The Week In Review #103

August 28, 2016 Memes 25

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The Week in Review is where I combine Stacking the Shelves, The Sunday Post and It’s Monday! What are you reading? Β 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.

This week was my first week back to college and it didn’t go to bad. I had to take a pre-test in both classes so now they know how much I don’t know about Grammar and Computers…lol. I thought I did pretty good with my reading and blogging even with classes. I am sure I will get a routine going soon and it helps that I got a decent amount of books read ahead, reviewed and posted. πŸ™‚

It’s starting to cool down here some but not too much. It kind of goes back and forth from hot to warm and then we got some rain and the back to hot (muggy). I can’t wait till fall gets here but not looking forward to winter at all.

Hope you will had a good week too!

What you might have missed on my blog

Books I have added


Body in the BayouΒ Masking for troubleΒ Study of women in scarlet

I was going to be really good this week and then books I had requested came in. πŸ™‚

  • Body on the Bayou – I really enjoyed the first book in this series so I am so excited to get this one!
  • Masking for Trouble – I enjoyed the first book and got this one for a blog tour.
  • A Study in the Scarlet Women – It seems that Sherlock Holmes type books are a hot item and I am a sucker for them…lol.

Audiobook reviews from Tantor

  • Meow if it’s Murder -First in The Nick Β and Nora mysteries – I realized I had the second one but not the first one and Tantor was nice and sent me the first one.
  • Dewitched – Book three in the Witchless in Seatle series – I wasn’t a huge fan of the narration in the first one but hoping it rubs off on my by this one. If not I won’t ask for any of the others.
  • My Fair Princess – First in a new series by my favorite author so of course, I needed this one…lol. πŸ™‚

Bought books (Nook)

Blood RedΒ Spies and Spells
  • Blood Red -I got this one from EW but then when I went to read it I realize I never downloaded it. Since I still have some GC money for B&N I went and grabbed it from there as I have book two to review as well.
  • Spells and Spies – I recently read a book by this author and really enjoyed it. I was given the second book in this series so thought I would grab up the first one. It sounds like a cute cozy!


Chained GuiltΒ Sker HouseΒ Lie Down with Dogs

One from Book Bub and two off my wishlist have gone free! πŸ™‚

Books read last week

In the Barren GroundΒ tea with milk and murderΒ Grace Among ThievesAccidental scot
  • In the Barren Ground – This one is not for the faint of heart but it was a great suspense/thriller!
  • Tea and Milk and Murder – Book two in the Oxford Tearoom and it was a good one too!
  • Grace Among Thieves – Third book in the Manor House and I enjoyed it.

Currently reading

Β Beyond DeadΒ The Boat man

What might be up next

jersey devilΒ  murder most howl1

How was your week? What did you get?


25 Responses to “The Week In Review #103”

  1. A Voracious Reader

    Everyone seems to be doing classes of some kind. Maybe I should think about continuing my education. I have 2 Associates degrees, but I have no idea where to go from here. lol We were cooling down for a few days then it shot back up into the 90s with humidity. Man, Fall never used to be my favorite season (that would be Spring), but I’m seriously jonesing for some cooler days. *falls over in pool of sweat*

    • Stormi

      Well, I figured I needed to learn something cause I don’t like the jobs I have been doing…lol. πŸ™‚

      I am looking forward to fall but not winter!

  2. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    Spies and Spells looks super cute. I think I’ve read other things by that author. I need to get to Jersey Devil as well. It was between it and Curioddity and unfortunately I picked the last one -which was a hard read for me because it didn’t really spark me to keep picking it up. One week down with school. My husbands classes are 8 week fast track ones so one week down is a big deal at out house! He will finish his Bachelor’s this year and I’m so proud.

    • Stormi

      We should totally do a buddy read and then do a tag team review where we post on the same day and then leave the link to each other so they can go check out the other one’s review! πŸ™‚ I have another blogging friend who does that with a lady. πŸ™‚

      It’s a bummer that Curioddity turned out to be a dud, it looked cool.

      • Barb (boxermommyreads)

        Stormi, I love the tag team review idea. That would be super fun. I’ve not really done any buddy reads and as long as we give it enough time, I shouldn’t have too hard a time reading and posting by a set date. I know you are starting school as well so would you want to aim for 9/12 or 9/15 or maybe even the following week on 9/19? We so many of the same books that if this goes well, maybe we could do it a couple of times a year. Just let me know and you can always email me!

