Greetings you guys! Guess where we are sitting right now typing this post? YES!! In my Mommy’s Library! Daddy just brought the computer down and set up the printer and everything. Gosh, Heaven truly must be some sort of a library.
Just about all the renovations are done now, but the pavers are a bit of a disaster and will need to be redone. Completely. *sigh* Luckily that is outside. Me and Mommy worked very hard the last two weeks. Unpacking boxes with an adorable white cat who is ever so eager to lend a hand, was apparently no easy task.
My Mommy still has one more week of holidays and I really, really do hope she plans on just reading and relaxing a bit. Please….
What have you been up to?
Adding to the Litter
The History Quill Book Club is one of my Mommy’s favorite book discovery sites and she has never been disappointed in any of her review copies from them. As the name suggests, they primarily deal with historical fiction. They decided to try a few different genres as well and seeing that we’ve had a lucky streak with fantasy recently, we are willing to give Between the Lines a go. The other two books are from Netgalley, our trusted old friend.
Between the Lines
Life flourishes in the Book, a realm of stacked worlds, like the pages of a novel. Each more unique than the last. Those who can travel through them are page turners. Blessed with the power to go from one page to the next. For investigator Fiona Thorne, being a turner is normal life. Solving mysteries is where the excitement lives. Minor cases are still work to be done, people to be helped, and she’s determined to make an impact in the Book, no matter what.
Blaze, the page of fire, is wasting away. Fire elementals are being smuggled out in waves, but by whom? Fiona is on the job and nothing will hold her back, not even the overbearing Travel Guild. They may run the Book, but they don’t rule her. With the fire page and its creatures on the brink of winking out, she has to race to unravel who the smugglers are and how to stop them. Is there more to this case than it seems? Can Fiona read between the lines and solve it in time?
Fire & Ice
After encountering a brief power outage at work, college student Sara Donovan might be allowing her imagination to run wild. The main vault in the Carlton Museum holds the Fire and Ice Exhibit, a collection of rare gems, including the Star of Midnight, a 175-carat diamond. Although all the stones are accounted for, Sara suspects the Star of Midnight was stolen and replaced with a fake.
While conducting her own investigation, what Sara uncovers is beyond even her wildest imagination: a coded message, papers with strange characters, and a mysterious set of numbers carved into an office wall. Despite dismissive historians and other experts, she is certain these clues point to a mysterious centuries-old legend.
Unfortunately, her colorful history of usually being right, but always being wrong, means she must solve the mystery to prove her theory.
The Time Trials
After the deaths of his parents in a horrific car accident — one that he considers his own fault — Walkman-toting, guitar-playing Finn Mallory would do anything to turn back time…to press “rewind.” When he’s admitted on full scholarship to an elite boarding school, things get more complicated: he becomes an “Unfortunate” in a sea of rich kids whose shoes cost more than his late parents made in a week. An invitation to a boring-sounding history club changes everything, as this team does much more than research and field trips.
Well….they do take field trips. Just not the kind you’re thinking. For Finn, the present was already enough to deal with, but now he finds that he also must reckon with the past, in more ways than one.
Scratching the Blog Pole
Have you missed any of our posts and need a recap? Here’s the links since we last saw you here on The Sunday Post:
- Top Ten Tuesday – Ten Books on our Winter TBR
- Book Review: The Girl with the Whispering Shadow be D.E. Night
- Book Review: A Scandal in Brooklyn by Lauren Wilkinson
- Wondrous Words Wednesday – Loafer
- Book Review: Enchanted Forests (Various Authors)
- Weekend Book Friends #33 – Featuring The Pink Suit Nicole Mary Kelby
- Blog Tour & Review: True Crime Stories you won’t believe by Romeo Vitelli
On the Couch
- Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton (Audible)
- A Midlife Holiday by Cary J. Hansson (The Pigeonhole – review will be up later this week)
- Shifting and Shenanigans by Elizabeth Pantley (Author copy – the most fun ever! Review will be up later this week)
What do you think of our library? What have you been reading and doing this week? Anything exciting happening we need to know about?
We wish you all a wonderful week ahead and remember to link up to our gorgeous hosts Debbie @ Readerbuzz with The Sunday Salon, Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer with The Sunday Post and Marlene @ Reading Reality with Stacking the Shelves.
Your mommy’s library is gorgeous and looks so inviting. I can see why you think it’s Heaven. I moved this last weekend (finally) and I’m in the process of unpacking my library and getting it set up. I hope you’ve had a good week so far and continue to have a good week. 🙂
Oh, your library is delightful! It looks like it was worth the wait.
I absolutely loved The Incorrigible Children on audio but I’ll be very curious to find out what Elza thinks of all that howling! 🙂
Enjoy your week!
wow, your library looks GORGEOUS!
