Sunday, November 13, 2016

The Sunday Post #34


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Hope you've had a great week! I'm going to skip right over talk of the election (can't we all use a break from that?) and instead say Happy Veteran's Day (slightly belated from Friday) to anyone of you who has served or has supported family members as they have served this great country. I am incredibly  proud of my husband who served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years and retired as a Chief Petty Officer. He is the embodiment of patriotism and his love of country is unrivaled. I am so humbled by the sacrifices he made. Veteran's Day has passed, but if you know a veteran, it's never too late to thank them for their service.
Me and Robert - Circa 1992

Speaking of The Husband, he was in Plains, GA yesterday for their Veteran's Day/Fall Car Show. I decided against going because he left a day early (it was too far to drive up the day of the event) and it was going to be an all day event. (Hello boredom.) Well I am totally kicking myself now for not going! Because he met President Jimmy Carter! It was likely that President Carter would be at the show since he lives in Plains and has come to the show in previous years but it's not like Robert just saw him from a stage or something. No, he actually met him, shook his hand and they spoke. Robert asked the Secret Service if it was okay to take a photo and President Carter was gracious enough to allow it. He even posed in front of Robert's car.

President Jimmy Carter - November 12, 2016

I would have loved to have met him. He is a true humanitarian and has always seemed like such a kind and genuine man.

While Robert was hanging with President Carter, I was engaging in some retail therapy. I'm not a big shopper and when I do shop I prefer to do it alone and at my own pace. You ever have those times where you don't like anything you see, or nothing fits right, or it fits but you don't like the way it looks? Ugh, hate what that happens. Well, yesterday was the total opposite of that. So I came home with bags of clothes, makeup, shoes... success! I had a blast. :)

Monday, November 7: On Moday I shared my review for Welcome Home for Christmas by Annie Rains - the fourth, and I think final, release in the Hero's Welcome series. It was the military aspect  that first drew me to this series (it takes place in a coastal North Carolina town near a fictional military base) and I've enjoyed each book in the series. 

Tuesday, November 8: This week's Top Ten Tuesday was about sharing the most recent additions to my TBR list. I've become pretty picky about adding to my TBR so whatever's there are books that I'm truly excited to read. 

Saturday, November 12: Yesterday I was part of the blog tour for Layla Hagen's Your Inescapable Love. Such a good contemporary romance! I definitely want to go back and read the earlier books in the series now 


 

  
Finished:
Your Inescapable Love - Layla Hagen
Sisterhood Everlasting (Audio) - Ann Brashares

Current
Stay With Me (Wait For You #3) - Jennifer L. Armentrout
Rule (Marked Men #1) *Audio* - Jay Crownover


ARCS FOR REVIEW:


April 11, 2017
The Upside of Unrequited - Becky Albertalli




How was your week? Any new books? Any news to share? 
You know I want to hear about it! :)

22 comments:

  1. Happy veterans day to your husband!!! How cool he got to meet president Jimmy Carter!! Yay for shopping. I don't go often but I kind of love to go by myself and pick out a few things. II got The Upside this week too. Hope we both enjoy. Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Grace - I'll pass that along to my husband. :) I'm still so excited that he got to meet President Carter. I probably won't read The Upside until much closer to the release date but I'm excited for it!

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  2. Happy Veterans' Day to your husband!!!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

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  3. I wish your husband a Happy Veterans Day! Pretty cool that he met President Carter. I have bouts of the shopping bug every now and then ;) Hope you have a great week. ~Aleen

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    1. Thanks Aleen! I'm not a big shopper but when the mood hits... look out. LOL

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  4. Thank you for skipping the election! Oh yes. Thank you.
    Happy Veteran's Day to your Husband. How lovely that he was able to meet a President of the United States on his day out! My husband is a veteran too. We are so proud of him. :)

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    1. Happy Veteran's Day to your husband as well! Please thank him for his service. It's not an easy life but it's appreciated by so many.

