It's Sunday! Time to talk about what we got and what's going on. This is a linkup with the awesome Kimba at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
What I Got:
I got these 2 from NetGalley this week. I'm trying to slow down on my accumulation of eARCs but I couldn't pass these 2 up!
The Bellingham Bloodbath by Gregory Harris
This is the 2nd in the Colin Pendragon series. Pendragon is a brilliant detective in Victorian London. This involves a murder in Her Majesty's Guard and a race to find the real murderer. Looking forward to trying out this historical mystery series!
Sandpiper Island by Donna Kauffman
I've been loving small town contemporary romance lately so I'm excited to try this one by Kauffman. I have the 2nd one in the series that I hope to read this week.
From Paperbackswap.com I got
Shadow Spells by Nora Roberts
While I didn't absolutely love the first one in this series I did love the setting. This has my favorite romance type - friends turned more - and I loved the characters in the first book. Really excited to give this one a try.
How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days by Laura Lee Guhrke
Guhrke is one of my favorite historical writers. The premise of this one sounds unique so I'm definitely looking forward to reading it!
From the library:
The Wife, The Maid, and the Mistress by Ariel Lawhon
I'm so excited to read this one! I was about to break down and buy it when I discovered my library had it!
Off the Blog:
I'm on my 3rd weekend of the cold that will not die. I'm down to just the hacking cough but it's driving me crazy. I will never not appreciate being healthy again! Or at least I will appreciate it for about a day until it goes back to being the norm.
The Tornado and I went to this trampoline playground place that just opened a couple of times this week. We met up with some friends both times and had such a good time. The first day I let him and his friends do all the jumping but the 2nd some of the adults decided to join the fun. What a workout! They do cardio classes that they say burn about 1000 calories an hour and after just jumping around for a few minutes I can believe it!
School starts for Emma and Paul this week. They are not excited. I am excited that my driving them to school days are done. We have the open house for the Tornado's school on Friday so he's excited.
I've been completely in genealogy heaven with TLC's show Who Do You Think You Are? This week was Jesse Tyler Ferguson (aka Mitch from Modern Family). It was fascinating. If I ever have extra disposable income I want to do my own genealogy geek experience!
The garden has gone insane. I'm drowning in tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers and snacking sweet peppers. The snacking peppers are adorable. They taste like bell peppers but there little which is really nice if you just need a little bit of pepper in a recipe. Plus my plant is very exuberant so I have a ton of them. I have a cowpepper plant which is supposed to be a mild cayenne that is loaded as well. Zucchini keep just appearing in almost baseball bat size. I check the plant almost every day. Where are these coming from?
On the Blog:
A little trip to England with Jenny Colgan's Sweetshop of Dreams
A look at The Bone Room by James Vitarius
The Top Ten Authors I own the most books by or something like that
A little Christmas in July with Sarah Morgan's Sleigh Bells in the Snow
Jayne Ann Krentz' River Road
What I got from Ipsy in July
Friday linkups featuring The Wife, The Maid, and the Mistress
July's Cookbook from the Cook It Up! Challenge
Monday: Secrets of the Lighthouse by Santa Montefiore revie
Tuesday: Top Ten Books I'd Give to Readers Who've Never Read X (aka Agatha Christie 101)
Thursday: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart Review
Friday: Book Blogger Hop, Friday 56, Book Beginnings on Friday for my current book
At least 2 more book reviews and hopefully MyIreland box review