Saturday, July 15, 2017

Recent Updates and Currently Reading | July 15

Last night I got to meet Rachel Caine at a book reading/signing. She was fascinating! I am in awe of how fast she can write. I could have listened to her stories forever.


Posted Last Week


This past week I posted my review of Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero.

Read Last Week


An Angel Fallen by Andy Graham Every Dead Thing by John Connolly

An Anger Fallen was a quick read which was just what I needed. I'm almost done reading Every Dead Thing (the first book in the Charlie Parker series).

I'm still reading (and enjoying!) Stephen King's IT. It's a nostalgic read so far. There are things I remember well, and things I don't remember at all. It has a tough beginning! Right now we are taking a look at the adult lives of the characters in IT, and it's not pretty.

Review Copies


The Blackbird Season by Kate Moretti Kind Nepenthe by Matthew V. Brockmeyer

The Blackbird Season by Kate Moretti - The Blackbird Season is getting a lot of early praise. The blurb has a definite psychological thriller feel, but it makes no promises and there's no mention of "Gone Girl" or Paula Hawkins so my expectations are mercifully grounded.

Kind Nepenthe by Matthew V. Brockmeyer - Kind Nepenthe is one of this month's horror releases. Rebecca thought she'd find a hippie paradise when she moved to the desolate back hills of Humboldt County. A place to commune with nature and teach her five-year-old daughter how to live off the land. Instead she discovered a nightmare.

Current Distractions


  • I've decided to DNF The Mist TV show after 3 episodes.
  • I did start watching The Exorcist TV show last night, though! I'm really excited about the atmosphere so far. It's rare for TV.
  • Last night I figured out I can pair my bluetooth headphones to my TV! This is going to open up a whole new world for me while the family is asleep.
  • Wimbledon! My hubs and I decided if both Federer and Nadal won on Monday, we would both take vacation Friday. DAMN YOU, MULLER! But what a match between Nadal and Muller! I'm happy Muller got the win even though I was stuck in the office working yesterday. I feel like I'm getting a time capsule this weekend!! Federer AND Venus?! I love it so much. Do not forget Roddick and Clijsters will be inducted into the Hall of Fame next week. I haven't given a hoot about women's tennis since Clijsters retired, but I'm all about that Venus match today!
  • Crochet: I'm currently making this Remembering Bruges Throw for my mom. I've been looking for a pattern with shells that wasn't all shells for a long time. I was very excited when they posted this pattern last week. It's stitching up fast.
So what about you? Let me know what you're reading (or watching) this week or leave me some links!

This post is being shared as part of Book Date's It's Monday! What Are You Reading?, Tynga's Reviews' Stacking the Shelves, and Caffeinated Book Reviewer's The Sunday Post.

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27 comments:

  1. Sounds like you've had a fun week. Sorry you didn't get to go on vacation. I've been contemplating read IT forever. Maybe I should give it a go before the new movie comes out.

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    1. That's OK, Jenny. We were just going to stay home and watch tennis. :) You should join us reading IT! You have 8 or 9 weeks left.

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  2. So awesome that you got to meet Rachel Caine! I would love to meet her someday. She seems like such a down-to-earth and nice person, and everyone I know who has talked to her says that she's just all around amazing in person. I have a copy of Stillhouse Lake I'm looking forward to reading, and I guess I'm just feeling in a suspense/thriller kind of mood because The Blackbird Season caught my eye and I had to request it this week too. It does sound promising.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Hopefully your path with cross with Rachel Caine. It's all true. She seems very easy going.

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  3. I love that cover of Stillhouse Lake, it looks so mysterious and spooky. Nice that you got to meet the author!

    I'm with you on The Mist, I only got through the first episode and I was like no, I guess not lol.

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    1. Haha. Sorry The Mist didn't turn out to be better. I will let you know how Stillhouse Lake turns out.

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  4. "It" was a great book :) I love almost anything by The King, really.
    Have a nice reading week!

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    1. Me, too. It's hard to not enjoy a King book. :)

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  5. It has been a long time since I read "It". I love Stephen King's books. I'm still giving The Mist a try. Hope you have a great week!

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    1. You guys will have to let me know if I made a mistake by quitting The Mist!

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  6. Stephen King was my top favorite when I was a teenager. I used to be a big fan of his books before I started loving romance novels. Enjoy your new books and happy reading!

    Have a wonderful week. :)

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    1. I loved King in my youth, too. Oddly enough, Dean Koontz was my top author back in those days.

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  7. The Blackbird Season looks and sounds like a great read. I've been having a week were I can't remember were the time went. Very disturbing when that happens.
    Happy Reading!

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    1. Wow, I don't like weeks like that. Time is getting faster the older I get. Hopefully things will slow down for you this week.

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  8. I will give almost any thriller which isn't compared to Gone Girl or Girl on the Train a chance. I'm so sick of those comparisons - especially when I didn't care for Gone Girl when I read it or Girl on the Train when I watched it. I admit I'm curious about Kind Nepenthe and can't wait to see what you think. Hope you have a great week and sorry The Mist didn't work out for you. Maybe Mr. Mercedes will fair better when it starts in August.

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    1. At this point I almost want to reward books just for NOT using a Gone Girl comparison. Hopefully I will get to spend some time reading Kind Nepenthe soon. I have too many review books right now. :( I will definitely check out Mr. Mercedes. I've only read the first book, though. *sigh*

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  9. Wow, it is awesome you were able to meet Rachel Caine!!! Enjoy your new books and happy reading..


    Jenea's Book Obsession

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  10. Oooh! I didn't know that the Mist and the Exorcist were getting TV shows! I need to check these shows out!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

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  11. I'd love to meet Rachel Caine. She's written so many books that I've enjoyed. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  12. That throw pattern looks gorgeous, hope you will share yours with us when finished. Lovely photo with Rachel Caine.

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    1. Thanks, Kathryn! I will definitely post some pics. I'm about 25% along now so it's stitching up pretty fast.

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  13. How awesome that you met Rachel Caine!!

    Blackbird Season and Kind Nepenthe both sound good. We are still sticking with The Mist but...I'm not sold on it. I am curious though, about Francis Conroy's character. I think I watch just for her!

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    1. :D!

      I did enjoy her character. She had a rough go in the beginning! Let me know if I made a mistake by quitting. :)

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  14. Stephen King really knows how to make his readers involved with his stories. And to make us care for this flawed characters.
    That Bruges pattern looks great. Gonna try it.

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