Sunday, January 24, 2016

The Sunday Post/It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


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It's been another crazy week. School, baby, just life in general has me running like a wild woman. Good thing there is that cup of mint tea at the end of the night. Or red wine, depending on the day. 

Wyatt and I have been reading snow books together for two weeks, celebrating how much we (I) love it. However, in the wake of Blizzard Jonas, we are switching our gears. This week I checked out a ton of Groundhog Day books instead - will he see his shadow, or won't he? I hope that everyone in the path of this blizzard was safe and secure. It was a big one. We had family in New Jersey for work, and she is still snowed in to her hotel. Safe, but stuck.

Despite all that, I managed to get some good reading time in! Yay!

Read Last Week:


The Drowning Girls by Paula Treick DeBoard: I love love love her books! I am so thankful I was able to read an advanced copy - I hate waiting!

If You Only Knew by Kristan Higgins: I am so close to being finished with this book that I am calling it done. I loved it - as long as the ending doesn't suck!

Of Moose and Men - This was a DNF. I just couldn't get into it; I felt like the examples were forced, and disjointed. I wanted to like it, but just didn't. :(

Reading This Week:


Crystal Kingdom by Amanda Hocking: The third in the Kanin Chronicles- I am excited to read it!

Bats of the Republic by Zachary Thomas Dodson: This one looks pretty neat as well!

Long-Term Read:

The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck: I have been wanting to read this for forever! I know it is going to take me a hundred years, so this will be something I am reading while reading alongside other books.

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  1. I am not a fan of snow and thankfully we weren't impacted by this storm. I think Groundhog Day books sound fun :)

    I really liked If You Only Knew and I hope she writes more like it. Oregon Trail has been on my TBR pile for awhile. I hope you like it!

  2. The Oregon Trail looks interesting, I've always been fascinated by the Lewis & Clark expedition so this would probably interest me as well. And Crystal Kingdom- that's quite the cover on that one.

    It's nice to think that Groundhog Day is coming up- I love how fast January seems to be going, I'm so ready for spring!

  3. Hope you enjoy The Oregon Trail! It was one of my nonfiction favorites last year... it is pretty long though.

  4. I hope you and your family are warm and safe with all the snow areas of US have been getting - although I'm the UK we've been seeing a lot of pictures in the news and such but the snow levels have been crazy!!

    It looks like you'll have some great upcoming reviews to come.

    Happy Reading!

    Reading With Jade

  5. We only had a relatively small amount of snow and ice in my part of VA. I did stay in and read more than usual. It looks like you have some good reading ahead. Enjoy!

  6. I discovered tea a few months ago and love Bigelow's plantation black mint tea-I usually have one or two cups of it a day :)

  7. Crystal Kingdom has a beautiful cover, it looks interesting. Yeah Storm Jonas kinda makes me want to read summer or even spring books-LOL We got 16 inches here, however it is now melting... Have a great week!!

  8. I've read and enjoyed two books by Paula Treick DeBoard so I'll have to look for this one. My eldest likes Amanda Hocking, and that cover is beautiful! Enjoy the snow with Wyatt but stay warm!

  9. I have "The Oregon Trail" waiting for me on one of my readers and I'm pretty sure it is going to be a long-term read for me as well.

  10. I'm glad you and your loved ones are safe and warm after the big storm. It's amazing how many great books there are for babies/toddlers/kids. I bet Wyatt has his own, big bookcase. The Crystal Kingdom cover is an eye magnet. I have the first in the series on my TBR for sure. You are brave to tackle that Oregon Trail book.

  11. I've heard a lot of good things about The Oregon Trail. I should probably read it so I know more about it than the old computer game I played in elementary school. :)

  12. The tea or wine question is a tough decision at the end of the night!

    Bats of the Republic is definitely on my list of books I hope to read. I'll be looking for your thoughts!

  13. I haven't even heard of Paula Treick DeBoard. We usually have pretty similar taste so I'll have to give her a try! Enjoy your week!

  14. Late visiting but better late than never right lol Glad you and family are all safe after Jonas, sounds like quite the snow storm. I loved If You Only Knew, I be you were happy with the ending. Have a great week and happy reading :)


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