The Sunday Post #86


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It's a chance to share news - a post to recap the past week on your blog, 
showcase books and things we have received, and share news about what is
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  • This past week wrapped up possibly the busiest week at the office all year and all I can say is - I'm so glad it's over! :) There's about a three week period between Thanksgiving and Christmas where there is just so much going on work-wise and it's always a stressful time. It feels like everything else in my life takes a back seat during this time (hence the lack of posts lately) and I always feel like a weight has been lifted when it's all over. I'm hopeful that I can now just enjoy this last week leading up to Christmas!

  • Speaking of Christmas, is anyone else marveling at the fact that it's just a week away? How did that happen?!

  • We had a little blast of winter weather last week but now temps are climbing back up to 80 degrees. Noooo! My fingers are crossed that it's short-lived and that by this time next week we'll be back to cooler temps. Here in Florida there are just as many Christmases with the A/C running as there are with the heat on. *sigh* Anyone up North want to adopt me so I can experience a real white Christmas? LOL

Tuesday, December 12
New Release + Trailer Reveal + Giveaway:
Brave (Wicked Trilogy #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout



The reading slump continued this past week. I think this is going on 3 weeks of not picking up a single book. But with the craziness at the office behind me, I'm hopeful that an end is in sight.

WHAT I READ IN THE LAST WEEK:

Still nothing... 😢  
  
WHAT I'M CURRENTLY READING

Still nothing... 😢

    
PHYSICAL COPIES:
Brave (Wicked Trilogy #3) - Jennifer L. Armentrout  
You better believe I pre-ordered this one!

#TBTBSANTA SWAP:
I took part in the Secret Santa swap hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and received a couple books from my Secret Santa.
Under Different Stars - Amy Bartol
The Replacement Crush - Lisa Brown Roberts
Sweet Little Lies - Jill Shalvis




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



34 comments

  1. Oh wow you sound busy!! Hopefully it calms down. I have no idea how Christmas is so close already. oh you can take my snow. I am already over it lol. Hope you get to a book soon. Have a great week!!

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    1. It's been a crazy 3-4 weeks and I'm not sorry to see them go. LOL I'm so ready to get back to my normal schedule and regular day to day life!

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  2. I hope you’ll have a happy Christmas and get to read during the holiday. Enjoy your new books and have a wonderful reading week. 😁❤️

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    1. Thanks Geybie! I hope I get to do some reading, too!

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  3. Wow Christmas in Florida sounds like fun. Must see choregraphed xmas lights to songs on youtube. theglobaldig.blogspot.com

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  4. We had a blast of winter too. Snow twice and daytime temps in the low 30s. You know my bus was late that day too, and by the time he came, I could not feel my face. I am happy it is Christmas time though, because my child is home for two weeks. All she does is work, but at least we can work, side by side, in companionable silence together. I loved Sweet Little Lies, well, I love all that is Shalvis. I hope you adore it.

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    1. Daytime temps in the 30's? Ack! I think my Floridian constitution would go into shock. LOL Actually, it would probably be fun for a short time... then I'd start craving our milder temps. So happy for you that your daughter is home. Is she your one and only? :) I've never read anything by Shalvis so it was a surprise from my Secret Santa. I might give it a try - or pass it on to my mom.

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  5. I do like a white Christmas, even a cold one, but the slick roads dampen the enthusiasm a bit. And I have to admit 80's doesn't sound too bad right now. :) Hope you have a relaxing week- and yes, it blows my mind we're only a week away from Cgristmas. As usual this month has flown by!

    Hope the reading slump passes, I've had the same problem for a few weeks. I started the Hunger games and that seems to be helping. Love the Winter is (maybe) Coming graphic by the way!!!

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    1. As pretty as a white Christmas looks, I definitely wouldn't want to drive in it. That would make me super nervous. Hope you'll continue to enjoy the Hunger Games books!

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  6. Ooo glad the stressful work stuff is behind you. This month is on warped speed. Heck the whole year seemed to fly by. I hope 2018 brings us all joy. We are freezing here. Have a good week. Hopefully by this time next Sunday we'll be ready for Xmas.

