Week In Review

July 16 – 22


 Sigh, another weekend nearly over. They go too fast!

I’ve been using my new bike every day! I’m getting a bit better and going a bit longer each day, so that’s good. I’ve been watching the Tour de France since it started earlier this month and that’s also been good inspiration to get on the bke!

And I’ve been having fun decorating my Happy Planner – I love stickers!

And of course, I’ve been watching the Mario Marathon all weekend! It looks like they’re nearing the end today. It’s been a shorter marathon than they usually do, but as always, it’s been a ton of fun to watch and chat with the usual viewers.

New books:

I received a couple of eARCs via Edelweiss:

The Black Coats, Colleen Oakes:

The deeply secretive Black Coats have been exacting vengeance on men who hurt girls and women for years. And Thea has just received an invitation to join them. This is the opportunity she’s been waiting for to finally get justice for her cousin Natalie, whose killer went free.

Thea dives head first into the group, training every day with other girls whose stories rival hers. Together they carry out Balancings—acts of revenge guaranteed to teach a lesson. With every predator threatened, every blackmailer exposed, and every date rapist punished, Thea can feel herself getting closer to avenging Natalie’s death.

But then the Balancings begin to escalate in brutality, and Thea discovers that the Black Coats are not all they seem to be. Thea must confront just how far she’s willing to go for justice—and what kind of justice Natalie, and Thea herself, deserve. Because when the line between justice and revenge is razor thin, it’s hard not to get cut.

Stolen Time, Danielle Rollins:

Seattle, 1913 // Dorothy is trapped. Forced into an engagement to a wealthy man just so she and her mother can live comfortably for the rest of their days, she’ll do anything to escape. Including sneaking away from her wedding and bolting into the woods to disappear.

New Seattle, 2077 // Ash is on a mission. Rescue the professor—his mentor who figured out the secret to time travel—so together they can put things right in their devastated city. But searching for one man means endless jumps through time with no guarantee of success.

When Dorothy collides with Ash, she sees it as her chance to start fresh—she’ll stow away in his plane and begin a new life wherever they land. Then she wakes up in a future that’s been ripped apart by earthquakes and floods; where vicious gangs rule the submerged city streets and a small group of intrepid travelers from across time are fighting against the odds to return things to normal. What Dorothy doesn’t know is that she could hold the key to unraveling the past—and her arrival may spell Ash’s ultimate destruction.

Those are both coming out in February 2019 from HarperTeen I believe, so if you’re as intrigued by those synopses as I am, put them on your TBR now!

I also purchased some ebooks for my Kobo:

Give Me Your Hand, Megan Abbott;

Hullmetal Girls, Emily Skrutskie (mechanically enhanced soldier girls!); and

Watch the Girls, Jennifer Wolfe (which I’ve now read and really enjoyed).

Books read:

I read two books this week:

Watch the Girls and Lumberjanes Vol. 9 by Shannon Watters and Kat Leyh.

Current reads:

I’m still reading Kendare Blake’s Three Dark Crowns and I might start the new Megan Abbott later today.


There were two reviews on the blog this week: Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare, and Shelved Under Murder by Victoria Gilbert.

I also posted a Waiting on Wednesday post about Amy Lukavics’ Nightingale.


Time for some more Mario Marathon and a bike ride, then some reading time! Happy Sunday!

2 Responses to Week In Review

  1. I received an eARC of Black Coats too. I’m looking forward to reading it – the synopsis sounds intriguing!

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