Sunday, November 09, 2014

Sunday Summary: 9 November 2014

In looking back at this week, I spent very little time reading except for the weekend. I'm linking up with The Sunday Post, hosted by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

Where I've been reading

I spent the work week in Georgia. I should have gotten a lot of reading done on the airplanes, but instead I slept. Then, I was accompanied to Georgia by a colleague from work. Eating our meals together cut into my usual reading time when I'm traveling for work. Once I was back home in Texas, I fell back into my usual pattern.

What I've been reading

Book Cover: Nightmares! by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller Format: Kindle
Source: borrowed from Denton Public Library via Overdrive
Completed: 3 November

On the way to the airport Monday morning, I finished reading Nightmares!. It was an amazing book and I am anxiously waiting for the second in the series. Charlie Laird starts having nightmares after his father remarries and they move into her spooky purple mansion. His solution to nightmares is simply to avoid sleeping—which doesn't work. To make things worse, Charlie is sure his stepmother is a witch. When Charlie's younger brother is carried through a portal into the world of nightmares, Charlie follows. There, he discovers that fears cause nightmares. When you conquer a fear, the nightmare stops. Charlie discovers that he's braver than he thought as he attempts to find his younger brother and set him free. Definitely a five star book. ★★★★★

Book Cover: The Paper Magician by Charlie N Holmberg Format: Kindle
Source: freebie from Amazon
Completed: 8 November

I received this freebie from Amazon in August's Kindle First program. When Ceony Twill graduated first in her class at the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, she was sure she'd get her pick of disciplines. Instead, she's told her only option is to become a Folder, a magician of paper. Once she's bonded to paper, she'll never achieve her heart's desire of working with metal. A couple of weeks into her training with Magician Thane, she has discovered that paper is a much stronger medium that she had expected. And, when Thane is viciously attacked and left dying, Ceony sets out to track down an Excisioner, an evil magician of dark arts, to save his life. Also a five star book. ★★★★★

Book Cover: The Oblate's Confession by William Peak Book Cover: As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley I'm continuing to read The Oblate's Confession by William Peak. I'm enjoying the book, but I find that I am not so captured by the story that I stick with it for a long time. Instead, I read for a while and then set the book aside and read another book that is much more interesting. I have planned to finish it this next week so that I can post a review before its publication date at the beginning of December. One of those books that I knew would be more interesting is As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust, the seventh book in Alan Bradley's mystery series starring teenager Flavia de Luce. The series is a particular favorite of mine and I was thrilled that I received a review copy from the publisher. I started reading it on Saturday and should finish it very shortly.

This Week on the Blog

Although I didn't find a lot of time to read this week, I did post a couple of reviews before my week became so busy. I also wrote a Throwback Thursday post, looking at a favorite book from 2008.

  1. Review: Murder Tightly Knit
  2. Review: Entwined Realms
  3. Throwback Thursday: October 2008
  4. Stacking the Shelves (11)


  1. Like you I didn't have a lot of time to read last week. It was horrible! I can't decide if I want to read the Jason Segel book or not. Thanks for visiting my Sunday post earlier.

    1. Oh -- read Nightmares!. They say it's for kids, but really, it's great for adults, too.

  2. I absolutely LOVE that cover on The Paper Magician.

    Nice your nice, simple design and your posts.

    It was also nice to see you stopped by my Book Blogger Hop question. I hope to see you back next week. Link up if you can on Billy's page.

    Going to follow your blog.

    ENJOY your reading week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog

    1. Hi (again) Elizabeth. I used to participate in Book Blogger Hop, but when I let the blog go pretty much idle, I just didn't get started back. I'm already planning for this next weekend's hop.

  3. I love overdrive!!!

    Thanks for visitng my blog a couple of days ago, following you know and I comment back so if you're comment thirsty I'll help you quench it. LOL