Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sunday Post--April 14

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This is where I review my last week and look ahead to what I might be doing next week.

Last Week


Around the House
We drove home from Iowa this week. Lots of driving, but fun to see friends and family. My husband helped his dad clean up his yard to get ready for spring.

We arrived back in the DC area and it was summer! The daffodils my sisters-in-law helped me plant last fall are blooming, tulips are growing and the lawn is getting green. We've only been in this house a few months so this is our first spring. The soil is terrible--hard clay. The builder destroyed all the top soil and compacted everything so we are just hoping to keep the lawn growing. Our lot has a few trees growing at the end of our very small backyard and we have a runoff pond just beyond that so we have a little more privacy than most people in the subdivision. We've put up bird feeders and over the winter had lots of birds...goldfinches, woodpeckers, chickadees, cardinals, and hoards of red winged blackbirds! My cats love to watch them through the windows (as do I)!

Posts on my blog
Sunday Post--April 7

Review: Kiss of Steel by Bec McMaster

Review: Monster in My Closet by R. L. Naquin

Books read
Assassin's Gambit by Amy Raby

E-books bought
Assassin's Gambit by Amy Raby

Hunting by Andrea K. Host

Now May You Weep by Deborah Crombie

The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet by Darynda Jones

The Fever Series: Five Book Bundle by Karen Marie Moning

The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox

A Bit of Bite by Cynthia Eden (short story)

Big Boy (Strangers on a Train) by Ruthie Knox (short story)

Around the web
Kristen at Fantasy Cafe is hosting her second annual Women in SF&F Month. Each day in April she has a post by fellow bloggers or authors, For example, Lois McMaster Bujold has written a post about the women who write science fiction and fantasy and how this conversation is a re-run of many others. Very interesting! I've been enjoying all the posts. I've found a number of new authors and books to read! Go and check them out.


Next Week

Around the house
A little more spring than summer this week so I'm hoping to plant some containers with flowers. I'm also hoping to do lots of reading. I bought the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning and am reading the first book. Really enjoying it. I also want to start making more cards. I've lots of birthdays and friends and family to send "happy spring" cards to! It should be a fun, productive week!

On the blog 
Planned posts:
  • National Library Week
  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • Review
  • Buddy Review with nath at the Breezing Through blog: Assassin's Gambit

20 comments:

  1. Assassins Gambit looks good! I hope you enjoy it!

    Check out my SP & STS.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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    1. I think our buddy review of Assassin's Gambit will be posted on Thursday. If you want to read the review I will be putting a up a link on my blog.

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  2. Nice haul! I've been meaning to read Hunting, and I love Deborah Crombie. The Accidental Demon Slayer looks (and sounds) like fun, too. Enjoy your daffodils! Mine didn't do very well this year (I think the snows freaked them out), but the redbuds in the woods around here are just beautiful, and the cherry blossoms in other people's yards have been breathtaking. I think I need a flowering tree or two...

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    1. I've read lots of good things about Hunting and Deborah Crombie's books so I'm looking forward to reading them.

      We want to plant some flowering trees in our yard, too.

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  3. Nice haul. I have really enjoy Darynda Jones's YA series, so I wouldn't mind picking her Adult one. Happy reading... Thanks for stopping by.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

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    1. I've been reading the adult ones, but haven't read the YA ones yet. lol Happy reading to you!

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  4. I like the look of the cover for that book Hunting. It looks like one of the chimney sweeps from Mary Poppins! Sounds like you've had a nice week. Here in Wisconsin it's cold and rainy!

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    1. I haven't read Hunting yet, but it sounds really good! I'm glad we visited Iowa last week rather than this week. I hope it warms up a little in Wisconsin for you.

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  5. Now May You Weep looks good, and I see you are holding Summer hostage..LOL The Sunday Post

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  6. Yes, I think Now May You Weep will be good. I just need to find the time to read it!

    Yes, I want each season to come when it's supposed to.

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  7. Cool haul. Happy reading!

    http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2013/04/stacking-shelves-34.html

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    1. Thanks! I'll go check out your post.

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  8. Great purchase - The Fever Series: Five Book Bundle by Karen Marie Moning

    Heather ~ My Sunday Post

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    1. I'm reading the first book and it's really good! I don't know why I waited so long.

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  9. Looks like you had a great week in book finds last week. :) ANd glad to hear you are breezing through the current one. :)

    Hope you have a great week.

    And I have a Sunday Post up if you'd like to stop by...
    http://melissa-melsworld.blogspot.com/2013/04/sunday-post-7.html

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    1. Yes, I had a good week and hope the next one will be great, too! Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. Lots of fun books!! Great Haul! Enjoy!

    Thanx for visiting my StS and Sunday Post!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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    1. Thanks! I'm having fun reading lots of fantasy.

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  11. Yay, on time well spent, Jan! :)

    That's a lot of nice ebooks :)

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