Sunday, January 17, 2016

The Sunday Post #3


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This week was supposed to be the week where I had time to get back on with my reading. Unfortunately things never go the way they are planned. I had a very strange week. I only had to work Monday evening, and Wednesday and Thursday during the day, but we received some very disturbing news. So these work days were really intense and tiring and I didn’t read nearly as much as I planned to. (Hey what’s new right? LOL)

Tuesday I went to the cinema with my movie buddy. We went to see ‘Point Break’. Great and gorgeous movie shots, but not a very interesting story if you ask me. But I did really enjoy it. I mean looking at a shirtless Luke Bracey and Édgar Ramirez isn’t a bad way to spend your afternoon!
Friday my mom and I went shopping in Amsterdam. I was really looking forward to this day and I can’t believe how fast the day went by. We drank coffee, had lunch and of course we visited our favorite bookshops. I browsed through the Waterstones for a long time. We bought some new books (see mine below) and I bought my very first POP Harry Potter puppet. (I love it!! I want them all!!) And of course we talked a lot. In the evening I had a goodbye dinner from one of my colleagues in Utrecht. So it was a very busy but great day.

Yesterday my mom and her boyfriend came to visit. I spend my day cleaning the house (believe me, it was really necessary) and at night, when they visited, we had cheese fondue. It had been a very long time since we last had cheese fondue, so it was very nice. So tasty!

And this morning we’re headed to my mother in law for a brunch. So time has flown by yet again. I did receive some more great looking new books and I started with my first promotional service this week. Super exciting. Tonight I’m going to do nothing more than read and read and read. LOL!!
Have a great week!! ;)

Last Week On The Blog:


This Week On The Blog:

  • Blog Tour 'Level Up' by Cathy Yardley
  • Review 'Facing Fortune' by Zen DiPietro
  • Wednesday's Favorites: ‘Hope In Every Raindrop’ by Wesley Banks
  • Sutherland's January Spotlight
  • Blog Tour 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon..' by Justin Hill

New Arrivals:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26204643-crosstown-crush
Received from the Little, Brown Book Group
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26368903-spider-game
Received from the Little, Brown Book Group
Received from the Little, Brown Book Group

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13206900-winter?from_search=true&search_version=service
Bought myself (haven't even read the second one yet! :P)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24548235-harry-potter-and-the-philosopher-s-stone?from_search=true&search_version=service
Bought myself (Love this version sooooo much)

Bookish Quotes: 



How was your week? Did you get the reading time you wanted?

28 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a busy but fun week! Can't go wrong with shirtless guys and book shopping :-P You also made me really hungry for fondue. I have a fondue pot, but I haven't used it in forever because it's too much work for me, haha. Have fun catching up on your reading!

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    1. This was only the second time we used the fondue pot. But we've had it for at least three years. LOL!! But it was very tasty and we definitely need to use it more.
      Thank you Kirsten ;)

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  2. I hate when I plan to read or write reviews and then pffft, it doesn't happen. Such a bummer. lol Sounds like you had fun though and that's important. :) I hope your plans for tonight come to fruition. *fingers crossed*

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    1. Thank you. It definitely worked, I read until I finished my book. Perfect :D

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  3. Hopefully you have time to read this week! I went into the week with the intention of reading 3 books, I read 0 hahah Life happens :D

    Here is my Sunday Post!

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    1. That's so true. Life happens way too often. LOL!! But I'll keep hoping it will get better. Maybe this week will be a better reading week.
      Good luck this week! ;)

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  4. I got too much reading time in and I LOVED it. I'm sending "reading time" vibes your way so your life can slow down and you actually get to those new books! Harry Potter needs your attention, STAT! ;)

    Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks for the reading vibes. I think they worked since I read till late at night yesterday. Perfect :D
      Harry Potter now has a permanent home on my dinner table so I can read and see it every time I'm home!!

