I’m joinin’ in with Kimberly of Caffeinated Reviewer on Sundays to talk about anything new, to share what books have been read &/or have come in, and a heads up on what’s coming up next. I figure since I’m always prepping my book post on Sunday to publish in the wee hours of Monday, why not link up with her meme first?
And of course I will also link up with It’s Monday! What are you reading? hosted by Kathryn of The Book Date later on today. Kathryn took over this weekly, Monday meme from Shelia of Book Journey who had taken it over from J Kayne Book Blog. This meme is not just about adult books either. If you read picture and chapter books, juvenile fiction, or even YA, they count as well. Jen Vincent of Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee of Unleashing Readers give this Monday, book post link up a kid-focus.
Hello. Today should be a short post. I got to sleep in this morning which was very much-needed after watching a couple of episodes of Stranger Things with the girls. The teenager had heard about it from one of her BFF’s. Nice to see Winona Ryder in a come back + the kids are cute and great actors. The content is certainly different, what I feel is a cross between E.T. and Aliens.
I’ve been on a sewing track since Friday. I was excited to work with that Superman flannel but found I didn’t prewash it yet so it’s gettin’ its rub-a-dub-dub this very minute. I then thought I had a back up sewing project to work on but alas, the fabric had to be washed first.
“So many books, so little time.”
― Frank Zappa
Oh boy do I feel that lately, especially when I’m reminded on Goodreads how I’m three books behind schedule. Last year I was zippin’ through audiobooks which had made me an overachiever on my reading challenge. I’ve only finished one, Kindle book this week:
I’m always game to try new-to-me, historical romance authors. I sometimes feel for authors in this genre because I feel in a way, they are limited due to what the society’s constraints were in regards to decorum in those periods. I have to admit I’m a bit jaded when it comes to romance because it takes more for me to be impressed in terms of the plot’s creativity.
This read in general was a good one. I liked how strong Diane was and how she kept the Marquis of Haybury on his toes. I liked her will for independence and success. I did tire a bit now and then of their verbal sparring although these parts made me envision a fencing match of wills. I found the premise of wanting to open a gambling club and making it a success creative. I do like an underdog who bucks against conventions. The climax of the book was awkward and more like a ride on The Grizzly at Great America rather than like a heart-stopping roller coaster. I wasn’t impressed nor entirely convinced. However, I don’t mind continuing with this series but I’m in no rush to. Three stars.
One book I had listed last Sunday, Breath of Fire, I found out I had read it already! I have no idea how I could have forgotten. Duh!
- The Heist (Fox and O’Hare #1) by Janet Evanovich – I am not sure about this one as I had started reading it while on the elliptical and found myself checking the time.
- By Book or By Crook (Lighthouse Library Mystery #1) by Eva Gates, read by Elise Arsenault – Getting further into this one to give it more of a chance.
About the Dames
- The teenager is still getting through her second read of the Harry Potter series. Oh! Cute tidbit: After her Friday, doctor’s appointment, I dropped her off at the hub to meet up with her girlfriends so they could hang out for a few hours. Unexpectedly, when she got out of the car and walked past, she turned around, waved, and said, “Goodbye Mommy.” Be still my heart! Of course an image of her as a little one flashed through my head and made me sigh.
- The youngest just finished the Seraphina series; she absolutely loved them all!
So are you particular about a certain genre where your expectations are high? If you have kids, do you watch a TV series with them? Okay. Off to check the laundry and work on my daily, water intake. Have a good Sunday. Thanks for poppin’ in. TTYS.