Sunday Sampler – what I’ve been up to Jan. 10-16, 2022

We are in our fourth wave of Covid-19 here in Nova Scotia, with many new cases of Omnicron daily. For that reason, most all of what I’ve been doing lately has been very close to home.

I recently purchased a new Ninja Foodi and I’m on a steep learning curve to master the beast. So far I’ve air fried, sauteed, and pressure cooked. It also dehydrates, broils, steams, bakes, and roasts.

If any of you out there owns a Foodi, I’d be grateful if you could share your tips and recipes.


This week my husband and I finished watching the most recent season of “Yellowstone“. I love that show!
We began watching a great thriller called “Vigil” starring Suranne Jones. I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve seen her in.
We also started watching the 3rd season of “After Life” starring Ricki Gervais. I love these quirky characters.


My son had a birthday this week, so of course we celebrated that!


And, of course, I was

I finished “One Step Too Far” by Lisa Gardner. I LOVE the character of Frankie Elkin and I’m sad I’ll probably have to wait another whole year before I can read the next book in this fabulous series.

I also finished “The Last House on the Street” by Diane Chamberlain, which I enjoyed thoroughly.

I’m now finishing up M. Jonathan Lee’s “Drift, Stumble, Fall“, a title from my NetGalley backlist. I’m liking this one way more than I thought I would. My review will be posted within the next few days. After that, I plan to read Rosamund Lupton’s “The Quality of Silence“, another title from my NetGalley backlist.

I’m determined to read and review more backlist titles this year!


I have begun playing the new online game WORDLE and I’m totally hooked! I’ve played five times so far. The first four times I played I got it in three tries. Today it took me five tries… Here are the instructions for the game, just in case you want to click on the link above:    What are the rules of Wordle?

  1. You have to guess the Wordle in six goes or less.
  2. You begin by entering any five letter word.
  3. Every word you enter must be in the word list.
  4. A correct letter in the right place turns green.
  5. A correct letter in the wrong place turns yellow.
  6. An incorrect letter turns gray.
  7. Letters can be used more than once.

Now I’m waiting for tomorrow’s turn:


We had a snowstorm yesterday…. so there’s that….


What have YOU been up to this week? Let me know in the comments. ♥

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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17 Responses to Sunday Sampler – what I’ve been up to Jan. 10-16, 2022

  1. Carla says:

    Everyone in my family loved Yellowstone. I watched the first three episodes and think I need to keep going. I have had nieces and nephews get Omnicron, but were vaccinated, so it wasn’t too bad. I am keeping pretty much my myself down here in Florida, but still enjoying the sun. Happy Birthday to your son Lynne. I am glad you are enjoying those backlist books you are getting to, I am doing the same. Have a great week.

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  2. Kelly says:

    I’m playing Wordle as well, Lynne. It’s a good thing you can only play it once a day or I’d lose many an hour down that rabbit hole 😂

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  3. WendyW says:

    Yellowstone! Such an amazing show. The characters are amazing, and I love the mix of suspense, humor and drama.

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  5. I’ve been seeing Wordle around a lot lately but I have no clue what it is. I haven’t really been doing much of anything this week besides reading. My life is kind of boring lol. I just finished Billy Summers by Stephen King earlier today. I will be picking up How to Love Your Neighbor by Sophie Sullivan next.

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    • Thanks for weighing in Misty. I’ve been meaning to read another Stephen King for so long. I used to read him voraciously about thirty years ago… I put the link to Wordle in the post if you are interested in playing. You can only play once per day, and you don’t download anything. You play it online and it only takes a few minutes per day.

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  6. I’m enjoying Wordle as well Lynne, it’s great fun! 😀

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  7. Nice post. I was surprised to discover that letters can repeat in wordle

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  9. Carol says:

    Enduring an Omicron surge here, too. One of my grandsons just came down with it, so I’m sure the rest of his family will get it, too.

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