Sunday, September 6, 2015

Sunday Post (19) / It's Monday, What Are You Reading

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ 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. It's Monday, What Are You Reading is a fun weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey where we share what we've read and reviewed over the past week and what we plan to read next. I will also be sharing my It's Monday post on Twitter #IMWAYR.

I can't believe it is Labor Day weekend already. The summer went by too fast! At least the weather is still nice and summery. I'm not looking forward to sweater weather. I had planned to do some much needed cleaning this weekend but my plans changed when I woke up yesterday with pain in my left side. I am currently moving like an old lady when I move at all. Not sure if I pulled a muscle or if it is something else so I'll probably be going to the doctor on Tuesday. This is the third time this year I've had pain in the exact same place :(

On the brighter side some things are coming together at work. A friend of mine is going to be joining my department which I'm very happy about and she is helping me with the Pinterest craft night. We also have some more people signed up for that including a man (See I knew men liked to craft! ) who is attending with his wife and they are apparently really looking forward to it. We will be making those DIY Sharpie paint decorated mugs and dipping artificial leaves in glitter and hanging them in picture frames.

I am looking forward to watching Arthur and George tonight on PBS. I haven't read the book but it sounds really interesting and is based on the true story of Arthur Conan Doyle solving a crime. I also am counting down the days till Season 6 of Downton Abbey and looking for any new hints about the season. In the meantime the PBS shop had a sale on Downton Abbey merchandise so I bought three of the Downton Abbey themed teas to try (Mrs. Patmore's Pudding, Crawley Sisters Tea and Holiday Cheer). The only one I've tried so far is the Crawley Sisters Tea which tastes like chocolate and strawberries. Not exactly what I'd picture for a tea with Lady Mary and Lady Edith on the cover considering that they don't get along!

Last week on my blog:

Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray (review)
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (review)

Books read:

Through Deep Waters by Sarah Sundin

Unlike Sarah Sundin's other Christian fiction, this novel also included a mystery to be solved. Set during the early 40s before the U.S. entered WWII, someone has been committing sabotage at the Boston Navy shipyard and secretary Mary Stirling starts taking notes to figure out who it is with the help of Ensign Jim Avery. I liked the novel and the added mystery element. 

Currently reading:

After You by Jojo Moyes

This sequel to Me Before You doesn't have the same emotional punch as the first book but I still like it. 

What I plan to read next:

So far every review I've seen of this book is positive. One reviewer said it is very different from The Girl of Fire and Thorns and that it does read like historical fiction. I can't wait to read it!

Madly by Amy Alward

The Glass Kitchen by Linda Francis Lee

The premise of this book reminds me of Sarah Addison Allen's novels which I really like so hopefully I will enjoy The Glass Kitchen too. Plus the cover is pretty. 

New books received:

Along the Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams (for review)

Avelynn by Marissa Campbell (for review)

The Debt of Tamar by Nicole Dweck (for review)

Velvet Undercover by Teri Brown (for review)

The Lies About Truth by Courtney C. Stevens (for review)

A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis (for review)

What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler (for review)

The Glass Kitchen by Linda Francis Lee (library book)

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford (library book)


  1. I really enjoyed The Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford.

  2. I know, can't believe it's Labor Day already. Hope you have a great long weekend.

    The Glass Kitchen does look good, and I love the cover of Along the Infinite. The view from that balcony is sensational.

  3. Hope you feel better! What We Saw looks seriously creepy.

  4. Hope that pain gets sorted. Your craft night sounds awesome. Wish I lived nearby. I can't wait to read After You, comes out here on 26th Sept. I loved The Glass Kitchen, tis a little like SAA. I also got the Beatriz Williams book from NetGalley, so that looks like quite a few connections!

  5. Some very good reads on your list. Hope you enjoy them all and also get that pain sorted out.

  6. Sorry to hear you're in pain. I hope it disappears or the doctor can help work out what it is. Some interesting new reads on your list!

  7. Oh that pain doesn't sound good, I hope the Doctor sheds some light on it. Sending positive thoughts. So glad the pinterest craft night is getting support, it sound slike fun, wish I could come. Time is flying way too fast, I hope there's still some good weather in store for you. Our Spring weather has been gorgeous but I have a feeling summer is going to be a scorcher!

    I loved loved The Glass Kitchen, a favourite read last year. Hope you love it as much as I did. I had no idea Rae Carson had a new one out, off to check as I liked her writing. Lovely cover on Along the Infinite Sea too. Happy reading :)

  8. I hope your back gets better soon. Back pain is the worst. Good luck with your library event. It sounds like so much fun! I just started Walk on Earth a Stranger and I am really enjoying it. In fact, I put down what I was currently reading (A Curious Beginning) b/c I couldn't wait any longer! Have a great Labor Day!

  9. Oo your description of The Glass Kitchen has me intrigued!! I will have to see what you think of it.

    I am sorry to hear you are in pain! Hopefully you get some relief soon.

    I made those sharpie mugs for my book club friends last year! It was fun - I found Emily Dickinson poetry quotes for each of them and that is what I used to decorate the mugs with. It was fun!


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