Inky Edition of the Sunday Post #6

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 ourselves and what is coming up on your blog for the week.

What I read this past week:


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This was a really good book from the Romance Book Club and the first book I’ve read by Penny Reid. I’m happy the couple didn’t jump into a relationship right away. Even through they have know each other since childhood, they took the time to get to one another.

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What took me so long to start this series? Probably because I didn’t have book one, I was able to borrow it from the library. Violet, born and raised in the Marsh, has been trained as a surrogate for the royalty—because in the Jewel the only thing more important than opulence is offspring. Secrets were kept from the surrogates, Violet soon discovers those secrets that the royalty keeps from the circles.

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
This was an interesting read and not what I expected. I would have like to have more from Abe, instead of the ghosts. I did not like the writing style even though it did make for a quick read.


What I am currently reading:


Violet is on the run. After the Duchess of the Lake catches Violet with Ash, the hired companion at the Palace of the Lake, Violet has no choice but to escape the Jewel or face certain death. So along with Ash and her best friend, Raven, Violet runs away from her unbearable life of servitude.

But no one said leaving the Jewel would be easy. As they make their way through the circles of the Lone City, Regimentals track their every move, and the trio barely manages to make it out unscathed and into the safe haven they were promised—a mysterious house in the Farm.

But there’s a rebellion brewing, and Violet has found herself in the middle of it. Alongside a new ally, Violet discovers her Auguries are much more powerful than she ever imagined. But is she strong enough to rise up against the Jewel and everything she has ever known?


How do you fix a love that’s been broken beyond repair?

For years, Cassie Taylor tried to forget about Ethan Holt. He was the one great love of her life, and when he failed to return her love, a part of her died forever. Or so she thought. Now she and Ethan are sharing a Broadway stage, and he’s determined to win her back. Claiming to be a changed man, he’s finally able to say all the things she needed to hear years ago, but can she believe him? What makes this time different from all his other broken promises?

Ethan knows he can’t change their tumultuous past, but if he’s going to have any chance of being with the woman he loves, he’ll need to convince Cassie that her future belongs with him.



Stacking the Shelves:

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.

You can find my books here: Stacking the Shelves #38

Have you read any of the books I have listed?


Last week on Inky Impressions:



Everyday Life: 

I was a total slacker with blog posting. I blame social media but, it’s all on me for not managing my time properly. I’m trying to keep up with all book related things on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and You Tube. I may need to take a break from social media or limit my time that I spend on those sites.  

I’ve been considering not writing individual ‘reviews’ and just post a weekly wrap-up of the books I’ve read. Or, shorten my ‘reviews’ to a paragraph. I already have a list of reviews to finish and since I blog for fun and don’t have review commitments, I don’t want to feel overwhelmed. I really enjoy participating in daily memes, maybe I’ll have a meme blog and only post those. 😉 Decisions, decisions. What do you think?

I did have a chance to visit one of my favorite used bookstores downtown Colorado Springs this week. I now take a list of books to look for when I shop. I’ve talked myself into thinking a list will keep me from over spending.

My husband and I finally decided on the SUV to get me out and about in the Winter snow. We bought an Audi Q5 and I can’t believe all the creature comforts it has. I’m slowing learning how to use all those buttons. I thought I would miss my little Nissan 370Z, but so far, I haven’t. It just wasn’t a very practical car to have in Colorado.


Some Cuteness:


Our little stinker Avery, being adorable. Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful week. -Jovita

30 comments:

  1. Congrats on the vehicle! It's always nice to have something that's better for snow. And good luck with reviews, whichever way you decide to go. I've thought about doing smaller or mini- reviews from time t time...

    Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Greg. Now I can visit my parents in Wyoming without worrying about getting snowed in.

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  2. Awww your doggo is the cutest! You know, I agree about the review posts, I've been thinking of something similar. Although maybe it makes more sense to post group reviews of related books? Like keep several books until you have like 3 from the same genre.

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    1. He is a cutie, which hides his orneriness well. I like your idea of posting reviews by genre group. It is definitely something to think about. Have a wonderful day Evelina.

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  3. I have difficulty reading two or three books at a time. Doesn't it feel like you aren't getting thru fast enough? Yet, so many people read like this. Your dog is so cute.

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    1. Oh Jackie I can't do it either, especially if it's the same genre I tend to get characters mixed up. One book is audio that I listen to throughout the day, getting ready, cleaning, making dinner or driving. The other I read in the evenings or when I have free time. Have a wonderful day.

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  4. Regarding blogging, I think you should do what you enjoy most and makes you happy. Nobody pays us to blog, it's a hobby, so let's not make it feel like a chore. I enjoy memes a lot too!

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    1. I like your thinking and I'm going to follow that advice, do what makes me happy. Have a great day Andreea.

