Sunday, 24 March 2019

Weekly Update #53

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer
It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

Now that's explained, it's on to my weekly recap!

This week was a sad week.
My husband's aunt died after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. She was such a sweet and kind woman, truly a good one, and she'll be very much missed.

Beyond that, we've had a very quiet week with nothing to report!

Only one... I'm back in a funny reading place and nothing much is sticking.
I've started 4 books this week! Only finished one - which was junk, fyi - and only finished it because it was short.


This was a perfect example of a book battered out in a month* for the sake of publishing a book and making a buck. Weak plot, characters with no depth and poor writing.
I still finished all 189 pages of it though so shame on me.

(* I don't actually know how long it took to write)


Kindle Unlimited


Oh, how I love this cover!!!

An author I really enjoy (Karen Chance) has been dropped by her publishing house. ๐Ÿ˜ญ
On the plus side, she'll be self-publishing the remaining books in her series to finish it for her fans. ๐Ÿ‘

In some AWESOME book news, I found out that Kim Harrison is returning to Rachel and the gang in American Demon! She's writing it now but she is returning to the Hollows!!! I could die from freakin' excitement. However, I'm also so nervous... Nothing bad can happen to Rachel and Trent. Nothing. They got their HEA epilogue dammit!

We watched Star Wars Ep VII for movie night on Friday.
Haven't watched much of anything else!

Another quiet week.

Can't wait Wednesday: Eli's Triumph
Book Blogger Hop: Do You Read Along With Audiobooks?

A book blitz or two and some blogger memes.

Have a great week all!


  1. I hate it when I read a book that is highly disappointing. I rarely finish a bad book. Off it goes! Out with the bad, in with the good.

    Have a great week!

  2. Ugh I hate books that are that disappointing. I've finished a few books like that just because they are short. I'm sorry to hear about your husband's aunt. There just seems to be a cancer explosion at the moment which is worrying.

    1. She was a lovely woman so it's really sad. :(

  3. Sorry to hear about your husbands aunt. I lost an older aunt yesterday and she too was pretty great. I hope they both are hanging out being awesome together! :) ((hugs))

    I had a book this week I wasn't a fan of either and read most of it but skimmed the rest. Just was't grabbing me like I wanted.

    Sad about the author but also good that she plans to continue as a self pub. Sometimes that is the only way to go and her fans will follow.

    I hope you have a great week, Nicci! Happy Reading!

  4. So sorry to hear about your husband's aunt. Wishing your family peace during a difficult time.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  5. I totally get your reading funk. Might I recommend "Dash and Lilly's Book of Dares." It reads fast and is darling. Not if that's your thing but it's worth a shot.

  6. Oh Nicci I am so sorry to hear about your husband's aunt! My condolences. And I hate when they publish a book for the sake of respecting the planned schedule and it ends up being just bad!

  7. I am so sorry to hear about your husband's aunt. As for the bad book - meh... sometimes we read what we need to read at a particular time. No shame in it:). I hope the coming week is an easier one. Take care, Nicci.

  8. I am so sorry to hear about your husband's aunt! I hope you have a better week ahead.

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

  9. Sorry about your Aunt and the poor reading week. Hope this week is better for you!

  10. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. My condolences. <3

  11. Sorry about your loss. "The Little Vintage Carousel by The Sea" has such a cute cover. It seems like a good read.

    1. I love the cover. I'm going to get stuck into it when nice weather hits.

  12. KU has made it easier to try out unknown authors. But, there are a lot of terrible books there too! Sometimes you get a real stinker! Sorry to hear about the death in the family. Hugs to all!

  13. So sorry to hear abut your husband's aunt.
    I've never read that Kim Harrison series.

  14. Oh no- I'm sorry to hear about your husband's aunt. :(

    The Little Vintage Carousel looks like a fun, summery type read!

  15. ((HUGS)) It sounds like you had a tough week. Sorry for your loss, and for the only book you finished being crap. I hope next week is better.

  16. Oh no, my sympathies for your loss. Also, here's to better books this week!

  17. I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how it feels to lose a close member of the family. *hugs*. As for your reading, don't force it if you're not feeling it. You have a lot going on, maybe your brain just needs to re-boot. :)

  18. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Cancer is just a horrible thing!


  19. I'm so sorry for your loss. Be kind to yourself and take care of yourself. ((HUGS))

  20. Since I read lots of freebies, and hate to DNF anything I share your pain.

    I agree - don't mess with Trent and Rachel now they have their HEA!

    Have a lovely week!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

    1. Trent and Rachel are one of my all time fav couples. I couldn't bare it if anything happening to them!

  21. Sorry for your family loss ((( hope the books will make this sad period brighter!

  22. So sorry to hear about your husband's aunt. Cancer is so awful.

    Bummer about not reading anything special. Hope you get one to knock your socks off. :)

  23. I love the cover too! I am sorry for your family. I hope you have a good week.



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