The Sunday Post #188


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  • I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. Or, if you don't celebrate, I hope it was a great week. It was equal parts busy and relaxing on my end. The family gathered at my mom's house on Christmas Eve and it was a great time. Christmas Day is a lot more low-key, which is perfect. The Husband and I exchanged some gifts, I hosted lunch in the afternoon (for part of the family), and it was just a really good day.
  • I was off work all week and it was fabulous. I'm telling you, friends, I could get used to this. :) But it's back to reality tomorrow and in about 24 hours from now I'll be getting ready to head to the office. At least it will be a short week since I'll be off on Wednesday. Small blessings!
  • It's been warm all week (over 70 degrees) and rainy the past few days. Anyone want to send some winter weather my way?
  • So what's everyone doing for New Years? Do you have any traditions? Going out somewhere, staying in and relaxing? Do you make New Years resolutions? The Husband and I will probably go out for dinner but after that I'll be hibernating at home. Maybe watch a movie or engage in some fierce backgammon action. :)
  • And now for this week's music selection: It seems fitting to end the year with Auld Lang Syne. I really like this extended version from Kenny G with all the clips throughout the years.


WHAT I COMPLETED IN THE LAST WEEK:

Bahahaha! Yet again, the answer to this question is: nothing.
(I DNF'd another book - Christmas in Silver Springs by Brenda Novak). This kinda/sorta reading slump I've been in continues. Sometimes I have no interest in reading at all, sometimes the books I choose don't pull me in or hold my attention. It's been a couple months now and I am seriously over it. I want my reading mojo back!   

WHAT I'M CURRENTLY READING: 
    
     


On Tuesday, I started the ARC of The One For You that I'd been highly anticipating, thinking it might snap me out of this reading funk. While I can't say that has happened, I am really enjoying it. This is the fourth (and final, I think?) book in Loren's The Ones Who Got Away series. I really enjoyed the previous books so I'm excited to get further into this one (I'm about 20% in right now.) 

Last year I listened to the What He Doesn't Know duet by Kandi Steiner. They were by first books by Kandi, super angsty, and I really enjoyed them. Earlier this year she released a third book, What He Never Knew (moving on from a duet to a trilogy now), giving the story of the guy not chosen in the earlier books. I like that it's the same guy narrating and so far I'm really liking it. 


PHYSICAL BOOKS:
     
    


KINDLE BOOKS:

    


eARC FOR REVIEW:



AUDIO BOOKS:







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

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  1. I am sort of happy with this warmer weather. It's cold in the morning, but 40s in the afternoon. If it stays like this all winter, I would be ok with it. I enjoyed Kincaid's book, and you are correct, it is the finale. It seems Loren's focus was the "pact" group. I just clicked to check out Finding Perfect. Why no ebook?

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    1. Seems like a lot of people have been having unseasonably warm weather. I guess we should just enjoy it while it lasts. So weird that there's no ebook option for Finding Perfect. :(

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  2. Sounds like you had a lovely holiday. I DNFd two books last week
    I wonder if its the time of year.

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    1. It could be, Haley. There's so much else going on that reading seems to often take a back seat.

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  3. I just picked up Regretting You by Colleen Hoover as well! I hope you get your reading mojo back in 2020 :) Happy New Year.

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  4. I don't know how to help with your reading slump, Tanya. Do you have a favourite book or author that you could read to get you loving stories again? Sounds as though you had a lovely Christmas week, we did too. NYE has been a quiet affair at our house with a couple of friends since it became too expensive and too much of a hassle to arrange for babysitters and although our girls are now old enough to be left on their own now, we enjoy our games night too much to change. ;-)

    I hope you enjoy the rest of your (short) week and work isn't too grrrr.
    Here's my Sunday Post
    Flora x

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    1. I'm currently reading the final book is a series that I've loved so maybe this will do the trick for me. :) Your NYE plans sound right up my alley!

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  5. I think I must have missed the signing for Rebecca Yarros's book! Enjoy Tanya and I too could get used to doing nothing LOL

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    1. I actually downloaded the Yarros book from Edelweiss and didn't even have to request it... it was just available for download. I was thrilled to see that!

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  6. We have nothing but heat here, it’s been in the 90’s all week.
    I’ll likely go and watch our towns fireworks on New Years Eve, but not much else.

    Wishing you a great reading week and a Happy New Year

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    1. Sounds like a pretty low-key New Years Eve... my favorite kind. :)

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  7. Great haul! Finding Perfect sounds great. Happy New Year! :)
    Krystianna @ Volumes and Voyages

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  8. Ah yes, back to reality. I am off Tuesday and Wednesday and working only mornings the rest of the week, but come Jan. 6th it will be business as usual. LOL Glad you had a lovely holiday. Happy New Year, my friend!

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    1. Sounds like you're easing your way back into a full schedule... which sounds perfect! :) Happy New Year, Kimberly!

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  9. I'm glad you had a nice Christmas, but sorry for the reading slump. I hope you find something wonderful to read soon! That For the Love of Paper book looks fun!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I am ridiculously excited to start playing with all that paper, Lauren. LOL

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  10. Its been super warm here too. Doesn't feel very Christmas-y. Hopefully the snow will pile up in January-I could use some snow days :)

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  11. Sounds like a great week Tanya. I'm glad you had such a good time. I will be working on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday this week.
    I read 'The One For You' by Roni Loren too. I hope you'll like it.
    Happy New Year!

