Sunday, March 5, 2017

The Sunday Post #46


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It's been a fairly uneventful week. Busy at the office, gearing up for VIP guests and meetings in the coming week, but otherwise pretty low-key. This morning was my monthly breakfast with my mom and sisters which is always fun (even though one sister couldn't make it). Do you have a Mimi's Cafe near you? Their turkey, mushroom and brie crepes are divine. *wipes away drool*

I decided to start the month by reading a book from one of my challenges (the #2017HW Reading Assignment challenge) and after 5 days I'm still just over halfway through it. It's holding my interest but it feels overly long and a little slow. I'm finding myself wishing I was done so I could move on to something else. Does that happen to you? Already anticipating the next book while you're still reading one?
 
Tuesday, February 28

Wednesday, March 1 

Friday, March 3 
   


FINISHED:
Goodnight, Nic - Marley Jacobs

CURRENT
Barely Breathing (Breathing #2) - Rebecca Donovan

PHYSICAL BOOKS:
Infini - Krista & Becca Ritchie
Till Death - Jennifer L. Armentrout
From Sand and Ash - Amy Harmon

KINDLE BOOKS: 
Under Different Stars - Amy Bartol
Always - Kindle Alexander 
Hold You Against Me - Skye Warren
Unseen Messages - Pepper Winters

 


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

35 comments:

  1. I always get distracted when reading. Sometimes I try two books at the same time to see which one interests me more, but if something catches my eye, I'll put them down and start the new one. I'm a mood reader. So, it's tough to keep to one book. :-D
    Barely Breathing sounds great.
    Have a great week.

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    1. Well, I made quite a bit of headway over the weekend so I only have about 80 pages left in the book I mentioned. Then it's on to something I can get excited about. :)

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  2. Just start with another book as well and rotate the two! If I actually manage to keep my head attached to my body, I tend to read at least 3 books at the same time. Mostly on different formats though (paper, electronic, audio). Then it's not always that tedious to go back to a book I don't really find all that interesting!

    Good luck and hope you will have good week!

    http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/

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    1. Reading 3 books at a time? You're a wild woman! LOL My Type A/semi-OCD personality would shatter if I attempted such a thing. :) On rare occasion I will have an audio book that I listen to in the car and a book I read at home but even that's living on the edge for me. I should learn from your crazy ways. ;)

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  3. Glad you had nice breakfast with the family. Oh man I know what you mean with a book like that. The book I am reading I am liking but it is going slow and I am thinking about what I can read next to ramp up the reading pace. I see you got an Amy Bartol book - love her! Enjoy them all and have a great week!

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    1. Gah! So it's not just me! It's like, I don't dislike the book... I just find myself thinking come on, already! Let's wrap this up and I can move on. LOL I recently had a friend rave about Under Different Stars by Bartol so I had to snag it.

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  4. The monthly breakfast sounds fun and that crepe sounds delicious. I sometimes feel like I want to finish a book so I can move on. That's when I set it aside, if I can, and try something else so. I like to wait and go back to it then to give it another chance.

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    1. Well, I ended up making quite a bit of progress on that book over the weekend so I'm feeling a little more optimistic. :) The end is in sight!

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  5. That monthly breakfast is such a good idea! And that food sounds delish!
    Happy reading, those books look great :)

    Have a lovely week ahead!

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. I love our monthly breakfasts. We've been doing that for about 2 years now. And that food... yeah, good thing it's only once a month. LOL Hope you have a great week, too, Amy!

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  6. A monthly breakfast sounds so awesome! I wish my family was close enough for that. I've never heard of that restaurant though! Enjoy all your new books! I've had Under Different Stars on my Kindle forever but still haven't read it!

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    1. I love our monthly breakfasts. Me, my and mom and sisters don't live super far apart but it's enough so that getting all 4 of us together at the same time can be tricky. Hence the planned breakfast get-togethers. I recently saw a blogger friend totally rave over Under Different Stars so I had to nab it. Hopefully we'll both get to it soon! :)

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  7. Mmm...Mimi's sound so good! I should check that place out sometime!

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  8. The answer to one of your questions about books is: YES, I frequently lust after other books while reading. It happens every time I pass by my bookshelf and I'm currently reading an ARC. LOL

    Never heard of Mimi's but it sure does sound good! I haven't had a crepe in a looong time. :)

    Hope you have a great week! ~Aleen

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    1. LOL You're too funny, Aleen. :) Sounds like you're in a near-constant state of book lust. Hee hee!

