Saturday, March 05, 2016

Sunday Post: Disneyland & March TBR List Poll

The Sunday Post is hosted by the wonderful Kimba, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer, and gives us all a chance to recap our week, talk about what we are reading, share any new books that have come our way, and whatever else we want to talk about.

It has been a good weekend so far. I will be glad though when things go back to normal, however. I am an introvert through and through, and having a house full of people is exhausting. It doesn't help that I am not feeling 100% because of this darn cold I am fighting.

I will not be posting this coming week other than my Sunday Post. March is always an extra busy month for us, especially the first couple weeks. I will still be around here and there. I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Book Blogger Hop

Every Friday Coffee Addicted Writer from Coffee Addicted Writer poses a question which participants respond on their own blogs within the week (Friday through Thursday). They then share their links at the main site and visit other participants blogs.


Do you tend to read more in the winter or in the summer months? (submitted by Elizabeth)
I don't know that there is really a difference in my reading based on the seasons. I live in a warmer climate where the seasons often run together. Summer and early fall can be rather hot, which keeps me indoors as often as possible, but, for the most part, because my work and home life do not really change all that much based on the seasons, my reading stays the same. How much I read is more dependent on what is going on in my life at any given moment--or the type of books I am reading. What about you? Do you find you read more at certain times of year?


What I Am Reading: I finished reading Delia's Shadow by Jaime Lee Moyer just in time for it to count towards my February stats. I am now reading Clea Simon's The Ninth Life. I admit to having some reservations about this particular mystery given it is narrated by a cat, but I have enjoyed the author's previous books and decided maybe a step outside my comfort zone was in order. I generally do not care for animal narrated books. I am captivated so far, which is a good sign.


What I Am Watching:  Friday I was able to catch up with The Walking Dead. Another good episode. We have been watching more Doctor Who. My daughter is quite taken with River Song and Amy. She's been begging to watch the show every night this week. We are nearing the end of Season 6, which is where my husband and I stopped watching the first time around.


Around the Blogosphere:

What's Going On Off the Blog:  With less than two months left to go before our annual passes expire, we decided to spend last Sunday at Disneyland. The weather was perfect, and we had a fun time.

"Take my picture, Mommy!"

The Disneyland Train - 
It is sitting quiet for the next 17 months as construction on 
Star Wars Land is underway.

The fountain outside the Haunted Mansion

It was my turn to be sick this week. Fortunately it wasn't a stomach bug like Mouse had last week; just your average cold. The cough has been the worst part. It came at a bad time too. We have family visiting from out of town this weekend. Everyone arrived Friday evening, and it's been nonstop since. Mouse is always thrilled to see her grandparents, as they are to see her. They got to see Mouse play soccer Saturday morning, and followed it up with a visit to the park. That afternoon we had a little family birthday party for Mouse's upcoming birthday with a princess themed cake.

We are thinking of going to see Zootopia today. So far it seems to be getting positive reviews. It sure looks cute from the previews.


Challenge Wrap Up:
Clean Out Your E-Reads Challenge (COYER) ~ Because of the The TBR Triple Dog Dare, I have been reading review books I received before the beginning of 2016 exclusively so far this year, which has played nicely into COYER. I wasn't able to get up all the reviews of the books I read by the end date (March 4th) that would have qualified for COYER, and since review posting is one of the challenge stipulations, I am not counting books I haven't yet reviewed in my final count. Did I clean out my e-reader? No. Did I make a dent? A tiny one maybe. I feel good about my progress just the same. While I would like to have read more, I read as much as is realistic for me.

Books Read for COYER Challenge: 12

The Evening Spider by Emily Arsenault
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley
The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer
What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan
My Sweet Vidalia by Deborah Mantella
*Slaying Dragons by Sasha L. Miller
Angels Burning by Tawni O'Dell
Moonlight Over Paris by Jennifer Robson
North of Here by Laurel Saville
The Night Parade by Kathryn Tanquary
Evergreen Springs by RaeAnne Thayne

Of the twelve books I read, there were hits and misses. Mostly hits, I am happy to say. I think I read a good mix of books too, even if all fiction. My favorite would have to be Kathryn Tanquary's The Night Parade. It is a book I can see myself reading again and again, not only for myself but hopefully someday with my daughter. Many thanks to Berls, Michelle, and Stormi for hosting the Clean Out Your E-Reads Challenge. I had a fun time!