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    1. Definitely warp speed! I know there's now only a week remaining until Christmas but I'm going to enjoy the slower pace that I expect over the week and hopefully truly get to appreciate the holiday. Hope you have a wonderful week, Kim!

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  7. That was a really busy week - hopefully, you will have a chance to relax now. I hope you get over your reading slump and enjoy your new books. The cover of Brave is gorgeous.

    Wishes of a great week!
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

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    1. Thanks Tania! I'm so ready for this reading slump to be over so I can enjoy my new books!

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  8. Oh Under Different Stars is amazing!!! I hope you enjoy it. Glad you are past the busy time at work. Its suppose to be almost 60 here tomorrow in Ohio. Hope your reading slump breaks soon!

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    1. I'm so glad to hear that, Samantha! I put it on my Amazon wishlist ages ago and actually forgot it was on there. So it was a surprise when I received it in my secret Santa box. LOL

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  9. Haha, that random is totally true. I hope work calms down soon. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Thanks, AJ! I do believe the craziness at work is over - hallelujah! Now I can get back to my regularly scheduled life.

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  10. Growing up in Florida I remember the hot Christmas' and they were normal to us. Strange now that I love in Tennessee though. We are forecasted for some snow around Christmas. I'll gladly give it to you, I'm not really ready to be snowed in again. Especially with my two teenage bickering kids. Lol... The Secret Santa box is pretty amazing!!! Have a fantastic week. 😊

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    1. Oh yeah, there are easily more warm(ish) Christmases than cold ones. Add in a house full of people and we're cranking the A/C. But, um, I don't envy you the bickering kids. LOL

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  11. If someone would like to adopt me too, preferable where it snows, I'm all in, at least for a few weeks. :D

    I'm glad the stress is behind you. This time next week it's Christmas Eve, a week later we already rang in 2018 - it's pretty crazy how fast everything goes.

    Let's enjoy our last two weeks of 2017 with lots of reading and Christmas cheer. :D

    Have an awesome week and happy reading!!!

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    1. Maybe we'll find a taker for both of us. :)
      I know, me too! I'm so ready to just sit back and actually enjoy the holiday. I'm all for lots of reading! Hope you have a wonderful week, too!

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  12. Yay to you! I only have 1 exam left now (I can't wait to get it over with), and I'm...kind of freaking out :P

    While, I'm glad at least one of us are happy and relaxed XD

    Have a great week!

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    1. Good luck on that 1 exam! I know you'll be relieved to have that behind you!

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  13. I love your Secret Santa gifts, I always tell myself that I'm going to do it then promptly forget!

    It's warm by me too, like 50 degrees when it should be 20 and snowing!

    I'm also really sad that Christmas is almost here, my favorite is usually the build up to Christmas. NYE is just bleh.

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    1. Ha, same here! I'd been meaning to join that secret Santa thing for the past 3 years... and *finally* acted in time to get signed up for it.

      I'm with you on NYE... such a non-event for me.

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  14. I'm glad that things are slowly down at work now, and I hope you find some motivation/time to dive into books again. :)

    -lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Thanks Lauren! I'm definitely looking forward to a little down time!

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  15. I'd love a warm winter---maybe I could just have a white Christmas and then have warm Florida weather? That would be nice.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. LOL That seems like a fair trade-off, Nicole. :)

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  16. Glad to hear the peek of the stress mountain at the office has been reached, conquered and now PUFF! is GONE! :)

    Kinda of sucks that is around the holidays! At least mine is in October.

    Now baby... time to grab a martini every night and say Hello Christmas!
    [and hellooo Chrisssssmassss and loooooooo massss as the martinis build up :D]

    I live up north and will be more than happy to adopt you so we can have those martinis together! Pack up and head here :)

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    1. Mt. Stress... conquered! LOL
      Martinis, huh? Switch mine to sangria and I'm hoppin' the next flight. ;-)

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  17. I'm in a bit of a slump myself. I need to pick a book and make some daily reading goals to ease myself back into reading. I love your secret santa gifts! Very awesome <3

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    1. Love your idea of daily reading goals! I might have to try that myself and see if it helps. :)

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