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  9. Mimi's is awesome! I loved that place; there was one where we used to live in NC. Enjoy Under Different Stars. That series consumed me! I am desperate for her to write a 4th book! Samantha, The Book Disciple

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    1. I wish Mimi's was a little more convenient. It's across town and not someplace I can pop into any time I want. But I guess that just makes going there a treat. :) Where in NC did you live? My husband is from Fayetteville and his family is still there. We go up a couple times a year to visit. I am super excited for Under Different Stars! I bought it on a recommendation so it's great to hear from someone else who loved it!

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  10. No Mimi's Cafe here but judging from their website I wish there was! That French onion soup looks delish. And yes I definitely have that problem with books sometimes- in fact I just read one recently like that, I just wanted to be done with it so I could move on. I had another one calling me, and what made it worse was the one I was in had been long awaited, but I was finding it so-so.

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    1. Ah, so I'm not alone. That had to be doubly tough for you. Not only were you excited about another book but the one you were reading wasn't living up to expectations. A book lover's nightmare! :)

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  11. Hi! Till Death was my top book for Feb. It was sooo good. I have From Sand and Ash on my Kindle, I just haven't gotten to it yet. Eeek! Have a good week! Lauren - Obsessive Book Nerd

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    1. I am so excited for Till Death, Lauren! And I highly recommend From Sand and Ash. I had an arc and it was the first book I read this year. And my first 5 star book of the year. I'm positive it will be among my favorites of 2017.

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  12. Glad you had a nice breakfast with your family! what a fun tradition. I do find myself impatient to read another book while reading sometimes - it's not even that I'm not liking the current one!

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    1. Exactly, Lauren! It's not that I'm not enjoying my current book... I'm just kind of anxious to move on. If that makes any sense. LOL

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  13. The turkey/mushroom crepes sounds really good. I juag love small cafe's. They are not too big and have the besy food. The Breathing series is great, but the main character, Emma drove me nuts at times. I do love Evan though. Great haul, Tanya. :)

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    1. I am so glad to see you say that about Emma, Jess! Because I've been so frustrated with her and then feeling bad about it because of what she's still going through. Thank goodness it isn't just me. LOL Evan is definitely fictional because this guy has the patience and understanding of a saint. Ha!

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  14. that usually happens to me if I am not enjoying the book as much as I want to and just want to get through it so I can move on XD looks like you have some really interesting reads, hope you enjoy~

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    1. I imagine that's part of the problem, Lily. The book is holding my interest (mostly) but it's dragging on at a pretty slow pace. 500 pages for a YA contemporary seems kinda long. *sigh*

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  15. A crepe? With Brie? Oh, wow! That sounds heavenly! Yay for new books, I hope you have a great week reading!

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    1. It's divine, Olivia! :) Hope you have a wonderful week, too!

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  16. I love Krista & Becca Ritchie so much! They're so sweet and funny which means it pains me to say I haven't read any of their books. I'm just a hard sell when it comes to NA/Adult which is what they write.

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    1. You're killing me, Lauren! Repeat after me: I must read the Addicted Series. I must read the Addicted Series. LOL You're right, Krista and Becca are absolute gems and their books are *not* the typical NA. It's my favorite contemporary series ever.

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  17. If the book I'm anticipating is in a different genre than the one I'm supposed to read, then I'll just pick it up. Sometimes I'll just pick it up anyway. I used to read several books at once before I started reviewing them so it wouldn't be a hard stretch. I bet you have done the same. :)

    Oh and you also made me hungry... :) Need a cafe like that here.

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    1. Well I *finally* finished the book last night (yay!) so now I'm on to one that is a lighter read and that I'll fly through. I'm considering it my palette cleanser. LOL

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  18. I love Mimi's Cafe...it's not close but then, nothing is close to me. ;) But we went there last year after Sky's graduation for lunch. It's a great place for family get-togethers. I love that you added Infini to your physical book collection. You already read it in ebook, right? I know how much you adore the Ritchie sisters. Oh, and your HW read...yeah, that happens to me, especially when it's something I *have* to read and I'm not really in the mood for it but feel compelled to get it done. *sigh* I hope it picks up for you!
    Enjoy your week, Tanya!!

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    1. How neat that you have a Mimi's too! I had to laugh at your comment that nothing is close to you. I guess you get used to it but I feel like that would drive me crazy. I have sooo much within just 5 minutes of home (not Mimi's, unfortunately - that's across town) and I love it that way. I do have the ebook (and now paperback) of Infini but I haven't read it yet. I need to read Amour Amour first and that's on my kinda-sorta March TBR (not that I really make a TBR but whatever). So glad you can relate! I finally finished that book yesterday and immediately grabbed something light and fluffy that I new would be a quick read. I needed it after taking 6-7 days to read that other one!

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