Sunday Post Meme"
Well.....that was another unintended week long blogging break. When I said that sports season was going to be crazy I thought I was prepared. How wrong I was! It turns out that baseball (and even coach pitch softball) is much more intense when it comes to number of practices and length of time practicing. Basically what it comes down to is I have three kids in five separate activities which equals one day of the week with nothing going on. Sundays. How I love Sundays at this point! I cannot complain too much though as it is an absolute blast watching them all play. My kids are loving every minute of it and to be honest so am I. Even on the days when I get absolutely the bare minimum done around the house and fall into bed completely exhausted feel well worth it. Blogging has taken a pretty big hit though especially when it comes to commenting/visiting all of your own blogs. For that I am sorry and I will work on making more of an effort in the near future. Everything else will come with time and if my blog goes quiet here and there....well, then that is just what will have to happen. No worries, I have plenty of books to talk about for the times when I can sit down in front of a computer and blog.
April has been another solid month of reading for me so far as I've already finished four books. Not as good as last month but a good start so I am happy. I've got lots of books that I'm hoping to read in the upcoming weeks so just maybe April will see me finishing a lot of great books as well. Especially since next week is the 24 hour read-a-thon. I'm signed up to participate as a cheerleader as usual but I will try to fit some extra reading time in if I can. Lots of fun times ahead! Anyways, here are the books that I have finished so far in April:
The Janus Stone by Elly Griffiths was just as good as the first book and I loved every page of it! There are so many great things about this series (and I'm only on book two) but really the main character Ruth Galloway is why I love these books so much. She is so completely different from your normal female lead character and I can't help but love her because of it. I already have the next book waiting on my kindle!
Black Wings by Christina Henry was an intense beginning to this new to me urban fantasy series. I'm so happy that I finally pulled this one off of my own shelves and read it. As I am very eager to see what happens next I will be continuing on with book two soon. Double yay for reading one of my own books!
A Dark and Twisted Tide by Sharon Bolton was deliciously unputdownable (which is a word in my book) and just as thrilling as I had hoped. Hands down this is a series that is not to be missed and I cannot even begin to express how much I love these books! This one will easily make my top reads list this year and I'm pretty sure that I have yet to rate one of her books less than five stars on Goodreads.
Running Fire by Lindsay McKenna is for an upcoming blog tour and I will actually be posting my thoughts on it on the 27th. This was a good read but not great for me as I just didn't quite connect like I had hoped. I'm still planning on reading more by this author in the future so not a bad read whatsoever but just good overall.
I'm now currently reading the following:
This is a rarity but I currently only have this book on the go and I am reading it on my kindle. I am participating in a blog tour for the final book in this series in a couple weeks so I decided to start at the beginning with this series. I'm definitely intrigued so far and eager to get back to reading! I don't have a print book on the go as I can't seem to decide which one to read next. So many choices and I can't seem to make a decision. Don't you hate when that happens??? LOL!
Sorry for the low quality pictures but I bet you can already tell that I am beyond thrilled with all of these. The top picture features review books that I received thanks to two wonderful publishers. I am 99% certain that my next print read will be one of these. And the second picture shows my contest win thanks to the lovely Lisa at Lisa Loves Literature. She also sent some other bookish swag that I couldn't help but adore. This is a bit late but I wanted to make sure and share my thanks! I've also received my own fair share of e-books but that is for another post as this one is getting long enough.
Plans for today include tackling my enormous piles of laundry. Also, hopefully lots of blog commenting and review writing in my future. These are my plans at least. As we will be having family over for part of the day and are planning on grilling out I'm not sure how much of this will actually happen. I will be by at some point this week though as I am really going to focus on blog visiting this week. Now I'm off to clean house and drink more coffee!
Happy Sunday and Happy Reading!!!