Sunday, July 8, 2018

This Week in Reading - July 8

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:

Nothing for review but Audible was having a sale and things kind of happened so I ended up with:

The God of the Hive by Laurie R. King - I've had a hard time getting to this one but I really want to read it since the previous book kind of ended on a cliffhanger so I thought I might have a better chance with audio.

The Disaster Artist by Tom Bissell and Greg Sestro - To be honest I don't know much about this book but I've heard a little bit about of the movie that this is about and it was on sale.

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman - I listened to Coraline earlier this year and really enjoyed it so I thought I'd add this one in.

Journey on a Runaway Train by Gertrude Chandler Warner - This one is really for the Tornado.  This is his favorite series so I thought having an audio book always accessible would be a good thing and it was only a few dollars.


Reading:  Finishing up Italian Iced by Kylie Logan and The Next Always by Nora Roberts.  Also reading Staged 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton

Listening:  The audiobook I was listening to ended up being a DNF so I'm back to podcasts for now.

Watching:  We've been watching the World Cup and I've been really enjoying The Great British Baking Show (aka The Great British Bake-Off) now that they've got a new channel on PBS.

Off the Blog:

With the holiday being smack in the middle of the week here in the US it's been a kind of weird week.  I have no idea what day it is!  J took the last half of the week off and we've been tackling chores that have been waiting to get done.  For July 4 we had Eleanor, her husband and the Little One over for an early dinner and had a nice visit.  Then J, the Tornado, and I went and watched fireworks that the Space and Rocket Center were shooting.  We did a few small ones here at the house too.  I'm partial to the fountains which are so pretty but don't make the loud noises or leave a mess.

Earlier this week the Tornado and I visited a new branch of our usual library.  We normally visit the small local branch which I love and it's literally 2 minutes away.  They were unexpectedly closed the other day so we decided to head over to a new branch that had just opened about 15 minutes away and I was so impressed!  The main part is really open floor plan so I could get the Tornado settled at a table and see him from almost anywhere in the library.  The children's section was separate with a full time librarian specifically for the area and the selection was amazing.  He's been really into graphic novels (he's 8) lately and we found a bunch.  He's especially excited about the science related ones we found.  This coming week he's in Space Camp again and my goal is to get all the things I planned to get accomplished last time and try not to injure myself like last time!

On the Blog:

What Happened:

What's Coming Up:

Monday:  Reviews from the Children's Section - Wednesdays at the Tower
Tuesday:  Top Ten Tuesday - All Time Favorites
Wednesday:  Italian Iced - Cozy Mystery Review
Thursday:  Somebody's Daughter - Mystery Review
Friday:  Friday Linkups with Current Book
Saturday:  Staged 4 Murder + Till Death Do Us Tart - Cozy Mystery Reviews

Have a great week and happy reading!


  1. Sorry that your audiobook was a DNF, my last one was a bit of a struggle and so I have gone for a Sarah MacLean one next to reawaken my enthusiasm. Looks like you did well on the Audible sale, nothing in it took my fancy.

  2. I always love watching the World Cup! I've hardly seen any this time though, been so busy. I definitely need to make time for the last few games.

    that new library branch sounds great! And how cool the childrens section has its own dedicated librarian. Nice...

  3. Is your Neverwhere a full cast dramatization? I bought the audio a bout three years ago when it was on sale and all the sound effects were too distracting for me. I am going to try again at some point. 📚

    Space Camp! Do you have your boot off now? Have a wonderful week. 🌞

    Ps. I should be mailing your book out on Wednesday. The last time my sister was taking me to the post office I couldn't remember which stack it was in. 😝

  4. I love the Great British Bake Off-I get hungry looking at all the creations!

  5. What a busy week you had! It seems those weeks with a holiday or any day off in the middle throw me off. I love the thought of Space Camp, wish we had sent Tristan when he was young. I still haven’t seen the British Bake-off Show because our library doesn’t have the DVD.
    Great idea to try a different branch of the library. Our main one is huge but we go/to the closer branch too.

  6. I was so tempted by the Audible sale. I had a couple of books that I considered buying but forgot to do it which may not be a bad thing :) I love visiting other branches of our library. It is always nice to see how they are different. It sounds like you had a good holiday but it was strange with the 4th falling on Wednesday! Have a great week and enjoy your new audios!

  7. I've had no idea what day it is this week, either! Midweek holidays are so confusing, lol. I really need to try Neil Gaiman.

  8. Sorry about your DNF. We have been watching the World Cup too and liking it. The middle of the week holiday totally threw me off! It kept feeling like the wrong day. Enjoy your new reads and have a great week!

  9. The holiday this week messed me up too. I'm glad the new library branch was so nice!

    Have a great week!

  10. I read Neverwhere randomly a couple years ago and LOVED it-- I hope you enjoy it too!

  11. Sounds like a fun-filled week. I enjoy only the impressive professional fireworks shows, not the random firecrackers going off in my area that have so badly spooked my big dog.

    Isn't it fun to explore new (or new-to-you) libraries! Glad Tornado loves reading-- you've set a good example for him :)

  12. It's always wonderful to discover a great library within the orbit of your library card:)). And I know what you mean about The Great British Bake-Off- I like the fact everyone is civilised and friendly even though it's a contest. I hope the coming week is a good one, Katherine.

  13. Visiting a different library branch is always fun. Since I've moved around this city a few times, I have a few favorites. My current neighborhood branch; the downtown branch, which is huge; and a suburban branch that I revisited a year or so ago and took photos for my blog. I always loved the quaint country feel to that branch.

    I still want to read Rainy Day Friends.

    Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  14. Loved both the film and book of The Disaster Artist. Made me see The Room afterwards.

  15. The holiday did throw everything off. I’m glad you found an awesome library. I hope you have a good week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  16. I'm looking forward to your thoughts on Somebody's Daughter and Italian Iced. I loved both of those. Have a great week!

  17. Bummer your audio was a DNF, makes me a bit curious what it was though! :) Enjoy your new reads!

  18. I hope you love your new audiobook finds. How great that there are so many graphic novels for your son's reading interests (and level). Have a great week!

  19. Ooh, you got Neverwhere! Neverwhere is one of my favorites from Neil Gaiman. Enjoy :)

  20. Yay for the new library branch find--that's exciting and it sounds like the setup is really great for parents especially! My son is nine and LOVES graphic novels. Is Tornado into PVZ at all? Or the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series? These are all well-loved (and read, re-read frequently) here. Glad you enjoyed a nice 4th--it was strange with it being smack in the middle of the week. :)

  21. How fun another branch was open and brand new, what a plus. We usually go to the main branch in town. There are a few smaller branches but their schedules are limited.