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.
Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. 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.
Last week I mentioned that I probably wouldn’t change my blog design again unless I became bored with it. I changed it after a couple days. I just wasn’t happy with the template design and decided to go with a minimal look this time around. I spent most of the week messing with html to change the font to a google font that wasn’t offered for this design. Then it took me forever (okay, it felt like it) to decide on colors, I had a few late nights working on this. Finally, it’s something I’m happy with and sure to keep. What do you think?
I do not use the themes that blogger provides, instead I get blog themes/templates from New Blogger Themes, there is a wide variety of free themes to download or you have the option to purchase the Pro Version of the themes. By purchasing the Pro Version, you can make all the edits to your heart's desire. Most of the templates are reasonably priced… I wouldn’t mention how many I purchased within the last two weeks.
What I'm currently reading/listening to:
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Fans of Barbara Kingsolver will love this stunning debut novel from a New York Times bestselling nature writer, about an unforgettable young woman determined to make her way in the wilds of North Carolina, and the two men that will break her isolation open.
For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She's barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark.
But Kya is not what they say. Abandoned at age ten, she has survived on her own in the marsh that she calls home. A born naturalist with just one day of school, she takes life lessons from the land, learning from the false signals of fireflies the real way of this world. But while she could have lived in solitude forever, the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. Drawn to two young men from town, who are each intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world--until the unthinkable happens.
In Where the Crawdads Sing, Owens juxtaposes an exquisite ode to the natural world against a heartbreaking coming of age story and a surprising murder investigation. Thought-provoking, wise, and deeply moving, Owens's debut novel reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.
What I read/listened to this past week:
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris - I listened to the audiobook version and loved it, when it was over I had tears. It is a heart wrenching unforgettable read. My review will be posted on Monday.
Stacking the Shelves #56:
I was making a purchase at Amazon for a household item and I need to add a bit more in my cart to get free shipping, of course I added two books. I did visit the arc thrift store with my sister this week and was so excited to see the hardcover version of Beartown for $2.99. I did have to clean it with soapy water, Goo Gone and then use Lysol Disinfectant Spray when I brought it home. Am I the only who cleans used books or library borrows? I’m weird that way.
Medicine Man by Saffron A. Kent
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Beartown (Beartown #1) by Fredrik Backman
(audiobook I borrowed from the library)
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
Last week on the blog:
Thursday - The Good Luck Charm by Helena Hunting
Friday - Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough
Have you read any of the books that I have listed? Thank you for visiting and I have a lovely week ahead. Jovita