The Week In Review #177

Posted January 21, 2018 by Stormi in Memes / 32 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? ย 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.

So it started snowing last Sunday and continued snowing some more on Monday and my class on Wednesday was cancelled. I am glad because the roads where I live were really bad cause they don’t get cleaned off. Then we warmed up Thursday to 40 and the nasty snow started to melt. It’s been really nice the last couple of days though today is suppose to rain. I live down a dirt lane so it’s a little squishy and nasty and we don’t need any more moisture so it’s getting fun trying to get in and out. ๐Ÿ™‚

So besides that I don’t have much to tell.

What you might have missed on my blog

Books I have added


I must stay off of NG and EW for the rest of the month!!! #canidoit ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Truly Devious – It’s a YA mystery about a girl Stevie who loves crimes, she wants to join the FBI. She is drawn to Ellingham because of the kidnapping and murder that happened there. She thinks she can figure out what happened.
  • Sneaking Out – #Barbmademedoit.ย ย Could you sleep next to a murderer?ย How could I not grab this with a sentence like that starting the blurb out…lol. ๐Ÿ™‚ Barb and I are always taking turns on getting a read the other must go and grab so I seen this one on Booker T’s Farm…lol.
  • Obscura – #Tammymademedoit.ย Sheโ€™s felt it beforeโ€ฆthe fear of losing control. And itโ€™s happening again.ย I seen this on Books, Bones and Buffy and couldn’t help myself so I blame it all on Tammy. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚
  • A Riesling to Die –ย A deadly search for sour grapes . . .ย That first line of the blurb made me laugh! So I really have enjoyed this authors Sophie Kimball Mystery series (Booked 4 Murder, Ditched 4 Murder). So I just couldn’t pass up this first in series cozy when I got an email about it. ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Pawprints and Predicaments – I enjoyed the first one and will get getting to the second one soon so I couldn’t help but grab the third! I am a sucker for a cozy with a dog! ๐Ÿ™‚
  • The Summer of Broken Things – This one and the last one I totally forgot about because the publicist was going to send me review links like three weeks ago or so, so I was surprised this week when I got the two email. ๐Ÿ™‚ย Fromย New York Timesย bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix comes a haunting novel about friendship and what it really means to be a family in the face of lies and betrayal.ย So a bit more contemporary than I normally go for but I was intrigued the the blurb and want to know what the lies are…lol.
  • The Tombsย Gangs of New Yorkย meets Cassandra Clare in this debut YA fantasy set in 1882 Brooklyn.ย New York, 1882. A dark, forbidding city, and no place for a girl with unexplainable powers. Those two lines along were enough to grab me and well I must admit that cover helped a lot. I just love that cover!!

Library Loot:

  • Grist Mill Road – You might have seen this one on my most anticipated reads list. I was lucky to get on the library hold list early and so this one came quick. I do hope it’s a good one! It’s another read about something they did in the past comes back to bit them. My other anticipated read that had this sort of scenario didn’t go so well so I hope this one is better. ๐Ÿ™‚


  • A Bone to Pick and Three Bedrooms, One Corpse – I have read book one and so when I seen #2 and #3 on sale for 1.84 I had to grab them!

Books read last week


  • The Silence of the Flans – I really liked the first one in this series and this one was pretty good too. I felt so bad for Winnie as everyone thought her dessert killed someone! 4 stars
  • Stalker of the Fens – One of my favorite series! This one was kind of sad and good at the same time and like always pretty intense! ๐Ÿ™‚ 4 stars

Currently reading

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  • Truly Devious – I am about 65% in and I am liking it. Bit slow to start but now I really want to know what is going on. It’s part of a trilogy so I figure that is why it had so much build up at the beginning.
  • Grist Mill Road – Not officially started this one yet but since I am almost done with Truly Devious I figured I would just put it here. ๐Ÿ™‚
  • What the Dead Leave Behind – I am little over halfway done and it’s been pretty interesting. First time listening to this narrator and she is okay and has a nice voice.

Put to the side:

  • What Doesn’t Kill You – could be my first DNF of the year! I am not a fan of the authors writing style, I feel like I am left out a lot. It took me forever to figure out who Michael was and why he died. I don’t like feeling like I missed something. Also it seems more like a book about the MC morning her friend than anything so at 26% I just had to put it to the side. Time will tell if I decide to pick it back up or not. ๐Ÿ™‚

What might be up next

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How was your week? What did you get?




