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 am 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.
Just a quick post to check in and say hello. We spent yesterday with my daughter's Girl Scout troop at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire, taking in the fun atmosphere, enjoying the entertainment, and browsing the artisan and vendor stalls. I am always impressed by the costumes we see. My daughter had fun dressing up again this year. I think we all got a bit too much sun and are still feeling the effects. My husband, daughter, and I did manage to go to the theater today and see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which we all enjoyed. We visited with my mom as well. It made for a nice Mother's Day weekend.
My spring roses
This week I finished reading the second book in the Six of Crows duology, Crooked Kingdom, by Leigh Bardugo. It's my favorite of the books in the Grishaverse series I have read so far. I love all the main characters and grew quite attached to them over the course of the two books. I think I will take a break from the Grishaverse for the time being, but I definitely plan to read the next duology (King of Scars) at some point.
Attending the Renaissance Faire this weekend put me in the mood for a little faire romance. I am currently reading Jen DeLuca's Well Played (Well Met #2).
Thank you to everyone who voted in my May TBR Poll! I am looking forward to diving into this month's winner soon.
Murder Your Employer: The McMasters Guide to Homicide by Rupert Holmes got two (2) votes and Love in the Time of Serial Killers by Alicia Thompson came in with seven (7). Winning with eleven (11) votes is Deanna Raybourn's Killers of a Certain Age. It sounds like there will be a good mix of excitement and humor!
My TBR List is 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 Saturday of every month, I will list 3 books I am considering reading and let you vote for my next read during that month. My review will follow (unfortunately, not likely in the same month, but eventually--that's all I can promise).
I hope you have a great week! Let me know what you have been reading!
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Your garden must be stunning!ReplyDelete
Happy Mother's Day.
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Mae - At least my rose bushes are at the moment. I can't speak for the rest of my garden. LOL Thank you for visiting!Delete
As I was reading, that’s just what I was thinking: what a fun Mother’s Day weekend!ReplyDelete
Yes! It’s so wonderful to become attached to the characters! I’m experiencing that with a book I just started, Just a Regular Boy. The title, Murder Your Employer, made me chuckle! 😊
Patricia - It was a lovely Mother's Day. My husband and daughter made it very special. :-) I hope you continued to enjoy Just a Regular Boy. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
Happy Mother's Day! What pretty flowers. Such great books on your list this week. Murder Your Employer and Well played caught my eye.ReplyDelete
Cheryl - Thank you! Murder Your Employer is a great hook for a title, isn't it? It's hard not to be curious about that one. :-) Thank you for visiting!Delete
I won! I mean, I helped pick the winner. :) Hope you enjoy it.ReplyDelete
Glad you had such a great weekend.
Mark - I am glad the book you voted for won. :-) I am enjoying it so far. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
The roses are beautiful, you must have quite the green thumb!ReplyDelete
I’d like to attend a Ren Fair, it sounds fun.
Wishing you a great reading week.
Shelleyrae - Thank you! I wish I had a green thumb. I am the worst gardener. LOL My roses grow and blossom in spite of me. I hope you will be able to attend a Ren Faire someday. Last year was our first year and we were glad to go again. It was much more crowded this year though--which I could have done without. We still had fun though. It's such a fun crowd and everyone is so nice. Thank you for visiting!Delete
Your roses are stunning!ReplyDelete
A friend said she liked Guardians of the Galaxy, but she said it was long. I guess I need to find the first film.
You must start Killers of a Certain Age soon and let us know what you think.
Deb - Thank you! Most movies these days are long, I think. If I don't notice, then the movie must have been good. :-) My husband is a big fan of the Guardians of the Galaxy. I really enjoy the movies too.Delete
I am enjoying Killers of a Certain age so far. It's still early days though. Thank you for stopping by!
Your roses are absolutely beautiful!! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.ReplyDelete
JoAnn - Thank you! My bushes are full of blooms. I can't get enough of looking at them. Thank you for visiting!Delete
What pretty flowers! Nice assortment of books too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!ReplyDelete
Kathy - Thank you!Delete
Your flouwers are beautiful. I need to figure out which plants and flowers I want to plant soon.ReplyDelete
Vicki - Thank you! My husband and I always talk about adding plants and flowers to our rather bare garden, but we rarely actually do anything about it. My roses are about the only thing in the back garden, sadly. They are pretty though! Thank you for stopping by!Delete
Happy Mother's Day Wendy. I voted for Killers of a Certain Age because I loved it. I also love your flowers. I only have one shrub rose, which might have a fatal disease. Sigh.ReplyDelete
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Anne - Thank you! I am really looking forward to spending more time reading Killers of a Certain Age. So far, I am enjoying it. The entirety of my back garden is those four rose bushes and they aren't very well kept. I am a terrible gardener. Thank you for visiting!Delete
I thought Well Played was a fun read, and I really love Well Traveled, which is her most recent. Have a great week! :DReplyDelete
Lark - I am looking forward to reading Well Matched and Well Traveled. I so enjoy Jen DeLuca's writing. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
I can't wait to see what you think of Killers of Certain Age! I liked it and it was definitely unique. Happy Mother's Day and the Renaissance Fair sounds so fun. We've been wanting to go to one for ages and this may be the year. Have a great week!ReplyDelete
Katherine - I am enjoying it so far. :-) I hope you get a chance to go to the Renaissance Faire someday. It's worth experiencing at least once, I think. This was our second year and I would go again. I just wish it hadn't been so crowded. It's very popular! Thank you for visiting!Delete
Oh, I haven't been to a Renaissance Faire since high school, but remember that it was fun. Your roses are beautiful and I look forward to seeing what you think of Killer of a Certain AgeReplyDelete
Helen - Thank you! I enjoy the Renaissance Faire. And my daughter really likes being able to dress up for it. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
Oh the Renaissance faire sounds so fun! I love those. One of my favorite things to do.ReplyDelete
Hope you have an amazing week!
Greg - Renaissance Faires are like their own little world. :-) Thank you for visiting!Delete
Love your roses, Wendy. They're so beautiful. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on Killers of a Certain Age as this book is on my wishlist.ReplyDelete
Melody - Thank you! I like Killers of a Certain Age so far--hopefully that will continue. :-) Thank you for stopping by!Delete
Happy belated Mother's Day, Wendy! Your roses are gorgeous. I have always wanted to go to a Renaissance Faire. I am glad that you had a good time!ReplyDelete
Carole - Thank you! We enjoyed ourselves. My poor nose got quite the sunburn. LOL Thank you for visiting!Delete
The roses in California were amazing this year when I saw them in April! Yours look great. Wow the rain really worked for the beauty there. The colors are amazing.ReplyDelete