What I’m Reading This Weekend #FridayReads (60)

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Playing toss the glove while waiting for the results of Jordan’s CT scan.

Hey all!  How you today?

It has been one hell of a week over here.  We’ve had a couple of concussions (for the 15 year old goalie), tons of doctor’s appointments (for me and the 15 year old’s head), lots of dance, and quite a bit of other stress that I’m not ready to post about on my blog (or Facebook or Twitter).

I’m ready for a fresh start.

Mr. Jordan had the entire goal get picked up by wind while warming up for Sunday’s game and dropped on his head.  He was hit with the top bar.  Come to find out, the previous Monday he had dived for a save at practice and smacked his head hard on the goal, went to the nurse’s office at a school later in the week complaining of a splitting headache and foggy vision in one eye, and no one told me.  I took him out of the game at half when I realized his reaction times were way off.  We headed to the ER where he has been diagnosed with concussion syndrome.  Back to his doctor on Monday for a recheck.  His doctor said no PE or soccer until he is headache free for 10 days.  That means every time he has a headache, the clock starts again.  He has some memory loss and has just stopped throwing up from the pain.

Not cool.

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Nano drew me a terrifying pumpkin covered in blood.
I wonder if his teacher is concerned?

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4 nights of dance a week and that isn’t enough for her.
She wants to be at the studio on her 3 days off.
Child has been so focused and determined in her classes, it’s sometimes hard to remember she is 7.

So it’s been a very very long wee, one where I was diagnosed with a soybean and egg allergy and now have to figure how to eat all over again.  It’s better that than Lupus, I think.  I have to go back and let my doctor know how I am doing in 2 weeks.  If the joint pain and hives continue we do more food tests (cuz the skin prick test and 13 shots in one arm wasn’t enough.), if that doesn’t do it, I’m off to a specialist to see which autoimmune disease we are dealing with.

Yep.  I’m ready for the week to be over.


What are you guys reading this weekend?

This is what is on my list –

I started this one last night.  I haven’t read any other book in this series yet, though I have so many Jessica Sorensen books to read in my Amazon Cloud.  I got this one from NetGalley and need to get it reviewed.  I don’t feel lost at all without having read the other Nova And Quinton books.

Nova And Quinton cover

What It's About

Today is the first day of Quinton Carter’s new life. The toxic guilt of his past left him in pieces-but one girl unexpectedly put him back together. Thanks to Nova Reed, Quinton can finally see the world with clear eyes. She’s the reason his heart is still kicking behind the jagged scar on his chest. And he would love to have her in his arms every minute of the day . . . but he’s not ready yet.
Playing drums in a band and living with her best friends are just some of the highlights of Nova’s life. But the best new development? Talking to Quinton on the phone each night. She wishes she could touch him, kiss him, though she knows he needs time to heal. Yet shocking news is on the way-a reminder of life’s dark side-and Nova will need Quinton like he once needed her. Is he strong enough to take the final leap out of his broken past . . . and into Nova’s heart?

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Next up is this one for Sunday –

Own cover

What It's About

Sleeping with the colonel’s daughter? Risky. Making her call you Sir? Reckless.

Command Force Alpha, Book 1

When a mission against the Russian mafia goes south, Colonel Stafford, head of a deep-cover ops team, wrests a hospital-bed promise from his protégé. Although eager to return to the field, Evan Sommers swears to keep the colonel’s daughter, Katsu, safe from retaliation.

The task isn’t simple for the battle-tested Marine Corps captain. Four years have passed since his secret affair with sweet, compliant Katsu. Now she’s a streetwise pool shark who refuses to obey any command.

Kat resists the need for Evan’s protective shadow, until deadly threats expose her vulnerability. Her future depends on this hardened soldier, and their sizzling dynamic reveals what Kat’s bland college dating life lacked—a man with the will and desire to tame her.

Danger creates potent, unexpected scenarios that test their sexual limits, yet a real relationship is impossible. Evan is the warrior who could be her Master, but how can she fully submit? The next mission—even the next knock on the door—could rob Kat of the man she loves.

Warning: This book contains a reformed playboy Specials Ops stud who knows how to tease, demand, and spank what he wants out of a colonel’s unruly pool shark of a daughter. Wait…how is this supposed to be a warning?

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Katie Porter

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Then I want to get this one read.  It wasn’t on my calendar, but I found it in my kindle cloud to find books I still needed to review from netgalley.  This one has been archived, but I still want to get it read since they sent it to me.  It looks great.

What It's About

Reach out, hold tight, stand up, move forward.
Learning that life goes on is the hardest lesson of all.
One life destroyed. Four others irrevocably shattered. Overcoming the shock and grief of death is an all-too-familiar rite of young adulthood.
Walking home from a tennis game on a bright spring day, April Walden’s three closest friends watch in horror as she is struck by a car and killed. The senseless accident plunges all three young women-and the car’s driver-into a devastating and often misguided search for comfort, purpose, and inspiration.
Becky wraps herself in a protective cloak of obsessions, performing anxious rituals at the base of the red maple tree under which April died. Elyse dives into a high-risk party life, trying to honor April by experiencing everything April missed but mistaking self-destructive indulgence for courage. Florie turns to fundamentalist Christianity, not as spiritual guidance, but as a wall that might shield her from reality. Mark, the driver, spirals downward into substance abuse and self-loathing, until April’s three friends reach out to save him.
How do you make it through the night when you’ve stopped believing that tomorrow always comes?

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Judith Arnold

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That’s all I’m going to do for this weekend.

Now on to the books I bought. I tried to be careful this week cuz I’m running low on my gift card balance.  In fact there are 4 books that are on sale today for 99 cents that I want, but I’m holding off.  So hard.  I keep telling myself I have more books than I could possibly read in this life time, but they look so good!

These were all 99 cents when I bought them.  Check the prices before you 1-click.

Punk Shock Love Society Torch cover Vikings Unleashed

Punk Shock Love Society – 99 cents|Torch – $2.99|Vikings Unleashed – 99 cents

Sharing You  Unmasked Cover Underestimated

Sharing You – 99 cents|Unmasked – $3.99|Underestimated – 99 cents

Knox cover The Darkness TrilogyRockers After Dark

Knox – $3.99||The Darkness Trilogy – $4.99|Rockers After Dark – 99 cents

If you want to grab the free books I find, follow me on Twitter or like me on Facebook.  Those can go by really fast so I don’t make blog posts for it, especially when it’s one on my wish list marked down.

That’s it for me and I have it done before my newsletter with my blog updates goes out at noon!  Yay me! 🙂

Have a wonderful day!

2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
Heather has completed her goal of reading 200 books in 2014!

I can think of at least 5 books I still need to write reviews for, so I should be at 237 when I get those done.

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  • Holy COW Heather!!!!!!

    Seriously, you have enough on your plate!!!! How does a school have a head injury and not inform you? Urgh!!!!! Feel you there. Then the whole flipping goal comes up and attacks him? Holy Mac and Cheese!!!!! Poor kid, poor you!!!! Hope he feels better soon. Take it easy, and even once he is free of the headache give it a few more days after that. Have several friends whose boys/young men are in football and after three they pull them for good! Love that she has a passion, my youngest is into horses and on the weekend I drop her at the barn at 8 am and I pick her up at 6 pm!!!! And she wants to sleep there!!!! Kids got to love them, hope next week is better for you!!!! Visit from SitsGirls!!!!!