Saturday, September 23, 2023

Sunday Post #223

 


The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated reviewer book blog, and is a post to recap my bookish and non-bookish things from the last week. I'm also linking up to The Sunday Salon hosted by Deb Nance @Readerbuzz.

I'm currently in the Texas Hill Country, in a suburb of Austin visiting with my daughter, grandkids and SIL We flew out Thursday and are flying back tomorrow (Sunday). We've had a good time, visited as a "special person" at the kid's school. They had a visit day where we toured their art, music and PE class and got a slice of their day at school for each of them. The school was new and beautiful and it seemed like a good place to learn. 

It's been hot here, but I guess 10-15 degrees cooler than the week before. We'll be coming home to 70-75 degree weather at home where fall is in full swing.

Some hydrangeas from the garden I cut to hang up and dry.




Read:
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Had a lot going on with work and then preparing for our trip to Austin so all I managed was two book. Both a win!

Burning Justice- 4 Stars


Received/Purchased/Library Lend


Thank you to Berkley and Canary Street Press for the e-copies!

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How was your week?



36 comments:

  1. I have been wanting to read The Book Club Hotel. It's always nice to get away and visit family, I am glad you enjoyed your time. Have a wonderful week, Rachel ☕πŸ“šπŸπŸ‘»πŸ§‘

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    1. It's such a wonderful story, Jody! Hope you get to it soon! Thank you! You too! :)

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  2. Yes, we returned home to hot Texas from delightfully cool Italy, and we are dreaming of fall. I do love Austin. Don't forget that the Texas Book Festival will be in Austin in November.

    I need to see what you thought of Book Club Hotel, I think. Off to take a look...

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    1. Can't wait to hear more about your trip, Deb! Oooh, I need to look up the dates! Maybe I can do a visit then. I loved it, Deb!

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  3. Thats great you got to spend time with the grandkids!

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  4. Glad your trip to Austin was so fun! :D

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    1. Thanks, Lark. A little warm, but better than it was in August! :)

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  5. I hope you are having a wonderful time and that you have safe trip home. I want to read that Morgan book. It sounds like it will make me warm and fuzzy

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    1. Thank you! Our trip hope went without a hitch, so I'm thankful for that. I think you'd like it, Sam!

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  6. It seems that you had a great time visiting your daughter Rachel! Have a safe trip home!

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    1. I did! It was a nice trip and time with the family. Thanks, Sophie!

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  7. You visit a lot. I would be tempted to wait for cooler months. Busy week for you with work and traveling but great to see family. I hope this week will be more relaxing. Can't believe it's the end of September.

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

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    1. Yes. We end up seeing them often despite them being in Austin. I'm thankful that it works out. It was warm, but not as bad as it was in August! We basically stayed in doors that time. It'll be nice to visit when we have snow and power outages (if they happen again here) in the winter. I hope to get some down time, but I'm working an extra day this week. I can't believe it's the end of September either!

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  8. Hope you had a good trip back. That sounds like perfect weather. It's 74 here and mild and it's been a magical couple days- I wish it was always like this. :)

    Have a relaxing rest of your weekend!

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    1. The trip home was happily uneventful which is all I can hope for, lol! The weather here (at home now) is so gorgeous! It sounds similar to yours. Me too! Spring and Fall are so lovely! :)

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  9. I am glad that you had a great trip!

    And The Book Club Hotel sounds so good!

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  10. Sounds like a good trip. I love Nalini Singh, looking forward to this one. Have a great week.

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  11. I'm seeing The Book Club Hotel everywhere, I need to get my hands on it. Sounds like a nice little trip! Have a great week!
    Lisa Loves Literature

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    1. Hope you enjoy it if you pick it up! It was! Thank you Lisa, you too!

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  12. The Texas hill country is so pretty. Hope you had a wonderful time in town and with your family and safe travels back home.

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    1. It is beautiful! I look forward to exploring it more in the future. Thank you!

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  13. It sounds like you have had a good trip! I imagine that it was fun to get to see your grandchildren at their school. Have a great week, Rachel!

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    1. We did and yes it was a so nice. Thanks, Carole! I hope you do too! :)

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  14. It sounds like a lovely visit to the family. I particularly like that the school held such an event for relations - how enlightened. I hope the coming week is a good one, Rachel:).

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    1. It was a neat visit! I felt privileged to be part of it. Thank you! I hope it is for you too! :)

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  15. Yeah Texas is still pretty hot this time of year. But then they never really get a winter. Sounds like you had a nice visit though. I am really looking forward to that RaeAnne Thayne. I can't wait to see what you think of that one.

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  16. Those hydrangeas are gonna make a great decoration. I had a bush, but it didn't make it. I've read a Tee O'Fallon story and too and loved them. Hope you had a good visit. It has cooled down here too and I am so happy about it. I used to love summertime, but it was too darn hot this year. Right now, it's beautiful outside and the hummingbirds are humming around the feeder. They are always so much fun to watch.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  17. Sounds like you're having a nice visit. I love Hydrangeas, we used to have two huge bushes of them in the back yard of the house I grew up in.

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  18. Sounds like a great visit with your daughter. :) The hydrangeas are beautiful! I'm excited for that upcoming release from Singh! Hope your week is off to a great start, Rachel!

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  19. Sounds like a fun trip to visit the grandkids school.

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  20. The Texas heat has been unrelenting this year, but I'm glad you were able to visit your family. I'm sure the cooler weather at home will be welcome!

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  21. We had some strange weather, really hot, really hot at night, and then it dipped again

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  22. It's great that you got to visit and spend time with family. I understand how that puts a slowdown on your reading. Have a safe trip home.

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