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.
I finally carved out some time to get to a movie this week. My hubby and I went to see Lady Bird. I enjoyed it very much. There were some funny scenes and definitely some serious scenes. I loved the main character, Lady Bird, and her determination to be herself and go to a college away from her hometown.
CURRENTLY READINGGoodreads Book Blurb
Josie and Alec both live at 444 Sparrow Street. They sleep in the same room, but they’ve never laid eyes on each other. They are twelve years old but a hundred years apart.
The children meet through a handpainted spirit board—Josie in 1915, Alec in 2015—and form a friendship across the century that separates them. But a chain of events leave Josie and her little sister Cass trapped in the house and afraid for their safety, and Alec must find out what’s going to happen to them. Can he help them change their future when it’s already past?
Saturday Situation is put on by Pure Imagination. It is were we review our latest reads. Be sure to check out theirs as well.
Maude lived in an isolated mansion in northern France, where her father made her undergo endless horrifying endurance tests. Maude had to hold an electric fence without flinching. Her parents locked her in a cellar overnight and ordered her to sit still on a stool in the dark, contemplating death, while rats scurried around her feet.
This book gave me nightmares. What this poor lady went through as a child is unimaginable. Unfortunately, this is something that still goes on today and I am shocked by the adults that witness these things and never intervene. The most amazing part of this story is that Maude still was able to find joy in animals, nature, music, and books. She read everything she could get her hands on to be able to escape to another world. “Can an animal teach a person about happiness? In the depth of my despair, I am fortunate to have this incredible source of joy.” Another surprising aspect of this book is Maude’s mother. She was sold to Maude’s father as a child. He proceeded to raise and brainwash her until he could marry her and have a child with her. The result was Maude and his experiments on her.
Goodreads Book Blurb
It has been ten years since Ruby left her hometown behind. Since then she’s built a life away from her recovering alcoholic mother and her first love, Murphy. But when Danny, one of her estranged friends from childhood, commits suicide, guilt draws Ruby back into the tumultuous world she escaped all those years ago.
She’s dreading the funeral – and with good reason. Danny has left a series of envelopes addressed to his former friends. Inside each envelope is a secret about every person in the group.
Told from different perspectives and different time time periods, Friends and Liars, was wonderfully written. The character development was excellent, and the mystery of what each characters secret was kept me turning the pages. This was a highly addictive read from this debut author and I look forward to more from her.
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 up this first edition book from Half Price books this week. It is the second book in the Outlander series. I probably would have found more books to buy but the fire alarm went off and it was so loud in there that I gave up and left. ( And no, they didn’t evacuate us lol)
This was Read Now on NetGalley.
Goodreads Book Blurb
A powerful, revealing story of hope, love, justice, and the power of reading by a man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he didn’t commit.
In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. Stunned, confused, and only twenty-nine years old, Hinton knew that it was a case of mistaken identity and believed that the truth would prove his innocence and ultimately set him free.
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 Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews
This weeks prompt is…
Do you ever go back to older posts and change things?
Yes! I had to go back through ALL of my blog posts last year and add all my photos back because I had accidentally DELETED them off of WordPress. It took me days and days!