Sunday, June 30, 2019

Sunday Post & Stacking the Shelves - 06/30/19

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.

It's back to normal this week. I expected the kids to have a bad case of Grandparent-itis, but they actually fell back into our normal routine very quickly and easily. I had a ton of laundry to catch up on early in the week. We did get in a couple of walks around the neighborhood. We played outside. The kids got in the pool with Daddy one afternoon. Little Boy is a natural swimmer. And we even got a little pool to keep cool this summer. Friday I took the kids to the park. Also, I finally finished Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, # 6) by Sarah J Maas this week. I'd put off starting it because it wasn't about Aelin and crew even though it was necessary to the series. And I cannot believe that we're entering July tomorrow.


Monday: Review of A Proper Scandal by Esther Hatch (4 Stars)
Tuesday: 2019 Series Enders Reading Challenge - June Wrap Up
Wednesday: Can't Wait for Beasts of the Frozen Sun (Frozen Sun Saga, # 1) by Jill Criswell
Thursday: Review of Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett (4.5 Stars)


Monday: June 2019 EOM Wrap Up
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday?
Wednesday: Can't Wait for Wednesday
Thursday: Happy 4th of July (US)
Friday: Review of Seventh Grave and No Body (Charley Davidson, # 7) by Darynda Jones

Don’t forget to link up for the 2019 Series Enders Reading Challenge! You have until December 15th, 2019 to sing up. Each month there will be a giveaway for those participating with an end of the year giveaway too! Click on the picture below or the link above to find out more!

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Beasts of the Frozen Sun (Frozen Sun Saga, # 1)

By: Jill Criswell

Expected Publication: August 6th 2019 by Blackstone

368 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Burn brightly. Love fiercely. For all else is dust.

Every child of Glasnith learns the last words of Aillira, the god-gifted mortal whose doomed love affair sparked a war of gods and men, and Lira of clan Stone knows the story better than most. As a descendant of Aillira and god-gifted in her own right, she has the power to read people's souls, to see someone's true essence with only a touch of her hand.

When a golden-haired warrior washes up on the shores of her homeland--one of the fearful marauders from the land of the Frozen Sun--Lira helps the wounded man instead of turning him in. After reading his soul, she realizes Reyker is different than his brethren who attack the coasts of Glasnith. He confides in her that he's been cursed with what his people call battle-madness, forced to fight for the warlord known as the Dragon, a powerful tyrant determined to reignite the ancient war that Aillira started.

As Lira and Reyker form a bond forbidden by both their clans, the wrath of the Dragon falls upon them and all of Glasnith, and Lira finds herself facing the same tragic fate as her ancestor. The battle for Lira's life, for Reyker's soul, and for their peoples' freedom has only just begun.

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 readJune 30, 2019 at 7:14 AM

    That's a new to me one! I hope you enjoy it once you read it!

    Here's my StS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. Grandparent-itis is actually a thing! I knew it wasn't just ours that developed it, lol.

  3. Yes, happy Sunday on this last day of June! It's nice to hear you enjoying the pool with your grandkids. My Sunday Post

  4. There's always so much to do after time away although it sounds like you have a nice week. I'm glad to hear your kids hadn't picked up any bad habits from staying with the grandparents - they're always so much more lax with the rules than when we were their kids! Lol!

    Hope you have a great week, Sandy and enjoy your reads.

    Here's my Sunday Post

  5. Sounds like you had a lovely week, apart from all that laundry.

    Have a great reading week