The Sunday Post | February 14, 2021

    

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 share what's coming up on your blog in the week ahead. 
Happy Sunday, friends. I'm in the midst of a four-day weekend so life is good. :) I'm actually a little bummed because it was supposed to rain All. Day. Long. today (it's Saturday evening as I write this) and it didn't happen. A few random raindrops here and there but otherwise... nada. I feel cheated! I want my dreary, gloomy, rainy day! Better luck tomorrow...

Both The Husband and my mom have had their second doses of the COVID vaccine. I have such a major feeling of relief - and gratitude - that they are taken care of and are now that much safer. Neither of them had significant side effects with either dose. A sore arm both times - the same as with any other vaccination - and that was it.

We ordered new furniture this weekend (living room and dining room) and I'm excited about redecorating. The orders probably won't be in until sometime in April, but I'm already scouring  my home décor boards on Pinterest, browsing online for new rugs, and generally getting itchy for new decorating projects. I'll totally be in my happy zone when the time comes to start pulling it all together.

This week's 80's music fix is Two of Hearts (1968) by Stacey Q. Bonus points if you remember her guest-starring on Facts of Life! :)


Tuesday, February 9

WHAT I COMPLETED IN THE LAST WEEK

     

Read:
This one floored me. My favorite by Yarros to date. And it will, without a doubt, be among my favorites of the year. Oh, and my first 5-star read of the year.

Listened to:
I knew very little about this one when I borrowed it from Hoopla but it ended up being a solid read. It was surprisingly heavy at times (dealing a lot with grief) and there were some tricky family dynamics, while also focusing on two people who were so accepting of one another. 


WHAT I'M CURRENTLY READING

     

Reading:
At 100 pages in, I still feel like I'm struggling a bit to connect with the main characters, but I am enjoying it. I'm really curious to know more about Will's background, though.

Listening:
I picked this one up after a Booktuber's recommendation. It's an age-gap romance and I'm pretty impressed with the the way it's being handled. There's nothing salacious about it, and I like the way the author has both characters really examining their decisions and the possible outcomes before they act.




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

36 comments

  1. Yay for second doses and no serious side effects! And I hope you have an awesome long weekend. I love that cover for Love At First also- that art style always appeals t me.

    Two of Hearts! That song is everything.

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    1. The cover for Love at First is so eye-catching. I'm sure that's what drew me in to even read the synopsis.

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  2. Have fun redecorating! Can't wait to see the finished product. So glad to hear your mom and husband didn't suffer any side-affects. My brother-in-law was ill a few days after the second dose. I hope it goes better for the rest of my family. OMG, Stacy Q! I feel like that was another roller rink song for me. I am about halfway through The Wedding Game and it's been lots of fun. Hope you enjoy it too!

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    1. LOL Yes, total roller rink song. :) I'm so glad you are/were enjoying The Wedding Game. It sounds like a fun one.

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  3. I am happy your husband and mom are now protected! And I loved The Things we Leave Unfinished. Now I am listening to The Four Winds and I don't know if I will finish it because it's so depressing.

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    1. Kristin Hannah's books can really put you through the wringer. I'll have to be in the right mood before I start The Four Winds.

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  4. I remember loving Facts of Life, Jo was my favourite:)

    Wishing you a great reading week

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    1. Jo was such a great character. I always liked Blair. :)

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  5. Glad your family members didn't have any ill side effects! That is awesome. And as soon as I saw that song, before I even played, I started singing it in my head. Haven't heard it in forever!

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  6. It is such a relief to have the 2nd doses done! Glad to hear they didn't suffer much with side effects. I feel cheated when it doesn't rain when it's predicted, too. We got a lot of rain in Central and Northern California. Yes, I was at both of those places this weekend, lol! I'm not sure about at my house, though.

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    1. Well the rain finally came yesterday so I was a happy camper. :)

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  7. Wahoo on their second doses! Even though I have 2 autoimmune diseases that make Covid more dangerous for me, I won't be getting a vaccine until April or May. My state is doing it by age only.

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    1. Ugh, that's terrible that you have to wait even with pre-existing conditions. Seems like exceptions would be made for that.

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  8. I love Two of Hearts, and, yep, I remember Stacey Q being on Facts of Life! I'm looking forward to reading The Four Winds. Sounds so good. Enjoy your week!

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    1. I expect The Four Winds to be a tough read, but I'm still excited for it.

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  9. I'm glad your mom and husband have the full dose of the vaccine and didn't have bad side effects! I hope you enjoy The Wedding Game - that's on my wish list. It sounds fun. Without You is also on my wish list so I'm glad you really loved it.

    Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Without You really surprised me! I hope you'll enjoy it, too.

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  10. That's great that your loved ones have been able to get the vaccine! Ooh, a 4-day weekend sounds soo nice!

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    1. The 4 day weekend was great! And now comes the looong stretch before the next holiday.

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  11. I'm so glad you are able to get relief with them being vaccinated. I hope we can get ours sooner than later. I'm happy for you with the 4 day weekends. All the days seem the same here being home and working on stuff whenever we can. I have to consciously plan to take any kind of break for myself. Enjoy your new reads!

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

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    1. We were talking about how normally we might go away somewhere for the 4 day weekend but as it is... it's just 4 more days at home. As usual. LOL But it's still great to have the break from work. :)

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  12. So glad both your mom and husband are now fully vaccinated. That's fantastic news!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  13. Yay, so glad to hear your hubby and mom have gotten both of their shots. That has to be such a huge relief. I just finished that Meghan Quinn book today and thought it was fantastic. I'm actually sitting here writing my review for it right now. :)

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed the Meghan Quinn book so much!

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  14. I LOVE that Two of Hearts song! I had completely forgotten about it! Sorry about the rain. We got snow here this weekend. It's still on the ground, but the rain has now moved in. I would rather have rain than snow!

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    1. I saw those snows pics on Instagram! Wow! Yeah, I think I'll stick with my rain. :)

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  15. It is so nice to get new furniture! April is really pretty quick with the state of the world. I am so glad that your mom and husband have been able to get their second doses. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

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    1. Yeah, I wasn't bothered at all with the April availability. It's not like I'm going to be doing any entertaining any time soon! LOL

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  16. I'm so glad to read your husband an mother got their second shot now too. That must be such a relieve. Things aren't moving as fast here unfortunately.
    And how fun that you are decorating! I love the idea of decorating.. but every time I have to do it I get anxiety and just can't think of what I want. LOL!
    Have a great week and happy reading.

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    1. I think I have the opposite problem, Maureen. I know *exactly* what I want and spend forever trying to find the perfect pieces. :)

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  17. Great news on the 2nd shots! New furniture a nice way to get through the end of winter,refreshing your living space! I'm glad to hear "The things we leave unfinished" was good!

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    1. Thanks Victoria! The Things We Leave Unfinished was an amazing story!

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  18. I struggled with the first Clayborn so I haven't attempted this one yet.

    I'm reading You Had Me at Hola and it's very cute so far. But I'm taking FOREVER to read anything these days.

    Glad they got their first shots. I wish the whole thing would go faster but at least it's going.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. Yeah, I don't know if Clayborn's writing just isn't for me, or what. But I've set it aside for now so I could move on to a review book. Which I'm flying through. :)

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