Sunday, February 09, 2014

The Sunday Post #10 (2.9.14)

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.  

I'm so excited that the Olympics have started...I love watching them, especially the figure skating! I'm super excited that with Sochi being 9 hours ahead of us hear in NY and me working from home, I can watch all the skating events live!!! Of course, it's a little hard to do much too much while watching the figure skating, so while watching yesterday, I got my steps in - thanks to the Leslie Sansone Walking DVD's I've been doing due to the weather, I pretty much have the routines memorized!!!  What's your favorite Olympic event to watch?

Last week on the Blog:  

* Review: Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts
* Book Spotlight: The Wife, The Maid & The Mistress by Ariel Lawhon
* Review: The Trouble With Love by Beth Ciotta
* Guest Post: Beth Albright - Romance & Love: Belle Style
* Review: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
* Book Blog Walkers: February Weekly Check-in Feb 7, 2014
* Literary Giveaway Blog Hop

Books Read:
* Sleigh Bells in the Snow by Sarah Morgan (review book)
* The Wife, The Maid & The Mistress by Ariel Lawhon (review book)   
Currently Reading:
* Saved by the Belles by Beth Albright (mine, e- book)  
* The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (audio book) 
* All the Difference by Kaira Rouda (audio book)

Books Up Next:
* The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes (review book)
* The Boleyn Bride by Brandy Purdy (review book)  

Recent Giveaway Winners:  
* The Comfort of Lies by Randy Susan Meyers - Suko
* Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich - Marie

Current Giveaways:  
* Literary Giveaway Blog Hop...1 book up for grabs (US). Ends 2/12/14

Coming Up on the Blog:
* Cover Reveal: The Last Letter From Your Lover by Jojo Moyes
* Review: The Wife, The Maid & The Mistress by Ariel Lawhon
* Book Spotlight/Excerpt: Lovers at Heart by Melissa Foster
* Review: Sleigh Bells in the Snow by Sarah Morgan
* Review: The Last Letter From Your Lover by Joj Moyes (plus giveaway!!!)

Book Haul:   
For Review:  
* Cider Brook by Carla Neggers (courtesy of Publicist)
* Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen (courtesy of Publisher)
* The Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow (via Netgalley)
* Scandal on the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire (e-book)



  1. I'm glad you're getting to watch your favorite events live. I go through cycles with the Olympics. This year I really could care less unfortunately. :( I hope you enjoy them though! Happy reading!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    1. It just happens to work out that way - but I'm super psyched!!! And honestly, the skating is really the only event I really watch.

  2. I rarely watch the olympics but I have been watching some of the skiing and snowboarding events this year.

    1. The snowboarding events are crazy - especially the freestyle ones!!! I give those athletes a lot of credit!!!

  3. The ice skating and skiing are amazing! Enjoy your week ahead. I look forward to your review of The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress.

    1. Yes - I do love the ice skating. Sometimes I watch the skiing - not always, though.

      I really enjoyed The Wife, The Maid, & The Mistress - review should be up today or tomorrow!

  4. Your book haul looks interesting.

  5. I haven't been able to get into the Olympics much this year, but I'm more of a summer Oly fan. World Cup though - I can't wait! Have fun reading this week :-)

    1. I like more of the events in the Summer Olympics - really just watch the figure skating in the winter games. My husband is a HUGE soccer fan and I enjoy it, too, so we do watch all those games, too!!!

  6. Replies
    1. The Last Letter From Your Lover is actually a re-release with a new cover. She does have a new one coming out...just not sure when. It's called The One Plus One.

  7. Wow busy week. I loved Lost Lake and I've got Jojo Moyes' new one up this week. Winter Olympics is inspiring for getting those steps in ... yay you!

    1. I can't wait to start Lost Lake - love SAA!!! I just started the Jojo Moyes one and hope to get my hands on her new one as well - really enjoy her books!!!

  8. I love the ski jump - always used to watch it as a kid with my granddad and maybe because I'm neither sporty nor very brave :) Happy reading.

    1. I've watched that a few times - man are they brave for doing that!!!

  9. Great bunch of books you have to read, I hope you are enjoying them. I am not much of a Olympic watcher so I am using it as extra reading time while my shows are in reruns. :)

    1. Thanks! Yes - it's been nice having the shows in reruns - it does lead to more reading time!!!

  10. I have to confess that we just watched the opening ceremonies!

    I have The Wife, The Maid, and The Mistress coming up so I will be interested to see what you thought. Happy reading!

    1. Oh - I dvr'd that, so I've been watching bits and pieces here and there. Luckily that doesn't contain any spoilers for the rest of the games!!1

      I really enjoyed The Wife, The Maid, & The Mistress - review should be up today or tomorrow. Hope you enjoy it!


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