The Weekly Recap (128)

Posted April 22, 2019 by Rowena in Books, Features | 12 Comments

It’s been a pretty quiet week for me so I was able to get some TV shows watched, some books read and still hang out with my bestie and my family. My friend, that died last year? We’re creeping up on the one year anniversary of his death and his birthday is tomorrow (he shares a birthday with my Mom) so over the weekend, my bestie Therese and I took some flowers and balloons to his grave because we were thinking of him. We ran into his parents at his gravesite so it was good for us to catch up with them and share some time talking about David with them. After we left the cemetery, we went to lunch and tried Susiecakes and meh, Susiecakes isn’t nearly as good as Miss Priss cupcakes across the street. They don’t have anything on Sprinkles either. Their banana pudding doesn’t hold a candle to Magnolia Bakery’s banana pudding either. Meh.

Our Easter was spent going to dinner with the entire family at new to us Japanese BBQ place that was pretty damn good. They kept the food coming, the food was great and thought it was a little pricey, but I still enjoyed dinner quite a bit.

Now, onto the books…

What I’m Currently Reading
The Weekly Recap (128)Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #7
Also in this series: Silver Borne
Published by Penguin, Ace on March 5, 2013
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Point of View: First Person
Pages: 342
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Add It: Goodreads
Reading Challenges: 2019 GoodReads Challenge, 2019 TBR Challenge

Patricia Briggs's novel River Marked was praised as "an urban fantasy where our everyday world is believably twisted into the world of fey, werewolves, vampires, and myths made real." Now Mercy Thompson faces a shapeshifter's biggest fear as the realm she has embraced is thrown into chaos...

Mercy Thompson's life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman - the charismatic Alpha of the local werewolf pack - has made her a stepmother to his daughter Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy's life. But on the edges of humanity, a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so much more...

After an accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mercy and Jesse can't reach Adam - or anyone else in the pack for that matter. They've all been abducted.

Through their mating bond, all Mercy knows is that Adam is angry and in pain. But she fears Adam's disappearance may be related to the political battle the werewolves have been fighting to gain acceptance from the public - and that he and the pack are in serious danger. Outmatched and on her own, Mercy may be forced to seek assistance from any ally she can get, no matter how unlikely.

I’m almost done with my read of this book but holy cow am I glad to be back in Mercy Thompson’s world. I’ve missed these guys and I can’t wait to see how things turn out for Adam, the pack, and Mercy. Man I love these guys!

What I Read

Magic Burns (Kate Daniels #2) by Ilona Andrews | 4.25 out of 5
Ice Hot (New York Nighthawks #1) by Tracy Goodwin | DNF
Hook Shot (Hoops #3) by Kennedy Ryan | 4.75 out of 5
The Bride Test (The Kiss Quotient #2) by Helen Hoang | 4.25 out of 5
The Fifteenth Minute (The Ivy Years #5) by Sarina Bowen | 4 out of 5

Eye Candy Friday

Lotus DuPree
Hook Shot (Hoops #3) by Kennedy Ryan

What I Reviewed

Extra Credit (The Ivy Years) by Sarina Bowen | 4.25 out of 5
Repeat by Kylie Scott | 4 out of 5
Anatomy of a Player (Taking Shots #2) by Cindi Madsen | 3.5 out of 5
The Key to Happily Ever After by Tif Marcelo | 4 out of 5
Mine till Midnight (Hathaways #1) by Lisa Kleypas | 4 out of 5

What I Posted

The Weekly Recap (127)
TV Tuesday: Game of Thrones: Season 8, Episode 1
The Wednesday Post (11)
Throwback Thursday: The Year We Fell Down (The Ivy Years #1) by Sarina Bowen
Eye Candy Friday: Lotus DuPree in Hook Shot by Kennedy Ryan

What I Got

Best of Luck (Chance of a Lifetime #3) by Kate Clayborne
Body Check by Elle Kennedy
Can’t Escape Love (Reluctant Royals #3.5) by Alyssa Cole
Once Ghosted, Twice Shy (Reluctant Royals #2.5) by Alyssa Cole
Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson #7) by Patricia Briggs

What I Got for Review

Brazen and the Beast (The Bareknuckled Bastards #2) by Sarah MacLean

What Made Me Laugh

There you have it, my week in review. How was your week?


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12 responses to “The Weekly Recap (128)

  1. Glad you had a quiet week, and what a nice thing to happen when you’re going to remember a friend. It must have been nice to catch up with his parents, it’s always nice to see people who share a memory of someone you knew, especially at times like this like his birthday. You’ve made me hungry talking about cupcakes and pudding. I might have to treat myself to dessert now. And you’ve read so many good books! I am jealous, and also want to get back to some Mercy Thompson reading from looking at this post. Maybe soon. You have a good week.

  2. Tanya Atkinson

    Sounds like your week was o good mix of books, TV and family time. And the Japanese BBQ place sounds dee-lish. We don’t do anything for Easter but I kind of unconsciously did a nod to my childhood Easter’s by making a ham, potato salad and green bean casserole. LOL I really enjoyed The Bride Test – almost as much as The Kiss Quotient. And I have a Kennedy Ryan audio book on hold right now on Overdrive. Long Shot, I think? It’ll be my first by KR.

  3. Has it already been a year? Time sure flies! That was lovely of you to bring flowers and balloons. You’re a great friend. Easter at a Japanese BBQ? FUN! I love that and it appeals to me more than eating bland American food.
    I just downloaded the SM book too! I hope it’s good!

    • Yeah, it’s almost been a year since he died.

      I’m already itching to go back to the Japanese BBQ place. It was super good.

  4. I can’t believe its been a year since he passed. I feel like you were just sharing that with us. Glad you were able to see his parents. I am sure that meant a lot to them.
    I am having a terrible time downloading that new Sarah Maclean book from Edelweiss! It just won’t deliver it. A couple other blogger friends said the same thing, so at least its not ME!

    • The one year anniversary of his death is coming up in a couple of months. April 23rd is his birthday so we went to put some flowers out for him. Time sure has flown by though.

    • Yeah, it’s been a while since I’ve seen his parents so it was good to catch up with them and check on them at the same time. I love those guys.

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