Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Sunday Post #2 (Or a Reading Update)

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I think that I'm finally starting to adjust to this very busy schedule that my family currently has going.  It isn't so stressful anymore which is a nice change.  Practices are turning in to uninterrupted reading time which is a nice way for me to relax a bit.  The only thing that threw a wrench in my plans this week was the fact that I got sick.  Ugh!  I managed to come down with this lovely cough/cold that everyone seems to be sharing with one another.  I did nothing this week blog wise.  In fact, I had a blog tour post I missed, and the only reason I managed to post ANYTHING was that I had scheduled it previously.  Let's see if I can do better this week!  I'm feeling much better which is a good start.  Anyways let's talk books instead, shall we??

Last week on the blog I:
  • Shared my thoughts on Dark Skye by Kresley Cole which I loved (and I actually just got the 1st book in this series from the library.  Yay!)
I have finished recently the following books:

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith - A slow building mystery that I really could not get enough of.  I love a good chunky mystery where I just can dive into the world that the author has created.  I was a bit nervous as this is J.K. Rowling and all but I needn't have worried.  I'm looking forward to grabbing the second book in this series very soon!

The Night Visitor by Dianne Emley - This was a paranormal mystery that I enjoyed as well.  I actually had parts of this book figured out and others not so much.  While I really enjoyed the mystery portion of this book, I didn't care for the paranormal portions as much.  But that is just me and it still ended up being a good read.  I will be sharing my thoughts on both of these books very soon.

I'm currently reading the following books:

The Haunting of Hill House is suitably creepy and I've been having fun taking notes for the read-a-long while reading.  I cannot wait to see what everyone else thinks about this scary little book.  I will be finishing it myself just in time to discuss on the first of October.

Sugar, Salt, Fat is quite a disturbing read about the food industry, and I'm still in the beginning pages of the book.  It has definitely made me start paying more attention to the foods that I'm eating.  Do I really need to add salt to my dinner?  Or sugar to my coffee?  It's intriguing but a slower read for me that I have to be in the right mood for.

A Penny for the Hangman is my current read on my ipad that I've just barely begun.  It's a mystery though that sounds quite chilling from the description.  I will be focusing on reading it this week as it is for an upcoming blog tour. 

New Arrivals: 

Thank to the publishers and Netgalley for both of these books!

and way TOO many library books to share here.  Expect another library loot post very soon :)

I'm off to finish watching the Bears game and work on my laundry piles.  I will hopefully be visiting all of you later on today.  I hope that everyone has a great week filled with a few good books. 

Happy Sunday and Happy Reading!


  1. Thanks for being a part of the tour for THE NIGHT VISITOR.

  2. Hope you feel better soon!

    Sounds like you've lots of good reading ahead. Looking forward to your reviews. :)

  3. Sorry that virus caught up with you. It is attacking everyone here too, I so far, have outrun it. Hope your time of reading continues.

  4. Your books are awesome! Hope you're enjoying them!

    Here's mine!
    My Week in a Wrapped #1

  5. I just finished up Hill House and enjoyed it. I've read it before but always find new details when I reread it. I highly recommend it in audio form as well. There was a lot of humor that I picked up in the audio that I had missed in the book. Glad you're adjusting to your crazy schedule! If I'm on my own I never minded sitting through practices for the exact reason you mention! Have a great week and enjoy your new books! I'm really curious about the Mary Burton.

  6. I hope you're feeling better now! I hate when I get sick - I can't blog either when that happens!! But I love that you have time to read when you're sitting at your kids' practices/lessons!!! Niiiiiiice!!!

    Here's to a better week for both of us!!!

  7. Oh, dear. My hubby was not happy with Da Bears. *grimace* Titans and Panthers lost as well. The only one happy in this house was me. New dishwasher and my Browns had bye. LOL I'm looking forward to seeing if you enjoy Cover Your Eyes. Have a great week!

  8. I am sorry you've been sick, Sam. I hope you are feeling better soon. My daughter has a cold right now and I'm hoping I don't catch it, but you know how those things go . . .

    I finished A Penny for the Hangman this weekend and really liked it. I am glad to hear you liked The Night Visitor. I wish I had liked it more. :-(

    I hope you have a great week! I started reading Fingersmith yesterday, and so far I'm enjoying it.

  9. So many books to enjoy this week! Hopefully, you'll be able to spend some time with your new goodies. I'm glad you're feeling better.


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