Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Sunday Post #3 (A Reading Update)

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Oops!  Yet another week long blog break for absolutely no other reason than lack of time/motivation.  I really hate when you are feeling motivated to blog but then are too overwhelmed by all that you want to usually means a week of no posts like last week :)  Oh well, it is what it is....right?  I'm actually working on this post relatively early for me (Saturday afternoon) with the hopes that I can get posts scheduled for this entire week.  Maybe getting ahead will allow for me to lessen the blogging silence I keep going into.

This week was another busy one but with a light at the end of the tunnel.  Soccer and football season for the kiddos ends after this coming week.  And while I'm going to miss the games and cheering my kids on, I'm looking forward to more relaxed evenings during the week.  Maybe more sleep?  A girl can hope!  I've been reading up a storm since I last shared a reading update with you so I better quit rambling and talk books.

I have recently finished the following books:

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson- Creepy little book that begs to be reread at some point.  I am so glad that I finally knocked this one off of my R.I.P. reading list as it has been there for years.  I've got more questions than answers and am looking forward to seeing what everyone else thought who participated in the read-a-long.  (Yes, I know that I'm a bit late :) As usual.)

Bound by Night by Larissa Ione- Loved this one and am now kicking myself for waiting so long to try this author!  I really wasn't sure how the relationship between hero/heroine was going to work out due to their past but the author did a great job of making it work.  I was rooting for these two!  And am so ready to get started on the second book in this series!

All Shall Be Well by Deborah Crombie- Second in a long standing mystery series that I just started this year.  Oh my goodness, but I am such a huge fan already!  I really need to share my thoughts on book one so I might just do a double review to catch up.  I flew through the pages and was sad to see it end.  Crombie has created two detectives that I just cannot get enough of...I have lots to look forward to with this series!

Witness in Death by J.D. Robb (reread)- I started rereading this huge series by listening to them in audio format.  And then I became so hooked that I've been grabbing the print copies from the library every time I finished one.  I love these earlier books just because I am getting the chance to re-experience all of their connections/relationships all over again.  Such fun and a great reminder why I love this series so much!

I'm currently reading the following books:

I've just barely dipped into both of these books but I have high hopes for them both.  Fingersmith is for a read-a-long so I need to get my butt in gear with it.  Better Homes and Hauntings just looks like a fun read and perfect for this time of year.  Like I said, I'm excited!  I'm also still working on Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss which I read in spurts here or there.  I'm doubtful that I will finish before it is due back at the library but you never know!  I will just check it out again otherwise.  Also still working on A Penny For the Hangman by Tom Savage which I missed yet another tour date for.  Ugh!  I actually might put this one aside for now and come back to it at a later date.  I haven't quite decided.  I'm just now really feeling it at this point so we will see.

New Arrivals:

Thanks to the publishers I have some amazing books to look forward to!  I swear I was just commenting on a review (but whose I can't remember) for The Paris Winter saying that I was wanting to read it.  Color me thrilled when a few days later it showed up on my door!  Die I Will Not is a historical mystery (I believe) that sounds right up my alley!  And Asylum City is for a blog tour coming up in the next couple of months.  Yay for lots of great reading to look forward to!

Plans for this Sunday include the usual:  laundry and football.  I'm hoping to stay focused and write up lots of posts for next week.  Maybe fit in some commenting here and there?  You never know what I can accomplish when I put my mind to it :)  I will definitely be around visiting some of you! 

Happy Sunday and Happy Reading!


  1. Fingersmiiiiiith! I hope you love it! It's so so so so good!

  2. I hope you enjoy all of your books...I am definitely curious about Fingersmith...and I need to get going again on the J.D. Robb series.

    Have a great week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  3. Oh I hope your enjoy your books! I'm completely jealous of your haul SO MANY BOOKS!!! Haha :)

  4. Molly Harper has the best covers! :D Enjoy those books!

    Sarah @ One Curvy Blogger

  5. Some excellent books! I'm really wanting to read All Shall Be Well and Better Homes and Hauntings. I'm going to check out Die I Will Not Too. The title has me curious.
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  6. You have some good mysteries and scary reads on tap. The Paris Winter looks good- like maybe one of those books where the city itself is almost a character. Hope it's a good one...

  7. I just reread Hill House and really enjoyed revisiting it. I highly recommend getting an audio version if you ever do a reread. There was a lot more humor that came through in the audio version. Yay for Deborah Crombie!! Love her books. Her newer ones get a little darker and I think the series actually gets better. I really enjoyed Better Homes and Hauntings. I was in the mood for fun fluff and it was exactly what I got! I've been wanting to try Sarah Waters and Paris Winter looks intriguing. Have a great week!


  8. Not my genre, but I hope you'll enjoy your books :)

    Here's mine:
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  9. It's certainly the right time of year to enjoy The Haunting of Hill House, I think I may add that one to my TBR list :)

    I read Fingersmith a while ago and remember it being a really great read, I think Waters is such a talented author and recently I finished her latest, The Paying Guests, which is also worth reading.

    Have a good week!

  10. I am glad you enjoyed Bound by Night too, Samantha! I liked how the author got around the couple's pasts to get them together. I am reading Fingersmith too--thanks to you.

    I am drowning in reading obligations right now and am on the verge of panicking that I won't be able to get anything done on time. Yikes! I need more reading time. I wish we had an extra couple hours in the day just to devote to reading . . .

  11. The Haunting of Hill House is definitely a book that begs for a reread in my opinion. It's such an atmospheric book.

    Oh, you're reading Fingersmith! Been hearing so many rave reviews about that book! I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

  12. I so so so need to read The Haunting of Hill House! Glad you enjoyed it and I think I like books that leave with more questions than answers. Sometimes anyway. ;)

    We don't watch football (I KNOW!) but Sunday is usually a pretty relaxed day at our house. minus laundry. Hope it was a great day for you!


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