This week was a pretty eventful one for me and my family. We had our annual pumpkin painting and carving night on Monday and then we had our annual Halloween party on the night of Halloween. Kids starting showing up for trick or treating at like 4:30 pm and they kept right on coming until damn near 10 pm. Trick or Treating is poppin’ in my neighborhood. We had our usual Halloween goodies on display for our party. Halloween treats that included Rice Krispies shaped pumpkins, Frankenstein grapes and marshmallow cups, oreo spiders, and you know all of that kind of kid-friendly stuff. I can’t seem to find any pictures of our set up though I know that it was all over the kids snap chat but I didn’t get them so oh well, sorry. But here’s a picture of our kids all dressed up for trick or treating.
This week was also for our family viewing of Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House. Watching it with my sisters was a crack up. They screamed every ten minutes over things that weren’t even that scary because they’re super extra but it was still fun. I’ve lost count of how many people I made watch that show and how many different discussions I’ve had on that show, too. If you haven’t watched it, I highly recommend it. It’s more interesting than scary though there are some jumpy moments.
This week was also for Caiden’s first haircut. I’ll share pictures later because I’m too lazy to add them right now but I promise, I’ll share.
Now, onto the books…
What I’m Currently ReadingSilver Borne
by Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #5
Also in this series: Silver Borne
Published by Penguin, Ace on March 30, 2010
Genres: Paranormal, Romance
Point of View:First Person
Add It: Goodreads
Mercy Thompson, car mechanic and shapeshifter, never knows what the day - or night - may bring in a world where "witches, vampires, werewolves, and shapeshifters live beside ordinary people" (Booklist). But she is about to learn that while some secrets are dangerous whose who seek them are just plain deadly...
Mercy is smart enough to realize that when it comes to the magical fae, the less you know, the better. But you can't always get what you want. When she attempts to return a powerful fae she previously borrowed in an act of desperation, she finds the bookstore locked up and closed down.
It seems the book contains secrets - and the fae will do just about anything to keep it out of the wrong hands. And if that doesn't take enough of Mercy's attention, her friend Samuel is struggling with his wolf side - leaving Mercy to cover for him lest his own father declare Samuel's life forfeit.
All in all, Mercy has had better days. And if she isn't careful, she may not have many more...
I’m slowly making my way through the Mercy Thompson series and really enjoying all of this storytelling. I’m loving Mercy and all of the shenanigans she gets herself into and I’m curious to see where Samuel’s story arc will lead us. Does he get his own mate and will we see it here in the MT world or on his own? Does anyone know?
I’m almost done with Silver Borne and it’s another good one so I’m a happy camper.
What I Read
Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson #4) by Patricia Briggs | 4 out of 5
Sleepover by Serena Bell | 4 out of 5
Highlander Most Wanted (Montgomery’s & Armstrongs #2) by Maya Banks | 4.25 out of 5
My favorite read of the week is definitely Highlander Most Wanted by Maya Banks and I’m anxious for more from these guys. I really hope that we get the next book in February like it says on Goodreads because it looks like a lot of readers have given up on it…so fingers crossed.
I don’t really have a least favorite because I enjoyed all of the books I read. I was annoyed when reading Sleepover though because I was under the impression that it was a standalone but there are recurring characters in that book, the couples from Do Over and Head over Heels so it would have been nice to know that.
Rebel Hard by Nalini Singh
What I Reviewed
Block Shot (Hoops #2) by Kennedy Ryan | 4.25 out of 5
Seduction of a Highland Lass (McCabe Trilogy #2) by Maya Banks | 4.75 out of 5
Never Love a Highlander (McCabe Trilogy #3) by Maya Banks | 4.5 out of 5
What I Posted
My TBR Pile: November 2018
Can’t Wait Wednesday: Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs
Book Boyfriend: Raj Sen from Rebel Hard by Nalini Singh
What I Got
Forgotten Sins (Sin Brothers #1) by Rebecca Zanetti
Addicted to You (Addicted #1) by Krista & Becca Ritchie
The Studying Hours (How to Date a Douchebag #1) by Sara Ney
The Wrong Game by Kandi Steiner
Your sisters watching Haunting Hill would probably be me tbh! Haha! I’m glad you had a good week, especially in terms of reading. I need to try the Mercy Thompson books! I hope you have a good week!
Yeah, they screamed over every little thing which made me scream too. It was such a fun show to watch together though. It’s so good and I don’t even like spooky or scary movies.
Ooh, I hope you give the Mercy Thompson books a go. They’re great!
Annual pumpkin carving and painting? That sounds adorable! And trick or treaters are out til 10pm? Do they not have school? And Haunting of Hill House was spectacular! I’ve been the same trying to convince everyone i know to watch it just has so many layers. And I catch bits of it when others are watching and spot something I new I didn’t notice, like the porch light flashing on the forever house at the end of the one episode. It was so smart!
Yeah, the younger kids don’t carve the pumpkins. They paint theirs. It’s a lot of fun for them but I never participate, haha. I’m boring that way. I’m always watching the Lakers game on TV.
Yep, in our neighborhood anyway. We get a lot of kids from neighboring cities since it’s a lot safer to trick or treat in my neighborhood than it is in theirs.
Yes, the layers of that show made it so much more interesting and watching as every piece is revealed made for a great viewing experience. So good!