The Week In Review #72

Posted January 17, 2016 by Stormi in Memes / 38 Comments

BMR,OHMy (1)The Week in Review is where I combine Stacking the Shelves, The Sunday Post and It’s Monday! What are you reading?  If you have never joined in on these meme’s you can check them out by clicking on the meme and it will take you to the host blog.

Many of you know that this week starting on Sunday I am several other blogs hosting service was hacked and so they blocked our blogs so nobody could get on them. Mine was finally back up by Wednesday afteroon, but boy was I going stir crazy!!!!

Many might not have got to see my post about Getting Cozy with a Mystery. I am hosting a mystery month on my blog in February. I would like to invite anyone who likes mysteries to join me. I have a few guest authors and Barb my cohost for the cloak and dagger reading challenge is going to participate with a few mystery reviews and hosting an author she has read.

If I did a linky would any one sign up to read mysteries in February with me? 🙂

cozy event

What you might have missed on my blog

Books I have added


I am off to a bad start on trying not to get to many books this year. I have decided to try and keep track of how many I actually get each month to try and encourage myself to not go so click crazy. 🙂

Calico Spy shards of murder Bride of a Distant Isle Bachlor's girls guide to murder

Audio from the author

shamrock case

Print books


Sorry about the glare, I was lazy and just took a pic on top my laptop that was open…lol.

  • Burning Midnight is for review
  • Wouldn’t it Be Deadly is a mystery book I have been wanting to read and got it at book outlet. It’s a scratch and dent and has a little rip in on the dust jacket but a little tape and good as new. 🙂
  • Vanishing Thief looks like a cool cozy I also found on book outlet. 🙂

Audiobooks for review

Muffin but murder Accidental scot murder on mullberry bend

Kindle buys

Written in Red recurve Cover your Eyes Haunted Of Light and Darkness


Goodness, I went on a bit of a one click spree…lol. At least they were all $1.99 and under. 🙂

Kindle Freebies:

Red Hot Steele Mystery box quilt ripper

Books read last week

Bran New Death Dearly Departed

Currently reading

gamegoverness knot your usual suspect

What might be up next

Sanctuary Bay doll's house murder on St. Marks place

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38 responses to “The Week In Review #72

  1. Sorry you were having issues with your blog host. Glad you’re back up. I had a crazy week at work, so I wasn’t around much. I hope you enjoyed Written in Red as much as I did. I just love that series to pieces. Hope the others are great too.

  2. YAY! for you being back, BOOO! for me still having problems. I hope he fixes it today but I messaged him 9am yesterday and haven’t heard a thing. I also read on FB that other people on my server are having similar issues so at least it’s not just me.

    I read this sentence “I would like to invite anyone who likes mysteries to join me” as “I would like to invite anyone who likes murders to join me” and was like WHAT! then I read it again. LOL I might need more coffee and a working blog lol

    Have a great week, Stormi! Happy Reading! ox

  3. That explains why I couldn’t visit last week! Glad it’s sorted out- and your mystery month sounds great! I would definitely check that out! The Vanishing Thief is good, I like that whole serie.

    Love the image for GettingCozy with a Mystery.

    • Stormi

      Glad to know The Vanishing Thief is good it looked like a great series so I wanted to give it a try. 🙂

      Isn’t that image great! Michelle of Because Reading/Limabean Designs did that for me. 🙂

  4. I would sign up-I got 3 books all ready!! One of which is The Chocolate Chip Murder and I got one to go with it-Blueberry Muffin Murder also by Joanne Fluke!! I just read your review of the Chocolate Chip Murder, so I look forward to it.

    • Stormi

      Great, I might work on a sign up post for my Getting Cozy with a Mystery. 🙂 I hope you like the Chocolate Chip Murder, I have the Strawberry Cheesecake one to read soon. 🙂

  5. Written in Red is so worth it! I love that series. I’m trying not to buy any new books at the moment, but it’s hard, especially at such a good price. I am glad to see your blog is back up and working after the hack attack on the blog host. What a nightmare!

