Saturday, November 23, 2019

What's Happening (11-23-19)...

So I'm doing things a tad bit differently this year and will be combining all of my regular weekend posts.  This will enable me to add more content on Fridays and it is just starting to make more sense.  I'll still be linking up with Stacking the Shelves at Tynga's Reviews and Sunday Post at Caffeinated Reviewer.  Both blogs are awesome so make sure you check them out.  

So at least this week the phone worked - haha.  Actually it's been a pretty good weekend but I've been busy.  As you know, Cassius had a birthday on the 22nd and as you are reading this, Mr. Barb and I are celebrating our anniversary.  My stay-cation has started and I'm hoping to watch lots of TV, eat turkey and read.  

Viewing wise we basically caught up on Castle Rock this week and also watched Hobbs & Shaw.  I'm not a Fast & Furious fan and The Rock kind of irritates me but it was entertaining so at least there's that.  

So here's what's up on the reading schedule.  I have to get a good portion of The Stand read before Thursday.  I've feeling confident because Stephen and I have a good track record when it comes to vacations (don't you love how we're on a first name basis?).  I also need to read Sorcery Reborn for a blog tour coming up and I have to finish my last challenge cozy.  It's doable but I may need some luck as well.


I also snagged a few books for reviews.  First up, I'm thrilled to have a copy of the next Veronica Speedwell mystery, A Murderous Relation.  It's my favorite cover yet in the series.  I've been seeing The Unwilling around and it definitely caught my attention.  And finally, I saw If You Tame Me on someone's blog and knew I wanted to read it.


And finally, I have a few other pictures to share.  The first is a piece of art I had made for Mr. Barb for our anniversary. It was by a digital artist in California and then I did the framing myself (I used to cross stitch so I have lots of framing supplies and got to be decent at it).  By the time you read this, he may have opened the gift.  I can't wait for him to see it.  Booker T was so young in it.


And here are two of Cassius modeling his instagram bandana of the week.  I love him in bright colors.


So I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend.  Did you get any good books or watch anything I need to watch?  And if you are celebrating, I hope you and your family have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

36 comments:

  1. I love the picture of Booker TšŸ˜ What a wonderful gift. And I've seen The Unwilling floating around but I don't know much about it. I'll have to take a closer look.

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  2. I love a good stay-cation! Hope you get lots of yummy books read next week to go along with your yummy Thanksgiving dinner plans.

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    1. I think stay-cations are the best. Vacations can be too much work.

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  3. Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your stay-cation.

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  4. Happy Anniversary. Hope you enjoy your weekend.
    Love the new book additions. Hope you enjoy your new reads!
    Sorcery Reborn looks good :D

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    1. It was a really good read. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Happy anniversary AND Thanksgiving! I have to work Mon and Tues, but then I'll have five glorious days off. I'm debating on The Binding. I'll look out for your thoughts. Happy reading!

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  6. happy anniversary and enjoy your staycation
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  7. Hey happy anniversary! Hope you guys have a great staycation! I love those. Plus thanksgiving is almost here- wow! Hope you have a great one.

    Nice bandanna there Cass!

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  8. Are you off work the entire week? I am, too! I hope you get a lot of reading and relaxing done. I used to cross stitch, too, and lately I have been missing it. I haven't had much time for anything outside of the book world once I added LOHF to the mix.

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  9. Congratulations to you both and it's a good excuse to say happy birthday again to Cass! He looks so sharp in the photos! What a gorgeous image of Booker T! Mr Barb is going to love that! Thanks for sharing that with us! I really hope you enjoy The Stand!

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    1. He did love it a lot. In fact, I had to shift some wall pictures around so he could hang it where he wants. I am enjoying The Stand quite a bit.

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  10. Lovely gifts. We have done photos, posters, blankets and coffee mugs with Gina photos on them. Happy anniversary and enjoy your staycation. They are some of the best ones.

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

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    1. I think pet-centered gifts are some of the best!

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  11. Happy anniversary! I hope you had a good weekend, and enjoy your new books!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  12. Happy anniversary to you and Mr Barb! i hope you guys had fun! Sorcery Reborn certainly looks appealing and I am all for a new urban fantasy to sink my teeth into!

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    1. I guess it's a spin-off of a really long series - more urban fantasy books to check out!

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  13. I love the picture of Booker T. Enjoy your staycation! I love weeks when I get to stay home and focus on my stuff without thinking about work. I also received the new Deanna Raybourn book and am beyond excited to get started with it. Have a great week!

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    1. I know. Stormi and I are planning on reading it in February. Don't know if we can hold out that long!

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  14. The picture of Booker T is precious. And so are the ones of Cassius. I;m binging Gilmore Girls, again. I needed something fun after binging Dexter. LOL Enjoy your time off:)

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    1. Gilmore Girls! I never get tired of seeing it!

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  15. I love the Booker T. picture! I'm sure the hubs was over the moon pleased with it. And happy anniversary! šŸŽ‰

    Give Cass a birthday hug from me! šŸŽ‚ I think this bandana is my favorite so far. šŸ˜

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    1. I love Cass in bright colors. They are such a great contrast to his darker tones.

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    1. Thank you - belated as well. I'm trying desperately to get caught up.

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  17. I hope you had a wonderful anniversary!

    Cassius looks awesome in his bandana! I tried to put one on the collar of my cat not too long ago and lets just say she was less than appreciative, lol.

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    1. Cats are so finicky so I'm sure it wasn't an easy feat.

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  18. Hope you had a great anniversary and that you had a fantastic stay-cation.
    Lynn :D

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