Sunday Sit-down is a weekly recap post inspired by the Sunday Post hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week on the blog, showcase books and things we have received, and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.
Happy Sunday, everyone! This past week my extended family and I went on vacation to our favorite small town low-key beach. My uncle and his family live about 8 hours away from us so we hardly ever get to see them. We’ve all been going to this beach for as long as I can remember. My mom’s two step brothers and their kids used to come too meaning there was anywhere from 17-19 people all staying in one house together. This year we only had 10-13 people come down because of conflicting schedules. Once us kids all started getting older it’s become harder and harder to get everyone’s schedules to align. Being in the south and in the summer, it thunder stormed almost every single day but I got some pretty cool pictures out of it so it was fine by me. It was a lot of fun getting to catch up with my family and do absolutely nothing but hang out on the beach, drink, and eat all week!
This was my favorite reading spot of the week!
During Amazon Prime Day I became the proud new owner of a Kindle Paperwhite! I’ve been reading egalleys on my ipad or phone for years now and I always get such bad headaches from it that I couldn’t read the book for very long at a time. I’m telling you, this Kindle has changed the game completely. I don’t know how I have lived this long without one. It really is just like reading a physical book except it weighs less, I can have a whole library without having to carry a bunch of books, AND it has a reading light automatically attached. I love it!
The Authentics by Abdi Nazemian is about an Iranian-American teenager who has to do a genealogy project for school. When she does, she discovers there’s more to her family than she originally thought. This started out kind of shaky but it quickly got to be a pretty interesting read. I’m about 60% finished with it.
Recent Adds to My Bookshelf
- For Review via Edelweiss and NetGalley:
Releases: Aug 8
Releases: Aug 8
Releases: Sept 26
Publisher: Little Brown BFYR
Last Week on the Blog
- [17 Jul] How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer ★★★★½
- [23 Jul] Sunday Sit-down [7-23-17]
Coming Up This Week
- Review: The Authentics by Abdi Nazemian — Tues, 7/25
- Waiting on Wednesday — Wed, 7/26