This Past Week In Reading Mews:

Help me decide what book from my TBR collection I should read next:

My TBR List is a meme hosted by the awesome Michelle at Because Reading. It’s a fun way to choose a book from your TBR pile to read. The 1st Sunday of every month, I will list 3 books I am considering reading and take a poll as to which you think I should read. I will read the winner that month, and my review will follow. While I will attempt to post my review that same month, I make no promises--it may go up the following month.



I went with a theme this month. Our three choices this week are all first books in series I have been wanting to read. They are all review books I am embarrassed to say have been sitting on my Kindle for, well, a long time. Have you read any of them? Which would you recommend? (The book covers are linked to Goodreads.)


The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith ~ I was excited when I first heard about this new mystery series featuring a disabled veteran working as a private investigator. I downloaded my copy to my Kindle via NetGalley. Then news broke that Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling.  Which, of course, meant everyone under the sun was reading and reviewing The Cuckoo's Calling. Suddenly, I found myself backing away. Not because I no longer wanted to read it. I just didn't want to get caught up in all the hype. With three books out in the series now, it's probably time I read it, don't you think?



Guilt by Association by Marcia Clark ~ My curiosity for this mystery series featuring a Los Angeles prosecutor, was piqued when the positive reviews started coming in. I admit to a bit of hesitation though because of who the author is. I remember the sensationalized O.J. Simpson murder trial quite well. Marcia Clark was a prosecutor on the case. Her name and face were everywhere in the news for quite a while earning her the title of celebrity of sorts. I am always a little wary of books written by celebrities turned authors.  I believe there are four books in the series, and all have been well received. Yet another series I should finally get around to reading, right?



The Burning by Jane Casey ~ Unlike the first two, I really do not have a good reason for not reading this one sooner. Maybe it was because of the type of crime committed--the brutal murder of several women, a topic I have been reading less and less of recently. Or trying to.  This is the first in a series set in London, featuring a young police constable. I have a soft spot for novels set in England, and I have heard wonderful things about this series overall. It's already up to it's sixth book. Every time someone mentions this author, I wonder why I haven't read her books yet. Maybe it's time!





I hope you all have a great week! Happy Reading!

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88 comments:

  1. Fun! Disneyland is always a good idea in my opinion.

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    1. Jillian - I agree! We'll likely be going back this next weekend, this time to celebrate my daughter's birthday. :-)

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  2. Company is always nice but it can take a lot out of you too. Hope you feel better! I'm caught up with TWD too- what an episode. Not sure I like where things are going though... :)

    Enjoy your week!

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    1. Greg - Thank you! Hopefully this cold is on its way out. Yes, that was quite an episode. I am not sure I like the direction things are going either . . . We'll see.

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  3. I don't think I'd make a good host as I'm quite an introvert person. Most of the times I leave it to my husband to do the talking while I do other mundane stuff such as serving food and refreshments, well unless they're my friends and relatives.

    I hope you feel better soon, Wendy! Getting a virus bug is always not fun.

    Oh, you've a list of good books to read there! For a while I didn't know what to choose but I'll go with the one which I've wanted to read for a long time. Hope you've a great week ahead!

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    1. Melody - I'm not a very good host on my best days, unfortunately. Hopefully everyone's excitement to see and spend time with Mouse takes away any notice of my not so great hostess skills. :-)

      Thank you! I am hoping this cold is on its way out.

      I can't wait to see which book of the three wins. I had trouble deciding between two for the third slot. I finally asked a coworker to decide for me. She was very nice about it. :-) I hope you have a great week too!

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  4. Disneyland will be fun. I hope you liked Delia's Shadow. We live away from family and have visitors come for a few weeks at a time, so I feel you. Plus cooking Sunday dinners every night is exhausting. Hope this week is a good one and you feel better :)

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    1. Kimberly - We love Disneyland. :-) Delia's Shadow was so good. I will try not to wait so long to read the author's other books. Yes! Meal planning is hard enough as it is, but when you have company . . . I am not good at being a hostess.

      Thank you for your kind thoughts! I hope you have a good week too!

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  5. I read about the same year round with exception of the holidays. Everyone comes home for the holidays so I sneak in reading at night when they all go to bed.
    Sportochick’s Musings Answer

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    1. Terri - I do think I read somewhat less during the holidays--but then, it depends on if I have time off. If I'm working through them, nothing changes. If I'm not, it depends on if I'm staying home or traveling somewhere else.

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  6. I am really in awe of your post, Wendy! It is so organized and comprehensive, two things for which I strive, but have yet to manage.