  3. Berls

    I’m always so excited for people when I hear they are taking classes πŸ™‚ does that make me a nerd or just a teacher? Lol! I keep meaning to ask you what you’re taking (are you working in a degree?) Hope you love your classes and they teach you lots! Have a great week Stormi!

    • Stormi

      I am going for graphic design. I have wanted to it for a while and after my birthday I just decided to go for it. Maybe it’s midlife crisis…lol. πŸ™‚ I didn’t get into the graphic class as it was already full but I am doing an English class (trying to get better at writing and grammar for my writing…lol) and Computer Applications to learn how to work Office Word, etc. πŸ™‚

  4. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    Yay for the first week going well! I knew it would! Don’t worry about not knowing all that much at the beginning. You’ll pick it up and you’ll probably take it far more seriously than any kids in the class so it won’t take long to be caught up if you’re behind. I’m glad you got the Body in the Bayou book. It looks great! And the Sherlock books are tempting me too. I need to go check my list and see if I have that Wendy Corsi Staub book. I heard an interview with her about it and it sounded great! I know I bought one but I don’t remember if it was that one or not. Have a great week!

    • Stormi

      I can’t wait to read Body in the Bayou! Yeah, those Sherlock books are just tempting. πŸ™‚ I have heard good things about Wendy but just not read her yet and I am looking forward to it.

  5. Laurel-Rain Snow

    I enjoyed Blood Red…in fact, I’ve loved several books by this author. Have a great week, and enjoy the new school year.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  6. Michelle @Because Reading

    So glad you are enjoying going back to school and still able to blog and read. You will find the perfect routine and it will work out. I suck at grammar too so many you can help me lol

    You and those BOOKS!!!

    Have a great week, Stormi! Happy Reading! ox

    • Stormi

      Yeah, one we start getting more homework stuff I am sure that will be when I figure out more of a routine. I got to read more this week cause we didn’t really do much…lol.

      Books…I can’t help it…BOOKS!! πŸ™‚

  7. Samantha

    Its still crazy hot here! 90’s with 100% humidity! Blah! Hope your college classes go well! Sometimes I think I am better at getting things done when I am busier! It forces me to be more organized or something.
    Awesome book haul! enjoy!

    • Stormi

      If it makes me more organized then I need more classes…lol. I am horrible unorganized.

  8. Melanie Simmons @mlsimmons

    I’m so glad your first week back was good. It will get easier and harder as you go further. You will get more into a routine, but you will also have more work for school. I’m sure you will work it all out.

    It is miserably hot still in Ohio. I did some volunteer work at the zoo yesterday morning. I was there from 9-noon and I had to peel my clothes off me when I got hope. Eww. I’m ready for Fall. It is my favorite season. Summer is my least favorite because I don’t enjoy heat.

    I hope week two goes great for you too.

    • Stormi

      Yeah, this week was pretty easy but now we will start getting the homework and my reading will go down. I am sure I will get a routine going soon.

      Volunteering at a zoo sounds fun but yuck for it being so hot while doing it…lol.

  9. Greg

    Glad your first week went well! And A Study in scarlet Women looks nice, I like that cover. I hope it cools off, we’re still hot here and muggy if the humidity would just go away I’d be a happy camper lol. I’m looking forward to fall, but yeah not winter so much.

    • Stormi

      A Study in Scarlet Women does look good so I hope it is..fingers crossed. πŸ™‚

      I hear you on the humidity, it would be fine if it would go away. πŸ™‚

  10. Deborah

    Some great new books as usual Stormi and how exciting that you’ve started at college. I hope you enjoy it and get a lot out of it. I’m sure it’ll be challenging but it’s a huge step and you deserve a big congratulations.


  11. Laura Thomas

    I bet you’ll find a schedule soon now that you’ve got started on your classes. You do a lot of reviewing so I can see that might slow down a bit. But probably not, knowing you. LOL
    I see you gut Hunter Shea’s book. I’ve enjoyed several by him. I swear I have the book. Need to check. Good luck with classes this week!

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