The Sunday Post #351 | September 24, 2023

 

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.

THE WEEK IN REVIEW

How is it the last week of September already? Where did this month go? ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

Our home office makeover continues. My desk arrived this week and The Husband got it put together and set up for me. Loving it. His desk is scheduled to arrive tomorrow so we should be able to pull it all together soon.

I had lunch with my sister yesterday, just the two of us, which is something we haven't done in ages. We met up at a Newk's Eatery and sat there for three hours, talking about anything and everything. Such a good time. 

It will be a short work week for me as we're headed up to NC to visit my brother-in-law and sister-in-law. Our last in-person visit with them was pre-Covid so it's been far too long.

I'm reaching back a little further than normal with this week's throwback song. Those of us who were around in the 70's remember this one. Couldn't Get It Right (1976) by Climax Blues Band. Enjoy! 



ON THE BLOG


Tuesday, September 19

Thursday, September 21


WHAT I READ


Kindle/Audio: Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros - 4.75★

I finished it yesterday (that twist on the last page... gah!) and all I can say is,
the hype is well deserved. So, so good.


CURRENTLY READING


Kindle: The Stars Are On Our Side by Jennifer Hartmann

Technically, I'm not reading anything right now. I just finished Fourth Wing
yesterday afternoon and I need a minute to catch my breath and reacclimate
to the real world. LOL But sometime today I'll be starting an ARC of 
The Stars Are On Our Side.


NEW ADDITIONS


 Advance Listening Copy: I'm Your Guy (Hockey Guys #2) - Sarina Bowen


TOTALLY RANDOM



HOW WAS YOUR WEEK?

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  1. I'm soooo glad you read Fourth Wing as well, and loved it too! It's sooo good!
    Sounds like you've had some fun things planned. Love it! And good luck with the new home office. Sounds wonderful.

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    1. Maureen - I'm so glad the wait for Iron Flame is not long now!

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  2. I hope you have a wonderful visit. Have a great week, Tanya ☕๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿงก

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  3. This whole year has blinked by. Yay - you got to read Fourth Wing! So fun.

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    1. Jen - So glad I finally read it. Now I understand the hype. :)

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  4. Ok, I have Fourth Wing in ebook, hardback, and audio and still haven't read it. Maybe I'm waiting until the next one comes out so I don't have to deal with cliffhangers? I don't know. Enjoy your time in NC!

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    1. Samantha - I preordered Fourth Wing in hardcover but I knew I wouldn't want to lug it around. I got the Kindle version from my library and the audio from Audible and did a mix of those two. Such a great way to experience it!

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  5. I have got to get Fourth Wing. Everyone is raving about it. Here's my SP: https://bonniereadsandwrites.com/2023/09/24/sunday-post-back-together-again/

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    1. Bonnie - I hope you'll love Fourth Wing when you get to it!

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  6. Summer drunk in the backseat! Ha.
    And I can't wait to see a pic of your new home office. :D

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    1. Thanks Lark. My husband's desk is getting delivered today and I can't wait to get home and see it. :)

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  7. Yay! So happy you finished and loved Fourth Wing. That last page was crazy! I just finished reading I'm Your Guy and I loved it. I have a feeling you will, too. I hope you have a nice visit with family.

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    1. Deanna - Oh yeah, that last page was a jaw dropper, for sure. :) I should receive the audio copy for I'm You're Guy today or tomorrow. I can't wait to start it.

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  8. Yes - THAT ending of Fourth Wing is a real gamechanger, isn't it? It certainly floored me, so I'm not surprised that you need to take a bit of a breather before picking up anything else! I hope the coming week is a good one:).

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    1. sihigbee - Yes! The Fourth Wing ending had my head spinning. Thank goodness the second book isn't too far off.

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  9. Always nice to catch up with people. I hope you have a wonderful time in NC. I thought I didn't know the song this week, but I did, just not by name. Glad Fourth Wing lived up to the hype for you.

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    1. Sam - It takes me forever to read fantasy novels (I read at at a snails pace because I'm so out of my element and worried I'll miss something) but Fourth Wing definitely was worth the time and the hype.

