Sunday, July 24, 2016

The Sunday Post #29 - Post Vacation Fatigue

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.

Day-cation week was a success and now I'm worn out! We only had 3 days planned out beforehand but ended up staying busy every single day which meant very little reading time for me but I still ended up finishing the two books that I've been reading for the past couple of weeks. 
Our one rest day at home was spent building one of those swing set / slide combos (our little one's very early Christmas present.) We really enjoyed swimming at the springs we went to. My husband and I have always enjoyed visiting state parks to hike, camp, swim, or picnic at and we were glad to get back into that after two years. We visited family, went to the zoo, and had a couple of lovely picnic park days. 
To top it all off, we started playing Pokemon Go, which made all that driving around a little more fun for me while sitting in the passenger seat. I've never watched or played Pokemon before this week but I was curious about all the hype and I'm actually enjoying it. After a couple of trips to local parks, I can see that it is getting a lot of people out and about. Our parks are usually deserted but they were really hopping this week.
Now I have a ton of catching up to do. I have only read 4 books so far this month which is an all time low for the year. Hopefully I can find the time fit in a couple more! My TBR pile is getting kind of crazy!

This Past Week On The Blog

Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library by Julie Gassman (picture book)
On Your Mark: The Adventure Begins by C.J. Milbrant
Stars Above by Marissa Meyer

Stacking the Shelves #67
Book Blitz & Giveaway

Coming Soon

Book Reviews
Picture Book Review: Lionheart by Richard Collingridge
The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle by Janet Fox
Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan

Book Tour & Giveaway
Book Blitz

Books I Finished This Week

What I'm Currently Reading

A Most Magical Girl by Karen Foxlee
Middle-grade historical fantasy set in London with lots of witches! 

(physical book)
Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine
I enjoyed the first book but really have no clue where this is going yet since I just started it. 

I need to catch up with visiting blogs this week so leave a link in the comments for me! I hope you all have a lovely week! :)


  1. I hope you're enjoying Paper and Fire. I'm reading the first book right now and liking it. The vacation sounds wonderful. I loved staying at the park and hiking and swimming in the springs. It's so hot and humid where I live now that those days are behind me. LOL
    Enjoy those fabulous books.

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  2. Oh no Pokemon Go. LOL We love visiting state parks too, and make it a point to visit 2 or 3 a year. Hope this week allows for some reading!

  3. Glad your daycation was a success. I don't usually get much reading done on vacation either, seems like something is always happening. PokemonGo sounds so much fun...

    I'm looking forward to your Rookskill review as I'm debating reading that one. And Cave of Doom looks cute.

  4. I live out in the country so Pokemon Go really didn't work for me. I am not going to drive around trying to find I do think it has gotten a lot of people out and about, now if they can just be responsible and pay attention to what they are

    Hope you enjoy your current reads!

    Week in Review

  5. I'm really loving Pokemon Go! I love the idea of walking around but right now it's so freaking hot we only walk in public areas where there lots of stops and stuff. Your vacation sounds fun! I've tried to do staycations but was never organized about it so it ended up being nothing. I think next time I'll do a lot of planning ahead like I would for a regular vacation. Have a great week!

  6. I've heard good things about Rachel Caine's books, but have never read them! I am definitely intrigued by her new series. I hope you have a great week!

  7. Sounds like you had a fun and busy trip. And I am glad to hear you're enjoying pokémon go, I haven't played it, but I did used to enjoy the pokemon tv series and games. I hope you'll have a great week!

  8. I'm yet to get into the Pokemon thing but think it's great it's got people more active etc...

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