Sunday, March 31, 2019

Stacking the Shelves & Our Sunday Post (32)

Hosted by:  Tynga's Reviews

Hosted by:  Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

I took a couple years off of blogging.  My daughter has Autism, and life got really difficult.  I had to learn how to adjust, and in the meantime stopped having time for myself.  I really missed reading and blogging, and for quite a while my co-blogger Mikki, kept up the blog all on her own. 

My Nana died a year ago and reading was her passion.  She inspired me as a child, and some of my fondest memories include going to the library and Barnes and Noble with her.  When I first started blogging, she got a goodreads account just so she could read all of my book reviews.  She was so excited and proud of me!  For a year, I couldn't pick up a book or go in a bookstore without feeling so sad because I missed her.  I've decided to carve out time for myself despite how hectic life can be raising a child on the spectrum.  I'm back to reading and blogging again, and making it a priority to carve out me time.  I know my Nana is proud to see me reading and reviewing again.  I imagine her smiling down at me with a happy and proud look on her face.  

Last Week on the Blog:

*Lick by Kylie Scott (Review) 


For Review:

Big Thanks to Harlequin Teen, Gallery Books, Macmillan, and Entangled Teen!


  1. No pressure but we are glad you are now back. I hope you and your family is doing better now. And may you find more blogger friends and have fun reading.

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

  2. Welcome back. Sorry to hear about your daughter and Nana. Your Nana sounds like she was an amazing woman. Loved that she would read your reviews. Happy to know you are taking some time for your self. I just got back to blogging in February after along break. Needed some me time back too.

  3. Welcome Back. My son is also on the spectrum, he also has a long list of other issues. My son is 14 now and we have some set backs but he is an amazing kid. Taking time for yourself might seem hard it is doable, even just an hour or so is needed when you have a child that needs extra attention. Blogging is my escape and it really helps.

    I hope you have a fantastic week, Lindy! Happy Reading!

  4. Welcome back! Sorry about the loss of your nana...I loved and felt inspired by my grandmother, too.

    I am curious about The Unhoneymooners. Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. Sometimes you just need a break. Welcome back! My grandmother loved reading too and she fueled my love of reading by letting me borrow all her Agatha Christie mysteries. I do have fond memories of sharing our passion for books. Glad to hear you do too.

    I have a copy of The Unhoneymooners as well and I hope we both love it! :)

  6. My brother and nephew are both on the spectrum too so I totally understand. It's great to have you back! I loved Smoke and Key. I think Kelsey Sutton writes such wonderfully depthful standalone stories. So rare. I'm also excited to read Storm and Fury too!! ❤️

  7. Oh that's the coolest thing I've heard all day! Glad you're back and doing something that brings you joy!!!

  8. I believe your Nana is proud of you. I am glad to hear you decided to go back to reading and reviewing. I can only imagine how your life is hectic, and I hope you will get some time for yourself everyday. If it's only 20 minutes, it's still something.

  9. I’ve been absent too, so welcome back. I’m sure your Nan would want you to keep doing what makes you happy.

    Have a great reading week

  10. Delighted to have you back blogging and around the sphere. I understand about the loss and autism. I have a son, now 26 on the spectrum. When my Dad died I was reading a book/series by an author I love..but never finished the book and in fact cannot pick up anything by her. It immediately reminds me all over again of the loss. Hugs my friend.

  11. Glad to see you back! I spend a lot of time on my daughter's health issues. So all my waiting time at appts and such I'm reading or listening to audiobooks. Or I'm listening when I do chores, errands or crafting. It is important to me to fit in that time for myself to read. Have a great week!@

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

  12. Aw that is just the sweetest thing her having created an account to read your reviews. Welcome back :)


We love to hear your thoughts, and appreciate you stopping by :)