Sunday’s In Bed With….

Welcome to our Sundays In Bed With… Meme! The meme that dares to ask what book has been in your bed this morning? Come share what book you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed, or which book you wish you had time to read today!

This is being hosted by two of the sweetest people I have to privilege of knowing in real life Kate and Kim. Sadly we don’t talk like we use to because you know real life happens but there is not a day that goes by that I don’t think of them both.

For some reason this never went up on the blog this week and when I realized it I noticed it was in draft so sorry about that. Well anyways I really didn’t get the chance to lay in bed and read because I had to get up to get some groceries down and a few other errands before we have to go to a family dinner. I did squeeze a little reading it. (Please note that I am editing this on Thursday but will back schedule it for Sunday)

So I did finish reading:

Bittersweet Dreams

Corliss (Girls of Spindrift, #1)

The second book in the Girls of Spindrift, Donna I only got notification this week that I was granted accesses for it so I will read that next week.

I then picked up and read:

Orbiting Jupiter

I am currently reading this and a little less then half way through this so I should be finished that this week:

Under Rose-Tainted Skies

I also need to get this one read this week because I am part of a blog tour for this and its on my kindle app:

The Way It Hurts by Patty Blount

What are you reading today? Have you read any of these?

Blog Tour/ The Queen is Coming to Tea

Title: The Queen is Coming to Tea
Author: Linda Ravin Lodding
Illustrator: Constranze von Kitzing
Pub Date: February 7, 2017
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
ISBN: 9781492607571; $16.99; Hardcover

About the book:
Can Ellie and her furry friends get everything ready in time for tea with the Queen?

One day there was a knock at Ellie’s door. There stood the Queen’s Footman.

“A message from Her Royal Highness.” He offered Ellie a note on a silver tray.

May I please come for tea?

Sincerely yours,
The Queen Herself

When Ellie finds out the Queen is coming to tea, she snaps to attention! With her best friend, Langley the Elephant, Ellie travels to Paris, China, Italy, and New York to make sure they have everything they need for tea with the Queen. But will the Queen patiently wait? And what exactly will be waiting for the Queen?

About the Author and Illustrator:
LINDA LODDING is originally from New York, but has spent the past fifteen years in Austria, the Netherlands, and now lives in Sigtuna, Sweden. Visit her at www.lindalodding.com.

After finishing her studies, CONSTANZE VON KITZING worked in the cover department at Der Spiegel. She now works as a freelance illustrator, teaches, and runs an art shop in Cologne, Germany, where she lives with her family.

Peach Mango White Iced Tea Recipe

Ingredients:
4 Cups Water
3 White Tea Bags
1 Peach
½ Cup Chopped Frozen Mango
1 tbsp sugar plus Sugar to Taste

Instructions:
Boil the 6 cups of water; remove from heat
Steep the tea bags about 5 minutes; remove bags and allow tea to cool to room temperature
Add chopped peaches and mango to a mixing bowl and mix with sugar; let fruit soften
Place fruit in pitcher and pour cooled tea on top; add sugar to taste and stir
Chill and serve

 

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Sunday’s In Bed With….

Welcome to our Sundays In Bed With… Meme! The meme that dares to ask what book has been in your bed this morning? Come share what book you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed, or which book you wish you had time to read today!

This is being hosted by two of the sweetest people I have to privilege of knowing in real life Kate and Kim. Sadly we don’t talk like we use to because you know real life happens but there is not a day that goes by that I don’t think of them both.

Good morning everyone. Since I am scheduling this to post I am really hoping that I am curled up in bed reading this morning. Its been a long and tiring week. Since school ended there was been no sleeping in because Michael has been going to the parks program in the morning so he has to be up at 8:30am and twice this week I had to be up at 5:30 to make sure hubby was out the door for 6 to take the bus to work since I had to bring the car into the garage.

I am currently reading:

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I was hoping to save this until vacation but I just can’t.

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Its been awhile since I have read anything from the V.C Andrews collection (and this has literally been sitting on my shelf since I bought it) but I got asked to review

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and I am hoping to get this one sometime today from the publisher.

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Corliss and Donna are all Enovellas and are book 1 and 2 in The Girls of Spindrift series.

Can I just take a moment to say how pretty the covers are? For some reason I always love the covers to V.C Andrews books.

 

The Mailbox Post July 10th – 15th

Since starting my blog back in August of 2008 I always try to share what books I get with you so that you can see what I will be reading and I am always looking for a place to link them so that others can see them so from now on I will be sharing my links on Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality. As Marlene has offered to co-host Stacking The Shelves with Tynga’s Reviews. Marlene is a new to be blogger and I look forward to checking out her blog.

I didn’t think I would have anything to post this week but I do. The book that I got in the mail was:

The Shepherd's Bride and Plain Danger

This book was a freebie that I picked up with my Harlequin Reward My Rewards Program.

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To use my referral link to sign up all you need to do is CLICK ON THIS and it will take you directly there and I would greatly appreciate because all referral links will be credited towards a free book.

To redeem for a free book valued at $8.99 or less you need 5000 My Rewards points. You can redeem for a free physical book or an ebook and shipping is completely free. There is so much you can do on the Harlequin My Rewards site that you should go and check it out.

 

Sunday’s In Bed With…..Disclaimer

Welcome to our Sundays In Bed With… Meme! The meme that dares to ask what book has been in your bed this morning? Come share what book you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed, or which book you wish you had time to read today!

This is being hosted by two of the sweetest people I have to privilege of knowing in real life Kate and Kim. Sadly we don’t talk like we use to because you know real life happens but there is not a day that goes by that I don’t think of them both.

