Sunday, June 25, 2017

This Week in Reading - June 25

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:

Cocoa Beach By Beatriz Williams - I'm super excited about this one!  I'm a big fan of Williams' books so when I got an email from the publisher asking if I'd like a copy of this newest one I could say yes fast enough!

French Fried by Kylie Logan - I won this is in a giveaway over at Carstairs Considers and was thrilled when it arrived this week.  I have the first in the series and am really looking to reading this one as well.

That's it for this week though I have a bunch of requests pending over on NetGalley.  2 of my favorite publishers but some great looking books up while I was out of town so I had to do a bit of a request binge.


Reading:  My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier, Howard's End is on the Landing by Susan Hill and Stardance Summer by Emily March

Listening:  I'm still listening to podcasts but I'm slowly getting caught up.  I was listening to a lot of Lazy Genius and What Should I Read I Next

Watching:  I watched a lot of movies with my Grandfather this week.  We watched Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, An American in Paris, My Fair Lady, Arsenic and Old Lace, and The Defiant Ones.  All were very good though I think Arsenic and Old Lace is my favorite.  I love Cary Grant.

Off the Blog:

The Tornado and I were out of town this whole week visiting my grandparents and had a good time.  Tropical Storm Cindy was not particularly kind and we had a lot of rainy weather and storms but we didn't really have to go anywhere and there were little breaks in the rain so we were able to go outside some.  The drive home had some rough spots but luckily not too bad or too long.  It does feel good to be home though!

This week the Tornado will be at Space Camp.  They have a day camp for younger kids but it's a full day - 8 to 5 - jam packed with activites so I have a feeling he will be exhausted when I pick him up!  Other than that not much is going on this week other than getting caught up from being out of town and getting ready for our next RV trip which will be around July 4th which is somehow NEXT week.  How did that happen?

On the Blog:

What Happened:

What's Coming Up:

Monday:  Swallow's Nest - Contemporary Fiction Review
Tuesday:  Top Ten Tuesday - Best Books of 2017 So Far
Wednesday:  Booked 4 Murder - Cozy Mystery Review
Thursday:  My Cousin Rachel - Classic Mystery Review
Friday:  Friday Linkups with Current Book
Saturday:  Crime of Passion Fruit - Cozy Mystery Review

Have a great week and happy reading!


  1. I love that old movie Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

    Cocoa Beach is a book I've been eyeing. Enjoy your week, and thanks for sharing.

  2. Cary Grant's awesome, I love those old movies. Glad you had a nice visit! And yeah July 4th next week- that's kind of amazing. As usual summer is going to fly by apparently.

    Hope Cocoa Beach is good. Nice tropical cover.

  3. I hope that space camp is a ton of fun! I've always wanted to go to one of those. Have a good week, and happy reading! :)

  4. I love Arsenic and Old Lace and everything Cary Grant too - though I also wouldn't pass up the chance to watch an American in Paris as I haven't seen that in ages!

  5. I have Coco Beach on my wishlist. I hope that you enjoy it and all of your books. Have a great week :)

  6. I hope T enjoys Space camp that sounds fun! I put in a lot of request on NG and they all came in last week! So eek my book haul is a bit bigger than normal. I must be good this week. :)

    Have a great week!

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  7. Sorry you had bad weather on your trip but glad you had a good time. Space camp sounds like it will be awesome. I can't believe July 4th is right around the corner. This year is flying! Have a great week!

  8. I love Arsenic and Lace-- while I have a deep proclaimed love for Jimmy Stewart, I have to admit a fondness for Cary Grant :)

  9. It was fun to see your last RV trip; I can't wait to see your next. You are a wonderful granddaughter; I'm sure your grandparents love seeing Tornado and how he's changed since his last visit. Yeah, the 4th around the corner. Man; b/c we've got our girls in math class my summer is off to a busy start but we're putting in bits of fun here and there. Space Camp sounds awesome! Good that he'll be exhausted; you're getting your money's worth ;O).

  10. A Beatriz Williams novel is always cause for excitement... and I'm hoping to read My Cousin Rachel for RIP this year. Have a good week!

  11. It sounds like you had a great trip despite the weather. Your new books sound like perfect summer reads. And I love Cary Grant and the old movies!

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  12. Space camp sounds awesome! Have a lovely reading week :)

  13. We were suppose to get something from Cindy but it looks like she packed up and left early. The weekend is nice but has a breeze which helps with the hot sun.

    Aww, I hope the Tornado has a great time at Space Camp! My daughter will be going to a softball camp two times a week in July. I am hoping it helps her be more confident because she is an awesome player.

    Have a great week, Katherine! Happy Reading! ox

  14. Cocoa Beach has been on my wishlist. That one looks great. Enjoy your books (I loved French Fried). Have a great week!

  15. Yay! I hope the tornado has fun at Space Camp!

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  16. Wow that certainly is an amazing length of camp day, hope he is not too tired at the end of it, but exciting for him. Ah Cocoa Beach of course you said yes!! I listen all the time now to What Shall I Read Next. The books usually aren't to my taste ( a little above me!!) but I still love the podcast.

  17. Sounds like another busy week for you. Watching those classic movies with your grandfather sounds like fun. Cocoa Beach looks really good. I added it to my TBR. I hope the Tornado has a great time at space camp (I wish I went to space camp when I was a kid lol). Have a great week!

  18. Yay for getting home safe! Camp sounds fun! And ooo love the Williams' cover!

  19. We were very fortunate with Cindy as we had scheduled the opening of a Little Library on the day it arrived. We only got a bit of light rain.

    Enjoy your new reads!

  20. Space Camp! How awesome is that? Have a great week and happy reading :)
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  21. Space Camp sounds like so much fun! I hope your son enjoys it. Sorry the weather didn't cooperate this past week. I hope you have a great week. Enjoy your new books!

  22. 8 to 5?! Wow, that is an extremely long day! The Tornado will be sleeping well, that's for sure. It's wonderful you had such a great time with your grandfather. And you are right, July snuck up like a thief in the night. Have a fab week. :)

  23. Hallo! How are you doing with My Cousin Rachel? I've got 40 pages left, will have my review done on Thursday. That okay??