Sunday, August 12, 2018

Recent Updates and Currently Reading | August 12

My kids go back to school this week. Summer flew by way too fast. I admit I'm looking forward to getting back to a routine, though. Fall and spring are my best months for reading!

I did manage to have a great reading week this week. The #25inFive challenge is happening on Instagram. (You read 25 hours in 5 days.) So far it has been the boost I needed to break out of my summer slump.

Finished Reading

I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫 - I will probably have my review out for this one tomorrow so check back for that!

We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix ⭐⭐⭐💫 - Each book I read by Grady Hendrix solidifies his place as a must read author for me. I didn't connect with We Sold Our Souls as much as I did with My Best Friend's Exorcism, but it was still a fun read. I'll have a full review of this out closer to publication date.

Killing Mr. Griffin ⭐⭐💫 - Killing Mr. Griffin was my latest draw from the TBR jar. It was one of the Lois Duncan books I missed as a kid. I'm pretty meh about it.

Currently Reading

Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury - I will be finishing Dandelion Wine this morning. This has been a weird readalong. Dandelion Wine has been so highly recommended. We all expected to love it. Several people have DNFed. Several of us are meh about it. Some of us loved it. So far I'm in the meh camp, but I'm still looking forward to reading the ending today. (It's not too late to join in over in the Horror Aficionados group on Goodreads if you've been wanting to read this one. August really is the best time to experience this one.)

The Siren and the Specter by Jonathan Janz - I'm starting that awesome stack of Flame Tree Press books today that I posted about last month. First up is Jonathan Janz's The Siren and the Specter. If my #25inFive challenge goes well today, I'll be spending much of my day on this one!

The Sky Woman by J.D. Moyer - Beginning tomorrow, Lilyn, Toni, Tracy, Emily, and I are buddy reading The Sky Woman (another Flame Tree release). I'm looking forward to checking out this SciFi release.

So what about you? Let me know what you're reading 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? and Caffeinated Book Reviewer's The Sunday Post.

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  2. السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته اما بعد ، اهالي المنطقبة الشرقيه بالمملكة العربية السعوديه يسر شركة شام للخدمات المنزليه ان تعلن لجميع اهالي المنطقه عن بدأ تقديم خدماتها الخاصه بالمسابح للموسم الصيفي الجديد وذلك من خلال فروعا في مدينة الدمام ومدينة الخبر ومدينة القطيف ومدينة الجبيل ، واما عن فرعنا في مدينة الدمام فسوف تجدونه علي المتصفح تحت اسم
    شركة تنظيف مسابح بالدمام
    وايضا تحت اسم
    شركة صيانة مسابح بالدمام
    مقترنا برقم هاتف مندوبنا بالدمام لذل فللفحصول علي اي خدمه تخص المسابح تنظيفها او تشغيلها او صيانتها فليس عليك الا التصال بنا وسوف نصلك فورا ، واما اذل كنت من اهل مدينة الخبر وتحتاج الي ان تستفيد من خدماتنا في مدينة الخبر فسوف تجدنا علي المتصفح تحت اسم
    شركة صيانة وتنظيف مسابح بالخبر
    وفي هذا الفرع نسعد بتقديم كل الخدمات التي تخص المسابح لاهالي الخبر من خدمات تنظيف او صيانة او تشغيل برك السباحه ،ولاننا قد عملنا في شركة شام علي تغطية المنطقة الشرقيه كافه فقد حرصنا علي ان يكون لنا فرع في مدينة القطيف يختص بتقديم خدمات المسابح لجميع اهالي مدينة القطيف والذي سوف تجدونه علي المتصفح تحت مسمى
    شركة تنظيف وصيانة مسابح بالقطيف
    وهنا سوف تجدون كل ما يخص المسابح من خدمات تنظيف المسابح بالقطيف وصيانتها وتشغيلها ‘واما عن مدينة الجبيل فلنا ايضا هناك فرع يختص بتقديم خدمات المسابح لجميع اهالي الجبيل من تنظيف وصيانه وتشغيل وهذا الفرع سوف تجدونه علي المتصفح تحت اسم
    شركة صيانة وتنظيف مسابح بالجبيل
    بهذا اعزائي نكون في شركة شام قد استطعنا ان نغطي كافة انحاء المنطقة الشرقيه وتقديم كافة خدمات المسابح التي يحتاجها اهالي المنطقه باحدث الاساليب والطرق العلميه وباستخدام افضل مواد التنظيف واحسن اجهزة ومعدات الصيانه والتعقيم ، فلا تقلق عزيزي العميل ولا تحتار فشركة شام هي افضل اختيار .

