Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Sunday Post #11 (Reading Progress)

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Another good week of reading this past week which left me very happy with my reading progress.  I'm trying to appreciate my reading time as much as possible as the upcoming spring sports seasons will be beginning very soon and the chaos will begin.  All three of the kiddos are playing a form of baseball/softball this year.  One in t-ball, one in coach pitch, and one in regular baseball.  Then my youngest two also have soccer seasons to finish out.  What in the hell was I thinking?  This is going to be madness! I have no idea how it is all going to work out but it will be busy.  I do know that it is going to effect my reading time which is why I don't feel guilty reading to my heart's desire now.  Or at least as much as I can fit in amongst everything else that goes into my daily routine.  Anyways, I guess I will worry about it when it happens.  Here are the books that I finished last week:

Clean by Alex Hughes - This was a really great read and left me eager for more!  Great world building and fast paced....I flew through the pages of this one.  I'm really looking forward to reading more in this series.  Review to come.

Dark Alchemy by Laura Bickle - I finished this one as part of a Bewitched Blog Tour.  I will be posting my thoughts on this one later this week but here is a quick spoiler on my thoughts:  I loved it!

I've now moved on to reading the following two books:

The Unraveling of Mercy Louis is my current print read of which I haven't even cracked open.  Hopefully later today I can actually begin reading it.  The Kill Shot is my new kindle read and I also haven't even started it yet.  Two fresh new reads for the new week!  The Kill Shot is the second book in a mystery series, and since I really enjoyed The Kill List (book 1) I have high hopes for this one.

New Additions:

I don't want to talk about it.  I may or may not have picked up a ton of books yesterday at my local thrift stores.  In my defense they were half off an already ridiculously low price.  But really, I just said that I wasn't buying any more books.  What was I thinking?  Pictures to come but here are the books that I got from NetGalley and Edelweiss this week:

I'm not even going to mention the fact that I was supposed to stay away from NetGalley.  Oh well.  Plans for today include taking the kiddos on a bike ride, lots of laundry, and working on scheduling some blog posts.  I will also be catching up on my blog reading later today so I will be by visiting then.  I hope that everyone has had a great weekend.

Happy Sunday and Happy Reading!


  1. Nice looking haul! I'm going to have to check out The Astrologer's Daughter. Enjoy! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

    Jen @ EbonyInkReviews

  2. YOU CAN TRUST ME looks good. I was going to stay away from our Half Price Books too, but then they sent me these coupons, which means you have to use them, right???

  3. Enjoy your new goodies, Sam! Have a relaxing Sunday.

  4. Have fun with all that sports You new books look really good and I am glad to hear that you like Dark Alchemy as I have it to review. :)

  5. Enjoy your books! They all sound good!! I'm trying to stay away from NetGalley, at least for now. Too many books on the list. Hope you've a great week ahead!

  6. Enjoy your new books! I'm in the same boat with NetGalley - trying to stay away, but not entirely succeeding. Oh, well! Re your reading time once sports start: could you listen to audiobooks while the kiddos are practicing?

  7. I always read so much in the winter because there is nothing else to do...

  8. Some days I am glad I only have one little person's schedule to worry about besides my own. ;-) In the end you just do what you have to do, right? I hope it's a good season for all your kiddos.

    I feel like my reading has slowed way down. I know I have the excuse of entertaining company and my daughter's birthday, but it still feels like I have barely had a chance to read much of anything so far this month. I think I've finished one book total so far. Oh, and one novella.

    I hope you have a great week, Samantha!

  9. Fwoo! Good luck with transporting all the kids to their sports, and I hope all their teams win everything! (unless that means you have to go to a championship series or whatever) Sounds like a rough schedule for y'all.

    Is Manda Collins any good? I haven't read anything by her so far, but I keep seeing her name pop up.


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