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Weekly Round-Up 11/19/2017

I may not have done much reading this week, but my son and I did manage to finish all his college application and I think that counts for something. Now on to holiday planning. I’m assuming you all saw my Mid-Week Book Haul on Wednesday and so we can anticipate that the numbers have taken a hit this week. So let’s take a look at how much damage was actually done.

TBR – I added 7 books to the TBR this week 😱. I finished reading 1 book. That brings us to the new total of 276. I guess that’s not sooo bad.

NetGalley Score – Since half of those books I acquired are from NetGalley, I did take a hit here. My score dropped from 86% to 84%.

Goodreads Challenge – This number distresses me the most. I am 5 books behind schedule as of this morning. I do have that 1 book that I finished that I haven’t written the review of yet, so technically I’m only 4 books behind, not much comfort really.

Coming Up – I hoping to make some movement on that challenge this week. We have Thanksgiving coming up on Thursday this week and I get 3 days off of work. Sounds like a good time to do some eating, I mean reading. 😎

My review of “Accessories to Die For” by Paula Paul will probably go up tomorrow. I anticipate finishing “X” by Sue Grafton later today so that review will be coming this week also. In the queue are “The Tea Planter’s Wife” by Dinah Jefferies, The Tea Planter's Wife and “A Lady in Shadows” by Lene Kaaberbol A Lady in Shadows I absolutely loved the first book in this series and I’m so excited to read this one that I think my family may have to starve until I finish reading it. That’s all I have for you today.

Happy Reading!


Weekly Round-Up 11/12/2017

Hello, Hello, Hello! and welcome to the Weekly Round-Up! It’s been cold here this week and we did get a little snow that didn’t really accumulate much. Weatherman says that this coming week the high temperatures will get above freezing again for a few days, so something to look forward to. In addition to reading, I’ve been helping my son to get his college applications in. So speaking of reading, let’s take a look at the numbers:

TBR – So I added 3 books to the TBR this week. I finished reading 4 books, Yay! TBR now stands at 270.

NetGalley score – 3 of the 4 books I finished were NetGalley books, but the 3 I added are also from NetGalley, so score is 87% again.

Goodreads challenge – I had a couple of days of panic when I started the week 5 books behind schedule. With the reading I did I was able to get that down to 3 books behind schedule today. 😖

Coming Up – I am currently listening to “Dark Hollow” by John Connolly. Dark Hollow Not sure I can finish it this week, but I’ll give it a try. I am reading “Accessories to Die For” by Paula Paul, one of my favorite cozy mystery writers. Accessories to Die For This one will be available Dec. 5 and I will publish my review on that date. I think I’m also going to try to finish “X” by Sue Grafton. X So that’s the plan. Check back next week to see if I stuck to it!

Happy Reading!


Weekly Round-Up 11/5/2017

Welcome back everybody! Time for another Round-Up. We got our first snow of the season this week here in ND and my son actually took it upon himself to clean the driveway, another first. I had a very good reading week, finishing 4 books, but I didn’t get all the reviews written, so I still have that to get caught up on. So let’s get into the details.

TBR – As mentioned I finished 4 books this week but I added 4 audiobooks to the list, so the grand total is 268.

Goodreads challenge – I am currently 2 books behind schedule.

NetGalley score – Currently at 86% but 2 of those finished books are from NetGalley so I expect a little bump when I get those posted.

Coming up – In the next couple days I will get my reviews of “Smoke and Mirrors” by Casey Daniels, “Treachery and Retribution” by Andrew Rawson, and “Poison” by Galt Niederhoffer. I’ve just started reading “The Stolen Marriage” by Diane Chamberlain The Stolen Marriage and I’m not sure what else I may get to this week. So that’s what I have for you right now. Hope you all have a good week.

Happy Reading!

Weekly Round-Up 10/22/2017

Roll up everybody! It’s time for another weekly round-up! I only had to work for 3 days this last week so I was able to get caught up on some things around the house. I also got 2 book reviews posted and a Journeys Through Bookland story. So, not too bad in terms of productivity. The cold weather has started to make an appearance around her so we had to get the sweaters out for the mornings. So let’s check the statistics for this week.

TBR – I added 1 book this week and finished reading 1. The TBR total now stands at 269.

NetGalley score – I finished a NetGalley book this week and my score is now at 87%.

Goodreads challenge – I am now 3 books behind schedule. I don’t know how that happened.

Coming up – I am currently reading “Victoria and Abdul” by Shranani Basu. I’m more than halfway through so might finish today or tomorrow. Victoria and Abdul I’m also reading “Treachery and Retribution” by Andrew Rawson and will probably finish it this week. Treachery and Retribution My audiobook selection for this week is “Another Man’s Moccasins” by Craig Johnson.Another Man's Moccasins So that’s what I have for now. Wishing you all a relaxing Sunday and a good week ahead.

Happy Reading!

Weekly Round-Up 10/15/2017

Hello everybody! Time for another check-in. It’s been a slow week for reading, but I have a 4 day weekend coming up next week, so I’m hoping to do a little catching up then. Last night my teenage son made dinner for the first time, hamburgers and french fries, and my kitchen was such a wreck afterwards. I’m still finding grease spots everywhere this morning. But his really enjoying the Cultures and Cuisine class that he’s taking. Next up I think is blueberry muffins. He’s also learned how to make a pretty mean omelet and discovered that he likes lots of pepper with his eggs. OK, here we go:

TBR – I did finish one book this week. Sorry I didn’t get the review up yet but hopefully for tomorrow. I did not add any books, so the total today is 270. I know I promised last week to finish listening to “The Muse” but I’m not quite done. I have 2 hours left, maybe I can finish today or tomorrow.

NetGalley – No change here, still at 86%.

