The Sunday Post #68


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  • It's been a busy week, hence the lack of posts. I managed to get a Top 5 Wednesday post up and considered that a success. Better luck this week! 

  • Had a day to myself yesterday and indulged in a little shopping therapy. It was one of those rare occasions where I liked everything I tried on and it all fit well and was flattering. Boom. I even snagged the ultimate score: a cocktail dress for this year's holiday party that was on a clearance rack for $19.99. I wasn't even looking for a dress but there it was. I felt like I was robbing them blind at that price. LOL #winning

  • Chez Atkinson was open for business last night. The A/C at my parent's house went out so they made use of our guest room. I swear, it always feels so weird knowing there are other people sleeping in the house - no matter who it is. 

       
     
  

WHAT I READ IN THE LAST WEEK:
Wish You Were Here - Renee Carlino
Rome (audiobook re-read) - Jay Crownover
Our Broken Pieces - Sarah White

WHAT I'M CURRENTLY READING
After the Game - Abbi Glines
Nash (audiobook re-read) - Jay Crownover

KINDLE BOOKS:
  
      
Hello Forever - Sarina Bowen
I Found You - Lisa Jewell



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

22 comments

  1. Oh shopping is fun. Great score on the dress. Looks like a great reading week. I need to get to the new carlino. Have a great week!

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    1. I really enjoyed the new Carlino... I just need to get busy on her backlist.

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  2. I wish I had a shopping trip like that. I mostly avoid shopping, though I had to go to the mall today. Straight to Sephora and out. I am a horrible Jersey girl. You may have been busy, but at least you read a bunch of books (a few I really liked too).

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    1. I'm not much of a shopper either. It's a rare occurrence - and when I do I always prefer to shop alone. I loathe shopping as a social outing. Ugh.

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  3. I absolutely love when I hit the jackpot with a sale like that! Especially when it's for something you really need! Hope things calm down a bit for you this week :)

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    1. I know, right! And how often does that happen? LOL

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  4. I love when a shopping trip works out like that. Glad you had fun. :)

    You know, I always feel weird when there are guests sleeping in my house too. Glad your parents had a place to go. Much better than a hotel.

    Hope you have a great week! ~Aleen

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    1. Yeah, I wish every shopping trip was like that. LOL

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  5. Yay for some retail therapy and getting a dress at such an awesome price!

    I'm so used to people sleeping at my house - family, friends, whatnot, but I can imagine how weird it must be for others.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Overnight company is totally rare at my house. I'm big on guests at hotels. LOL

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  6. What a great deal on the dress - love when that happens!
    Jen Ryland

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    1. Same here, Jen - I never seem to find those awesome deals but luck was on my side last weekend. :)

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  7. Shopping so fun - especially when everything goes smoothly and you end up with amazing items :) Glad you scored!

    Looking forward to your review of Wish You Were Here. And I'm dying to read I Found You, it looks so good. Enjoy!
    Hope you have a lovely week :)

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. I don't usually enjoy shopping but this particular trip was definitely a fun one! And I'm totally excited for I Found You. I used to love Lisa Jewell so I can't wait to start that one.

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  8. Shopping therapy just sounds so strange to me, as I hate shopping so much, it just stresses me out :D well... unless it's shopping for books, of course :)

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    1. I'm not usually a big fan of shopping, either, but I guess I was just in the right mood on Saturday. And I'm always in the mood to shop for books! LOL

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  9. It has been busy for me to so I totally relate! Though I'm happy because I was able to comment on all your posts :) LOL totally selfish of me :) shopping therapy AND deals!! YAY!! Love that! I should do some of that today! you bad influencer! :) just thinking about your $19.99 cocktail dress makes me so happy and inspired!

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    1. You are too funny. :) And you know I appreciate your every comment. I love how you always have something meaningful to say. So hug yourself for me. :)

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  10. Retail therapy! I did the same over the weekend. I regret it now because money, but it felt so good! Are your parents still with you?

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    1. It sure is fun at the time, isn't it? And then buyer's remorse sets in. But no way can I feel bad about my $20 cocktail dress. LOL Nope, my parents only stayed one night. The A/C people were able to come out on Sunday morning by 10 AM and got everything fixed. Gotta love service like that!

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  11. Sarah White seems to be a breakout author this year for YA contemporary. Her books were everywhere. Have a great week!

    Anne @ The Reading Life

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    1. She's definitely getting some buzz! I hope to have my review of Our Broken Pieces up by early next week.

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