Happy Monday and for you US dwellers Happy Memorial Day. (For you non US people Memorial Day is the day set aside specifically to honor deceased US Soldiers.)
Let's see - what happened this week? Friday I went to an awards ceremony at the school. My youngest got an award for excellence in math (obviously her father's daughter since I suck in math) and my oldest got one for her participation in Toastmasters and the valet program at school. Then they had the family picnic later that day. There's a park right near the school so we all hiked up there and had a great time. It was sunny but pretty windy but nice anyway. Saturday I took my girls and one of my oldests friends out to see a movie. The youngest and I saw How To Train Your Dragon. Very cute. Then we went to the used book store where I was very good and only got 2 books - I know, can you believe it? (Then when I got home I put them in Goodreads and it says I already read one of them. I have absolutely no recollection of ever reading this book. Maybe when I re-read it it will all come back to me.) Then we went to the nearest mall and moseyed around for a while. To say that I was tired after I got home would be a gross understatement. lol Other than that it's been a pretty uneventful weekend.
Update on my Finish the Series Project: I suck. Moving on....lol
Actually saying that I was going to finish it in a month - or even 3 months was pretty high and mighty of me. When I look at the list I had made from when I started in March I had 46 books to read in order to finish all the series I wanted to. Dear god! It's just wrong that I let those books go so long! Now, I did go through the list and I decided that there were some series I just didn't care if I ever finished and I marked them off of the list (total of 11 books). Then I read a whole bunch of books and marked them off the list (total 23). So the list - as it stands today is at 12 books remaining. I guess I'll try to be industrious and finish those 12 in the next month (or so) *sigh* so many books, so little time. :)
Ok - on to what I read this past week:
First up was A Strong and Sudden Thaw by RW Day. I read this one for my DIK reading challenge, my m/m reading challenge & my goodreads May pick-it-for-me challenge. An excellent book that I highly recommend. You can read my review here. 5 out of 5
Next up was the novella Worth the Risk by Savannah Stuart. This was book 2 in the Miami Scorcher series and it was a good one. This book told Stephan's story - he's a DEA agent undercover as an arms dealer when he meets his mate. I read this one for The Book Binge and I'll let you know when my review posts. 4 out of 5
My Tracy's TBR Challenge read for the week was Dangerous to Touch by Jill Sorenson. I won this one on DIK a while back and was looking forward to reading it. Then it just kind of got lost in the shuffle of the flash drive. This is the story of Sidney who has psychic visions. She has one and contacts the police. She meets Marc who does not believe in psychics - but he can't seem to stop wanting to see Sidney even if she believes she's a fake - and possibly a suspect in the disappearance and murder of two women. A very good story indeed. Marc's coming to terms that yes indeed Sidney is telling him the truth and Sidney getting the touch and love she's needed all her life - good stuff. 4.25 out of 5
After that it was His at Night by Sherry Thomas. I just adore Thomas's books. The way she writes just flows so easily and her stories always grab me and suck me in. Lord Vere is an agent for the crown. All his peers believe that he is a bubble-headed idiot but he's not - he just plays one very well. He's investigating Elissande's uncle but she's not aware of it. She just wants to be compromised so that she can get the hell out of her uncle's house with her aunt and she's only got 3 days to do it. She manages to snag Lord Vere but she starts to realize that there's more to the man than everyone thinks. It's a story of secrets and lies and it's so good! 4.5 out of 5
The next book I read was The Wolf Next Door by Lydia Dare. This is book 3 in the Westfield Brothers trilogy. While it was good it wasn't great. I had some issues with the heroine, Prisca, and the hero as well. I read this for the The Book Binge 3.5 out of 5
Next up was Swap Meet by Lolita Lopez - another book for TBB. This was a very good category type romance between a French billionaire financier and a Houston. TX, firefighter who meet at a partner swap. They hit it off and start a relationship. 4 out of 5
And last for the week was Welcome to Harmony by Jodi Thomas. I loved this book. While I enjoyed the couple of western historicals that I've read from Jodi I just really enjoy her contemporary books so much more. With this one she's in Harmony, Texas and telling several different stories of the townspeople at once. While there's a large cast of characters I never once felt overwhelmed with info and couldn't read it fast enough. Read this one for TBB as well so as with the other I will let you know when my review posts. 5 out of 5
My Book Binge review that posted this past week:
Impulsive by Cathryn Fox
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