The Sunday Post #159


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:

  • Book friends are the best! Sam (We Live and Breathe Books) sent me her hardcover copy of Hope and Other Punchlines. Because she's kind of amazing like that. Thank you again, Sam!
  • In other Showing the Love news, shout-out to Wayfair for the fantastic customer service. The new headboard arrived with a small hole in the upholstery. Their response was fast, friendly and just overall awesome. They are sending a replacement and we will donate the other.
  • Aaaand, the Blues won the Stanley Cup!!! It's been 4 days and I'm still riding high from the win. :) I keep watching footage and when I see all the guys celebrating I admit it... I get a little emotional. LOL



WHAT I READ IN THE LAST WEEK:

  
This. Was. Wonderful. Ben identified as non-binary - and was kicked out of their home because of it. The first couple chapters absolutely broke my heart. This kid, standing outside in January, with no shoes on their feet, trying to call a sister they hasn't seen in ten years to come pick them up. It was like a gut punch. I will say there were a couple instances where it felt like a character's reaction was a little too perfect and they said the exact right thing at the exact right time, but that was my only quibble. Otherwise, I highly recommend this one.

WHAT I'M CURRENTLY READING: 
    

Why is it taking me so long to read this book?! I'm loving it, but I've also been reading it for over a week now. Gah! I guess it's a combination of (1) I haven't been making a lot of time to read lately and, (2) as much as I'm enjoying the story, it does feel a bit overly-long. Hopefully I will finish it today!


PHYSICAL BOOKS:
From Sam! :)

eARCS FOR REVIEW:





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

37 comments

  1. Good to know I can count on Wayfair if I ever buy something there! I do love their stuff so much. Sam is really great. She's an overall nice and super sweet person. Glad the Blues won!
    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

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    1. Yes, Sam is just the sweetest. :) And I have so many items from Wayfair in my home at this point... love them!

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  2. So sweet that another blogger sent you a book! Love it if the community is like that.

    I see Red, White & Royal Blue everywhere, I'm curious what you think!

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    1. Book people really are the best people. :)
      Red, White & Royal Blue was such a wonderful read. Definitely deserves all the attention it gets!

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  3. This is just so generous of Sam!!! And I will stop coming to your blog as my TBR keeps growin! I Wish You All the Best right? LOL happy Sunday!

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    1. Yes it was... Sam is such a sweet friend!
      Yes, you obviously need to read I Wish You All the best so add it to your TBR. #sorrynotsorry LOL

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  4. So glad to hear you loved Wish You All the Best---I'm looking forward to reading that one! I'm listening to Red, White and Royal Blue right now and really enjoying it. Hope it picks up for you!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. So glad you're enjoying RW&RB! I just finished it this morning and it left me so happy. :)

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  5. Everyone seems to rave about Red White and Royal blue!! Glad you are enjoying it!

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    1. I finished it this morning and it left me with such a smile on my face! :)

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  6. Wayfair is awesome! I ordered a dresser for the girls room, and one of the legs was really scratched up, and they immediately replaced it. I'm happy Sam shared Hope and Other Punch Lines! It's fantastic! I can't wait to read your review on Red, White and Royal Blue. <3

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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    1. That's awesome that they were so responsive to you, too! I've ordered from them a lot and have always been happy what the products. I finally finished RW&RB! *and the crowd cheers* Loved Alex + Henry so much!

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  7. That's great about Wayfair's customer service! We've also had great experiences with them in the past. I hope you enjoy your new reads!

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    1. It's so nice to find a company that stands behind their products and makes service issues pleasant and easy!

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  8. Hah 'stop calling our home a box.' Love it! I really loved Red, White, and Royal Blue but yes, it did take me awhile to read. LOL Ooh that's awesome of Sam to send you the book. It sounds like a good one.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I (finally!) finished RW&RB this morning. It took me almost 2 weeks... which is crazy. But I really did love Alex + Henry. :)

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  9. I'm glad things are going well with the replacement and some great books! Have a lovely week!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

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    1. Thanks Anne! Hope your week is off to a great start.

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  10. I'm enjoying Hope and Other Punchlines and hope you do too, Tanya! Awesome that Sam sent you a copy. Glad to hear you had a nice experience with Wayfair. :)

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    1. Sam is the sweetest. :) And I love hearing that you're enjoying it!

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  11. I am so excited for you to read the Buxbaum book. It was perfection for me. Glad I had a good home to send it too. I agree with you about RW&RB. It was great, but it was a bit on the long side. I think it's because a lot more time than I anticipated had been dedicated to the politics. It was worth it though, because I loved Alex and Henry's romance.

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    1. It definitely has a good home now. I will love it and hug it and call it George. (Points if you remember that reference. LOL) I didn't mind the politics in RW&RB but maybe so much of that is what made it feel lengthy. Still loved Alex + Henry no matter what! :)

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  12. Congrats on the Blues. It's always wonderful when your team wins. I've thought about ordered from Wayfair. I explored the site and signed up for email, but lord they spammed me and I ended up unsubscribing. LOL

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    1. Oh yeah, they do like to email... a lot. LOL For some reason theirs don't bother me. I had to ubsub from Old Navy because I was getting two and three a day. Gah!

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  13. I keep eyeing I Wish You All the Best - does it have a HEA/HFN? It gives me a bittersweet, open end vibe.

    I was the same with Red, White & Royal Blue. I enjoyed it a lot but it felt a bit disjointed with tone shifts/a little too long and took me longer to read.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. I Wish You All the Best does have a HEA/HFN. Definitely not open-ended. And I've found that I can't stop thinking about Ben. That will will likely stay with me for a while.

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    2. Thanks! I will read it then!

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  14. YOU ALWAYS HAVE THE GOOD BOOKS, I SWEAR. Taste, you have it! Also, I'm really excited to get my hands on I Wish You All the Best and now I'm even more hyped which I wasn't sure was possible BUT HERE WE ARE. I hope your week is good!

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    1. Oh my goodness, Jessica, you know how to make a girl feel awesome! :)
      I do hope you get a chance to read I Wish You All the Best soon. I keep finding myself thinking about Ben so it seems it's one that is going to stay with me for a while.

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  15. Congrats on your team winning the Stanley Cup! And yay for book friends. That's so sweet that Sam sent you Buxbaum's latest. I've heard nothing but good things about the book so far.

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    1. That was such an exciting game. Actually the whole series was exciting!
      Sam is just the sweetest!

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  16. That was nice of Sam! Hope and Other Punchlines is on the TBR, it sounds like a wonderful read and I hope you enjoy it!

    I love your totally random this week, made me giggle. :)

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  17. Yay for nice bloggers sending you a book hope you enjoy it. And I was the exact opposite of you when it came to Red White and Royal Blue, i sped through it and didn't even notice the length, strange how that happens.

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    1. I think it was less the book and more the reading mood I was in. I was right on the verge of a reading slump so I think that's what had me reading so slowly.

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