Inky Edition of the Sunday Post

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 my blog. Showcase books and things I may have received. Share a bit of news about myself and what to expect on my blog in the upcoming week. 



Everyday Life:

This past week the weather in Colorado was beautiful, even with the faithful afternoon thunderstorms but last night it was chilly. I had to go track down a hoodie to wear and I was considering turning the heat on. We usually wait until after Mother’s Day to plant our annuals, good thing I waited a bit longer this year. On Friday there was a hail storm and I was so worried about my newly bloomed trees and lilac bush, compared to other areas in town we didn’t get as much. In some areas of Colorado Springs, it looked like winter again with the hail covered grass.

I went with my sister to Barnes & Noble and I browsed all my favorite sections. I was so tempted to buy all the newest releases that I’ve missed out on and it didn’t help that I had coupons. I’m happy to report that I was able to control myself. Other than that, I had a wonderful week.




What I am currently reading/listening to:


Very Valentine (Valentine #1) by Adriana Trigiani (audiobook)
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman



What I read/listened to this past week:


Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer (audiobook)
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See Me by Nicholas Sparks
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On Turpentine Lane by Elinor Lipman
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Stacking the Shelves:

I only borrowed one audiobook from the library. The link below is to original post from yesterday.



Very Valentine (Valentine #1) by Adriana Trigiani
The adventures of an extraordinary and unforgettable woman as she attempts to rescue her family's struggling shoe business and find love at the same time, Very Valentine sweeps the reader from the streets of Manhattan to the picturesque hills of la bella Italia. Already a national bestseller, here is a valentine from the incomparable Trigiani that you can take into your heart.






Last week on the blog:

Nothing… I’m a lazy bum.



Fur Baby Photos:

Poor little Avery had his teeth cleaned Friday and when he returned home, he was a very needy lazy fur baby. He had to wear the “Cone of Shame” the first night, he kept licking at the shaved area on his front legs. The last photo is him trying to sleep on the comfy chair back, he likes to lay there when I read. I add blankets along the top, so he doesn’t slip down the back cushion/pillow. 




Thank you for visiting and I have a lovely week ahead. 
Jovita

Stacking the Shelves #46

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews and co-hosted by Reading Reality. It’s all about sharing the latest books I have added to my shelves; may it be physical or virtual. I can include books I buy in a store or online, books I borrow from friends or the library, audiobooks, gifts and of course eBooks. All book title links will direct you to Goodreads.
I went with my sister to Barnes & Noble to get her grandson some books for his upcoming birthday and I browsed all my favorite genres. I kept asking myself, “why am I doing this stupid book buying ban anyway?” I was so tempted to buy all the newest releases that I’ve missed out on and it didn’t help that I had coupons. I’m happy to report that I was able to control myself.

This week I only have one book to share, an audiobook borrowed from the library. I have plenty of audiobooks on hold, a few in line for next available and I’m very much looking forward to starting those. I’m only about four hours into the book below, and so far, I like it. 

Meet the Roncalli and Angelini families, a vibrant cast of colorful characters who navigate tricky family dynamics with hilarity and brio, from magical Manhattan to the picturesque hills of bella Italia. "Very Valentine" is the first novel in a trilogy and is sure to be the new favorite of Trigiani's millions of fans around the world. 

In this luscious, contemporary family saga, the Angelini Shoe Company, makers of exquisite wedding shoes since 1903, is one of the last family-owned businesses in Greenwich Village. The company is on the verge of financial collapse. It falls to thirty-three-year-old Valentine Roncalli, the talented and determined apprentice to her grandmother, the master artisan Teodora Angelini, to bring the family's old-world craftsmanship into the twenty-first century and save the company from ruin. 

While juggling a budding romance with dashing chef Roman Falconi, her duty to her family, and a design challenge presented by a prestigious department store, Valentine returns to Italy with her grandmother to learn new techniques and seek one-of-a-kind materials for building a pair of glorious shoes to beat their rivals. There, in Tuscany, Naples, and on the Isle of Capri, a family secret is revealed as Valentine discovers her artistic voice and much more, turning her life and the family business upside down in ways she never expected. "Very Valentine" is a sumptuous treat, a journey of dreams fulfilled, a celebration of love and loss filled with Trigiani's trademark heart and humor.
Have you read Very Valentine or any books by the author, Adriana Trigiani? Have a wonderful day and happy reading -J 

Inky Edition of the Sunday Post

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 my blog. Showcase books and things I may have received. Share a bit of news about myself and what to expect on my blog in the upcoming week. 

