Sunday Post Meme"
Happy Sunday! It's a gloomy, cold winter morning here but I've got coffee and the 5th Harry Potter movie on which makes everything better. It was a busy past week as we all returned to our normal routines. Now having a three day weekend makes it all seem just a little bit better after returning to our normal full schedule. I'm working tomorrow but only for as many hours as I feel like. I'm really pushing to get the overtime hours in when and where I can. I kind of slid off the exercising bandwagon last week. I ran once (last Sunday) and then that was it. It goes to show me that I will really need to focus on running/working out on the nights where the kids don't have practices even if those are the nights I usually work late. I'm going to try and hit my three workouts this week by really buckling down and getting them in when I can. Hold me accountable!
In reading news, I managed to finish two more books this week which means the Bout of Books read-a-thon was a success. I didn't participate too much social media wise but I did read, read, read! I could get behind reading two books every week if I could keep this up. I went to the library yesterday and brought home five new library books thanks to all of my holds coming in at once. This added to an already towering stack of books that I already had checked out. I'm swimming in all of the books right now which makes it so hard to choose what to read next! It's not a bad thing so I'm not complaining - I just haven't yet decided which one to start reading first as my new print read. Last week though I finished the following books:
A Map of the Dark by Karen Ellis begins a new mystery series and I really loved it! This was my 3rd book for #COYERWinterSwitch and it was such a great read. I'm super excited that it is the first in what is planned to be a series as I really can't wait to read more! I'll be writing up my thoughts on this one hopefully for this week since it just released this month.
Unnatural Exposure by Patricia Cornwell is the 8th book in this series which is an absolute favorite of mine. I pulled this book off of my own shelves and it was a great choice as always. This wasn't my favorite book in the series (I would probably only rate it 4 stars instead of 5) but it was still a really great read. This series really has become a treat for me to read though! I will also work on writing up my thoughts on this one soon.
I'm now currently reading the following:
A Whisper of Bones is my current Kindle read and one that I'm about 30% into so far. As usual I'm starting smack dab in the middle of a series (apparently this is book #25) but that hasn't bothered me in the slightest. I'm actually really intrigued already and excited to continue reading it later this afternoon. No print read yet as I'm just not sure which library book to read next but I'm sure I will figure it out soon.
I'm most excited for It All Falls Down by Sheena Kamal as this is the sequel to a book that I loved last year. I just cannot wait to begin reading it although it doesn't release until July so I'll try to wait awhile before I begin. That review copy is courtesy of Edelweiss and the rest are from NetGalley. See why I need the #COYER reading challenges so much?!?
Plans for today include a basketball game for the youngest and not much else. The usual everyday Sunday things including laundry and reading. I'm hoping to do a little meal prep for the week as I'm also trying to eat healthier. I need to work on writing up reviews so that I'm not just writing posts on Sundays for the rest of the week. It would be really nice to get ahead and maybe even have the entire month prepped ahead of time. A girl can certainly dream! I would also like to fit a run in if I have the chance later on. I'm off to go clean the kitchen up so.....
Happy Sunday and Happy Reading!