The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @The Caffeinated Book Reviewer It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. Here is what I have been up to this last week.
WHAT I WATCHED
I enjoyed this addition to the Oceans movies. Maybe not quite up to par as the other movies but it still surprised me with their twist ending.
Saturday Situation is put on by Pure Imagination. It is were we review our latest reads. Be sure to check out theirs as well.
Being a HUGE Laura Ingalls Wilder fan, I was fascinated by this book. There was lots of information I didn’t know about Laura and her family included in the book. I didn’t know much about her parents’ lives before they married so that was interesting to read. Also, there were lots of historical facts related to different parts of Laura and her family’s lives. For example, wars with the Indians, droughts, and grasshopper swarms were problems for the Ingalls family and other pioneers. The author did a great job of showing newspaper articles and citing references to these problems from other pioneer diaries. My only complaint is that the author would talk about different photos of the family or other pioneers that she saw during her research but they weren’t included in the book. There are other photos included but most of them I had seen before. I highly recommend this book for any Laura Ingalls Wilder fan.
This was a fast YA read about a teenage girl, Hallie, and an elderly lady, Susan, who swap bodies after getting in a car accident. I liked the premise of the story which is what can senior citizens teach teenagers and vice versa. However, I don’t think it was executed very well. Both characters were so stereotypical that it made the story seem too simplistic and predictable. There were some great moments between Hallie and Susan and their friends though and some funny parts when they are both dealing with technology and boys.
This was such an eye opening book! It seems unbelievable that an innocent man can be sentenced to death row and be stuck in prison for 30 years. Anthony Ray Hinton was innocent but too poor to pay for a good lawyer to help him get the evidence he needed to set him free. The most amazing part about this book is Hinton’s positive attitude through out this ordeal. He watched over 50 prisoners walk to the electric chair and had to deal with the smell and grief afterwards. Many of the prisoners on death row looked to Hinton for advice and friendship so he suffered the loss of every one executed. One of Hinton’s accomplishments in prison was starting a book club and one of the books they read was To Kill A Mockingbird, a book about a black man wrongly accused of a crime. This book gave hope to Hinton that one day a lawyer who believed in him would set him free. I highly recommend this powerful book about a man who never gave up and the family and friends that never gave up on him.
Stacking the Shelves is put on by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews. Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves. Here are the books I have added to my TBR list this week.
I GRABBED THESE AT MY LOCAL LIBRARY.
Unpredictable. Unforgiving. Untamed.
For a family in crisis, the ultimate test of survival.
Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.
Harry Potter audiobook.
I received this from NetGalley
Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance. To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts:
An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian who can’t yet go home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in all but blood, who might care too much.
Together, they’ll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive.
The Book Blogger Hop is put on by The Coffee Addicted Writer . There is a weekly prompt featuring a book related question.
THIS WEEK’S QUESTION IS SUBMITTED BY Maria @ Silver’s Reviews.
This weeks prompt is…
You have just won a $100.00 Visa gift card. Will you spend the entire amount on a rare collector’s edition you have always wanted, or buy several newly-published books? Explain your choice.
I would spend it on a rare collector’s edition or autographed book. Most likely a book by J.K. Rowling. I would LOVE an autographed copy of any Rowling book.