Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Sunday Post #39


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Happy New Year! I hope everyone rang in the new year safely, whether it was out on the town or from the comfort of home. I'm being a total homebody today and loving it. Sunday is usually my laundry day but The Husband insists that laundry cannot be done on New Year's Day. (An old superstition about laundry on New Year's Day washing away your good fortune for the year.) Another superstition/tradition we'll be observing? Black-eyed peas and cornbread with dinner (along with ham and potato salad). I don't know if black-eyed peas on New Year's Day is just a Southern tradition, but it's a big one! Typically, collard greens are served as well but I'm skipping those this year. Do you have any New Year's traditions? 


Tuesday, December 27: Doing a Top 10 of the year seemed impossible so instead I went with my Top 16 of 2016 and had a great time choosing my favorites and putting together the post. :)

Wednesday, December 28: On Wednesday I shared two more challenges that I'll be taking part in this year. This will be my second year for the #ShelfLove Challenge and my first in the Contemporary Romance Challenge. I'm hoping both will be fun motivators in continuing to read from my favorite genre and read from my shelves.   

Thursday, December 29: Thursday brought a review of My True Love Gave To Me - an anthology of holiday-themed short stories. I'm not a big fan of short stories but there were a few here that I really enjoyed. I was so glad to finally read this one since it had been sitting on my shelf for two years! 

Saturday, December 31: On New Years Eve I decided on a whim to do the 2016 End of Year Book Survey. Unfortunately it was already 10 PM by the time I made that decision so I was in front of the computer for the next 2+ hours putting the post together. I rang in the new year bleary-eyed and sleepy (and skipping a few questions at the end LOL) but it was fun to do.     

 
Finished:
My True Love Gave To Me - Stephanie Perkins (editor)
The Anatomy of Us (WJM #2) - Amelia LeFay

Current
From Sand and Ash - Amy Harmon

KINDLE: 

Paper Princess - Erin Watt
The Edge of Never - J.A. Redmerski



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

28 comments:

  1. Paper Princess has a really cool cover. I will definitely have to check it out!
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    1. Thanks Shoshi. I like that cover, too... so much that I if I enjoy the book I'll probably have to but a physical copy instead of just the ebook. :)

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  2. Happy New Year! Sounds like you're having a good one! It was a quiet New Years on this end and that was fine. Nice to stay in and relax. I'll check out your review of the holiday anthology as I read that one not too long ago as well.

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    1. Happy new year, Greg! Like you, my new year was pretty quiet and low-key, just the way I like it. :)

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  3. Happy New Year! You sure got a lot of great books and posts! I hope you read more great books in 2017!

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  4. Happy New Year! I don’t have any traditions. I spent New Year’s Eve with my dogs. We watched Harry Potter and ate mac & cheese until midnight.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Hey, I like the sound of your new year's eve, AJ! :) Harry Potter + mac and cheese sounds like an awesome night to me! :)

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  5. Collard greens is definitely one of my family's things. I tend to just eat appetizer type foods and ring in the new year like an old lady. Lol! I'm just happy to be in 2017. Happy New Year!

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    1. I do love me some collards (if they're seasoned well - nothing worse than bland collards). Your new year's eve sounds right up my alley! :)

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  6. I'd never heard of the superstition about doing laundry on New Year's. Guess it's a good thing I was just plain lazy! :-)

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. LOL Well that worked out well for both us! :)

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  7. Around where I live, I think it's common to eat roast and the like, which we did have!
    :)

    -Lauren

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    1. I guess every region has their own traditions. That roast sounds really good! :)

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  8. I really enjoyed The Edge of Never. I hope you enjoy it as well, Tanya. Cornbread is so delicious, too. :)

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    1. I'm so excited excited for The Edge of Never, Jess! I have a feeling I will love it.

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  9. Happy New Year, Tanya! I think black-eyed peas are a southern tradition. My family eats them for luck. My MIL though, she's from Ohio and she calls them cow peas because they feed them to the cows. ;) We stayed home and watched a movie with our oldest while our two youngest hung out with friends. We were lazy on New Year's Day. *haha*
    I hope 2017 is off to a good start for you! Have a great week!

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    1. I think you're right, Brandee... it's a Southern thing. I mentioned it to a friend in California and she'd never even heard of black-eyed peas. She said, "are they like green beans?" LOL I was like, "Um, never mind." Ha! My New Year's Day was the same - super lazy. I loved it. :)

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  10. I'm with your husband! No bills or laundry on the New Year, bad luck Tanya! :p I got Paper Princess as well on kindle. Gotta love the EOY sales

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    1. LOL I'll have to tell my husband that you agree, Amber. He'll be so glad he has some back-up. ;-)

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  11. Happy New Year! We have black eyed peas, corn bread, and cabbage every year! :) Hope you are having a great week.~Aleen

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    1. Yum! I just recently heard of cabbage on New Year's, Aleen. I've always known it to be collard greens but just last week someone mentioned the sore was sold out of cabbage. Either one sounds good to me! :)

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  12. Happy new year, Tanya! Love your new books especially Paper Princess and Amy Harmon's newest 😁

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    1. Happy New Year, Kei! I'm about 75% through the Amy Harmon book and it is *killing me.* I am so afraid for these characters!

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  13. Happy new year!! I had never heard the laundry superstition but I like it :) I can'r wait to get to Amy Harmon's latest. Have a great week!

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    1. Happy new year, Grace! Yeah, Sunday is always my laundry day but since new year's day fell on Sunday... nope! It wouldn't bother me (I didn't grow up with that superstition) but it must have been ingrained in my husband's mind. LOL

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  14. Happy New Year my friend!
    All that food you're eating is super southern. That doesn't come anywhere close to Canada. Haha
    The cover is soooo cheesy and bad for The Anatomy of Us. I hope the book was better...

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    1. Happy New Year, Brittany! Yeah, I guess you don't find black-eyed peas and cornbread on every corner in Canada. LOL But you get, uh... cheese curds? =P

      OMG, that cover of The Anatomy of Us is heinous. The first book (The Anatomy of Jane) was bad but this one took it to a new level. It's like Photoshop at its very worst.

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