The Sunday Post #146


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  • It's been a week and I feel like I'm still adjusting to the time change. Anyone else?
  • Yoga class #2 of 6 was this week and was a little more challenging. I love that it's something I'm sharing with The Husband and my mom and we're all enjoying it.
  • Friday night was a birthday dinner for my mom. It was her first birthday in 58 years without my dad. I know she was feeling the loss so I was so happy that the whole family was in attendance. We laughed and had a great time and kept it upbeat.
  • Discovered a new Greek restaurant last night. Yay! Our old place closed and it was awesome to find a new option. I was happily stuffed with tzatziki and pita.
  • Girl Plus Books turns 4 this week! I'll be celebrating with a giveaway so be on the lookout!


Tuesday, March 12
Top Ten Tuesday: 
I Want More (Standalone Books That Need a Sequel)

Wednesday, March 13
WWW Wednesday #44

Saturday, March 16
Review: Watching You by Lisa Jewell


WHAT I READ IN THE LAST WEEK:

Loved it. I loved being back in Velaris, the connection between Feyre and Rhys, the banter between the inner circle, and a peek at what's on the horizon while still enjoying a kind of slice-of-life look at the characters while they prepare to gather for Solstice. So glad I didn't listen to others and skip this one!

WHAT I'M CURRENTLY READING: 

         
Daisy Jones & The Six - Taylor Jenkins Reid
I am so into this one it's ridiculous. I think about it when I'm not reading it, I want to look up the music and articles about the band (reminder to self #872: they are fictional), and I don't want the story to end.

In my WWW Wednesday post, I was saying how I wasn't warming to main character Avett and I just wasn't sure how this one was going to go. After I don't know how many books, why do I not trust Jay Crownover? The woman consistently delivers characters and stories that I love so why would Charged be any different? Avett may be self-destructive (or was) but she actually has a heart of gold and will always do for others before herself. And Quaid is downright dreamy. :)


KINDLE BOOKS: 
Sarina released all three Ivy Years novellas in one bind-up. Yay!

eARC FOR REVIEW:
An arc of JLA's new series? 
A spin-off of the Dark Elements series?
Day. Made.






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

40 comments

  1. Congrats on your upcoming blogiversary! That's awesome!
    And ow.. Greek food!! I so need to get some soon!!
    Have a great week and happy reading!

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    1. Thanks Maureen! Hope you have a wonderful week, too!

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  2. Oh that's so great that you are having yoga classes with your hubs! Mine would just stare at me with horror in his eyes LOL And you remind me that my mom's birthday will be in two weeks. Her first for more than fifty years without my dad too. Enjoy your Sunday Tanya!

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    1. LOL I thought he might be up for it but there was always that chance he'd say he had zero interest. Thankfully he didn't and I love that the three of us are going together. :) I guess our moms are in quite similar situations.

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  3. Aww, happy birthday to your mom. Glad she had lots of family around her given the circumstances, certainly bittersweet I'm sure.

    I love Greek! Totally jealous here lol. We need more Greek places by us... glad Daisy Jones is good. I've been seeing raves for it!

    And oh my gosh I love that Totally Random! Right??? :)

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    1. Definitely bittersweet but he managed to make it a good evening.
      Daisy Jones was fabulous! Highly recommended.
      And that random seems to be resonating with everyone. LOL

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  4. Can't stop giggling at the totally random... That is me. That is so me.

    I can't wait to see what you thought of Storm and Fury!! I'm not a huge Zayne lover but I have faith I'll like him just fine when he's not pitted against my lovely Roth, lol.

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    1. That random is just so true! LOL
      I was always Team Roth but it'd be nice to see Zayne get a girl. Heehee!

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  5. Congrats on 4 years!! And I felt the same way about Avett! I was sure she would make a horrible heroine, but I was thrilled to be wrong!

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    1. Glad to know it wasn't just me in my feelings for Avett! I've totally come around now. I know to trust Crownover! :)

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  6. Happy Bday to your mom! And congrats on your 4 years!

