The Sunday Post #71


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  • Back from a mini-getaway to our favorite resort. We were only gone Wednesday thru Friday but it was so perfect and just the downtime I needed. A few days of reading by the pool (or sometimes reading in the pool)... my idea of heaven.

  • My leopard print boots arrived! It has to be wrong to love a pair of shoes so much. LOL They're going to have some competition for my affections because I just ordered these pink crushed velvet mules. 💕
  

  • Today is my monthly breakfast with my mom and sisters (which I should be getting ready for instead of sitting here writing this post). One of my cousins is joining us this time and I'm so excited to see her. 

  • Say You Won't Let Go by James Arthur - I don't know who this guy is but I can't get enough of this song lately. 



Only one post this past week. I didn't check my blog or anyone else's while I was on my little getaway. And yesterday, when I planned to do a post and some catching up... I decided to extend my little break and I loved it. :)

Tuesday, August 29
Top Ten Tuesday: YA Hidden Gems

       
      

WHAT I READ IN THE LAST WEEK:
Mercury Striking (Scorpius Syndrome #1) - Rebecca Zanetti
I DNF'd this one at about 40%. I just wasn't feeling it.
Rowdy (AUDIO Re-Read) - Jay Crownover

WHAT I'M CURRENTLY READING
Breathe (Sea Breeze #1) - Abbi Glines
Bossman (AUDIO) - Vi Keeland


THE AUGUST BOOKWORM BOX:

My Bookworm Box included not only Untouched Perfection by Kristin Mayer (sounds good!) but an awesome water bottle that I know I'll use. 

PHYSICAL BOOKS:
I've been hearing such great things about Ghosted by J.M. Darhower so I decided it was a must-have. And I'm loving this updated cover of TJR's After I Do!



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

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  1. Ahhh I looooove James Arthur so much and I hope you enjoy Ghosted, another brilliant one by JMD!

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    1. Wow, and I've never even heard of James Arthur! Guess I need to find out what else he does because I sure love that one song. I'm super excited for Ghosted!

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  2. Oh my gosh I gave up on Mercury Rising too. UGH it was just....bad. Sorry it didn't work for you either. Hopefully your other books are great!
    I have my eye on Ghosted as well because everyone has been raving. Hope you like it!

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    1. Yeah, Mercury Rising just wasn't working for me. I didn't hate it... I found that I just didn't care. Not a good sign. LOL

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  3. Yeah for the boots!!!!! Glad you had a good time on you away time. Enjoy your new books and you week ahead too.

    Jenea's Book Obsession's Sunday Post

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    1. Thanks Jenea. It's always good to getaway... and then always good to come back home. :)

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  4. Pretty jealous of that pool reading! Glad you got to spend time like that :) have a great reading week!

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    1. Thanks Evelina - it was a great getaway!

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  5. Oooh your TBR this week is awesome! So many good books, I especially loved Rowdy.

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    1. Thanks Nicola. :) The whole Marked Men series is so much fun.

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  6. The Help quotes in those alarm clock XD

    And whoaaaaaa....that swimming pool O_o

    Seriously I'm so jealous right now

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    1. I know, right? I looove that pool. It's my favorite place to go for R&R. My husband jokes that if we ever win the lottery we are building one just like it. :)

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  7. That getaway sounds perfect. Hope you had a good breakfast with your family. Looks like a great reading week. Hope you have another coming up!

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    1. Thanks Grace. It was a great getaway... and the breakfast with family is always a good time. :)

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  8. Glad you enjoyed your mini-vacation. That pool does look gorgeous!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    2. Thanks Nicole. It's our favorite place to go for pure R&R. :)

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  9. Glad you had a nice time at the resort! I need to go to a resort someday!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

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  10. Glad you had a lovely break. It's always nice to recharge. I have been seeing Ghosted every where! I am getting a twitchy one-click finger. (must resist!) Have fun rockin your new boots!

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    1. I've yet to read anything from Darhower but have a couple friends who swear by her so I have high hopes for Ghosted.

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  11. I need to start vacating like you Tanya! I hope breakfast with the fam was fun, I need to start doing that wiht my family as well! :)

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    1. LOL I'm all about the R&R and down-time. I'll leave the non-stop activity vacations to everyone else. :)

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  12. Glad you had fun on vacay! LOVED that alarm! LOL

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  13. hah! Love the alarm so much.

    Yay for getting away for a bit. I LOVE reading in the pool. I don't know anyone else that does it, so go you!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. LOL I love reading in the pool! It's was to see I wasn't the only one doing it, either. The times when I would just walk the length of the pool I would see several others poised against the edge with books. :)

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  14. Yay for mailbox goodies. I couldn't see some of your images, could be on my end? :(

    Glad you had fun on your mini vacay, it was well deserved. Hope your breakfast turned out great.

    Hope you have a wonderful week! ~Aleen

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    1. That's weird about the images. I'll have to double-check those.
      Both the getaway and the breakfast were great. Thanks Aleen!

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  15. So funny you DNF Mercury Striking. LOTSA people didn’y including me. Almost. JUST because I read some reviews saying it gets better and of my loyalty to Zanetti I stuck with it and it DID get better.
    Glad to hear you enjoyed your resort mini-getaway  reading by the pool is indeed heaven! Hope you also enjoyed your breakfast with your mom and sisters

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    1. I *really* tried with Mercury Striking. Even got to the 40% mark. But I finally realized that I just wasn't invested and wasn't even curious about what would happen. Ha.

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  16. So happy you had a fantastic break!! That reading by the pool (or in it, haha) sounds divine. Gorgeous pic there, too.

    Yay for the leopard print boots! Those velvet mules look lovely, too :)


    Haha I enjoyed that random ;)

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. That resort is definitely my happy place. We try to go once or twice a year just to relax. Poolside reading is divine! :)

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  17. I liked Mercury Rising enough to make it through it, but not enough to continue the series, especially after I heard she took the series in a direction I don't like. I'm not into "questionable consent."
    Have a great week!

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    1. Sorry to hear that it took a turn you weren't happy with, but at least you found out before reading even more of the series. Life is too short for books we aren't loving! :)

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  18. Oh my, I bet that little vacation was wonderful. And those shoes are lovely.

    And your pictures for The Bookworm Box and your new Physical Book aren't working for me! :( Maybe it's just me!

    Rachel @ Chocolate and Chapters

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