Sunday Post #35 – Family Time

Posted July 12, 2015 by Lillian in Features / 12 Comments

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Another week down! Only 3 more weeks til little man starts preschool 🙁 So NOT READY!!! I don’t know what I’ll do next year when he starts Kindergarten. I just want to cry thinking about it!

This week the hubby was working long, odd hours at the hospital, so little man and I hit the road to spend time with grandparents. It was a nice visit. He’s always worn out afterwards though. I think we’ve spent the whole weekend recuperating.

I did manage to get a little reading done though. On my TTT this week, I said I had never read The Selection series by Kiera Cass….well I fixed that 😉 I managed to read the whole series (minus The Heir) this week. Yes I speed read, especially when it’s as good as this series was! What did you do this week?

Currently Reading

As I write this post, I can honestly say that I am between books. I literally just finished The One by Kiera Cass and I have a bit of a book/series hangover. I’m not sure what I want to start next! I’m thinking I need something that will distract me though. So it will be one of these two books:

Book Cover for "At the Water's Edge" by Sara Gruen
Book Cover for "The Girl at Midnight" by Melissa Grey

Which do you think I should start?

Last Week on the Blog

Coming Up this Week

  • Merry Mondays | Favorite Christmas/Summer Activity
  • Top Ten Tuesday | “Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession (bought, library, review copies)” via the Broke and Bookish
  • Through Glass Episode 8 by Rebecca Ethington – review
  • Children’s Corner | Leopold by Dr. Ruth Westheimer – review
  • Sight by Juliet Madison – review
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas – review
  • Feature & Follow Friday | “If you had the money what would your own personal library look like? What would be in it? What colors, decorations, etc would you put in it?” via Alison Can Read and Parajunkee’s View
  • Weekend Reads | Penryn & the End of Days by Susan Ee – series review

Christmas in July

Merry Mondays Summer Edition

With the year a little more than halfway over, I couldn’t resist bringing a little holiday cheer to the summer. Merry Mondays is a weekly feature that I started last December and I thought would be fun for July as well. Each week will have a different theme all centered around Christmas and the holiday season. Want to participate? Click here for the dates and topics. Also if you participate, be sure to come back here and link-up your post!

This Week’s Book Fix

I acquired :::cough::: 13 books this week! I think I’m making up for last week’s low numbers 😉 Covers link to Goodreads.

Kindle Freebies

Book Cover for "Angus MacBain and the Island of Sleeping Kings" by Angela J. Townsend
Book Cover for "The Queen of All that Dies" by Laura Thalassa
Book Cover for "The Codex" by Joe Duck
Book Cover for "It's in His Heart" by Shelly Alexander


Book Cover for "Lawless" by Tracey Ward
Book Cover for "Through Glass Episode 8" by Rebecca Ethington
Book Cover for "The One" by Kiera Cass
Book Cover for "Phase Four: Analyze" by Rose Wynters

  • Lawless by Tracey Ward
  • Through Glass Episode 8 by Rebecca Ethington
  • The One by Kiera Cass
  • Phase Four: Analyze by Rose Wynters


Book Cover for "The Assassin's Blade" by Sarah J Maas

  • The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Maas


Book Cover for "For This Child I Prayed" by William Gage
Book Cover for "the dragon of the month club" by Iain Reading
Book Cover for "The Mine" by John A. Heldt
Book Cover for "Destiny Rising" by Siobhan Davis

  • For This Child I Prayed by William Gage
  • the dragon of the month club by Iain Reading
  • The Mine by John A. Heldt
  • Destiny Rising by Siobhan Davis

Thank you to the authors this week for providing review copies!

What are you reading this week?

So my pool plans for the rest of the summer are ruined. Our landlords have decided that now is a good time to resurface the pool. Earlier this week they drained the pool…not sure how long resurfacing takes, but my guess is it will take a while. Oh well! Not really sure why they thought that during the hottest time of the summer it would be a good idea to drain the pool….but I don’t make those decisions 😉

Reading wise, I plan to knock out a few review books this week and read my library book as well. What are your plans for the week?


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12 responses to “Sunday Post #35 – Family Time

  1. I like some of your new arrivals… and preschool – how exciting! Has he been to daycare or anything or will he find it a big change?

    I’m sure you’ll both be fine!

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  2. How weird he drains the pool in the summer lol. Maybe in the beginning of spring but not the summer.
    We go down the shore on the weekend and it always tires out the kids but they have so much fun.
    I wanted to read The One and I know everyone likes it but I am nervous I won’t since I tend to hate books everyone loves lol.

    You snagged a lot of great books this week, I hope you enjoy them all.

    Have a great week, Lillian!
    Michelle@Because Reading recently posted…Summer weekends are the best! ~ WIR & TSPMy Profile

    • I was really worried about reading it too Michelle! But that being said I really enjoyed it even if I felt the ending was a little too neat. It was good 😀 Happy reading!

  3. Can’t wait to hear what you think of Destiny Rising, I think it was the best book of the series. I gave the first two book 4 stars, but the third book got a 5 star from me, it was so good! I read The Mine earlier this year and really enjoyed it, even though I am not a big fan of tiem travel stories.

    I have read The Selection, but not yet continued the series. I really enjoyed the first book though, so I am happy to hear you enjoyed the whole series.

    That’s so weird your landlord decided to resurface the pool now, why not wait till after summer? I hope it’s done soon, so you can swim again. I hope you’ll enjoy your new books and have a great week!
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    • I’m glad I’m not the only one that thinks our landlord’s timing is weird! It’s been close to 100 this week and all I want is the pool….oh well!

      I really enjoyed The Selection more than I thought I would. I kept putting it off because I HATE the Bachelor but after I read your review I decided it was time. I binge read the series this week. It’s SO good!

      Glad you liked Destiny Rising! I’m always hesitant going into a series ender. I have high hopes for this one though 😀

      Happy Reading!

    • Argh!! I don’t even WANT to think about adult hood yet….just makes me sad 🙁 He’s so independent now but he still likes to climb in my lap and cuddle. I’m going to miss that when he starts school! Hope you have a great week and happy reading!

  4. I would vote for At The Water’s edge, although I’ve heard different things. Sometimes I like a more realistic read, like that, and the other one looks more on the fantastical side. Hopefully whichever one is good!
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