    Sorry to hear that you are under the weather. And when family is visiting. Ugh. Have a great visit and get better soon!

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    1. LuAnn - That is so nice of you to say! Thank you! I worry sometimes these Sunday posts of mine are too long.

      Thank you for the well wishes. I am hoping I'll be seeing the other end of this cold soon and be back to normal.

      I hope you have a great week too!

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  7. Oh Disneyland. Your pictures look great. And being sick always comes at the most inconvenient times. I hope you are feeling better this week. :)

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    1. Signourney - We're hoping to go again soon. Gotta squeeze everything out of those passes! We all seem to be feeling better now, fortunately. Hopefully it will last. Enjoy the rest of your week!

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  8. Yay for Disneyland!!! I would love to get there one day. We are DisneyWorld people because it is much closer. Hope you feel better!! I picked Cuckoo's Calling for the vote. While that one was good it was a bit slow. But I really enjoyed book 2 in the series. Have a great week!

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    1. Grace - We've never been to Disney World. Maybe someday. I'll keep in mind that Cuckoo's Calling is slow when I read it. I've been good about not peeking at the results just yet, but I'm dying to know which book won.

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  9. I can totally understand why your looking forward to getting things back to normal again. My family lives nearby so we don’t have these major sleepovers, which is a good thing since it wouldn’t have fitted in our home. But I think I would look forward to getting our home back to ourselves to.

    I loved ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’ and read it soon after it came out. I hadn’t even heard about it being written by J.K. Rowling so I missed out on that hype. I voted for this book. I hope you like it ;)

    Have a great week and I hope your cold clears up soon. ;)

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    1. Maureen - All of our family lives far away, and so visits are not frequent--which has its advantages and disadvantages. I am definitely glad to have my house back to myself again!

      I wish I had thought to read Cuckoo's Calling before news broke of who the author was. What a sweet surprise that would have been then. :-)

      I hope you are enjoying your week!

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  10. I hope you have a great week and manage to shake off the cold!

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    1. Kelly - Thank you! The cough is still hanging around, but I'm feeling much better.

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  11. I love the fact that you share your Disneyland pics with us. So very fun. My daughter and I love Disneyworld and we've visited Disneyland once with her (when she was 17 - still lots of fun).

    Hope you are feeling better soon. Visitors are great, but like you, it's hard to share my space. And I read about the same amount year round, except perhaps for holiday times - not enough time then.

    OK, your book poll. Well, I've read 2 of them. Both very good. You can probably guess which 2. I've certainly talked about both series with pleasure. But, I picked 1 of them and voted. Curious to see how it turns out.

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    1. Kay - We love Disneyland. I'll be sad when our passes expire. The passes were my husband's midlife crisis--or so he goes around telling everyone. LOL

      I am anxious to see how the poll turned out too. I haven't peeked at the results yet, but it's tempting.

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  12. Hope you are feeling better! I've read 2 of the Cormoran Strike series by Rowling and enjoyed them both. :)

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    1. Jenclair - I am feeling much better, thank you. Just need to get rid of this cough once and for all. I'm looking forward to reading the Strike series. :-)

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  13. I'm with you...having house guests can be exhausting...even when I love having them. Most of my summer was filled with house guests and family outings...and now that they've been gone for six months, I am really missing them!

    I haven't been to Disneyland for years! I don't think I would enjoy it much these days, however.

    I hope you do, though.

    The Marcia Clark book has been in my thoughts, as I've been watching the OJ miniseries on TV.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Laurel-Rain - I'm not much for company, I'm afraid. I find it stressful and I'm so relieved when everyone goes home. Terrible, I know.

      We love Disneyland--except maybe for the crowds. I could do without them. :-)

      I hope you are enjoying your week!

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  14. I don't think the weather affects my reading either. I can just imagine how thrilled her grandparents are to see sweet Mouse. I hope you're feeling better.

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    1. Kathy - Thanks, Kathy. They all had a wonderful time visiting with each other. :-)

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  15. I chose The Cuckoo's Calling! It sounds great. Looking forward to seeing which book wins :D

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    1. Sarah - Thank you for voting! I think it sounds good too. :-)

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  16. Oh how much fun! I haven't been to Disneyland in ages! And as far as reading more in the winter or summer, I read more in the summer. You would think being cooped up in Ct in the winter would be reason enough to read constantly, but enjoying the sun and a book on a lounger outside gets me to turn pages faster.

