The Sunday Post #100


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
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
coming up on your blog in the week ahead. You can find the info here:

  • In case you missed Friday's post, I'm celebrating the 3rd anniversary of Girl Plus Books with a giveaway. Be sure to enter here!

  • The Husband was out of town all day yesterday so I took the opportunity to go see Love, Simon again. It was just as wonderful the second time around. :) There was a group of young teenage girls in the row behind me and their laughter and clapping and quiet commentary made it quite the interactive experience. LOL Their reactions were priceless. :)  

  • My friend Carol has a new Facebook group dedicated to all things bookish. It's a great group, with author spotlights, fun polls, book talk and recommendations. I hope you'll check it out! Carol's Crazy Bookish World

  • Riveted (Simon Teen) shared their picks of books to start a conversation about social change. In light of yesterday's March for Our Lives rally, it seemed worthy of sharing. (Graphic links to article.)


Tuesday, March 20
Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR

Wednesday, March 21
WWW Wednesday #1

Friday, March 23
Girl Plus Books Blogoversary Giveaway

WHAT I READ IN THE LAST WEEK:
     
Then She Was Gone - Lisa Jewell
Solid mystery/character study.
Royally Endowed - Emma Chase
Another solid entry in the Royally series.

WHAT I'M CURRENTLY READING
 Alex, Approximately - Jenn Bennett
Not very far into it but enjoying it.

WHAT I'M CURRENTLY LISTENING TO:
What Happened - Hillary Rodham Clinton
I actually started this back in December but my loan expired and I had to put my name back on the list. It finally became available again this week and I was happy to get back into it. It's fascinating listening.

    
PHYSICAL BOOKS:


From my March Bookworm Box:
Beauty in the Ashes - Micalea Smeltzer
From Entangled Teen:
Zombie Abbey - Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Purchased:
To Kill a Kingdom - Alexandra Christo
Y'all know I don't read a lot of fantasy, but 
Aimee's review convinced me to buy it.





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



58 comments

  1. Happy 3rd blogoversary! Sounds like the interactive experience made the movie even more fun :-) Ooh pretty new books! I love the colors on Beauty in the Ashes!

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    1. Beauty in the Ashes has a totally gorgeous cover, but man is it a chunker! Over 600 pages!

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  2. I saw Love, Simon yesterday, and really enjoyed it. Have a great week :)

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it, Maree! Such a great book to movie adaption - and just a really good movie in general. :)

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  3. I love the quote and Happy Blog-Anniversary!

    You got some awesome new books. Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks Andreea! Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  4. Happy 3rd blogoversary! That's totally cool and totally worth celebrating. Have a good week, and happy reading! :)

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    1. Thanks Anna! And I hope you have a wonderful week! :)

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  5. Happy anniversary! That's awesome. And Love, Simon sounds very good. Nice that you were able to enjoy the teenagers behind you. :) It is nice to see well mannered young people appreciate something and be reminded of the youthful perspective!

    I think I want to read then She Was Gone. I've read two of her books now and liked them both. why stop I guess ha ha?

    I knew I always liked Cookie Monster for a reason :)

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    1. Thanks Greg! Yeah, when those young girls first filed in and sat right behind I was like, "Ugh, just great." Shame on me for being so judgmental because they really were well-behaved/well-mannered girls. And, yes, getting to hear the perspective of young people was pretty cool. :)

      I hope you'll enjoy Then She Was Gone. Considering you liked the others you read... I'd have high hopes.

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  6. Cookies really are the answer. Ha! I wonder if we were watching Simon simultaneously yesterday. I was really impressed with how far movie theaters have come since the last time I went to the movies. Glad your second Simon experience was so much fun, and happy blogoversiary!

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    1. The wisdom of Cookie Monster. :)

      Hm, we must have been on the same wavelength yesterday! I was at the 11:30 showing... maybe we were watching at the same time. Can't wait to visit your Sunday Post and read your thoughts!

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  7. Love the quote!

    Happy Blog-Anniversary :)

    Awesome new books! Enjoy!

    Weekly Wrap-Up

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    1. Thanks Astrid!
      And you've gotta love the wisdom of Cookie Monster. LOL

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  8. That is some good wisdom from the cookie monster :)

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    1. Remember years ago there was The Tao of Pooh? Maybe Cookie Monster needs his own book of wisdom as well. :)

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  9. Oh man I need to find a time to see Simon. I really enjoyed Then She Was Gone. Hope you wind up enjoying Alex, Approximately. Love that random. Have a great week!

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    1. I imagine your time is in short supply these days, Grace. :) I really enjoyed Then She Was Gone, too. But I have no idea how to review a mystery without a single spoiler. Gah!

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  10. I love the Cookie Monster meme! That should be my motto today! Hope you have a great week!

