The Sunday Post #87


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  • Happy Christmas Eve! Hopefully by now everyone has done all they needed to do and is able to slow down, relax, and enjoy time with family and friends.

  • What a difference a week makes! With all the madness at the office finally wrapped up, the past week has been back to normal and I've loved it. I've been able to finish up Christmas errands, wrap gifts, and (are you ready for this?) even read a bit!

  • Speaking of reading... you may recall that I've been in a wicked reading slump the past two months or so. I've just let it slide and haven't tried to force myself to read. However, I am part of a blog tour next week and kinda need to read the book so I can write a review. The Husband, angel that he is, offered to buddy read the book with me in hopes that it would motivate me to get the book read in time. Never mind that it's a YA contemporary... he's totally on-board and is actually several chapters ahead of me! LOL He's been sharing his thoughts, discussing the characters, and it's totally working because I'm more than halfway through and going strong. The fact that he is reading a sweet YA contemporary just makes me giggle every day, but I'm not a bit surprised. He's kind of awesome like that. (Robert, you are the absolute best! ♥)


Tuesday, December 19
New (To Me) Authors in 2017

Tuesday, December 19
Audio Book Review: Always by Sarah Jio



WHAT I READ IN THE LAST WEEK:

Still nothing... ๐Ÿ˜ข  
  
WHAT I'M CURRENTLY READING (finally!)

    
PHYSICAL COPIES:
Lovers Like Us (Like Us #2) - Krista & Becca Ritchie  
I won a giveaway on Krista & Becca's Facebook group and received a signed and personalized copy of their latest release. What an awesome gift this was!

Until Harry - L.A. Casey
My December Bookworm Box arrived and not only did it contain a book that was already on my Amazon wishlist, but it also included an adorable Book Beau that I know I'll use again and again. Isn't it cute? :)

And last but not least, my pre-order of Brave arrived. Yay!

KINDLE BOOKS:
When I Was Yours - Samantha Towle




A very Merry Christmas to those who celebrate!

How was your week? Any new books? Any news to share? 
I'd love to hear about it!



26 comments

  1. Your tree is gorgeous Tanya! Enjoy your holiday. Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ„{Hugs}๐ŸŽ„

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  2. Merry Christmas! Hope you have a great one! And yay for buddy reading with your husband- that's one way toget through a slump. :) It's a;ways nice when you can share with someone close.

    By the way I love youe Random pic. I used to know the name of that artist, I love her stuff and that was always my favorite piece if hers- it just looks so Christmasy and to be honest I wanted a room like that!

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    1. Thanks so much Greg! And the buddy reading worked wonders. It made all the difference to be able to talk about it together. I have a new cure for a reading slump. :)

      So interesting about the random pic! I'd never even seen this one before... just came across it on Pinterest and it caught my eye.

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    2. I remembered her name- Trisha Romance. Here's a link to a site with some of her work. http://www.artcountrycanada.com/romance-trisha-christmas-at-the-cottage.htm

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    3. Thanks for following up with the link, Greg! I'm going to check out more of her work.

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  3. Love your Christmas tree! I hope you have a lovely Christmas!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

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  4. It’s great that your husband is reading with you. Nobody in my family reads. Have a great Christmas!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Thanks Aj - the buddy reading totally helped.
      Nobody in your family reads?! *gasp!* Who are these people? LOL

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  5. First of all, if that is your Christmas tree, it is stunning. Second of all, your husband is a doll for doing the buddy read. How fun! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!!! And congrats on your book wins!

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    1. Yep, that's my tree... so thanks! :) I know! I am so thankful he offered to buddy read with me. And it totally worked. I just finished the book this afternoon... and now need to hurry and get that review written. Hope you're having a wonderful Christmas, Sam!

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  6. Merry Christmas...love that tree! Glad you got motivated to read the book. Enjoy the week and more books. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. Thanks Laurel! And Merry Christmas to you, too! :)

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  7. Merry Christmas, Tanya! I'm glad you found a fun way to get out of your reading slump. Your husband sounds amazing- hope you both have fun with the buddy reading! <3 Have a great year ahead! xx

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    1. Merry Christmas to you, too! The buddy read with my husband was so great. I'll have to see if I can get him to do it again. :)

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  8. That is so awesome of your husband! What a fun way to get dragged out of a reading slump (I hope it worked!)

    I hope you had a fantastic Christmas, your tree looks amazing :)

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    1. The buddy read totally worked! I'll have to remember that next time I'm in a reading slump. :)

      Thanks for that... I love our tree and will be sad to take it down!

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  9. That's so adorable that your husband read the book along with you. My husband is NOT a reader, so he wouldn't be game for this---but I love that your husband jumped into it with you! And your tree is so incredibly elegant looking. Love it!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. My husband is a reader but I can safely say that YA contemporary romance is *not* his genre. LOL So he scored big points for buddy reading with me. :) And thanks for the compliment on the tree. I simply love it. ♥

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  10. Congrats on your win-I know just what you mean-come see my goodies-also LOVE the tree!!
    http://httppopandbooks.blogspot.com/2017/12/top-ten-tuesday-top-10-on-my-wishlist.html

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  11. Aww that is so sweet that your husband read the book with you! Talk about relationship goals! Your tree is so pretty too. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!

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    1. LOL Yeah, he's definitely a keeper. :)
      Hope you had a wonderful holiday, Shannon!

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  12. You're both reading Breaking the Ice? That is darling! I also love your Christmas tree!

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    1. Yeah, he's pretty awesome that way. Read Breaking the Ice with me, talked about it, discussed the characters... I just wanted to squeeze him to pieces because it was so cute. LOL

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  13. Merry-belated Christmas, Tanya! I looove your tree. We usually god with either red + gold OR blue + silver, but I'd love to have purple decorations as that's my favorite color, and my room is painted lavender. :) Haha, your husband sounds lovely! Hope you were able to get out of your reading slump, god, how I hate those.

    Veronika @ The Regal Critiques

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    1. Thanks Veronika! And a belated Merry Christmas to you, too! Purple has always been my favorite color so for the last 6-8 years I've done our tree in purple... and love it. :) Your lavender room sounds lovely! The reading slump is slowly going away... I think.

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