The Sunday Post #166


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  • What a week! Ended up at the ER with The Husband in the wee hours Tuesday morning and got home late that afternoon. We were so exhausted from lack of sleep (and stress) that we both stayed home on Wednesday to recuperate. (The hospital is not the place to get any rest or sleep, that's for sure. Constant noise and interruptions.) Anyway, all is well and that's all that matters.
  • The fan on my computer went bad so we trotted it up to the Geek Squad at Best Buy. And were told it was too old to repair. Say what? My computer was not that old! But I guess in the tech world anything from last week is practically obsolete. LOL That's how I found myself with a new computer Thursday night. The Husband has decided he is going to fix my old pc and has already ordered the fan from Amazon. Methinks he just wanted a new project. ;-) 
  • I had a supremely low-key day yesterday and have every intention of doing the same day. With any luck I won't even leave the house. What are your plans for the day?
  • I'll leave you with one of my favorites from George Michael.



Monday, July 29
Remembering Grace

Friday, August 2
Monthly Wrap-Up | July 


WHAT I READ IN THE LAST WEEK:

  
I stayed up late last night to finish this one and... I liked it but didn't love it. It pains me to say, but I'm finding that Carlino can be hit or miss with me. With this one, I enjoyed the story but I never felt any real emotional connection. Carlino can do that so well - pull me right into the story and have me experiencing every emotion right along with her characters - but that just didn't happen here.


WHAT I'M CURRENTLY READING: 
    
Well, that's a good question. After reading two books in a row that deal heavily with grief and loss, I am positively craving something light and fluffy and mindlessly fun. I'll be perusing my shelves today to see what fits the bill. All I know is, it won't be anything sad or something that takes too much brain power. :) Feel free to give me a suggestion!


KINDLE BOOKS

I own the mass market paperback of this one (and loved it), but when I saw the Kindle version was available for free... I nabbed it. I'm plenty excited for the next book in this series to release in December!






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

47 comments

  1. I'm glad your husband is fine, and that you both got to have a day of rest after the visit to the ER!
    You know, I loved all of Renée Carlino's earlier books, but her later books have been average (or less than) in my opinion. Not even sure if I'm going to read her newest releases.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

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    1. I'm concerned the same is happening for me with Carlino, Lexxie. My fingers are crossed that this one was a blip and that I love the next one!

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  2. Oh no, that sucks! I'm glad he's fine.
    Don't tell me you didn't love Carlino's novel 😭 I'm picking it up soon. I need to read Roni Loren's novel! Pick up Coming Up Roses by Staci Hart! It's so much fun!
    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

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    1. The Last Post fell into the liked it/didn't love it category for me. I really did enjoy it, but I never really felt connected with the two main characters.

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  3. Sorry to hear you had to spend a night at the hospital with your husband, hope everything is ok. And I'm a little jealous you got a new computer even though they said it was too old to fix? Rude! I do love having new shiny things, especially with technology. Sorry the latest Carlino release didn't work for you but I know you weren't certain after you saw some reviews.

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    1. Thanks Becky! All is well now, thank goodness. Middle of the night trips to the ER are always stressful, though. Yeah, got the new pc and the husband has now fixed the old so we have that as a back-up if needed. I love having the new and shiny, too... I just don't like paying for it! LOL

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  4. Read a romance, and make it a fun one. They always do the trick for me. Congratulations on the new computer? I hope its fan lasts a lifetime. Yep, yep, can't wait to read that final book in Loren's series. I have been really impressed so far at what the author did with that premise.

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    1. Romance is doing the trick... I guess we can call the Sea Breeze series romance. LOL It's OTT and soap opera-ish and juicy... but still romance. :)

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  5. The hospital is definitely not a restful place. I work at one, so I know, but I'm happy all is well and you got some time to recuperate at home.

    Bummer about the Carlino book. Hope you find a really good, fun book next. Reading heavy emotional books can take a toll on you.

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    1. Two emotional books in a row definitely took a tool. Luckily my Abbi Glines binge is taking care of that now. :)

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  6. I'm finding it's a little too hot for me to go outside today, so I'll be spending a lot of time on the couch reading! Hope you have the relaxing day you're looking forward to!

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    1. When it's this hot... on the couch reading is the place to be. :)

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  7. Oooh that must have been scary indeed tanya! I am happy that all is well now. OK read The Exact Opposite of Okay (pee your pants funny) or The Guy on the Right. If Moti on the Water by Leylah Attar was already released I would say read that one as well but ... And my husband loves repairing old PC!

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    1. I definitely want to read The Guy on the Right! Every time I see it mentioned I just want to grab it and read it.

