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

Last Week:

Check out 4️⃣ new posts last week…

Book Reviews posted for 2️⃣ books.

The Last Romantics | Things You Save In The Fire

Last Monday I drove down to San Diego for a wonderful Adventures By The Book event at the Women’s Museum.

The fabulous authors pictured are Susan Meissner, Camille diMaio and Chanel Cleeton.

Susan is an author I greatly admire and have met several times. Her latest The Last Year of The War is one of my favorites of 2019. Camille is someone I’ve been wanting to meet. Her latest title called The Beautiful Strangers is set at the Hotel Del on Coronado (just miles away from the women’s museum). Chanel’s books about Cuba are wonderful and I loved listening to her. I was part of her street team for When We Left Cuba (link to my review) so I especially liked meeting her in person.

Blog Notes:

As we approach the one year anniversary, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the blog. It’s a constant work in progress and one of my recent decisions was to discontinue using a “starred” rating system for my reviews on this page. This is a personal choice and I think it will help with writing my reviews.

Secondly, I’ve been thinking about content. Who’s reading my blog (other book bloggers) and what appeals to them? What are the types of posts that are most interesting to a larger audience? They say you should write what you know, so I’m working on a post that will hopefully become a useful resource. More details to come!

Currently Reading:

I’m still buddy reading When Elephants Fly. Sometimes I read books so quickly (maybe too quickly 🤔 ) so it’s nice to take my time and pause reading for discussions. So far, I’m enjoying this story of love and family and elephants!

Did you know the author has a new book out in October; The Speed of Falling Objects that can be requested on Netgalley?!

The Week Ahead:

I’m excited to share my review of The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman… AND SOME INSIDE SCOOP from meeting the author earlier this month!

Saturday, April 27th is Independent Bookstore Day! It’s a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April.  Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. There could be authors, live music, cupcakes, scavenger hunts, kids events, art tables, readings, barbecues, contests, and other fun stuff.

Have you heard of the WNBA? It’s not basketballit’s the Women’s National Book Association! The LA Chapter is hosting a literary tea on Saturday. Can’t wait!

Can you believe there’s only one more Monday in April?!

What are you reading/writing/listening to?

Have a great week! ❤️

Jaymi ☀️

#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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  1. The San Diego event sounds fabulous! Happy almost 1 year blogiversary! I’m reading The Gown this week. I’m coming off a 5 Star Read and have a bit of a book hang over (Ask Again, Yes).


  2. You are so lucky to have so many great events at your fingertips! It is very uneventful around here. 😦
    I should consider a move back down south lol
    Have a great week!!


  3. Wow, the book event you attended sounds wonderful!

    I haven’t read any of the books you mentioned in the post – yet! – but several of them sound great.

    And, no, I HADN’T heard of that other WNBA – definitely going to look into it now! Thanks for the heads up.


    Book By Book


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