Thursday, September 28, 2017

Book Blitz 'Beyond The Mist' by Casi McLean


Today I’m excited to participate in the Book Blitz of ‘Beyond The Mist’ by Casi McLean. ‘Beyond The Mist’ is an Adult, Romance, Time-Travel novel that was published on September 15th 2017. This is the second book in the Lake Lanier Mysteries series. 


About the Book:


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35913453-beyond-the-mist?ac=1&from_search=true
Piper Taylor concedes she’ll never fall in love, until a treacherous storm spirals her into the arms of the handsome Nick Cramer. Unrelenting remorse over a past relationship haunts Nick, but he can’t deny the mysterious connection and hot desire Piper evokes.

The allure of a secret portal hidden beneath Atlanta’s Lake Lanier tempts him into seizing the opportunity to change his mistakes. But his time slip triggers consequences beyond his wildest dreams.

Can Piper avoid the international espionage and terrorism of 2001 New York, find Nick, and bring him home before he alters the fabric of time, or will the lovers drift forever Beyond The Mist?




The Facts:


Publication Date:
September 15th, 2017
Series:
Lake Lanier Mysteries #2
Genre:
Adult, Romance, Time-Travel
Pages:
212
Formats:
eBook, Paperback
Available at:

Excerpt:


A soft mist hovered over the moonlit lake, beckoning, luring him forward with the seductive enticement of a mermaid’s song. Rhythmic clatter of a distant train moaned in harmony with a symphony of cricket chirps and croaking frogs. Spellbound, Nick Cramer took a long breath and waded deeper into the murky cove. Dank air, laden with a scent of soggy earth and pine, crawled across his bare arms. The hairs on the back of his neck bristled, shooting a prickle down his spine that slithered into an icy pool coiled in the pit of his stomach. He clenched his fingers into a tight fist, determined to fight through the emotion consuming him. Fear sliced through his belly like icy shards until he finally heaved, forcing rancid bile to choke into his throat.

I have to do this––he inched forward––only a few more steps and––

A sudden surge swirled around him, yanking him into a whirling vortex, where a violent blue streak dragged him deeper, deeper beneath the lake into the shadowy depths. Heart pounding, he battled against the force, twisting, thrusting toward the surface with all of his strength but, despite his muscular build, he spun like a feather in wind into oblivion. When the mist dissolved, Nick Cramer had vanished.

About the Author:


Award winning author, Casi McLean, pens novels to stir the soul with romance, suspense, and a sprinkle of magic. Her writing crosses genres from ethereal, captivating shorts with eerie twist endings to believable time slips, mystical plots, and sensual romantic suspense, like Beneath The Lake, WINNER: 2016 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence for BEST Romantic Suspense. WATCH THE TRAILER 

Casi's powerful memoir, Wingless Butterfly: Healing The Broken Child Within, shares an inspirational message of courage, tenacity, and hope, and displays her unique ability to excel in nonfiction and self-help as well as fiction. Known for enchanting stories with magical description, McLean entices readers in nonfiction as well with fascinating hooks to hold them captive in storylines they can't put down.

Her romance entwines strong, believable heroines with delicious hot heroes to tempt the deepest desires then fans the flames, sweeping readers into their innermost romantic fantasies. Ms. McLean weaves exceptional romantic mystery with suspenseful settings and lovable characters you'll devour. You'll see, hear, and feel the magical eeriness of one fateful night. You'll swear her time travel could happen, be mystified by her other worldly images, and feel heat of romantic suspense, but most of all you'll want more. 

For more information about Casi McLean please visit her website. Or visit her on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.

Giveaway:

This Book Blitz was organized by Xpresso Book Tours

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

My Favorite.. Thing About My Job



My Favorite.. is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it.. The world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive. For more info: My Favorite Meme.

As a nurse there are many things I like about my job, but there are definitely also some things I don’t like at all. That’s probably true with every job. My job as a nurse is intense, hard, sometimes very frustrating but also beautiful and gratifying. I don’t always remember why I wanted to become a nurse. Especially when I work a lot, don’t see my husband as much, have to work on Christmas and get to see how aggressive and unkind people can get. But thankfully there are moments that make me happy I am a nurse. 

My favorite thing about being a nurse is the way I can make someone’s worst day a little better. Not always by doing something, but sometimes just by being there and holding someone’s hand. Those are the moments as a nurse I will remember. I won’t remember all the names, all the tears and all the horrible wounds or fractures I see on a daily basis.. but I will remember the look in my patients eyes when I see that I made there day a little better. Even if it’s just for a second. And those moments make it all worthwhile. 

