The Sunday Post {5/15/16}

Posted May 15th, 2016 by in The Sunday Post / 2 comments

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news: a post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. Borrowed from Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

This week was a bit of a tough week. Jeff and I took two days off in the middle of the week. Normally that’s a reason to be happy! But this week we said goodbye to my husband’s paternal grandfather. My husband and I are both 32 years old and Tom is the first grandparent to pass on either side of our family. That’s right. Up until a week ago we still had all eight of our grandparents. I think keeping that in the forefront of our minds has helped my husband greatly. We have had over 30 years of memories to make with our grandparents. It is still hard to say goodbye; it’s never easy.

Other than that my week was pretty quiet. I did (still am really) participate in Bout of Books this week but I didn’t set any goals because I obviously had other things happening this week. As much as I love reading I couldn’t let it be my focus this week. I still feel like I did pretty well though.

Here’s what we’ve been up to this week:

Previously on Once Upon a Chapter:


Life Below Stairs by Alison Maloney

A Gift from my #OTSPSecretSister Beth


Lady Renegades by Rachel HawkinsMy American Duchess by Eloisa JamesIlluminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

With my new goal of spending as little as possible on my reading addiction (so far, so good!) I have been checking out books from the library right and left. It seems I then enjoy waiting three days before they are due to start the darn thing! I can’t wait until you guys see how much money I’ve saved this month alone by using the library! 😀 Because of that, due dates are kind of shaping my reading choices. I’m thinking I’ll be hitting the library just a little less in June to focus on some of the titles I own!

Any way this week I’ll be wrapping up Lady Renegades by Rachel Hawkins. I checked out My American Duchess because I wanted some more historical romance in my life and impulse checked this out. I have two other historicals in my pile but I’m hoping to get to those a little later this month! If I manage to finish up these two I’ll be picking up Illuminae. I have the ARC of this book and it is a huge chunker! It’s so heavy too. But I’m hoping that I’ll be able to get to it this week. It’s been sitting around for too long.

What are you reading this week?



2 Responses to “The Sunday Post {5/15/16}”

  1. Beth W

    I’m so sorry for your loss! All of my grandparents died when I was 13/14, so I can’t imagine having gotten to know them as adults. On the one hand, yay for all that time and all those memories. On the other hand, you can’t help but be close to them because of all that time and all those memories, so maybe the loss is felt more keenly. :/
    I hope the books help!

    Beth W recently posted: Posh Euphoria Review & Giveaway
    • Stephanie

      It is a bit of a double edged sword but I think we got the better end of the deal. 🙂 Jeff seems to be doing alright. Thank you! Books make a lot of things better. Always.

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