I am linking up to the Sunday Post hosted by Kim of Caffeinated Book Reviewer and The Sunday Salon (TSS) hosted by Deb Nance of Readerbuzz where participants 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. I also linking It's Monday! What Are you Reading? hosted by Kathryn of Book Date where readers talk about what they have been, are and will be reading.
I am linking up Stacking the Shelves hosted by Marlene of Reading Reality a meme in which participants share what new books came their way recently.
Summer is finally coming to an end and soon I will be craving pumpkin scones and peppermint hot chocolate. Okay, so maybe I am already. Do you have a favorite autumn snack?
I hurt my knee doing the most basic, normal activity--sitting down--earlier in the week. I think my knee cap popped out a little before popping back in place. It hasn't been completely right since.
Mouse started her 7th year of Girl Scouts this year with a little Bridging Ceremony this past Tuesday. She's moved up to the next level. Her troop did some fun things together this summer and are all looking forward to the year ahead.
My reading may have slowed down a bit this past week but there was also more work. A lot more work. Mouse has been reading up a storm. She is at a sleepover tonight with a friend and took four books. You never know if you want to stay up all night reading, after all. She takes after me that way--never go anywhere without a book (or several)!
Early in the week I finished reading Amari and the Night Brothers, the first in B.B. Alston's middle grade Supernatural Investigations series. Amari is a great character and I love her roommate. Amari is determined to find her missing brother even if it means sticking with a camp to the end where almost everyone thinks her magic is evil. I am looking forward to reading the next book. Hopefully soon.
I am in the middle of Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante (Maggie Hope Mysteries #5) by Susan Elia MacNeal. It's been ages since I last visited with Maggie and friends but I am enjoying catching up with their lives and seeing them through their latest adventures.
I have not yet settled on the next book I will read. I was thinking maybe something of the nonfiction variety since I have been neglecting my nonfiction TBR so far this year. It turns out the books calling to me are anything but nonfiction right now though. Is it because autumn is fast approaching and I am still gravitating more toward the lighter reads? Probably a lot of both. I am not sure which of these I might read next, but they all sound so tempting. Or maybe I will choose something completely different . . .
The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna
Seven-Year Witch (Witch Way Librarian Mystery #2) by Angela M. Sanders
The Witches of Moonshyne Manor by Bianca Marais
New to the Shelves
My birthday may have been last week, but it did not end there. At least where bookish gifts were concerned:
Hao: Stories by Ye Chun
Amari and the Great Game (Special Investigations #2) by B.B. Alston
To Hell and Back: The Last Train from Hiroshima by Charles Pellegrino
Science of the Magical: From the Holy Grail to Love Potions to Superpowers by Matt Kaplan
The Science of Monsters: the Origins of the Creatures We Love to Fear by Matt Kaplan
Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff
Mouse made out too:
The Keeper by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
My Happy Marriage, Vol. 1 by Akumi Agitogi, Rito Kohsaka, Tsukiho Tsukioka
Finding Gossamyr, Vol. 1 by David A. Rodriguez, Sarah Ellerton
Lumberjanes Gotham Academy by Chynna Clugston, Rosemary Valero-O'Connell, Maddi Gonzalez, Kelly Matthews, Nichole Matthews, Jenna Ayoub
The Witch Boy (#1) by Molly Knox Ostertag
Sal & Gabi Fix the Universe (#2) by Carlos Hernandez
Hooky, Vol. 2 by Míriam Bonastre Tur
Let me know what you are reading and watching! What new books have made it onto your shelves recently? I hope you all have a wonderful week! Happy Reading!
My other cat wanted to be in the spotlight too
(I keep trying to get her to pose with my books, but noooo....)
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I love pumpkin spice lattes but don't get them that often. I'm not usually a coffee drinker so I don't hit Starbucks or those kind of places much. And oh no- hope you feel better. That's not fun when something like that happens- and it's usually out of the blue, too!ReplyDelete
Love the cat pictures!
Greg - I've been frequenting our local coffee shops all too frequently lately--although I never order the coffee. I'm especially fond of Starbucks Pink Drink and it will be my downfall if I'm not careful.Delete
I hope my knee will start feeling better too. I'm sure it's part of getting older . . .
Thank you! I wasn't trying to get Nina in any of the book photos, but she wanted to be where I was and so I decided to set the books around her. I was shocked she cooperated! LOL
So nice you have a cat to help you with your book photos. We didn't replace our 20 year old when she died....now it's just me and hubby. I just finished Mother Daughter Traitor Spy by MacNeal - you can see the review on my site - I check and I have the Maggie Hope series on my TBR already.ReplyDelete
Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys
Terrie - She kept getting in the way while I was trying to take pictures of the books, so I thought I should go ahead and take advantage of the opportunity. I'm so sorry to hear about your cat.Delete
I read your review of Mother Daughter Traitor Spy. I am glad to see you enjoyed it. I really enjoy MacNeal's Maggie Hope series. I think calling it a mystery series isn't always the most accurate description, but I enjoy it nonetheless. I love the author's attention to historical detail. I hope you enjoy the series when you read it!
It's nice to see Fall approaching. I try to copy the Starbucks at home in a sugar free way since I've been diagnosed as prediabetic now.ReplyDelete
Bonnie - That's a good idea! Then you can still enjoy some of your favorites without risking your health.Delete
My favorite autumn snacks change as the season advances. First, peaches (afraid they are already finished). Apples and cider and donuts from the cider mill. Then Halloween candy, especially snickers bars. Then cranberry sauce made to go with Thanksgiving dinner. A good food season!ReplyDelete
best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com
Mae - Mine tend to change too as the season progresses. Sometimes I think this is the start to the worst food season because there are too many temptations!Delete
I've not had anything with pumpkin in (that I know of). I'm not sure about the spices as I'm not a fan of them generally. I am looking forward to hot chocolate though 😋ReplyDelete
I'm reading Witches of Moonshyne Manor next. I am on the Blog Tour for it so need to get it read soon!
