It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #weeklyrecap

March 25

It’s the last week before Spring Break and I’m looking forward to some good weather and fun times with the family!

Last Week:

Check out 4️⃣ new posts last week…

Book Reviews posted for:

My Name is Rose by Alexa Kingaard – This was a very special book sent to me by the author. I love supporting local authors… Please consider adding this book to your TBR!

The Last Year of The War by Susan Meissner

I read 4️⃣ books last week.

My favorites were: My Name is Rose and My Lovely Wife. 🥇🥈

▶️On Monday, I attended a book signing with Gretchen Rubin, author of Outer Order, Inner Calm. It was a sold out event at the Norman Murray Community Center in Mission Viejo. Gretchen was warm and funny and a confident speaker. She discussed some of her most popular concepts for clearing the clutter in your life. If you don’t “need it, love it or use it” then she says it should go. Gretchen has a huge fan base and besides her wildly popular podcast (over 70 million downloads) she is most known for her Four Tendencies personality quiz.

One of the daily challenges of life is: “How do I get people—including myself—to do what I want?” The Four Tendencies framework makes this task much easier by revealing whether a person is an Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, or Rebel.

▶️Have you ever joined a book swap? Over on Instagram, Emily hosts a themed bookswap every month, with everyone posting pics on the same “reveal” day. I’ve loved being part of the group and have made some great book friends! Here’s a picture of what my swap partner sent this month. (That’s a first edition, signed Angie Thomas!)

Blog Notes:

▶️I have a new email address, just for book blogging and review requests. I love fun mail so send me all your memes and book recommendations – oh and tasty recipes too! Contact page.

▶️One of my Instagram pictures was reposted by the publisher! Thank you Lauren!

Currently Reading:

This is a historical mystery that’s on sale 4/11/19. I’ll post my full review on the blog tour, but I am very much enjoying it so far!

The Silent Woman by Terry Lynn Thomas

Would you sell your secrets?

Catherine Carlisle is trapped in a loveless marriage and the threat of World War Two is looming. She sees no way out… that is until a trusted friend asks her to switch her husband’s papers in a desperate bid to confuse the Germans.

Soon Catherine finds herself caught up in a deadly mixture of espionage and murder. Someone is selling secrets to the other side, and the evidence seems to point right at her.

Can she clear her name before it’s too late?

Goodreads | Amazon

The Week Ahead:

It’s a busy week in books! I’m excited about several new releases tomorrow and I have an exciting 🎉Cover Reveal🎉 to share too.

What’s up this week for you? What are you reading/watching/making?

Hope it’s a good week!



#IMWAYR is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date. It’s a great way to recap your weekend and plan your reading goals for the week ahead.

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