 2021) 📚📚”

📚Teacher Appreciation Week🍎

I can’t agree more with Kim’s comments. Our area is in lockdown again and students are doing online learning. My granddaughter spends each day here and I am so happy with all that her teachers do.

By Hook Or By Book


I’ve done a few posts over the years to honor teachers, especially this time of year. As I have such wonderful memories of my own school-age experiences, as well as of the wonderful mentoring I received while getting my undergraduate degree in early childhood education, I didn’t think I could possibly have more admiration for these overworked, underpaid, tireless advocates for children. And then 2020 hit like some horrible never-ending nightmare. Like so many frontline workers, teachers stepped up and rose to the challenge to navigate complicated new ways of teaching. One such teacher is one of our fellow bloggers, Jennie Fitzkee.


Jennie has been teaching for over thirty years, and she’s the epitome of what I think of when I hear the word teacher. If you’re not familiar with her blog, A Teacher’s Reflections, I highly recommend you pop over and visit. Her posts never fail to put…

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Legally Blind Luck (Braxton Campus Mysteries) by James J. Cudney #BookReview @jamescudney4

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Legally Blind Luck, the 7th book in the Braxton Campus Mystery. I have been enjoying this series and was looking forward to reading this book as soon as it came out. I was not disappointed. Scroll down for my review and a giveaway.

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