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!