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  5. I am sorry your work week wasn't better and you weren't able to read as much. Hopefully this week will be better! Your day in Amsterdam with your mom sounds wonderful! I am glad you had a good time. Your new books look really good. The Kate Ellis book and also Spider Game in particular. I can't wait to start The Lunar Chronicles. Have a great week!

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    1. Our day in Amsterdam was great. It's our little tradition. We go to Amsterdam a lot and we always spend our day in the many bookshops and having lunch and amazing coffee! It definitely made a great end to my workweek.
      You definitely should start The Lunar Chronicles. I've only read the first book yet.. but I'm hooked! :D

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  6. Aw, that's too bad the week didn't turn out as you hoped! But it sounded like you had a lovely time in Amsterdam with your mom (:
    Hope you enjoy Winter! Scarlet (and Cress) is fantastic, too!! One of my favourite series! And yes, love the illustrated HP! I got it for Christmas, made me very happy! Hope you have a great week!

    Cyn @ Bookmunchies

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    1. The illustrated Harry Potter book is soooo perfect. I'm totally in love with it! LOL. I can't wait to read the second book in the Lunar Chronicles.. I loved the first one.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Ooh you got Winter. I need to grab it. Love the series. House Of Eyes look good too. Very nice haul this week:)

    My Sunday Post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2016/01/17/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-143-and-the-sunday-post/

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    1. Thanks. I can't wait to start reading these books! :D

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  8. Hi Maureen and I like the look of some of your new arrivals.

    Sorry to hear you had bad news, I hope things are okay.

    I'm so old I remember the original Point Break and perving at Keanu Reeves!!!

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    1. LOL!! That's not old Deborah! ;)
      Thanks, I hope this week will begin better than the last one. But everything is okay now. Good luck with job hunting! ;)

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  9. Amsterdam sounds like it must have been amazing!! I'd love to go one day! I hope you enjoy all your new reads! The House of Eyes looks really interesting!

    Here's my Weekly Recap!

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    1. I really hope you are able to go one day. It's an amazing city. I've been many times but I still love it every time. And the bookshops are great. Especially the Waterstones. It's located in this amazing property. ;)

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  10. I enjoyed reading about your outing in Amsterdam! I'd love to visit there sometime. Hope you get lots of reading time this week. :)

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    1. Thank you. I really hope your able to go someday. It's amazing!! ;)

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  11. It sounds like your day in Amsterdam with your mom was awesome! I want to go one day, my husband has been several times, but I haven't yet. Maybe the next time he goes, I'll go with him :)
    Have a wonderful week and enjoy your new books.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. It really was awesome. You definitely should go if your able. It's a great city and although I've been many times I still love it. ;)
      Happy reading!

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  12. I am sorry you had a bit of a strange week and din't get to read as much as you planned. Your trip to Amsterdam sounds awesome though, I love the waterstones there. And congrats for your first promotional service! And you got a great haul of books this week, that illustrated Hp book looks so good! I hope you'll have a great week!

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    1. That Waterstones is just amazing. I never leave Amsterdam before I visited the shop. :D
      Thanks Lola, I hope you have a great week too.

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  13. Lunch and bookstores sounds like a great way to spend a day. I'd love to wander through Waterstones... have a great week and happy reading!

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    1. Thanks Greg! It definitely was great day.
      Enjoy your week! ;)

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  14. Sorry to hear about the disturbing news and I hope it has sorted itself out by now. My week last week went nothing like I planned either, I wanted to do loads of blog things and got zero done. But oh well this is a new week! I'm so jealous that you got the illustrated Harry Potter, I really need to splurge on this one too. I keep admiring it in the shop, it's fabulous! Your day in Amsterdam sounded great too, that's my kind of day.

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    1. You really need to get the illustrated Harry Potter. It's so gorgeous. I was standing in the Waterstones thinking I probably had to wait with buying it until it became a little less expensive.. But I just couldn't stop myself! :D
      Good luck this week Trish. I really hope goes better as well.

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