What is your favorite thing about your job? 

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Review 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' by J.K. Rowling


Years ago I read Harry Potter for the first time. I never reviewed the books though. And that's definitely not right if you've been an Book Blogger for over three years. So it's time to finally re-read and review my favorite books.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/464164.Harry_Potter_and_the_Prisoner_of_Azkaban
Harry Potter, along with his best friends, Ron and Hermione, is about to start his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry can't wait to get back to school after the summer holidays. (Who wouldn't if they lived with the horrible Dursleys?) But when Harry gets to Hogwarts, the atmosphere is tense. There's an escaped mass murderer on the loose, and the sinister prison guards of Azkaban have been called in to guard the school...









The Facts:


Publication Date:
July 8th, 1999
Series:
Harry Potter #3
Genre:
YA, Fantasy, Fiction
Pages:
317
Formats:
Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audio
Available at:

My Review:


Over the years I’ve read the Harry Potter series several times, and I always look forward to reading the third book the most. I’ve heard many times that other readers didn’t really like ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ as much as the other books. But to me it’s definitely one of my favorites. 

Why? Well, because of many reasons. For starters I love the whole Harry-blowing-up-aunt-Marge part. Hilarious!! That part of the book can still make me laugh! And the following moment with the Knights bus is definitely a good moment for me. Wouldn’t you love to go on that bus? I know I would. 

But one of my favorite moments of this book is definitely the moment where Harry gets to stay at Diagon Alley for the last part of his summer vacation. I remember reading that part for the first time and just being so happy that Harry got to stay there and walk around Diagon Alley all day. And admittedly I’ve been a little jealous of that too. LOL!! Who wouldn’t love spending a week there?!

In ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ Hermoine and Ron definitely start having some troubles. They don’t agree on a lot of things, and the fact that Hermoine bought a Cat that is clearly in for Ron’s rat Scabbers, isn’t making things any easier. But I love these moments. They are funny, and definitely spice things up a little.

In this book we also find out about the Marauder’s Map. And what a fascinating piece of paper that is. I’d love to get my hands on one of those. Wouldn’t life be much easier? LOL!

And we have Sirius Black and Prof. Lupin of course. Yes, I definitely love those characters. I honestly wish we could have seen more of them.
And don’t forget about Buckbeak the hippogriff. One of Hagrid’s most fascinating creatures if you ask me.

Yes, ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ is definitely one of my favorite books in this series. And reading this one always makes me want to read the other once as fast as I can too.

My Rating:

About the Author:


Although she writes under the pen name J.K. Rowling, pronounced like rolling, her name when her first Harry Potter book was published was simply Joanne Rowling. Anticipating that the target audience of young boys might not want to read a book written by a woman, her publishers demanded that she use two initials, rather than her full name. As she had no middle name, she chose K as the second initial of her pen name, from her paternal grandmother Kathleen Ada Bulgen Rowling. She calls herself Jo and has said, "No one ever called me 'Joanne' when I was young, unless they were angry." Following her marriage, she has sometimes used the name Joanne Murray when conducting personal business. During the Leveson Inquiry she gave evidence under the name of Joanne Kathleen Rowling. In a 2012 interview, Rowling noted that she no longer cared that people pronounced her name incorrectly.

For more information about J.K. Rowling please visit her website. Or visit her on Twitter and Facebook

Sunday, September 24, 2017

The Sunday Post #65: Maureen's Books Promotions



The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ Its a chance to share news ~ A Post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

Life:

Life has been pretty busy again. Not in a bad way, but definitely in a good way. But it did make me miss lasts weeks Sunday Post, and I didn’t get to visit all of you the week before that.. So I feel bad about that.. but I’m back this week. 

I’ve been working a lot and making some big life decisions. But all is good and I’m feeling pretty damn good about these decisions. LOL!! I can’t share anything more at the moment, but when I can I’ll share it. ;)

One of my big decisions is: I’ve started Maureen’s Books Promotions. A promotion business where I hope to be able to help out authors in promoting their books. It’s still pretty new, and I have no idea if I’m doing it correctly or if it will work at all but it’s something that I’ve been thinking about for years and I just decided to go ahead with it. So if you’re interested go check it out. I can definitely use some feedback and tips!