    Enjoy your week!

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    1. Suzanne - We always have so much fun when we go. :-) I bet Connecticut is beautiful in the summer.

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  17. It's been a loooooong time since I've been to Disney! And then it was with 200 of my closest friends, the marching band! I was glad I got to go though, not sure we could have afforded it otherwise!

    I voted for The Cuckoo's Calling because it fascinates me that the same person who wrote Harry Potter can write something so completely different, and I really liked Strike and Robin.

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    1. Shaunesay - I remember going to Disneyland when I was in the Camp Fire choir. :-) Those were fun times.

      Thank you for voting! I am glad J.K.'s crime books are so popular--it does speak to her talent to be able to write well under two completely different genres. Three if you count her fiction book!

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  18. Ugh, lost my comment. Okay, I read and enjoyed all the Marcia Clark Rachel Knight series, so have fun with that. She is starting a new series this year, and of course she is there in the perm-haired image on the OJ tv series I'm watching.

    I would like to read The Girl in the Red Coat and What She Knew also. I've read two Jane Caseys and they are a good read, but I voted for the Marcia Clark one for you so you could start it :)

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    1. Rita - I saw mention of Marcia Clark's new series. It sounds like it will be a good one too. Thank you for voting!

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  19. I can't wait to go to Disney World in August! I miss it so much. This will be the first year in a while since we went. My daughter is old enough now to really have a good time and we are excited.

    I voted on the Burning! :)

    Don't feel bad I never posted any of my reviews for books that I read on the COYER link lol. But also remember you can link the goodreads short review to the link and post a full review later. A lot of people do that and it helps get your reviews up. Just a thought!

    Have a great week! Happy Reading!

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    1. Michelle - You will have so much fun! Your daughter will love Disney World, I am sure. :-)

      Thank you for voting! I'll keep in mind I can post mini reviews on Goodreads for COYER. I generally don't post my reviews there until I post them on my blog though.

      I hope you enjoy the rest of your week too!

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  20. I totally feel your introvert pain! My in-laws are visiting in October and all six of us are going to be crammed into our two bedroom apartment! Disneyland looks amazing! I'll get over to the west coast park one of these days! Enjoy your new books and have a fantastic week! :D

    Here's my Weekly Recap!

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    1. Tracy - Oh! That will be a challenge. I feel for you and hope things go well with your in-laws visit. I hope you are having a good week! Thanks for visiting.

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  21. We have been to Disney World quite a few times but I have not had the chance to go to Disneyland. I really wish that we lived close. Sounds like a good time. Company is fun but really stressful as well. I always like it when things go back to normal. I hope that you are feeling better soon. Colds are the worst. Have a great week!

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    1. Carole - There are advantages to living close to the park. I just wish it wasn't so expensive. We had a nice visit with our family, but it's nice to have the house back to normal. I hope you are enjoying your week!

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  22. I hope you will feel better soon. The pictures are Disneyland are wonderful. :) Have a great week ahead.

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    1. Deepika - I am feeling much better, thank you. I hope you are enjoying your week! It's been a busy one for me, but fun.

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  23. I'm surprised Mouse enjoys Dr Who. I figured that would just to way over her head. Full disclosure: it goes way over my head and I've only seen a handful of episodes. It's so cute how much she likes it.
    I took the kids I babysit to Zootopia this week. I enjoyed it very much. It was quite a good storyline. Very well done. Also, a Disney movie that didn't make me cry! Write it down!

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    1. Nicole - I'm sure there is a lot she doesn't quite understand, but she gets enough of it to follow the overall story of each episode. It's a favorite show in our household, and so I'm glad she's interested in it as well.

      We didn't end up seeing Zootopia after all. Getting Mouse to the movie theater is still a challenge. Now you've got me wondering if it will make me cry. :-)

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  24. As an introvert myself I always have trouble being around a lot of people for long periods of time, so I can imagine how draining having a house full of people can be. And I hope you're feeling better soon!

    I think my reading is pretty consistent no matter the month, although my tastes in genre do vary now and then, sometimes depending on the season.

    It seems fun to have annual passes for something like Dinsey land and being able to visit how often and how long as you want.

    Zootopia sounds fun, I suddenly saw some people on facebook mention it today and now I want to see it. I hope you'll enjoy it!

    And you did well on the Coyer challenge with 12 books read! It's always such a fun challenge!

    I voted for the Cuckoo's Calling as I am curious about that series myself and heard someone recommend it earlier this week. I hope you'll have a great week!