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  5. I liked the Starcrossed series by Leisa Rayven! Hope you are enjoying it! Sometimes I want to just write a 1 paragraph review, but I can't make it sound right. Its like it doesn't make sense or something! Ugh! Its frustrating!

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    1. Oh yes, I am enjoying it immensely. I'm not sure what took me so long to read that series. I can understand about making a paragraph sound right, I feel that I would want to squeeze a lot into that paragraph. Have a great day Samantha :)

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  6. First off, your dog is the cutest! So fluffy!
    I need to read more by Penny Reid. I have only read one or two books by her but they've all been a whole lot of fun. And aww! I'm sorry you're feeling like you're slacking a bit with blogging, but you should do whatever makes you happy! Like you said, blogging is supposed to be fun. I hope you figure it out!
    Take care!

    Nick & Nereyda's Infinite Booklist

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    1. Thank you, Avery is a cutie. He looks completely different after grooming, not so fluffy. I need to look into more of Penny Reid's books, I enjoyed this one. I realized that I do struggle with reviews, I'm not very critical and can't keep my emotions out. I'm going to try different things and decide on which I'm happier with. Have a wonderful day and thank you for visiting.

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  7. Your dog is so cute. I read all the books by Ewing and liked them. I love the cover for Broken Juliette. I also understand not wanting the pressure to review but trying to keep content on the blog. I try not to write more than 3 short paragraphs unless it's specified but I decided that I'll do mini reviews a paragraph long for some books. Hope you have a great week!

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    1. I'm considering purchasing the first book, The Jewel, to have the entire series. I see she has a new duology coming out in 2019, I'm looking forward to that. I'm going to have to go visit your mini reviews to get an idea. Thanks Cricket, have a wonderful day.

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  8. What a cute doggie. I had a fluffy white dog like that when I was a kid. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Thanks AJ, this is our first small size dog and we just love the little stinker. Have a great week.

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  9. OMG, Avery is so cute! I love cute animals and pictures of them are always welcome. I know what you mean about feeling like a blogging slacker! I've barely been on social media and it feels weird but also a little liberating. Anyway, I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Jovita. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Oh yes I always enjoy seeing pictures of pets, our fur babies are so spoiled. Social media is very time consuming, but I do like commenting and visiting everyone. Have a great week Alyssa :)

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  10. Mini Reviews would definitely help with the book reviews. There were times where I had to do mini reviews because I just didn't have the time to write full reviews of the books I've read. I hope you have a great week!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

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    1. I'm going to have to go take a peek at your mini reviews. Sometimes it takes me a long while to get something written. Have a wonderful week Ronyell.

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  11. What a cute dog! It can be really hard to figure out what exactly you want to do with your blog. Just do what makes you happy would be my recommendation. I hope you enjoy the books you are reading this week!

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    1. Thank you Carole, it is really hard to make changes and then going back if I don't like those changes. I'm going to visit some of the mini reviews to get an idea if it's something I would like. Have a wonderful week.

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  12. I love Penny Reid! She is one of my romance faves. I was excited that book 2 was free, because I read Neanderthal years ago, and own the others (I don't know how that happened). Now I have them all! I read about 5 books a week. I do one full review, and then what I call In a Nutshell, which is 3 bulleted reviews. I love Top Ten Tuesday, Can't-Wait Wednesday and The Sunday Post. I participate in them just about every week. I do whatever I want with the blog. I don't get boxes of books sent to me, so have a lot of freedom. Congrats on the new car. May it carry you safely.

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    1. The new car drove fantastic in the snow this morning, I'm loving it. I'm going to go see how you do your In a Nutshell reviews, I really like your idea of bulleted reviews. I think those are great to get the point across without all the extra added words. Have a wonderful day Sam and thank you for visiting.

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  13. I haven't read the books you listed, but they look good. I love the covers. :)

    I find that I do mini reviews for books that I don't have a lot to say about.

    You're dog is a cutie!

    Hope you have a great week! ~Aleen

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    1. I found it easier to write reviews for books that I don't particularly care for.. lol. I'll go find some for your mini reviews and see what you add to them. Have wonderful day Aleen.

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  14. I really like Penny Reid! Glad you got a chance to read one of her novels. You should give her Winston Brothers series a try, it was very enjoyable!

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    1. I will have definitely look into the Winston Brothers series, thank you for the recommendation and thank you for visiting April.

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  15. Your dog is such a cutie! I know what you mean about reviews. I tend to write long reviews and they take a long time to write. I was always falling way behind schedule so I recently switched to writing much shorter reviews for releases 2017 and older. So far it's working for me and I'm almost completely caught up on my reviews for a change.

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    1. For the past two nights I've been focusing on getting some of the 2017 reviews completed, I decided to go with only the books I really enjoyed. This year I made a goal not to review every book I read and that has so far kept my list down. That's great that your almost caught up, what a great feeling! :) Have a great day Suzanne.

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