    I hope you have great week ahead.

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

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  7. It takes me forever to adjust to the time change. You would think it's a rather small change, but it hits me for quite a while.

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    1. Crazy that one hour can make such a difference, right? Hopefully by next week we'll both be adjusted.

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  8. Happy 4 years! I own all the S Maas books but am trying to get them in my planned reading! So much I want to read. When I have extra time I go off on a tangent. lol I've done yoga off and on and need to get back to it. Have a fantastic week! Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

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    1. I was never able to get into the Throne of Glass series but ACOTAR is something else. Totally love that series!

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  9. You and your family have the best gatherings, I'm sure your mom appreciated it! Congrats on making 4 years of blogging Tanya! <3

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    1. I'm so thankful my immediate family are all relatively close by.
      And thanks! Hard to believe it's already been 4 years!

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  10. Haha, I love that random. Happy blogiversary, and happy birthday to your mom! I’m glad yoga is going well. I need to try that again. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Thanks Aj! That random is funny because it's so true! LOL

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  11. The hubs is doing yoga too? That is fantastic! I love that you are all doing it together. It's a good incentive to keep at it. I shed a tear reading about your mom. I cannot imagine how difficult it was for her. ((HUGS)) I need to work the Ivy Years novellas in. I loved that series.

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    1. Yeah, he's a good sport and is usually up for whatever I want to do (book signings, hockey games, yoga). Aw, thanks Sam. Yeah, my mom had spent every birthday with my dad since she was 16. You never know when the last one is going to be The Last One, you know?

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  12. I'm busting up with that totally random quote! OMG so true! There are very few people I wouldn't rather just text with lol!

    Super jealous of the JLA ARC - I have no doubt it will be amazing! enjoy!!

    I'm glad the whole family was able to be there for your mom's birthday - what a great way to help her enjoy her special day instead of focusing on her grief <3

    Have a great week!

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    1. Exactly! It's like, why are you calling me? LOL
      Thanks, Berls. I was so glad we managed to make it a fun, upbeat evening instead of a sad one.

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  13. Glad you got to spend some time with your mom and husband!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  14. Happy blog birthday!

    Have a great reading week and please stop by:)

    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

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  15. The yoga classes sound fun! Aww, I'm glad your mom was able to have the whole family around to celebrate her birthday and that you had a good time. Ooh a Greek restaurant, sounds delicious! Happy blogoversary!

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    1. I'm kind of surprised that I'm enjoying the yoga classes as much as I am. I love the fact that it's such a small class (just 6 of us) so that probably has a lot to do with it.

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  16. Love the totally random. It's so true sometimes! Just text me, please!!! I'm glad Yoga is going well and Happy Birthday to your mom. Congrats on 4 years too - that's fantastic!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Thanks Lauren! That random is still cracking me up. It's like, why are you calling me?! Just text me! Ha! Now if I could just get my mom to text... LOL

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  17. The time change actually didn't seem to effect me this time around. I absolutely love Greek food! I haven't had it in so long! And yay happy blogoversary!

    Ash @ JennRenee Read

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    1. Thanks Ash! And I love Greek food, too! I was so bummed when our usual place closed so finding this new (to us) restaurant was a total bonus. :)

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  18. Happy Birthday to your mom. Thankfully she has her family with her. Love that you are doing Yoga with your mom and your hubby. Happy Reading

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    1. Thanks JoLee. It turned out to be a good evening with family.
      Same here - I love that we're going to the classes together. :)

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  19. The time change kicked my butt this year too, more so than usual I think. And early Happy 4th Blogoversary to you! I'll be celebrating 3 years next week. :)

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    1. Well happy (early) 3rd blogoversary to you! I think Grace is also celebrating a blogoversary this week. I guess March was *the* time to start a blog a few years ago. :)

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  20. I am totally with you on the time change! It's still kicking my butt! And yay for turning 4! That's so exciting! I hope you enjoy your new reads. Storm and Fury is on my TBR!

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    1. It's kind of embarrassing how excited I am for Storm and Fury. LOL

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