Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Sunday Post #82 (8.30.15)

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.  

What a whirlwind this month turned out to be! I had my two week of vacation - one week of which we spent at the beach, which was heaven!!! So much so that we have already tentatively booked for next year! The house we rented was right on the bay and just amazing. We were able to relax and had a great view for the sunsets each night. It was the perfect week! Then I came home, still had 3 days of vacation left, worked for 2 days and then headed down to North Carolina's to my mom's for a week because she was having surgery and needed some help afterwards. I just got back from her house yesterday. Luckily, I was able to work while I was down there, but still - I feel as if I've been gone forever! It was so nice to sleep in my own bed last night. Now I'm ready to buckle down and get myself back on a regular routine - no more traveling for me for a while!!!

Have a great week everyone!!!

Currently Reading:                    

* Wildest Dreams by Robyn Carr  (review e-book) 
* The Naked Eye by Iris Johansen/Roy Johansen (audio review book)     

Books Up Next:                               

* Come Away With Me by Karma Brown (review book)
* The Paris Key by Julia Blackwell (review e-book) 
* The Admissions by Meg Mitchell Moore (review audio book) 
Recent Giveaway Winners:     
* The Ones We Trust by Kimberly Belle - Suzy
* Rainy Day Sisters by Kate Hewitt - Carrie W
* Twenty-Eight & A Half Wishes by Denise Grover Swank - Yaritza Santana
* Plantation Shudders by Ellen Byron - holdenj
* Red Line by Brian Thiem - Kevin Mannix 
* No Virgin Island by C. Michelle Dorsey - Anne

Coming Up on the Blog:
* Mini Review/Discussion: The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson

* Month in Review: August 2015  
* Review: The Sparrow Sisters by Ellen Herrick        
* Review: The Gates of Evangeline by Hester Young (plus Giveaway!!!)   
* Review: Wildest Dreams by Robyn Carr
* Review & Excerpt: If You Only Knew by Kristan Higgins

Book Haul:    
For Review:
* A Perfect Heritage by Penny Vincenzi (Courtesy of Publicist)
* Rainy Day Sisters by Kate Hewitt (Courtesy of Publisher)     
* The Naked Eye by Iris Johansen/Roy Johansen (audio via Publisher)      
* Center of Gravity by Laura McNeill (audio via Publisher)     

* Pop Goes the Weasel by M.J. Arlidge (Netgalley)      
* Parchment & Old Lace by Laura Childs (Courtesy of Author)      
* The Dance Begins by Diane Chamberlain (e-book)  
* The Summer's End by Mary Alice Monroe (audio book via Audible)
* The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson (audio book via Audible)

* The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson (audio book via Audible)   


  1. It sounds like you had a great vacation. I could really use one of those. :)

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  2. What a lovely vacation! It sounds so relaxing at the beach and I can definitely see why you'd want to rebook there next year. Hope your mother recovered from her surgery nicely and going back to work isn't too painful! You got some fantastic books! I love Laura Childs' books but I haven't read nearly enough of them. I read The Naked Eye and enjoyed it and have a book by Mary Alice Monroe that I'm looking forward to reading. Have a great week!

  3. It sounds like a great vacation and I hope your mother is doing well. Today I just found out there is a 4th book for The Millennium Trilogy and its getting mixed reviews. I wish they would make the US version movies for the other books. I really liked that series. I hope you have a great week and enjoy your new books!

  4. Ah wonderful holiday and wonderful to come home. I see a Penny Vincenzi book there, which is actually sitting on my bookshelf to be read too. However I have a few of her others to read as well. They are so big it is a little off putting!

  5. I love traveling but there is nothing as blissful as my own pillow and bed. Well, maybe my coffee maker..LOL Good luck catching up.

  6. The beach sounds wonderful. Glad you were able to be with your mom. I hope to get to The Summer's End soon. Hope you are enjoying the Dragon Tattoo series on audio.

  7. Your month went fast as did mine! I've read a couple of books from your list. I hope you enjoy The Paris Key as much as I did.

  8. I love to vacation at the beach. It is so hard to return from a vacation to real life.

  9. Oh, your beach time sounds wonderful. I hope your mom's recovery goes smoothly. You got a lot of new books in, you'll be busy! Enjoy. :)


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