A little of this and a little of that.

28 January 2018

Sunday Post #3 and Stacking the Shelves #35

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme.

Everyday Life:

My tooth pain is no longer from the infected root canal tooth that was bothering me a couple weeks ago. I had a dental appointed Tuesday and apparently, I had an extra canal that branched out from the primary canal, who knew that could happen after 16 years. I’m just happy the dentist was able to find the problem. Currently I have a temporary filling with iodine packed inside to make sure the infection is gone before more work can be completed.

Also, on Tuesday, I met with my local library book club and we discussed two books. The Gentleman in Moscow by A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles and Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived by Ralph Helfer. I had every intention of reading both books, but when I picked up Modoc and the cover read “a heartbreaking story, make sure to have a box of tissue” I couldn’t do it. I did read the last chapter to make sure she didn’t die tragically. It was a very interesting discussion that evening.

After searching Google, I was able to find html code to add a “hide/show” button to my blog posts. Now I can add spoilers to the reviews but keep them hidden for those who dislike spoilers. I’m excited to use it.

I also started a Twitter account, and I’m still figuring out how to use it. Here is my link, just in case you want to be my friend… wait, friends are Facebook. I’m not sure what it’s called on Twitter, maybe followers?

If you have a Twitter account, please let me know in the comments by posting your link and I can ‘follow’ you as well.

What I read this past week: 

Night Embrace (Dark-Hunter #2) by Sherrilyn Kenyon - This was four star read for me, I did enjoy it. I think there could have been more romance between Sunshine and Talon, but understand she was under protection so he couldn't really take her out to be wooed.

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett - Five stars, I adored this book. The characters and story were wonderful. This is the first book by Jenn Bennett that I've read and I'm looking forward to reading another one.

What I am currently reading:

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews and co-hosted by Reading Reality. It’s all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves; may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in a store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course eBooks.

Stacking the Shelves #35

I’m Jovita and I am a gift card stacker! Most of the time when I’m out grocery shopping I pick up an Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. I add them to my account but don’t use them until I have a full cart. What determines how full my cart is? Of course, it’s the amount I have available. After adding my son’s B&N Christmas gift to my account, it was time to place an order.

From the size of this list, I most likely will not participate in Stacking the Shelves until the end of February. These are the books I added, I’m not going to post the book covers, but all book links will take you to Goodreads:

Bring Her Home by David Bell
The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa
The Widow by Fiona Barton
Everless (Untitled #1) by Sara Holland
Haven by Mary Lindsey
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent
We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter
Dark Ghost (Dark #28) by Christine Feehan

I uploaded my first ‘official’ book tube video, Stacking the Shelves Jan 2018, it includes the books listed above and books from previous Stacking the Shelves from this month. I discovered I need to change my camera settings, I'm looking a little blurred. At least being blurred hides most of the wrinkles and gray hairs. I was so nervous… but I did it! Yippee! 

Last week on Inky Impressions:

Wednesday: Review: Complicated by Kristen Ashley

How was your week? Sorry for the long post today, you probably thought it would never end. Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful week. - Jovi


  1. That's great that your dentist got to the bottom of it. I hope it can heal soon! And I'll make sure I follow you on Twitter :) that's me here:
    Have a great week!

    1. Thank you Evelina. Twitter is kind of addicting, I'm trying to limit myself there. Have a wonderful day.

  2. I have added a bunch of books this week. I post daily free ebooks. But, I also review and have started doing that. Plus I do giveaways. I am currently reading Dead Lemon by Finn Bell a thriller. What an amazing haul! Lots of amazing books!

    Have a great week of reading!


    1. I do enjoy thrillers, I will have to check your blog after you finish Dead Lemon. Thank you for visiting.

  3. Oh no! I had the same thing in May. They did some crazy x-rays and saw that a root canal I had done 10 yrs ago wasn't fully cleaned out, and that there was a canal that was apparently overlooked and left untreated. Even though it wasn't causing me problems then they needed to go in and fix it. It was a mess. I hope they can go in a treat it with no problems and you start feeling better soon.
    Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous

    1. Oh Kristin thank goodness your tooth wasn't causing you any trouble and you were able to get it fixed. It feels so much better and I can't wait until it is fixed again. Have a wonderful day.

  4. I'm glad they were able to figure out why you were still in pain but that sounds awful!! Hopefully you can get it all taken care of quickly!!

    1. I hope so too Samantha, I'm cautious about chewing on that side until it is fixed completely. Thanks for visiting :)

  5. Wooooaaahhhh, that's a lot of books. I have Fireblood, Everless, and Hunting Prince Dracula, but I've not read them yet. Whoops! So many books, so little time. I'm so glad you were able to get a diagnosis for your tooth pain! Hopefully the doctors fix things for good and it won't hurt anymore.

    Have a fabulous week! =)

    Check out my post!

    1. Now I just need to find time to read all these books ;) Thank you Alyssa. Have a wonderful day.

  6. Sorry about the tooth pain. That sucks. I followed you on Twitter. I’m @ajsterkel. Have a great week, and enjoy your new books!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. I think I'm going to enjoy Twitter, one I learn how to use it properly. Thank you for following me, I added you as well. Have a wonderful day.

  7. Eep..I hate getting my teeth done. I hope your teeth feels better soon.

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

    1. Thank you Ronyell. I have to agree with you, getting my teeth worked on is not on the top of my list of things to do. Have a wonderful day.

  8. Congrats on the twitter account :) I'm not sure what in the world I'm doing with that thing, but I followed you! :) I love your book haul - Everless is waaay high on my list of TBR (as soon as the library comes through!) and I just got the first book in the Jack the Ripper series. Really excited to jump in! Happy reading and have a great week, Jovita!

    1. Thank you Mallory for following. I'm enjoying seeing what everyone posts about books and hopefully one day I will figure it out. I've heard wonderful things about Everless and I'm looking forward to reading it as well. Have a wonderful day.

  9. Glad to hear you are feeling better and the infected root canal is not longer an issue. One of these days I'll have to find that way to hide spoilers too! I used to know how but forgot :) Ok now off to follow you on twitter :)

    1. Ugh, dental work. I just hope it is all gone before my appointment on Tuesday. I'm actually looking forward to having something permanently there again. Thank you for following and have a wonderful day.


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