Sunday, June 19, 2016

Sunday/Monday Posts: June 19th and 20th

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It's a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

If you'd like to participate with The Sunday Salon, it is now a Facebook group.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is a meme with a new host!  It's now being hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. This is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

I'm also linking to  Stacking The Shelves which is hosted by Team Tynga's Reviews.

Happy Sunday and Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!

This is the first Father's Day since my father passed away last summer, so it's a sad one for me.  I still can't believe he's really gone.  It will be a year in July.

Anyway, the sun is shining and the temps are getting warmer all the time.  Life goes on.

For some reason, lately I feel like reading more.  I have no idea why and I'm still reading at my regular speed, which is slow :)  I did manage to finish one book this week and I'm halfway through another. I'm loving the audio of Elin Hilderbrand's The Blue Bistro.  I forgot how much I love her summer beach reads.  I'll have to see if the library has any others available for me to listen to since I'll be done with this one soon.  She's such a good writer.

I'm excited that Orange is the New Black is available on Netflix.  I haven't watched it yet and I'm torn if I should stop watching Bloodline and watch OITNB instead and go back to Bloodline later.  Or finish Bloodline.  I'm really enjoying this show.  The good thing with Netflix is that they will both still be there waiting for me to watch.

So, what's everyone else watching and reading?  Anything good?  I hope you all have a great week!


Blog Tours/Spotlights/Reviews/Giveaways 
I Hosted

Monday: Spotlight: Mr. Jones & Me by Lindsay Marie Miller

Tuesday: Spotlight/Giveaway: If You Left by Ashley Prentice Norton

Friday: Spotlight/Q&A: The Sisters by Claire Douglas

Blog Tours/Hops Coming Up Next Week

Monday:  Blog Tour:  Tea Cups and Carnage by Lynn Cahoon (Review/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Posts this week

Wednesday:  Waiting on Wednesday

Friday:   Friendly Fill-Ins
              The Friday 56

I'm currently reading...

I'm finished reading...

I'm still listening to...

Next few books on my list to read in no particular order....

What was your week like? What are you reading this week?


  1. *HUGS* It's only been a year since my dad died so I understand what you're going through. I'm glad to hear you're getting your reading mojo back; feels good, doesn't it? :)

    Have a great week!

  2. :hugs: I can only imagine how hard today is for you. Maybe you should change up your shows and start the new season of OITNB.

  3. Orange is the New Black is getting lots of buzz, I'm still on S1 but one of these days I may get back to it. And hope you like Caught Read Handed. I thought it was pretty good, loved the setting.

    Your upcoming cozys looks fun.

  4. Oh, I hope you love whatever you choose on Netflix, and I like that we can wait to start something new.

    I hope to start watching Season 4 of OITNB this weekend...right now, I'm watching Revenge, and I'm on Season 3.

    Enjoy your books...and here are

  5. I hope today is going okay. I know all the firsts can be so hard. You do have some fantastic books though. I really enjoyed Tea Cups and Carnage and Caught Red Handed. I'm thinking about starting Bloodline soon. It looks good and we're always looking for new stuff to watch. How did we survive without Netflix? Have a great week!

  6. Father's Day is tough for me too. I lost my father in 2001, and then lost my husband last year. Sending you lots of hugs.

  7. These all look good! I'll have to check some of them out. Here's my StS if you'd like to stop by my blog.

  8. I am so sorry your Father is no longer with you. I am sure it is very hard this first Father's Day without him. XO

  9. Hugs. This is only the second I've been without my dad. I still miss him every day.

    Elin Hilderbrand is such a good pick when you need something light.

  10. My father passed away some time ago, yet Father's Day brings him back to me. I remember so much about him. Hopefully, this will happen for you too:)
    We are reading a lot of the same books. And summer brings out the urge to read in me too. I really go for the cozies. I think it's because it's lighter reading:) Not that I need an excuse to read a cozy as I'm addicted to them. LOL

    My Sunday Post

  11. I haven't been watching anything but baseball games lately. I'm reading up a storm though. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  12. Mother's Day is always hard for me still and my mom has been gone a while now. *hugs* First one's with out a parent are always really hard.

    You got some great books coming up!!

    Week in Review

  13. Hugs for you. I hope fathers day was an okay day for you. I haven't lost a father but after my dad left us I looked up to my grandpa as a father figure. He's been gone for 6 years now. Still miss him to this day.
    I hope you enjoy your books they all look good. Have a nice week. :)

  14. Mmm like the sound of The Blue Bistro by EH. I like beach reads too.

  15. The Blue Bistro sounds good. I'll have to check it out. Happy Reading and Listening!

  16. I was thinking about my dad a lot this year as well -- this was my second father's day without him. Interestingly, this year I missed him the way I remember him from my youth, instead of as he was in his last few years. I hope your memories are also a comfort.


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