I LOVE your new library! Awesome, and now I want one just like it!!!
Enjoy your books and your week, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES
Oooo… and yes – that’s drool, I’m afraid. Most unbecoming in a woman of a certain age. Pure, envious drool at the sight of that fabulous library of yours:)). I do hope you can persuade Mom to sit down and relax a bit after slaving away at getting all those books organised and sorted. A space like that needs to be appreciated – have a great week, Elza:)).
We have been having a slightly calmer week yes, but it’s quickly coming to an end.
So glad to hear you approve of our library! Oh you are allowed to drool. Women of a certain age shouldn’t let anything bother them at all and any behavior is quite acceptable.
Hope you are doing well!
That is one gorgeous library! Wow. That’s a lot of work, but totally worth it I’m sure. Between the Lines looks like an interesting book – I’ll check it out. Hey – thanks for the visit and I fixed the Tomorrow and Tomorrow link, so you can get there now. thanks for letting me know.
Hi there Terrie!
Yes, setting up the library really was a lot of work, but it is so worth it. I do still have a couple of little things that I still need/want to do, but that can happen in time.
Thanks for the visit and for letting me know about Tomorrow and Tomorrow!
Your library is heaven on Earth for sure! It’s very lovely! Congratulations! Yes! Most definitely a well deserved two weeks relaxing in that library is called for!
You’ve got some amazing reads going on – especially The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place! It looks fun!
Hi there Patricia!
I have been having a good reading week so far yes and The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place is such a fun read!! Especially on audio.
Your library is AMAZING!! I love it. Wow, you must love it so much. Looks like you had a busy week. I hope your next week is good too.
Hi there Wendy!
Yes, I do love my new space and just know that I am going to spend many happy hours here.
My week has been slightly calmer, thanks!
Oooo I love the library!!!!
Thank you thank you!!!
I absolutely love your library! You are so lucky to have that great space ❤️ Hope you enjoy it and that you have a great week!
I do feel blessed yes and just know I’m going to enjoy it so much!
Your library is amazing!! Enjoy.
I love it too!
I love the pictures of your library!!! I see a problem though…don’t worry, it’s an easy fix…the problem is you have empty shelves (gasp!). All you need to do is buy more books, easy peasy, LOL. Seriously, the whole space is lovely! I hope you enjoy your last week of holiday and get LOTS of reading time!!
Aaaah you are so funny Cindy! My husband also saw that slight problem and one of my best friends says she is rather worried that I will run out of shelves with the rate I’m buying new books. It’s really not that bad… But this is going to be a fun space for sure.
Hope your week has been good so far!
It is a fun space and I know you will enjoy it!! My week has been okay, I hope yours has been as well 🙂
That library is beautiful! Enjoy it!
I’m looking forward to reading Shifting & Shenanigans. It looks so good.
Hope you have a great week!
I do love my new space very much indeed.
Hope you are enjoying Shifting and Shenanigans, my review will be up tomorrow!
Your library looks fantastic! I love the wood flooring too. Hope things are going well!
Your books look awesome too 🙂
Hi there Greg!
Aah thanks Greg! Actually my whole house has wooden flooring with the “older” part of the house still with original pine floors. Gorgeous.
Love my new space so much!
What a library! I could happily live there, and I bet both Mareli and Elza love it, too.
I hope that you get time to spend the next week doing nothing but reading. You have earned it!
Oh thank you Debbie! I also feel as if I deserve the break and just read as much as I can this week.
Elza is still confused with the new library. She needs to come downstairs to be with me and she’s just not use to it. When she found me this afternoon, it was purrs and cuddles like crazy!
Hope you will have a good week Debbie.
Aw, I’m glad she is starting to get used to the new library!
Your library is stunning. I am completely jealous. I hope you enjoy your last week of vacation and spend lots of time reading. Have a great week ahead.
Hi there Jodie! Thank you! Just happy to be able to use the space that we actually didn’t know what to do with.
I also hope that I will have lots of time for reading this week. Think after the last two weeks, I think I deserve some reading time…
Thanks for the visit Jodie!
Those renovations and ALL the lovely shelves of books are enviable. I think I could spend several hours browsing LOL Have a good week.
Hi there Diane!
I’ve spend hours, no actually days – unpacking and can also browse my own little library for hours.
I LOVE your blog design. Gorgeous. You are the second book blogger, I “know” now who has a library at home. Only mine doesn´t look that stylish *smile* Have a great new week and thank you for visiting my blog.
I still need to tweak a couple of things. All my little ornaments and sentimental stuff still needs to be unpacked and I need a carpet. But otherwise, it’s perfect!! Squeal!!
Thanks for the compliment on our blog design, we try our best….
I absolutely love your library!!!
Thank you Tina!
So do I. (Winky face)