Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Sunday Post #60: A Good Start of August



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:

And it’s August! Wow, it keeps surprising me how fast the months go by!

This week has definitely been better than the last one. I had to work Monday evening, which isn’t a shift I love to work, but it was nice and quiet for a change. So it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.

On Tuesday, me and my mom went to Amsterdam. Since my mom was born there, and I was born in a little town close to Amsterdam, it has always been a special city for us. I love visiting Amsterdam and it never gets old even though I’ve been there a lot. So my mom and I had a great day! We visited our two favorite bookshops, which you might have seen if you follow me on Instagram. And we had a nice lunch and visited some other nice shops. It was definitely a nice day that flew by.
My husband and I at our date!

Wednesday till Friday I had to work, but I had dinner with one of my girlfriends on Friday which was very nice. We talked a lot and she made us some very tasty risotto. It was definitely a nice day.

This weekend my husband and I finally received all our wedding albums. So today, Saturday, we were finally able to give my mom and my mother-in-law there ‘parent’ albums. They didn’t know we had these albums made for them so it was a nice surprise. I was looking forward to it for weeks. Unfortunately it took a while before they were finally ready, but today we were finally able to give it to them! It was so nice to see their reactions. They loved the albums. We also finally received are own wedding album.. It’s so pretty! I can’t stop looking at it. 

Today, Saturday, my husband and I went on a date! Just the two of us! :D We went to the restaurant we also had our wedding. I loved being there again. It just feels extra special, knowing we got married there only a view weeks ago. 

Books & Blogging: 

Blogging and reading wise the week wasn’t much better than the last one. I had some very late blogging nights, and I didn’t get a lot of reading time. But this weekend I hope to catch up and get some much needed reading time. 

At our trip to Amsterdam, I bought two new books which I really wanted. And I also updated my TBR list after visiting these bookshops. Oh Boy.. I definitely need to find more reading time!

This week was the start of Blogival 2017. I have three posts planned for this event and I’m excited to share it with you. 

I hope you all had a great week! Happy reading ;)

Last Week on the Blog:



This Week on the Blog:


  • Review ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ by J.K. Rowling
  • Blogival 2017: Review ‘Porcelain’ by Lee Cockburn
  • My Favorite.. Book That Made Me Cry
  • Review ‘The Shores of Our Souls’ by Kathryn Brown Ramsperger
  • Cover Reveal ‘Hidden Enemies’ by Andrea Bills

New Arrivals:


Received from Smith Publicity
Received by Escape Publishing
Received by Escape Publishing
Bought myself
Bought myself

Random Pic:


24 comments:

  1. Amsterdam sounds just wonderful! Haven't been there in a while! :)

    You two look great together!

    Have a nice week! :)

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    1. Amsterdam is great. I love coming there no matter how many times I've been there already. Sigh..
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  2. Enjoy all these newly married moments. I bet your parents and his parents loved the photo albums.

    I've just returned from a road trip:
    https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2017/08/road-trip-audiobook-marathon.html

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    1. Thanks we sure are enjoying married life so far.
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  3. You and your husband look so cute :) my friend just got married last week too. It seems it's wedding season :)

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    1. Whaha.. It's definitely wedding season. I see weddings everywhere at the moment. Although I loved everything about our wedding. I'm glad we're married now! :)
      Have a great week!

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  4. Amsterdam sounds amazing and your pic is wonderful. Enjoy your new books. :)

    Jenea's Book Obsession's Sunday Post

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    1. Thanks Jenea! Amsterdam sure is one of my favorite cities. It just has this feel about it, and there are all these little streets, and shops.. I can never get enough of Amsterdam! LOL.
      Have a great week!

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  5. Yay for date night! I bet your parents and his were thrilled with the albums! We got CDs of our pictures and handed those out to family. Great for us because it was easy, but that was 2004 and most of our family didn't know how to print their own pictures and taking the disk places wasn't super popular yet...so it was kind of a pain for our family!

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    1. Our moms were definitely thrilled. And they didn't expect to be getting an album at all so it was really fun to give it to them.
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  6. I saw your pictures pass me by on instagram yeah. Amsterdam is so great to visit. I hope we will get a chance to visit it again in September.

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    1. I hope you can go too! It's just so much fun to visit Amsterdam. I would have loved to life there too, but my husband likes it more nice and quiet. LOL!
      Have a great week!

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  7. Amsterdam sounds like an awesome city, and I always love to discover new bookstores- if I ever go to Amseterdam I'll definitely be looking for bookstores lol. Glad you had a good week!

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    1. I really hope you'll be able to go there one day Greg. It's a city unlike any other and those bookstores.. Sigh..
      Have a great week and happy reading.

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  8. I am glad you had a nice time with your mom! I would love to visit Amsterdam someday. I bet your wedding albums turned out gorgeous! I think I'd be looking at them over and over again too. :-)

    I am trying to get back into blogging, but I am lagging a bit. My brain still wants to be on vacation, I think. I hope you have a great week, Maureen!

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    1. The albums are just gorgeous. Every time I look at them, it's almost like I'm reliving our wedding day all over again.
      I totally understand.. sometimes it takes a while to get out of your vacation mode. ;)
      Have a great week!

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  9. Wow! You sure did a lot last week! Glad you had a wonderful date with your husband!

    Here’s my Sunday Post !

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

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    1. Thanks. It really was a fun date and a great weekend. :)
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  10. The traveling sounds nice. That was wonderful of you to get those albums for your parents. The date night sounds delightful. Hope this week is a good one :)

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    1. Thanks Kimberly. It was definitely nice to give them the albums :D
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  11. What a fabulous week! And how special to finally get your wedding albums and able to give them to your mothers. That is so sweet. Your date night was the perfect ending to the week! I've had a fair amount of reading in lately. I caught up on a bunch of posts today and plan for more tomorrow. I'll need to write two reviews. I always seem to procrastinate writing them these days.

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    1. Thanks Charlie. It really was a great week!
      I find writing reviews gets harder the longer I'll wait. So I try to write them right after finishing the book. Sometimes that doesn't work though. ;)
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  12. Great week! :)
    Check out my Sunday Post at El's Book Reviews!

    Hope you have a great day!

    - El @ El's Book Reviews

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