The Sunday Post #110


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:

  • You may have noticed fewer posts here lately. Without going into details, my father's health is not good. Unfortunately, over the last several weeks there have been additional challenges that have included surgery, a rehab facility, and more hospitalization. My focus has definitely been on family so if there are fewer posts or if I'm not visiting blogs and commenting as often, this is why.

  • Partly because of this, the sale of our home and the house-hunting has been put on the back burner. It'll happen eventually but right now there are more important issues at hand and, because there are only so many hours in the day, the house stuff is temporarily on hold. In some ways it's a relief. Between getting our house ready for sale, and searching for a new home, it was feeling like I had two full time jobs!

  • Just as they always have been, books are an amazing escape. Whether it's escaping into another world, injecting some much needed humor, or getting wrapped up in a swoony romance, isn't it wonderful to be able to turn to books when you need a break? :)
  

WHAT I FINISHED IN THE LAST WEEK:
    
Pure (Covenant #2) - Jennifer L. Armentrout
One Small Thing - Erin Watt

WHAT I'M CURRENTLY READING: 
 The Fragile Ordinary - Samantha Young

    
KINDLE BOOKS:
    
      
Crown of Lies (Truth and Lies Duet #1) - Pepper Winters
Show Me the Way - A.L. Jackson




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



36 comments

  1. Blogger has stopped sending notification emails for comments. Presently the only suggested "fix" is for the blog's author to comment after each posting and check the "Notify me" box in the comment pane. Hopefully this work-around is successful for now.

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  2. I’m so sorry to hear about you Dad. I hope things get better son. Enjoy your new book Tanya!

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  3. Sorry to hear about your dad. ((HUGS)) Glad you were able to find some solace in your reading life.

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  4. Oh no! I hope things are going well with you dad! Sending lots of love your way! <3

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  5. Sorry to hear about your Dad's difficulties. I will keep you and yours in my thoughts. You have a nice haul and I look forward to your thoughts.

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    1. Thanks Kim. I appreciate that so much.

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  6. Oh no... Sorry to hear about your father's health. Hang in there... I'm glad you're still readong books to take you to a better world :) books are great like that. That's absolutely a part of why I love reading!
    I hope your next week is better!

    Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks

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    1. Thanks Evelina. And I agree... thanks goodness for books when times are tough.

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  7. Sending your lots of hugs! It's so hard when a loved one is having health problems. I hope things are going in a positive direction. Don't even worry about the blog, we'll all be here when you can be (I've learned that through many of my own absences). And yay for books! They are the best for taking us out of painful, stressful reality! I hope this week is a good week for you :)

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    1. Thanks Berls. I appreciate your kind words... and the reminder that many of us have been through this. Aging parents is a fact of life, but it sure isn't easy. And you're right - thank goodness for the distraction of books!

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  8. So sorry about your dad. I agree books are nice to escape to when you need a break. Hope you have a good week!

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    1. Thanks Grace. And yes, books have been a great escape lately.

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  9. I'm sorry to hear about your father- all best wishes and thoughts going forward.

    The Fragile Ordinary looks good. Seems like I saw somewhere that it's set in Edinburgh too, which was a selling point for me. :) I hope books continue to be an escape for you amidst all the stress. Thank goodness for books sometimes!

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    1. Thanks so much Greg.

      I wish I could give a big thumbs up for The Fragile Ordinary but sadly it fell a bit flat for me. Loved the Edinburgh setting, though! :)

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  10. I'm so sorry to hear about your father's health Tanya! I'll be sending you and your family positive vibes, and completely understand that you need to take care of yourself and your family at this moment. We'll be around when you're ready to come back fully!

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    1. Thanks so much, Amber. I appreciate that more than I can say.♥

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  11. *Hugs* I’m sorry that your father has been sick.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  12. Sorry to hear about your dad. I hope he makes a good recovery.

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

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  13. I'm really sorry to hear about your father's health. Don't let blogging stress you out, but we're here if you need anything!! I'm glad that books can be an escape.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. I appreciate it. And thank goodness for books during tough times!

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  14. Sending love and good vibes your way! I've been dealing with family stuff this past week, too. Sometimes that means blogging has to be put on hold, but people are understanding. The book blogging community is supportive and always ready to help.

    I feel like everyone is house-hunting right now! Good luck once you start looking again. Did you have a deadline?

    Despite everything, it looks like you've been reading, or are about to read, a lot of wonderful books. I hope you enjoy them and they're what you're looking for right now. <3

    L @ Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. Thank you, Lindsi!! And I'm sorry to hear that you're dealing with family issues, too. I hope everything works out in the best way possible.

      There was no deadline, self-imposed or otherwise, with the house hunting so no issues there, thank goodness.

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  15. Isn't escaping the real world one of the main reason why we read in the first place? Have a great week!

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    1. So true, Anne. Sometimes the escape is for fun and sometimes it's very needed.

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  16. I'm sorry to hear about your dad.

    Sending you good thoughts and hopefully reading provides you a way to escape for a few hours.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. Thanks Karen. I appreciate that so very much.

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  17. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad Tanya! I hope things improve. :(

    Reading is the most wonderful escape. Happy reading!

    P.S I ADORE that cover for Pure! My cover was very different but I prefer the new one.

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    1. Thanks, Nicola. I do, too.

      My physical copies of the Covenant series are the old ones. I think Pure is the blue one? But I decided I wanted to read Pure on my Kindle so when I downloaded it had the new cover. I'm loving those updated covers! :)

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  18. I will keep your dad in my thoughts, I hope his health improves.

    I'm sending you tons of positive vibes and I hope you are able to escape for a couple hours during reading!

    Tina @ As Told By Tina

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    1. Thank you so much, Tina. I really appreciate that.
      And as always, reading is such a gift!

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  19. As soon as you stop trying to sale your home and find another, it'll sale and one will pop up <3 That's how it worked for my brother and sis in law. I'm wishing you and your family all the best with it! That something random quote is currently my mantra. Take me away books lol

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    1. Well, our house if off the market and we’re no longer house hunting. It’s all on indefinite hold while my father’s health is so uncertain. Family always comes first.

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