Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sunday Post (22) / 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.

This is me as a Peanut. The Peanuts Movie website has this really addictive Peanutize Me feature that lets you create your own Peanuts character to look like you (well sort of).  The new movie trailer was recently released and it looks adorable!

This month has gone by so fast! I'm sad that fall is officially here but I'll try to make the best of it. I have already enjoyed pumpkin pie cake and apple cider. Now my favorite TV shows are starting up again. Last week I watched the first episode of Downton Abbey season 6 (really good!) and tonight is the first episode of Indian Summers on Masterpiece. I am excited to see it and hope it lives up to my expectations. Tonight is also the premiere of the new season of Once Upon a Time featuring a cameo by Merida from Brave.

In non-TV news, our Pinterest craft night at the library went really well. We did have some technical difficulty with some of the picture frames (they were stapled on and hard to remove) but everyone seemed to have a good time. We even had some out of towners from Pittsburg that decided to join the program when they visited the library and saw our advertisement. Next month we will be making homemade pumpkin spice soap in the microwave. I've never done that before so we'll have to try it in advance to make sure the craft works. We are also going to be making sweater pumpkins. They look really cute and will hopefully be easy.

This week is my book discussion week and fortunately I read both books already. Not so fortunately I am struggling to remember Big Stone Gap which I read in August. It had a lot of characters with weird names so I may have to brush up before Tuesday. 

Last week on my blog:

Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson (review)

Books read:

The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas (reread)

I am glad I reread this as I think I missed some things the first time around. I think it was just as good even knowing the big twist.

The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas

I thought this was a good conclusion to the series and there were some unexpected twists. I like that the author took me by surprise

Lord Fenton's Folly by Josi S. Kilpack

While not as emotionally satisfying as A Heart Revealed, I still liked this. Lord Fenton starts out as an annoying dandy but he improves in character a lot by the end of the book.

Currently reading:

Future Perfect by Jen Larsen

I am really struggling with this book. I had more hope for it but I find it doesn't hold my attention. I don't know why because the premise sounded good. I have a feeling it will end up as a DNF if it doesn't improve soon. So far, I really prefer Dumplin'.

What I plan to read next:

What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler

Death Wears a Mask by Ashley Weaver

I loved Murder at the Brightwell so I am looking forward to picking this one up soon. I may read it next.

First and Then by Emma Mills

This is described as Jane Austen meets Friday Night Lights. While I'm not a football fan, I am curious about how Jane Austen's novels will tie in.

Along the Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams

I am reading this for Amazon Vine and my review is due soon so I will have to move it up on the TBR pile. It is a dual time period story with parts set in the 1960s and WWII.

New books received:

Ash and Bramble by Sarah Prineas (library book)

Moving Target: a Princess Leia Adventure by Cecil Castellucci (library book)

Brooklyn by Colm Toibin (library book)

Kiss Me by Susan Mallery (library book)

Beatrice and Benedick by Marina Fiorato (for review)


  1. I am looking forward to the Peanuts movie. Everything I've seen looks good. The animation style is so lush, I think it's going to be a lot of fun. I'll have to check out that feature...

    I like the cover of Along the Infinite Sea. What a view. :)

  2. I love Fall, so all the pumpkin stuff is really appealing to me...sorry!

    Enjoy your new books...What We Saw is one I've been eyeing.


  3. I am so worried I may have missed the first of Downton Abbey must go check out our TV channel here, although I think I will be able to pick it up On Demand if I have missed it. One of the shows I don't want to miss!

  4. Aww I think Mia will like the Peanuts movie and lol your Peanutize Me is very cute, I'm going to check it out. I'm watching the new episode of Downton Abbey tonight ... can't wait!
    So glad to hear your craft night went well, I'd certainly be keen to give your next one a try. The pumpkin spice soap sounds lovely and I clicked through to check out the pumpkin sweaters ... haha very cute.

    On the book side of things, I love the cover of Along the Infinite Sea, hope it's as good as it sounds and I am curious about First &Then but I'll wait for your thoughts since I have a bit on lol. Happy reading :)

  5. Looks like a successful craft night -- how fun! I can't wait to read Infinite Sea. I also am about 50 pages into First & Then and so far it's good. What did you think of Indian Summers? I DVR'd it, but have yet to watch it. I hope you have a great week!

    1. I loved Indian Summers. I wasn't sure what to expect but it was really good. Not quite like Downton Abbey but what is?

      I hope to read First & Then soon. Can't wait for your review!

  6. I am not a football fan at all, but I loved Friday Night Lights! Lol. Now I definitely have to read First and Then!


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