The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer that I am linking my Sunday Sum-Ups with. Stop by and say hello!
I have found that I appreciate my weekends more and more lately. I did not know this was possible! But those small moments of downtime and peace are becoming more and more necessary to recharge. I also realized this past weekend that I need to stop pressuring myself to be “more” social. Regardless of what others believe would be best for me, it is okay to just be happy. With that said, we are shifting gears here in the home. We are making huge lifestyle changes involving how we eat and tackling physical activity. While there is no “fix” for me, I am noticing benefits. I have slept better, dropped some weight and feel more motivated. It makes it easier to combat the hard days ❤ Side note: 3 ingredient banana and oat cookies are not so great, but edible.
The poor nonhubs had to travel to multiple places this weekend to pick up a copy of The Shape of Water for me, but he succeeded. Hopefully, I will have or be watching it by the time this posts. My TBR took a detour, but it was due to some unexpected but very welcomed book mail that I could not wait to tear into. So far, I am only off by two titles, so not too shabby!
The Isle of Blood and Stone
By Makiia Lucier
Available April 10, 2018
Elias reached across the table and flicked aside two shells with a fingertip. The map curled into itself. “It’s bound to be a goose chase. You know that?”
“Or a treasure hunt,” Ulises countered, “and you’ve always been good at those.”
Nineteen-year-old Elias is a royal explorer, a skilled mapmaker, and the new king of del Mar’s oldest friend. Soon he will embark on the adventure of a lifetime, an expedition past the Strait of Cain and into uncharted waters. Nothing stands in his way…until a long-ago tragedy creeps back into the light, threatening all he holds dear.
The people of St. John del Mar have never recovered from the loss of their boy princes, kidnapped eighteen years ago, both presumed dead. But when two maps surface, each bearing the same hidden riddle, troubling questions arise. What really happened to the young heirs? And why do the maps appear to be drawn by Lord Antoni, Elias’s father, who vanished on that same fateful day? With the king’s beautiful cousin by his side-whether he wants her there or not-Elias will race to solve the riddle of the princes. He will have to use his wits and guard his back. Because some truths are better left buried…and an unknown enemy stalks his every turn.
- Monday was a more simple but fun post with Reading Road Trip! It has been a while since I enjoyed putting together content as much as I did this.
- The giveaway is still open to receive two paperback copies of my recent reads
2 for 1 Tuesday: Book Reviews & Giveaway. This is international since I am shipping (link at the bottom of the post).
- Friday Favorites featured none other than Tea Time!
- Saturday was just a quick glance at Upcoming April Releases to Watch For.
What I am watching this week:
Guillermo del Toro! I have been on a book buying ban, so now I obviously need to invest those funds into my bluray collection 😉 I picked up The Orphanage and The Devil’s Backbone.
What I am listening:
I finally found a copy of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake on vinyl that I wanted!
How has your week been? Did you find time to manage a good book or two? It always feels like work picks up significantly as Spring moves in.
“A book, too, can be a star, ‘explosive material, capable of stirring up fresh life endlessly,’ a living ﬁre to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”