Sunday, January 05, 2014

The Sunday Post #6 (1.5.14)

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.   
I've decided to try a new weekly meme - a place where I can do both a weekly wrap up and share what books I get all in one post, so I'm going to give The Sunday Post a try, and also link up with Sheila's It's Monday Post over at Book Journey
What a week - between hosting my family on Sunday (23 people in all!) and then New Years in the middle of the week and then the snow storm/super cold temps on Friday, I've been so confused as to what day it is. I can't wait for a regular week with everything back to normal and everyone back to their regular schedule! Plus, I desperately need to get myself back to the gym - the 1/2 marathon I doing (walking not running) is slowing approaching and my training needs to get back on track!

This week is Bout of Books 9.0 and I can not wait! I need a good week of reading to feel like I am ahead with all the review books that are suddenly piled up again. So much for this year being the year I read my own books! I guess I am just going to need to balance between the two - maybe for every review book or two I read, make sure I read one of my own. Are you doing Bout of Books?

Last week on the Blog:    
* Review: Touch & Go by Lisa Gardner    
* Review: Big Sky Secrets by Linda Lael Miller
* Month in Review: December 2013
* The First Book of the Year
* Year in Review: 2013
* 2014 Goals for Reading/Blogging/Life in General
* Book Spotlight/Press Release: While We Were Watching Downton Abbey by Wendy Wax
* Guest Post: Wendy Wax (Plus Giveaway!!!)
* Book Blog Walkers: January Weekly Check-in, Jan 3
* Review: While We Were Watching Downton Abbey by Wendy Wax    

Books Read:    
* Big Sky Secrets by Linda Lael Miller (e-book)
* Eggs in a Casket by Laura Childs (review book)  
* Halfway There by Susan Mallery (e-book)

Currently Reading:      
* The Splendour Falls by Susanna Kearsley (review e-book)
* Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner (review book)  
* Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts (audio book)    
* The Lake House by Marci Nault (mine)
Books Up Next:      
* In the Blood by Lisa Unger (review e-book)     
* Mrs. Lincoln's Rival by Jennifer Chiaverini (review book)
* Love Water Memory by Jennie Shortridge (review book)

Current Giveaways:      
* While We Were Watching Downton Abbey by Wendy Wax...3 copies (US/CAN). Ends 1/10/14
Coming Up on the Blog:    
* Bout of Books 9.0 - My Goals & Updates  
* Review: Eggs in a Casket by Laura Childs (with giveaway!!!)  
* Review: The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen 
* Author Meet & Greet: Sue Monk Kidd

Book Haul:     
For Review:    
* Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich (courtsey of publisher)    
* Four Friends by Susan Mallery (e-book ARC via Netgalley)   
* Mariana by Susanna Kearsley (e-book)
* The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck (e-book)
* Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens (audio using Audible credit)



  1. A busy week ahead for you. Nce haul too.

  2. Wow, you've had a busy week. I can certainly relate to not knowing what day of the week it is. I long to get back to a regular schedule too. My kids are starting school on Monday. I'll be curious to see what you think of The Spendour Falls.

    1. So far I'm enjoying The Splendour Falls. Did you read it?

  3. Good luck with the Bout of Books 0.9.
    Keep warm and Happy New Year

    Lauren @The Hottie Harem

  4. Busy! I feel like such a slug. :D Nice book haul!

    1. Thanks! I'm very excited for my new books - just wish I could get to them soon!

  5. It will be nice for everything to get back to normal after the holidays. Really liked your Wendy Wax guest post- as a big fan of the Abbey that was a fun read. Have a great week.

    1. Yes - the post was quite fun, wasn't it? Do you watch DA?

    2. I do , actually. Been watching since season 2 and really liking it. I posted some thoughts on last night's episode, come on by if you get a chance.

  6. While We Were Watching Downton Abbey looks great... I mean that show is about to start any minute... I can't wait to watch it!!!


    Sunday Post

    1. Yes, it's a fun book...make sure to enter the giveaway! I can't wait to watch the show!

  7. I'm excited for Bout of Books too, especially since we are closed tomorrow for bad weather.

    Books We Read

    1. Yes, I'm hoping Bout of Books helps me get lots of reading in...a big boost for the new year!

  8. I'm always in awe of how much reading you get done in a week!!

    2014 is off to a great start! :) Happy Reading This Week!! The Brunette Librarian's Blog

  9. Wow you had a huge week!! I'm looking forward to reading The Splendour Falls, love Susanna Kearsley's writing. Whiskey Beach is also on my TBR pile. Good on you getting back on track for your 1/2 marathon, i'll be cheering on your efforts. Have a great week and enjoy Bout of Books :)


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