Sunday Post #16 – Back to Routines

Posted January 11, 2015 by Lillian in Features / 18 Comments


Theย Sunday Postย is a weekly meme hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Itโ€™s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things you have received. Share news about what is coming up on your blog for the week ahead. See rules here:ย Sunday Post Meme

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you’ve all had a great week. We’ve been slowly getting back into the routine of things since the holidays. Hubby’s back at work and I’m slowly getting the house back in order. Liam and I finally organized all his new toys and donated a lot of older ones. It’s amazing how much stuff doesn’t get done when you’re not around to do it ๐Ÿ˜‰

So I bought myself a little something over the holidays and I started using it this week with my New Year’s reads.


It’s like a diary for book people and I LOVE it!!!! I’ve already written three books in it with all my scribbled notes. It’s really come in handy for when I don’t have time to sit and write a review right away. Here’s what it looks like on the inside.


There’s a place to write down all the demographics, notes on information to look at, and a general notes section where I wrote character info, plot summary, and pages for quotes. Like I said I LOVE it ๐Ÿ˜€ Want your own? Check it out here: My Bibliofile: A Reading Journal for Book Loversย And yes, you HAVE seen this on the blog before…remember my TTT what to get a book blogger?

Besides being uber-excited about the new journal, I’ve been reading and cleaning all week. What’s your week been like?

Currently Reading

Book Cover for "Broken Skies" by Theresa Kay

Currently I’m about half way through this book and I’m blown away. I haven’t been able to sit it down. In fact, I wanted to keep reading it instead of writing this post ๐Ÿ˜†ย Broken Skiesย is set in the future after the world fell apart and over half of the human race is extinct. Oh yeah, and there’s aliens ๐Ÿ˜€

Last Week on the Blog

Coming Up this Week

  • Ice Countryย by David Estes – review
  • Top Ten Tuesday | โ€œTop Ten 2014 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get Toโ€ viaย Broke and Bookish
  • The Magician’s Lieย by Greer Macalister – review
  • Broken Skiesย by Theresa Kay – review
  • Feature & Follow Friday hosted byย Parajunkeeย andย Alison Can Readย | This weekโ€™s question is “Do you own any doubles of your books? What led to getting that second…or third or fourth…copy?”
  • Saturday Shorts |ย Spearwood Academy Vol. 3 & 4ย by A.S. Oren โ€“ reviews

Dusting Off The Shelves

Dust off Shelves


I entered in my first read-a-thon this week. It starts tomorrow and sign-ups are open until tonight, Jan. 11th, at 11:59pm. The goal of this read-a-thon is to find your oldest UNREAD ebooks and read them or DNF them and move on. I liked this and as I have over 100 books on my e-reader TBR and it’s a part of COYER I thought I’d give it ago. Check out my goals for the read-a-thon by clicking here.ย I will be posting some mini-reviews this week as a part of the read-a-thon in addition to the ones I’ve already mentioned.

This Weekโ€™s Book Fix

I thought I had a handle on my book problem, but that’s just not the case! 11 new books are in my hands…covers link to Goodreads ๐Ÿ˜‰

Kindle Freebies

Book Cover for "Love Again" by T.K. Chapin
Book Cover for "Special Delivery (A Valentine's Short Story)" by Ginny Baird
Book Cover for "Entanglement" by Dan Rix
Book Cover for "Into the Whirlwind" by Elizabeth Camden
Book Cover for "Crimson Night"

  • Love Againย by T.K. Chapin
  • Special Deliveryย by Ginny Baird
  • Entanglementย by Dan Rix
  • Into the Whirlwindย by Elizabeth Camden
  • Crimson Nightย by RS Black

Library Acquired

Book Cover for "Snow Like Ashes" by Sara Raasch
Book Cover for "Splintered" by A.G. Howard

  • Snow Like Ashesย by Sara Raasch
  • Splinteredย by A.G. Howard


Book Cover for Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole
Book Cover for "The Raven Boys" by Maggie Stiefvater

  • Dead of Winterย by Kresley Cole
  • The Raven Boysย by Maggie Stiefvater

For Review

Book Cover for "Flirting with Felicity" by Gerri Russell
Book Cover for "Miramont's Ghost" by Elizabeth Hall

  • Flirting with Felicityย by Gerri Russell
  • Miramont’s Ghostย by Elizabeth Hall

Thank you Amazon for providing both ARCs this week!

What are you reading this week?

So I have a super busy week ahead. My sweet Grandaddy’s birthday is Saturday and he will be 80 this year. Liam and I are heading down for a few days to spend time with him and I can’t wait ๐Ÿ˜€ Reading wise will be busy too. I’ve set myself a goal of four books for the Dusting Off the Shelves challenge. That’s double my usual ๐Ÿ˜• But I CAN do it!!! What are your reading plans this week?

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18 responses to “Sunday Post #16 – Back to Routines

  1. That journal is stellar! It would be the perfect Mother’s Day gift for me. I will be adding it to my mom gift list because there is such a thing as too many windchimes. Lol. Splintered! Yes! I posted my review of Ensnared on Monday. I am so sad the trilogy is finished. There is one more novella to come, but that’s not enough for me. I am going to be reading The Raven Boys soon. I am doing a guest review and the blogger is sending me the hardcover. I won Blue Lily, Lily Blue in hardcover so I only have to buy the second book. I am looking to borrowing Snow Like Ashes from the Library, also. Right now I am reading Compulsion and liking it quite a bit.

    • I’m so excited to start Splintered ๐Ÿ™‚ I love retellins and Alice In Wonderland was a favorite of mine as a girl. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I love the sound of Miramont’s Ghost and instantly added that one to my TBR list just the other day ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m trying to work on bringing less books into the house but it doesn’t always work that way for me. LOL! I hope that you enjoy reading all of these. Have a great week!
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    • Samantha I know the struggle! I told myself at the beginning of the year no more one-click sales, but as you can see I didn’t stick with it ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • LOL! Me too! I always think that I did really good but then I get to this post and start typing and keep typing. So many books! And one day I will read them all ๐Ÿ˜‰

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