The Week In Review #176

Posted January 14, 2018 by Stormi in Misc. / 22 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.

The first part of the week was really nice with one day hitting 60 and then it bottomed out the next day with a bit of freezing rain but not as much as they thought so that was good. Now it’s just freezing till around Friday when we get another warm up. 🙂  Update: It’s snowing right now!!! So not in the forecast! Really small flakes so maybe it won’t do much…lol.

Next week starts my new graphics class and I am nervous as always! I wanted to get into the Indesign course but since he is the only graphic design teacher he has to spread things out of different semesters and so instead of GD3 I am in GD4 which he said was okay because they are interchangeable. I will be learning about branding and putting a portfolio together, the projects are larger and so there won’t be as many. I think the branding one is pretty large cause we have to think of like a restaurant name and then create everything for it from logo to t-shirt design. Which is why I am a bit nervous…lol.

What you might have missed on my blog

Books I have added

Netgalley #sorrynotsorry 🙂

So much for staying away from Netgalley! 🙂



  • Pairing a Deception – With only a few days left until her Advanced Sommelier exam, Katie Stillwell hopes to balance studying with attending a wine and food festival in Santa Barbara. The weekend with Detective Dean is off to a great start–until an attendee is murdered and suspicion falls on the festival emcee, Master Sommelier Hudson Wiley. Katie tries to keep her focus on the festival and her last-minute studying, but when she discovers people aren’t who they say they are, she finds herself in the middle of a tangled web where nothing, except the wine, is what it seems. This is the third book in this series and I enjoyed the first two so can’t wait to get to this one.
  • Lord of the Pies – When Carrie Ann Cole bakes a lemon meringue pie to die for that actually kills someone, she must find out who the real killer is before her time at the Kensington Palace expires. This sounded like a fun series.
  • Better off Read – When her best hope of saving her storm-damaged library is found murdered, senior librarian Cleo Watkins hits the road in her bookmobile in search of justice. Can’t pass up a library cozy! 🙂
  • The Reunion – They were all there the day your sister went missing…Who is lying? Who is next? Hard to pass up a book like this…lol.
  • Marabel and the Book of Fate – Free-spirited Marabel must defy expectations to rescue her brother–and their kingdom. I got an email and well it sounds like a fun MG book. 🙂
  • Darkest Night – In this first novel in the explosive, brand-new romantic suspense Sons of Broad series from Tara Thomas comes a novel of deadly secrets and hidden danger. In the sultry streets of Charleston, one family, ruled by its powerful, take-no-prisoners sons, has risen to the top. But a merciless killer is out to destroy them…and everyone they hold close… I feel in the mood for a good romantic suspense.

Audiobooks for review


  • The Soprano – A Haunting Supernatural Thriller by the author of bestselling occult horror trilogy, Father of Lies. I enjoyed Father of Lies, though not finished that series yet and this one sounded cool. 🙂
  • Chili Con Corpses – I have really enjoyed the first two in the Supper Club Mysteries about a group of dieters that call themselves the Flab Five. 🙂
  • Time and Tide – Change is afoot at Kings Lake Central police station. A most unexpected new detective inspector takes up his post this Monday morning, and the oldest detective in the place takes a momentous decision. I have listened to the first three then got behind as this is #7! AAAHHH. 🙂

Books read last week


  • The Cuckoo’s Calling – Seen this around and seen mixed reviews and I was curious. It’s not a bad mystery but it was a long one! It was a 15 hour listen and that is a lot for just a crime novel. So it could have been shorter and I guessed the killer but it was still a decent read. 3.5 stars
  • Fit to Die – Second in the Supper Club Mysteries and just as good as the first one with characters I can relate too! 4 stars
  • The Chalk Man – Was on my most anticipated list and ended up on my most disappointed list. It was just boring and not suspenseful like I thought it would be. 🙁 2.5 stars
  • Ditched 4 Murder – Loved the first one and this one was right up there with it! Can’t wait for the next one to come out this summer! 5 stars
  • Black Cat Crossing – First in the Bad Luck Cat Mysteries and it was pretty decent. 3.5 stars

Currently reading


What might be up next


What I watched

When I wasn’t watching what I normally watch as in my background noise (Midsommer murders, or Hallmark mysteries), I checked out a new to me show on Acorn TV called East of Everything. It’s an Australian drama and not bad. I have a couple more episodes and series 1 is done and then there is one more series.

How was your week? What did you get?

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22 responses to “The Week In Review #176

  1. Wow You post every day of the week. That is something to aspire for.

    Found your post through the Sunday Post meme and this is just my second week on there.

    • Stormi

      Yeah, but out of everyone I know that has read The Chalk Man I feel like I am in the minority so you might like it…lol. No, yay for snow…snow blah…lol. 🙂

  2. I’ve read a lot of reviews for The Chalk Man that were similar to yours, Stormi. So glad I didn’t grab it now. It’s been freezing then 70s here, And now it’s going to be super cold again all week. I miss summer and flip flops! LOL

    • Stormi

      I found some on goodreads that were like mine so didn’t feel so bad but it seems like almost every blogger I know liked it and I felt like I was reading the wrong book…lol. 🙂 It’s hard to get use to cooler temps when it spikes up to 70’s like that…we had a 60 degree day and then boom 27 the next day. Errr. I want summer too.

  3. GOOD LORD WOMAN! I am going to change your password! However, Marabel sounds so cute…you will need to tell me what you think so I can see if I should read it lol.

    Don’t worry about your graphic class, you will do just fine!

    Have a great week, Stormi! Miss your face! Happy Reading! ox

    • Stormi

      I think it will be fun but I also think those younger students are just so much better than me and that is intimidating some times.

    • Stormi

      The Reunion does look good. 🙂 I can’t wait till you try Chalk Man cause I so want to hear your thoughts!

  4. Good luck with your graphics class. The weather is crazy for everyone these days. I’m always trying to stay away from NetGalley, but it’s not working 🙂 Looks like you got some good books. Enjoy them and have a great week!

  5. I am sorry that you didn’t care for The Chalk Man. I loved it but I just had that experience with The Wife Between Us. Everyone seemed to love it but I didn’t care for it. The weather has been all over the place. I am ready for winter to go away and it has only started. Lots of great new books this week. Enjoy!

  6. Crazy weather right? Hope your snow doesn’t get too bad. It’s FREEZING here and I am SO over it, I need spring at this point. Good luck with your class too, sounds like your graphics design studies are going really well.

    Lord of the Pies lol. Love that title!

  7. Your branding class sounds interesting. I can’t wait to hear more about it. For binge watching this week, I signed up for a free month of Hulu and watched The Handmaid’s Tale. I really enjoyed it. I’m canceling Hulu, but will get another month once all Season Two is out and binge it again.

  8. Good luck with the graphics class! The branding project sounds fascinating. I couldn’t resist Lord of the Pies and the library cozy either. They both look great. I ended up listening to The Cuckoo’s Calling at 1.5x speed and that helped. I ended up really liking it but probably 200 pages could have been removed. It’s cold here too. I think it’s 10 degrees right now. I’m not amused. Have a great week!

  9. We got some serious cold weather and ice/sleet on Tuesday. I want some good high 60s weather at least. I think you will do great with your next class! I had to do something like that in high school. We could pick our type of business, so I picked a feed/agriculture store. It was fun – I think you’ll like it!

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