Goodreads challenge – Okay, I’m falling behind. I’m now at 3 books behind schedule.

Coming Up – Review of “The Modoc War” by Robert Aquinas McNalley will go up tomorrow.The Modoc War

Review of “The Muse” by Jessie Burton should go up later this week.The Muse

I’ve just started reading “Victoria and Abdul” by Shranani Basu. I’m moving pretty quickly so you might also see that review this coming week. Victoria and Abdul

So that’s it for today. I hope you all have a great week and read lots of books!

Happy Reading!


Weekly Round-Up 10/8/2017

Another Sunday, another Round-Up. A pretty ordinary week has passed, though I did get a new dryer this week. It’s always nice when the dryer actually drys the clothes. So let’s take a look at my library and see what’s been happening there.

TBR – So, I added 3 books this week and I finished 2, giving me a new total of 270.

Goodreads Challenge – I’m still 1 book behind schedule.

NetGalley Score – still at 86%

Coming Up – I’m still working my way through the audiobook version of “The Muse“. I’m about halfway through so I’m going to try to finish it this week. The Muse

I’m also reading “The Modoc War” by Robert Aquinas McNalley and hope to finish it this week also. The Modoc War

So that’s it for today guys. I hope you all have a great week!

Happy Reading!

Weekly Round-Up 10/1/2017

Do you ever pick up a book and enjoy it so much that you just want to take it slow and savor it? Well, I’m working on a couple of books right now that fit that description, which is why I only managed to finish 1 book this week. On a more personal note, I just need to have a little bragging moment. My son, a high school senior, is taking a Philosophy class at one of the local colleges this semester, and so far he is getting straight A’s in the class. This is no small achievement for him and I’m am thoroughly enjoying this proud Mom moment (now if I can just get him to pick up his dirty laundry…). We also had a near panic this week when the dryer went on the fritz after 20+ years of faithful service. But thanks to a sale at Best Buy, the crisis has been averted.

Moving on to more bookish stuff, let’s check the numbers:

TBR – Somehow I managed to go a whole week without adding any books. The total today stands at 269.

NetGalley score – I’m still at 86% here.

Goodreads challenge – Still 1 book behind schedule.

Coming Up – I don’t usually pay much attention to travel books, but Pen & Sword sent me a copy of “London Curiosities” by John Wade and I’m really having fun with it. The subtitle is “The capital’s odd & obscure, weird & wonderful places”. This book is full of interesting things to see in London and I think you could put together a really fun tour of city using this book. London Curiosities I expect to finish this one this week. I’m also hoping to finish “Carnegie’s Maid” by Marie Benedict this week. Carnegie's Maid I think that’s it for this week. I hope you all have a great one. See you next Sunday with another round-up.

Happy Reading!


Weekly Round-Up 9/24/2017

Here we are again. A week of antibiotics has me feeling human again, so that’s good. I’m not so happy that I had to get a jacket out last night to go for an evening walk. But I do live in North Dakota so it’s to be expected. Otherwise it’s been a pretty quiet week at my house, though I didn’t get as much reading done as I wanted to. So let’s take a look at my numbers for today.

TBR – I finished 1 book (disgraceful 😞), and added 3. That brings the TBR total to 270.

NetGalley rating – This is good new, my rating has moved up to 86%. 😊

Goodreads challenge – I’m on track with this challenge.

Coming up – Confession time: I have 6 different books that I have started reading and now I’m having one of those “what was I thinking” moments. They just all look so good right now. So here’s what I’m hoping to finish in the coming week.

Children in the Second World War” by Amanda Herbert-Davies Children in the Second World War and “Carnegie’s Maid” by Marie Benedict Carnegie's Maid This one won’t be released until January and my review will be posted close to the release date. It is however available for pre-order on Amazon, just click the link above. That’s all I have for today, guys. Hope you all have a great week. 😃

Happy Reading!


Weekly Round-Up 9/10/2017

Welcome back everyone! It’s time for another round-up. Not much happening this week, just work and reading. My son has a cold this weekend so I’m doing all I can to avoid him in the hopes that I won’t catch it. Let’s see how the numbers look today.

TBR – I finished 1 book and 1 short story, so the current TBR is 270. I didn’t add any books this week but, full disclosure, I did request 3 from a list sent to me by Pen & Sword Publishing. Since they haven’t actually arrived yet, they are not on the list.

NetGalley – The book I finished this week was a NetGalley title and that bumped my score up to 84%.

Goodreads challenge – As of today, I am on track.

Coming Up – I will shortly have up my review of the short story Rusted Halo by Jade Alyse. Rusted Halo

In the next couple of days I will post my review of Lunatics, Imbeciles and Idiots by Kathryn Burtinshaw & Dr. John Burt. Lunatics Imbeciles and Idiots

I am currently reading Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore. Birdcage Walk

That’s it for now. Hope you all have a good week.

Happy Reading!



Weekly Round-Up 9/3/2017

Here we are again, another Sunday, another Round-Up. A pretty ordinary week, we’re back in the groove of school and already looking forward to graduation in May. So let’s get on with the numbers.

TBR – I added 1 book and finished reading 2. Today’s total is 272.

NetGalley – Both books that I finished were from NetGalley and my score has climbed to 83%.

Goodreads challenge – I am currently on track, though I’d prefer to be ahead by 1 or 2.

Coming up – Right now I’m reading “Blackout” by Marc Elsberg. Blackout

I’ve got the short story “Rusted Halo” Rusted Halo by Jade Alyse on the schedule for this week followSed by “Birdcage Walk” Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore.

So that’s it for this week. If you live in the U.S., I hope you have a great Labor Day tomorrow. I’ll check in again next Sunday.

Happy Reading!