Inky Edition of the Sunday Post #4

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ 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. 

Everyday Life:

This past week I stayed a few days at my parents’ house in Wyoming and it was an enjoyable visit. My mom and I spent one of those days shopping the used book stores, thrift stores and we made a stop at Barnes & Noble. We both picked up some great deals.

I always enjoy visiting my parents but, it's always great to be back home. Even more so, because here at home I don’t have to take my fur babies out in the blowing snow and worry about coyotes.

I also watched a bunch of videos on how to annotate books. I’ve been seriously thinking of annotating my books, yet I haven’t had the courage to write on the pages. Currently, when I’m reading I use colored sticky flags to mark paragraphs or sentences that I find important or would like to add to my review. I also keep a journal nearby for note keeping. I may need some ideas on how to organize all those flags.

Do you annotate your books? If so, would you please share how you do it? If you use flags, are the colors for something specific? What types of pens work better for annotating, not bleed through? If you have a blog post about annotating or a video please post the link below, I would really like to try this with my books.  

What I read this past week:

Dear Everly: a romance novel by London Casey & Jaxson Kidman

What I am currently reading:

Written in Red (The Others #1) by Anne Bishop – I was having a difficult time getting into Written in Red at my parents’ house, probably due to the fact my dad doesn’t say much until I pick up a book! This morning I download the audiobook and was pleasantly surprised how far I was able to get into the book while doing stuff around the house.

Ryan's Bed by Tijan – I’ve been seeing this in my Facebook feed this past week and so far, the reviews look promising. Although, it’s a tear-jerker, I must keep the box of tissue nearby. 

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 #36

After my huge haul last week, I honestly didn’t think I would participate in this weeks’ Stacking the Shelves. While book shopping with my mom I did find some great deals, I bought seven of the books for fifty cents each, one was in the bargain section at B&N and I did pay full price for Holly Black’s latest book. If you read any of these books, I would love to hear what you thought about them.

Retribution (Dark-Hunter #19) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Time Untime (Dark-Hunter #21) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Son of No One (Dark-Hunter #23) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Dragonmark(Dark-Hunter #25) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt
Bag of Bones by Stephen King

These are the books I added to Kindle this week:

The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances - A chilling domestic thriller, The Girlfriend brilliantly renders the relationships between a fiercely protective mother, a charming son, and the young woman who will stop at nothing to come between them.

Ryan's Bed by Tijan - I crawled into Ryan Jensen’s bed that first night by accident. I barely knew him. I thought it was his sister’s bed—her room. It took seconds to realize my error, and I should've left...

I didn’t.
I didn’t jump out.
I didn’t get embarrassed.
I relaxed.
And that night, in that moment, it was the only thing I craved.

I asked to stay. He let me, and I slept. The truth? I never wanted to leave his bed. If I could've stayed forever, I would have. He became my sanctuary.

Because—four hours earlier—my twin sister killed herself.

Last week on Inky Impressions:

Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful week. - Jovi


  1. I really need to read Written in Red, it's been on my shelves for ages! Looking forward to hearing your final thoughts about it! Have a wonderful week and happy reading!

    1. Everyone I talked to mentioned that this series is one of their favorites and they do recommend it. So far I'm liking it. Have a great day Lynn.

    2. Thanks! Glad to know you are enjoying it!

  2. I don't annotate my books, but it's easy for me to say - I mostly read on the Kindle :D and the Kindle has notes. So it's really easy to just write there without scribbling on the book :D

    1. I do like that when reading from my Kindle I have the ability to highlight and note take, it does make it so much so much easier just to copy and paste :)

  3. Glad you have a lovely visit with your parents! I had never annotated my books before. How do you do it?

    Here’s my Sunday Post !

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

    1. For my physical books I am currently using sticky tabs/flags to make areas in the book that I want to go back to and I also take some note on stickies. If I ever figure out my system that I like I will make a post about it. Have a wonderful day.

  4. I love Tijan's books but I do NOT like tear jerkers. So, I have been avoiding Ryan's Bed like the plague!! I don't know why, but I just don't like books that make me cry!
    I so rarely read actual books any more, I never thought about annotating. I do use post it flags to mark things in paperbacks when I don't have the kindle copy. I use different colors to denote different things. For example, red is quotes, blue is character development, green is plot points, etc.

    1. I'm happy to say that I only teared up a couple of times, probably because I knew ahead of time from the synopsis that her sister died. I usually avoid tear jerkers also, but I've been interested in this book for awhile.

      I do like using the flags, I think I just need to come up with a color code, like you mentioned and stick with it and don't change the colors around. That may help me be more organized with the flags. Have a wonderful day.

  5. That's a great deal on those books and glad you had a nice visit. I've read Bag of Bones and definitely enjoyed it. I recommend skipping the movie though - it didn't do the book justice!

    1. Usually the books are better than the movies ;) I had no idea there was a movie, I'll make sure to avoid it. Have a great day.

  6. I annotated my assigned reading in college, but I don’t do it anymore. I used sticky notes and wrote in the margins. My annotations depended on what essay topic I was assigned. I'm not sure how to annotate books that I'm not writing essays about. Good luck!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. Thank you, I need all the luck because I'm determined to get organized. Have a wonderful day.

  7. I don't annotate my books. Like you I use those post-it sticky flags to mark passages.

    Written in Red is in my TBR list. That's a great looking book haul and for so cheap too! Hope you enjoy them. ~Aleen

    1. Yes, I love shopping at the Meals on Wheels thrift store, all the money goes back in to helping the program. They always have books for fifty cents each. Plus, it's great just to spend time with my mom.

      I just finished Written in Red today and I loved it. Now I have to wait until book 2 on audio is available. Have a great day.

  8. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King is one of my all time favorites!! Enjoy!

    1. Thank you Erica. I never actually heard of The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, I had to look it up just to make sure it wasn't part of a series. I'm looking forward to reading it. Have a great day.

  9. Everyday Life:
    Glad to hear you had a good time visiting your parents! and what a way to spend the time! Book shopping! :) Yup I know what you mean I want to but I haven't found courage to write on my books either.
    You are reading the Others!!! I so want to read it but for some reason I never get to it. Hope you enjoy it!

    1. I'm so thankful everyday that I can still call or visit my parents. I still haven't found the courage to write in the books ;) Thank for visiting Daniela.


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