Sunday, April 29, 2018

Sunday Post, Mailbox Monday and It's Monday What Are You Reading? April 30 Edition

Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

This was a fun weekend. I participated in Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon for the first time and read most of Saturday, and got a lot of reading done. I also took the time to go for a long walk to enjoy the spring day, cook for my family and spend the evening at a friend's get-together playing Scattergories. I got home at 11:45 pm and continued reading until 2 am. Today, I'm doing a few chores and visiting blogs. Have a great reading week!

Mailbox Monday Edition

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home on its blog. Link up to share your MM.

For Review:

I read the first two books, which I loved. This is the final book of the trilogy.

Bought on sale:

I love historical fiction and the Empress Sisi of Austria

I had heard so many good things about this book and I also love that time period

Free Kindle books:

This mystery set in Italy caught my eye.

I'm on a time travel binge.


It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It's a great post to organise yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever-growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye's Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date.

What I read and/or featured last week:

A Penny Lost by Aspen Bassett (Review and Giveaway!) This was the surprise of the week. I loved the time travel element in this YA novel.

All the Way to Italy by Flavia Brunetti (Book Spotlight and Giveaway!) Full of nostalgia, this book made me crave to be back in Rome. My review is coming up on Essentially Italian.

Sass, Smarts, and Stilettos: How Italian Women Make the Ordinary Extraordinary by Gabriella Contestabile (Review and Giveaway!) This one made me proud of my Italian heritage. An inspiring read for all women.

Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon! UPDATED First time I participated and it won't be the last. This was fun!

 Reading Now:

Enjoying this mystery set during the Roman Empire.

Thanks to Greg from Book Haven for sparking my interest for this series. I went to the library and got a copy. I'm starting this one tomorrow!

Stop by and enter my giveaways!

Also posted on the right sidebar.

Hope you all have a great reading week.

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  1. I shall have to look for All the Way to Italy. Thanks for sharing it and your other books!

  2. I enjoyed Z. Love that Anatomy of as Bookworm.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  3. I'm glad the readathon was such a success for you! I want to read Z some day.

  4. I hope you enjoy Illuminae as much as I did. The series is thrilling. Sounds like you had a fun week. And those are some nice looking books. Happy reading:)

    My Sunday Post

  5. I really need to try that Illuminae series too, everyone seems to love it

  6. Congrats on Dewey's! I haven't done the readathon yet, but one of these times I'll give it a shot. Glad you had a great reading weekend! Love the anatomy of a Bookworm... :)

  7. Darn! I forgot about the readathon again. One of these times I will actually participate. I enjoyed Illuminae and have Gemina on my TBR mountain. It's size is pretty daunting though. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    1. I miss it every year but this time caught it on time and decided to join. You're right that the Illuminae series are big books but they seem to be read quickly.

  8. I was going to do the read a thon but sadly the timing wasn't good. Weekends are so busy..I loved that anatomy of the bookworm so true

    1. My weekends are always so crazy too, but I thought I would give it a shot and it was fun.

  9. I thought The Fortune Hunter was a good read.

  10. I am not really that keen on prequels, however the 'Otto Vito Mysteries' series proper, does look really good.

    I know one of my fellow bloggers who would probably enjoy the 'Miriam bat Isaac' series, although I'm not so sure it would be my cup of tea! I shall make sure to tell her about it.

    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your reading this week :)

    Yvonne x

    1. I'm enjoying the Miriam bat Isaac mystery because the author transports us to the Roman Empire world with her vivid descriptions.

  11. Lots of good sounding books. The opening cartoon is great. Losing Time looks like a good time travel. Happy Reading!

  12. I was able to read for a few hours of the read-a-thon, but I had too many interruptions and other stuff going on to fully enjoy it. Next time, better planning!

    Illuminae has been in my tbr for a while. I keep forgetting about it because it's an ebook.

  13. That sounds like a wonderful way to spend a weekend :)


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