Showing posts from April, 2018

Dewey's 24 hour Readathon!

So I've been so busy lately that I totally missed that tomorrow is the Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon!!  But I found out just in time to sign up for tomorrow's event. If you're like me and forgot--you can still sign up to participate!! 
I love the goal of reading 1 million pages as a reading community--that's what I love about readathon events like this! I'll be posting my updates on my Twitter and Instagram/Instastories pages. 
Here's what I'll be reading tomorrow:

I'm just shy of 100 pages in on this 400+ pager, so I'm hoping to make good progress in this one tomorrow! I'm really enjoying it so far and excited to have an extra excuse to read.
What are you reading this weekend? Happy Friday and Happy Readathon!

High Five for Friday: April 27

Inspired by Brandie at Running on Words and Wine and Kim at Kimberlyfaye Reads,I've created my own Friday post! 1. New Books this Week Just got approved for this one on NetGalley!  2. Books I've Been Loving this Week Picked this one up from the library on Wednesday and have read a few chapters. Loving it so far! Believe it or not, this is my first time reading a Meg Wolitzer book!

3. When I Wasn't Reading It was unusually warm in Oregon this week--like, 80 degrees--and it was glorious! I didn't go to the gym hardly at all this week and opted for getting my workouts done outside in the sunshine since the forecast calls for rain this weekend. On Monday we walked the pups down to Dutch Bros (for those of you who aren't from Oregon--it's a super popular coffee chain around here). We got coffee and the pups got milk bone treats with whipped cream on them! Round trip it was nice 3.5 mile walk and got us out enjoying the warmth! <

TLC Book Tours: Hurricane Season

bout Hurricane SeasonPaperback: 352 pagesPublisher: Thomas Nelson (April 3, 2018)From the author of the USA Today bestseller The Hideaway comes another story of families and mending the past.
Betsy and Ty Franklin, owners of Franklin Dairy Farm in southern Alabama, have long since buried their desire for children of their own. While Ty manages their herd of dairy cows, Betsy busies herself with the farm’s day-to-day operations and tries to forget her dream of motherhood. But when her free-spirited sister, Jenna, drops off her two young daughters for “just two weeks,” Betsy’s carefully constructed wall of self-protection begins to crumble.
As the two weeks stretch deeper into the Alabama summer, Betsy and Ty learn to navigate the new additions in their world—and revel in the laughter that now fills their home. Meanwhile, record temperatures promise to usher in the most active hurricane season in decades.
Attending an art retreat four hundred miles away, Jenna is fighting her …

Hello, Monday...April 16

Linking this post to Hello Monday by Heather from My Glittery Heart! Also linking up with It's Monday, What are You Reading? Hosted by The Book Date.
Weekend: It was a pretty low key weekend! Last weekend we went to the beach, which was delightful, so this weekend we just stayed home.  It was rainy, so perfect reading weather. I did run a 5K on Saturday--a great local race to support the education association in my community. The rest of the weekend I was pretty lazy--got a lot of reading done!
Reading:I picked up a stack of books from the library on Thursday and got quite a bit of reading done! I read all of  Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows, the March Reese Witherspoon book club pick that finally came in for me at the library.  I really enjoyed it! I also started the April pick, Happiness. Memoirs can be hit or miss for I'm surprised I'm flying through this one! For my trip this week (see the Looking Forward to section) I'm packing Hurricane Season--I started…

WWW Wednesday....April 11

Hosted by Taking On A World of Words
The Three Ws are: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next?

Recently Finished

Read this beach read over the weekend! If you liked the other Ten Beach Road novels you'll love this one too! Currently Reading
My review with TLC Book Tours will be on the blog April 24! Up Next

This is the April book pick for the Reese Witherspoon book club. Currently on hold for me at the library! 
Happy Reading!

High Five for Friday: April 6

Inspired by Brandie at Running on Words and Wine and Kim at Kimberlyfaye Reads,I've created my own Friday post! 1. New Books this Week Just checked out this book from the library yesterday. I'm obsessed with the cover! 2. Books I've Been Loving this Week  I finished Waking up in Eden the other night and absolutely loved it. It's nonfiction that reads like fiction and is set in Kauai. I started How to Walk Away this week and was sucked in from the first chapter. When you read the blurb it sounds like a super downer of a book, but it's so well written. Will post a full review closer to its publishing date (May 15).
3. When I Wasn't Reading
Wine + Yoga was Monday night! My favorite yoga teacher taught Monday's class and it was exactly what I needed! I also had a really good 4 mile run at the gym on Wednesday.

Book Review: The Good Liar

The Good Liar
By Catherine McKenzie
380 pages, published April 3, 2018
Lake Union Publishing

Note: I received this book directly from the author to facilitate my review. I received no other compensation, and all opinions are my own.

From Goodreads:

Can you hide a secret with the whole world watching?

When an explosion rips apart a Chicago building, the lives of three women are forever altered.

A year later, Cecily is in mourning. She was supposed to be in the building that day. Instead, she stood on the street and witnessed it going down, with her husband and best friend inside. Kate, now living thousands of miles away, fled the disaster and is hoping that her past won’t catch up with her. And Franny, a young woman in search of her birth mother, watched the horror unfold on the morning news, knowing that the woman she was so desperate to reconnect with was in the building.

Now, despite the marks left by the tragedy, they all seem safe. But as its anniversary dominates the media, the m…

Hello, Monday.....April 2

Linking this post to Hello Monday by Heather from My Glittery Heart! Also linking up with It's Monday, What are You Reading? Hosted by The Book Date.

Weekend: It was good weekend that went way too fast! Saturday was beautiful, 60 degree weather. Walked the pups in the morning, spent some time outside in the yard, and met up with some of our best friends for dinner on Saturday night.   It was a really great day!! Sunday was Easter, so it was a busy day with family. Overall a really great weekend!
Blogiversary: My blog turned 4 on Saturday!! I can't believe it's been four years already!! I appreciate all my readers and am so thankful to have connected with so many great authors, bloggers and readers through this blog.  So if you're reading this...THANK YOU :)
Reading:  My mom let me borrow this beautiful book, Waking Up in Eden. It's set in Kauai, and now it's the next Hawaiian island I want to go to! I also started reading the new Mary Kay Andrews ARC, The High Tid…