Inky’s Weekly Wrap-up (November 19th – November 25th)

It’s time for another Weekly Wrap-up post of all things happening on and off the blog. This week I’ll be linking to Stacking the Shelves and the Sunday Post.


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.

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:

It was a busy week and I’m barley finding time to relax. We had family come to Colorado and it was wonderful spending time with them. Once again, we made way too much food for the holiday, I see turkey soup and turkey ala king for upcoming dinners. Tomorrow, I’ll get back on the treadmill, I slacked this week with workouts and I still feeling stuffed. I hope all my blogging friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving, those that celebrate.



What I’m currently reading/listening to:

China Rich Girlfriend (Crazy Rich Asians #2) by Kevin Kwan

It’s the eve of Rachel Chu’s wedding, and she should be over the moon. She has a flawless Asscher-cut diamond, a wedding dress she loves, and a fiancé willing to thwart his meddling relatives and give up one of the biggest fortunes in Asia in order to marry her. Still, Rachel mourns the fact that her birthfather, a man she never knew, won’t be there to walk her down the aisle.

Then a chance accident reveals his identity. Suddenly, Rachel is drawn into a dizzying world of Shanghai splendor, a world where people attend church in a penthouse, where exotic cars race down the boulevard, and where people aren’t just crazy rich … they’re China rich.



What I read/listened to this past week::

Nothing



Stacking the Shelves #59:

Wednesday, I spent the afternoon in Denver and made a trip to The Tattered Cover. I purchased two books, I would have liked to purchase more, but the Tattered Cover books are a bit pricey compared to other books stores. I was able to control myself and only brought home two books.

Books purchased:

The Proposal (The Wedding Date #2) by Jasmine Guillory

The author of The Wedding Date serves up a novel about what happens when a public proposal doesn't turn into a happy ending, thanks to a woman who knows exactly how to make one on her own...

When someone asks you to spend your life with him, it shouldn't come as a surprise--or happen in front of 45,000 people.

When freelance writer Nikole Paterson goes to a Dodgers game with her actor boyfriend, his man bun, and his bros, the last thing she expects is a scoreboard proposal. Saying no isn't the hard part--they've only been dating for five months, and he can't even spell her name correctly. The hard part is having to face a stadium full of disappointed fans...

At the game with his sister, Carlos Ibarra comes to Nik's rescue and rushes her away from a camera crew. He's even there for her when the video goes viral and Nik's social media blows up--in a bad way. Nik knows that in the wilds of LA, a handsome doctor like Carlos can't be looking for anything serious, so she embarks on an epic rebound with him, filled with food, fun, and fantastic sex. But when their glorified hookups start breaking the rules, one of them has to be smart enough to put on the brakes...

The Lost Queen (The Lost Queen Trilogy #1) by Signe Pike

Mists of Avalon meets Philippa Gregory in the first book of an exciting historical trilogy that reveals the untold story of Languoreth—a powerful and, until now, tragically forgotten queen of sixth-century Scotland—twin sister of the man who inspired the legendary character of Merlin.

Intelligent, passionate, rebellious, and brave, Languoreth is the unforgettable heroine of The Lost Queen, a tale of conflicted loves and survival set against the cinematic backdrop of ancient Scotland, a magical land of myths and superstition inspired by the beauty of the natural world. One of the most powerful early medieval queens in British history, Languoreth ruled at a time of enormous disruption and bloodshed, when the burgeoning forces of Christianity threatened to obliterate the ancient pagan beliefs and change her way of life forever.

Together with her twin brother Lailoken, a warrior and druid known to history as Merlin, Languoreth is catapulted into a world of danger and violence. When a war brings the hero Emrys Pendragon, to their door, Languoreth collides with the handsome warrior Maelgwn. Their passionate connection is forged by enchantment, but Languoreth is promised in marriage to Rhydderch, son of the High King who is sympathetic to the followers of Christianity. As Rhydderch's wife, Languoreth must assume her duty to fight for the preservation of the Old Way, her kingdom, and all she holds dear.

The Lost Queen brings this remarkable woman to life—rescuing her from obscurity, and reaffirming her place at the center of the most enduring legends of all time.



