Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sunday Post - 117 & Stacking the Shelves - 80

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~this meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~ It's a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

It's been a good week around these parts. Husband and I are continuing to ride our bikes around our neighborhood. We've really enjoyed it. And the weather has been so nice. It was rainy towards the end of the week, but we worked around it. Friday night we went to my parents' to celebrate my dad and husband's birthdays. Husband's birthday isn't until next week, but we try to celebrate them together. The kids put on a Halloween show for us. I think this is the third year in a row that they've done it. They put some strategically placed lights that they turn off and on. They have spooky music. And one of them leads us around the back yard. I think it's awesome, and I really hate the day when they lose their childlike desire to do things like this.


Monday: Review of Burying Water (Burying Water, # 1) by KA Tucker (3 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Books That Were Hard For Me To Read
Wednesday: September 2014 EOM Wrap Up & Waiting on Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick
Thursday: All Things Halloween Review of Something Strange and Lovely (Something Strange and Deadly, # 2) by Susan Dennard (3.5 Stars)
Friday: All Things Halloween Review of Strange and Ever After (Something Strange and Deadly, # 3) by Susan Dennard (3 Stars)


Monday: All Things Halloween Review of The Fall by Bethany Griffin
Tuesday: Top Ten Books For Character-Driven Readers
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: All Things Halloween Review of Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White & Cover Reveal of Pull (Push, # 2) by Claire Wallis
Friday: All Things Halloween Review of The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, # 2) by Michelle Hodkin

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Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Playing It Safe

By: Barbie Bohrman

Published: October 1st 2014 by Montlake Romance

306 pages

Genre: Adult, Contemporary

Source: Amazon Kindle First

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Goodreads description--Julia Boyd has dated more than her share of jerks, and she’s done even pretending to like them. Putting her dating life on hold and focusing on her event planning career is a much safer bet for the blue-eyed blonde…until she meets her newest client.

Organizing the opening for an art gallery should be a breeze for Julia, but gallery owner Alex Holt is becoming very distracting. Tall and muscular with enough charisma and sexy dimples to make Julia swoon, Alex could be the perfect man. The two of them click immediately, creating enough witty banter to ignite sparks.

But just before flames of passion can erupt with Alex, Julia begins planning an engagement party…and learns the groom is Aiden, the man who broke her heart years ago. When Aiden admits that he still has feelings for Julia, everything changes. Should she seek shelter in the familiarity of the past, or should she risk everything on a brand-new love?

That's it for my shelves and recaps of my past and upcoming week. What did you add to your shelves this week? Any bookish news you want to talk about? Let me know!


  1. Holly @ Words Fueled by LoveOctober 5, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    Man, that was serious CHEESE! Ash got so mad at me for laughing (she told me later that night) - but I told her it was more funny than scary and that they still did a good job. Enjoy your new book!

  2. Haha...of course it's not going to be scary. They're an average age of 11 years old. :) They have no real scary tricks to pull out of their hats. Bless their bones. They try so hard! (The ketchup on the ground was my favorite.)

  3. I've never heard of Playing it Safe, but it looks good! I hope you enjoy!

  4. I just saw Glass's review of Burying Water and this book really intrigued me! I'm going back to read your review as soon as I'm done here!

  5. I miss when my son was young and Halloween was so magical. We still do some things together for the holiday. Mostly watching scary movies and we read a scary book together. No dressing up or parties though. And I'm out in a rural area where we don't get trick-or-treaters either. So I try not buy any candy as the only ones eating it will be us. LOL We might try to go see a local play this year. I hear they're doing Little Shop of Horrors and it was sold out last time.
    Everybody is talking about Black Ice. I'm getting more curious about it.
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  6. Awe, I love those moments when children embrace the holiday and out on plays. Sometime around the teens they lose interest and it is so sad. I am hoping to walk this week, as the Fall weather is perfect.

  7. That Halloween show your kids put up for you sounds like fun, I always like how kids can up with such original and creative ideas. You did well again this week with only one enw book!

  8. Playing it Safe looks good, hope you enjoy and have a good upcoming week.

  9. When I was a kid, my siblings and I would put on shows for our parents. We'd pick a bunch of songs and lip sync to them. It was great fun! Thank goodness they never bought a camcorder!

    Terri M.
    Second Run Reviews

  10. Yeah, it's a sad time when the kids get older and stop doing fun stuff like that. And yay, more birthdays! :)

  11. Yeah. Kids grow up fast these days.

    Here's mine:
    My Week in a Wrapped #2

  12. I hope the kids show is good! Love it when they get together and do their thing!
    Enjoy your new read.

    Thanx for visiting My Weekly Wrap-Up!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  13. The kids show sounds fun! It is fun when they love doing things like that! Playing It Safe looks like a fun read. Hope you enjoy it and have a great week!

  14. I know, it really will be here before we know it! I have no idea when I'll get to Black Ice. I should have requested it when I had the chance. But I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Manda-rae!

  15. I'd never heard of it either, but I've read another book by this author before and enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Laura!

  16. Yeah, I think Burying Water is getting mixed reviews. Lots of people have really loved it, but I had a few issues with it. Maybe you'll enjoy it and thanks for stopping by my review! Thanks for commenting Kristi!

  17. I'm not a fan of scary movies, but I love the holiday in general. I used to live back off the road a good ways and our house was surrounded by people didn't tend to come out that far to trick or treat. Now that I live in a neighborhood we have much more people come by, especially because our neighborhood is pretty active. I love it for this holiday in particular. I definitely don't blame you, if you're not having trick or treaters then you might as well skip buying candy. I'd definitely be the one to eat it all. Little Shop of Horrors sounds good. Hoep you have a good time. Have a great week Laura!

  18. I know. They were so cute. They're definitely getting to the edge of losing interest. Walking is a great idea. Husband and I walk 3 or 4 times a week. We just went tonight actually and the weather was perfect. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Kimba!

  19. Yeah, they're pretty creative. It wasn't a huge production, but it was fun to see them work with what they had. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Lola!

  20. Thanks Brandi! I hope you have a great week too!

  21. I know, right? My siblings and I put on shows for my parents all the time too. And they were great sports about it. I'm totally with you on being thankful that my parents didn't have a video camera back then. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Terri!

  22. Yep. October has three family birthdays for us. So it's a busy month. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Christy!

  23. They really do! Thanks for stopping by and commenting Nyze!

  24. It was. I mean it wasn't a huge production or anything, but it was fun to see them get creative with what they had. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Naomi!

  25. I know they had fun putting the show on, so that was what matters the most. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Katherine. I hope you have a great week too!

  26. It sounds like you had a good week! :) I hope the kids continue doing their show for a long time! Ooh, Playing It Safe sounds really good! I'm gonna have to find myself a copy... :)

  27. Yeah, my nephew Ethan is really into electrical stuff. He loves wiring and lighting and sound systems. It's kind of a weird thing for a kid to enjoy, but he loves it. And I just keep thinking that he could have some really cool career options in front of him if he keeps up with stuff like this. Hope you're able to check out Playing It Safe. I've read another book by Barbie Bohrman before and enjoyed it, so I went ahead and picked this one up. Thanks for commenting Rachel!

  28. BTW...was approved for Blue Lily, Lily Blue today! :) CHEESE!!!!!

  29. I keep forgetting Halloween is getting closer and closer... I see that you're waiting on Black Ice. I hope you like it; I thought it was an alright thriller that held my interests. Have fun reading!!

    Thanks for visiting my haul.