Thursday, May 19, 2016

Once Again, Sidetracked by Books

Today was the perfect spring day I've been waiting for, but it was also the day my two boxes of books shipped from Chicago arrived in my apartment. They arrived in the building last night, but in the interest of having a spine, I left them in the lobby until I could get help bringing them upstairs. I remembered a lot of the books that I shipped, but some were total surprises. There were three that I didn't think I had gotten copies of and regretted it. But lo and behold, they were waiting for me in the boxes. One of them is the book on the top right,  The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware. I read her earlier thriller, In a Dark, Dark Wood and liked it and hoped to read this one, too. I think it might make a good summer thriller giveaway. If you liked Girl on a Train, this might be one for you.

I started unpacking, sorting, reading jacket copy and thinking about which books would be fun for summer blog giveaways and got totally sidetracked. I didn't get out for a walk and a little grocery shopping until after three, well past my usual time to get out of the house. I was dressed much, much earlier in the day.

This is the content of the two boxes, which, if I read everything it could be a very busy reading year. I know I won't get to everything and there were several books I thought would be great for giveaways here. There are two romance novels published Shadow Mountain that caught my attention. I am especially intrigued by Forever and Forever by Josi S. Kilpack. It's the story of Henry Longfellow and Fanny Appleton's courtship and as a fan of Longfellow I think it should be great reading.

 Romance, general fiction and inspirational -- what would be your choice(s) for this summer's reading? The romances I have aren't too spicy -- not that I am necessarily against spicy -- but I went with less spicy and what I think, will still be fun reading. I am thinking of a giveaway each month of the summer, beginning the first week in June. This is definitely a reading summer.

Tomorrow I'm back on track and have to make it to the gym. We're getting new equipment and it isn't quite ready, so my routine has been off. But this isn't the time to slack on my gym visits and I am committed to a return to schedule.

As ever, thanks for visiting and take good care. Happy weekend wishes and happy reading! 

14 comments:

Melinda said...

Did you buy those at the Expo?
Lot's of fun.

Romance would be my choice.

M : )

Jane Housewright said...

Aren't books just totally grand!!!?

Simply Linda said...

Whoa, look at all those books, smiles. Happy Reading, friend.

Mildred said...

Good Morning, Carol. I can imagine how fun it was to open up those boxes. Looks like a great variety. Enjoy your day.

peggy said...

I am waiting to read The Woman in Cabin 10, it looks really good. Could you read it real fast and let me know how good it is?

From the Kitchen said...

I once had a dream that I was sitting on the floor surrounded by just about that many books. Alas, it was just a dream!! Happy reading!!

Best,
Bonnie

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

They are so much easier to carry on an iPad or Kindle. However, they are beautiful to look and a delight to hold - one at a time.

Barb said...

You surely have a treasure trove of books! The thought of so many books is like winning the lottery.

Deanna said...

Oh what treasures you have in those boxes. I sure would have liked to have joined you. Looked like a grand time!!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Happy reading Carol. :)

Paula Kaye said...

That would be a most wonderful shipment to receive!!

Susie said...

Buttercup, Nice bunch of books. I would have loved this so much growing up. There's nothing on TV anyway. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Denise said...

Omg. That's a lot of books.

TARYTERRE said...

looks like you are opening a library. enjoy each and every read.