(SP#13)


Everyday Life:

As of lately I haven’t been posting any book reviews to my blog and surprisingly I’m not really bothered by it. For the past few weeks, when reading I noticed that I’ve enjoyed the reading experience much more, I’m not note taking or trying to remember what it is that I would like to add to the review. I’ve read some great books lately that I would like to review, maybe one day. Currently I have nothing in the drafts or scheduled and I’m not worried or stressed… Go me!

I’ve been trying to spread the love by blog commenting and sometimes I don’t make it to all the blogs I want to visit. When I do set aside time for blog hopping, I get sidetracked. Sidetracked by what you ask… watching pimple popping videos on You Tube. I’m embarrassed to admit that those videos are a bit addicting, plus it doesn’t help that my sister sends me links to videos I should watch. Do any of you watch pimple popping videos?


What I am currently reading: 



Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer
See Me by Nicholas Sparks



What I read/listened to this past week:




Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway ⭐⭐
Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson #3) by Darynda Jones ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson #4) by Darynda Jones ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐



Stacking the Shelves #45

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews and co-hosted by Reading Reality. It’s all about sharing the latest books I have added to my shelves; may it be physical or virtual. I can include books I buy in a store or online, books I borrow from friends or the library, audiobooks, gifts and of course eBooks. 



Gifted for Mother’s Day, Hardcover: Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson #3) by Patricia Briggs
Audiobook borrowed from the library: Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer
Romance Read-of-the-Month (Free): Beneath This Mask (Beneath #1) by Meghan March


Last week on the blog:

Tuesday: I’m seeing RED… (Top Ten Tuesday)



Have any of you been following the actions of the romance author Faleena Hopkins on Twitter or You Tube? In case you missed it, the video below explains what #cockygate is all about. 

 Romantic Writers fight back against #Cockygate




To the world you are a mother,
but to your family you are the world. -Unknown



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

I’m seeing RED…

Top Ten Tuesday (TTT) is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, Jana.  The topic this week, May 8th, Books With My Favorite Color On the Cover (or In the Title).
Red has always been my favorite color and I like to say that “Red is the Color of Defiance”.  I have a bit of red sprinkled throughout the house, nothing overwhelming. I do like other colors as well, mostly those you find during Autumn. 

Without further ado… 



Eclipse (Twilight #3) by Stephenie Meyer



Red Dress Walking by S.A. Jones



Everneath (Everneath #1) by Brodi Ashton
Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson #3) by Darynda Jones



Cruel Beauty (Cruel Beauty Universe #1) by Rosamund Hodge




Stygian (Dark-Hunter, #29) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Three of the ten books that I have listed above, I have not read. I’m curious to see who else likes the color red. Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day. -Jovi

April 2018 Monthly Wrap-up

A Monthly Wrap-up is exactly what it sounds like, a wrap-up of bookish things for the month. I will recap books I read, reviews I posted and a little of what’s going on off the blog. I am linking this post to the Monthly Wrap-Up at Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

April was my best reading month of 2018 so far, I stayed away from social media which gave me more reading time. I completed the first month of my self-imposed book buying ban, the countdown continues.


Books Reviewed on Inky Impressions: 








Reading Stats:

Total Books Read: 18
Books Read: 14
Audiobooks: 4

Library Borrowed: 12
From My Shelves: 6
Purchased This Month: 0
Gifted: 0

Longest Book: 530 Pages - The Good Daughter (The Good Daughter #1) by Karin Slaughter
Shortest Book: 272 Pages - Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney




Books I’ve Read This Month: 





Just One Look by Harlan Coben
Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney
Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens
The Address by Fiona Davis
The Widow by Fiona Barton
I Liked My Life by Abby Fabiaschi
Judgment Road (Torpedo Ink #1) by Christine Feehan
This Heart of Mine by C.C. Hunter
The Ex by Alafair Burke
The Raven (The Florentine #1) by Sylvain Reynard
The Shadow (The Florentine #2) by Sylvain Reynard



My 2018 Reading Progress:

I reached my reading goal in April, 50 books.




Favorite Reads this Month: 




First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson #1) by Darynda Jones
The Address by Fiona Davis
The Good Daughter (The Good Daughter #1) by Karin Slaughter


Hopefully everyone had a wonderful April. Thank you for visiting. -Jovi