Monday Update, Stacking the Shelves, Sunday Post

My Week in Review 2017 #35

This is my week in review, where I update you on my life~ reading, blogging and general. I will also be linking up with some amazing blogs.

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ 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.

Life Happenings:

This week started out really smokey with all of the fires burning in Oregon. The air quality has been really bad and on several days there was so much smoke you couldn’t even see the hills around our house… and we’re not anywhere near the closest fires. Thankfully everything cleared out midweek, but came back towards the end of the week as the temperatures increased again.

With the poor air quality we’ve been keeping the windows closed, and with the heat creeping back up to the triple digits this week and no air conditioning, it’s been unbearably hot… and incredibly difficult to sleep. I’ll sleep for about an hour at a time, waking up over and over all night long. I feel like I’ve been a sleep-deprived zombie all week!

I am going to try to do a no spend September, but I’m worried that I won’t be successful. I work in retail so I’m surrounded with temptation every day. Plus we are getting some incredibly cute stuff at work! I’m trying to remind myself that there are more important things than getting new books (or bears) this month. {Note, the Kindle books purchased below were purchased before the end of August}.

On the blog front, I published my 500th post this week!

Last Week on the Blog:

My Week in Review 2017 #34
Down the TBR Hole #10
Top Ten Tuesday~ Hidden Romantic Gems
August Challenge Update
Cat Thursday #35
Thirsty Thursdays & Hungry Hearts~ Lola and the Boy Next Door
Thursday Quotables~ Sleepless in Manhattan
The Friday 56~ Paper and Fire
Book Beginnings~ Island of Glass
Book Blogger Hop #9
October Blog Ahead 2017

This Week on the Blog:

Down the TBR Hole #11
Top Ten Tuesday~ I Liked You in the End
On Blogging with Anxiety
Cat Thursday #36
Thirsty Thursdays & Hungry Hearts~ The Masked City
Thursday Quotables~ Holding Up the Universe
The Friday 56~ One True Loves
Book Beginnings~ I’ll Give You the Sun
Book Blogger Hop #10


It’s Monday! What Are you Reading from The Book Date takes a look at the books we have been reading over the past week and what we’re planning to read next.

Currently Reading:

Secretly Hers (Sterling Canyon, #2)

Secretly Hers

Recently Completed:

The Taming of Annabelle (Six Sisters Series Book 2)

The Taming of Annabelle

Up Next on TBR:

The Glass Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy, #2)

The Glass Magician

I will also be linking this post to Stacking the Shelves with Tynga’s Reviews & Reading Reality, a link up to share the new books we’ve added to our shelves over the past week.

New to the Shelves:

Kindle Unlimited {audio}:

Deirdre and Desire (Six Sisters 3)

Dierdre and Desire

Kindle First {ebook}:

Happy Dreams

Happy Dreams

Purchased {ebooks}:

The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris A Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom on Fire, #1) Center Ice (Corrigan Falls Raiders, #1)  Lizzy and Jane You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) The Bookshop on the Corner Spellbound The Scorpio Races The Rest of Us Just Live Here Emmy & Oliver Forever is the Worst Long Time

The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris//A Shadow Bright and Burning//Center Ice//Lizzy & Jane//You’re Never Weird on the Internet//The Bookshop on the Corner//Spellbound//The Scorpio Races//The Rest of Us Just Live Here//Emmy & Oliver//Forever is the Worst Long Time

**All covers link to Goodreads; all titles link to Amazon {affiliate}