Week in READ-view & The Sunday Post 4/6

Posted April 6, 2014 by Michelle in The Sunday Post, WIReadview / 21 Comments


vectorstock_43821-1-1(The Sunday Post is a meme sponsored by the awesome Kimba at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  It’s a chance to share news.  A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.)

Blog News:

In blogging news it’s been rather quiet (thank god) I have spent most of Friday and Saturday organizing my blogger book (that I hand write) and putting all the info in a calendar/notes/reminders on my iPad. I want to be a little more organized with what I have been doing because I always feel a bit stressed. I actual feel much better and seeing it lay out is clearing my head a bit. I know I am doing double work by writing it and inputting it on the iPad but it’s all about getting it out of my head and someplace else so I can see it instead of thinking about it.

I am also trying to come up with a plan to organize my monthly reads. I want to schedule what I read during the month. I know what you are thinking, WHY that seems so stressful but I have a thing about schedules which is probably why my real life is so unorganized, I just can’t seem to get it together because I change it so much but with blogging for some reason I feel like I can. I am very OCD when it comes to schedules and as much as it might seem that I am not organized, I might be a lot more organized than I think I am, I always need to change what I am doing to make it better and write over schedules all the time. I probably should see a doctor about that 🙂

Last Week on the Blog

Sunday ~ WIR & TSP

Tuesday ~ Monthly Rewind Post
Sleeping Jenny Cover Reveal

Wednesday ~ Autism Awareness Post

Thursday ~ Author Spotlight – Interview with Carys Jones

Friday ~ Review ~ Understudy by Cheyanne Young Blog Tour

This week on the Blog

Sunday ~ COYER Wrap up


Monday ~ Author Spotlight ~ Fran Veal

Wednesday ~ Hometown Girl Blitz

Thursday ~ Author Spotlight ~ Brandi Salazar

Friday ~ Author Spotlight ~ Donna McGarry

I am also going to try and have the review for After the End this week. I just have to finish writing it.


What I read, currently reading and going to read

So this week I was a great reading week 2 finished books that were a solid 4 star and 1 I am in the middle of that I am really enjoying.,/p>

I finished Understudy but Cheyanne Young, I posted the review on Friday (see above)


I was also able to finish Of Monster and Madness

I am planning to write the review for this one soon, I know a lot of people who LOVE Edgar Allan Poe might have an issue with the liberties she took but I took it as it was and enjoyed the story a lot. It’s not a retelling it’s a mash up of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Jack the Ripper and Edgar Allen Poe.I really enjoyed it.

I am now reading The Looking Glass by

I am enjoying this book

Two creepy books in a row. I am loving it 🙂

Next I plan to read You are Mine by Janeal Falor and then Full Steam Ahead by Valerie Chase


Books I received, downloaded and added.

I didn’t do a lot this week, but I couldn’t help myself and I download The Dolls by Kiki Sullivan from Edelweiss, I saw it a few times and just broke down and got it

The Fires of Calderon (Balance Keepers #1) by Lindsey Cumming I didn’t even read the synopsis, Her book the Murder Complex destroyed me it was the longest book hangover I ever had so I am really looking forward to this one and might not be able to wait to read it 🙂

I also Won First Born by Tricia Zoeller on her blog. Yay!

What else is going on?

I spent all day on Saturday making Gravy, for those non-Italians that’s tomato sauce, however my cousin from Italy calls it Bolognese, so whatever you call it, It takes me all day to make the gravy and meatballs. It’s so yummy and I make enough to last for a while, plus with Easter coming I have to make more so I have it for Easter Dinner, which is at our house this year.

Here is what it looks like in the pot and the meatballs are in there too…yummmmmm! 🙂


Ok you can call me a dork or whatever but when it comes to this Sunday night I don’t care. As you already know and have probably been ignoring, I love watching WWE wrestling (yes I know it’s fake) I have been enjoying it since I was a kid and now watch it with my kids. We have fun watching it. Well this weekend is WrestleMania 30 I am so excited. I have been looking forward to this day since last year 😉 We get out the snack and all sit around the TV and yell and laugh. It’s my favorite kind of Sunday night.

So tell me what have you been reading and up to this week?

Let’s Chat…

Hope you all have a fantastic week!!!

Happy Reading



About Michelle

I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, four pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader and a graphic designer with 20 years experience. I recently started my own business "Limabean Designs" to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. I try to create a warm welcoming environment on my blog where authors, readers, and bloggers will have a great time. Let’s chat books, games, blogging, recipes, design, or family over a cup of coffee and a glass of wine!



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21 responses to “Week in READ-view & The Sunday Post 4/6

  1. I actually don’t schedule posts / reviews as such and write them ‘on the go’, but I do have an Excel sheet where I put the books to read, in what order, which reviews etc. I try to write the review shortly after reading the book, but it doesn’t always work…. Love your meatballs, I’m a ‘foodie’. Oh, and my 80 year old father-in-law is a great Wrestling Fan, he watches all the time, but my hubby didn’t inherit it. Have a great week and Happy Reading.
    My Sunday Post is here

  2. lol…That is a huge pot of sauce! I have a written calendar and an online calendar so I totally feel you on the double thing. I like writing things done and seeing it on paper. I recently started adding new shelves to my goodreads to organize my reading for the month. It has worked out great. I add a shelf for March 2014 reads, April 2014 reads, etc. then I can click on the shelf and screen capture all the covers at once and print them out to add to my calendar. 🙂

    • HOLY CRAP! I LOVE that idea!!! I started making shelves for the months too but I never thought of doing that. That is really a great idea!!! Totally stealing it 🙂

      That’s my favorite pot, I make chicken soup in it too. I would cry if anything happened to it lol

    • Thank you! My uncle got me into it when I was 9, I watched it on and off for years and then Last year we got really into it again because of the kids and now watch it all the time. It’s fun to watch 🙂

  3. Love your book haul this week – I have two of them myself. 🙂

    I suck in making schedules – I tried that once, but I change my routine daily so… Yeah. O.o

    New Bloglovin’ follower.

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    • I change my routine often so the google calendar that I downloaded for my iPad is working great so far, I can drag things around as needed.
      Thanks for the follow 🙂

    • it’s so much easier to do it in one big batch then small ones. I have to start organizing my reads now that my calendar is all set up. I read your tips on calendar and Kim from Fantasy is more Fun helps me with it too. You had some really great tips 🙂

    • It’s a really interesting read I really enjoyed it.
      I freeze the gravy because it’s easier to make it all at one time 🙂 saves so much time

    • It was very yummy 🙂
      I am surprised at how many people write it in notebooks, I thought people didn’t do that anymore. I really do feel so much better now that it’s out of my head and I get reminders to do things which is also great 🙂

  4. Bea

    It’s good to have some sort of system and as long as it’s working for you, who cares if you’re doing it twice?

    I hope you enjoy The Fire of Calderon as much as you did The Murder Complex. Isn’t it great when you find an author so good?

    Bea recently posted: Sunday Book Share #83
    • I just feel like doing it twice is a double check for me 🙂 My old lady brain just wont let me remember it once lol

      I passed the book by twice until I realized what it was and squeed, I never squee at least not out loud lol. She is amazing and I just really can’t waits. Yes, I have a few I just will pick up the books and read. Those are my favorite kind of authors!!!

  5. For me writing things down can really help me get things out of my head as well. I use google calendar to help me keep track of all things book related, I’ve been using a schedule for quite some time now and it really helps me keep organized.

    I can’t wait to hear what you think of You Are Mine. I still haven’t read it, only the prequel, which was enjoyable. I remember I participated in the cover reveal for Full Steam Ahead, I hope you like it.

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