Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Sunday Post #9 (Reading Fever)

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I have been reading like crazy (for me anyways) these past two weeks which has been a nice change of pace.  I've already finished four books so far this month and last month I only finished five which should tell you something.  A lot of it has to do with the fact that is has been so cold outside which means I'm willing to curl up with a book under a blanket more often than not.  Part of it has to do with the fact that I have been terrible on the exercising front so that turns into more reading time.  This is going to change starting today though!  Time to get back to the grind and remember why I want to start getting healthier in the first place.

It has been a quiet weekend which is my favorite kind of weekend.  My husband spoiled me with a new coffee mug, giftcard to Starbucks, and a trip to the used bookstore.  He knows exactly what I like!  I managed to use up all of my credit at the bookstore (the horror) so now I feel the need to really focus on those books off of my own shelves.  I can't wait to share with all of you the books I picked up but because there are so many I think I will do a separate post.  Let's move on to my reading update, shall we?  In the past two weeks I have finished the following books:

Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh - What a great beginning to this PNR series!!!  I've heard so many great things about this series and it was definitely worth the read!  I've already grabbed the second book from the library because I need some more books like this in my life.  Full review to come.

In Flames by Richard Hilary Weber - This was a unique reading experience and one that I read as part of a TLC book tour.  My full thoughts are here if you are interested. 

Cane and Abe by James Grippando - This was another read for a TLC book tour and my review will be posted in a week or so.  I really enjoyed this one, found the pacing to be quite intense, and didn't want to set this one down.  This is my first read by this author but won't be my last!

The Witches of Echo Park by Amber Benson - This is the beginning to a new urban fantasy series and one that I'm sure that I'm going to enjoy.  I really liked this one until the end when I realized that it was just building up to the next book.  I'm explain more of my thoughts in my review but overall I enjoyed it.

I'm now currently reading the following books:

Night is the Hunter is my current print read and also for a TLC book tour early next month.  I haven't even cracked it open yet as I just finished Benson's book yesterday evening.  If You've Got It, Haunt It is my current e-read but I actually haven't started reading it yet either.  Today for sure on both of these!

Incoming Additions:

These are all for my e-reader thanks to the publishers, NetGalley, and Edelweiss.  I'm in a mystery/thriller kind of mood so I'm super excited for each of them.  Now to just find the time to read them all....

Plans for today include laundry as always, blogging, and The Walking Dead tonight.  I'm definitely going to fit a workout in but other than that it is going to be a laid back kind of day.  I will be by commenting later on in the afternoon.  I hope everyone has a wonderful week filled with a good book or two!

Happy Sunday and Happy Reading!!


  1. I love books about serial killers, as well as psychological thrillers. Your new books look good!

    Enjoy...and what a great hubby to get you what you love.


  2. Extra reading time is nice! Glad you enjoyed Cane and Abe. I have it on audio and look forward to listening.

  3. You are doing great on your February reading! I can't wait to see your used bookstore haul post. I bet you have some great finds. Very curious to hear more about the books you have on your eReader. The covers alone make me interested! Happy Sunday!

  4. That does sound like a good weekend. Reading and coffees sound good. You have some fun looking books, and the blog tour one looks interesting. I like the Caribbean setting...

  5. What a sweet husband! Coffee mug, Starbucks, used bookstore, practically perfect. Good luck with getting back to your healthy quest. It is so hard, isn't it? Easy to stop, tough to start again. Why is that? LOL

    I'm looking forward to reading SILENT SCREAM as well. Am hearing good things about it. Have a good week!!

  6. Woohoo great reading so far this month! I'm loving the look of your new psychological thriller additions ... might have to add a couple of those myself :)

  7. What a good man for knowing how to treat his bookish wife. :D Hope you enjoy your books.

  8. Those books look great! I can't wait to hear what you'll think of them. Happy reading! :)

  9. I have been doing much reading lately, and hope to change my state of exercising once I'm feeling better. I l've my books, but I *so* need to get back in shape ~

  10. The Witches of Echo Park looks interesting, I have also seen this one on a few other blogs thae last few weeks. I'm intrigued about this one.

    Thank for stopping by my haul :)

  11. That is great that your husband knows you so well and got what you the perfect gifts. You have a lot of great new books and If You've Got It has a fun title. I hope you enjoy all your new books and have a great week!

  12. I feel like I have been reading like crazy too. :-) I've been slacking in the exercise department too. I could kick myself. Ugh.

    Sounds like you had a nice Valentine's Day. :-) Your husband knows you well!

    I'm drooling at all your new books. I'm trying so hard to stay away from Edelweiss and Netgalley. I must stay away. I must. I must. I must.

    I just read the first two books in Vonnie Davis' paranormal romance series. They were fun reads. I wish I didn't have to wait until the third book to come out this fall.

    Have a great week, Samantha!


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