Weekly Update #124


Welcome to my Weekly Update where I post my blog's schedule for the week. I'm linking up to The Sunday Post, hosted by Kimberly @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer, as well as to Tynga's Reviews and Talk Supe for showcasing the books I added to my shelves or Kindle this week.

This week I got hit with a cold that took me out most of the week except for necessary things. I really hate being sick! It made it hard to read too - you know when you have sinus pressure and it hurts to have your eyes open and then you're so tired too. Anyway, glad that's mostly passed because I have a busy, but fun week ahead. Lots of reading to come, plus I joined a read-a-thon (more on that below), and we're out of town overnight this coming weekend to enjoy a small-town family rodeo and parade with some friends. I grew up in an area that had rodeos fairly often, although I only went to a few, but my kids have never been and it should be a fun experience for them.

I'm also really excited about my book haul this week. Zondervan released a bunch of fabulous titles and I got a bunch of others with beautiful covers and lots of good reading to be had. What are you looking forward to the most from your stack this week?

Anyway, here's what to expect this week:

I'll be posting a review and a giveaway for The Haunting of Springett Hall by E. B. Wheeler. This is a slightly spooky read with an historical setting I really like. I'm looking forward to sharing my thoughts.
The Haunting of Springett Hall

I'll be reviewing Thai Food Made Easy by June Williamson and Another Time for Love by Lynne Larson for their tours. Thai food is one of my favorite to eat and cook besides maybe Mexican. They're close. We've been enjoying trying these recipes.
 Another Time For Love

As usual, I'll be posting for Waiting on Wednesday. Did you see last week's WOW for two books on opposite ends of genres, one a Christian romance and the other a YA urban fantasy? I'll also be posting a review of What to Know Before You Go by Don H. Staheli, which is an LDS nonfiction title.

I'll be a tour review stop for A Bride at Last by Melissa Jagears. This is the third book in the series, but the only one I will have read. I've heard good things, so hopefully I'll enjoy it. :)
A Bride at Last (Unexpected Brides #3)

Dena (over at Batch of Books) and I have been having a great time reading Silver in the Blood. We hope those that have been participating have as well and those of you who aren't have enjoyed our updates. If you're interested, you can still join through Monday, July 20th, and the giveaway is open to everyone. We posted out thoughts at the half-way point here and will be sharing our final thoughts and an interview with the author this time around. My review will be going up as well.
Join the read-along!

I added some physical books to my shelves and some ebooks to my Kindle this week (links/covers will take you to Goodreads).

PHYSICAL BOOKS
Through Waters Deep by Sarah Sundin - For Review
Counting on a Cowboy by Debra Clopton - For Review
A journal/notebook with inspirational quotes - Won from author Crystal Walton (Thank you!)
Love on a Whim by Aubrey Mace - For Review
We Are Daughters of Our Heavenly Father by Jeri Brewer - For Review
A Tale of Light and Shadow and Secrets of Neverak by Jacob Gowans - For Review

EBOOKS (from Edelweiss, NetGalley, and for review)
The Assassin's Masque (Palace of Spies, #3) A Timeless Romance Anthology: Annette Lyon Collection Sweet Mountain Rancher (Those Marshall Boys, #2)
Dancing to an Irish Reel Whispers in the Reading Room (The Chicago World's Fair Mystery #3) The Brontë Plot Lady of Magick (Noctis Magicae, #2)
The Wedding Chapel The Golden Braid All Is Calm, All Is Bright Marry Me at Christmas (Fool's Gold, #19)

There are three giveaways going on right now. First is for my monthly giveaway for a $10 Amazon gift card, another is for an ebook copy of The Hesitant Heiress, and the third is for a Christian music CD titled What Heaven Feels Like by Calee Reed (click below for each giveaway):
 The Hesitant Heiress (The Everstone Chronicles, #1) What Heaven Feels Like

My blog joined Instagram last week and I'd love to have you follow (if you haven't already) or even just leave your username in comments so I can follow you. You can follow me here (wishfulendings):

I've joined the High Summer Read-a-Thon hosted by Seasons of Reading. I have lots of books to read, so I'm hoping to get lots of reading in this week.

I'm starting to get ready for my annual Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon! In case you missed the sign-up, you can find it and all the details here:

Did you miss any of these posts from last week?

