Monday, April 13, 2015

Sunday Post (1)

The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ 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.

This is my first time participating in The Sunday Post and I'm a little late to the party :)
I feel like my reading has slowed down lately but this week I actually managed to finish three books. The book I am currently reading is really interesting to me so I have a feeling I will finish it in the next few days. I've also started listening to audio books again which helps since it takes me 40 minutes to get to work.

This past Saturday was my library's first Edible Book Festival. The event was a big success and I won for best library staff entry for "Some Pig" from Charlotte's Web. I was really impressed with the creativity and effort people put into their entries and the turnout was better than I expected so maybe next year more people will decide to participate.

Last week on my blog:

The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan (review) 
A Heart Revealed by Josi S. Kilpack (review)

Books read:

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

I thought this book was dark and violent but I still liked it in the end. I just had to be in the right frame of mind to read it so I kept putting it down and picking it back up. My review will be posted later this month, a little closer to the release date.

The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

This novel is inspired by the romance between Prince William and Kate Middleton but in this version, the prince falls in love with an American he meets at college. The book reminds me a lot of the Lifetime film William & Kate and a little bit of The Prince and Me.

The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks (audio book)

I thought the story started out well but I got bored towards the end. I didn't like the narrator for Ira. That became tedious to listen to and the ending was pure Nicholas Sparks at his saccharine best. I was glad there was a happy ending for this one but it wasn't my favorite of his books.

Currently reading:

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

Her books are hit or miss with me but I am really enjoying this one. I am curious about the mystery and I love the information about elephant behavior. They are one of my favorite animals.

What I might read next:

Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby
A Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke by Anne Blankman
Inside the O'Briens by Lisa Genova

New books received:

The Other Daughter by Lauren Willig (review)
Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson (review)
Circling the Sun by Paula McLain (review)


  1. I am curious about Circling the Sun...and The Royal We seems to pop up every time I turn around. Hope you enjoy all of your new books....and have a great week.


  2. I'd like to know your thoughts on the Willig book. I've got her on my list. Never got a chance to read her books.

  3. That is cute. Love the theme you picked ;) And ah, I've heard great things about Inside the O' Briens. I really liked Still Alice, so am excited to read more from the author.

  4. Looking forward to Lauren Willig's new book. Some Pig is adorable. Have a great week.

  5. Circling the Sun has me curious. Your little Charlotte's web is adorable..what a really cool event. I am delighted you joined the Sunday Post and look forward to chatting with you over coffee each week


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