Sunday, March 17, 2019

Sunday Post & Stacking the Shelves - 03/17/19

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On man you guys! This week has been the worst. First of all, we started working on ripping up the carpet, repainting, and redoing the floor in our dining room. This is actually the second largest room in our house and was originally a formal living room/dining room combo, but we use it for an office/play room and dining room combo. That being said, there's furniture and boxes all over the rest of our house that just makes everything crowded and chaos. Well Monday morning about 4 am, Little Girl woke up running a fever. I gave her Tylenol and put her back to bed. Well she threw up a few minutes later. She proceeded to run fever until Thursday, sometimes as high as 104.7. She had body aches, a sore throat, a cough, and a few other symptoms. Yet she tested negative for the flu (twice) and strep. Yes that means we took two trips in two days to the doctor's office. On the second day while I was snuggling with her, Little Boy was running around and fell and busted his lip on a magazine rack that's not normally where it was. On the way home from our second doctor's appointment, Little Girl asked for a Happy Meal and since she hadn't had an appetite since Sunday dinner I jumped on the opportunity. Well McDonald's left out the chicken nuggets, and I didn't realize until I got home. I didn't realize because they gave us double drinks. I had to cancel a hair appointment because I didn't have a baby sitter. Husband came home early Thursday so that I could run to the doctor (just an annual check up). We did manage to get all of the tac strips up, but the week was so off what we expected with Little Girl getting sick that we didn't get near as much done during the week as we wanted. My mom offered to take the kids again this weekend to let us finish up the dining room, but we didn't feel like Little Girl needed to go with her having been so sick so recently. But she did still take Little Boy this weekend and that allowed us to get a good bit done. We still didn't get the actual floor done because there was an issue with ordering the flooring itself.


Monday: Review of The Sound of Drowning by Katherine Fleet (4.5 Stars)
Can't Wait for Beyond the Point by Claire Gibson


Monday: Review of The Keto All-Day Cookbook by Martina Šlajerová
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday?
Wednesday: Can't Wait for Wednesday
Thursday: Review of In Another Life by CC Hunter

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Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Don't Date Rosa Santos

By: Nina Moreno

Expected Publication: May 14th 2019 by Disney-Hyperion

336 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--For fans of GILMORE GIRLS and TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE, this effervescent love story from debut author Nina Moreno will sweep you away.

Rosa Santos is cursed by the sea-at least, that's what they say. Dating her is bad news, especially if you're a boy with a boat. But Rosa feels more caught than cursed. Caught between cultures and choices. Between her abuela, a beloved healer and pillar of their community, and her mother, an artist who crashes in and out of her life like a hurricane. Between Port Coral, the quirky South Florida town they call home, and Cuba, the island her abuela refuses to talk about. As her college decision looms, Rosa collides-literally-with Alex Aquino, the mysterious boy with tattoos of the ocean whose family owns the marina. With her heart, her family, and her future on the line, can Rosa break a curse and find her place beyond the horizon?

Beyond the Point

By: Claire Gibson

Expected Publication: April 2nd 2019 by William Morrow Paperbacks

528 pages

Genre: Adult, Historical Fiction

Source: Publisher via Edelweiss (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--In this powerful debut novel set at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, three women—a nationally-ranked point guard, the granddaughter of an Army general, and a rebellious Homecoming Queen—are brought together in an enthralling story of friendship, heartbreak, and resilience.

Duty. Honor. Country. That’s West Point’s motto, and every cadet who passes through its stone gates vows to live it. But on the eve of 9/11, as Dani, Hannah and Avery face four grueling years ahead, they realize they’ll only survive if they do it together.

Everyone knows Dani is going places. With athletic talent and a brilliant mind, she navigates West Point’s predominantly male environment with wit and confidence, breaking stereotypes and embracing new friends.

Hannah’s grandfather, a legendary Army general, offers a stark warning about the dangers that lie ahead, but she moves forward anyway, letting faith guide her path. When she meets her soul mate at West Point, the future looks perfect, just as planned.

Wild child Avery moves fast and doesn’t mind breaking a few rules (and hearts) along the way. But she can’t outpace her self-doubt, and the harder she tries, the further it leads her down a treacherous path.

The world—of business, of love, and of war—awaits Dani, Hannah, and Avery beyond the gates of West Point. These three women know that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. But soon, that adage no longer rings true—for their future, or their friendship. As they’re pulled in different directions, will their hard-forged bond prevail or shatter?

Beyond the Point is a heartfelt look at how our closest friends can become our fiercest battle buddies. After all, the greatest battles we fight rarely require a uniform.

Say You Still Love Me

By: KA Tucker

Expected Publication: August 6th 2019 by Atria Books

320 pages

Genre: Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Life is a mixed bag for Piper Calloway.

On the one hand, she’s a twenty-nine-year-old VP at her dad’s multibillion-dollar real estate development firm, and living the high single life with her two best friends in a swanky downtown penthouse. On the other hand, she’s considered a pair of sexy legs in a male-dominated world and constantly has to prove her worth. Plus, she’s stuck seeing her narcissistic ex-fiancé—a fellow VP—on the other side of her glass office wall every day.

Things get exponentially more complicated for Piper when she runs into Kyle Miller—the handsome new security guard at Calloway Group Industries, and coincidentally the first love of her life.

The guy she hasn’t seen or heard from since they were summer camp counsellors together. The guy from the wrong side of the tracks. The guy who apparently doesn’t even remember her name.

Piper may be a high-powered businesswoman now, but she soon realizes that her schoolgirl crush is not only alive but stronger than ever, and crippling her concentration. What’s more, despite Kyle’s distant attitude, she’s convinced their reunion isn’t at all coincidental, and that his feelings for her still run deep. And she’s determined to make him admit to them, no matter the consequences.

Last of Her Name

By: Jessica Khoury

Expected Publication: February 26th 2019 by Scholastic

400 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling

Source: Publisher via Edelweiss (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Sixteen years ago, rebellion swept the galaxy known as the Belt of Jewels. Every member of the royal family was murdered--down to their youngest child, Princess Anya--and the Union government rose in its place. But Stacia doesn't think much about politics. She spends her days half-wild, rambling her father's vineyard with her closest friends, Clio and Pol.

That all changes the day a Union ship appears in town, carrying the leader of the Belt himself, the Direktor Eminent. The Direktor claims that Princess Anya is alive, and that Stacia's sleepy village is a den of empire loyalists, intent on hiding her. When Stacia is identified as the lost princess, her provincial home explodes into a nightmare.

Pol smuggles her away to a hidden escape ship in the chaos, leaving Clio in the hands of the Union. With everything she knows threading away into stars, Stacia sets her heart on a single mission. She will find and rescue Clio, even with the whole galaxy on her trail.

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. Oh no! What a sucky week! I hope your daughter feels much better this week and that you get your house back to normal (with a nice new floor!) soon.

  2. Wow, that does sound like a hectic week. I hope the kids feel better soon.

  3. Sounds like a tough week, hope this one is better.

    Have a great reading week and please stop by:)

    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out