Time to kick off another week, and I'll be doing it with another Sunday/Monday post. As usual, I'll be linking up to:
Not too much to report around here this week. We got another 2.5 inches of rain on Tuesday and Wednesday. Even a surprise shower Thursday night. At this point, I think Southern California is at twice our normal rainfall for the year. If not, the storm they are predicting for this coming Wednesday should push us over the edge. But it's amazing how green all the hills around us are. I'm loving it and trying to soak it in while I can.
However, March is going to be the first month since I got my paddleboard that I haven't taken it out. When it wasn't raining on the weekend, it's been very windy. I might have been able to go out today, but they were predicting wind, and I didn't want to risk it. I didn't notice it being windy when I looked out the window, but with my luck, I would have driven over to the lake and it would have started to really blow. Hopefully, I can start getting back out there in April.
This Past Week on the Blog:
This Coming Week on the Blog:
Monday - Book Review: Intrigue in Istanbul by Erica Ruth Neubauer
Tuesday - Movie Review: Garage Sale Mysteries - Searched and Seized
Wednesday - Book Review: The Clairvoyant Countess by Dorothy Gilman
Thursday - March Reading Summary
Friday - Friday Post
You ready for this? I got six books this week. That's five ARCs and a pre-order that was released this week.Murder on the Home Front by Jessica Ellicott. (So no, this doesn't count as one of my six new books this week.)
But I did get two more eARCs for May reviews this week. Up first is A Novel Disguise by Samantha Larsen. This is historical fiction set in England in 1784. The premise sounded interesting - a woman trying to live on her own and keep the fact that she is living on her own a secret. Of course, it is a murder mystery. This is me, after all.
The second May eARC I got this week was #TagMe for Murder, the second Trending Topics Mystery from Sarah E. Burr. I enjoyed the first one last year, so I'm looking forward to diving in and seeing what happens to the characters next. Honestly, I haven't even looked at the teaser. That's how much I am interested in the book.
Another June eARC came in as well as I was approved for A Stolen Child by Sarah Stewart Taylor. This is the fourth in her Maggie D'Arcy series. I'm very curious to see where she is going to go with the characters, so hopefully this will be a good one.
The last two ARCs I got were from authors. From Diane Vallere, I got an eARC copy of Fahrenheit 501. Yes, the books been out a while, but she offered me a copy, knowing I still had a few months to go before I'd be reading it. Naturally, I jumped at it. Remember, my policy is to not turn down books I intend to buy and read.
In Saturday's mail, I got a physical ARC of The Truth We Hide by Liz Milliron. This is the fourth in her Homefront Mysteries, set in Buffalo, New York, during World War II. This book actually came out almost two weeks ago. I wasn't going to be able to get to it then, but when she offered me the ARC a second time, I decided to take her up on it. I was actually thinking about starting it Saturday night, but it came wet. Something got spilled on it - I think just water - but it was extremely wet. Like the covers feel like limp noodles wet. I think if I can dry it out, it should be okay. I've got a friend who is going to bring me a hairdryer to church tomorrow to use on it. But I'll put off reading it a week until it is dry.
Finally, my pre-order - The Raven Thief by Gigi Pandian. This is the second in her newest series - The Secret Staircase Mysteries. I enjoyed the first, and I'm looking forward to getting to the second...at some point soon. Obviously, I have a lot of books coming up in the next few months I've already agreed to read and review, so I need to figure out when I can work it in.
What I'm Currently Reading:Digging Up Daisy by Sherry Lynn. I'm going to have to sleep on it before I write my review, but I think it left a couple of major clues unaccounted for to be really satisfying. We'll see if I get any brilliant realizations about it overnight.
That means that up next will be On Spine of Death by Tamara Berry. I've had the book since December, and I'm just now getting a chance to read it. The fact that I've pre-ordered the next in the series, which comes out the end of May, has helped pushed this one up my to be read pile. I really enjoyed the first in the series when I read it last spring, so I'm looking forward to this one.
Have a great week!