Sunday, September 3, 2017

This Week in Reading - September 3

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:

The Chesapeake Bride by Mariah Stewart - I love Mariah Stewart and I'm excited to go back to the Chesapeake Bay series!  The early books were a little inconsistent but the more recent books have been really great!  (Publisher)

A Murder for the Books by Victoria Gilbert - There's a librarian, a historic mountain town in Virginia AND a murder.  How could I resist.  This is a new series and a new-to-me author so I'm really looking forward to it.  (NetGalley)

Rugged Texas Cowboy by Lora Leigh - It's been awhile since I've read a cowboy romance and this book with 2 novellas sounded too good to pass up!  (Publisher)

To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon - I've heard of the Mitford series forever but have never read any of them.  I'm really looking forward to this one and am hoping it's not to confusing to jump in this late in the season.  (Publisher)


Reading:  Something Like Happy by Eva Woods and Dinner with Edward by Isabel Vincent

Listening:  Splintered by A.G. Howard.  

Watching:  I watched a few classics last weekend with my Grandfather.  We watched Rear Window, Vertigo, and White Heat with James Cagney.  All 3 were really good though I think Rear Window is my favorite.  With football season starting I'm thinking I'm not going to be watching much of anything else.

Off the Blog:

I've been dragging this week.  Between all of last week's traveling and all the rain we've had the last couple of days I just want to curl up and take a nap!  J and the Tornado have both been sick in the past week so I'm trying to listen to my body and get plenty of sleep so I'm not the next victim! I was heading north Monday on I-59 and passed dozens of ambulances heading south towards Houston.  It was both a heartbreaking and heartwarming sight.

J's birthday was this week and instead of presents we've decided to focus on trips so the eclipse trip was his main present and we headed down to Birmingham Saturday for a few fun things.  Other than that this weekend will be pretty quiet.  The Tornado has Monday and Tuesday off from school and I'm hoping we can all get caught up on our rest and get back to feeling 100%

We are in the final stages of Disney World planning!  I'm so excited I can hardly stand it!  The Tornado has never been and it's been years since J or I was there.  We are in countdown mode now as we leave at the end of the month!  Tickets are bought, reservations are made and now we wait!

On the Blog:

What Happened:

What's Coming Up:

Monday:  Reviews from the Children's Section - The Saturdays and The Four Story Mistake
Tuesday:  Top Ten Tuesday - Books I Struggled with but Ended Up Loving
Wednesday:  Cherry Cake and a Cadaver - Cozy Mystery Review
Thursday:  Conspiracy in Belgravia - Historical Mystery Review
Friday:  Something Like Happy - Fiction Review
Saturday:  TBD

Have a great week and happy reading!


  1. Yay for Disney! Hope you have a great long weekend and everyone feels better. I love some of those old movies, they're so fun to watch, now I want to sit down with an old Hitchcock movie!

  2. Looking forward to your Something Like Happy review. I should give Mariah Stewart another go then, maybe!!

  3. Yay!!! I hope you have a fun time at Disney!!!

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  4. I liked Dinner with Edward.
    Sorry to hear your husband and son have been ill, take care of yourself as your resistance may be down from taking care of them. Yikes! Looking forward to hearing about the Disney trip. I'll never forget Tristan's first experience when he was 7, so magical,

  5. I love Rear Window and Vertigo. Not sure I've ever seen White Heat so will need to check it out. I hope you don't get the bug though, if it's like our house, it goes around. Disney sounds fun. We did try and take my daughter on our recent holiday but she decided she wanted to go the baseball instead on the day we had planned to!

  6. Oh, I want to go! LOL I have yet to go to Disney but it's on my bucket list and I will go some day. :) We both got A Murder for the Books! :)

    Have a great week!
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  7. Yay for your Disney World trip. I'm sure the Tornado is going to love it. And I hope you all get well and stay well. A Murder for the Books sounds good and I've read a couple Jan Karon books and they're good.

    Have a good week, Katherine!

  8. I am sure Disney is going to be a roaring success.
    The Jan Karon book is the one I will try to track down. Have a good week.

  9. I must read those Jan Karon books! I saw At Home in Mitford on Hallmark recently, and I was caught up in the characters, etc.

    I love those Hitchcock classics!

    It's great that you got to share them with your grandfather.

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  10. I couldn't resist A Murder for the Books either! I read the first four Mitford books a long time ago, and at the time I was glad I was reading them in order, but I don't know how easy it is to jump in to more recent books.

    How exciting that you got to see the eclipse! And have fun on your Disneyworld trip, too. :-)

  11. I love those old classic movies. Rear Window would be my favorite of those you saw too, I think. I am looking forward to reading A Murder for the Books. That is one I requested too. I couldn't resist. :-) I am sorry J and Tornado have been sick. I hope they are feeling better now and you don't come down with anything. Happy Birthday to J! I would love to visit Disney World one day. I hear it's pretty amazing.

    Have a great week, Katherine!

  12. Disney World sounds great :) have a great week!

  13. Disney World is so exciting! I'm heading to Orlando in October to hit Disney and Universal and I'm so excited. Hope you have a wonderful time!

  14. Ooo I love Rear Window! Really though I'm a sucker for anything with Jimmy Stewart in it :))

  15. I want to go back to Disney World. My first trip in high school was ruined by being stuck in a group with a girl who'd been 7 times in the last year and wouldn't let anyone have a voice in choices. I hope you guys have so much fun! Rest up and relax!

    1. I love Rear Window, too. Yay for Disney World! I hope that you can sneak by the sickness. Have a wonderful, and healthy, week. :)

  16. Have fun at Disney! I've never been there. Have a great week of reading :)

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  17. Sleep is the best way to help not get sick. Hope everyone gets and stays healthy. Disney is so much fun. We are going in December and I can't wait. Have a great week!

  18. Yay for Disney. We lived in Florida until my oldest was in 5th grade, so we went quite regularly. Have a blast. Rugged Texas Cowboy by Lora Leigh sounds good!

  19. Disney! I have been several times and loved it each time. I do think that me and my husband are done with it at this point and want to see other things but our kids are older. You got some great books this week! I hope you stay well and everyone in your house feels better soon. Have a great week!

  20. I picked up A Murder for the Books from NetGalley too. It looks so good. We went to Disney World in May and had a wonderful time. Exhausting but so much fun. Have a great week!

  21. Disney World sounds like so much fun. We have never been there but would love to go one of these days. I hope everyone feels better and you enjoy your new books. Have a great week!

  22. Hope you can avoid getting sick. I'm reading the Chesapeake Bride this week. Hope we both love it!