Saturday, May 11, 2024

Weekly Mewsings: It's a Tie!

I am linking up to the Sunday Post hosted by Kim of Caffeinated Book Reviewer and The Sunday Salon (TSS) hosted by Deb Nance of Readerbuzz  where participants recap our week, talk about what we are reading, share any new books that have come our way, and whatever else we want to talk about. I am also linking It's Monday! What Are you Reading? hosted by Kathryn of Book Date where readers talk about what they have been, are and will be reading.







Just a quick check in to say hello and wish everyone well this weekend! It was another busy work week. I took some time off to take Mouse to the orthodontist's to get her expander and braces put in. If one has to endure braces, being able to wear brackets in a favorite color makes it a little more bearable. For all the mothers out there, I hope you have a happy Mother's Day! We have plans to take my mom out for lunch, do a little shoe shopping for Mouse, and I need to get some laundry done. There will be some quality reading time too, of course! 

Sleepy Cat

Nina is keeping me company

My Mother's Day Flowers
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This past week I finished reading Dr. Jen Gunter's Menopause Manifesto, which was informative, although I was hoping for more. I also finished The Fox Wife by Yangsze Choo. This wasn't a fast paced book, but one I wanted to savor  with its rich fox folklore and history, set in Manchuria and Japan in 1908. I hated to see the book come to an end as I was so invested with the characters. 


It is hard sometimes to pick up a book after reading such an amazing one like The Fox Wife, and so I decided to jump into something very different by another favorite author: The Good, the Bad, and the Aunties (Aunties #3) by Jesse Q. Sutanto. I can always count on this series to make me laugh. I love Meddy, her mom and her aunties. They find themselves in such outrageous situations. I continue to fit in my chapter a night of David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. Let me just say, I do not like Uriah Heep at all. 


Next up, will be my TBR List Poll winners. Bless Your Heart by Lindy Ryan received 4 votes (Mouse was really hoping for that one to win). Tying with 8 votes each was Happily Never After by Lynn Painter and Nosy Neighbors by Freya Sampson. I was hoping someone would come along and break the tie, but it was not meant to be. I will do my best to fit both books in this month! I am looking forward to reading both.


Thank you again to all who voted!


My TBR List is hosted by Michelle at Because Reading. The 1st Saturday of every month, I will list 3 books from my TBR pile I am considering reading and let you vote for my next read during that month. My review will follow (unfortunately, not likely in the same month, but eventually--that's all I can promise).  


We finished the 10th season of Doctor Who, starring Peter Capaldi today. I grow so attached to each of the Doctors and am always sad to see them go. But I am so excited to finally have reached the Jodie Whittaker episodes (for those not familiar with the show, she is the first to play a female version of the Doctor).


I hope you have a great week! Let me know what you have been reading!

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43 comments:

  1. I must look into The Fox Wife. Your description of it makes it sound so good. Thank you.

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    1. Anne - I really liked it and hope you will too if you read it. Thank you for visiting!

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  2. Happy Mother's Day! I'm interested in The Fox Wife now that you have enjoyed it so much.

    I don't remember a time when you had a tie before now. Good luck in trying to fit in both books. I bet they will both be good.

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    1. Deb - Thank you! I hope you had a nice Mother's Day! I really enjoyed The Fox Wife. I think this is my third tie. I once had a three way tie and had to have my daughter break it. That was a few years ago. :-) Thank you for stopping by!

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  3. Happy Mother's Day! I binge-watched the Jodie Whittaker episodes in the fall and really enjoyed them -- hope you do, too!

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    1. Joy - Thank you! Same to you. :-) We are enjoying the Jodie Whittaker episodes. I love her companions. Thank you for visiting!

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  4. Awww. Those cats look so cute.
    Have a great week.

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  5. Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day...and a good week this week. :D

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  6. I haven't tried the Fox Wife as yet, but your praise for the book is egging me on.

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    1. Harvee - I hope you enjoy it if you read it! Thank you for visiting!

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  7. Happy Mother's Day! There's always so much to do. I hope you get to relax and read a bit Wendy.

