What I've Been Reading This Week

I can't believe that the "summer" is over for my kids! Back in school and they seemed to like their teachers ok so that's good. No complaints so far. :)

I took the kids out to shop and had to buy a pair of shoes for my youngest - her foot has grown so she needed new tennis shoes. While there my oldest decided to get her foot measured too - just for fun. Turns out her foot has grown 3 sizes in 2 months! She's a ladies size 7 for crying out loud (yes, she's only 11.5). Don't ask me how she wore her size 4 shoes to school for 3 days - she said they didn't hurt but still! Crazy. She's like a big footed rabbit or a kangaroo! lol

I've been horrible with my blog lately. I know the only reviews I've been posting are for another site and that sucks. I will try to be better in the future.

My diet's going ok - I've lost 2 pounds so far. Slow and steady wins the race, right? Right?? lol (Patience is a virtue, Tracy!)

I also bought a new bookcase to put in my office! My books were starting to take over and I finally decided on one. It's stinking adorable! Not huge but just big enough for what I need. After I get it (I had to order it online) I'll take a picture and show you.

Ok - what I read this week - some pretty good books!



First up was the second book in the Fitz Clare Chronicles trilogy by Emma Holly, Breaking Midnight. After finishing Kissing Midnight last week I wanted to jump right in and read more. I'll let you know when my review posts on The Book Binge.









Next up was At The Bride Hunt Ball by Olivia Parker. This was a very sweet historical about a Duke who has decided not to marry, ever, so he decides to hold a week long party at his estate to find a bride for his brother who will be his heir. Seven women are chosen to attend and at the end of the week the "winner" who will then be engaged will be announced at The Bride Hunt Ball. One of the women who gets chosen does NOT want to be there and makes it loudly known to the Duke that she is against what he's doing. Of course they start to have feelings for each other and the romance is on. I very much enjoyed the book. I think some people would say it was too sweet but I didn't think so at all. I have to say I was left with some questions at the end of the book but luckily Parker's second (and follow up book) is releasing on Tuesday so hopefully some of my questions will be answered. 4 out of 5




Riding on Instinct by Jaci Burton was my next read. This is book 3 in the Wild Riders series. I thought it was a good installment. We got to know the characters and their backgrounds well which was nice. 3.75 out of 5











Next up was Heaven Sent 3: Hell by Jet Mykles. What a great story. After reading the first two books I got the impression that Brent was a hidden gem but needed a strong personality in his life. Hell definitely provided that strength. I just loved Hell in all his lavender goodness. Good book. 4.25 out of 5










I continued with the Heaven Sent series by Jet Mykles by reading the 4th book Faith. Another good addition to the rockers stories. At times Darien seemed like a great big puppy to me and I thought he fell a little quickly for Chris but it was still good. 4 out of 5








My Tracy's TBR Challenge Read for the week was About A Dragon by G.A. Aiken. This is book 2 in the Dragon Kin series and I really liked it! This was about Briec the Mighty aka to the heroine of the book Briec the Arrogant. He was certainly arrogant! Briec saves Talaith from being hanged by her village and decides that he's going to keep her. Talaith wants nothing to do with Briec and needs to be moving on. Briec knows that Talaith is hiding something but he has no idea what. This book has love, romance, friendship, humor, sibling interaction, battles and lots of arguments - something for everyone! lol I'm almost happy that I waited to read this since the next book, What A Dragon Should Know, comes out on Sept. 1. This way I don't have to wait too long to read the next book! :) 4.25 out of 5




Last but not least was Amorous Liaisons by Sarah Mayberry. Renee was nice enough to send it to me and I decided to read it for the Year of the Category Challenge this month. I'll post my review later this week.




Happy Reading!





12 comments:

Bridget Locke said...

Pfft...I was able to wear women's size shoes by the time I was about 6. I remember my mom's shoes fitting me perfectly when I played dress-up. Unfortunately, now I'm a size 11 & my favorite large size shoe store just closed down. I'm in some serious trouble here. *sigh*

I read some great books this week, Dreamfever by KMM being the biggie. All I have to say about that was...WOW!

Jenre said...

A great set of books, Tracy. I really liked Hell but wasn't as enamoured with Faith.

Love your current 'hottie' btw. He has lovely bedroom eyes. :)

Hilcia said...

Looking forward to reading the Parker and the Heaven Sent books by Mykles... good to see those grades. :)

Oh and I want to see that Mayberry review -- collecting all her titles, lol!

Tam said...

I'm with Jen (STOP COPYING ME!!) that I found Faith the weakest of the series. Its like he just decided to try on gay for a day and woohoo, took to it like a duck to water. I enjoyed Hell much more.

Tracy said...

BL - omg adult sizes when you were 6? Wow. But you're really tall too. I think my oldest will be tall, but probably not as tall as you. :)
I've heard good things about the Fever series I just haven't read them. Good to hear you enjoyed the book.

Jenre - Yeah, as much as I liked Faith there were things that kind of bugged me. Hell was definitely better.
RE: Hottie - I thought he had those too, that's why he's there.;)

Hilcia - I'll try to do my best on the Mayberry just for you. :)
Hopefully you'll like the Parker that I sent.

Tam - He kind of did. He kept making it a point to say that he wasn't doing it to join the crowd but I couldn't help thinking that was exactly what he was doing. Everyone else found love this way, why can't I? I still like Mykles writing a lot though so that made it much better.

nath said...

LOL, kids grow really fast and girls grow earlier :) Glad that they're liking school - that almost makes it easier no? :)

Again, a great week! I need to go back and re-read that Olivia Parker. I remember reading it and liking it... but that's it ^_^; Sigh.

I need to hunt down Sarah Mayberry books. I keep seeing her name everywhere!!

And Tracy, 2 pounds is something! I keep trying to lose weight, but it's not working well :(

orannia said...

Ohhhh, lots of interesting pretties. I really need to try Jet Mykles - any idea where to start please?

I think your daughter has bigger feet than me now :) *checks sneakers* YUP, I'm a US 5 1/2 (or 5.5 as they now seem to write it :) Scary!

And congrats on the 2 pounds! Slow and steady :)

OOPS! Almost forgot. I just finished Ratcatcher (James McGee) and have started the sequel (which is all about body snatchers). It's a historical suspense set in Regency London and the hero is a Bow Street Runner!

Tracy said...

Nath - thanks for the weight cheers. It's never as easy to lose as it is to gain! lol And not half as much fun.
I really liked the Parker. Just fun.

Orannia - I loved Jet Mykles' Tech Support which is a novella and the first story I read of hers. Then I moved on to the Heaven Sent series. My favs of that series so far are definitely 2, 3 & 4.
OMG my 11 year old has bigger feet than you? lol That's pretty scary. :)

Katiebabs a.k.a KB said...

Nice haul! I have the next book in Olivia Parker's Bride Hunt Ball series but I am finding it boring.
I really, really have to try Jet Mykles!

Chrissy Munder said...

Just swinging by to check out your latest hottie and I had to smile at the snip about the shoes. Those must have been some painful 3 days.

Tracy said...

Yikes! I meant to say that in the Heaven Sent series my favs were 2, 3 & 1 (not 4!). Oops.

KB - oh no! Well I hope the Parker book gets better for you. Yes, you really need to try Jet Mykles!

Chrissy! lol I know her poor little feet must have hurt, but she didn't complain. Which is kind of weird actually cuz she likes to complain. :)
Hope you enjoyed the hottie.

orannia said...

Thank you Tracy. Hmmmm, maybe I should try the first Heaven Sent book :)