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09 September 2018

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:

We had a fabulous visit in Illinois with family, but it’s always great to be back in Colorado. 

What I am currently reading/listening to:

After catching up on the previous books in The Mortal Instruments series (with the help of Recaptains), I am determined to finish this series. Then hopefully complete The Infernal Devices series, once again it’s the last book I need to read, Clockwork Princess.

What I read/listened to this past week:

His True Queen (The Smoke & Mirrors Duology #2) by Jodi Ellen Malpas ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Face Off (The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles #3) by Brenda Novak ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
From Here to You (Crash and Burn #1) by Jamie McGuire ⭐⭐

Stacking the Shelves #51:

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've added to my shelves; may it be physical or virtual. I include books I borrow from the library, audiobooks, gifts and of course eBooks.

On the way home from Illinois we stayed the evening in Topeka, KS. There just happened to be a Barnes & Noble down the street from where we had dinner, I had to stop in. My husband thought I was nuts, since we do have two B&N's in Colorado Springs. My reply was “sometimes they have different inventory” and I’m sure the Colo Spgs stores carry these titles. 

Books purchased:

Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris
2 CHILDREN FOR SALE - The sign is a last resort. It sits on a farmhouse porch in 1931, but could be found anywhere in an era of breadlines, bank runs, and broken dreams. It could have been written by any mother facing impossible choices.

Inspired by an actual newspaper photograph that stunned the nation, Sold on a Monday is a powerful novel of love, redemption, and the unexpected paths that bring us home.

The Real Deal by Lauren Blakely
April Hamilton wants you to know she hasn't been on Craigslist since that time she sold her futon after college. She doesn't even spend that much time online. And even if she did, she would not be looking up personal ads. But going home alone for her family's summer reunion is an invitation for every single relative to butt into her personal life. She simply can't handle another blind date with the butcher, the baker or the candlestick maker from her hometown. So when she finds the Craigslist ad for a boyfriend-for-hire, she's ready to pay to play

Last week on the blog:

Random photos:

Since I purchased my Canon 60D, I’ve never took the time to learn all the settings. The night of the fireworks I handed my camera to my nephew JP, (who is a filmmaker) and these are two of the many photos he took that evening. 

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


  1. I want to read Sold on Monday. I look forward to your thoughts. Visiting family is fun, but it is always nice to be home. Hope your week is a good one!

    1. I read Letters from Home by Kristina McMorris years ago and remembered that I did enjoy it. When I saw this book on the new release in paperback table, it was an impulse purchase. I haven't read any reviews about it, I want to go into it fresh.

      Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a great week ahead.

  2. I need to check out Recaptains, this is the second time I've heard of the site and other than giving it a cursory look I haven't spent any time there. Sounds like a pretty useful way to refamiliarize myself with books I may have forgotten a lot of.

    I always have to stop in a bookstore if I see one, even if it is just a B&N ha ha.

    Have a great week!

    1. Someone mentioned Recaptains awhile back on a FB post and I'm so glad I've bookmarked it. It sure is coming in handy with what I'm reading now. I really need to find more time to see what other series are re-capped. Have a great day Greg.

  3. Wow.. Those are some amazing photos he took!
    Have a nice week :)

    Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks

    1. Yes he is very talented. He just recently moved to Denver, a nearby city, hopefully we'll be able to spend more time with him.

    2. Have a great week Evelina and thank you for visiting :)

  4. Glad you had a fun time in Illinois! Hope you have a lovely week!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

    1. Thank you Ronyell, I hope you also have a lovely week ahead.

  5. Those photos are awesome! I totally agree with you on popping into other branches of the same bookstore for they do carry different books. My other half is used to it by now and (sensibly, lol) never complains. :)

    1. My husband usually gets him a coffee and browses, I usually try to be quick with my purchases, just so I wouldn't make his bookstore visit unpleasant. He's a good sport about my book addiction.

      Have a wonderful day Nicola.

  6. It is always nice to visit family. Your trip sounds fabulous. I hope you enjoy all your new books. Have a lovely week :)

    My wrap-up: https://flippingthruthepages.com/2018/09/weekly-wrap-up-1/

    1. Even with the humidity, we did have a wonderful time. Have a lovely week ahead and thank you for visiting.

  7. LOL I always look for book stores when I'm traveling. I often find some hidden gems! Looks like you found some.

    My Sunday Post

    1. I do like to visit the local book stores when traveling. By time we made it the hotel and had dinner many of the local stores were closed, I was so bummed.

      Have a great week Laura.

  8. Great photos! If I was staying in a city with a B&N, I’d have to stop. I get to that store once every few years. I love it, especially because it smells good inside. (I realize that sniffing a store is weird, but it does smell good.) Enjoy your new books and have a great week.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. We have a used book store downtown Colo Spgs, Poor Richards, and it smells like old books, old building, it's great. It even has those old wood floors that are creaky.

      Have a great week ahead AJ and thank you for visiting.

  9. Holidays are great but I love that moment of coming home, switching on the lights and the fire and having a nice pizza! That's my after-holiday routine! I tend to unpack straight away to get it over with before I eat but my dad takes ages!

    1. We also unpack right away and get all the purchases put away. Then I have the rest of the evening just to be home and relax. Pizza sounds yummy!


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