Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Sunday Post #38 (8.31.14)

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

So, this weekend, my husband was off sailing in his first big offshore race in the new boat - and as I write this I am anxiously awaiting to hear that he has crossed the finish line! The race started at noon on Friday off Stamford, CT with the course being to race up and around Martha's Vineyard and back. 

I spend the time reading - I never got around to reading Ken Follet's Century Trilogy, so I thought this weekend would be a great time to get started. I made excellent progress in book 1, Fall of Giants - only have about 100 pages to go and am absolutely loving it!!! Maybe, just maybe, I can get to book 2 (Winter of the World) this week and then book 3 (Edge of Eternity) next week so that my review can be posted during its release!

Have a great week everyone!!! 

Last week on the Blog:           
* Blog Tour & Review: Three Story House by Courtney Miller Santo

* Review: Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich
* Review: Hard Knocks by Lori Foster
* Blog Tour, Review & Excerpt: No Limits by Lori Foster
* Blog Tour, Author Q&A: Lori Foster - with Giveaway
* Book Blog Walkers: Weekly Check-in Aug 29   

Books Read:        

* No Limits by Lori Foster (review book)
* Delicious! by Ruth Reichl (audio book)
Currently Reading:              

* Fall of Giants by Ken Follett (mine)               
* Perfect Together (review audio book)

Books Up Next:                  

*  Accidents of Marriage by Randy Susan Meyers (review book)
* Winter of the World by Ken Follett (mine)     
* Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little (review audio book)

Recent Giveaway Winners:            
* After I'm Gone by Laura Lippman...Rhonda

Current Giveaways:            
* No Limits by Lori Foster...1 copy. Ends 9/4/14

Coming Up on the Blog:
* Month in Review: August 2014

* Review: Conversion by Katherine Howe
* Cover Reveal: ???
* Review: Sight Unseen by Iris Johansen

Book Haul:     
For Review:
* Maybe This Christmas by Sarah Morgan (Netgalley)  



  1. I've got to get back to the Century Trilogy. I'm 3/4 of the way through Winter of the World. Hope you enjoy Accidents of Marriage. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    1. I finished Fall of Giants last good! Can't wait to start Winter of the World! Started Accidents of Marriage...have heard really good things about it! Did you ever read The Comfort of Lies by her? That was excellent!

  2. Welcome to The Sunday Post, I am a newbie too, this is my fourth week. I hope your husband gets back safely from his sailing race :)

    1. I really should change that beginning part of this post - I've been doing this for a while now! But welcome to you!!! Hubby did get back safely, thank you! He was quite tired after sailing for almost 46 hours straight, but glad to have finished the race!

  3. Hope your hubby did well and it sounds like you are having a lovely weekend reading..those are the best!

    1. He did well for his first time doing such a long race! I had a great weekend - reading and just relaxing!

  4. I have Accidents of Marriage on my TBR pile and I have the audio of Delicious! checked out from the library. I started listening to it but it didn't prove to be a good choice for driving. Maybe I will get a print version and enjoy it more.

    Hope you have a great week!

    1. I started Accidents of Marriage last night...pretty good so far! Did you read her last book, The Comforts of Lies? That was excellent! I really enjoyed Delicious! on audio - sorry to hear you didn't, but maybe the print version will be better for you.

  5. I've requested for Accidents of Marriage from Netgalley. The reviews sound so good I hope I will get it.

    1. It's really good so far! Her last book, The Comforts of Lies was excellent so I have been looking forward to this one!

  6. I want to read Accidents of Marriage - many readers seem to have good things to say about it. Sailing sounds great up and around Martha's Vineyard sounds lyrical to me. I always imagine it as a wonderful place. Tell him to come sailing in New Zealand some time!

    1. I started Accidents of Marriage last night - so far it's quite good. The race was good - just long. It's been quite a while since my husband was on a boat for that long - not since his navy days!!! But he did well and he finished which was his goal.

  7. I hope your husband did well in his race. It sounds like quite an absorbing trilogy that you are reading. Happy reading!

  8. I hope your husband did great on his race! A weekend reading sounds amazing and it sounds like you read some great books! Have a great week!

  9. I really should read the Century Trilogy because I love all of Ken Follett's other books. They just look like very long reads and I've been into short reads lately.
    46 hours sailing? No wonder you were worried!


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