Hoarders, Books Edition: Episode 97

Hello all.

My book haul post is coming late this week. There’s no excuse other than I haven’t been able to find the time to actually sit down and do some blogging.

So here I am, trying to keep up. I’m behind again but I’m really hoping that this week will be a different matter.

I’m typing this post on a Sunday morning watching some pre-game forecast for the NFL Playoffs. If you’re not aware (I’m sure most of you are), we are a huge San Diego Chargers fans. 2013 season has been pretty good for us. We actually made it to the playoffs. I hope that by the time this scheduled post goes live, I’ll be able to tell you we made it to the AFC Championship. I’m crossing my fingers and praying to the gods of football that we’re be able to beat Peyton Manning’s incredible arm. Today (Sunday) is the most stressful day in the entire history of football watching.

Anyway, I have read four out of the thirteen books in this pile. Monica Murphy’s New Adult series (all 3-star rating) and Well-Read Women by Samantha Hahn (4 Stars). They are all fast reads with one more substantial than the rest. I’m also in the middle of The Killing Woods and so far it’s pretty good. Here’s my haul:

Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin | One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy | 
Second Chance Boyfriend by Monica Murphy | Three Broken Promises by Monica Murphy |
Labor Day by Joyce Maynard | The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine |
The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher | Ashes to Ashes by Melissa C. Walker |
Broken by CJ Lyons | Shadows of Asphodel by Karen Kincy |
Well-Read Women by Samantha Hahn


I’ve put an embargo on ESPN, NFL Network and whatever sports channels my husband watches until it doesn’t hurt anymore. Needless to say, we lost. I am a sad, sad, sad cookie. Someone hold me.

Anyway, GO CHARGERS!!!

(My husband, last fall – raising the flag shown below. This was at our cabin. )