Sunday Post #90 (8/3/14)

Posted August 2, 2014 | 43 Comments


The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

Holy cow, it’s August! This upsets me for a few of reasons:

1. My son’s birthday was on the 1st, which means I now have a 17-year-old.
2. School starts in a couple weeks, which means I officially have a senior in high school.
3. The sun is already starting to set a little bit earlier, which means summer is getting ready to break up with me. *sigh*

I read 18 books in July, and DNF’d one. I hope that I’ll get plenty of reading in during August, but it’s going to get a little crazy around here. I have a few trips to make, so plan to read while traveling.

On the Blog

  • Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick & Suzanne Young – Review. Loved this!
  • The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher – Review. This book was so freaking good!

Books Read

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Where She Went by Gayle Forman

The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher

A Curse Awakened by Cecy Robson

Puddle Jumping by Amber L. Johnson

Game by Barry Lyga

Mortal Danger by Anne Agurrie – DNF’d at 40%

Books Acquired

Links go to Amazon/Goodreads

For Review:

burying watergameblood of my blood


Obsidian is free at the time of putting this post together.
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is $1.99 & the rest are 99ยข

Hope you have a great week!


43 responses to “Sunday Post #90 (8/3/14)

  1. I’m reading Five Ways to Fall right now and loving it! I’m glad I got myself a copy of Burying Water as well. It looks really good, especially with that intriguing synopsis.
    I’ve also heard great things about the Barry Lyga series! I need to get a start on it one of these days.
    Enjoy your books this week, Christy! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Christy

      Ugh, I’m so behind on that series, I still need to read the second book. Burying Water sounds good though.

      Yeah, Lyga’s series is very good! I just finished the 2nd book and can’t wait to read the3rd.

  2. I’d be so screwed if I didn’t have you follow behind in NG – I had no clue (yet again) that Burying Water was up on NG! I never go to that site as it is – UGH!!! Fricka fracka racka, ugh… I hate waiting to be approved ๐Ÿ™

    So, life’s pretty shitty over there, huh? A 17 year old – ouch! At least you’re not using a heating pad everynight trying to keep up with an eight year old. Yeah, I’m screwed when he’s a teenager and I’m in my 50’s and deaf.

    I’m SOOOO KIDDING on the shitty part!!! At least it’s summer year round there!

    Oh, hang in there, girlie…. at least you’re not old like me ๐Ÿ™‚ Find a Ritchie book to read, that’ll fix everything!!!

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    • Christy

      I check NG a couple times a week, but there’s not usually a lot on there I want.

      Pfft … it’s so not summer year round in my area. Thank goodness, because that means it would be in the 100s year round. No way could I deal with that.

      Ha – I WILL read a Ritchie book soon. So there.

  3. Damn it, I kept checking NG for Burying Water and missed it, well I put a request in so we shall see. I usually check for certain books twice a week, but never looked this week. Big milestones happening for you. I fell apart when my nest began to empty and that is how I became a blogger..LOL

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  4. Yes, I’m not ready for my relationship with summer to be over either. I’m in the denial stages ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Enjoy Burying Water, I love all the covers in this series so much. I’m way behind though and am only on book 2. And The Opportunist was great, I love head wreckers like that one!
    Have a good week!

  5. Loved If I Stay & Where She Went. I actually cried more during Where She Went. Adam broke my heart. Mortal Danger DNF? I have seen such a huge variety of opinions on that one. Been contemplating going to the signing for it but since I never read her dystopian before it not sure if it will be worth it. Been wanting to start the Barry Lyga series though. Enjoy!

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    • Christy

      If I Stay was extremely emotional and personal for me, but I did love Where She Went.

      Idk, Mortal Danger was boring and I hated the character and the ridiculous extreme stereotyping.

  6. A 17 year old and a boy. Good luck. I look at my 13 yr old boy and wonder if I am going to make it through his teenage years. My 20 yr old daughter was so much easier and less defiant. Anyhoo, you got some great books and I hope you enjoy them.

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    • Christy

      My son has actually been pretty easy. I can’t tell you how thankful I am that he’s not like me at that age. My poor mom … lol

  7. I hope your son had a good birthday and that he has an awesome senior year! It wasn’t that long ago that I was a senior in high school and oh my, that year was both very stressful, but also a lot of fun!

    Have a good week! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Bea

    Three good books in a week? I love when that happens. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ve also noticed the days getting shorter. ๐Ÿ™ Ah well, happy reading!

  9. Cyn

    I can’t believe it’s August already either, and definitely agree, so sad that the sun sets earlier now. (Ps. Happy bday to your son! My birthday’s in Aug, too except…I’m much older than 17, haha)

    Too bad about the DNF about Mortal Danger! I’ve been seeing mix reviews for that one..Hope you have an awesome week!

  10. I have a 17 year old who is heading way to quickly towards her 18th birthday! It’s crazy! She’ll be a senior this year as well. We already have one whose away at college which is weird enough but this one’s talking about going even further away. I had to make a “no plane ride” rule saying that where ever she went had to at least be in driving distance. Great books this week! Burying Water looks good and I need to go check out your review for Breathe Annie Breathe. I’m behind on my blog visiting this week and missed it!

    Katherine recently posted: This Week in Reading - August 3rd
  11. Gah, it must be so strange to have a senior in high school!!! I don’t have any kids, but I can’t imagine when that day comes. Hope you get lots read this month. I’m hoping to as well, but mainly, I want to get back into the swing of scheduling more because school starts for me soon and that cuts back on “fun” things like reading, blogging, etc.

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  12. If summer is breaking up with you, it’s because it wants to come back to me…. Winter is trying to hang here, but I’m trying to ditch it!

    I hope you enjoy Obsidian, I really like the Lux series!

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  13. Aw, it’s hard watching kids grow up, isn’t it? ๐Ÿ™‚ I know my mom had a bit of a time when I turned 18 and went to college and moved away. I’m actually so read for summer to end, I prefer fall so much more.

    Congrats on reading 18 books! That’s so great.

    I started reading If I Stay last month! I ended up stopping though because a little of the writing turned me off. ๐Ÿ™ I think I’m going to start it back up after I finish these next…two books. I’m trying to get it read by the time the movie comes out. I should have plenty of time. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Oh my goodness,The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer! I’ve been wanting to read that book. I don’t have a kindle though and I don’t like reading on screen. ๐Ÿ™ And already have plenty of books to read. *sighs* Maybe next month.

    Thank you! Have a great week yourself. ๐Ÿ™‚

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