This morning I am hoping that I am able to curl up with Disclaimer by Renee Knight. I started reading this earlier in the week after I finished The Couple Next Door. It started off slow so I am hoping it will pick up.

Disclaimer by Renée Knight

What are you reading today?

The Mailbox Post July 3rd to 8th

Since starting my blog back in August of 2008 I always try to share what books I get with you so that you can see what I will be reading and I am always looking for a place to link them so that others can see them so from now on I will be sharing my links on Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality. As Marlene has offered to co-host Stacking The Shelves with Tynga’s Reviews. Marlene is a new to be blogger and I look forward to checking out her blog.

Up until today (Friday) I didn’t think I would be doing a mailbox post because I didn’t have anything to share until today when Purolator pulled up in front of the house delivering a package for me. I want to graciously thank Hachette/Little Brown books for sending me this awesome package. I rec’ed the following books for review:

Invictus by Ryan Graudin

Invictus by Ryan Graudin. This is coming out September 26, 2017

ABOUT

Time flies when you’re plundering history.
Farway Gaius McCarthy was born outside of time. The son of a time-traveling Recorder from 2354 AD and a gladiator living in Rome in 95 AD, Far’s birth defies the laws of nature. Exploring history himself is all he’s ever wanted, and after failing his final time-traveling exam, Far takes a position commanding a ship with a crew of his friends as part of a black market operation to steal valuables from the past.
But during a heist on the sinking Titanic, Far meets a mysterious girl who always seems to be one step ahead of him. Armed with knowledge that will bring Far’s very existence into question, she will lead Far and his team on a race through time to discover a frightening truth: History is not as steady as it seems.
In this heart-stopping adventure, Ryan Graudin has created a fast-paced world that defies time and space.
Night Of Cake & Puppets by Laini Taylor
Night of Cake & Puppets by Laini Taylor. This is coming out September 12, 2017

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In this stand-alone companion to the New York Timesbestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone series comes the story of Mik and Zuzana’s fantastical first date–as a gorgeously illustrated gift edition with bonus content included.

Petite though she may be, Zuzana is not known for timidity. Her best friend, Karou, calls her “rabid fairy,” her “voodoo eyes” are said to freeze blood, and even her older brother fears her wrath. But when it comes to the simple matter of talking to Mik, or “Violin Boy,” her courage deserts her. Now, enough is enough. Zuzana is determined to make the first move, and she has a fistful of magic and a plan. It’s a wonderfully elaborate treasure hunt of a plan that will take Mik all over Prague on a cold winter’s night before leading him to the treasure: herself! Violin Boy is not going to know what hit him.

New York Timesbestselling author Laini Taylor brings to life a night only hinted at in the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy–the magical first date of fan-favorites Zuzana and Mik. Originally published as an ebook, this new print edition will include breathtaking black and white illustrations, plus bonus content in a gorgeous package perfect for new and current fans of the series.
Nevermoor: The Trials Of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow. This comes out October 31, 2017

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A breathtaking, enchanting new series by debut author Jessica Townsend, about a cursed girl who escapes death and finds herself in a magical world–but is then tested beyond her wildest imagination

Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she’s blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks–and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on her eleventh birthday.

But as Morrigan awaits her fate, a strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North appears. Chased by black-smoke hounds and shadowy hunters on horseback, he whisks her away into the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor.
It’s then that Morrigan discovers Jupiter has chosen her to contend for a place in the city’s most prestigious organization: the Wundrous Society. In order to join, she must compete in four difficult and dangerous trials against hundreds of other children, each boasting an extraordinary talent that sets them apart–an extraordinary talent that Morrigan insists she does not have. To stay in the safety of Nevermoor for good, Morrigan will need to find a way to pass the tests–or she’ll have to leave the city to confront her deadly fate.
Fireblood by Elly Blake
Fire Blood by Elly Blake. This is coming out September 12, 2017.

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In this action-packed sequel to the New York Times bestselling Frostblood, Ruby must choose between her fiery homeland and the icy king who loves her.

Against all odds, Ruby has defeated the villainous Frost King and melted his powerful throne. But the bloodthirsty Minax that was trapped inside is now haunting her kingdom and everyone she loves. The answers to its demise may lie to the south in Sudesia, the land of the Firebloods, and a country that holds the secrets to Ruby’s powers and past….
Despite warnings from her beloved Arcus, Ruby accompanies a roguish Fireblood named Kai to Sudesia, where she must master her control of fire in a series of trials to gain the trust of the suspicious Fireblood queen. Only then can she hope to access the knowledge that could defeat the rampaging Minax–which grows closer every moment. But as sparks fly in her moments alone with Kai, how can Ruby decide whom to trust? The fate of both kingdoms is now in her hands.

This is what came in my mailbox, what did you get in yours?

Sunday’s In Bed With… The Couple Next Door

Welcome to our Sundays In Bed With… Meme! The meme that dares to ask what book has been in your bed this morning? Come share what book you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed, or which book you wish you had time to read today!

This is being hosted by two of the sweetest people I have to privilege of knowing in real life Kate and Kim. Sadly we don’t talk like we use to because you know real life happens but there is not a day that goes by that I don’t think of them both.

I am really late in posting this and I apologize for not getting this up sooner but I have been up extra early this morning because we ended up having to buy a new dryer last week because ours died after 18 years of use and its was being delivered today. So instead of being on the computer I ended up curling up on the couch to read:

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

So far its really good and I am completely confused, which is a good thing I think. I will probably finish this today and I have this one up next:

Disclaimer by Renée Knight