Sunday, February 22, 2015

Weekly Book Haul....Sunday, February 22, 2015



The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer, Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea, Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's ReviewsThe Sunday Salon is a new facebook group I've joined and Monday Mailbox is hosted by Marcia to be Continued.

Light week on the new books, but I bought a few.  I've been reading a bit, but I've been distracted with work issues, so I'm finding it hard to focus.  Does anyone else find work taking over their whole life?

However, I just started the new Laura Lippman book, "Hush, Hush", and it's really holding my interest.  It's about a woman who has killed her child while in a post partum depression psychosis, and has now returned to Baltimore.  It's another Tess Monaghan book, and I've always loved this series.

But here's what I did get.....

From NetGalley

Complete Yoga Workbook by Stella Weller....There are three natural
resources that can promote health and healing: our body, mind and breath – we just need to know how to put them to work. Based on ancient yoga teachings and principles, Complete Yoga Workbook provides the framework for modern-day yoga practice.
This essential book has something for everyone, no matter your age or gender. It tackles many common physical and psychological ailments such as arthritis, digestive problems, depression, anxiety, fatigue, menstrual problems, stress and allergies and much more. There’s essential advice and information on each problem, along with a sequence of easy yoga postures that can aid the discomfort. Each posture is clearly explained and illustrated with easy to follow step-by-step photography.
With simple daily yoga routines, advice on breathing and meditation, warming up and cooling down, what to wear, and how to practice yoga safely, Complete Yoga Workbook is the ultimate guide to improving your physical and mental wellbeing.

I used to practice yoga quite regularly, but I fell off the wagon and have had a hard time getting back up.  I'm hoping to be inspired!
What I Bought

Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson....Someone Else's Love
Story is beloved and highly acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson's funny, charming, and poignant novel about science and miracles, secrets and truths, faith and forgiveness; about falling in love, and learning that things aren't always what they seem—or what we hope they will be.
Shandi Pierce is juggling finishing college, raising her delightful three-year-old genius son Nathan, aka Natty Bumppo, and keeping the peace between her eternally warring, long-divorced parents. She's got enough complications without getting caught in the middle of a stick-up and falling in love with William Ashe, who willingly steps between the robber and her son.
Shandi doesn't know that her blond god Thor has his own complications. When he looked down the barrel of that gun he believed it was destiny: It's been one year to the day since a tragic act of physics shattered his world. But William doesn't define destiny the way others do. A brilliant geneticist who believes in facts and numbers, destiny to him is about choice. Now, he and Shandi are about to meet their so-called destinies head on, making choices that will reveal unexpected truths about love, life, and the world they think they know.

I've always liked Joshilyn Jackson, "Backseat Saints" was one of my favorites!



We'll Always Have Paris: A Mother/Daughter Memoir by Jennifer Coburn.....Jennifer Coburn has always been terrified of dying young. So she decides to save up and drop everything to travel with her daughter, Katie, on a whirlwind European adventure before it's too late. Even though her husband can't join them, even though she's nervous about the journey, and even though she's perfectly healthy, Jennifer is determined to jam her daughter's mental photo album with memories—just in case.
From the caf├ęs of Paris to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Jennifer and Katie take on Europe one city at a time, united by their desire to see the world and spend precious time together. In this heartwarming generational love story, Jennifer reveals how their adventures helped vanquish her fear of dying...for the sake of living.

I'm hoping to be inspired by this.  I need to focus on the things that matter, and spending time with my daughters.

Party Girl by Rachel Hollis....Landon Brinkley’s dreams are all coming true.
She’s landed an internship with the fabulous Selah Smith, event planner for the Hollywood elite, taking her from small-town Texas to the bright lights of LA. Landon soon finds herself in a world in which spending a million dollars on an event—even a child’s birthday party—is de rigueur and the whims of celebrity clients are life-and-death matters. At first, the thrill of working on A-list parties and celebrity weddings is enough to get Landon through the seventy-five-hour workweeks and endless abuse at the hands of her mercurial boss. But when the reality of the business reveals itself, she’s forced to make a choice: do whatever it takes to get ahead, or stay true to herself.
Drawing on the author’s real-life experiences as an event planner to the stars, Party Girl takes readers on an adventure among Hollywood’s most beautiful—and most outrageous—people, revealing the ugly side of Hollywood’s prettiest parties.

This looks like a lightweight, fun read.  


In the Mail

Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman....The kingdom of Goredd: a world where humans and dragons share life with an uneasy balance, and those few who are both human and dragon must hide the truth. Seraphina is one of these, part girl, part dragon, who is reluctantly drawn into the politics of her world. When war breaks out between the dragons and humans, she must travel the lands to find those like herself—for she has an inexplicable connection to all of them, and together they will be able to fight the dragons in powerful, magical ways. 

As Seraphina gathers this motley crew, she is pursued by humans who want to stop her. But the most terrifying is another half dragon, who can creep into people’s minds and take them over. Until now, Seraphina has kept her mind safe from intruders, but that also means she’s held back her own gift. It is time to make a choice: Cling to the safety of her old life, or embrace a powerful new destiny?


I'm not usually one for fantasy, but one of my BFF's tells me that this isn't heavy on fantasy.  Although, just the word dragon in the description makes me wonder if she isn't leading me down a garden path.......


What I Wrote

My Top Ten Book Related Problems

Wait For the Rain by Maria Murnane

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

A Giveway!


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