32 responses to “The Week In Review #177

  1. I’m sorry to hear that you’re having your first DNF already. We’ve had snow on the ground for the past week. It started to melt away yesterday. While, I’m glad to be out of single digit temps, I don’t like to see the snow leave. That brings mud, which drives me nuts. I’m glad your class was cancel rather than you driving on bad roads. That is always scary to me. More because of the people who don’t take caution than anything else. I hope you have a great week.

    • Stormi

      I have now DNFed two books, I am on a roll! ๐Ÿ™‚ I am starting to feel like I am being hard on my reads this year…lol.

  2. It is not a sin to DNF. Not every book works for everyone. Glad you figured it out early. I am always sad to see when people can’t DNF and must muck through books they hate.
    Your weather sounds almost exactly like the weather we have been having here in Connecticut, are you my neighbor? Lol! I hope it doesn’t rain too much and leave you stuck in the mid.
    You whole haul looks awesome! I hope you enjoy all your new books. Have a great week and happy reading!

  3. Lots of great new books this week! I am seeing a lot of good things about Grist Mill Road and might have to check it out sometime. Sorry you had a book that didn’t work for you this week but it is good that you figured it out rather early on. The weather has really been all over the place lately. I hope you have a great week!

  4. I’m interested in Truly Devious and Grist Mill Road. There’s plenty on my TBR standing between me and those two titles, but I’ll get to them eventually! That cover for GMR is especially neat; I think I’d pick it up without even readin the synopsis haha

    • Stormi

      Truly Devious is good, but I didn’t finish Grist Mill Road because I couldn’t stand the fact there was no quotes around the dialogue, bugged me and kept bringing me out of the story.

  5. Sorry you had a DNF, my reading is going so slow and it’s not because I am not enjoying reading it’s just I have been so busy.

    It’s warm and squishy here too. I am hoping the weather will stay in the 30s or 40s until spring. I love snow for like a week but then I am pretty much done. I wish it would snow because or on christmas. That’s magical after is just….NOPE!

    You do need to stay off of NG & EW!!!!

    Have a great week, Stormi! Happy Reading! ox

  6. Pawprints and Predicaments is calling my name and I couldn’t resist the Reisling book. I love that Charlaine Harris series and love the movies though I think the books are a little darker. That’s good they cancelled school Wednesday. The roads here have been a mess and we’ve basically completely shut down. Have a great week!

    • Stormi

      Yeah, I think the books are a bit darker than the show, but I liked the first book so wanted to continue and see how the story goes with the books. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Lovely weather eh? Ha ha not really! I hate winter at this point. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Truly Devious and Obscura both look good to me. I have a copy of Devious coming from a blogger who had a copy to spare, so I’ll be getting to read it here before long. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope your weather this week is better!

  8. Ooh, I spy some good books, Stormi. We finally warmed up this weekend and it’s supposed to be 60s to 70 all week. Of course that means rain somewhere in the mix. LOL

  9. Yes you can do it, but can I? I really need The Tombs. I think I featured it on a Can’t Wait Wednesday post a few months back. I will encourage you – go ahead and DNF – too many other books out there to read.

  10. So, you can keep your snow. ๐Ÿ˜ We’ve had enough here for a while. It’s all finally melted. Nothing wrong with DNF’ing a book, there are so many books to enjoy out there. Thank you stopping by my Sunday Post.

    • Stormi

      I really do hate DNFing a book but this year, I have decided if I don’t like it, I don’t like it and it’s going. ๐Ÿ™‚ So DNFed two this month…lol.

    • Stormi

      You had a lot of fun with your snow, while I hibernated. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am enjoying the nice weather and hope it stays.

  11. One of the things I hate about my school district is that they are so insular and do not consider their transfer students or employees who do not live within their city. I travel from 50 miles away – on the toll road where I can do 80 mph. It still takes over an hour to arrive and the toll road is curvy and dangerous even when just wet. People like me and all of the students/employees who live in the country area are never considered in the decisions to cancel or delay. As long as the city roads look alright, they give the green light.

    I hope you can get in and out from home fairly easily and have a great week!

  12. I like how pretty the snow looks, but it can definitely cause some troubles and difficult travel conditions that are annoying. That’s nice your class got cancelled so you didn’t have to navigate those roads. I also got Pawprints and Predicaments! It’s such a fun series. Too bad about that DNF. Have a great week!

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