Books & Blogging:

Blogging and reading wise things have been a little slow. My head just has been so full, but now my promotion business is in the air I hope things will calm down a bit. Strangely my reading-concentration just hasn’t been that good lately. But this weekend we don’t have any plans so I think I’ll definitely get some reading time in.



Last 2 Week's on the Blog:

  • Things You Didn’t Know About My Bookish Life #2
  • Review ‘Deal Breaker’ by Marnie St. Clair
  • My Favorite.. Bookmark
  • Review ‘The Lying Game’ by Ruth Ware
  • Promo ‘The Long Way Home’ by K. Langston
  • My Favorite.. Restaurant
  • Starting Maureen’s Books Promotions

This Week on the Blog:

  • My Favorite.. Thing About My Job
  • Book Blitz ‘Beyond The Mist’ by Casi McLean

New Arrivals:

Received from the Little, Brown Book Group

Received from the Little, Brown Book Group

Random Pic:


Saturday, September 23, 2017

Starting Maureen's Books Promotions


So today I like to share with you why I haven’t been posting as much this last week. Well I’ve been busy with work, but I’ve also been brainstorming a lot about something exciting and it’s time to share it with you guys. I’ve started Maureen’s Books Promotions. It’s new, and a little bit scary and I have no idea if it will work but it’s something I’ve been thinking about for a view years now and I just decided to do it. I’m starting my own promotion business! 

http://maureensbooks.blogspot.nl/p/promotional-services.html

And since I’m new at this, I’m open to any suggestions or feedback you will give me. Maybe it won’t work out at all, but if I don’t try well then I won’t know right?!  So wish me luck!! ;)

And if you’re interested and want more info check out the Maureen’s Books Promotions page or send me an email at maureensbookspromotions@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

My Favorite.. Restaurant



My Favorite.. is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it.. The world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive. For more info: My Favorite Meme.

I love restaurants! Going out for dinner is one of my favorite things to do. Especially when it’s date night with my husband. Going out for dinner always feels special to me. Good food, some nice drinks, good company.. to me it’s the perfect way to spend a free evening. And we’re very lucky to be able to go out for dinner at least once a month, and sometimes even more. There are many restaurants I love but there is one restaurant that is my favorite.

And that restaurant is called ‘Het Arsenaal’ and it was also the location of our wedding a view months back. Not only is the food very tasty and unlike most restaurants, it also has this special kind of feeling to it that I love. It just looks very nice, the waiters are very kind and it just feels like a celebration every time we go there. Sigh.. Yes.. Definitely my favorite restaurant.

Our beautiful wedding table at 'Het Arsenaal'
What is your favorite restaurant?

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Promo 'The Long Way Home' by K. Langston


Today I’m excited to share with you a promo for ‘The Long Way Home’ by K. Langston. ‘The Long Way Home’ is a Contemporary Romance novel and was re-released last week on September 14th.


About the Book:


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36227368-the-long-way-home?from_search=true
Broken. Shattered. Destroyed.

Healing seems impossible.  

Moving on… 

Unbearable.  

I can’t let go of the past. The overwhelming guilt won’t let me. I fight the pain every single day but it’s not getting any easier to carry, and there are days when I wonder if I will ever find happiness. 

Or if I even deserve it.   

Determined to endure my misery alone, I’ve pushed everyone out of my life, including my best friend, Linc. Now he’s back and he won’t leave without a fight. He’s tearing down my walls and forcing me to face what I’ve kept buried for so long. Because of him, I feel like I can finally breathe again, and there’s a sliver of hope weaving its way into my heart.  

Will it be enough to save me from the darkness that threatens to drown me?   

Love isn’t always easy.   

But it’s always worth it.

Author’s note: The Long Way Home is a new edition of the previously published book titled Sylvie. With the exception of a new cover, blurb, title, and added bonus material all other content remains the same.

The Facts:


Publication Date:
September 14th, 2017
Series:
-
Genre:
Contemporary Romance
Pages:
242
Formats:
eBook, Paperback
Available at:

Excerpt:


It’s nearly dark when I wander out onto the porch and find Linc packing up his tools and loading up his truck.

“I won’t be here tomorrow so make sure you bring water and your lunch.” 

He chuckles, the sound soothing and warm. “I will.” 

Slamming the tailgate of his truck, he walks to the foot of the steps. The porch light illuminates his face as a smile teases the corners of his lips. 

I fold my arms across my chest. 

I’ve never had to fight so hard at it. When Dean was here it was easier to mask. But now that he’s gone, it’s taking everything I have to cover it up. 

