Sunday Post #186 (9/4/16) – The Darkness Descends

Posted September 3, 2016 | 36 Comments

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The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

Damn, are we really in September already?! It makes me sad that it’s getting dark earlier and earlier. πŸ™

Blogging & reading are still on the slower side, but I managed to read 7 books in August. They were all really good, but Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews was my favorite read of the month.

Apparently there were some issues with comments going to spam that seems to be straightened out now. A few people mentioned comments on their blogs going to spam, and then someone else let me know they left a comment on mine that disappeared. When I checked my spam folder there were quite a few from various people spanning a few weeks. I don’t know what was going on with the commenting system, but there hasn’t been anymore since I approved those. So you might want to double check your spam for legit comments.

Anyway, the following is from the last 2 weeks.

On the Blog

Books Read

  • The Sinner by Amanda Stevens
  • Pirate’s Alley by Suzanne Johnson
  • 53 Letter’s for My Lover by Leylah Attar
  • The Black Wolf by J.A. Redmerski

Books Acquired

For Review:

the river at nightbreath of fire

Purchased:

It’s been awhile since I bought any new books, and now I bought six within the last two weeks.

I read 53 Letters for My Lover & loved it. And OMG, Behind the Hands that Kill! I finally read The Black Wolf & discovered there’s more in the series. I’m sooooooooo happy!

Rae of Sunshine should still be free & When Stars Collide $0.99.


Watching

Okay. So who has read Maximum Ride by James Patterson? I read it many years ago with my son. I heard over the years they were making a movie, and I stumbled across it yesterday on Amazon. It looks like it was just released August 30th only on Amazon and Youtube.

Um … it’s … it’s definitely not blockbuster material. But if you’ve read the book, then you might want to check it out. And people who enjoy those sort of cheesy movies might like it.


Have a great week!

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36 responses to “Sunday Post #186 (9/4/16) – The Darkness Descends

  1. Yeah I’m not liking this getting darker earlier stuff. My reading has been a bit slow too, but then I read a ton this week. 7 books is pretty good.

    Maximum Ride huh? That one’s new to me, but it reminds me of XMen a bit with he kids and the powers. Might not be bad. I didn’t know James Patterson wrote stuff like that, I thought he was mainly standard thrillers and stuff. Hmm.

    Have a good long weekend. πŸ™‚
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    • Christy
      Twitter:

      Looks like spam is still eating comments. Thanks for the heads up. You might like the Maximum Ride books, Greg. I’d definitely read the first book before watching the movie though.

      You too!

  2. I actually like it when it gets dark earlier because I love the night. And it just feels cozier? I don’t know if the spam issue is quite over. It seemed like it was, but then I got another comment or two in my spam folder and someone else told me she started having all her comments go to spam… so who knows. They really do need to get that sorted out. Anyway, have a great week!
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    • Christy
      Twitter:

      I’m all about the sun. I’m out in it as often as possible. I even take my work outside. πŸ˜€ I’ll still keep an eye on the spam folder. So weird.

    • Christy
      Twitter:

      Yeah, it’s the sequel to A Promise of Fire. I read the Maximum Ride books with my son when he was 11 or 12. I think we stopped after the 2nd book because they weren’t that great. A lot of people seem to love the series, though. *shrugs*

  3. Lexxie
    Twitter:

    I enjoy September for the cooler nights, but not for the earlier darkness… I guess we just can’t have everything, Christy.
    It seems like you and I read the same reviews last week, adding Rae of Sunshine and When the Stars Collied to our kindles πŸ™‚
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
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  4. I often have problems with comments going to spam and tend to check it every couple of days just in case a real comment’s gone there.

    We’re heading out of winter, into spring and summer so the long days will be great, but not the heat…. Have a great week!
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  5. I hate that it gets darker sooner too because I am not a fan of night driving. It also makes me think I should go to sleep sooner cause it’s dark…lol. I can’t wait to get my audio review copy of The Sinner! Some of those books you had pics of there look good. πŸ™‚

    Happy reading,
    Stormi
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  6. I had some issues with comments this week as well! Not sure what was up but thanks for the tip! I always forget to check spam!
    I started the JA Redmerski series a couple of years ago. Its DARK! But, I never continued. Perhaps I need to pick it back up!
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  7. Yani
    Twitter:

    You still have read a lot of books though your reading (as you said) is slower this time. You’re an incredible woman, Christy. And BTW. you should read Since You’ve Been Gone next.

  8. My daughter was obsessed with Maximum Ride. That’s too bad that the movie was on the cheesy side but I’ll have to tell her that it’s on Amazon. We’re starting to get a little cooler here in the evenings which is a good sign that we may have a decrease from broiling during the day! Have a great week!
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  9. Just on a whim I checked my spam comments yesterday and I had one from a faithful visitor that went to spam. I felt horrible that I hadn’t heard from this lady in weeks, and it was in the spam! I guess from now on I’ll have to check it every week just to be sure. I am also sad that it is getting dark earlier. I go to work in the dark and I come home in the dark. I hate it. Seven books is great! Happy reading!

  10. That’s the only part of fall I do not like, the shortening days. I love the fall otherwise. It sounds like you had a good August in books. You can’t go wrong with Ilona Andrews. Breath of Fire sounds really good. So does The River At Night. I haven’t read Maximum Ride, but now you’ve got me curious about the movie. Sometimes I don’t mind cheesy. πŸ™‚

    I hope you have a great week, Christy!
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  11. Hi!!! I’m unplugged this weekend, sort of, but just had to stop by!! *waves* You went bingeing on the freebies like the old days… where did you hear about “rae of sunshine”? curious… Have a great weekend!!!

  12. Nathan

    I know, where did all the time go? It is getting dark earlier and fall seems to be in the air. 7 books is a good amount of reading.
    Have a good week ahead:)

  13. I’m ready for Fall, but I also don’t like when it gets dark earlier. Makes me feel more tired. I’ve been reading slower as well. I noticed a drop-off once I reached my Goodreads goal. I don’t even think I read 7 books last month. Most of my reviews were from books I read in June and July. You’re not alone.
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  14. I got the Micalea Smeltzer books too. I’ve read good things about them and they were real cheap so I was completely sold on those.

    I live in Southern California so we’re still rocking the summer weather and the sun still goes down pretty late but that’ll be changing soon. Hopefully.

    I hope you have a great reading week this week!
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