Sunday, June 08, 2014

The Sunday Post #27 (6.8.14)

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.  

Whew...what a week! I had taken Monday off to catch up on things around the house after being gone most of the previous week at BEA. All was good until I took the puppy out in the late afternoon and she pulled me so hard, I ended up falling - landing on my tailbone. Needless to say, that derailed all plans for the rest of the day and week. No exercise as it hurt to walk and when I wasn't at work, I was home icing it. It seems better, but I will probably still take it easy this week. I'm going to Mexico in two weeks and am hoping it will be fine by then!

Speaking of Mexico - I need to start thinking about what books I'm going to take with me. I'll have my iPad, so I'll have plenty of e-books, but usually end up taking a few print books. I hate when you have to turn off all electronics on the plane - it's valuable reading time that you end up losing, so I like having a print book for the flights at least. What to bring, what to bring ...
Have a great week everyone!!!
Last week on the Blog:          
* Month in Review: May 2014   
* Review, Author Q&A, & Giveaway: The Marriage Pact by Linda Lael Miller  
* Review & Giveaway: The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank    
* Review: Another Piece of My Heart by Jane Green   
* June Monthly Giveaway in Honor of Audiobook Month 
* Highlights from BEA - from a BEA-Newbie   
* Book Blog Walkers: Weekly Check-in Jun 6, 2014

Books Read:      
* The Marriage Pact by Linda Lael Miller (review book) 
* Kiss Me Like This by Bella Andre (review e-book)
* The Tailgate by Elin Hilderbrand (mine)  
* The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand (review book)       
Currently Reading:        
* Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey (review book)          
* The Collector by Nora Roberts (audio book)  
Books Up Next:        
* The Glass Kitchen by Linda Francis Lee (review e-book)
* The House on Mermaid Point by Wendy Wax (review book)    
Current Giveaways:       
* The Marriage Pact by Linda Lael Miller...1 copy. Ends 6/10/12

* The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank...1 copy. Ends 6/12/14
* June Monthly Giveaway - 2 audiobooks up for grabs...Ends 6/30/14 

Coming Up on the Blog:
* Review: The Tailgate by Elin Hilderbrand
* Book Spotlight: A Bookman's Tale by Charlie Lovett (with Giveaway!!!)
* Review: The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand
* Review: Kiss Me Like This by Bella Andre
Book Haul:      
For Review:  
* The Sweet Spot by Stephanie Evanovich (courtesy of Publisher)
* Kiss Me Like This by Bella Andre (courtesy of Author)  
* The Moment of Everything by Shelly King (courtesy of Publisher)
* Little Lies by Heather Gudenkauf (e-book)



  1. I am crazy busy too - I leave for camp tomorrow - the one I am on the board for.... after this week things will slow down a bit I hope ;)

    1. I'm hoping things slow down soon, too! I have 2 weeks of work before my vacation and then I can just veg at the beach all day for a week! Have a great time at camp!!!

  2. I've got The Glass Kitchen coming up too. I have tons of June books, but also want to pick up an older title I'm going to an author event for. We shall see. Take care of your tailbone...difficult injury!!

    1. I'm looking forward to reading The Glass Kitchen - heard good things about it so far! What author are you going to see?

  3. Hope you enjoyed BEA. I hate that you fell and hurt yourself. Hope you feel better soon!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    1. BEA was great and I can't wait to go again next year!

  4. Ouch. Nothing worse than injuring a tail bone. Hmm I thought these days you can have an inflight mode on electronics. No? I like listening to audio books on a long flight so I always take my iPod along.

    1. Last time I flew, you still had to turn off the devices during takeoff and landing. Not sure if that's still the case, but I want to be prepared!

  5. So sorry you hurt yourself. A tail bone is awful because it hurts to do anything! So annoying. Looks like you've got some great reviews coming up! Have a great trip and a great week!

    1. Yes - walking is difficult and sitting certain ways is painful, too. Definitely very annoying!

  6. Oooh, the tailbone hurts ! I fell once seated on a stone, I still remember it even if it was decades ago ! I hope you'll be all right in time for your trip. I have author Jane Green in my sights, I heard she's very good. Take care and have a great week ;)

    1. Love Jane Green. I've read quite a few of her books - both in print and on audio. Can't go wrong with her!

  7. So jealous that you are off to Mexico soon! I'd love to spend the summer there and practice my Spanish...that is...y practice mi español.

    Here's my It's Monday.

    1. We're going to Playa del Carmen, and I suspect a lot of English is spoken there. But, I do know un poco Spanish to get by!

  8. Oh that's awful. I hurt my tailbone years ago, still makes me cringe thinking about it. Hope you heal quick!

    I enjoyed Little Lies and I'm looking foward to Little Mercies this week. Lucky you having The House on Mermaid Point, I can't wait to read it. Happy reading :)

    1. The worst part is that there's really nothing to do for it - except ice and take ibuprofin. Taking it easy and hoping for a quick recovery!

      I picked up a copy of Little Mercies at BEA - I haven't read her before but heard her books are really good!

  9. Have a great time in Mexico! The airlines are letting you use small electronic devices the entire flight now, s long as they are in "airplane mode". Big improvement for me - I'm either listening to an audiobook on my iPhone or reading on the kindle the whole time :)

    Hope your tailbone is healed before the trip... so painful!

    1. Thanks for the heads up about the electronic devices. I knew we could use them during the flight, but thought we still had to turn them off during takeoff and landing.

  10. Ouch, I hope your tailbone heals quickly, especially in time for your Mexican vacation.

    Read on!
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  11. I hope you are feeling better soon. A trip to Mexico sounds great. Good luck choosing just the right book for reading on the plane. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  12. Linda Lael Miller is really good. I haven't read her in a long time. Enjoy.

  13. Ouch, hope your tailbone heals quickly. We've got a few of the same books. Have a great reading week.

  14. I hope you are feeling better soon. I look forward to your Andre review


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