Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Sunday Post #20 (4.20.14)

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.  


For those that celebrate, Happy Easter!!! My hubby and I are having a quiet weekend. He's busy getting his new boat, a mini transat, ready to put in the water - the long winter has delayed everything. That's actually fine with me, as I could really use the quiet weekend. Between being away last week at my dad's and then heading out of town again next weekend for my brother's wedding, I'm using this quiet weekend to catch up on everything from cleaning my house to blog stuff!!!

Have a great week everyone!!!

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Last week on the Blog:  

* Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: The Last Original Wife by Dorothea Benton Frank
* Review: Queen Elizabeth I: A Very Brief History by Mark Black
* Review: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
* Book Blog Walkers: Weekly Check-in Apr 11, 2014
* Short & Sweet Review: Deadly Patterns by Melissa Bourbon

Books Read:
* Just One Kiss by Susan Mallery (library book)
* Deadly Patterns by Melissa Bourbon (library book)
* Another Piece of My Heart by Jane Green (library audio book)
* The Wishing Thread by Melissa Bourbon (audio book)
* When The Cypress Whispers by Yvette Manessis Corporon (review book)
   
Currently Reading:
* A Custom-Fit Crime by Melissa Bourbon (mine) 
* The Bookstore by Deborah Meyler (audio book)

Books Up Next:
* A Killing Notion by Melissa Bourbon (review e-book)
* I've Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark (audio review book)
* Blossom Street Brides by Debbie Macomber (library book)

Recent Giveaway Winners:  
* The Idea of Him by Holly Peterson (plus Andrea Schroder candle)...Melanie Backus
* Dash of Peril by Lori Foster...Lindab

Current Giveaways:  
* The Last Original Wife by Dorothea Benton Frank...1 copy. Ends 4.21.14

Coming Up on the Blog:
* Review: When the Cypress Whispers by Yvette Manessis Corporon (with giveaway!!!)
* Review: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
* Review: The Wishing Thread by Lisa Van Allen
* Review: A Killing Notion by Melissa Bourbon

 

Book Haul:  
For Review:  
* When We Met by Susan Mallery (Netgalley)
* The Marriage Pact by Linda Lael Miller (Netgalley)
* The Shadow Year by Hannah Richell (courtesy of publisher)
* I've Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark (courtesy of publisher)
* Silver Bay by Jojo Moyes (Netgalley)
 Purchased:  
* The Bookstore by Deborah Meyler (audio book via Audible credit)
* A Custom-Fit Crime by Melissa Bourbon
* The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
* A Woman of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford (a signed copy!!!)

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15 comments

  1. Have a quiet, nice and happy reading week ;)

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  2. Hope you enjoy your quiet day. You got some really great books.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

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  3. I enjoyed The Last Original Wife...and just finished reading The Bookstore.

    Enjoy your week...and here's MY WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES

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  4. Great haul! It's been a long time since I last read a book by Mary Higgins Clark. There are some familiar author names and I'd love to read their books. Happy Easter and have a great week!

    Michelle

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  5. Quiet weekends are good. I must go check out your review of Zevin's book. When I saw that you bought A Woman of Substance it brought back memories of when I read it years ago. I thought it was such a great read.

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  6. Will be interested to read what you have to say about The Bookstore, I thought Laurel-Rain did a very good review of it on Goodreads.

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  7. Happy Easter to you Kristin. We too are having a very quiet one - just what's needed. Nice book haul :)
    Have a great week and Happy Reading.
    My Sunday Post is here

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  8. Looks like you had a good week. I really like the quiet ones. Come see what I read last week. Happy reading!

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  9. Looks like you've got your reading planned out! 'The Book Thief' is a good one, although I wasn't as excited by it as most! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great week!
    My Monday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  10. I loved The Storied Life of AJ Fikry and I need to write my review soon. I have The Marriage Pact for review too. I haven't read anything else by Linda Lael Miller but since this is the first in a new series I won't feel confused!

    Have a great week!

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  11. Eek another Jojo Moyes, how did I miss that lol, off to NetGalley next! Enjoy your catch up weekend, I've got a pile of reviews to catch up on. Have a good week and happy reading :)

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  12. I hope you enjoy The Shadow Year, Hannah Richelle is an Aussie, like me!

    Have a great reading week!
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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  13. I watched the movie Book Thief and now I am encouraged even more to read it, lovely. Enjoy all your books.

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  14. Wow on the number of books you read last week. I can barely get one done. :)

    The Last Original Wife was good. Good luck to anyone who enters the contest.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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