Sunday, April 16, 2017

This Week in Reading - April 16

It's Sunday Post time!  This is hosted by the awesome Caffeinated Book Reviewer and gives us all a chance to recap our week.

What I Got:

Quakery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything by Lydia Kang, MD and Nate Pedersen - I'm fascinated by medical history and how quickly it progressed in the 20th century.  As well all the patent medicines and theories are fascinating and more than a little scary.  (NetGalley)

The Pleasures of Passion by Sabrina Jeffries - Sabrina Jeffries is one of my absolute favorite historical romance authors and really the one who got me back to reading historicals after a long break.  I always enjoy her books!  (NetGalley)

At the library I picked up a few books -
Because You're Mine by Colleen Coble
I Hate Everything About You by Clinton Kelly
Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick

I'm not sure I'll read these but they looked good and I'm hoping to get to them!


Reading:  How to Entice an Earl by Lily Dalton, Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, Tempest in a Teapot by Amanda Cooper

Listening: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Watching:  We watched the season finale for Major Crimes which I enjoyed.  I was very glad they didn't leave it on a cliffhanger like they frequently do.  I'm struggling with Criminal Minds right now.  I like the murder stuff but I'm pretty done with the Reid in prison storyline.  It doesn't seem like it's ever going to end and I'm quickly not caring.  I'm enjoying Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders and now that I have the Investigation Discovery app I've been watching a lot of Disappeared.

Off the Blog:

The Tornado watching the game
Emma and her boyfriend 

We had such a good time at the football game!  The weather was perfect, the game was fun and we had stadium hot dogs.  It's a fun stadium and it was really fun to see the band and mascot as well as everything else.  We also went to the vet school open house in the morning and saw all kinds of animals.  The Tornado was fascinated and loved seeing the snakes, dogs, and horses especially.

Taking back roads on our way home we came across this sign which we just had to take a picture of.  I really love the use of the words "Sudden" and "Catastrophic".  For the record not only were we not the victims of any sudden catastrophic sinkholes but we didn't see any sink holes at all.

Other than that not a particularly eventful week.  We did get the Tornado's spring pictures back and they were so beyond terrible I can't even describe them.  The photographers were great and I know they were calling kids back when their eyes were closed and stuff which leads me to believe that that was the best shot they could get.  He's a reasonably photogenic child but something about posed pictures do not bring out the best in him.  I think we're going to have posed photo drills for awhile.

On the Blog:

What Happened:

What's Coming Up:

Monday:  Ramblings from the Stacks - Books That Click + a Giveaway
Tuesday:  Ten Things that Will Make Me Want to Read a Book
Wednesday:  The Decorator Who Knew to Much - Cozy Mystery Review
Thursday:  Manderley Forever - Nonfiction Review
Friday: Friday Linkups with Current Book
Saturday: TBD

Have a great week and happy reading!


  1. Quackery looks really interesting. I think it's kinda scary if you go back just a few generation how medical care was VERY different. Yikes. Hope you're liking Ready Player One!

    And yeah I think seeing that sign would get one's attention! Sinkholes- pretty scary. I remember being in the mountains and seeing avalanche warnings- those make you a little nervous too lol.

  2. Great photos of the kids!

    I love Major Crimes, too, and that was a good ending. I stopped watching Criminal Minds a while was getting too grim.

    Tempest in a Teapot looks tempting. Thanks for sharing, and have a great week.

  3. I sometimes pick up books from the library and then have to acknowledge I can't get to them! That notice of the sinkhole is very alarming!! Good you didn't come across any.

  4. Oooh I love that medical book's title. Should I repeat it? Hope you enjoy reading it! Glad you had a good time with family and that road sign is so funny! I'm convinced they hired a professional soap opera writer to draft the sign.... Hope you will have a good week and here's my Sunday Headlines:

  5. I hope you get to the Clinton Kelly book - I really enjoyed it. Hope you are liking RPO. That sign would have freaked me out!!! Glad you didn't see any sudden or catastrophic sink holes! Have a great week!

  6. I'll bet Quackery is really interesting! Ready Player One has been recommended to me so many times, but I'm not into video games and keep avoiding it. Will keep an eye out for your review.

  7. Quakery sounds interesting, love Sabrina Jefferies!! Sound like you had fun at the game and the vet school sounded like fun. I love that sign, I bet it makes people drive careful through that

    Enjoy your reads and have a great week!
    Week in Review

  8. Reid is in prison?? Criminal Minds is one of those shows I watch occasionally whenever they're on TV but I've missed a lot of seasons and now I have so many questions 😱 Happy Easter!

  9. Quackery sounds so interesting! I almost requested it, but decided I had enough for now. I'm glad you had fun at the football game. Emma looks so much like you! I hope you get a chance to read the Amanda Quick book; it was good. Have a great week!

  10. Oh man, Quackery sounds awesome! You can get so much cool non-fiction these days. It's like I used to be blind to this genre, but now I read The Radium Girls and it all turned around.

  11. That's some interesting nonfiction. Glad you had a great time at the college's family event.

  12. I almost requested Quackery then I looked at my pile of arcs and told It sounds like you had a good time at the game and I love the photos you shared. I am glad that you avoided all sinkholes. Have a great week!

  13. Quackery looks great - I've got a copy of Tudor medicines and treatments and it's a wonder any of them survived any illness - if it didn't carry them off, most of the treatments were lethal. I love the pics. Glad you had such a lovely time - and I hope you are having a great Easter week-end.

  14. Love Jeffries! Hope you enjoy it. Quackery sounds good. Nice pics of the kids too.

  15. I really enjoy engaging nonfiction, so I think Quackery would be right up my alley!!

  16. That sign would scare the crap out of me. Like, thanks for the warning? Does it even matter that it's posted? ... I HATE school photos. The way they make you stand and hold your head gives even the skinniest kid in school a double chin. I am the advisor for the yearbook, and they ARGUED with me that putting your head out at a downward angle did not show neck fat and such. I refused to follow their directions. And imagined myself kicking them in the shins. lol

  17. That's quite a sign! I guess they are covering their bases in case a sinkhole really does open up. Sounds like you had a good week--I am glad everyone had a good time at the game! Mouse's spring photo turned out pretty bad too--I had meant to get her bangs cut before the photos were taken, but didn't get a chance. I had told her to make sure they were out of her eyes for the photo. Nope. You can't even see her eyes in the photos. We didn't buy any. LOL

    Quakery sounds like it would be a good one. I hope you enjoy it!