The Sunday Post #79



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It's a chance to share news - a post to recap the past week on your blog, 
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  • Last Monday The Husband and I celebrated an anniversary of sorts - 26 years since our first date.♥ 

  • On Wednesday I had another anniversary - 26 years at the company where I work. This week in 1991 was quite a memorable one for me! 


  • Guys, I'm kinda obsessed with this commercial. I watch it over and over. I get teary almost every time. I love this little panda!

Tuesday, October 24
Top Ten Tuesday:
Unique Book Titles

Thursday, October 26
Review:
His Convenient Husband by Robin Covington

Saturday, October 28
The Character Fight to the Death Tag

WHAT I READ IN THE LAST WEEK:
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1) - Leigh Bardugo    
  
WHAT I'M CURRENTLY READING
Haven - Mary Lindsey
Fuel the Fire (Audio Re-Read) - Krista & Becca Ritchie
    

FROM THE OCTOBER BOOKWORM BOX:
Hollywood Dirt - Alessandra Torre
This is the movie edition cover but I already have a copy with the original cover that I had signed and personalized by Alessandra at a book event. I'll hold on to this one for a future giveaway.

eARC FOR REVIEW:
Haven - Mary Lindsey



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


41 comments

  1. Happy anniversary...for both of those milestones! :)

    The secret santa event sounds like a heap of fun, I won't be taking part this year; but perhaps next year if it runs again.

    Have a great week ahead!

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    1. Thanks for the anniversary wishes. :)
      I'm really looking forward to the Secret Santa! Should be fun.

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  2. Panda is breaking my heart. I had to send the link to my daughter, she will love it. Congratulations on all your 26s!! How special that you still celebrate your first date after all these years. That is so romantic. ❤️ It amazes me to see people celebrate so many years at the same job. I feel like I am still trying to find something I like. I am seeing Haven all over. Curious to see what it's all about.

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    1. Isn't that panda just precious? Oh my goodness, I watch it again and again and my heart just hurts for him. So sad but sweet. Aw, thanks for the congrats. :) Well, I've been at the same company for many years but not at the same job. That has changed several times. :) I couldn't have stayed in the same position for 26 years. Gah! I am *really* enjoying Haven so far!

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  3. Congrats on the 26 :) that is an awesome number. And 26 years at the same company too! Wow :) talk about a life-changing week :D
    Have a great week :)

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    1. Yes! It definitely was a life-changing week for me. In all the best ways. :)

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  4. Happy Anniversary! It's sweet that you celebrate your first date still. I love it. Enjoy your week, and the Haven. It's sounds like it will be really good.

    P.S. The Meme has me all over it. Christmas decorations have been in our Walmart since the middle of September. Ugh...

    Jenea's Book Obsession's Sunday Post

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    1. Thanks Jenea. :) Yes, I still enjoy celebrating the first date. It's just weird thinking it was 26 years ago. It's like, how can that be? LOL
      Christmas decorations in mid-September?! I think your Walmart wins (loses?) for the earliest ever. Ugh.

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  5. I'm a sucker for anything with pandas in it and that commercial made me tear up! So sad and yet so sweet at the same time :) Congratulations on all your big 26 milestones! And thanks for the meme .... just got back from Macy's this afternoon and the Christmas stuff is EVERYWHERE! What gives!?

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    1. I really need to stop watching the panda commercial. It's doing me in. LOL
      Thanks for the anniversary congrats! :)
      Christmas stuff at Macy's?! Geez, can't they wait another week or so? *sigh*

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  6. Happy Dual Anniversary! Sounds like a great week 26 years ago. :)

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  7. Happy anniversary! I hope you have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  8. Happy Anniversaries! 26 years is amazing. And I tear up at that cuddly panda too. Smile through the tears:)

    My Sunday Post

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    1. Thanks for the anniversary wishes. :) And I really have to stop watching that panda commercial... it's getting ridiculous. LOL

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  9. Happy anniversary! Oh wow, 26 seems to be so special this year. Awesome. Yay, I loved the video!! Thanks for sharing.
    Anyway, I hope you enjoy your new books and have a wonderful week. ❤️

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    1. Yep, this week 26 years ago was pretty special for me. Just didn't know it at the time! :)
      Thanks Geybie!

