Sunday, October 4, 2015

Sunday Post (23) / 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.

It was a rough week for me with sinus headaches. Yuck. I went to the doctor and got a prescription just in case it turns into a sinus infection. I am hoping it will clear up soon as I leave for a library conference on Wednesday.  I also hit a reading slump after finishing What We Saw. I just couldn't commit to reading anything. Even my current book isn't really able to hold my attention. The audio book is fun but I only listen to that in the car and it is a book I've read before. Thankfully Rick Riordan's new book will be out on Tuesday and I've preordered my copy. I usually love his books.

I am looking forward to the library conference. This year it will be in Cincinnati. I hope that I'll learn some things but also have time for fun stuff. I also hope the weather will be warmer. Today it was only in the 50's and I ended up wearing a sweater and turning on the heat in my apartment. 

Since I haven't been reading much this week I spent a lot of my free time watching TV. I started watching Scandal and am now hooked and kicking myself for not giving this show a chance years ago. Now I have some catching up to do! I also caught up on The Great British Baking Show and Once Upon a Time. I am planning to watch Home Fires tonight. It is set in WWII which is one of my favorite historical time periods and it stars Samantha Bond (Lady Rosamund from Downton Abbey). Indian Summers is on PBS tonight too. I loved the first episode. 

Last week on my blog:

After You by Jojo Moyes (review-spoilers if you haven't read Me Before You)

Books read:

What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler

This book made me so angry and sad. I think it's an important book for teens to read and touches on a very timely topic. It would be a good pairing with All the Rage by Courtney Summers.

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan (reread)


Future Perfect by Jen Larsen

This book just wasn't for me. I tried but I couldn't get into it. I don't know if it is the writing style or the pacing or the characters. 

Currently reading:

Along the Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams

So far this is kind of slow going too. Maybe it will pick up once we really get into Annabelle's story.

The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan (reread)

What I plan to read next:

The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

I can't wait to read this and it will hopefully be the book that breaks my reading slump. I read a very positive review of it in Booklist so that's a good sign. It will be hard to picture Thor and Loki differently from the movie versions but I'm sure the characters will not be like their Marvel counterparts!

Death Wears a Mask by Ashley Weaver

New books received:

The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz (library book)

Star Wars: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray (library book)

The Last Midwife by Sandra Dallas (library book)


  1. It's been cold here too, the furnace is now on! It rained today and it's just been cool and bleak... definitely fall weather. I'm looking forward to your thoughts on the Riordan book, it will be the first by him I've read and I'm anxious to get into a new saga. And the new Amory Ames book- I plan on getting it when it comes out. I hope it's good. :)

  2. Enjoy your conference in Cincinnati! I hope you feel better soon. I still need to finish the first episode of Indian Summers....from what I saw, I liked it! I also am excited for Home Fires. I am glad you got into Scandal...such a fun and addicting show. I haven't been reading much lately...I think it's the combination of not feeling well and catching up on TV shows, so I have been in a slump to. I just started Adriana Trigiani's latest...hoping that one will get me out of my slump!

  3. I hope you feel better soon and enjoy the conference. Have a great week.

    Megan @

  4. I hope your headaches have cleared up. I have never read a Rick O'Riordan book, I maybe should he is everywhere this week!

    Have a good week!

  5. It's a shame when we get into reading slumps and have DNF titles. I hope your sinus problems clear up soon-- I have been plagued with those all my life unfortunately.

    Enjoy your conference and your Netflix shows. I love Scandal and am all caught up now. Sometimes we need to take a step back from our books and do something else to get the urge to jump back in :)

  6. That sinus headache sounds horrible, I hope it will go away soon! Reading slumps are annoying, I hope you get out of it soon. I hope you have a great week and enjoy the library conference!

  7. Hope the sinus is clearing and the library conference is just what you want. I have read a few Rick Riordan books and enjoyed them. It always takes a very good book to turn a reading slump.

  8. Sorry to hear about your headaches - hope they improve before you go to your conference and you have a wonderful time!

  9. Hope you feel better soon, sinus headaches are awful at the best of times but really nasty when you need to travel. I'm cheering that you're hooked on Scandal ... it will soon be an addiction LOL. The Last Midwife got my attention, I'm drawn to midwifery stories. Have a good week and I hope the new Rick Riordan does the trick!

  10. I'm going to blame all the pollen in the air here for my reading troubles this week. I didn't finish a single book.

    Here's my It's Monday!

  11. I got Along the Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams too, cant wait to dig in!

  12. I turned the furnace on too but haven't resorted to socks yet. I agree that What We Saw will be a discussion starter. Here is what I read last week. Happy reading!

  13. I read All The Rage a couple of weeks ago and have What We Saw on the stacks. I hope you are feeling better and have a great time at the conference.

  14. Our weekend was cold for early Oct in New Orleans. Last Midwife looks interesting

  15. The Great British Baking Show sounds really good! I love that kind of thing. Although, will I get hungry while watching it? :)

    I hope you feel better soon, and that you find your way out of the slump. Sometimes it is just not the right time to read certain books. I will try reading a book and not like it, then try again in a few months and all of a sudden I am in the mood for it.

    Enjoy your conference!!!


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