Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Sunday Salon - Books! (My Poor Shelves)

Good morning everyone!  The last two weeks seem to have slipped by me in a blur which meant an unexpected blogging break.  It was bound to have happened with all of the hours that I had been working so I didn't stress about it.  And happily enough I'm back to my regular forty hour work week which is much needed (and completely doable).  There wasn't much that happened that was exciting over my blogging break other than I finally broke down, and visited my used book store.  I had a bag filled with books to turn in for credit so I didn't even feel guilty for going.  I came out with a smile on my face and a small stack of books to add to my shelves.  My poor overflowing shelves!  In my defense. I still have over forty dollars worth of credit to use so really I could have brought home so many more.  In fact, I think that if I had known that I probably would have bought more books so maybe it worked out for the best.  Here are the books that I brought home with me (sorry for the crappy picture):

  • The Hippopotamus Pool by Elizabeth Peters- only to find out that this is NOT the 3rd book in the series but instead the 8th.  Why they would list the series out of order is beyond me but I've learned my lesson.  Don't trust the list for series books that is included in the book.  Oh well, it gives me an excuse to go back for the third book.
  • Birdman by Mo Hayder- First in this series and because I really enjoyed Gone by this author.
  • All Shall Be Well by Deborah Crombie- 2nd in this series and because I adored the first book (which I really need to review).
  • Beg For Mercy by Jami Alden- It sounds creepy and I love romantic suspense but don't read a lot of it.
  • H is for Homicide by Sue Grafton- Next book in a mystery series I love.
  • Last Kiss Goodnight by Gena Showalter- A book that I've had on my TBR list for awhile now.

I've also received a couple of books for review.  I can never decide if I want to share books I receive for review on here or not.  I've never really done a Mailbox Monday post or anything but I feel like I should at least post about the books that come in to my house.  Kind of to make myself accountable for actually reading them.  But....I just don't know.  Because then that would include ebooks and you guys would really see my reading addiction.  LOL!  Plus, I would have to keep track which I usually don't do.  I received these two books thanks to the lovely folks at Harper.  I'm hoping to add them both to my April reading plans list. 

In keeping with accountability, I have bought a few new books for my ipad. 

In my defense they were on sale AND my library didn't have copies of either.  Good enough reasons for me! 

Since I now have plenty of reading ahead of me (and it's not like I didn't before), I'm going to skip talking about the books I've read these past two weeks.  I will play catch up next Sunday instead.  Plans for the rest of my Sunday include catching up with all of you, review writing, a run, and TONS of laundry.  Oh yeah, and preparing myself for this week's Walking Dead episode since last week's one was CRAZY BUT SO GOOD!  I fully admit that I will be a bit lost when this show goes on break until season five.  Aack!  So worth it though :)

Happy Sunday and Happy Reading!


  1. That's too cool that you still have some money left over to use at a later time! I've also been very hit or miss with my blogging lately - I'm just going to blame it on spring fever :)

    Enjoy your books. Can't wait to hear how your progress in the Deborah Crombie series goes. Reminds me that I need to follow up with her characters.

  2. Well, on the up side, The Hippopotamus Pool is one of my favorites in the whole series. So when you do get through reading The Mummy Case, The Lion in the Valley, Deeds of the Disturber, The Last Camel Died at Noon, and The Snake, the Crocodile, and the Dog, you will be in for a treat. :p

    (I am pretty pleased with myself that I was able to list those all from memory.)

  3. Enjoy the books! I can never resist either. I am a fan of Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld series.
    The Walking Dead has been awesome this season. I think one of the best yet. I don't think they should go to Terminus! It's a trap!

  4. I like the picture: it's warm and inviting. I've only watched one (older) episode of The Walking Dead and it was creepy but good. Enjoy your reading this week!


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