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

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    1. Anne - Thank you! I had a very nice Mother's Day. I hope you did too. Thank you for stopping by!

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  8. Happy Mother's Day! It sounds like you have a nice day planned. Both my kids are busy today so I won't see them, but we'll celebrate another weekend, which is fine with me:-)

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    1. Tammy - Thank you! Sometimes you have to put off celebrations--I know what that's like too. I hope you had a nice Mother's Day anyway. Thank you for visiting!

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  9. Those flowers are beautiful. I love The Aunties and am sad that there are only 3 books in the series. I recommend them all the time!

    Have a great week ahead!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
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    https://budgettalesblog.wordpress.com/2024/05/12/sunday-post-126/

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    1. Emily - Thank you--the flowers were a nice surprise. :-) I am sad there are only three Aunties books too. I so enjoyed them. Thank you for stopping by!

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  10. I hope you have a lovely Mother's Day with Mouse and your own mom. How unusual to have a tie in your survey. I hope you get around to reading both of them. I have added The Fox Wife to my TBR list so thank you

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    1. Helen - I finished Nosy Neighbors and am now reading Happily Never After. I hope you enjoy The Fox Wife if you do read it! Thank you for visiting!

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  11. I am excited to watch the new season it just dropped on disney plus so once hubby home from his weekend job that what we will be watching tonight. Hope you have a great week.

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    1. Jan - I can't wait to see the new season and new Doctor. We're still catching up. I've been hearing such good things about the series. I hope you are enjoying it! Thank you for stopping by!

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  12. I really need to read Yangsze Choo's earlier book -- I've forgotten the title, but I've had it on my TBR for aaages. The Fox Wife sounds so good!

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    1. Nicky - I really enjoyed both of Yangsze Choo's earlier books. The Ghost Bride was probably my favorite of the three, but I loved The Night Tiger and The Fox Wife too. I hope you do enjoy the book of hers you have on your TBR when you get to it. Thank you for visiting!

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  13. I haven't watched Doctor Who since Matt Smith left. I agree, every time the Doctor regenerates it breaks my heart! This new guy looks good though, so I may have to jump back in. Have a great week!

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    1. Sherry - I look forward to seeing the new episodes when we get to them. I've heard good things about this new season. Thank you for stopping by!

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  14. Happy Mother's Day! I remember when our daughter was getting braces. Not a fun time. Hopefully Mouse doesn't have too much pain. Hope you enjoy your reading week.

    https://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2024/05/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-and_12.html

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    1. Cheryl - Thank you! She is not happy about the braces and is still adjusting to trying to eat with them in. I am sure she will adjust in time, but it's been slow going. Thank you for stopping by!

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  15. I'm glad to know you enjoyed The Fox Wife. I keep seeing great reviews and now I want to know more about it! My mother has been enjoying the Aunties series... it looks like fun! Happy Mother's Day!

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    1. JoAnn - The Aunties series is such fun. I am glad your mother has enjoyed the series too. I hope you had a happy Mother's Day too. Thank you for visiting!

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  16. The Aunties sound typical Asian Aunties.

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    1. Mystica - I have heard others say they are. It's such a fun series. Thank you for visiting!

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  17. I just heard a fantastic review for Nosy Neighbor so that's my voice though I think that means you need to read all of them! Good luck with the braces. I hope Mouse loves getting to pick the color at least.

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    1. Katherine - I loved The Nosy Neighbors! I do want to read them all. I'm reading Happily Never After right now. :-) Thank you for stopping by!

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  18. I wanna try an auntie book 😊
    Lovely flowers too

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    1. Blodeuedd - I have enjoyed the series. They can be a bit over the top, but they are very entertaining. Thank you for visiting!

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  19. Such a pretty bouquet of flowers! Hope you had a great day. And I'm so glad you liked Fox Wife so much. I have that novel on my TBR. I need to read Choo!

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    1. Susan - Thank you! I hope you had a nice Mother's Day too. Thank you for stopping by!

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  20. Hi Wendy, I hope you're doing well and had a Happy Mother's Day! Menopause Manifesto sounds interesting. I've been doing alot of research on the topic since last year. Happy reading and enjoy your week!

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