Nook Book Wrap-Up #3

Posted April 1, 2018 by Kathy in Wrap-Up / 16 Comments

Nook Book Wrap Up is my monthly version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kim at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Kim’s Sunday Post is a chance to share news about your blog, books and life. It is also a perfect opportunity to meet bloggers and add more books to your collection.

 

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good week.  March flew by and I am so happy Spring is here. Our weather has been crazy going from cold to hot, sunny to raining. We even had a hail storm and it looked like snow in downtown Sacramento.

Last month I reported that my daughter Marie got a new job at the movie theater. She’s enjoying her new job and is becoming more comfortable driving on the freeway (she got her drivers license in December so she’s a new driver). Her work shifts vary and sometimes she works as late as midnight. I’m a nervous Mom so for her late shifts I try to pick her up from work. I get worried about her driving so late and walking in the parking lot that late, so I feel better picking her up. If she does drive at night she will text me that she is on her way and I stay awake until she comes home. I know I’m being overprotective, but I can’t help it lol.

I’ve been able to have some reading time and lately I’ve been in a paranormal mood.  Do you ever get in a genre mood? I love the books I read but I am ignoring the review books I should be reading. For April I’m going to mix up my reading with TBR and review books.

 

This month’s posts:

 

Currently reading or listening to:

  • High Voltage by Karen Marie Moning (Audiobook)
  • Heart of the Wolf by Terry Spear (ebook) – This is a re-read. I read this book a couple years ago but I didn’t finish the series.

 

Reading this month (but might change, depending on my mood):

  • Gaslight by Dannika Dark (Audiobook)
  • Fighting Irish by Katy Regnery (ebook)
  • The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare (ebook)
  • To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo (ebook)
  • The Dark Calling by Kresley Cole (Audiobook)

 

Reviews coming soon:

  • Baby, I’m Howling for You by Christine Warren (eARC)

 

Books I read but will not review:

  • An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (audiobook) – 5 Stars
  • Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs (audiobook) – 4 Stars

 

Reading challenges update:

  • COYER Winter Switch Challenge – This challenge ended on March 9 and I read 5 books (I did not set a specific number of books I would read)
  • 2018 New Release Challenge – 3 of 20 books
  • 2018 Audiobook Challenge – 9 of 30 audiobooks
  • Goodreads Challenge – 11 of 50 books (1 book behind schedule)

 

New books on my shelf:

Thank you to Tantor Audio for the following audiobooks:

  • Gaslight by Dannika Dark

 

What books have you enjoyed this month? I hope you have a great week!

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16 responses to “Nook Book Wrap-Up #3

    • Kathy

      I hope the weather warms up for you soon. We are supposed to get some rain this week. I wish the weather would make up it’s mind and stay constant lol. Thanks Melanie and I hope you have a great week!

  1. I had a not so goos month in March because of the crazy weather we have been having here on the southern part of California… LOL no hail storms tho!

    I remember the time when I was a new driver. Yeah, it was scary. And I used to have the noc shift, too. Driving at night is no fun at all.

    I haven’t been reading new bools, actually and just rereading my faves because comfort reads are awesome when you’re sick! Also, I am a mood reader and tend to binge read genres. I actually re-read the Night Huntress Novels by Jeaniene Frost when I was sick. I’m actually on the 6th book now. 😉

    Hope April will be kinder to us Californian’s!

    • Kathy

      I hope April is better for you. We were getting sick too because of the change in the weather. I’m enjoying re-reading a series now so I’ll mix in some new books to my reading schedule. Thanks Zee and I hope you have a great week!

  2. I had so many review books this month, that I just want a week of adult contemporary romances to take the edge off, but romance always figures into my choice. I think it’s sweet you wait up for your daughter. I so miss those days.

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    • Kathy

      Romance is always my first choice but for some odd thing I was craving paranormal lol. My daughter is getting really good at driving but I still can’t help from worrying lol. Thanks Sam and I hope you have a great week!

  3. I absolutely get into genre moods! And then I also get into moods where anything that’s even remotely close to a certain genre is a fail :/

    I don’t think you’re being overprotective at all. We live in a dangerous world and as a young girl her senses are probably not as finely tuned as those of us who’ve had to weather it longer — midnight is late and yeah, you don’t want her walking outside by herself at that time. When I was her age I had a mall job and was leaving as late at 11pm, so the security guards would walk us (sometimes golf cart drive us) to our cars and wait until we were safely in before leaving. Does the movie theater not have anything like that? Seems like that late at night some sort of security should be available. That way you could feel less like you’re hovering but know she’s safe. But I’d do the same thing if it were my daughter!

    Have a great week 🙂

    • Kathy

      The theater only has security on the weekends and they don’t walk them to the car. It is a new theater and shopping center so I hope they will beef up their security soon. Thanks Berls and I hope you have a great week!

  4. I totally get in genre moods. Sometimes it’s the change in seasons, and other times- who knows lol? But yeah it happens. and I hear you about your daughter. In this day and age I’m not sure it’s overprotective at all! I’d be the same way absolutely. I’ll have the same problem soon and will absolutely go pick them up!

    • Kathy

      Thanks Greg!! It seems like I worry more now that she is driving and thanks to technology I can “watch” her drive with the iPhone Find My Friends app lol. So far she doesn’t mind and I only use the app when she’s driving at night. Good luck with your new driver!! Have a great week!

    • Kathy

      I agree, as long as we enjoy it that is all that matters. I also get in my author moods and that is a great way to read a book you know will be good. Thanks Joanne for stopping by and I hope you have a great week!

  5. I have to get To Kill A Kingdom. So many awesome reviews of it! Have a good week reading. I like read different books because I can get bored with a storyline. See the thing is – if the author has my attention and the story is good – I am reading it till the end. But, most times the author fails to do this, so I have to read multiple at once and go back and forth so i don’t put it in a DNF pile. =)

    Mary my #SundayRoundup #12!

    • Kathy

      I’ve heard good things about To Kill A Kingdom too so I hope I enjoy it. I sometimes read multiple books at once (an audiobook, ebook and paperback) and select an author I like. This way at least one of the books will keep me entertained lol. Thanks Mary for stopping by and have a great week!

  6. Glad your daughter is enjoying her drive and becoming more comfortable with freeway driving! I can definitely understand picking her up when the shifts are later. I definitely get in genre moods. I’m just starting to get out of an all cozy all the time kind of mood! Hope you’re having a great week!