Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Sunday Post #8 (1.19.14)

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.  

Well, the week certainly didn't go as planned - I ended up sick...ughh!This of course wreaked havoc with my training schedule for the marathon, but I was smart and just took the whole week off, even though it killed me to do so. My thinking was that I would rather take the week off and completely get rid of whatever I had than have it linger on and on.

 Good thing is I am feeling much better - which is just in time as my sister had her third baby last night - a week early! Miss Mia was supposed to make her debut on Friday, but was obviously eager to enter the world a bit early. Glad I'm feeling better so that I can go get some newborn snuggles today!!!

Last week on the Blog:  

* Bout of Books 9.0 Wrap-Up 
* Review & Giveaway: Love Water Memory by Jennie Shortridge
* Review: In the Blood by Lisa Unger
* Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Destined for Love by Melissa Foster
* Review: Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner
* Book Blog Walkers: January Weekly Check-in Jan 17th

Books Read:
* Destined for Love by Melissa Foster (review e-book)
* The Splendour Falls by Susanna Kearsley (review e-book) 
* Friendship on Fire by Melissa Foster (review e-book) 

  Currently Reading:
* Trouble With Love by Beth Ciotta (mine)
* Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens (audio book)

Books Up Next:
* Mrs. Lincoln's Rival by Jennifer Chiaverini (review book)  
* Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich (review book)

Recent Giveaway Winners:  
* Eggs in a Casket by Laura Childs - This Chick Reads & Maryline VP

Current Giveaways:  
* Love Water Memory by Jennie Shortridge...1 copy (US). Ends 1/20/14

Coming Up on the Blog:
* Review: The Splendour Falls by Susanna Kearsley
* Review: Friendship on Fire by Melissa Foster
* Review: The Life List by Lori Nelson Spielman
* Review: Halfway There by Susan Mallery 

 Book Haul:   
For Review:  
* Bellagrand by Paullina Simons (courtesy of Publisher)
* The Idea of Him by Holly Peterson (courtesy of Publisher)
* Up at Butternut Lake by Mary McNear (courtesy of Publisher)
* The Golden Apple by Faerl Marie (courtesy of author)
* Friendship on Fire by Melissa Foster (courtesy of publicist)
* Sea of Love by Melissa Foster (courtesy of publicist)
* Bursting With Love by Melissa Foster (courtesy of publicist)
* Hearts at Play by Melissa Foster (courtesy of publicist) 
* Steeped in Evil by Laura Childs (courtesy of author)
* First Love by James Patterson
* Overseas by Beatriz Williams
* The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons
* Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel



  1. Sorry to hear that you weren't feeling well. I am glad you are feeling better now and will be able to meet the new member of your family! I hope you get caught up on training too.

    I haven't read The Splendour Falls yet. I own a copy so I'm sure I will get to it sometime this year. I love Susanna Kearsley's books!

  2. You did the right thing taking the week off and resting. It's what the body needs when it gets sick, but you still got a lot done, nevertheless. Congratulations on the birth of your niece! Such a joyous event.

    Looking forward to your review of The Splendour Falls.

  3. Glad you are feeling better and congrats on the new niece!

  4. Hello from a new bog blogger here. My family would giggle - I am also always with a book :) . Congratulations on your niece.

  5. Congratulations on your new niece! I'm sorry you were sick, but it sounds like you did just the right thing. I hope your training goes well.

    I look forward to seeing your review of The Splendour Falls. I just went to an author event where Susanna Kearsley was speaking, and got my brand-new copy signed by her.

    Enjoy your new books - sounds like you've got some great ones in there!

  6. Sorry you were sick, I was as well! Congratulations on the newest member of your family. I've got First Love coming too. Have a great week.

  7. That is some book haul! I was looking at Bellagrand on shelf shop (pub Dec 13 in Australia) and was thinking about buying. Still thinking.
    Enjoy the new baby cuddles.

  8. You did the right thing. Rest is what a body needs when it's sick. And congrats on the new niece! Yay! Have a great week! :)

  9. Glad you are feeling better. Congratulations on the birth of your niece. Enjoy! I will look forward to your review of When Spledour Falls. I am a fan of Kearsley.

  10. The Lisa Unger and Chevy Stevens are on my TBR list. Great book haul.

  11. Glad you're feeling better, just in time for the arrival of your little niece, how exciting!! Mia is such a lovely name. Enjoy all those new reads :)


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