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    1. Nice that you have a short week this week! And I'm really enjoying The One For You so far.

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  12. I'm excited about having Wednesday off, too! I think we'll just order dinner in, watch a movie, and probably go to bed early for the new year, lol!

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  13. It's a tough time of year for focusing your attention with so much happening. I'm so happy you had such a lovely week. I love Kenny G! I hope you have a lovely new year and enjoy many great books.

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

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  14. I only worked Monday and Friday this past week as well. And I'm working Monday, Thursday and Friday the coming week, so getting back to my full time schedule will be weird after that.
    I will be doing the same thing I do every New Year's Eve, curling up at home with a book, eating crackers & cheese, and sipping sparkling cider. There have been years that the cider has been champagne, but my mom doesn't drink, so it's cider this year again.
    Hope you have a great week and an amazing new year!

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    1. Nice way to ease your way back into work after Christmas. :)
      An evening at home with cheese and crackers and a good books sounds perfect.

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  15. I am glad that you had a nice holiday and a nice week off work. We kept Christmas Day rather low key but lots of running around in the days leading up to the holiday. I hope you move past your reading slump very soon. Those are terrible! Nice haul of books. Happy New Year!

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    1. Same here, Carole - there were lots of preparations leading up to Christmas. I think that's why I basically hibernated the few days after. :)

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  16. Your Christmas sounds like it was great Tanya! Our household was sick so it was weird.

    I absolutley adored The One for You. My favorite in that series!

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    1. Ugh, sick on Christmas is miserable. I hope everyone is feeling better by now.
      I'm really enjoying The One For You!

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  17. I’m glad you had some time off work. My plan for New Year is a hamburger and a book. I’m still tired from Christmas. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Hamburger and a book? Now that sounds like a perfect night!

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  18. I'm glad you had a relaxing Christmas (and a bit of a break)! It was unseasonably warm here too (60 on Christmas Day)---we ended up taking a nice walk.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. That sounds like a nice way to get out of the house with the family. :)

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  19. I'm so glad to hear you had a nice holiday. We usually don't go out on New Year's, mainly because I worry about drunk drivers, so we'll probably order in and either watch movies or play games until it's time for the ball to drop.

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    1. Same here, Suzanne... I'd rather be safe at home. Except I rarely make it to midnight. I get sleepy and got to bed at 9:30. LOL

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  20. Glad you had a nice Christmas! Low key is good. It's been unseasonably warm here too, weird weather, although fog has rolled in it's cooling off and we're expecting icy conditions tomorrow. Yuck!

    We tend to stay in and have a quiet New Year's, which is a nice counterpoint to the Christmas rush as we're usually traveling (and this year was no exception). We'll probably just relax, order pizza and play some games or maybe watch a movie. Can't wait since the kids will be around!

    Have a wonderful NY!

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    1. Warm, then foggy, the icy... yikes! Your NYE plans sound like mine. :)

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  21. That last meme is so spot on! I can hardly believe it's 2020 when we wake up the day after tomorrow 😅
    Glad to hear you had a good Christmas! I've got family over for New Year and we're going to have a one-night staycation at a hotel where we'll be having a late dinner to ring in 2020. I bought a Passion Planner to help me ... get myself sorted out but I always have problems with pulling through on my plans 😂 I'm hoping this year will be better though!

    Hopefully you get your reading mojo back soon and the slump goes away! Have a wonderful NY/E :)

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    1. Your NYE plans sound fun! I hope you have a great time!

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  22. I hope you and your husband enjoy dinner! Our NYE always consist of my family and extended relatives gathering together (when I tell you the house is like a zoo lol) since it's the time everyone's on break either from school or work.

    The last meme = me.

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    1. Sounds like your New Years Eve is going to be a lot more crowded and noisy and exciting than mine! LOL Enjoy it, my friend!

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  23. I didn't do much for New Year's. We had a few friends over, played Cards Against Humanities and ate. That's about it. I wouldn't have wanted to go out or anything, though. I hope you had a great New Year's!

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    1. My NYE was super low-key, too. I'd much rather spend NYE at home than out at some crowded/noisy restaurant.

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  24. Yay for having the whole week off! That's absolutely wonderful, I'm so happy for you! We don't do anything on New Years anymore since it's kinda crazy here. MTV has a 3 day music festival and they shut down the main freeway through Tahoe because it's just a sea of people. So we stayed home, my husband and kiddos fell asleep early and I got to read wheee.
    Jen @ Star-Crossed Book Blog

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    1. Wow, that sounds like a madhouse. I think I'd want to hibernate at home, too, Jen!

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  25. I hope you find your way out of the slump soon! I had to put down books for the most part through the last couple weeks. It was just too hard to concentrate on a book with all the family and friends visiting for the holidays.

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    1. I think a large part of the slump is that Nov-Dec is my busiest time of year at the office so I just didn't have a lot of time or energy to read. Then add the holidays on top of that and it just wasn't happening. Hopefully with the holidays behind me I can return to normal.

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