Sunday, May 1, 2016

The Sunday Post #17

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 on your blog and showcase books and things you received, share news about what is coming up on your blog for the week ahead, and more.

I can't believe it's already May! We are already nearly half way through the year! 
It was in the mid 90's yesterday! I am dreading this summer. It is going to be soooo hot! The kind of hot  that makes  you never want to leave your house in fear that you'll get heat stroke after just five minutes. Don't even get me started on the humidity.
Anyway, hubby and I have been painting the house after Lovebug goes to bed. When we moved in, the walls were yellow and a green that's just a shade or two lighter than the old chalkboards. The darkness was starting to depress me so we are painting everything white to brighten things up. 
Nothing else is new except that I forgot to post my Stacking the Shelves. 

Coming Soon
Book Blast & Giveaway: Dragons Are Real by Valarie Budayr
Book Review: The Girl With All the Gifts
My May TBR

Books I Finished This Week

New Children's Books We Read This Week

What I'm Currently Reading

I took a three day break from reading this week so these are the same books I listed last Sunday. 

(physical book)
Cress by Marissa Meyer
The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas

What I'm Watching
I came across this after finding an animated storybook for my daughter to watch and thought it was so fun (destruction of books aside, of course). 

Saturday, April 30, 2016

April 2016 Wrap Up

It's been a pretty good month. I read more than I thought I would even though I took about 2 weeks to read Uprooted because it is slow paced (but good!) and I wanted to take my time with it after reading so much in March. I'm hoping to do a little better in May though! 

April's TBR 
I did pretty well with the new TBR idea. I read 8 out of 12 of the books I listed and have rolled over all but one to May's TBR so I will get around to them soon. I strayed a little by reading a comic/graphic novel last minute and started two books (Cress & The Assassin's Blade) that weren't on the TBR. 

Books I Read

Pages Read: 2651

Challenge Progress

New Places Visited

Manhattan, New York

(Ink and Bone)
London, England
Alexandria, Egypt
Aylesbury, England
Oxford, England
Cahors, France
Toulouse, France

(The Dark Days Club)
Mayfair, England

Sahara Desert, Africa


Books From My Personal Library That I Read This Month:


Fantasy Books I Read:


Netgalley Books Read: 


New Series I Started:


As in March, I was pretty busy and had little time to make as many trips to the library so we read fewer new picture books and instead reread a lot of the ones we own.
I read 9 new picture books and reviewed 8 of them on Goodreads. 

You can see all of the picture books I read to my daughter HERE

How did you guys do on your goals this month? What was your favorite book? 

Friday, April 29, 2016

Freebie Friday #13

Free at the time of posting.


Teddy Pink Nose by Beth Hammond

Maggie's Epic Pancake by Flitzy Books

Please Don't Tickle the Tiger by Ryan Cedar

The Madrona Heroes Register: Echoes of the Past by Hillel Cooperman

Three Little Gnomes and a Boy Named Orion by Rhonda Paglia


Carnifex: A Portent of Blood by D.P. Prior

Mage Fade by C.J. Thompson

Dagger - The Light at the End of the World by Walt Popester

Nightlord: Sunset by Garron Whited

Bloodlore by Krista Walsh

Wielder of the Flame by Nikolas Rex

Nightglory by Mathew Babaoye

The Kalarthri by H.M. Clarke


Paranormal & Urban Fantasy

The Devil's Fool by Rachel McClellan

Darkangel (The Witches of Cleopatra Hill) by Christine Pope

Phoenix Child by Alica McKenna-Johnson


The Complete Brothers Grimm's Fairy Tales

The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse