Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sunday Post No. 3

Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It gives us bloggers the opportunity to share our news, on and off our blogs! We can post about our most recent blog posts, books acquired, and anything else we'd like to share with our fellow book bloggers. Although this is a weekly meme, bloggers can participate on a monthly basis, if they so desire. For the hop rules, click HERE. To link up to this week's post, please click on Sunday Post, 1/22/17.

Hi, again, fellow book-blogging bookworms! Hope you're all having a WONDERFUL Sunday! 

The weather has been rather irregular here in Miami, which is typical. Lol. We have summer all year long -- which can be pretty boring, as there are no seasons except the one -- with a few days of "cold" weather, which means temps in the 60s or 50s. We bundle up anyway! To us South Floridians, that's cold. Hahaha!

According to a weather alert on my Android phone, we have a high wind advisory today, starting at noon, and in effect until 7:00 PM. We're supposed to be getting gusts of up to 35 MPH. Weird.....especially since this isn't hurricane season! I can look out to my balcony and see the tree branches moving around. At least the wind takes some of the edge off the heat! Lol.

I'm supposed to be starting a book titled The Worthington Wife pretty soon, as I'm scheduled to review it for a blog tour on A Night's Dream of Books in February. Meanwhile, though, I started reading a short novel which I will review on my other blog, MindSpirit Book Journeys. The title of this book is Seduction of the Minotaur, and the author is Anais Nin, who is famous for her diaries.

This is not the actual edition I'm reading, though. I bought the new Kindle edition for my phone (I have the Kindle app on it). It only cost $4.99, which I consider pretty reasonable for an ebook. However, if I really like the novel, I'll be purchasing the print edition above. 

I have some mixed feelings about this writer. Her style is beautifully lyrical, hypnotic, surrealistic,  with psychological insights interspersed in her descriptions, which are colorful and sensuous. However, I don't like the subject matter of most of her books. She's written erotica, for instance, and even her novels that are not that graphic seem to deal with promiscuous sex in some way.  So far, nothing even remotely pornographic has taken place in this one. I'm almost done with it. As for reading other Nin works, I'll tread with caution. Oh, but she's got such a FASCINATING's full of metaphors, flowing musicality.... I've never read anything like this before. I'd say that Hermann Hesse comes close, but actually, Nin is in a category all her own.  

Last Week on A Night's Dream of Books

Current and Upcoming Events on A Night's Dream of Books



(These are currently in progress)

Book Review: A Study In Charlotte, by Brittany Cavallaro
Waiting On Wednesday No. 194
Book Blogger Hop No. 82: Books Started But Not Finished
Shelf Candy Saturday No. 196


This is a "Beautiful Cover Giveaway" which is part of my "Shelf Candy Saturday" post for the date of January 7, 2017. Click on the image above to access the post. This giveaway ends at midnight on Feb. 8th. Good luck if you decide to enter!!

This is a blog hop giveaway in which I am currently participating. It's hosted by Mary @ Bookhounds, and started last Thursday. Click on the image above for more deets!!

Current and Upcoming Events on MindSpirit Book Journeys

The Cozy Book Corner No: 12
Book Review: Seduction of the Minotaur, by Anais Nin 

Around the Blogosphere

This is a GREAT bookish challenge I've just come across. It's hosted by the blogs shown above, and I sure want to join! I hope that many of you will be interested as well. To get the details, just click on the button above.

Bustle has posted a list of 15 Of The Best YA Books of January 2017 To Start The Year Off Right

BNTEEN Blog (Barnes & Noble) has posted 26 Of The Most Anticipated YA Fantasy Novels of 2017

The Emerald City Book Review asks What books would you like to bring back?

This is an online Christian Book Club for women. They study one fiction and one nonfiction book each month. Just click on the button above for more details.

That's all I have for this week! Hope the week ahead will be GREAT for all of you!


  1. Gosh, I could never live in Miami if it's always hot. I HATE the heat, lol ;) My dream is to move to England: grey skies + rain + snow = A VERY HAPPY ME ;)
    Happy reading and have a lovely week ahead!! <3 <3

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

    1. Hi, Amy!

      Yeah, I know....wish I could go to England myself!

      Happy reading to you, too, and a lovely week, as well! :)

  2. Seduction of the Minotaur looks very good. I am looking forward to your review of it. The metaphors and the comparison to Hermann Hesse make it sound so appealing.

    I usually envy your warm weather this time of the year. But so far we have had a relatively mild winter here in New York.

    1. Hey, Brian!

      So far, the book doesn't have any objectionable content. The prose is luscious, although I must admit it's a tad overwhelming at times. The plot is rambling, too. We'll see how it goes....

      Oh, I wish we could get some cold weather! it does get boring, having 80 degree temps just about every

      Thanks for the great comment!! <3 :)

  3. We lived in Coral Springs and I felt like we had seasons. Fall and Winter were cooler than summer months and I enjoyed the days when we turned the air off and threw open all the windows. Wonder if you will get some thunderstorms with those winds. I love Thunderstorms!

    1. Hi, Kim!

      Oh, really? I've never been there so I wouldn't know.... :( That would be SO nice, to be able to be able to open up the windows to let some cool air in!

      I like rain, but not thunder. It really scares me!! I run to hubby and cuddle! Lol.

      Thanks for commenting back!! :)

  4. I'm conflicted on whether I'd like to live in Florida. :) Humidity is not my thing but in the winter FL sounds pretty dang good! And it's a beautiful state- I love visiting there. Anyway hope your heat cools a bit...

    Thanks for the links!

    1. Hi, Greg!

      Living in Florida can be nice IF and WHEN it's not TOO hot. Because when it is, it's also VERY humid. And I HATE sweating, except when I go to the gym. Lol.

      Actually, we've been having a bit of cooler weather lately. Nothing major -- temps in the 60s.

      You're very welcome for the links! Thanks for commenting back!! :)

  5. Great week you had! I've been meaning to read Everything Everything for awhile now. Let's hope I can get around to that!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

    1. Hi, Ronyell!

      Yeah, not too bad....

      If you want to read "Everything, Everything", but don't have the book, just enter my giveaway! If you do, GOOD LUCK!!

      thanks for commenting!! :)

  6. I've actually not read any of Nin's work... which I feel slightly bad about!

    Oh and I've given up on believing the weather app on my phone as I'm in Australia and it's been hot and we've been promised rain almost every day and it never appears!

    1. Hi, Beborah!

      This is the very first one of her works I've read. She's a great prose stylist, although sometimes her writing does get to be too 'ornate'. I still like it, though. As for plotting, well, I'm not very happy about that, at least, in this novel. More coming in my review!

      About the's funny, but the same thing happens here in South Florida, lol. Last night, for instance, there was supposed to be a severe thunderstorm, with wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour. Needless to say, NOTHING happened! However, our area was also under a tornado watch, and a tornado DID touch down in Fort Lauderdale, which is north of us.

      Thanks for dropping by and commenting!! :)

  7. Oooo I can't wait to see your thoughts about A Study in Charlotte! It's one of those books that I've been wanting to read for ages and haven't gotten around to it. Awesome post! :)

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

    1. Hi, Brittany!

      You have to read "A Study In Charlotte"!! It's SO FREAKING AWESOME!!!! I had it on my TBR for a long time, too, and FINALLY got to !!

      Thanks for the compliment on the post!! And thanks for the great commebt!! <3 :)


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