Have a great weekend!
Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
Emily - Hot chocolate is the best. :-) I don't like overly spiced pumpkin stuff, but I do enjoy pumpkin in general. Pumpkin bread done right is probably my favorite.Delete
I hope you enjoy Witches of Moonshyne Manor. It sounds like it will be such a fun read! I am looking forward to reading it too.
The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches is one I want to read SO badly!ReplyDelete
Stephanie - I am so excited about that. I just love the title and the sound of it.Delete
What an amazing collection of books - I do get envious when I see physical books but strangely I much prefer reading e-books! I enjoyed The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches, I hope it's a winner for you too. I have my fingers crossed that your knee gets back to normal soon.ReplyDelete
Louise - I read way more e-books than I do physical books, but I do still enjoy reading physical books from time to time--and I like to be surrounded by them! My daughter won't read e-books yet so all her reading is physical books. I am glad you enjoyed The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches. I can't wait to read it. And thank you for the well wishes. I hope so too!Delete
Honestly I just drink more tea and latte ;-) Also your knee seems very painful! I hope it gets better soon!ReplyDelete
I like the look of all three of those witch books! I hope you enjoy them. Your cat is gorgeous, and so good at posing with the books!ReplyDelete
I'm looking forward to pumpkin pie for the autumn seasonal treat. Nice selection of books!ReplyDelete
I am so happy for Fall to start this week! I don't have a favorite fall snack. Hope you have a good week and enjoy your books!ReplyDelete
My fiancee loves all things pumpkin spice - me, I'm happy curling up with a nice hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows!ReplyDelete
Love the cat pictures! The Secret Society of Irregular Witches looks good! I don't know that I have a favorite fall snack. I'm just ready for hot weather to go away! Hope you have a good week!ReplyDelete
I've never been much of a pumpkin spice fan. When I lived in NY I loved hot chocolate, but in Florida I haven't been craving it. I love all the kitty pictures. Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidente sounds good. I should try that series. Hope you have a great week!ReplyDelete
I laughed when you said your daughter took 4 books to a sleepover, we ALWAYS take more books than we need when we travel (even for an overnight!). I hope your knee gets back to 100% soon. Have a great week!ReplyDelete
Apples are autumn to me! I also like the back to school and routines. Happy reading!ReplyDelete
Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post
I love that your daughter took books to her sleepover. That sounds like the perfect sleepover to me. :DReplyDelete
Sorry you hurt your knee. Have your kneecap be out of place like that is no joke. My husband had to have surgery once because his kneecap got displaced. He was accidentally hit with something so it displaced A LOT, but even minor displacements can stretch the tendons and cause pain. I hope it heals quickly!
I have already started the pumpkin spice lattes, Wendy. I love that your daughter took books to her sleepover, that would have been me as well. I have the audiobook of the second Amari book and will be listening to it this week (hopefully). The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches is one I want to read soon as well. I hope your knee problem gets sorted out soon, that can be painful. I was not receiving notifications from your blog, so I just resubscribed. Hopefully that will help. Have a wonderful week!ReplyDelete
Fall arriving for you means spring is on it's way for me! Longer days are on their way!ReplyDelete
Have a great week!
I had my first pumpkin-flavored treat over the weekend. A pumpkin cream cheese muffin from Starbucks. It was divine. Now I want all the pumpkin things. :) I hope your knee is better this week!ReplyDelete
I'm not a pumpkin fan but I love all things apple and cinnamon so that's normally what I reach for. I did make some apple scones this weekend and they were delicious! Mouse taking books to her sleepover made me smile! I was always the last person awake at sleep overs and books kept me from getting too bored!ReplyDelete
Oh, I think both the Hiroshima and the Nagasaki books look most interesting to me. Looking forward to seeing what you learn and what you think of them.ReplyDelete
Your cats are cute.ReplyDelete
I used to have all kinds of sweet snacks that I liked. I will have to get some sugar free hot chocolate or make some sugar free pudding.
My reading has slowed down a bit too.
I don't think I have a favorite autumn snack, though I do love going to the farmer's market this time of year and buying all that yummy ripe fruit. So, maybe cobbler counts as my favorite autumn food. :D (And sorry about your knee!)ReplyDelete
Happy belated birthday! I am so sorry to hear that you hurt your knee. Its always something. It seems like your daughter just started scouts but it has already been 7 years. Where does the time go? I hope that you have wonderful week!ReplyDelete
I am so sorry to hear about your knee. I hope you are soon feeling great.ReplyDelete
Amari and the Night Brothers sounds like a book I'd love. I may look for it when I get a chance.
I'm a tea drinker, but lately got addicted to coffees so Starbucks become one of my go-to places. :DReplyDelete
I'm sorry to hear about your knee. Hope you get better soon, Wendy.
Eleanor also takes books to sleepovers! Like mother, like daughter.ReplyDelete
I love anything with cinnamon or toffee this time of year. I've got the urge to read something witchy now.ReplyDelete
Sorry about your knee! That sounds so painful.
Congratulations to Mouse for moving up in Girl Scouts. It's so great she's an avid reader too. My 6-year-old has just started to read longer books independently and it's so nice to see her enjoying them as I do.
We seem to have gone from summer to winter within a few weeks here in the UK ... I could not believe that we actually had snow here in the NE of England yesterday.ReplyDelete
Thanks for featuring yet more great books ... I'm not too sure my bank balance or the postie will be thanking you but hey-ho. I really like the look/sound of your trio of witchy books and if with Halloween just around the corner can see them being added to my Wish List.