    I hope you have a great week!

    • Stormi

      I try not to but when I see a deal I can’t help it….lol. I do know I need to read more of my own. 🙂

  6. I am glad to see your blogs are all up again, but I can’t imagine how horrible it must’ve been to not have your blgo for so long. I wouldn’t know what to do without my blog.

    Your mystery event sounds fun!

    I also got Shards of Murder from netgalley. I read the first book in the series last year and am curious to see where the story goes now. The other cozy mysteries you got look good too! I hope you’ll have a great week!

    • Stormi

      I haven’t read the first book yet but I seen this one on the authors facebook and thought it sounded good and then realized once I looked it up that I have the first one but never reviewed it so I added it and now I need to get to the first one….so many books!!! 🙂

  7. You cannot read Written in Red fast enough. I’m in love with that series. In fact, Tor just sent me the newest installment, which comes out in March, for review. I really want a weather pony…preferably a sunny one as it is snowing right now here in W V. Glad your blog is up and running.

    • Stormi

      Never tried Mary Burton so I thought I would as I have seen her on a few blogs. 🙂 I am glad to be back on here again too! 🙂

  8. I missed The Doll’s House by Arlidge. It didn’t make any difference to the fourth in the end but I’m certain I probably missed some key character arcs!

    I see a few others in your lists there I like the look of Stormi!

    I’m not sure I have any cozies on my agenda but would link up if I did any, or link to a summary or something? Sorry, that probably doesn’t help!

    • Stormi

      The fourth one isn’t offered here yet, so I want to get this one read so when it is I will be ready. 🙂

      My Getting Cozy with a Mystery is for all mystery fans. It doesn’t have to be just cozy mysteries. I just happen to be in a cozy mood right now…lol. But I am cohosting the Cloak and Dagger challenge and thought it might be nice to have a month that was concentrated on mysteries. 🙂

  9. I might read a few mysteries in February! I’ve got a few I’ll need to read, and some I want to if I can fit them in. As long as I can also count them for COYER, that is. 😉

    I’m sorry about your blog outage — how frustrating! But at least it’s back up and running now.

    I use a spreadsheet for keeping track of review copies. As soon as I request one, I add it to the spreadsheet. I sort them by publication date. That way I can quickly see how many review copies I have coming up. So far, it’s helping me keep things more under control. (Not totally under control! But better.) I can email you the template if you like; it’s an Excel file.

    • Stormi

      Awesome, I will work up on a sign up post for my mystery month. 🙂 I would also love to see your template for keeping track of your books. I am always looking for a good way to do that. Send it to booklady2007 @ gmail dot com.

  10. Good to see you blog back up! I can imagine how frustrated that is. I’m always glitches with Go Daddy so I’m used to it now lol. Maybe when my contract ends I’ll try another host. I saw that you are reading The Game and the Governess. I just added it to my TBR because I’m reading the second book The Lie and the Lady. I received it in this months XOXpert package and I wish they had given us the first book. I’m enjoying this book and now I want to start at the beginning.

    I also grabbed Written in Red since I’ve heard so many people talk about it. Plus it was a good deal lol.

    I hope you have a great week!

    • Stormi

      Yeah, I got The Lie and the Lady to review and I have had this eARC of the first one for a while so thought now was a good time to get it done so I can read the second one. 🙂

  11. OOoh nice! You got a lot of reading done! I feel like I’m slacking lately. With my new job, I seem to only be able to squeeze in two completed reads a week. Better than nothing I suppose!

    So can’t wait to read Sanctuary Bay! Loved the author duo’s first duology! This one sounds creepy and mysterious! Might try to make it a priority read next week if I can!

    Hope you enjoy your books this week!

    Here’s my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

    • Stormi

      It is very stressful when the blog is not working! I need to stop buying books but when I get good deals I can’t help it…lol. 🙂

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