He props a booted foot onto the bottom step. “We’ll be finished tomorrow.” 

“Good.” 

Step. 

“Doesn’t mean I’m finished with you though.”

Step. 

“Told ya I ain’t goin’ nowhere.” Linc plants his feet on the porch, standing directly in front of me, eyes gleaming with affection. The green irises set my body on fire and build an inferno of heat, raging in my heart and between my legs. 

“What’s for dinner?” 

I smile because, damn it all to hell, when it comes to him, I can’t help myself. “Fish sticks and macaroni and cheese.” 

He smirks. “You know that’s my favorite.” 

One minute I’m standing on my front porch, trying desperately to resist him. And the next minute, I’m in his arms…

Giving in. 

His lips claim mine, soft yet hard paired with unmistakable determination. His warm tongue tangles with mine, tasting of deep longing and strong desire. 

The kiss of that desperate boy long ago pales in comparison to that of this unyielding man.

I throw my arms around his shoulders as he backs me into the door. “I’ve waited a fucking lifetime for this?” he whispers across my lips before seizing them once more, renewing his passion. 

I’ve dreamed of this moment for so long, to feel his touch, to taste his lips once more. The possessive manner in which his fingers brand my skin, the way his tongue greedily slides against mine.

Linc begins to slow the kiss but I’m not ready for it to end, so I dig deeper and pull tighter, in my vain attempt to soar higher. 

I don’t want to let this moment go. 

Ever. 

His hands cup my face and I can sense him trying to pull away, so I let him, because otherwise I’ll beg him to take me right here and now. His forehead rests against mine, and I take this opportunity to breathe him in. 

“God, I’ve missed you so much.”

“I’ve missed you, too,” I say, still trying to grasp the reality of what is happening. “I still can’t believe you’re here.” 

His eyes meet mine as confusion settles on his face. “Why?”

“Because of everything that’s happened between us. Because of everything I said to you. I thought you would hate me forever. It’s what I wanted.” 

“I could never hate you.” 

“I would hate me,” I whisper.

His hands move to my back, pulling me into his chest. “Know what I hate? I hate what he’s done to you. I hate what he took away from us, and most of all, I hate that you’re still letting him.” 

God, I hate it, too. 

 “It’s time.” 

 “I know.” I agree, because even though I don’t deserve him, I need him in order to survive this.

About the Author:


K lives in the deep south with her husband of 16 years, their two children and fur babies, Sadie and Birdie. She released her debut novel Because You're Mine in September 2013 and has since released three follow-up books in the MINE series. Her newest series, Brothers in Blue, is packed full of romance and suspense and features six alpha brothers.

She was also a contributing author to the USA Today Bestselling anthology, F*cking Awkward and co-wrote Unlawful Justice with fellow author and friend, KC Lynn.

When she's not penning her next story, you can find her nose buried between the pages of a good book or she's on social media because look. SQUIRREL!!
 

For more information about K. Langston please visit her Goodreads, Facebook and Twitter

Friday, September 15, 2017

Review 'The Lying Game' by Ruth Ware


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32054096-the-lying-game
The text message is just three words: I need you.

Isa drops everything, takes her baby daughter and heads straight to Salten. She spent the most significant days of her life at boarding school on the marshes there, days which still cast their shadow over her now.

Something terrible has been found on the beach. Something which will force Isa to confront her past, together with the three best friends she hasn't seen for years, but has never forgotten. Theirs is no cosy reunion: Salten isn't a safe place for them, after what they did.

At school the girls used to play the Lying Game. They competed to convince people of the most outrageous stories. But for some, did the boundary between fact and fantasy become too blurred?

And how much can you really trust your friends?

The Facts:


Publication Date:
June 15th, 2017
Series:
-
Genre:
Thriller, Mystery
Pages:
384
Formats:
eBook, Paperback, Hardcover, Audio
Available at:

My Review:


A view weeks ago I came across Reese Witherspoon’s bookclub called ‘RW Bookclub’. Since I love Reese as an author, and already followed here on Instagram, I knew she loved reading so I started following her book club’s Instagram page. And in the beginning of August they shared their new book of the month ‘The Lying Game’. This sounded like a fun new thriller, and since they were so enthusiastic about it I bought it with a gift card I received for my birthday. And as soon as it arrived I started reading.

‘Four friends. One promise. But someone isn’t telling the truth.’ Well, who doesn’t get excited when they see that on a cover?! I know I did. ‘The Lying Game’ is a very thrilling read, that keeps you guessing till the very last page. We meet these four friends, who supposedly are best friends but somehow they haven’t seen each other in years. Something happened to them years ago, and it changed everything. But what really happened? 

