Oops! Yet another week long blog break for absolutely no other reason than lack of time/motivation. I really hate when you are feeling motivated to blog but then are too overwhelmed by all that you want to do....it usually means a week of no posts like last week :) Oh well, it is what it is....right? I'm actually working on this post relatively early for me (Saturday afternoon) with the hopes that I can get posts scheduled for this entire week. Maybe getting ahead will allow for me to lessen the blogging silence I keep going into.
This week was another busy one but with a light at the end of the tunnel. Soccer and football season for the kiddos ends after this coming week. And while I'm going to miss the games and cheering my kids on, I'm looking forward to more relaxed evenings during the week. Maybe more sleep? A girl can hope! I've been reading up a storm since I last shared a reading update with you so I better quit rambling and talk books.
I have recently finished the following books:
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson- Creepy little book that begs to be reread at some point. I am so glad that I finally knocked this one off of my R.I.P. reading list as it has been there for years. I've got more questions than answers and am looking forward to seeing what everyone else thought who participated in the read-a-long. (Yes, I know that I'm a bit late :) As usual.)
Bound by Night by Larissa Ione- Loved this one and am now kicking myself for waiting so long to try this author! I really wasn't sure how the relationship between hero/heroine was going to work out due to their past but the author did a great job of making it work. I was rooting for these two! And am so ready to get started on the second book in this series!
All Shall Be Well by Deborah Crombie- Second in a long standing mystery series that I just started this year. Oh my goodness, but I am such a huge fan already! I really need to share my thoughts on book one so I might just do a double review to catch up. I flew through the pages and was sad to see it end. Crombie has created two detectives that I just cannot get enough of...I have lots to look forward to with this series!
Witness in Death by J.D. Robb (reread)- I started rereading this huge series by listening to them in audio format. And then I became so hooked that I've been grabbing the print copies from the library every time I finished one. I love these earlier books just because I am getting the chance to re-experience all of their connections/relationships all over again. Such fun and a great reminder why I love this series so much!
I'm currently reading the following books:
I've just barely dipped into both of these books but I have high hopes for them both. Fingersmith is for a read-a-long so I need to get my butt in gear with it. Better Homes and Hauntings just looks like a fun read and perfect for this time of year. Like I said, I'm excited! I'm also still working on Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss which I read in spurts here or there. I'm doubtful that I will finish before it is due back at the library but you never know! I will just check it out again otherwise. Also still working on A Penny For the Hangman by Tom Savage which I missed yet another tour date for. Ugh! I actually might put this one aside for now and come back to it at a later date. I haven't quite decided. I'm just now really feeling it at this point so we will see.
Thanks to the publishers I have some amazing books to look forward to! I swear I was just commenting on a review (but whose I can't remember) for The Paris Winter saying that I was wanting to read it. Color me thrilled when a few days later it showed up on my door! Die I Will Not is a historical mystery (I believe) that sounds right up my alley! And Asylum City is for a blog tour coming up in the next couple of months. Yay for lots of great reading to look forward to!
Plans for this Sunday include the usual: laundry and football. I'm hoping to stay focused and write up lots of posts for next week. Maybe fit in some commenting here and there? You never know what I can accomplish when I put my mind to it :) I will definitely be around visiting some of you!
Happy Sunday and Happy Reading!