Friday, June 30, 2017

Sunday Post (94) / 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.

As I write this it is Friday night and I am at my parents' house for the weekend. We'll be bringing my dad home tomorrow so it's going to be a big day. My sister and her husband brought over a recliner for our dad on Thursday (he'll be sleeping in it for the next several months) and she'll be here tomorrow as well. I got to visit my dad this evening and he is doing well. I was there for part of his therapy session so I got to see the different exercises he has to do even when he gets home.

This past week has been so busy but now that I am done with summer programs I can just focus on catching up on other things. The 80s themed murder mystery dinner went well. We had about 30 people in attendance and everyone had a good time. I did a costume contest as part of the festivities and people (mostly women) really got into the whole dressing up aspect. I certainly had fun with it!

My coworkers and I 

The suspects (the overachiever, the prom queen, the misfit, the jock, the troublemaker and the nerd)

Last Sunday afternoon I went to see Wonder Woman with one of my coworkers and we both loved it. So far most of the people I've talked to all enjoyed the movie. For some reason I thought the story was set in WWII but it is actually during WWI. There were some historical discrepancies but it is a superhero movie not a period drama so I was willing to overlook that :)

I accidentally deleted one of my posts from this past week but was able to sort of reconstruct it. Unfortunately I lost all the comments and links to other people's blogs. I should have been more careful!

Last week on my blog:

Books read:

In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen

I love the Her Royal Spyness series so I was eager to read this standalone novel. Unlike that series, this takes place during WWII and focuses on an English village and its residents. Two of the main characters, Ben and Pamela (I hate her nickname--Pamma) are both secretly working for the government. A dead man in a parachute is found in Farleigh Field and believed to be a spy...

Unleashing Mr. Darcy by Teri Wilson

As the title implies, this romance is inspired by Pride and Prejudice but it takes place at a dog show. 

Currently reading:

Anchor in the Storm by Sarah Sundin

This is the second book in the Waves of Freedom series, set during WWII. This book starts in December 1941 on the day of the Pearl Harbor attack with the characters hearing about it on the radio. The hero survived the attack but appears to be suffering from PTSD.

Currently listening to:

Once and For All by Sarah Dessen

I have the print version of the book checked out from the library but I needed something to listen to on my long drive to visit my parents. I am enjoying this so far, especially the funny stories of wedding planning woes. So far there haven't been any bridezillas. 

On my TBR list:

In This Moment by Karma Brown

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

Royally Romanov by Teri Wilson

The Scribe of Siena by Melodie Winawer

Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

New books received:

Once and For All by Sarah Dessen (Audible)

The Scribe of Siena by Melodie Winawer (Audible)

The Windfall by Diksha Basu (for review)

Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira (library book)

Refuge for Masterminds by Kathleen Baldwin (library book)


  1. Glad that your Dad well on the way to recovery at home.
    Your books are all new to me. I like the WW one - I enjoy reading so many many different perspectives of both WW. Each book is different.

  2. I hope all goes well with your dad. I love the 80s themed even at your library. So fun! I look forward to your thoughts on Once and for All. I really liked it. The Scribe of Siena is a decent historical read. It took me awhile to get into it though. I hope you like it! Have a great weekend!

  3. Glad to hear your dad is doing well. Best wishes for a full and quick recovery for him! And your murder mystery event sounds fun! I need to go see Wonder Woman.

    I hope you like Refuge for Masterminds, I did. And Words in Deep Blue sounds like a nice read.

  4. I saw Wonder Woman too and I loved it!!! I hope the future DC movies are this good!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

  5. I've always wanted to do a murder mystery party. I've always assumed I'd need to do it around Halloween to get the full effect, but I love the idea of doing it during the summer. We used to do an annual Halloween party, but now it looks like both of my children will have October birthdays on top of my husband and dad making it a busy month for us. I'm so jealous that you have Cath Crowley's new book. I need to just break down and buy it. Hope you have a great week!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  6. I want to see Wonder Woman, glad to hear it was good. Loved Love Letters to the Dead. Sending good thoughts for your Dad's continued recovery.

  7. Wishing a smooth recovery and therapy for your dad.

    Drama camp was a hit with my daughter. My son is doing well with cross country. And our big move is less than two weeks away! Come see what I've been reading

  8. That murder mystery night sounds like a lot of fun. Have a great week, and happy reading :)

  9. Oh the murder mystery looks fun. Hope all will go well once your Dad is home. Like the look of many of your books. Anchor in the Storm is tempting me!

  10. Had a nice giggle at your photo descriptions!

    Happy reading and have a good week!

  11. Wow 30 people is a good turn out. Congrats. Glad your Dad is doing well and that you are able to be there. Have a lovely week!

  12. Good that your dad can sleep in a recliner.

    That 80s murder mystery event sounds like fun.

    Enjoy your books...I have been wanting to read something by Sarah Dessen.


  13. These all look like interesting books! I hope youj enjoy them!

  14. I am amazed you had time to read so much with everything else going on. I am new to this blog so I don't know what happened to your Dad, but I am glad he can return home.

  15. Love letters to the dead was such a powerful and interesting book! I really enjoyed it more than I expected!


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