Throughout this book, we don’t know for a long time what happened all those years ago. All we know is that something happened when they were younger, and that they got expelled from their school and lost touch. But when one them, Kate,  sends the message ‘I Need You’’, they all come running. Why? It sure kept me excited and determined to keep on reading until I knew what really happened. 

‘The Lying Game’ was my first Ruth Ware book, and I must say I loved it. I loved getting to know these characters, their lives now, the suspense of finding out the truth, but also their shared history. I loved how this book kept me guessing. And I loved how, little by little I got to know what really happened. And learning what the lying game was, was definitely interesting too. I wouldn’t have liked these girls when I was growing up, that’s for sure. 

The story is told from Isa’s point of view, and she wasn’t always very easy to like. She just had a daughter six months ago and somehow she changed into this mother who isn’t able to have a life away from home and her daughter. She is still breastfeeding her, and she doesn’t even let her partner, the girl’s father, help out most of the time. I found her very irritating at least a couple of times. And I could have loved the book just as much without all the breastfeeding moments. But still.. It didn’t make this book any less good for me.

 ‘The Lying Game’ was an exciting, thrilling and fun read that definitely was worth every penny. I’ll be reading more of Ruth Ware after this one!

My Rating:


About the Author:


Ruth Ware grew up in Sussex, on the south coast of England. After graduating from Manchester University she moved to Paris, before settling in North London. She has worked as a waitress, a bookseller, a teacher of English as a foreign language and a press officer. She is married with two small children, and In a Dark, Dark Wood is her d├ębut thriller. 

For more information about Ruth Ware please visit her website. Or visit her on Facebook and Twitter

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

My Favorite.. Bookmark



My Favorite.. is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it.. The world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive. For more info: My Favorite Meme.

As a reader and a book blogger I love collecting bookmarks. Not that I have so many, and I  don’t go looking for bookmarks on the internet. But when I’m in a new bookstore, or a museum I love to buy myself a little souvenir in the form of a bookmark. I almost never use them, but I keep them in this box. And every once in a while I love to look through that box and remember all those places I visited.

But just like with everything else I do have a favorite bookmark. Well, to be honest five favorite bookmarks. And I haven't got them that long. But my favorite bookmarks are these gorgeous and awesome bookmarks from Harry Potter. I bought them a little while ago when I was visiting a new city with my husband. These were in this beautiful Disney and Movie store that was moving and they were 25% off. So… I had to buy them off course. And boy do I love looking at them. I haven't used them, and probably won't use them.. but looking at them sure is fun!


What is your favorite bookmark and why?

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Review 'Deal Breaker' by Marnie St. Clair


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35708908-deal-breaker
From one-night-stand to new boss... 

Ambitious management consultant Ellen Kennedy is going places. But when last year’s one-night-stand shows up in her office as her new manager, it threatens everything she’s worked so hard for. Even worse, she’s not quite sure that one night was enough.

Alex Broadhurst has private reasons for moving to Melbourne, and he has no intention of sharing them with anyone, including the woman he never forgot. But business and pleasure can’t mix, not ever, no matter the temptation.

Workplace romances always end in disaster, so Ellen and Alex strike a deal: one night in the past won’t affect their present or influence their future. But sometimes even the best deals are made to be broken...

The Facts:


Publication Date:
September 12th, 2017
Series:
-
Genre:
Contemporary Romance
Pages:
-
Formats:
eBook
Available at:

My Review:


When I read the book description of ‘Deal Breaker’ a view weeks ago, I knew this was a book I wanted to read. It just sounded like a perfect romantic read. 

In ‘Deal Breaker’ we meet Ellen Kennedy, an ambitious young woman who really wants to make it in her line of work. Ellen worked really hard to get where she is now, so when her new boss happens to be the guy she had a hot one night stand with months ago, she is in complete shock. Understandable! I really enjoyed reading about Ellen. She was fun, and I loved how ambitious she was. She wasn’t a woman to mess with, and she stood up for what she believed in.

The other main character was Alex Broadhurst. A handsome guy with a complicated personal life, and who worked hard to where he is now. Alex was an interesting guy to get to know. He was mysterious, charming and hard working. The chemistry between Ellen and Alex was especially in the beginning addicting to read about. I loved how they grew closer and it was definitely fun to read about.

