WWW Wednesday, May 16th 2018

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WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Wars. So here what I have read/are reading/will be reading. Also, I will let y’all know what has gone on in my life this past week.

What has been going on in my life:

Compared to the week before, my week was pretty quiet. No injuries but I am taking on my son’s bus driver. I will explain when I get to him.

Miss R – Last week was teacher appreciation week. So, we celebrated. She drew her teachers flowers, gave them much-needed school supplies and gave them gift cards to Amazon. We took a trip to her absolute favorite store, Dollar General, to get cards, the school supplies, and gift bags. Thursday, we hit up the local splash pad. She started to cough during her time there and I thought nothing of it. Figured that it was allergies. But, she coughed continuously from the time we got into the car to go home and through the night. Friday, she was running a fever of 101 and I took her to the Dr. She missed Mother’s Day Tea at her preschool but I am glad I took her in. She ended up having strep. Saturday was her friends’ (twins) birthday party at the local science museum. She was still running a fever, so she missed it. She was crushed. But, her dad ended up getting all 3 kids a 10-foot pool (one with a filter), so that made up for her missing their party. She had a T-Ball game (where she caught the ball and she skipped the bases). Today, we had her parent/teacher conference. They said that she tested out of the 4-5-year-old room (pre-k, she’s in the 3s room which is preschool). They think she’s advanced but we won’t be able to find out until Kindergarten.

Mr. Z – So there has been drama going on with his bus driver. A few weeks back, the bus stopped in front of my house and the driver was screaming at the kids. This went on for 10 mins (I timed it). I went out onto my front porch and my neighbor was on her front lawn witnessing this. There were some younger kids who were crying when the driver realized he had witnesses and booked it. I contacted the head of the transportation department and she assured me that it was being taken care of. Fast forward to last week. The bus didn’t come until almost 430 one day. I called the school and the bus had left at its regular time. They contacted the depot, who said that he was pulled over, waiting for the kids to calm down. The bus leaves at 330. So he was sitting on the side of the road for almost 45 mins, without checking in. I raised holy hell with the head of the transportation department, as did the other parents. We were assured that it was being looked into. The very next day, he pulled up in front of my house and proceeded to scream at the kids again. But, he left as soon as he saw me whip out my phone. My friend, whose daughter also takes the bus, called. Basically, they are doing nothing. He’s a “new” driver who needs to pull over to get the kids to be quiet. He also needs to get a seating arrangement done. The thing is, he’s been driving since February when the old driver retired. He’s had plenty of time to do that. So, needless to say, I’m out for blood. The next time he’s late or pulls in front of the house, I am going to the superintendent and I am leaving a message at the school with an FYI. I know the school was pissed about him not taking the kids right home. Other than that, Mr. Z has been doing good. He can’t wait for school to end…lol.

Miss B – Nothing too much going on there. Things have been pretty calm with her. She also can’t wait for school to end.

Next week is more end of school stuff and T-Ball games. Miss B has a school concert on Thursday.

Now, onto the real reason I started this post (LOL):


What I am currently reading:

It’s All About the Duke

Date of publication: May 29th, 2018

Genre: Historical Romance

Book synopsis (from Goodreads):

Nearing thirty, the Duke of Rathburne is finally ready to make amends for the wager that caused him and his best friends such scandal―but taking on a ward who needs a husband is a feat he’s not sure he can manage. The last he saw of Miss Marlena Fast, she was a spirited little ruffian, not the sort of bride most bachelors on the marriage mart sought. But one glance at the lovely lady she has become is enough to convince him otherwise…

Orphaned young and shuffled from family to family, Marlena counts on her fierce independence and quick wits to keep herself content. Being the responsibility of a notoriously wicked duke who upended so many lives is an unexpected challenge when she realizes he arouses her decidedly feminine desires. Marlena must be careful. She has her own scandalous secret to protect. If he finds out, will it shatter her chances of a happily-ever-after with the notorious rake?

I just started reading this last night but so far, I am enjoying it. The book isn’t going to be published until May 29th, so be on the lookout for my review!!!


What did I recently finish:

The Duke Who Ravished Me (Rebellious Brides, #4)

The Duke Who Ravished Me

Date of publication: April 17th, 2018

Genre: Historical Romance

Book synopsis (from Goodreads):

An impulsive kiss between a libertine duke and a mysterious governess sparks a blaze of desire—and intrigue—in this breathtaking Regency romance from the award-winning author of Spy Fall.

Adam Fairfax, the Duke of Sunderford, happily enjoys a different woman (or two) every night—or he did, until his wards landed on his doorstep. Ever since Sunny took in the seven-year-old twin girls and their prim and proper governess, Isabel Finch, his love life has been a shambles. But, as time goes by, Sunny catches himself getting lost in Isabel’s haughty blue eyes, or following the curves beneath her unbecoming dress. An unexpected kiss ignites a passion that shocks him into realizing how thin the line between love and hate can be.

If Isabel’s hidden past were revealed, she could lose everything. Oddly enough, only when “Sinful Sunny” is near does she feel safe—or safe enough to speak up in defense of the girls. The duke’s decadent lifestyle is a disgrace, and clearly he considers Isabel a nuisance. Still, she can’t help admiring his sculpted cheekbones, strong-cut jaw, and tousled chestnut hair. When their lips meet, it’s almost as if he could kiss the secrets right out of her. Worse, she’s tempted to let him. . . .

I loved this book. I have reviewed the earlier 3 books and I couldn’t wait to read Sunny’s story. And what a story it was!!  My review should be coming soon, so be on the lookout for it.


What I am reading next:

The Way You Make Me Feel: I kept seeing this come up in blogs. When I got an email from NetGalley for Read Now, I jumped on it. I am hoping that it is good!!!

All Night with the Cowboy: I reviewed book 1 in this series and I liked it. So when the publisher approached me to review book 2, I couldn’t say no.

The Memory of Fire: I had reviewed and liked The Waking Land. I was hoping that I would catch The Memory of Fire when it came up for review. Even better, the publisher approached me!! I can’t wait to read it.


So that’s it. Be on the lookout for the reviews of all these books in the near future.

Have you read any of these books? Why or why not?

Do you always continue with series? Why or why not?

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow
    May 16, 2018 @ 10:48:52

    Great covers! I am ogling them and trying to decide if I should explore one of these. Thanks for sharing, and here’s MY WWW POST

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  2. Jenn @ Bound to Writing
    May 16, 2018 @ 14:17:19

    These are all new to me books. That cover for The Memory of Fire is awesome! Have a great reading week! 🙂
    Here’s my WWW post https://www.boundtowriting.com/www-wednesday-may-16/

    Liked by 1 person

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