Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Wednesday Reads and Still Waiting on Concrete

We’ve owned (via mortgage) the new house for four weeks now. We’re still waiting on our driveway and patio (probably a good thing the mortgage held back some of the payment to Ryan Homes) to be poured. Not that it’s been Ryan's fault. Oh no. That fault belongs to Mother Nature.

She likes to rain a lot this year.

Even now as I get ready to post this (which I forgot to do last night because I was at a Dragons game, who won in the 10th, by the way), a little rain cloud just let loose. Didn’t last long, but I’m sure more will follow.

At least we know we’re next. We were told they would form the driveway and such this week. Hasn’t happened yet, but I’m sure on that next clear day, workers will be in our yard getting it ready for concrete.

And then we hope no rain hits for a few days so it’ll get poured!

Here’s what I finished reading this week:

Book #21

Dates read: June 12-23
Title: The Emerald Lily
Year of publication: 2018
Author: Juliette Cross
Genre: Paranormal romance
Series: Vampire Blood #4
# of Pages: 275
Paper or plastic: Nook e-book
How obtained: Purchased
Blurb from Goodreads: When Princess Vilhelmina Dragomir is awakened from her hellish sleep with a blood kiss from a handsome stranger, she learns that much has changed while she’s been away. The armies of the Black Lily and the vampire Crown have amassed and are on the brink of war.
    No romantic entanglements, no family. Mikhail Romanov, Captain of the Bloodguard, took a vow when he joined the Bloodguard. But he never planned for the gut-punching attraction he would feel for the untouchable princess. He must keep his focus, though. In order to avenge his family, it’s essential he help Mina claim her crown and keep his damn hands off of her.
    But Mina sets her heart on the elusive captain, and keeping his focus on the great battle ahead becomes harder and harder. While they're making plans, the evil King Dominik has been making some of his own. This time, he will show no mercy to the Princess…
My thoughts: Whoo hoo! Quite the ending to this series. I noticed (probably by the third book because I’m slow and because of the heroine’s name: Brennalyn SNOW), that each book features a different fairy tale. #1 is Cinderella, #2 is Red Riding Hood, #3 is Snow White, and #4 is Sleeping Beauty. So if you’re into those kinds of stories with a bunch of sexy vampires, then this series is for you! I certainly enjoyed them all.

So… Has Mother Nature messed with any of your plans lately? At least the rain stopped about an hour before last night’s Dragons game, so it was able to start on time. And it was nice to see the Dragons win, too (they haven’t been playing all that well lately).

Happy Reading!



Stacy McKitrick said...

Commenting so that I get notified of comments being posted because Blogger hasn't been working too well in that department lately. Ugh.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sorry the rain has kept them from pouring concrete. May you have a dry day soon.

Jennette Marie Powell said...

I don't mind not having to water the garden, but rain gives me sinus headaches, so it can stop any time now!

Once we get started on our build (hopefully in August), I'll be surprised if we don't get a lot of weather delays. Seems every build goes over budget, and over schedule!

JeffO said...

We have a canoe trip planned for Saturday that's been threatened by low water, but after a solid day of rain yesterday, it should be okay. Hope you get your concrete poured soon!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Alex - Looks like some dry days are ahead. Hotter weather, too. Figures.

Jennette - Can't ay this build went over schedule. We DID get to move in earlier than planned! But having a driveway, sidewalk, and patio will be nice.

Jeff - Looks like Friday is the day (they actually formed the driveway and sidewalk yesterday). I won't hold my breath, though. :)