Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Sunday Salon: A Reading Round-Up

Happy days!  This Saturday was the end of both football and soccer for my oldest two kiddos which means I get my evenings AND Saturdays back as of today.  Woohoo!  This was a really fun season for both of them for me to watch but I'm ready for life to slow down just a little bit.  Plus, this should mean a little more reading time for me....right??  I sure hope so!  Last week was quite busy with the end of all of these practices, my daughter turned six, and all the rest of the craziness that goes along with life.  We managed to fit in a family/friend birthday dinner and took the younger two to a Disney show for a birthday surprise.  It was lots of fun but I'm glad that we are laying low and relaxing today while watching football!

Between all the chaos I have been reading which always helps to keep me relaxed.  I actually read three books this week which is just amazing for me!  First of all I finished Full Blooded by Amanda Carlson which I read on my ipad.  This book was such a good start to this urban fantasy series but oh my goodness that ending.  I was left saying, "What??  That can't possibly be it....and then NOOOOOOO!!"  I hate when I don't see a cliff hanger ending coming but at least I already have book two loaded on my ipad ready to read.  I will definitely write up my thoughts on this one sooner rather than later!

I also finished listening to two books this week which were both rereads but my first time listening to them.  I first finished Immortal in Death by J.D. Robb and I'm so enjoying listening to this series.  It is a great way to re-experience these books from the very beginning.  I'm having fun with seeing how Robb introduces us to the main characters that become so important to these books later on.  Plus, it has been so long that I've basically forgotten most of the storylines to these books.  I also finished listening to One For the Money by Janet Evanovich.  This book was just as funny on audio as it was when I read it which meant that I was laughing at my desk while listening.  I can only imagine what my coworkers were thinking.  Ha! 

I'm currently reading the following two books:

The House Next Door is my print book and creepier than I expected it to be so naturally I'm loving it!  It is perfect reading for the gloomy, cold weather that we have been having as of late.  It is also a nice change of pace to actually be reading a book off of my own shelves.  I'm hoping to finish this one up soon though because I want to give it to my sister to read next weekend when I see her!

A Study in Silks is my current e-book and I'm already hooked which is saying something since I'm not that far into it yet!  I'm loving the references to Sherlock Holmes and I can't wait to really dig into this one!  Plus, there are steampunk elements AND magic so what more could a girl really ask for??  This is definitely my type of book!

I'm not sure exactly what I will read when I finish these two up but my plans definitely include this one:

I've heard really good things about this one so I'm super excited to read it for myself.  In audio, I need to figure out what I want to listen to next but I'm leaning towards Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.  If you haven't listened to the Harry Potter books on audio, you simply must!  I adored listening to the first one and can't wait to listen to book two.  Such fun!

That's enough out of me for today.  Look for a library loot post this week since I FINALLY found the time to go (and of course then grabbed as many books as I could) and a review for a TLC book tour.  I'm off to fit a run in, bake some cookies, and of course finish up a few loads of laundry. 

Happy Sunday and Happy Reading!


  1. Happy reading! It does sound like you are busy over there. Enjoy your Sunday!

  2. Happy sunday! Those first Stephanie Plum books were so funny. Glad to hear the audio version is a good one! Curious to hear what you think of the P.D. Viner book. Interesting cover!

  3. Wow - I can't believe your daughter is already six. I remember her as a baby. Happy Birthday to her!

    I like Anne Rivers Siddons and hadn't heard of that book but I like creepy so I'm going to have to check it out. I have the first HP on audio and need to listen to it. I really want to listen to me all as I've only read them and I bet listening will be even better.

  4. Congrats on the end of your sports seasons! That must be a relief, and I hope you do get the anticipated extra reading time in the upcoming weeks. :)

  5. Naida- It always feels very busy around here. LOL! But it is never dull and usually lots of fun so I refuse to complain (too much that is). :)

    Iliana- The Viner book was pretty good and I'm guessing that you would like it. The characters are not that likeable but it is one of those books where you still need to see how it will all end. And I'm loving listening to the early Plum books on audio....they have me cracking up!

    Darlene- Where does the time go? It just seems like yesterday that I was holding her in my arms and rocking her.... The Siddons book was quite good and made me more than ready to read more by her! You should definitely listen to the HP books on is making me love them all over again :)

    Jenny- It is nice to not be running around so much! I can't say that I have had a lot more time to read but it sure has helped a little :)


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