Thanks for stopping by!

29 comments

  1. Oh, sorry to hear about your cold! How incredibly annoying!


    I'm with you on Thai food - it and Chinese are my favourites!

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  2. Eww, sorry you got a cold - feel better soon!

    I don't have Instagram - not a huge fan of it. Good luck on the readathon! :)

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  3. MMmm Thai food looks good, I am still trying to get my bearings on Instagram but so far I am enjoying it!

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  4. Oh I'm so sorry to hear you're feeling bad. I can't read when I'm sick either so I totally understand. You've got some great books! I'm intrigued by The Haunting of Springett Hall. I love ghosts and history! Have a great week and feel better!

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  5. Cali Willette7/19/15, 11:26 AM

    Hope you feel better. I love all the books you have up there. I love the Silver in the Blood read a long too. :)

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  6. Steph O'Neil7/19/15, 11:38 AM

    Looks like we have very different tastes, but hope you enjoy your new reads!

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  7. Charlie Anderson7/19/15, 1:01 PM

    I know exactly how you feel about being sick. I just want to do nothing but sleep. I'm glad you're starting to come out of it - and with so many good books to enjoy! Have a great week!

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  8. laura thomas7/19/15, 4:30 PM

    You weren't kidding about your books. Some fantastic ones and few new authors for me too. I hope you kick the cold soon and can enjoy your new reads.

    My Sunday Post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/07/19/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-117-and-the-sunday-post/

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  9. I got the Bronte Plot too! Feel better soon :)

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  10. Wow, that's a lot of NetGalley titles all in one fell swoop! I'll be reading the Susan Mallery book too. I'm sorry you've been sick and hope you feel better. I'm reading Silver in the Blood but not for the readathon. Well, actually, it's on hold while I get through some other titles. I want to love it but so far (I'm only a few chapters in) I haven't quite gotten into it. Hopefully I will soon!

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  11. I cannot wait to hear about your Thai Food :). I love Thai food

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  12. I hope you get better quickly! I'm looking forward to reading The Curiosity Keeper by Sarah Ladd this week.

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  13. Oh, I hate summer colds. :( You did indeed get a great haul this week! I hope you enjoy them all! :)

    Stormi

    Week in Review

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  14. I do love Chinese too. We have a place by us that is fairly authentic and the food is SO good.

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  15. Lisa Mandina7/21/15, 8:53 AM

    I've had a cold for a couple weeks now. So ready to be done with it! That Haunting of Springett Hall looks like it might be good. I'll have to go check out your review!
    Check out my STS

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  16. Thanks, Sophia. Those coughs linger, but otherwise I'm good. :)

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  17. That is the pits! I obviously know how you feel. ;) I hope you do get done with it soon!

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  18. I love it mostly for posting family/personal stuff when we're out and about, but I'm hoping I'll find more ways to use it for my blog as well.

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  19. I really liked the mystery and historical setting for The Haunting. I like those kinds of stories as long as they're not too scary or violent.

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  20. I've really been enjoying reading Silver. Thanks, Cali!

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  21. My tastes are rather wide. Some weeks it's all YA and others it's romance or inspirational, or it's a mix of all three... I hope I enjoy them all too! ;)

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  22. I know! I hate losing good reading time when I have great books to read!! ;)

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  23. Thanks, Laura! There should be some fantastic reads here.

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  24. I love her books. They always make me a little emotional, but they're just so good! Thanks, Braine!

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  25. I still feel like it's a little early to be reading Christmas books, but I didn't want to pass that one up. I've really liked Silver in the Blood, but it's not a fast-paced, super-intense page-turner. It's steady and slowly builds. I'll be sharing my full review and I'm looking forward to it!

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  26. I do too, obviously. ;) It was good. We've had it for every meal for about a week and have leftovers and might make another meal today even though my review went up. Good stuff!

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  27. I just saw there was a read-along for it and I think I'm going to read it as well - if I can get to it. I hope we both love it! (Hope you're enjoying your trip!)

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  28. I do too, Stormi! I don't even think you should be able to catch them, especially here where the temps are over 100 all summer long. It was a big haul. Thanks! :)

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  29. Amazing collection, Tressa. So many favorites do I spy in your review collection. I just got "Through Waters Deep" from Revell today. Cannot wait to read it. :)

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