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  8. I'm glad everyone is okay!! It's a bummer about your computer, but nice that your husband has a new project! I need to print all of my pictures just in case something happens to mind. :)

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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    1. I can't remember the last time I printed any photos. I subscribe to Carbonite for both our computers so I don't worry *too much* about losing our pics.

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  9. Lol, I love the random this week! I love balance. :)
    Glad your husband is ok and I wish you a nice chilled week with light and fluffy reads!

    Thanks for the heads up on the Roni Loren freebie! I'll be 1-clicking that.

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  10. Glad your husband is okay! You're right, hospitals are not restful places. Especially in an ER.

    Yay for the new computer!

    Nice song by George Michael.

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    1. I miss George Michael. He was always one of my favorites - long after the Wham/Faith days.

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  11. Did you see that the next Roni Loren book is on EW? I need to read the third book soon!

    (Amber Elise @ Du Livre)

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    1. Yes! I've requested it so fingers are crossed that I get approved.

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  12. I'm glad everything was ok at the hospital. yes, we are having the computer troubles. Your low-key plans sound perfect. I will be glad to have a more regular time with moving done, even though there is lots of work yet to do.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

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    1. I hope things are settled down now with the move and you have a little more time to yourself!

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  13. I love the random this week! That is so me! And I'm so glad your husband is ok!
    I haven't read and Roni Loren yet, but her stuff looks really good, so I'm going to have to add one of her books to my TBR soon!

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    1. I only discovered Roni Loren when she released the first book in her latest series - The Ones Who Got Away. All three books have been so good but the first one is still my favorite.

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  14. Glad to hear that everything is okay with your husband! And that stinks about your computer, but hey, you got a new one and he is happy too and that sounds like a win to me! Let me think, light and fluffy... I don't do fluffy often but The Last Word by Samantha Hastings is pretty close- it's historical, but sweet without being overly cheesy!

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    1. And thankfully I got a hella good deal on the new pc so there's a bonus. :)

      I haven't read anything historical in ages so I'll have to check out The Last Word. Thanks!

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  15. Glad to hear that all is well with your hubby. And yes, I'm all about those low key days. I had one today as well and it was fabulous.

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    1. Now if I could just find a way to squeeze in more of those low-key days!

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  16. Oh no! I'm glad your husband is okay! ER visits are always a bit scary. That read looks pretty spicy! I may have to check it out! ;)

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    1. Thanks Tracy, he's doing just fine. :)
      And that book by Roni Loren is wonderful! It's still my favorite in the series.

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  17. Oh gosh.. that is so nerve-wracking. But good to hear your husband's fine (and has found a project in your computer lol) and that both of you were able to get some much needed rest once you got home. I LOOOVEEE that totally random post. YES, there are times when we just wanna have our own lazy days and that's absolutely FINE.

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    1. Oh I forgot! Tanya, I tagged you HERE

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    2. Sorry I am so, so behind, Chai! And I'm off to check out what I was tagged for right now! :)

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  18. I'm so glad you're hubby's alright. I'm shopping for a new PC as well. Mine just died on me, but in truth, it was old.

    Hope you have a better week!

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    1. Hope you've managed to find a new pc at a decent price! I'm a fan of the all-in-one pc's and I replaced mine with another HP for a phenomenal price at Best Buy. Like, less than $400. I was shocked! LOL

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  19. Good to hear your husband is okay. My computer is only about a year old and I bet that is considered too old to fix now. LOL

    My Sunday Post

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    1. It's crazy how quickly the technology changes and the devices we have became outdated. Or so they tell us. LOL

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  20. I'm glad your husband is okay! Hospitals are ever fun. I need a new computer too, but it's working okay at the moment so *fingers crossed*. I really need to save up for something new.

    Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Computers never seem to give out at a good time. And it's always such a hassle to get the new one set up just how I want it.

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  21. I have had enough experience at hospitals to know exactly what one goes through. ER's are the worst places to be in! I have had my laptop for the last 8 years😂 the same one! I think that's quite an achievement. It works well and I don't see the need to change it just yet. Typical asian culture thing 🙈

    Hope you found the perfect read!

    ERK@ theconfuzzledreader.wordpress.com

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    1. Yuck, sorry to hear you've had so much experience at hospitals. :( No fun.

      That's great that you've had your laptop so long! I hope it hangs in there a few more years for you. :)

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  22. My reading has hit a rough patch because I need light and fluffy right now too.

    Glad to hear your husband is ok

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. Ugh, hope the rough patch passes quickly. Maybe the reading challenges will help!

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  23. Planned obsolescence has a lot to answer for, installing a new fan is actually pretty simple so your old computer should be working well again soon.

    Have a great reading week, and I hope you stay out of the ER!

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    1. The Husband actually did replace both fans in the old computer and has it working again. Gold star to him! :)

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