Sunday, July 06, 2014

The Sunday Post #30 (7.6.14)

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.  

And, we're back from vacation...Mexico was fabulous!!! We usually go to Aruba each year, but my cousin was getting married in Playa del Carmen, so we decided to go and make that our vacation for the year. It was so much fun being away but still hanging out with family. Two of my brothers were there with their wives and one had their 1 year-old daughter with them. My dad also went and I got to see some cousins that I hadn't seen in almost 10 years. While I didn't get as much reading done as I would have liked, I enjoyed hanging out with my family - swimming with my niece, hanging in the pool with my sisters-in-law and brothers, and my cousins.

My view for the week

Of course, coming back home wasn't easy but I still had a few more days off before heading back to work.

Have a great week everyone!!! 

Last 2 weeks on the Blog:           
* Review: The House on Mermaid Point by Wendy Wax
* Author Q&A: Wendy Wax
* Blog Tour: Book Spotlight & Guest Post: Magic in Dixie by Beth Albright

* Book Blog Walkers: Weekly Check-in Jun 27
* Month in Review: June 2014

* Review & Giveaway: One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
* Book Blog Walkers: Weekly Check-in Jul 4

Books Read (last 2 weeks):      
* Top Secret Twenty-one by Janet Evanovich (audiobook)
* One Plus One by Jojo Moyes (review book)  
* Barefoot in the Rain by Roxanne St. Claire (mine)
* The Perfect Score by Beth Albright (e-book)
* The Promise by Robyn Carr (review e-book)  
* Eyes on You by Kate White (review book)
* Until We Touch by Susan Mallery (review e-book)                     
Currently Reading:            

* The Tea Shop on Lavender Lane by Sheila Roberts (review e-book)          
* That Night by Chevy Stevens (audio book/review book)

Books Up Next:          
* Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf (review e-book)  
* The Queen's Exile by Barbara Kyle (review book)  
* Suddenly Last Summer by Sarah Morgan (review e-book)  

Recent Giveaway Winners:         
* June Monthly Giveaway:
             * The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd - Josie
             * I've Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark - Emma


Current Giveaways:         
*One Plus One by Jojo Moyes...Ends 7/11/14 

Coming Up on the Blog:
* Review: Eyes on You by Kate White 

* Review & Author Q&A: Until We Touch by Susan Mallery
* Review: Before We Kiss by Susan Mallery
* Review: Little Lies by Heather Gudenkauf

Book Haul:      
For Review:    
* The Homecoming by Robyn Carr (Netgalley)
* Perfect Together by Carly Phillips (audio book via Recorded Books)
* Sisters of Treason by Elizabeth Fremantle (courtesy of publisher)

* Top Secret Twenty-one by Janet Evanovich (audio via Audible)
* That Night by Chevy Stevens (audio via Audible)
* Magic in Dixie by Beth Albright (e-book)
* Invisible by James Patterson
* In the Mood for Love by Beth Ciotta (e-book)



  1. Sounds like you had a fantastic vacation! We're reading some of the same books (I'm enjoying them - what a great year for books). Hope you're adjusting well to after-vacation life. Have a good week!

    1. It was Mary!!! Yes, I did see that we've been reading similar books lately...great minds!!!

  2. Just entered your giveaway contest for One Plus One! I enjoyed That Night. I hope you do too. Have a great week.

    1. Good Luck in the contest Pat - it's really a great book! I'm almost done with That Night...I can't wait to see how it all plays out!

  3. Ahhh i'm super jealous of what awesome view you had! Completely jealous!

    1. It was so nice...I definitely didn't want to come home, that's for sure!

  4. Sounds like a great vacation! I'm very curious about the Kate White book and the Susan Mallery as well. I've read a few Mallery books and have had mixed luck with her. Have a great week!

    1. It really was, Katherine. I liked the Kate White book, but like her Bailey Weggins books better - this was a stand-alone. I've enjoyed all the Susan Mallery books I've read...I find them easy, quick romantic reads. Which ones have you read?

  5. Gorgeous view! Glad you had a great vacation with the family. Enjoyed the Susan Mallery book. Have a great week.

    1. Thanks was really hard to leave that! I don't know how Susan Mallery keeps coming up with fun, fresh stories in her Fool's Gold series...they just keep getting better and better!

  6. Oh Mexico sounds like a perfect holiday. So pleased it went well for you. Lots of great books as usual. I must try a Beth Ciotta and a Beth Albright book to see if I like them.

    1. It really was, Kathryn - a bit hot, but lots of fun with all my family there. I enjoy both Beth Ciotta and Beth Albright. Both have some good series out.

  7. Fabulous view and it must have been nice catching up.

    1. It was so delightful waking up each morning and looking out at that, Mystica...I definitely didn't want to leave that!

  8. Wow, nice haul of books--I'm grabbing my pen and jotting down some of the names I want to check out further, so thanks for that.
    Glad you enjoyed your vacation. The photo looks wonderful!

  9. Yay for vacations and views like that one. The weekend drove me batty with things to do and little reading time. Back in the groove today!
    Have a great week and stop by to see what I read.


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