Last week on the blog:

Monday - The Witch Elm by Tana French | Review | Rating: 



Have you read any of the books that I have listed? Thank you for visiting and have a lovely week ahead.

Happy Reading! -Jovita


34 comments:

  1. Ooh The Lost Queen looks like a good read! Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving. :)

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    1. Thanks Greg. I have to finish a library club read before I get to it, but it looks like it would be a great read.

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  2. I had a really busy week too! I hope the next one's less so because I need some time to relax.

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    1. I'm with you Evelina on relaxing. I'm hoping we get snowed in so I don't have to leave the house.

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  3. I'm not familiar with the books you mentioned this week. Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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  4. You have some awesome books on your list. I have been slacking on the work out part too and I hope I will make it up this week.

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

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    1. I always feel bad when I slack off, hopefully you get back into your routine this week Gayathri.

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  5. The Lost Queen is calling to me! Enjoy the new week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. If you have a chance to read, please let me know what you think of it. I'm hoping to start The Queen soon.

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  6. I haven't read these! Now why am I not surprised to learn that you will go on the treadmill? When we visited US two summers ago and went to Colorado I read that you are the state where most people do a lot of sports and eat healthy!

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    1. Colorado is always ranked up high with being an a very active state. There is so much to do here and the weather isn't to bad year round. I try to stay active, it's a bit harder now that I'm getting older. Have a great week Sophie.

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  7. Lost Queen looks great. Can't wait to hear how you like it!

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    1. I'm looking forward to it, I haven't seen much on the internet about it.

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  8. We are all about the leftovers right now, too! Yesterday I made turkey gumbo.

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    1. Turkey gumbo sounds yummy Jennifer! I'll have to find a recipe for that.

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  9. Oh, so I'm not the only one who's been slacking off on working out over the holiday? That turkey has really stuffed me!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. Time to get back into exercising and eating good. Hopefully my children will finish off the desserts soon, they are too tempting. Have a lovely week Nicole.

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  10. I’m glad you had a good Thanksgiving. We have so many leftovers! Even the dog is eating turkey. I’m so busy that I’ve been slacking on exercise, too. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. AJ your maple bacon turkey looked so yummy, I'm sure your dog is enjoying it. I hope you're able to get back into your exercise routine this week.

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  11. Thanksgiving sounds like a lot of fun. I'm having food envy hopping around the posts this Sunday!

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    1. Oh yes, there is a lot of talk of food today and what to do with the leftovers :) Have a wonderful day Nicci.

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  12. Ahhhh I'm about to watch Crazy Rich Asians and am thinking of reading the book soon after as well. How are you liking the sequel though?

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    1. I just watched the movie and the book is so much better. I've heard mixed reviews about the sequels, but I just finished the second book and I enjoyed it. It was very much like a soap-opera, so much drama. I'm starting Rich People Problems this evening. Sophia I'm curious to hear what you thought of the movie and the first book.

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  13. Sounds like you had a busy week. Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving though. We just run out of leftovers today, which is probably a good thing, lol.

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    1. I think everyone is getting tired of turkey this and turkey that, I'm happy it's all gone, lol.

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  14. Getting back into the workout groove can be challenging. Good luck with it. I haven't read any books on your list, but The Proposal sounds fund. Hope you have a great week. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. You’re welcome Cheryl, I was happy to do it and I'm looking forward to visiting your blog again soon.

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  15. I have a copy of The Wedding Date, but haven't had a chance to read it yet! I've only heard wonderful things about it, so I'm looking forward to reading it in the future. I hope you enjoy the sequel!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. The Wedding Date was cute and I really liked Alexa & Drew, although at times I smack his head. I"m looking forward to reading the second book. I hope you enjoy The Wedding Date when you have the chance to read it.

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  16. I am glad you had a nice Thanksgiving! Nice new reads! The Proposal looks really good. I hope you have a great week!

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  17. Yes it's a tough choice between all the cooking and family time or the relax time. We trade off and this year we stayed home and I just cooked for us, more relaxing. I still have enough I plan to make Turkey wild rice soup.
    Enjoy your new books! Anne - Books of My Heart

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    1. Anne, some years we also trade off also with my sister or my parents, but we always cooks and bring dishes when we visit family. It is more relaxing at home. I love soup, Turkey Wild Rice sounds yummy.

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