Sunday, May 19, 2013

Mailbox Monday and It's Monday...What Are You Reading?

Mailbox Monday 
is a gathering place for readers to share the books that
came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. 
Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

cover images via NetGalley

I'm hopelessly corrupted. I can't stop requesting books. I need to stop. I need an....INTERVENTION!
Before I Met You appealed to the Downton Abbey fan in me and all things British. Hotshot called my name because I'm enjoying reading hot, steamy romance books with very, virile men!! My reading is all over the place and I love how eclectic my taste is at the moment.

Hosted by
We discuss the books that we've read 
and what we're planning to read for the week.

Read and talked about last week:
The One I Left Behind- loved it, grisly scenes and all!
The Apple Orchard- truly wonderful book and an author that I will be reading more of in the future!

Bookish Thoughts to share this week:
The Good House- audio version
The Darkest Hour

May Book Box:
Still reading on a whim and what sounds good at the moment.

I want to take a moment and apologize to all my blogging friends who I faithfully visit and comment on their posts. Life has been busy this month and feeling a bit out-of-control. My youngest son, Marcus, is graduating June 2nd and my husband and I have been busy almost every night working on the house, the yard, and anything else you can think of in order to get ready for graduation day. I'm hoping to be able to find time again after all of those last Senior events has occurred. Thank you for still leaving me love in the comments and visiting my blog on a regular basis. I appreciate you and the time you spend reading my posts!!!


  1. Ummmmmmmmm I am thinking that I would/should be reading that Hotshot one!! YUM!!!

  2. Both of your new books are new to me and I hope you enjoy them! Is The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs? I've read two of her books and loved them both.

  3. Love the look of the Jewell book. Looking forward to your thoughts.

  4. bad Stacil, bad Staci! Haha, but who can blame you

  5. You just worry about enjoying the last of Marc's senior year, it's such a memorable, bittersweet time. Loved your book thoughts last week. Take care girl and happy reading :)

  6. Looks like you got some good reads.

  7. Congrats to you and Mark on graduation. It's truly a busy time for a lot of people, don't apologize! The yard called to us too...Love the sunshine.

  8. Oh, I have little will power where books are concerned - come on, it's NOT that bad a vice, lol. I've requested lately - something I wasn't going to do. Books are irresistible!
    Have a great week, Staci.

  9. The cover of Before I Met You really appeals to me, too.!

  10. No need to apologize for being busy living!! :-)

  11. Reading on a whim is the best :) When my review schedule gets too busy I feel all yucko!

    Have a great week, congrats to your son!

  12. I really want to start a NEW book but I am trying to get through Vital Phenomena. It is so sluggish.

  13. Hi Staci -- Hope your new books are really good reads.

  14. I can totally relate with you about being busy! My daughter gets married in 8 weeks, so I have been a bit absent from the blog arena too. I love Julie Garwood and if my Kindle wasn't on the fritz, I'd request it too! Enjoy these last few weeks.

  15. A lot of my reading this year has been whim reading. I like it. I just started Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier.

  16. Oh dear Staci! The next time you want to request a book, email me and I'll talk you down :)
    Although I can't argue with the hot books!

  17. I'm pretty sure that I ended up requesting Hotshot too :) Darn that Netgalley and all of those gorgeous books...I have no self control! I haven't been blogging/commenting/reading that much either. The weather is just too nice and we are too busy with baseball and the end of the school year. Enjoy yourself...we will be here no matter what!

  18. Oh my goodness, Staci, there's no need to apologize. Family comes first!!! As for NetGalley . . . it it absolutely an addiction. Do they stop granting our requests if we have an abundance of unread eGalleys?!? Also, you are a faithful commenter, and I want you to know that I thoroughly appreciate you visiting my blog. :)

  19. Before I Met You caught my eye; hope you enjoy them both!

  20. I'll be watching for your review on before I met you since I am hopelessly addicted to Downton Abbey too.


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