Unfortunately, this story became less interesting half way through. The whole personal stuff in Alex life was just weird. I couldn’t connect to that part of the story at all. Even as a nurse, I just didn’t get it. I can’t really explain more without spoiling it, but trust me.. I was weird.
And I felt like the exciting stuff between the romance of Ellen and Alex happened in the middle of the book. After that the story just became too slow for me. And I lost interest. 

What I did enjoy was the whole old friends of Ellen bit. I loved how these four girls grew up together and always stayed close. Although this wasn’t the main subject of the book, I really enjoyed that part and would have loved to read more about that friendship. 

Overall I think this book had a lot of promise, but was just a little disappointing in the end.

My Rating:


About the Author:


Marnie grew up in country NSW but now lives in a lovely leafy suburb of Melbourne with her husband and two gorgeous daughters. Apart from a deep and abiding love of all things romance, she has a wide array of embarrassing and/or unusual passions including playing Bridge, growing succulents, visiting deserts and getting down on the Zumba floor. No points for guessing which passion is the embarrassing one.

For more information about Marnie St. Clair please visit her website



I received this book from Escape Publishing in exchange for my honest review.


http://www.escapepublishing.com.au/

Monday, September 11, 2017

Things You Didn’t Know About My Bookish Life #2


A little while back I was thinking about what kind of posts I wanted to make for the upcoming weeks. And I kept coming back to this ‘Things You Didn’t Know About My Bookish Life’. I love reading books and sharing them on my blog off course. But I thought it would be fun to share some other random bookish stuff about my life with you.

When I was growing up my mum would gift me books when something special would happen. For example when I got my swimming diploma, or got a good school report etc. And she would always write these messages inside the book at the first page. And I loved that! I always felt so special when I read those messages.


I still own almost all my children books, and I love looking through them and re-reading those messages. Sometimes I got books from my aunt and uncle, and they would write a short message in the book too. And the best thing about it to me is that I’ll always know when I got a book and for what occasion.

Obviously, for me as a reader.. all books are special. But the books with these short little message always feel extra special to me. 

Thank you mom! 

Check out my Things You Didn’t Know About My Bookish Life #1 post here! 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

The Sunday Post #64: Books & POP's



The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ Its a chance to share news ~ A Post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

Life:

This week my husband and I both had a week off from work. And it flew by as usual. We had a great week, just relaxing and hanging out at our home. It was just perfect!

On Monday we went to sort out a big storage unit filled with books. A friend of ours asked us if we were able to help him sort through hundreds of boxes with books from an old friend of him who was kind of a hoarder. Since we had the week off we decided it would be fun and we spend the whole Monday, and Tuesday morning sorting through those books. There were a lot of books. Most of them were really old paperbacks of war stories, and a lot of them were only good for the trash unfortunately. A lot of mold, and dust. But there were also some very nice history books, atlases and art books. We are trying to sell them now. Even though I didn’t really find any books for me, which is probably a good thing, it was really fun to look through all those books.

Tuesday afternoon we went to the zoo with our little nephew and brother and sister in law. We had a great time. The weather was pretty good, and since it was a Tuesday there weren’t too much people. In the end we bought our nephew a gift and it was just so cute to see how happy he was with it. 

The rest of the week was spend relaxing at home. On Thursday I got this amazing gift from my husband. A Harry Potter POP summer convention exclusive!! So sweet! We saw that one when we were shopping a little while back, but I didn’t buy it because I thought it was too expensive. But when we got home we found out it was pretty cheap since we couldn’t find it anywhere else for that prize. But since the place we saw it wasn’t close by, I kind of gave up on it. Well.. apparently my husband felt bad for me and decided to email the guy in the store and he send it to us. So sweet!! And I just love it sooooo much!!

Today, Saturday we are spending the day in Amsterdam with my mom and her boyfriend. 

Books & Blogging: 

Blogging wise I spend this week preparing some posts for the upcoming weeks. I signed up for the Blog Ahead challenge that starts this October. Hopefully I’m able to get some posts ready for when the holiday months starts. I can’t believe Christmas is only four months away!
I definitely got some great reading time in this week! I wish I could read this much every week. Sigh..

Last Week on the Blog:


This Week on the Blog:

  • Things You Didn’t Know About My Bookish Life #2
  • Review ‘Deal Breaker’ by Marnie St. Clair
  • My Favorite.. Bookmark
  • Review ‘The Lying Game’ by Ruth Ware

New Arrivals:


Received from the author
Received by Escape Publishing

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