Sunday, May 26, 2019

Sunday Post & Stacking the Shelves - 05/26/19

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.

Little Boy had his 18 month check up on Monday. He's in the top 5% for height, currently on track to predict him being 6'1" or 6'2". And he's in the top 30% for weight coming in at 26 pounds and 6 ounces. Little Girl's last day of Mother's Day Out for this school year was on Tuesday. She had a good day at school and told me she was going to miss school, her teacher, and her friends so much. Tuesday night the school had a graduation ceremony for the 4-year-olds (graduating pre-school), and Little Girl's class sang some songs and got presented with a certificate. Temperatures got up in the 90s this week. I have a love/hate relationship with Summer around here. The kids were already complaining about it being hot on our walks this week. Even though they have fans clipped onto the stroller to keep them as cool as possible, so I fear my walking days (for the summer) are dwindling. Friday I took the kids to the park because our backyard is still a mess from the trees that fell in the storm a few weeks back. Husband is determined to do most of the work himself, but he only has Saturdays to work on it so it's slow progress. And these kids need to be able to get outside to run off some steam. A group of kids from a local school were having a field trip at the park which I thought would be disastrous, but it turned out to be a good thing because Little Girl didn't feel comfortable roaming too far from me and Little Boy was content to do one slide over and over which was close to where Little Girl wanted to play anyway. And they ended up doing the swings for a good bit too. My Dad came over on Saturday to help Husband in the yard, and mom came to watch the kids so I could get out there and help too. I feel myself slipping into another reading slump. I need a change in genre. I've picked up several and if they're not pulling me in within the first page or so I'm putting them back down.


Monday: Review of Turbo Twenty-Three (Stephanie Plum, # 23) by Janet Evanovich (3 Stars)
Wednesday: Can't Wait for A Pursuit of Home (Haven Manor, # 3) by Kristi Ann Hunter
Thursday: Review of Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson, # 4) by Darynda Jones (4 Stars)


Monday: Review of The Highest of Hopes (Canadian Crossings, # 2) by Susan Anne Mason
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday?
Wednesday: Can't Wait for Wednesday
Thursday: Review of The Innkeeper's Daughter (Bow Street Runners, # 2) by Michelle Griep

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Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Courting Darkness (Courting Darkness Duology, # 1)

By: Robin LaFevers

Publication: February 5th 2019 by HMH Books for Young Readers

512 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Source: Amazon Vine

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Goodreads description--Death wasn’t the end, it was only the beginning…

Sybella has always been the darkest of Death’s daughters, trained at the convent of Saint Mortain to serve as his justice. But she has a new mission now. In a desperate bid to keep her two youngest sisters safe from the family that nearly destroyed them all, she agrees to accompany the duchess to France, where they quickly find themselves surrounded by enemies. Their one ray of hope is Sybella’s fellow novitiates, disguised and hidden deep in the French court years ago by the convent—provided Sybella can find them.

Genevieve has been undercover for so many years, she struggles to remember who she is or what she’s supposed to be fighting for. Her only solace is a hidden prisoner who appears all but forgotten by his guards. When tragedy strikes, she has no choice but to take matters into her own hands—even if it means ignoring the long awaited orders from the convent.

As Sybella and Gen’s paths draw ever closer, the fate of everything they hold sacred rests on a knife’s edge. Will they find each other in time, or will their worlds collide, destroying everything they care about?

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. Jessica @ a GREAT readMay 26, 2019 at 7:25 AM

    Nice! I have yet to read this author myself. I hope you enjoy it!

    Here's my StS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. I feel for you, I'm all for Hubbies wanting to do their bit to improve their castles but, c'mon lads sometimes we need stuff done, like, yesterday! lol!

    The Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones keeps popping up on my radar but I still haven't gotten around to reading any.

    I hope you get some outside time next week and enjoy your reads. x

  3. I'm glad to hear your children are doing well. But I understand their complaints about the heat! I'm not a fan of it either. I'll take spring and fall over summer almost any day.

    Reading slumps suck, don't they? Switching genres is one of two approaches I usually try. The other is rereading a book I've enjoyed before.

  4. I also have a love hate relationship with the summer. For example, it was 102 degree here today and I was completely miserable.

  5. I've always lived in PR and it's summer year round. I usually stick to the west and north areas so the temperatures don't go above 95. And in when it's not summer, it can go down to 80 during the day. It's always beach weather here LOL Good thing is there's always wind and that makes it great.
    for reading slumps, I love re-reading my faves! It always puts me in such a good mood!
    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

  6. I hope Little Girl is looking forward to big school. Courting Darkness sounds promising

    Have a great reading week
    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out