  3. I hope that you enjoy your current reads. Have a wonderful week ahead too.

  4. I am eager to read I'll Be Gone in the Dark. I have it on hold at the library...but I might have to buy it, since it is taking so long.

    Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  5. The Siren and the Specter looks creepy. I will have to check that one out. Have a great week of reading!

    Mary Sunday Roundup #31!

  6. 25InFive is so much more doable than 24in48. Good luck with it! I read a few Bradbury short stories as a teen. He was really ahead of his time in many respects. I hope back to school goes smoothly.

  7. I remember reading Killing Mr. Griffin! I loved Lois Duncan.

    I really want to read I'll be Gone.. although I am sure I won't be able to sleep for days and days. Eek!

    Where has this year gone? I am super excited for fall. I have my first introduction to going back to school this year - I already got an email from my son's preschool teacher with a list of stuff we need for school in the fall! Lol. I guess I better get on that. :) Hope your kids have a great first day back!

    Erin @ Cracker Crumbs/formerly Quixotic Magpie

  8. Well that’s depressing to hear about Dandelion Wine. I’ve been wanting to read it. Maybe I’ll just pass it up.

  9. You did really well as far as the reading goes. I hope you enjoy this week's books!

  10. Personally I love Dandelion Wine, although Ray Bradbury has always been a reliably great author for me :) Looking forward to your review of I'll Be Gone in the Dark! The recent updates have me wanting to finally read it, and I'm always a sucker for true crime stories. Hope you have a great week!

  11. Oh my goodness, that Lois Duncan book is taking me waaay back. :) I loved her books as a kid. Killing Mr. Duncan wasn't one of my favorites, though.

  12. Hi Jennifer, I have never read a Ray Bradbury novel yet. Unfortunately none of the others either. I hope you get lots of reading in next week and I am looking forward to fall as well.

  13. I’ll have to look for your review of I’ll Be Gone In The Dark. I’m excited to read that one. I read a Ray Bradbury book in high school. It was okay, but I’ve never read another one. Have a good week.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  14. I love fall but man summer did fly by. Weird. Sorry to hear Killing Mr Griffin meh so far. That cover has such an 80's vibe or something.

    I've never read Bradbury but it sounds like Dandelion wine is having quite the mixed reactions! And The Sky Woman looks good- interesting cover.

  15. Wow, way to go! I don't know if I can do 25 hours of reading in five days without audiobooks. The kids barely let me stay still long enough to pick up a book these days. Was kind of hoping to see a slightly higher rating for We Sold Our Souls since I'm really looking forward to that, but glad to see you enjoyed it nevertheless!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  16. I'm really curious about I'll Be Gone in the Dark. And I'm hoping I like We Sold Our Souls a little more than you did, but I guess we'll see. Good luck with back to school, the summer flew by, didn't it?

  17. I just finished Creature from Flame Tree Press and this Jonathan Janz will probably be the next one from them I pick up. So, please tell me there are no dog incidents in THIS Grady Hendrix. Can you tell I'm not over the incident in My Best Friend's Exorcism???

  18. I remember Killing Mr. Griffin to be pretty popular when it was published. I don't think I've ever read it. I did read Dandelion Wine and am definitely in the "meh" camp. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  19. I read both Killing Mr. Griffin and Dandelion Wine about a decade ago. My weekly update

  20. I'll Be Gone in the Dark looks so interesting! I'll be excited to hear your thoughts on it. I remember really enjoying Dandelion Wine but I can't actually remember any details now - not a good sign I suppose.

    My post is here. Have a great week!

  21. oh gosh! I loved Lois Duncan when I was a kid. I should revisit! Have a great week!

  22. I read Summer of Fear many many years back and liked it. I had no idea that she wrote I Know What You Did Last Summer until I bought it this week!


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