Sunday, April 10, 2016

The Sunday Post #13


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This week was very busy with work again. I honestly don’t know how people are able to work fulltime and have this huge active life next to it. After work I’m mostly so tired I don’t even have the strength to put on the computer. It’s very good for my reading time though. Unfortunately I also fell asleep while reading this week.. I hate when that happens. In the end I fell behind on my reading schedule, which I intend to make up this weekend. I had to reschedule my reviews a little but I’m determined to catch up.

https://www.facebook.com/raifofficialpage/?pnref=storyI did finish the book about Raif Badawi, written by his wife Ensaf Haidar. My review will follow this week. What a story.. It really shook me to my core. I realize even more how privileged I am to be able to do what I want and say what I want. If you haven’t heard about Raif Badawi’s story, you definitely need to visit his website. Raif Badawi is a Saudi Arabian writer and activist and the creator of the website Free Saudi Liberals who was arrested in 2012 on a charge of insulting Islam through electronic channels. He is sentenced to 1000 lashes and ten years in prison. What kind of world do we life in??

This Friday my mom and I had a cooking day. We made a three course dinner with Beef Wellington and a Toblerone cake.  It was all very tasty and we had a great day.

How was your week? Did you get enough reading time? Any new books?

Last Week On The Blog:


This Week On The Blog:

  • Blog Tour 'The Dragon Scale Lute' by JC Kang 
  • Wednesday's Favorites: The Moment Of Letting Go by J.A. Redmerski
  • Review 'Raif Badawi: The Voice of Freedom' by Ensaf Haidar
  • Blog Tour 'May Day Murder' by Julie Wassmer

New Arrivals:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25725156-dragonbane
Received from the Little, Brown Book Group
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25161131-you
Bought Myself
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28246697-the-obsession
Received from the Little, Brown Book Group

Bookish Quotes:


30 comments:

  1. Yeah after a day of work reading is a great way to fall asleep lol. I hear ya there. Hope this week is a little calmer. That's crazy about the sentence given to - unbelievable. It does make us appreciate our freedom I guess- and it's ridiculous people have to live like that.

    You looks like a good thriller.

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    1. It definitely makes you appreciate what we have. This world is crazy at times.
      I read some great reviews about 'You' so I can't wait to start reading!!
      Thanks for stopping by Greg! Happy reading.

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  2. I had a slow reading week too because I've been so tired that I just can't concentrate, so don't feel too bad about it. Happens to the best of us ;-) But that info about Raif Badawi... wow. That's terrible. I try my best to be appreciative of things, but I really do take my freedom of speech for granted.

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    1. Maybe it was something in the weather then! ;) LOL!! I'm in desperate need for the summer.
      I think most of us here in the Western world do than our freedom of speech for granted. It's definitely good to think about all we have sometimes.
      Happy Reading ;)

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  3. You're right Maureen, we are very lucky and I know I take that for granted!

    The day of cooking with your mother sounds great and I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    I've just finished The Obsession so hope you enjoy it!

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    1. The cooking really was great Deborah! We made Toblerone Chocolate pie.. and it tasted like heaven.
      I can't wait to start reading 'The Obsession'.. I love Nora Roberts. :D

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  4. The Beef Wellington sounds wonderful....and a day with your mom, too.

    I can't wait to get The Obsession....and hope you enjoy all of your new books...and your new week. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. It really was wonderful. The Beef Wellington tasted soooo good.
      Thanks for stopping by ;)

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  5. The Obsession was so good..enjoy. We truly are blessed and stories like Raif Badawi's show just how much. Love the idea of spending day cooking with Mom. Hope this week is a good one!

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    1. I can't wait to start reading it. I looooooove Nora Roberts.
      Stories like Raif Badawi really do make you appreciate the things you have.
      Happy Reading ;)

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  6. I hadn't heard of Raif Badawi but I'm now fascinated. What a terrible story. A cooking day sounds like a lot of fun and I'm really looking forward to The Obsession. I've been on a Nora Roberts kick lately and that looks like a good one. Have a great week!

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    1. It really was a story I'll never forget. I was, and still am, shocked about how horrible people can be.
      Thanks for stopping by and happy reading ;)

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  7. Nora's new book looks good. I'm also exhausted when I get home from work. I have a very physical job. The good thing is, it helps keep me in better shape. Otherwise I'd be a couch potato. LOL

    My Sunday Post

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    1. It really does right?! I can't wait to start reading. I just love Nora Roberts. ;)
      Couch Potato?? LOL!! I totally would be too ;)

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  8. Woah! That story about Raif! That's crazy. I'll have to look into that one. Thanks for sharing it!

    Here is my Sunday Post!
    Molly @ Molly's Book Nook

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    1. You really should.. It was such a touching story. And it made me realize even more how lucky I am and that I really should appreciate it more.

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  9. Why does real life interferes with important stuff like reading and blogging??? Ugh
    I'm off nowto check Raif's website. I did sign a petition for him in change.org thanks for sharing!

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    1. Ugh.. I know.. I hate it when life gets in the way of reading and blogging. :P
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  10. Just found your blog - looking forward to following you!

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    1. Thanks Lisa. I hope you like Maureen's Books! ;)

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  11. That does sound like a very interesting biography type of book. Hope you have a great week!
    Check out my Sunday Post

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    1. It definitely was interesting and I don't think I will ever forget about that read!
      Happy reading ;)

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  12. You got YOU!!! You have to read it (and find the audio!! You don't regret it!). I love Nora Roberts but haven't read any new books by her yet. I need to fix this asap.

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    1. Yes I did!! I just couldn't resist after reading all those great reviews. I can't wait to start reading it.
      You definitely need to start Nora's latest books.. They are great! ;)

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  13. What an interesting story! I'll have to look more into his life. Ohhh and You is soooo good! Have a great week.

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    1. I can't wait to start reading 'You'. I heard so many great things about it.
      Happy reading ;)

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  14. I miss my mom's cooking! So nice to have a Mom
    's Cooking Day! Enjoy the new books!

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    1. Thank you. Mom's really are the best. :D
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  15. I don't know how people do it either. I'm always so exhausted when I come home from work. I always have the best intentions, but so little ends up actually getting done.

    I am not familiar with Ensaf Haidar and her husband, but it sounds like a very important story to read. I will have to look into it.

    I hope you have a great week!

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one with this problem. I was afraid I was already getting old at twenty six! LOL!
      It definitely is an important story I'll never forget.
      Thanks for stopping by and happy reading! ;)

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