Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Sunday Post #41


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It's a chance to share news - a post to recap the past week on your blog, 
showcase books and things we have received, and share news about what is
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What a week! It was a short work week for me due to the holiday and yet it still felt long. I was busy at the office all week and it made for some long days. Then came the inauguration and the women's marches on Washington, across the country, and around the world. Some truly historic events this past week. And while there has certainly been a degree of negativity surrounding this change of administration, it has been this photo that has elevated my spirits and just made me happy. 




Tuesday, January 17: This week's Top Ten Tuesday was all about sharing hidden gems. Those books that get overlooked or just totally deserve more love and attention. It was tough to keep it at just ten! I loved hearing in the comments that some of these were loved by others, too - and I loved checking out everyone else's hidden gems!

Thursday, January 19: I realized last week that I hadn't taken part in That's what He Said Thursday in months - and I missed it. I never get tired of swoony book boyfriends saying just the right things. For my return to TWHST I went with a no-brainer: meaning, pretty much any guy from Jennifer L. Armentrout. In this case, it was Reece from Fall With Me. ♥♥♥  


Saturday, January 21: By Your Side is not my favorite by Kasie West but I still really enjoyed it. It has all the hallmarks of a West novel - sweet, funny, cute and always on the clean side of YA contemporary - while also touching on a few more serious themes. I shared my thoughts on this one yesterday and it releases on January 31.     

 
Finished:
Long Way Home - Katie McGarry
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things - Bryn Greenwood 

Current
The Selection - Kiera Cass
Rome (AUDIO) - Jay Crownover

PHYSICAL BOOKS: 
Lucian Divine - Renee Carlino
Punk 57 - Penelope Douglas

KINDLE BOOKS: 
Full Tilt - Emma Scott



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

26 comments:

  1. Ahh that picture just gives me all the feels in the world!

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  2. I agree that picture is lovely. Can't way tot see what you thought of All the Ugly and Wonderful Things. Love that random. Enjoy your new books and have a great week!!

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    1. Oh my goodness, Grace, I can't stop thinking about All the Ugly and Wonderful Things. I loved it, it was disturbing, it made me happy, it broke my heart... I thought it was excellent. I haven't managed to put my thoughts together for a review yet but I can already see it being one of my favorites of the year.

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  3. Lovely pic of my favorite presidential couple ❤ I hope to read All the Ugly and wonderful things soon. Looking forward to your review 😊

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    1. Thanks Daniela. :) I hope you'll be able to pick up All the Ugly and Wonderful Things soon. It was remarkable. I haven't managed to gather my thoughts for a review yet but it'll be soon.

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  4. Love that pic as well, I'm going to miss them. :) Also, I like that gif, wish I was doing that that right now.

    Hope you have a great week! ~Aleen

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    1. The Obama's are definitely going to be missed. :( And I sure wish I was curled up reading a good book right now, too! :)

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  5. Love the picture of the Obamas! And the photo at the end - ah, looks so lovely. :)

    I really want to read Lucian Divine and Punk 57 so yay for getting copies of those!

    -lauren

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    1. Thanks Lauren. I'm so bummed at the reviews I am seeing for Lucian Divine. I love Renee Carlino and have been so excited for this one. I'm trying not ignore the reviews, though, and hopefully I will love it!

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  6. Hi Tanya! Are you enjoying The Selection and Rome? I listed to both of those via audio. I loved Rome, but I didn't love The Selection. I was intrigued enough to listen to the next two in the series though. Have a good week! - Lauren @Obsessive Book Nerd

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    1. Hi Lauren! I just finished The Selection last night (physical copy). America is seeming a little wishy-washy and the beginning of the book had such a Hunger Games feeling to me but overall I really enjoyed it. It was light and fun. I'm listening to the audio of Rome and I'm about 90% through it. It actually brought me to tears this morning! So unexpected! The narration for Cora has me wanting to do bodily harm but if I can ignore that it's all good. LOL

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  7. Love the Obamas photo and the reading by the rain photo! They really lift up my spirits!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

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  8. Nice photo indeed. Classy couple- especially given the circumstances.

    Punk 57 looks kinda good.

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    1. Punk 57 has some great reviews so I'm pretty excited about.

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  9. I absolutely love that picture!! Going to miss having them in the white house, for sure :(

    I hope you love The Selection - I devoured the first three books in that series :) Have a great week!

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    1. I'm going to miss them, too. *sigh*
      I just finished The Selection last night. So much fun! I'm excited to pick up The Elite soon. I'm already firmly Team Maxon. LOL

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  10. I'm gonna miss the Obamas. The marches were stunning, we had a tiny sister march, it felt so empowering! Ooh you read some great books can't wait for your reviews!!!

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    1. Yep, I'm going to miss the Obama's, too. Things sure are going to be different now. :(
      Seeing all the marches was so inspiring. And it was amazing to see them taking place all over the world!
      I'm still gathering my thoughts for all the Ugly and Wonderful Things. So amazing, so remarkable. So many feelings!

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  11. Yea, to say I'm scared of life right now is an understatement.
    That picture is amazing. And those two are #goals
    In fact Michelle's lack of caring and hiding her feelings on Friday was amazing and perfect.
    Hope you enjoy the Selection books. I don't care how fluffy those books were I hated them. Hahaha

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    1. You're not alone. :(
      I am so in love with that photo of the Obama's. I swear, I'm tempted to print it and frame it. They are amazing.
      You hated The Selection series? LOL I just finished the first book last night. So much fun. I know I'll be picking up The Elite soon. I'm already totally Team Maxon. LOL

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  12. Thanks for sharing that photo, Tanya. It made me smile as well. Nice haul of books, too. I'm dying to read Punk 57. Have a great week! :)

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    1. I'm excited for Punk 57, too! That synopsis hooked me, plus it's getting great reviews. I sense a winner! :)

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  13. Aww, I love that pic of the Obamas. I miss them already :(

    And I've been wanting to read The Selection. Can't wait to see what you thought of it.

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    1. Same here, Cheryl. They are definitely going to be missed.
      I've been meaning to read The Selection series for *years!* I just finished the first book and it was a lot of fun. Obviously nothing deep and meaningful (LOL) but sometimes it's fun to just read some total brain candy. :)

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