Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sunday Post (89) / It's Monday, What Are You Reading

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s 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 now hosted by Kathryn at Book Date, where we share what we've read and reviewed over the past week and what we plan to read next.

Happy Mother's Day! I will be spending the day with my family and we are taking my mom out to eat at an Indian restaurant. On Saturday we went to a couple of garden centers that were having sales for Mother's Day. One place even gave away free plants (and hot dogs and ice cream). My mom came home with several new geraniums to add to her flower garden and some other plants as well. 

On the reading front I am participating in Bout of Books but not reading as much as I'd hoped. It is that time of year when TV shows are wrapping up I guess. I am also participating in the Clean Sweep ARC Challenge that is going on through the month of May. I hope it will motivate me to read more of my ARCs. 

I spent some time catching up on TV shows when I could have been reading. Oh, well. It's that time of year when TV shows are wrapping up. I still need to watch the final episode of Home Fires and get caught up on The Flash, Supergirl and Jane the Virgin. I am most excited about The Flash. I've heard that there is a cliffhanger ending. I wish Home Fires hadn't been cancelled but at least the creator has written some e-books that wrap up the stories. The first one will be out in July.

After a cool and rainy week it is nice to be able to look forward to days in the 80s. I hope I don't have to dig out my sweaters again! I am longing for summer and hope we have a nice one. 

Last week on my blog:

The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff (review)
Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer (review)

Books read:

The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan

I liked this though I still prefer the other series (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Heroes of Olympus) but it was fun to catch up with Leo. The next book looks like it will be incorporating characters from Camp Jupiter like Frank and Hazel and possibly Jason and Piper as well. 

The Simplicity of Cider by Amy E. Reichert 

I love apple cider and apple desserts so I wish I could have tasted a lot of the food and beverages mentioned in the book. I read an ARC so maybe the final copy will include recipes. I enjoyed this almost as much as The Coincidence of Coconut Cake. I was also reminded of Sarah Addison Allen's books.

Currently reading:

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

I should be finishing this one today. It's a fun teen contemporary featuring Indian American protagonists. 

Currently listening to:

I hadn't listened to this NPR radio drama before and thought it would be perfect to read it now with the 40th anniversary of Star Wars later this month. Mark Hamill and Anthony Daniels are both in it. Of course this was recorded in 1981 so some of the additional scenes don't really mesh with "canon". It's fun to listen to though.

On my TBR list:

The Vicar's Daughter by Josi S. Kilpack


  1. Wow! Free plans at a garden center and food? Sounds like my kind of place. haha. Enjoy the day with your mom! I look forward to your thoughts on Dimple Met Rishi...hope to definitely read that this summer. I had no idea that Home Fires was canceled. What a bummer! I was hoping to start that series soon.

  2. Thanks for the heads up on the new Trials of Apollo. I also think PJatO is a better series. I have a copy on the way, but have no clue when it'll show up thanks to a bad tracking number from Scholastic :( Geekerella looks interesting. I'm gonna check it out. Thanks for posting! Have a great week!

  3. Happy Sunday! And a happy Mothers Day too, glad you got to spend it with family. I've got a few finales to deal with as well, Riverdale wrapped up this past week and The 100 is coming up. Plus 12 Monkeys is coming back- yay! More time sinks lol.

    Enjoy Flash- I'm SO behind on that show I've almost given up. I did give up on Arrow. :( I like Flash better though. :) And good luck with Bout of Books as well.

  4. Mmm will keep The Simplicity of Cider in mind. Isn't it great we have TV series and books to enjoy and well compete for our time!

  5. A bunch of your books are on my wishlist. I had a great week of reading and a fun mother's day. Come see what I'm reading now.

  6. Happy Mothers Day for yesterday, I am glad to hear you had a nice one. It is always good to stumble upon a sale and free giveaways!

    I really enjoyed your review of The Orphan's Tale. Thank you! I loved Water for Elephants so I think this book will be down my alley!

    Enjoy your books this week and happy reading!

    Amanda @ Mrs B's Book Reviews

  7. I tend not to do reading challenges but, coincidentally, I'm concentrating on ARCs in May because I want to lower the stack and get reviews scheduled for the time I expect to be too busy to read. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  8. Sounds like you had a lovely day. I'm celebrating mine with my daughter today at lunch. Yesterday was all about reading and Netflix (Midsomer Murders caught my eye).

    Your books look good...I'm curious about The Vicar's Daughter. Enjoy your week!


  9. When Dimple Met Rishi was one of my favorite reads this year. Geekerella was another standout for me. Both were so fun and adorable. Enjoy!
    Sam @ WLABB

  10. Geekerella sounds interesting! I have heard some pretty great things about it!


Reading Extensively is now an award free blog. Thanks for stopping by! Please leave a comment. I enjoy receiving feedback! Due to increase in spam, I've enabled comment moderation. Sorry for any inconvenience!