Weekly Rewind: April 27 – May 3


The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.


Last week I posted photos of my newly planted and then newly sprouted lettuce. Here’s how it looked yesterday:

Lettuce 05/03/14

Lettuce 05/03/14

My spinach came up this week too!

Spinach 05/03/14

Spinach 05/03/14

I grew the lettuce and spinach from seed, but I bought some of my herbs already as plants. Here, I transplanted my basil into a pot.

Basil 05/03/14

I’m planning to get everything else planted today.


Reviews: For a change of pace, I read and reviewed a nonfiction book, Escape by Carolyn Jessop

Other Posts: I’m signed up for the Clean Sweep ARC Challenge. I’ve finished one of my ARCs already, but I’ll admit to reading most of it in April. I just finished it in May. And with the end of the month, it was time for my second Picks of the Month post.

Books I Acquired:
I got so many books the previous week that I didn’t even go looking for many last week. This week, though, a lot of books I’ve been waiting on are being published, so I make no promises for another light week!

Runaway Train by JT Marie

Runaway Train by JT Marie

Kindle Freebies
So I'm a Double Threat by Julie Prestsater

So I’m a Double Threat by Julie Prestsater

Currently Reading: Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock


I’m a big Nancy Drew fan, so I really enjoyed this piece on Nancy Drew at Off the Shelf.



  1. Just found your blog through the Sunday Post meme, and now following through bloglovin 🙂
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  2. I don’t remember last time being in the garden. 🙂 This brings a lot of great memories about my childhood. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing Kindle frieebies.
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  3. oooh look at all your vegies sprouting up! I used to love gardening with my dad when I was younger. I still love it now, especially when I get to collect my tomatoes!

    Thanks for sharing & glad you have had a good week!

    Alex @ The Shelf Diaries
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  4. I still have quite a few weeks before I can start planting anything. I am so ready for summer!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings
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    • Some of these are cool weather crops so I really should have planted them already. The lettuce did okay last year though, and it was warmer then than it has been this year. I wish I could start some of them indoors and plant them outside when they’re growing, but I have cats who would love to investigate them and I really don’t have the room anyway.
      Jenna recently posted…Review: Escape by Carolyn Jessop (Nonfiction)My Profile

  5. That’s a great post on Nancy Drew, and I kinda feel the same way about the Hardy Boys books. I think I even read a few Nancy Drew’s back in the day when I ran out of Hardy Boys to read, and wanted something new. A mystery was a mystery, to me. Now my daughter reads Trixie Belden and Nancy Drew and it’s awesome that they’re self- contained, you can read ’em in any order.

    For me a lot of the appeal were the covers- some of those Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books had great covers that made you really want to read them. 🙂
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  6. Awesome! I used to have a huge garden back when I lived in Indiana and I loved watching everything grow. That’s not exactly possible here in AZ where it rarely rains. Rarely rains = never rains. I have THREE friends who are obsessed with Nancy Drew and it’s funny because they don’t even know each other, haha. I wonder if I am a sort of magnet.. I’ve personally never read or watched or played anything Nancy Drew but I’m pretty curious.
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    • I can see how it would be much harder to maintain a garden when it doesn’t rain. We can have pretty dry spells in the summer and I have to water a lot, but at least we know rain is coming sooner or later. It’s been raining for a couple of days now, and it’s turned cooler than I would like, but my plants are happy.
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