23 February 2020

Sunday Salon - 23.Feb.20

Welcome back! I've been trying to join in a nice linky every week or so, which has worked out to each of my favorites coming around once a month or so! Today I'm back playing along with the Sunday Salon gang through Deb at Readerbuzz! Make sure to visit her site and check out some of the other participants.

What I Read

In the Afterlight by Alexandrea Bracken

This was the third book in the Darkest Minds trilogy. I finished it last weekend and reviewed it on Monday. It was great finishing up the journey with these characters, and I gave the book 4 out of 5 stars. I hope movies for the second two books follow, as they did for the first book (The Darkest Minds).

Witness Protection Widow by Debra Webb

I finished up this book from the Harlequin Intrigue collection on Tuesday and reviewed it here. It was a pleasant read and I loved passing the time with it on our days off of school this week. I gave this one 3 out of 5 stars.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

I finished this one on Thursday. I was reading it for the adult battle of the books that will be held in April. I reviewed this 5 out of 5 star book here. I loved this book! In my googling just now to get the cover picture, I saw that it was a movie in 2018!!

Currently Reading

No Truth Left to Tell by Michael McAuliffe

I just started this on Friday, but it's a real page-turner so far! I can't wait to snuggle down and see what happens next! The beginning left me in tears, reading about the hate and racism thriving in a small community in Louisiana.

All the Ways We Said Goodbye by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White

I'm also starting this one on my kindle. My old eyes definitely prefer reading the kindle after dark. I really liked the last book I read by Beatriz Williams, and I love historical fiction, so I'm sure this will be another enjoyable read.


I'm excited to meet with the adult battle of the books team I'm on at a local pizza restaurant I haven't visited yet. Talk about a win/win! We all read We Have Always Lived in the Castle in preparation for this meeting, so I'm really interested to hear if they liked the book as much as I did.

Off the Blog

I think I'm done subbing for a bit. Well, at least the long-term, everyday subbing. I'll still go where I'm needed, but so far there's no extra shifts scheduled for this week. We'll see what happens, eh?
The kids have their regular activities for this week, plus Jack wants to start swim lessons. Okay. Maggie has a choir concert on Thursday and her baton team is performing at the high school bastketball game on Friday. Both kids are in a big baton competition on Saturday. It's always something!

Hope you're having a great spring! I'm looking forward to visiting and commenting on all the other Sunday Salon blogs :)


Yvonne said...

I just finished reading and reviewing Witness Protection Widow and enjoyed it very much. It's been awhile since I read a Harlequin Intrigue. It used to be one of my favorite series and I'm glad it's still going strong.

Have a great week!

Bryan G. Robinson said...

I'd like to think the Sunday Salon as more of a "coterie" than a "gang," but maybe that's just me. :)

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

The adult battle of the books sounds like it will be great fun. It would be interesting to be on a team in a competition like that. Fun to prepare, too.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a book I've read in the past. I had no idea there was a movie about it, too. I should look for it.

It looks like you are going to have a busy week with activities for the kids. Whew!

Aj @ Read All The Things! said...

Pizza and books do sound like a win/win. Have a great week!

Aj @ Read All The Things!

Athira said...

I've had We Have Always Lived in the Castle on my TBR forever! I always plan to read it for the next Halloween but it never happens. It's like I don't want the anticipation of the book to end.

Maybe this year.

Hope you have a good week! Looks like it's a busy one.

pussreboots said...

I have We Have Always Lived in the Castle on my TBR. My weekly update

sjhigbee said...

You read some good books this week, Becki. I hope you have an enjoyable week:)

Emma at Words And Peace / France Book Tours said...

Good luck for the battle of books, sound fun! I have encouraged my library to organize one for adults. I need to read more Shirley Jackson

crackercrumblife said...

I loved that Shirley Jackson book. :) And yes, talking about books over pizza sounds like a win-win!!

Have a great week!

Greg said...

Good luck with the competitions! The battle of the books sounds fun, and I've been wanting to read The darkest Minds series for a while. One of these days I need to make it happen. Ha!

Harvee said...

No Truth reminds me of the books of the south by Greg Iles who writes about Mississippi during the Civil Rights era.

Jen | Book Den said...

I need to finally read We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Everyone seems to love it!

Andrea Charles said...

All the ways, we said goodbye and We have always lived in the castle is the best book ever. I am glad, you love it. Thank you for suggesting other books and I am very curious to try No truth left to tell. It looks like you just had an amazing week with many amazing books. Enjoy your days. Check out more in http://www.bloghasting.com/

carol said...

The Battle of the Books sounds so fun! I loved We Have Always Lived in the Castle when I read it a couple of years ago too. I keep trying to convince my daughter to read it, but she hasn't gotten around to it yet.

Liz Parker said...

Sounds like some good reads. Thanks for all the reviews you do for my site! :)