Saturday, November 11, 2017

This Week in Reading - November 12

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:

Last week I had an empty shelf and I had planned to have another one this week but things went terribly wrong but in the most fun of ways!

A Crime of Poison by Nancy Haddock (Publisher)

Comic Sans Murder by Paige Shelton (Publisher)

Honey Baked Homicide by Gayle Leeson (Publisher)

Live and Let Fly by Clover Tate (Publisher)

Egg Drop Dead by Laura Childs (Publisher)

Hark the Herald Angels Slay by Vicki Delany (Publisher)

Gin and Panic by Maia Chance (Publisher)

Once Upon a Christmas Eve by Elizabeth Hoyt (NetGalley)

Of Murder and Men by Lynn Cahoon (Blog Tour)

The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen (Little Bird Publicity)

Bad Neighbors by Maia Chance (NetGalley)

Garden of Lamentations by Deborah Crombie (Blog Tour)

I thought about going on a book buying binge just to see how many books I could get in a week but I restrained myself!


Reading: The Missing by C.L. Taylor and Once Upon a Maiden Lane by Elizabeth Hoyt

Listening:  A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy.  I'm loving this so much!

Watching:  I'm in Mississippi this week so most likely I'm watching some classic movies.  I know Key Largo with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall is on the list but not sure what else.  Next week J and I are planning on starting Stranger Things and I'm super excited.

Off the Blog:

I'm in Mississippi this weekend visiting my grandparents and spending Veteran's Day with my favorite veteran.  This is my Grandfather in 1943 just home from training with bright shiny wings pinned to his uniform.  He said at the time he had absolutely no fear and just wanted to fly.  And that he and the other pilots thought they were pretty great!  He stayed in the Army for the rest of his career with a tour in Korea and some time off to have a very good time at Ole Miss on the GI bill.  He's had a rough year with his fall and all but he's doing so great now and we've had such nice visits.  It's hard to believe he's fast approaching his 94th birthday.

Everything else is much as usual.  Not much going on other than I'm chronically behind but I'm catching up little by little!  I've been LOVING every book I've read in the past week or so which is so much fun.  I love when I get on a good reading streak!

On the Blog:

What Happened:

What's Coming Up:

Monday:  Seeds of Revenge - Cozy Mystery Review
Tuesday:  Ten Books I Want My Children to Read
Wednesday: Death at the Emerald - Historical Mystery Review
Thursday: The Missing - Blog Tour Mystery Review
Friday:  Friday Linkups with Current Book
Saturday: Treasure on Lilac Lane and Once Upon a Maiden Lane - Romance Reviews

Have a great week and happy reading!


  1. That's a nice stack of books. Have a great week! :)

  2. Your new books look great. Good to hear you restrained yourself of going on a book-buying binge. I know how that feels and it's not easy. Sigh.. If only we could buy every book we wanted!
    Stranger Things is so good! I hope you'll enjoy it as much as we did. ;)
    Have a great week and happy reading!

  3. Very nice haul. I love it when that happens! LOL

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  4. Those cozies look tempting. I love the picture of your grandfather as a veteran. Enjoy your time with your grandparents.

    I am curious about the Maia Chance books. I read Bad Housekeeping of hers.

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  5. Yay new books ha ha! Those look like a lot of fun. Hope you're having a great trip- old movies sounds fun. I haven't seen Key Largo in ages.

    Glad your grandfather is doing well!

  6. A nice collection of mystery murders! enjoy them all.

  7. Yay for giant book hails even if you didn't intend it to be big :) Have a good trip. Stranger things is something am not sure if am ever going to watch and I feel bad :(

  8. What a book haul! Enjoy your time with your grandad, and your movies x

  9. Yay for good reading streaks and loads of exciting looking books. Visiting your grandparents sounds so fun, and your grandfather must have so many stories. I'd love to hear first hand accounts like that.

  10. Glad you had a nice Veterans Day with your grandparents!

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  11. Empty shelves never go the way you planned :D congrats on snagging those though. That looks like a haul of just the right size!
    Ooh, I like that photo you shared. Old photos are always so interesting.
    Have a great week :)

  12. Ha ha, this kind of thing always seems to happen to me after I have a week of empty shelf, it's like a You got a lot of great books! I love old movies so that sounds like a fun time!

    Happy reading!
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  13. I love lining new books up on the shelf. Happy reading.
    sherry @ fundinmental Sunday Memes

  14. Nice book haul! And I know the feeling of being chronically behind. One of these days I might get caught up.

    I'm glad you had a good weekend with your grandparents.

    Have a great week!

  15. Nice haul!!! I want to start Stranger Things 2 next week too. Hope we both like it. What a great picture of your grandfather. Have a great week!

  16. Looks like you more than made up for those empty shelves last week! The new books look great though:)

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  18. Enjoy your time with your Grandparents, and the picture is wonderful...

    Enjoy the new books you picked this week. Happy reading.

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  19. Oh my what a deluge of books arriving this week and rather exciting to see what's on your doorstep. Good that you are enjoying the Maeve Binchy book, I have never been able to get into hers.

  20. You got a great stack of new books! I've been adding a lot of cozies to my tbr, they are really fun to read. I hope you have a great time with your grandparents and a safe trip home!

  21. I hope you enjoy your stack of new books. Happy readings! ;)

    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

  22. What a wonderful picture of your grandfather! Such a treasure. You have quite the haul this week. It looks like you hit the cozy jackpot :) I hope you have a nice visit and enjoy all of your new books!

  23. I love the photo of your grandfather:). Glad that he is still recovering after his fall and I hope your bid to catch up makes some headway this coming week:)). Have a good one, Katherine!

  24. What a great mailbox! I'm really looking forward to The Tuscan Child. How wonderful to spend time with your grandfather this weekend. What a treasure.

  25. I love the photo! I have some old photos of my great-uncles with my grandma and all their siblings. Honestly, I love the black and white photos like this from the time. They are timeless. I am glad you are spending Veterans Day with him and your grandma. I hope you enjoy your visit.

  26. Cool photo. I have some photos of my grandpa during WWII. I should really scan them so I have backup copies if anything happens to them. I hope you have a great week and enjoy your new books.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  27. Ah, I hope you had a lovely weekend and time with grandfather in general. The photo is amazing!

    That's quite the book haul! And yay for enjoying everything you've been reading lately; such a great feeling.

    Happy reading!

  28. What a cute couple. I love how they dressed back then. Yay for a enjoyable reading week.

  29. Oh my goodness, no, that will not keep your shelf empty!