Sunday, May 13, 2018

The Sunday Post #48 (Lazy Sunday Edition)

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Good morning everyone!  Happy Mother's Day to all of you who celebrate, and for those of you that find this to be a difficult day know that I'm thinking of you.  We unexpectedly had a free weekend thanks to rainy weather.  My daughter's softball tournament (it was a one day tourney) cancelled so I managed to get some serious house cleaning done yesterday.  It means that today all I really have to do is relax and work on my laundry piles which is perfect!  It also means I can squeeze in a reading update this morning which I haven't had time to do in a few weeks.  It has been awhile since my last Sunday post!

I've read six books since my last reading update.  As my last update was mid April I would say that my reading is going along okay.  I've slowed down a bit but that was to be expected as we either have practice or games every night of the week (and on weekends).  I always take my book with me but it definitely has cut into my reading time.  I'm okay with it because I love watching my kids play the sports that they love.  My oldest got his permit so I've also been working slowly on driving with him.  It's nerve wracking for me though so we haven't been doing a ton of driving yet.  Ha!  Other than that not much else new to report on.  I was having a hard time settling on my next read again (so many choices) so I picked 6 print books and 6 e-books to read.  I'm planning on reading from this list exclusively in the hopes of giving myself choices while also helping out my decision making process when it comes to that next read.  Because ALL of the books just sound so good!  I've already finished my first e-book off of the list and am working on my first print book now.  Good stuff!  Here are the books I finished since my last reading update:

The Deeds of the Disturber by Elizabeth Peters - It has been entirely too long since I last read a book in this series!  I adored my time with this one and found myself unable to stop reading.  I laugh out loud at these books and just cannot recommend this series enough.  I missed that they weren't actually on a dig this time around but it was also a fun change of pace.  I pulled this one off of my own shelves and it was the perfect choice!

Dressed For Death in Burgundy by Susan C. Shea - I actually shared my thoughts on this one last week so check out my review for it!  This was such a fun follow-up to the first book in this cozy series and left me excited for more.  I love how the author is able to make me feel like I'm actually in France while reading this series.  It's such a great reading experience!

The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda - This was a page turning read!  I found myself fully immersed within the pages although there was something about the book that I didn't quite connect to all of the way. I can't put my finger on it.  I really enjoyed it but that something dropped it from what could have been a five star read to a four instead.  Review to come!

A Murder of Magpies by Judith Flanders - I have a NetGalley copy for the 4th book in this cozy mystery series but decided to start with the first book instead.  This was a fun cozy mystery featuring the book publishing world itself which I truly enjoyed.  I'm really excited to now move on to the 2nd book (hopefully in the very near future).  I'll be sharing my thoughts on this one soon as well.

Dead Girl Running by Christina Dodd - I just wrote up my thoughts on this one and my review will be posted later this week.  I enjoyed this book and am excited that it is the beginning to a new series? Trilogy?  Not exactly sure but I do know that there are more books to come which I'm really excited about.  This is my first book by Dodd but it certainly won't be my last.

The Body Counter by Anne Frasier - I've been waiting for this book EVERY since I finished the first book over a year ago.  I finished that one just hoping that it was going to be the beginning to a mystery series and was thrilled when I saw that was actually happening.  This book was just as good as the The Body Reader and left me wanting more.  I will be reading everything/anything this author writes after loving these two books so much.  Review to come closer to June and this book's release date.

I'm now currently reading the following:

I've just barely started this one but I'm so excited as I really enjoyed the first book in this series Unsub.  I decided not to wait too long with moving on to this second book after seeing that there is a third book coming.  I'm going to work on not "saving" those next books so often and instead keep current with the series/authors that I love.  That's the plan at least!

Plans for today are enjoying this quiet, low-key Sunday.  My husband is cooking me a really good dinner this evening.  I'm hoping to work on some more reviews to get ahead a little bit because obviously time is a bit of a shortage.  I plan on visiting all of you hopefully later this evening because commenting is something that has also been set to the side due to this crazy schedule of mine.  I'm off to go soak in the tub with my book but before I do that I just want to say THANK YOU!  Thank you to all of you who still stop by and comment even when my responses/commenting back are not up to par.  Just know that I am making the time to read all of your blogs even when I don't find the time to comment back as regularly.

Happy Sunday and Happy Reading!


  1. So nice to see a Sunday post here! And Happy Mother's Day to you! You're at such a busy yet fun time of life. Those sports days - I remember them well. Ha! Like the idea of picking 6 in print and 6 e-books. And I love the Elizabeth Peters series too. I remember the one you shared. Others on your list are on mine too, but I've not read any of them yet. Hope you enjoy your day and week!

  2. I've enjoyed several Meg Gardiner books so I'll be curious to read your review of this one! Glad you are having a relaxing day and after all you've been busy with I would say it's well-deserved! Have a great week ahead!

  3. Sounds like a crazy week but it's so nice to have an unexpected free weekend! Kids sports definitely interfere with reading. I really need to go back and reread that Elizabeth Peters series. I loved it the first time around. Have a great week!

  4. I am glad you had a day to catch up on the home front. I could use one of those days! I was looking forward to having tomorrow for some of it, but now I'm having to work. Oh well. Who needs clean laundry and a clean house, right? LOL

    Good luck to your son on the driving front. I don't even want to think about my daughter driving. Haha.

    Sounds like you've been reading some good ones. I really want to try A Murder of Magpies.

    I hope you are having a great week, Samantha.


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