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  5. YOU CASUALLY MET JIMMY CARTER?! That is so awesome Tanya! Happy belated Vets Day, I totally forgot about it in the light of Tuesday/Wednesday.

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    1. Well, *I* didn't get to meet President Carter. I wasn't there but my husband met him. I made the decision not to go which I am now kicking myself for!

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  6. Many thanks to your hubby. I love car shows and I'm sorry you missed a chance to meet Jimmy Carter. Ya just never know...
    sherry @ fundinmental My Sunday Memes

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    1. Thanks so much, Sherry - I will tell him. My husband participates in car shows *a lot* and I rarely go... but I sure wish I had gone to the one on Saturday and met President Carter!

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  7. Two years ago I listened to Rule and it was my first Crownover novel. I've read/listened to ALL of her novels now. Love it! Stay with Me was one of my favs in the With Me series (not sure if that's the correct). Have a good week! www.obsessivebooknerd.com

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    1. I really enjoyed Rule, Lauren! I'll definitely continue with the series. I'm waiting for the audio book of Jet to come available on my library's Overdrive app. I just finished Stay With Me last night and loved it! No one can beat Cam Hamilton (from Wait for You and Trust in Me) but Jax sure runs a close second. :)

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  8. Happy Veteran's day to your husband! Thats totally awesome that he got to meet President Carter!
    Rule and Stay with me are 2 of my favorites! Enjoy them!

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    1. Thanks Samantha! I ended up really enjoying Rule and I'll definitely continue with the series. And I *loved* Stay With Me. JLA is always a favorite.

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  9. Happy Veteran's Day to your husband. That's very exciting that he got to meet Jimmy Carter! How fun is that? I'm glad your retail therapy went well. I don't really like shopping for clothes, but sometimes you get some really awesome items.

    -Lauren

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    1. Thanks Lauren! I'm not usually much of a shopper, either, but sometimes the mood strikes and I go all out. :)

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  10. I actually just screamed when I saw that you are reading Rule. One of my FAVORITE romance books hands down. I just want my own Rule one day:) can't wait to see what you think of it! *fans face just thinking about it. I really need to buy myself a physical copy of it sometime soon because I only have the e copy but i loved it so much!
    LOVE the picture of you and the hubby from 92! SO CUTE!! tell him I said happy veterans day!
    And i totally know what you mean about the shopping thing! it's either a hit or miss for me, which is frustrating either way because i end up with nothing or way too much (exceeds budget for the year LOL).
    Glad to hear you had such a good week Tanya!
    Emily@ www.rabbitholereviews.com

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    1. Oh my gosh, I had no idea you loved Rule so much!! I liked it a lot/didn't *love* it but I will definitely continue on with the series. I actually listened to the audio book even though I own a physical copy. I really doubt I will reread it so if you want my copy I am happy to send it to you! Just let me know. I'm currently waiting on the audio book of Jet to come available on my library's Overdrive app. Have you read the whole series?? My heart just broke for Rule and for Shaw. And Shaw's ex... OMG! He was CRAZY! I would listen to it in the car and if Robert was in the car with him he would get all into, asking questions, and going off about the ex. It was so funny.
      Aw, thanks for the nice comments... looking at that pic feels like a lifetime ago! I think I had just turned 23 and I kind of already knew at that point that he was The One. :) Crazy to think that I've now been with him for more than half my life! And I will definitely pass on your "happy Veteran's Day." As alway, you are the absolute sweetest!!

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  11. Great week in reading and shopping! BEST! ♥

    And thank you to your husband! My dad worked in the White House for Jimmy Carter so that is super cool!

    Jealous of your new Becky Albertalli, can't wait to read that one!!

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    1. That is incredible that your dad worked in the WH for President Carter!! Was he military? Civil service? That's just awesome! And I will definitely pass on your thanks to my husband... that's very nice. :)

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