Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Sunday Post #40 (9.14.14)

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'm also going to link this up with Sheila's It's Monday post over at Book Journey

This past week was so busy at work that I didn't have a lot of quality reading time. On top of that, the book I'm reading is quite the chunkster, so even though I was able to read a little bit here and there, I'm still not done. The book is great, but it's just taking a bit longer to read than I would like! And this week isn't looking much better...

On the positive side, I do get to spend the day in NYC one day this week. I have a training workshop I need to go to on Wednesday and it just so happens that my brother, who lives in London, will be in NYC this week, so we're going to meet up for dinner! And I just might be able to sneak in a quick visit to my favorite tea shop to stock up on the loose teas I love.

Have a great week everyone!!! 

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Last week on the Blog:            

* Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Accidents of Marriage by Randy Susan Meyers
* Review: Fall of Giants by Ken Follett
* Review: The Other Girl by Pam Jenoff
* Book Blog Walkers: Weekly Check-in September 13

Books Read:        

* none :-(

 Currently Reading:              
* Winter of the World by Ken Follett (mine)               
* Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little (review audio book)

Books Up Next:                  

* The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell (review book/audio book)
* Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett (mine)     
      

Current Giveaways:            
* Accidents of Marriage by Randy Susan Meyers...Ends 9.15.14


  Coming Up on the Blog:
* Review: Fatal Voyage by Kathy Reichs

* Review:Winter of the World by Ken Follett
* Review: The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
* Review: Barefoot in the Rain by Roxanne St. Claire
  

 
Book Haul:     
For Review:
* Crazy Love You by Lisa Unger (courtesy of Author)


26 comments:

  1. I've heard a lot of good things about The Cuckoo's Calling. I hope you enjoyed it. Check out my Weekly Wrap-Up

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    1. I did...and can't wait to get to the next one! I did the audio which was fantastic!

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  2. Ooh, a new Lisa Unger book! Going to check it out...and I am eager to start reading Accidents of Marriage. I am also hoping to read Dear Daughter soon..it's waiting on Sparky.

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

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    1. The Lisa Unger book comes out in Feb & it looks so good! Did you read her last book - In the Blood? That one was excellent! Accidents of Marriage was great...I will look forward to hearing your thoughts of it! Dear Daughter is interesting...am curious to see how it all plays out!

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  3. That is awesome you will get to meet up with your brother, and I hope you find a little more reading time this week.

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    1. Yes, I'm looking forward to it! And yes, I hope I get more reading time in this week, too! I hate when I don't get in much reading time during the week :-(

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  4. that's good you get to see your brother on your trip to London. Have a good week!

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    1. I'll actually be in NYC and he'll be visiting from London. But, it will be good to see him!

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  5. I get so frustrated with chunksters right now just because I get so impatient. I'm taking a bit of a break from them. How great that you get to spend a day in New York and even better that your brother will be there! You've got some great reviews coming up. I still haven't read The Cuckoo's Calling so I need a shove in that direction. I'm curious about Kathy Reichs. I've had mixed results with her books so I'm a bit gun shy without a review. Have a fantastic week!

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    1. It didn't help that I basically went from one chunkster to another and then will be going to yet another - I am really loving this Century trilogy by Ken Follett, but each book is 900+ pages...so it takes a while to get thru each!

      I enjoyed The Cuckoo's Calling. I did the audio and am thinking that's how I'll do that series. I've been enjoying the Kathy Reichs books - I'm reading her Tempe Brennan series (what the tv show Bones is based on). It's another series that I'm doing via audio and I'm enjoying it, but I am pretty far behind (I'm on book #4). I did get the latest book, Bones Never Lie (book #17), at BEA this year, so I might have to jump ahead to read that - it comes out next week!

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  6. Enjoy spendin time with your brother and have a great week ;)

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    1. Thanks...him living in London makes it hard to get together often.

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  7. Have a great time with your brother! I really need to finish Winter of the World.

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    1. Thanks! I have about 150 pages left. It's really good and I can't wait to start Edge of Eternity...but these chunksters are killing me!!! After I finish reading these 2, I'll picking some really short books to read :-)

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  8. Enjoy the family time. Waiting to read your views on the Follett book. Hope you get some reading time this week.

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    1. Thanks. I'm almost done with the 2nd book and should have the review up midweek. Have you read any of his books?

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  9. Sometimes I look at chunksters and think - not yet. I take it, it is Ken Follet, have never read a book by him. Great to meet up with your brother, that works in well.

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    1. That's what got me in the predicament in the first place with these books. I've had books 1 & 2 of Ken Follett's Century Trilogy (Fall of Giants and Winter of the World) sitting on my shelf for a while and have been meaning to read them - but their sheer size has put me off. Then I got an advanced copy of book 3 (Edge of Eternity), which comes out this week, so in order to be able to read and review that book in a timely manner, I needed to get to the other books. And I really felt this was a series you needed to read in order. Luckily the books are great and I am really enjoying them, but as soon as I am done with that third book, I am definitely picking some really short books to read!!!

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  10. I need to get started on Winter of the World soon... especially now that the last book is here. Have a great time with your brother!

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    1. It's good. I have about 150 pages left and can't wait to start book 3!

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  11. Keen to hear what you think of the latest Kathy Reichs book! Some of hers have disappointed me a bit lately!

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    1. I'm only on book 4 of the Kathy Reichs series. I do have her latest, Bones Never Lie, and am thinking I might have to skip ahead to read that. So far, the books I've read I've enjoyed. Have you read all the books in the series?

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  12. I loved Accidents of Marriage, just got to get my review done. The last chunkster I read was Diana Gabaldon's An Echo in the Bone, it slowed my reading down to a snail's pace ... can't afford too many of them lol. I do love Ken Follett though. Have fun in NYC ... I love tea shops, one of my faves here is T2. They have a yummy chai tea and lots of delicious ice teas. Have a great week and happy reading :)

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    1. Accidents of Marriage was great and I'll be sure to check out your review. Yes, chunksters definitely take a hit on your reading pace, and it isn't helping that I'm basically reading 3 back-to-back. Oh well! At least they are all really good!!!

      This tea shop I go to sell all types of loose tea - I go there every few months to stock up! My favorite is their special mix - which is a blend of black, green and oolong teas. It's so good!

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  13. I used to live in NYC before I had children. Here is my Monday Now I live in a rural area, where there is little to no good places to eat. LOL

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  14. I've been wanting to read 'The House We Grew up in.'

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