Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Sunday Post #12 (Blogging Break)

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Last week I decided to take a week long blogging break thanks to having little desire to write up reviews and no blog tours scheduled.  It was exactly what I needed and allowed for me to read to my heart's content.  I've been reading like a fiend in March and wouldn't be surprised if I manage to finish one more before the end of the month.  Now to write up all of the reviews.....I need to get busy!  Taking a week off here and there also just really allows for me to take the pressure out of blogging.  Responding to comments, writing the reviews, scheduling the posts will all be there when I come back.  But at least I come back feeling refreshed and ready to tackle it all!  As this is going to be a very busy week in my household due to sports practices beginning, I might not be around much this week either.  Just depends on how many posts I can get scheduled today around my piles of laundry.  Ha!

I've been reading, reading, reading though so here are the books that I have finished since my last reading update:

The Kill Shot by Nichole Christoff - 2nd in this mystery series and one that I read for a TLC book tour.  My thoughts on this one will be posted later this week.  Sneak peak:  I enjoyed this one just as much as the first book!

Silent Scream by Angela Marsons - Oh my goodness but I loved this book!  Completely intense and heart pounding, I would guess that this book is easily going to end up on my top ten reads list for 2015.  I really, really hope that I am able to get my hands on the second book soon because I want!!!!

Scene of the Climb by Kate E. Dyer-Seeley - First in a cozy mystery series and a book that I instantly adored.  This one had me laughing out loud as the main character put herself into some interesting predicaments.  Fun read and my thoughts will be posted on it soon!

Slayed on the Slopes by Kate E. Dyer-Seeley - I read these two books back to back and it was so worth it!!  I hardly ever do that nowadays but I am really glad I did as I just can't seem to get enough of this series.  I read this one as part of a blog tour and I really, really wish that the 3rd book was in my hands already.

I'm now currently reading the following books:

I'm already halfway thru Sealed With a Curse which I am having a hard time setting down.  This is my current print read.  I haven't yet begun Her Perfect Mate but it will be my kindle read as soon as I start it.  Also on my nightstand I have just begun Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, Sea World, and the Truth Beyond Blackfish.  I have been wanting to read this one every since I heard about it and it finally came in for me at the library.  Blackfish was such a disturbing documentary that really stuck with me so I am eager to learn more!  I will be reading this one slowly before I go to bed each night.

I'm going to skip the new additions section this week as I need to get moving on laundry.  Plans for today are simple: laundry, laundry, and more laundry.  I have no idea how I managed to get so far behind but I need to remedy that today.  Also preparing myself emotionally for tonight's season finale episode of The Walking Dead.  It is going to be intense and I am VERY NERVOUS for some of my favorite characters!!!  AACK!  I'll be by later today to visit with all of you and see what you are up to on this rainy Sunday.

Have a great week and happy reading!!


  1. Happy reading, and enjoy your blogging break, Sam!

  2. Good for you for taking a break and wow, you did read a lot. Isn't that fun? OK, I've got SILENT SCREAM and have heard good things. Guess I need to pick it up soon and see what all the 'goodness' is about. And isn't there a second book coming out in a couple of months? Lovely. Good luck with the laundry and have a good week!

  3. So glad to hear you enjoyed blogging break! Doesn't that Silent Scream cover give you S.J. Bolton books vibe? Can't wait to hear about that one! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  4. Sometimes a blogging break is something we all need. Your books look great. I'm anxiously awaiting the season finale of The Walking Dead too!

    Have a great week!

  5. We definitely need those blogging breaks once in a while. I'm glad to hear you've been reading lots of books. And Silent Scream looks good; the cover definitely has caught my attention!

    Hope you have a great week!

  6. I am thinking I will take a blog break the end of the month or maybe in May sometime. I'm about due. March hasn't been a good reading month for me. Too much else going on, I think. Hopefully April will be more normal. I am glad you had a good month though! Have a great week, Samantha!

  7. A week long blog break sounds nice to recoup from a review slump and get some books to read. :D I don't know why I am dragging my feet at finally picking up a weird girls novel, because everybody is raving about them!


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