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  10. It seems that you had a great week and that you have more fun planned ahead Tanya! And I am so glad that you loved Fourth Wing!

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  11. Now I definitely feel like the only person not reading Fourth Wing! Ha, my sister and I can have three-hour lunches, too! We never seem to run out of things to talk about.

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    1. Angela - LOL I was feeling the same way. :) Time with sisters is the best!

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  12. I feel like I slept in and half of september just... vanished?

    Oh my gosh that song... takes me back to the 70's SO much. Like traveling somewhere with my parents and 70's music on the radio. what a time.

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    1. Greg - Isn't it wild how a song can evoke such a strong memory? I love that!

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  13. I've really got to fit Fourth Wing in soon! Glad to hear it is worth all the hype. Love that meme about fall and summer, lol. Hope you have a good week and enjoy that new desk!
    Lisa Loves Literature

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    1. I hope you'll love Fourth Wing if/when you pick it up, Lisa!

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  14. Great to see you enjoyed Fourth Wing. NC! You'll be in my state. It's going to be gorgeous here around 70 and sunny this week. Glad to hear the home office is going well; would love to see a photo when you're finished. I liked Newk's when it was here but it didn't make it.

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

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    1. Thanks Anne - I'm excited to enjoy some slightly cooler temps this weekend in NC. You might have told me where in NC you are before but I'm drawing a blank. I'll be in Fayetteville, my husband's home town.

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  15. Nice song. Hope you have a wonderful time in NC.
    Have a great week.

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  16. I am so glad that you enjoyed Fourth Wing! I adored that book and am counting the days until book 2 is released. I hope that you enjoy your trip! It is great that your home office project is going well. Have a great week!

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    1. Carole - Thank goodness the wait is not too long for Iron Flame! :)

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  17. I love lunches with my sister! We always have a ton to talk about as well, solving everyone's problems and the worlds too, haha!

    I loved Fourth Wing (as you know) and yes, that twist at the end! I'm happy we don't have to wait very long for the next one! My husband loved it as well. We listened to it together.

    Lol on that random!

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    1. Rachel - I agree! Times with my two sisters is the best. And getting one on one time with my sister over lunch on Saturday was priceless. :)

      I did a combination Kindle/audio with Fourth Wing and it was such a great way to experience it. Sometimes I would read a line of dialogue in the Kindle version that was so good that I would purposely find it in the audio just so I could hear the delivery. :)

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  18. I also got an ARC of The Stars on Our Side and I can't wait to start it.

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  19. The Fourth Wing is on my TBR and I feel like everyone around me is reading it.
    Nice that you made a trip to visit with your brother in law and sis in law.

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    1. Hena - I hope you'll enjoy Fourth Wing if you decide to pick it up!

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  20. I'm so happy you were able to reunite with your sister one on one. I haven't gotten to spend that kind of time with my brother since 2019, so I'm envious!

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    1. Ethan - That has to be hard, not spending time with your brothers for so long. :(

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  21. Glad you've been able to get some in-person visits with your family. Yay, I'm so glad you read Fourth Wing and loved it. It definitely lives up to the hype and makes me want to read everything Yarros has written.

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    1. Suzanne - Was Fourth Wing your first by Yarros? I'm used to her very emotional contemporary novels so this was a real departure for me. But I loved it!

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    2. My first was actually The Things We Leave Unfinished. I was actually shocked to learn she wrote fantasy as well.

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  22. Enjoy your visit to NC! I hope you're having a great week.

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  23. I loved Still Beating but haven't picked up any of the connected books yet. Hope you enjoy this newest one!

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  24. Glad you have so many good things going on right now! Like you, I agree Fourth Wing lived up to the hype.

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  25. I'll have to check out I'm Your Guy. Have fun in NC. We used to go to Asheville a few times a year.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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  26. Glad the book lives up to the hype. Have a wonderful Sunday.
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  27. Oh my gosh you made me laugh out loud over here at that last image! That is SO true! Typically October is more chilly for us and we get some snow, but not this October. Hopefully I'm able to see flurries soon please ♥!

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