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    1. I vote for making that our motto all week! A cookie a day can't hurt, right? :)

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  11. I am looking forward to read Then She Was Gone, hope you enjoyed it. I bet the movie with all the teenagers being there was a blast! Have a great Tanya! Happy Blogersary too!!

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    1. Those teenage girls behind me in the theater totally added to the experience. :)
      I really enjoyed Then She Was Gone!

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  12. AHH SO JEALOUS. Love, Simon doesn't come out until May here in my country. :( TAKE ME WITH YOU PLEASE.

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    1. Not until May??!! Gah! Come here quickly and we'll go see Simon together. And then we'll go to Disney. And then we'll buy books. How's that for a good weekend? :)

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  13. YAY, happy blogiversary! Here's to many more! I have not seen Love, Simon but I really want to. I usually wait till it comes out on DVD. Have a great week!
    Mary my #SundayRoundup

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    1. I very rarely go to the theater either, but I made an exception for Simon. :)

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  14. That's right, Cookie Monster. ;) Yay for seeing Love, Simon again. I am SO ready to see it a second time...and a third...etc. lol

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I mentioned to a coworker last week that I was excited to buy Love, Simon when it comes out on DVD. She looked at me like I was crazy and said, "You still buy DVDs?" I was thinking, what else would I buy? Are DVDs on the way out or something? I'm so out of touch. LOL

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  15. Oh you bought To Kill a Kingdom! I can't wait to read that one! :)

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    1. Same here, Nicola! Aimee's review convinced me to pick it up.

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  16. Happy blogiversary! I still need to see Love, Simon. One of my friends just saw it and loved it. Have a great week and enjoy your new books!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I hope you'll enjoy it when you see it, AJ!

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  17. Happy 3rd Blogaversary! Time sure flies doesn't it:) Sounds like you had the perfect anonymous companions to enjoy the movie the second time around.

    My Sunday Post

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    1. LOL Great way to put it, Laura - I had perfect anonymous companions. Love that. :)

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  18. I really need to go see Love, Simon---maybe I'll manage it this week. Happy blogoversary (again!).

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. Hope you get to see it soon, Nicole... and that you'll enjoy it!

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  19. Glad you enjoyed Love Simon! I really need to read Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda soon!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

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  20. Congrats on the blogoversary! I can't wait to go see Love, Simon myself. It comes out here SOOOON. After hearing so many awesome things about it, I have a strong need to see it.

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    1. I hope you'll love the movie as much as I did, Bee!

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  21. I keep forgetting that Simon rebranded themselves as Riveted Teen, I don't know why it's so hard for me to put the two together.

    Love Simon sounds even better the second time around; I hope to get to see it again!

    And To Kill a Kingdom was decent for me, I really hope you love it!

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    1. The reviews for To Kill a Kingdom seem to be all over the place so... *shrugs* Who knows. And I'm not sure I'm going to get to it right away, anyway. So many books!

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  22. I saw Love, Simon when my husband went out of town last week. I would love to see it again. It's the feel good movie I needed.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. Funny we both saw it when the husbands were out of town. LOL Although, I will say that Robert did go with me on opening day to see it the first time. He really enjoyed it but I knew he wouldn't want to see it again so soon. :)

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    1. That one was a total surprise (I hadn't even requested it) but it sounds like a lot of fun!

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  24. Alex, Approximately was a great read. Awesome that you had such a fun experience watching Love, Simon again :) sounds like a fun week overall

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    1. After reading Then She Was Gone I definitely needed something on the lighter side, and Alex Approximately is totally hitting the spot. :)

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  25. The last interactive movie experience I saw was Rocky Horror Picture Show. The were playing it at a theater close to my college campus. Let's just say people started throwing popcorn in certain scenes and yelling. It was fun. :)

    Zombie Abbey looks like a fun read! Hope you enjoy it.

    Have a great week!

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    1. Oh my goodness, I haven't seen Rocky Horror in a theater in sooo many years. I think some local theaters show it every year around Halloween but I just never think about going. That's always a unique experience! LOL

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  26. YAY we are three years old! two toddlers in a pod! :) Looking forward to many more years of us blogging! You make blogging fun friend! for example... I HAD to grin when I read to watched Love, Simon... again! :) AND I AM SO JEALOUS you get To Kill a Kingdom! I hope you love it as much as I did!

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    1. Apparently my Simon Love had not been abated, hence the second viewing. What can I say... it was just one of *those* stories for me. :)

      I’m excited for To Kill a Kingdom!!

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  27. I really enjoyed Hillary's book when I read it. It was interesting to hear her thoughts on everything that happened. She's so articulate.

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    1. I’ve found What Happened to be fascinating. And I agree, Hillary is very articulate and interesting.

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