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    1. Lola - Thank you. I am feeling much better now. Just in time for all the company to leave. Haha

      I've never thought to see if there is a pattern in what I like to read when. It's something to think about.

      We did not end up going to the movies after all. I still want to see the movie though. :-)

      Thank you for voting! I'm anxious to see which one won. I am trying not to look at the results until I close the poll. I've not been able to resist temptation yet, but this time I'm determined. Haha

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  25. Always glad to hear the TBR Dare is helping better people's lives all over the world. ;-).

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    1. James - It's keeping me honest. Haha It's getting really hard in this final stretch! I would have thought it'd be easier by now.

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  26. I voted! Let's just say I'm a fan of Jane Casey :)

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  27. Ack, I hit enter too soon. Thank you for sharing your pics from your day in Disneyland. I bet it is so much fun to share those moments with Mouse! I took two of my little cousins to Disney World many years ago and we had a blast. They are now young women with their own children and tell me how much they loved it. Warms my heart! Anyway, hope you feel better and have a great week ahead!

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    1. Iliana - Yes, I love those moments with Mouse. Seeing her smile . . . I hope she remembers these times together, but I know she's still so young. That's so cool that your cousins remember you taking them! Such great memories!

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  28. Glad you had a great time at Disney. Enjoy your time away. Love the Rachel Knight series. Hope you feel better quickly.

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    1. Nise' - Thanks, Nise'. It's been a good and busy week. I hope you are enjoying your week so far.

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  29. I read more in the winter, but I think I'm going to start taking my books to the beach and read while I sit and listen to the waves. I hope you feel better soon, colds are awful the way they can seem to linger forever. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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    1. Kim - I've never been one for beach sitting, but I do love the ocean. I imagine it would be a peaceful place to read. I'm feeling much better, but the cough won't seem to go away. Hopefully soon.

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  30. I think I've read a Marcia Clark book but didn't click on the idea it was THAT Marcia Clark! How strange!!!!

    I'm the same re winter vs summer books. The weather doesn't really impact on my reading though there's some weird perception that it's cosier reading in winter!

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    1. Deborah - She evidently is a very good crime writer. :-)

      It does seem like more reading occurs during the winter months--maybe because of the snow in some climates. That's what they say, anyway. :-)

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  31. I am hoping to read Cuckoo's Calling as well. Maybe I will read it with you if it wins. :)

    I may take this week off blogging as well. It's going to be busy at work and I don't want to stress it.

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    1. Athira - I'm really curious about the book given how much praise it's received even after all this time. We could compare notes if we read it together or around the same time. :-)

      The less stress the better. I don't blame you if you take a break.

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  32. I am sure Disney was very enjoyable for all. Hope you feel better soon.

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    1. Mystica - We enjoy our time there. :-) I am feeling better. Hopefully I didn't make any of our guests sick.

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  33. Hoping your soon feeling better.

    I love the idea of your having a poll to decide your book choice. My TBR List sounds like a great meme but then I'm all for anything that lowers the amount of books lurking on our TBR piles.

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    1. Tracy - I have enjoyed taking part in the TBR List meme. Somedays I think I could use it for all my reading choices. :-)

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  34. Did you watch The Walking Dead last night? It's been so good this season! The ending killed me last night. Now I can't wait till next week. Hope a good book is picked for you from your choices!
    Check out my Sunday Post

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    1. Lisa - I just saw the latest episode yesterday. The ending did come as a surprise. I look forward to seeing next week's episode too. I really like that show!

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  35. What a busy week for you! I love seeing all your Disneyland pictures - it's the one thing I miss about LA!!
    Thank you so much for sharing my blog xx

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    1. Kim - And this week has been even busier. I am happy to spread the love. :-) I hope you are enjoying your week.

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  36. Disneyland must be a dream come true for kids. We took our little ones to Disney in FL when young a few times. The lines were a pain but so much fun.

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    1. Diane - Yes, the lines are a big pain, but we have a lot of fun when we go. :-)

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  37. Disneyland, TWD, and Doctor Who ... 3 of my favorite things! Hope you feel better.

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    1. Christy - Thank you! I am feeling better, fortunately. We haven't had a chance to watch any Doctor Who this week. I think I might go into withdrawals. :-(

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  38. This post more than makes up for the rest of the week! I hope you feel better soon and happy to hear you got to Disneyland again. I opted for The Cuckoo's Calling, though it's a biased decision :) I seem to read more in the summer which always confuses me because one's more often stuck inside in winter.

