Monday, May 21, 2012

Monday's Beginning (143)

It's Monday...and I think I'm glad for it.  Hard to believe, right!

It's been one crazy week last week.  I didn't even get a chance to get online except for Tuesday.  That is terrible!  The withdrawal!  And reading!?!  Ga!  I was to busy to even read for the last four days.  The kid had all sorts of school things going on and we had school picnic at the amusement park (which we close).  Then Friday I slept and did running and sat with my gram for a while.  I did get one movie in though.  And Saturday was all about running; grocery store, baby shower, and friends stopped over until dark.  Yes, I was in bed at 10, and slept all night.  Took the girls out early Sunday, and back to sleep on the couch.  I got up at 10am to get ready and visit my dad.  When I got home I rested, did some blogging and some reading.  So, I'm looking forward to getting back to some sort of schedule.

However....this week might not be as normal as usual.  I've got lots to do around the house as I'll be gone all weekend.  Eeep!  Yes, I'm going to Balticon!!!  Eeep!  I'm so looking forward to it, but have to get the house cleaned up before I go as I'm NOT going to want to do it Monday night when I get home.  And I have to make up graduation invitations for my step-daughter.  She's graduating from High School!  I'm seriously not old enough for that, and neither is my husband! :D

So, here's to hoping this is a fast week! ;D

Current Read:
Hunter and Fox by Philippa Ballantine

Finished Last Week:
Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews
The Sorceress's Orc by Elaine Corvidae

Reviews to Come:
Tranquility's Blaze by Krista D. Ball
Devil's Punch by Ann Aguirre
Indigo Springs by A.M. Dellamonica

Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews
The Sorceress's Orc by Elaine Corvidae

Love, Death, and Loneliness by Douglas Brown

Book Reviews Posted:
Corrupts Absolutely?  an anthology
My Sanctuary by Sarah-Jane Lehoux

Movie Review Posted:
The Avengers

Podcast Reviews Posted:
Hmm, it appears I didn't post one last week. Well, I'll have to remedy that this week. ;)

Books & Covers Shared:
Cover Release for The Resurrectionist

Special Posts:
Book Chat, Finished with Magic Slays
Just for Thought... on free books and best sellers list

Sorry!  I did not do a Flash Fiction Friday.  I had an idea and wanted to to one, but time got away from me terribly fast this last week/weekend.  I'll try my best to do one this week with all the work I have to get done around home too.

My Want List...I've only added 3 books.  Well, what can I say I wasn't on the computer much.

Received Last Week:
Fundraiser Freebie:
I donated to the puppy fund for Skyla Dawn Cameron.  Sophie, her dogie, has been having troubles getting tests and ultrasound and so many other tests.  If you have a pet that has ever had any small issues, you know the cost of vets and the testing on animals.  It's not cheap.  So, for any donate amount Skyla gave a free book, and I help poor little Sophie and to get the book. ;)
Soulless by Skyla Dawn Cameron
Goodreads Synopsis:
Anais Peake was created to devour the souls of otherwise unkillable monsters, but with every soul she eats, she loses a little of her own. She’s been in retirement for eighteen months when her monster hunting best friend shows up one winter night needing help, and so Ani temporarily returns to a life she tried hard to escape.

Their plans go awry on a deserted highway when a harpy attacks and Ani’s friend is killed. Ani is pulled out of the role of sidekick and thrust into the uncomfortable shoes of heroine in a mystery involving both human and otherworldly monsters, with only her neighbour/cat babysitter, an old friend still suffering grief and anger, and an empath funeral director for help to solve her friend’s murder.

But fate has patiently been waiting: Ani was created with a purpose in mind and retirement or not, she has to face what she is and what she's capable of.

Even if her soul doesn't survive it.

So it's been a crazy time, and more crazy times to come.

How does the coming week look for you?  With graduations and summer coming, how are you faring?

Here's wishing you all the best in words and pages.


  1. HOpe things start to calm down for you soon. Have a good week!

    1. Thanks Ryan. I think this week is going to go fast as I have lots to cram in the evenings. But hopefully things will mellow some soon. :) Hope you are doing wonderfully!

  2. hope this week will be a bit quieter for you, Melissa, and you'll get plenty of chill out time! :)

    1. Kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Rvws. Thank you! I'm going to have to carve out some relaxing time for myself this week after last week. :) Thank you!

  3. Oh there was a time when I should have done something like this for my pups.

    No vid as well as no flash??? *Cracks whip!* HEH. ;)

    1. Melissa (Books & Things) - This was the first time I'd seen something like this to help a friends pet. It's really a good idea. :)

      And Sorry! I didn't know if anyone really watched the vids so I passed on it this week. But I'll have to see about doing one next week after Balticon! :D And I'll try to do the flash this week. I'm already out of time today, and haven't even looked at the picture yet! Eep! lol. Thank you!

  4. Congrats to your step-daughter on her graduation. :)

    1. Thank you Jennifer L. Bielman. :) She's excited and bummed to be through with school. She just doesn't know yet how much she'll miss it. :)

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    1. Thank you Cherry! I hope you have a wonderful week too. :)

  6. Wow you're even way busier than I am. I don't know how you manage. Have a great week and even better weekend!

    1. Zia, it's been crazy these last few weeks. I will say. I'm hoping once school is finally over and graduations are done, that things will go back to some sort of normal. :) Thank you! And hope you are having a wonderful week.


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