Sunday, June 12, 2016

The Sunday Post/It's Monday, What Are You Reading

Hey, ladies!

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. It's Monday, What Are You Reading is a fun weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date where we share what we've read and reviewed over the past week and what we plan to read next. 

A very minimal work week (just a long day yesterday) this week, which means tons of reading! I'm currently hooked on a YA paranormal romance series, and I forgot how much I love a good binge read. 

I'm currently running around like a chicken with its head cut off, trying to prepare for a conference in Phoenix, AZ, in less than two weeks. It's a large pet blogging conference (yes, that's actually a large niche! My other blog, a dog blog, is my part time job), and I've been given a full ride to attend on behalf of a very big company. I'm so nervous and excited, especially since this little bit is attending with me:
The blog inspiration, and the reason I'm being sponsored. 

Still hot. So, so, so hot. We're officially in the 90s, and the heat index topped 100 the other day. I've come to the sad conclusion that I am not going to be walking as much as I did in the cooler months, because it's just unbearable. As such, I've upped my yoga. I'm ready to move!

Despite the heat, I did make it to at least 10,000 steps each day, except for Thursday. Thursday was spent at the DMV....

Sunday - 12,533
Monday - 11,568
Tuesday - 12,354
Wednesday - 11,817
Thursday - 9,516
Friday - 11,763
Saturday - 11,825

Total - 81,376

This Week's Recap

Coming Up*

The Problem With Love Triangles

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Releases I'm Looking Forward to For The Second Half of 2016

Waiting on Wednesday

TBR Thursday

Cover Lust, No. 28

Read This Week

5 stars!
I swear, it's impossible for this author to write something I won't adore. Another for the Best of 2016 shelf!
3 stars!
I finished this incredibly sexy serial series this week. Each book is around 100 pages, and goddamn, it's some good smut. Romantic suspense with a heavy dose of erotica, I'd call it. 
3 stars!
3 stars!
4 stars!
3 stars!
This was interesting and engaging read, though it had several issues. I believe it was the author's first book, and it definitely reads like that. However, totally addictive regardless of those problems!
4 stars!
I cried. I cried that ugly, can't-breathe-through-your-nose kind of crying. And then immediately bought the third book and dove in. 
2.5-3 stars!
I wanted to like this story, and the idea had potential. However, I couldn't get past the lack of real chemistry or feeling, the incredibly rushed ending, or the plethora of placeholder characters.
3 stars!
Addictive and interesting, but fell flat with an maybe-sort-of-possibly-I-don't-know-but-fuck-it's-annoying love triangle. It was settled at the end, but it sapped my enjoyment a bit.

Currently Reading

Just started it, and I'm a little frustrated with the heroine. 
After a slow start, this is picking up and is becoming quite enjoyable. The audiobook is quite good!

What Will I Read Next?


  1. Very cool about the blogger conference! Holy cow you read a lot of books this week!! I have Grave Mercy that some day I would like to read. I can't wait for you to read him to see what you think! Have a great week!

  2. So awesome about the conference - have fun!! It got up to 90 yesterday here, our hottest day so far. I spent it in the pool so I wouldn't be miserable! I'm glad to see you're starting to enjoy Grave Mercy!! Hoping to try it soon.

  3. The conference sounds fun! I'm definitely jealous of how many books you read last week. I got through a fair few, but nowhere near as many as you! I've been bingeing a historical romance series and enjoying it so very much! Great job on all your steps, too. This past week was one of my worst in a long time – between work chaos and my allergies kicking my butt, I didn't do nearly as much as I should've.

    Have a nice week ahead!

  4. Oh, boy. You really have been a busy bee! I had a pretty successful reading week as well, though not as badass as yours have been. Lol. Gah. I don't think I can stand that constant heat!

    Have a lovely week, nonetheless!

  5. I loved Grave Mercy. I envy you your binging. I use to do it, but realized I was missing details and ended up with book now I wait 4-6 before beginning the next book :) Have a lovely week and enjoy the conference.

  6. Wow, you've gotten a lot of reading in! That's awesome. Aw, I hope you AND your dog have a good time at the conference. That's so awesome you were sponsored to go!