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  10. Wow, you did have an eventful week in October of 1991! Haha Congrats on your anniversaries, my friend! That's spectacular! I've never participated in that Secret Santa...I'll consider it. And that commercial...so sweet! Omigosh!
    I see you had a Calloway book going last week. ;) I'm started Addicted for Now later this week. *sigh*
    Have a great week!!

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    1. Yeah, that was quite a week! I just didn't realize quite how monumental it was at the time. :)
      Yep, I'm doing a reread of Fuel the Fire, this time on audio. Reminds me of how much I love Connor and Rose. Seeing you read the series makes me want to do an entire series reread!

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  11. Congrats on all your anniversaries! Seriously, the first time I saw the panda commercial, I almost cried as well. My husband pointed it out to me and I was almost mad until I saw the end. I was thinking he was mean making me watch it!

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    1. Thanks Barb! And glad it's not just me with that commercial. :)

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  12. Congrats on the anniversaries! That's so awesome :)
    I can't wait to read your review of Shadow and Bone. Hope you adored it!

    Going to check out your Character Fight to the Death tag now...

    Have a wonderful week ahead, Tanya!

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    2. hanks Amy! I haven't written my review of Shadow and Bone yet because I'm going to see if my husband will do a kind of dual-review with me. We buddy read it so I thought it'd be fun to get his thoughts on it, too. :)

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  13. That is totally my face. I've been doing it all week when I hear anything Christmas. LOL Congrats on the anniversary.

    I've only seen the shortened version of that commercial. I love it!

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    1. LOL Glad to know I'm not alone. It's like, can we just get through Halloween, please? I know better than to expect them to wait until after Thanksgiving (ha!) but seriously... can we at least wait until November? Gah!

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  14. Happy Anniversary Tanya! That meme is funny. I'll be watching Hocus Pocus tomorrow too. LOL.

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    1. Thanks Aleen!
      Can you believe I've neve actually seen Hocus Pocus?! :)

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  15. I've never signed up for Secret Santa but I'm seriously considering it for this year! I just love giving (and getting) bookish mail!

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    1. Same here, Amber. I've done one other swap and had a good time with it but never a Secret Santa. I think it'll be a lot of fun!

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  16. Congrats on 26 years at your job and with your man! Thats an accomplishment! Secret Santa is always a crapshoot for me. I usually end up disappointed. But, I haven't done the one through broke and bookish. Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Samantha! :) Yeah, I've been super hesitant in the past about swaps but the Broke and the Bookish have been doing their Secret Santa for 7 or 8 years so I feel pretty good about joining theirs.

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  17. wow congrats on all kinds of anniversaries :D those were good years for you. The secret Santa looks fun, wish I could do it, but it's a little blah this year as is. I hope you enjoy it, if you are doing it!

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    1. Thanks Lily! Yep, 1991 was definitely a big year for me... even if I didn't realize it at the time. :)

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  18. Happy belated first date anniversary! Wow 26 years! How sweet! My husband and I know each other for 20 something too! :) Can't wait to hear what you think of Haven! That cover! OMG now I'll have to check that Secret Santa since you had so much fun!

    Guys, I'm kinda obsessed with this commercial. I watch it over and over. I get teary almost every time. I love this little panda!

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    1. Thank you! :) I just finished Haven this evening and was really impressed! I totally got sucked in to it and parts were so intense I could hardly keep reading. While fantasy isn't usually a good fit for me, paranormal is!

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  19. OMG! That bear is too cute! What a video! Congratulations on your anniversary with your husband and at work! Shadow and Bone was really hard for me to get into... I gave up but I hope that it was just a reading slump and I can get back to it...

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    1. Isn't that little bear precious?! I just love him.
      Thanks for the congrats. :)
      Hope you're able to pick up Shadow and Bone again soon and enjoy it. I really liked it!

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  20. Awww! Happy date-iversary! That's so awesome! And then also 26 years at your same company! Wow. What a year!

    I really want to do a bookish secret santa this year, but I think I'm going with an Australian based one since.. You know, Australian. :)

    I need to see your thoughts on Shadow and Bone!!!!!!!!!!

    Ha ha - your totally random was on point! :)

    Sorry I'm a few days behind (as usual!) Looking forward to your post today!

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    1. Thanks Di! Yep, 26 years with my husband (dating, not married) and 26 years with my company. 1991 was a big year for me! :) Hope you find a fun secret Santa to join! Hopefully I'll get my Shadow and Bone review done soon!

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