The Sunday Post #44


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I continue to be cheated by any semblance of winter which has me all weather-grouchy (that's totally a thing). 
It's 80 degrees outside. 
It's February. 
I call shenanigans.

Yesterday was a full day. I drove out to the beaches area to see my sister do a demo at Pier One. She was a little nervous about it so I attended for moral support. :) She rocked it, of course. Since Trader Joe's was across the street I couldn't pass it up. It's kind of ridiculous how much I love that place. Then in
the evening we went to a stage production of Xanadu. Unless you're of a certain age, you probably don't even remember the movie. It came out in 1980 and starred Olivia Newton-John and was ridiculously campy. I mean, it was a musical on roller skates. And no, I'm not joking. 😂 The live production was a riot. They definitely played it for laughs and camped it up (two of the nine muse sisters were played by men LOL) but it was so much fun and made for a great night out. (And it totally makes me want to watch the movie for the zillionth time today because naturally I have it on DVD.)

 

Tuesday, February 7: The books that left me wanting more. More of the characters, more of their story, more books in the series... just more. Can someone make that happen, please?

Wednesday, February 8: For the first time (ever) I made a TBR. I'm 100% a mood reader so TBR's are not my thing. But with a reading challenge and a review book and blah blah blah, this month I thought a TBR would actually help keep me on track. Tune in next month to see if it worked or if it made me wish for the carefree (TBR-free) days of olde.

Thursday, February 9: Since I finished reading Oblivion last week Daemon Black was on my mind (seriously, when is Daemon not on my mind?), so Thursday's quote had to come from his lips. Oh geez, now I'm thinking about his lips... never mind, here's a link to the post   

The reading slump is over! Reading Oblivion (i.e. revisiting a favorite series) did the trick. So in effect, it was Daemon Black to the rescue. (I'm now challenging myself to see how many times I can reference Daemon Black in one post.) I seem to be back on track with my usual reading habits so... thanks Daemon! *snicker*

 

Finished:
Oblivion - Jennifer L. Armentrout
Rowdy (AUDIO) - Jay Crownover
Your Tempting Love - Layla Hagen
The Prince (The Selection #0.5) - Kiera Cass

Current
A List of Cages - Robin Roe
The Serpent King (AUDIO) - Jeff Zentner

KINDLE BOOKS: 
Fake Fiancee - Ilsa Madden-Mills
Good Boy - Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy 

And just because I can... 


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

21 comments

  1. Oh you can take my winter and I'll take yours :) Sounds liek you had a full day! I love Trader Joe's and don't go enough. Yay for your slump being gone. I need to get Good Boy. Have a great week!!

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    1. At this point I would happily trade winters, Grace. (Of course that might change quickly once I had a few days of yours. LOL) I love Trader Joe's too, but it's not exactly convenient. But whenever I'm anywhere near the beaches I hit that one up.

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  2. HA! love your "I read all the books" image! especially because I'm reading Hyperbole and a Half right now. :) I hope to read A List of Cages and The Serpent King soon. Hope yo are enjoying them! Happy Reading!

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    1. So great that you're reading Hyperbole and a Half right now! Allie is just ridiculously funny. :) I hope you'll enjoy both A List of Cages and The Serpent King when you get around to them! The Serpent King was very good and A List of Cages is already breaking my heart.

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  3. OMG, Daemon Black is just about my number one book boyfriend! You make me want to go back and read his books again. I'm with you on the winter thing. It was so nice yesterday, in the 70s. I totally want my winter in February! Don't you love Crownover's books on audio? I listened to all of them on audio before I actually have picked up the books and read them. And I do love Rowdy! Have a great week!
    Check out my Sunday Post

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    1. Another Daemon fan... YES! :) Reading Oblivion from his POV was priceless. And did you see JLA's Instagram post yesterday? It sure sounds like she has another Lux book in the works!!! I've been totally enjoying listening to the Marked Men series. I'll be starting the last book this week. Can't wait to dive into Asa's story!

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    2. I still have Oblivion sitting on my shelf to read. I did see her post and I am so excited for a return to the Lux world! Asa is such a charmer! Enjoy the rest of that series!

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  4. I just created my own TBR list too on my blog! I hope I can get through that list!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

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    1. Hopefully we'll both rock our TBR's this month!

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  5. 80 in February? That sounds pretty good... although I'd probably be complaining of the heat. I'm never satisfied. :)

    Ha Xanadu on DVD! I admire you for admitting that! And yes I've seen it- a loooong time ago. Hardly remember it but yeah, I can see where a production of it would be very fun.

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    1. LOL I figured I'd come out and admit because the likelihood of anyone even knowing what it is was slim. :) The stage production was actually a blast and so worth seeing.

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  6. Oh. My. God. Xanadu. I saw it at the time and tried to watch it again a year or two ago and it was the worst thing ever. It'd kinda be fun as a stage show though!

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    1. LOL Ah, someone else who is apparently "of a certain age" and remembers Xanadu. :) Thankfully, instead of just trying to recreate it for the stage production, they went totally camp and it was a riot. So glad we went. :)

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  7. I know OF Xanadu but I've never seen it. Glad the stage production was a lot of fun. And yay for getting back into the reading groove.

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    1. In all honesty, you're not missing much with Xanadu. It got horrible reviews. I guess it's more than it's nostalgic for me. :)

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  8. I've heard of Xanadu, but alas, I haven't watched it. Might not at all...LOL Glad you enjoyed the performance though. :) Hope you have a great week! ~Aleen

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    1. Ah, you're not really missing much with Xanadu, Aleen. :) I think it's not the movie I love so much as it is the nostalgia that it brings me. Hope you have a wonderful week, too!

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  9. New books. I just ordered three paperbacks from Amazon and got Watership Down (apparently it traumatises children? It's about rabbits? I'm really curious about this one.) Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell and All The Bright Places. So, that's what I'm going to dive into as soon as I'm done with the million and one library books I have waiting for me.
    And I'll totally take your weather!

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    1. I remember my sister having to read Watership Down many years ago in school. I never read it, though. Hope you'll enjoy it... and your other new books!

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  10. First of all, I'm with you on the lack of winter. Okay so we did get a tiny bit of snow over the weekend BUT it's not supposed to be in the 40's in February. ;) Ahh, Xanadu...that brings back memories, Tanya. I rather loved that movie! In fact, I think I might share it with my younger daughter who loves musicals! LOL I'm glad you had a good time with your sister...and Trader Joe's. ;) AND DAEMON!!! Of course he has the ability to bring you out of your reading slump. He's DAEMON! :) Hope you're having a great week so far. I was sick over the weekend but I'm feeling better today. :)

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  11. Seems like a lot of people are having out of whack winter weather. Ugh. It's supposed to be almost 80 again today but stormy so that's soemthing. I love a good rainy day. I'd love to hear what your daughter makes of Xanadu. I know it seems so cheesy and dated now but when I was 12 I certainly fell for it. LOL Tbh, it still does it for me. Love the soundtrack and it's just so nostalgic for me. Yes, I always know I can count on Daemon... *waggles eyebrows*

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