Sunday Post #69 (3/2/14)

Posted March 1, 2014 | 45 Comments


The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

March is already here! Where the heck did February go? Good news: We finally got a major storm with rain. Not enough yet to kill the drought, but it was nice. We even had a tornado warning, which was a bit odd for this area of California.

So, I read 15 and a half (DNF’d one at 50%) books in February, which is a high for me. I expected the 14 I read in January, but not this many in Feb or the remaining months in the year. I guess blogging really did take up a lot of time. Since I’ve cut way back and not putting together so many posts, I have more time to read. This pleases me. πŸ™‚ Plus, the Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin makes putting my post together much easier & quicker.

On the Blog

  • Raw by Bella Aurora – Review. Went from a DNF to really liking it.
  • Must Love Otters by Eliza Gordon – Review & giveaway. Love this book a lot! β™₯
  • Nil by Lynne Matson – Review. Fail!

Books Read

Definitely, Maybe in Love by Ophelia London

True by Erin McCarthy

Dash of Peril by Lori Foster

Breathe by Abbi Glines

Books Acquired


Misbehaving by Abbi Glines – For review. I didn’t realize this was the 6th book in a series when I requested it. Once I found out, I figured I’d have 5 months to read the 1st five of the series since it said this would be be released in August 2014. Then I noticed on Goodreads and Amazon that it’s already available. So … yeah, I don’t even know.

I … um .. purchased all of these. Don’t judge me! πŸ˜› I couldn’t resist some of the prices. Besides, I’ve been denting the hell out of my TBR books, so I deserve some new ones. That’s what I keep telling myself, anyway.


In March Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer is hosting two events!

  • The Take Control of Your TBR Pile is a month long event, where we read books that have been on our TBR, including review books we need to catch up on.


Have a great week!



45 responses to “Sunday Post #69 (3/2/14)

  1. I didn’t know about the TBR pile challenge. I am going to join up with that. Nice that you are getting decent weather… well weather to help with drought. We finally got a lot of snow this year so water restrictions have been lifted. Really been nice.

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  2. I use the UBB plugin as well and think it’s the bees knees! Goodbye formatting hell!
    I sometimes end up requesting a book later on in a series too and then ‘have’ to go buy the other books! It might read as a standalone though, lots of contemp though as they are more companion novels than follow ons.
    And nice haul πŸ™‚ Enjoy.

    • Christy

      lol – word!

      Yeah, this series is more companion novels style, but I still have to read them in order. I read the 1st book yesterday but wasn’t all that impressed. So, I don’t know.

    • Christy

      lol – I wasn’t really expecting one to occur, but it was still a tiny bit thrilling to know it was a possibility.

  3. AWESOME pics of the storm!!!! I especially love the last one! What kind of orchard is that?

    You totally deserve all the new books! Look at how much you’ve read – you totally rock!

    Although I have to ding you on the review book – 6 books in? Ouch… I’ve done that before but jeez, 6 books in. Yeah, you know you want to change your rule about not reading out of order, you so know you want to *evil cackle*

    • Christy

      They’re probably peach or nectarine.

      That’s how I’ll continue justifying my book buying. πŸ˜€

      Yeah, I don’t even know if I’ll continue, though. I read the first book yesterday and wasn’t exactly thrilled with it. No way will that rule change.

    • Christy

      They were taken during the calm between storms.

      I just need to delete my Amazon account so I can’t buy ANYTHING. lol.

  4. Must Love Otters is just too cute, love the title and the synopsis, this will go on my TBR pile. Misbehaving – Oh dear, I have to say, I”m not the greatest fan of series books – ok if they are not too long, though some obviously hook you in. And if you discover yet another series where you just want to read all of them… oh dear TBR pile! Wow, I love the storm pictures.
    Have a great week and Happy Reading!
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    • Christy

      MLO is a great book!

      Misbehaving is part of a companion series, but I’m a bit OCD when it comes to that stuff and still have to read in order.

    • Christy

      That’s why I love ebooks so much; I no longer get crap from my family. I know you all know how it is. πŸ˜€

  5. Those are some cool pictures Glad you finally got some rain. We are nearly caught up on our rain for the rain, all that doom and gloom and you just need a few good storms. Hopefully you didn’t wash away. Did you like Definitely, Maybe in Love? I thought it was cute. Have a great week!

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    • Christy

      Ha, we’ll need more than a few good storms to be able to last the farmers and ranchers through the summer. There’s been no snow in the mountains, so no runoff. Water has always been an issue here, but it’s a huge issue now, especially economically. I loved Definitely, Maybe in Love; it was a lot of fun.

  6. Sam

    I LOVE the cover for Blackbirds. I can’t even remember what it’s about, but I kind of want to own it now. πŸ˜€ And 15 books is very impressive! I’m not sure that I even managed half of that this month. It’s been pretty chaotic for me, but I’m blogging less too this year, and it definitely does leave more time for reading. Hope you have a great March! πŸ™‚

  7. Love the cover for Blackbirds. And sometimes prices are just too good to pass up…especially when it comes to buying books. No judgment here. πŸ™‚

    That’s great you read so much!! I don’t read all that fast, and I have a lot of other things to do for school and whatnot, so I’m doing okay with reading.

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  8. Haha, I would never judge anyone for a book buying binge, because I’m guilty of it pretty much every week. Glad to hear you’re enjoying your reading/posting ratio more. I also have cut back posting so much and it’s been so much better for my tbr pile. πŸ™‚ Glad to hear you got some rain!

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