Sunday, October 3, 2021

Sunday Post - 10/03/21

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.

A big Happy Birthday to my Dad! He doesn't read my blog, but a happy birthday wish to him anyway. Our family has been hit in 2021 with sickness. Colds and stomach viruses mostly. We can't complain too much because so many others are suffering and dying. I mentioned last week that my Dad got COVID. He's mostly back to normal and has returned to work. I was already struggling with a cough and congestion. Last Sunday, I added two major COVID-19 symptoms--upset stomach and fever. I went Monday to get tested. Thankfully it was negative. My Husband seemed to be about a day behind me. We kept the big kids home from school for two days until I had my test results (I didn't do the rapid test). Wednesday was back to school and a normal schedule for the most part. My doctor did prescribe me an antibiotic, and within just a day I noticed a huge improvement. Things are finally progressing with our house. The addition has been bricked and the entire house brick has been painted. The flooring isn't perfect inside, but I think we're going to have to live with it as is. But the kitchen cabinets finally were installed. That really helped things start to look like they are coming together. My Mom has gone again to my Nanny's house. She does that every other weekend. And I absolutely cannot believe we're officially into October. It is birthday month for our family, as well as the start of my "All Things Halloween" month-long event here on the blog.


Monday: Review of The Heart of a Cowboy (Colorado Cowboys, # 2) by Jody Hedlund (4 Stars)
Wednesday:Can't Wait for Never Fall for Your Finacee (The Merriwell Sisters, #1) by Virginia Heath
Friday: September 2021 EOM Wrap Up


Monday: Review of A Court of Silver Flames (A Court of Thorns and Roses, # 4) by Sarah J Maas
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday?
Wednesday: Can't Wait for Wednesday

My annual "All Things Halloween" event is starting. This is my month-long event where I feature reviews from Halloween-y genres (fantasy, paranormal, supernatural, sci-fi, horror, mystery, thriller, and suspense). Over the last few years I've had mostly fantasy books as I just haven't been in the mood for much horror, but still...these are books that can get you in the mood for Halloween.

Don’t forget to link up for the 2021 Series Enders Reading Challenge! You have until December 15th, 2021 to sign 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!


Games in a Ballroom

By: Jentry Flint

Expected Publication: May 3rd 2022 by Shadow Mountain

272 pages

Genre: Adult, Historical Fiction

Source: Publisher via Edelweiss (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--London, 1815

Olivia Wilde has resigned herself to never finding a love match. Her father has insisted she marry a man with a title, if only to increase his own standing and reputation in society. But the men her father deems acceptable are, at best, boring and uninspiring, and at worse, are as brutish as her father, and are only looking to increase their own diminishing coffers. With her future looking dismal, Olivia decides to enjoy the last few months of freedom with her childhood friends, including the handsome Emerson Latham. His devilish smile and flirtatious teasing stirs up feelings she knows she cannot entertain.

Emerson is struggling to rise to his responsibilities after the death of his father. Though he might still be learning what he needs to do as the head of his household, one thing he knows for sure is that he wants Olivia Wilde to be his wife. Having grown up as childhood friends with Olivia, Emerson long ago had fallen in love with her quick wit, beauty, and passionate heart. However, without a title, he will never be permitted to court Olivia openly. But he has a plan that may give him a chance to court her in secret.

As the season kicks off, Emerson proposes a bit of fun with a playful game of tag. Olivia’s friends are delighted by the idea, though Olivia is more wary. After all, the game must be played in secret and they must be discreet when tagging each other at dinners and balls and the theater. As the romance builds between Olivia and Emerson, so does the risk of being discovered. Not only are their reputations at stake, so is their safety if they are caught by Olivia’s father, who has an explosive, and at times violent, temper.

Can their love find a happily ever after before the game ends?

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!

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