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    1. Charlie - Thank you. It's good to be feeling better again. :-) And thank you for voting!

      A surprising number of people seem to read more during the summer months. I guess being cooped up isn't what draws people to books. At least not everyone.

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  39. Hope you feel better soon, Wendy. Take care of yourself and don't overdo all those tasks. They'll be waiting for you no matter how long it takes to get to them, lol.

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    1. Catherine - Thank you! I am feeling much better, thank goodness. Just hoping this cough will go away soon. It's been a crazy busy week, but a fun one. :-)

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  40. Wow Love your Sunday posts. I have such a hard time on Sunday getting a post up. Love all your bookish news. I voted on a book for you---the Cuckoo's Calling.
    Dr. Who is in my Netflix cue. LOL

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    1. Debbie - I do a lot of pre-prepping for my Sunday posts, since I don't get to spend much time on the weekends behind a computer. :-) Thank you for voting! I hope you enjoy Doctor Who when you get to it!

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  41. I always think I'll read more in the winter because we tend to stay in more but it never works that way. In fact, I'm more likely to end up on the patio reading for hours on a beautiful day in the summer rather than a long day of reading in the winter.

    Look at Mouse's legs in that picture! She has little girl legs now, not toddler legs any more!

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    1. Lisa - She's all girl now. :-) I like the idea of reading on the patio. I have the perfect glider for it. I don't use it enough though. Maybe now that spring weather is here. The summer temps will no doubt keep me indoors.

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  42. I voted for Cuckoo's Calling in your poll for selfish reasons- if you love it, I'll know what to read next, if you loathe it, well, I'll avoid that one for a while. It's interesting that you found/bought it prior to the "big reveal"- I probably wouldn't have, as books marketed solely as contemporary mysteries seldom suit me.
    I read a lot more during the start and end of the year- in the summer, I try to get out enjoy the weather as generally I have less pain then, due to fewer weather anomalies. I also cram a bunch of books into the last few months of the year, as I generally have to catch up with my Goodreads challenge.
    Looks like Mouse had a lot of fun at Disneyland! :)
    ~Litha Nelle

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    1. Litha Nelle - And your choice won. ;-) I had a feeling it would. I'm looking forward to starting it soon.

      I was actually thinking about that too--how sometimes I read more toward the end of the year just to cram in more books. :-)

      The frequent change in weather has been hard on my allergies this season, so I can only imagine that it would be worse in a similar situation for you in regards to your own pain.

      We were back at Disneyland this past weekend. It was so much fun. I'm going to miss going when our passes run out next month.

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  43. I voted for the Cuckoo's Calling, because I really liked that one.

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    1. Sarah - I am looking forward to reading The Cuckoo's Calling very much. :-)

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  44. I see you have indeed been very busy! I don't know how you do it all! Lol.

    My reading is pretty much the same year round, too. Here in South Florida, we don't have seasons. And the temps are unpredictable, too; there has been many a Christmas when the it's hit 80F, which, for me, just destroys the feeling of Christmas.

    In order for me to concentrate on a book, though, I have to be very comfortable. So I need to be in an air-conditioned room, as I HATE the heat!

    The Disneyland pics are SO cute! That's a GREAT camera you have there! And Mouse is totally adorable. She's so lucky to have gone to see Mickey Mouse (of course!) and all the gang! We have Disney World here in Florida, but it's four hours away from us. We haven't gone in a long time.

    I hope you can get over your cold soon, so you can really enjoy Mouse's upcoming birthday! I'm battling a cold, too, so can I relate!

    The books you have on your TBR all look good, so I really can't help you choose which one you should read next. Good luck! :)

    Happy Reading! Hope this is a great week for you! And thanks for commenting on my BBH post!! :)

    P.S. I didn't see your blog linked up on Bill's post at Coffee-Addicted Writer, so I just went to your home page.

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    1. Marie - I sometimes wonder that myself! I am hoping we can slow down a little bit now that the big birthday week is over.

      I imagine your weather is similar to ours here in Southern California in some respects. The going joke is that we have two seasons here--brown and green. They are, of course, a little more distinct that that, but not nearly as much as someone would find in a northern climate.

      I manage to get some good photos with my phone now and then. The key is to take lots and lots of photos. A few are bound to be good. Haha

      I posted by BBH post late Sunday, which is probably why you didn't see it. I am glad you stopped by though!

      Have a great week!

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