Sunday, August 4, 2019

Sundays with Sam - The Sunday Post



Sundays with Sam is a combination of Sunday Post hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

My Week in Review

This week paled in comparison to my weekend. The play we saw on Sunday was so wonderful! I never realized how immense Carole King's music catalog is. Amazing! I had never been to the Stephen Sondheim theatre, and was really impressed with how modern and lovely it was. The two women next to me were singing every single song, and then they started sobbing during "You've Got a Friend". I won't lie, that song gets to me every time too.


This cracked me up


Ok, this was funny too

And, oh! That face!

Let's Discuss!
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On the Blog:
  • Monday: Blog Tour - Truly Madly Royally by Debbie Riguad
  • Tuesday: TTT - Adulting
  • Wednesday: CWW/BRTBL - 10 Blind Dates + The Hard Count
  • Thursday: Blog Tour - Hello Girls by Brittany Cavallaro + Emily Henry
  • Friday: Discussion - Blogger Love

STACKING THE SHELVES

I was in heaven with the books Macmillan dropped on Edelweiss. I did show a lot of restraint, though it was very difficult. I got a whole lot of other requests granted, AND Sourcebooks posted the final book in the Ones Who Got Away series, which had me all sorts of excited.

Edelweiss/NetGalley


What I Read Last Week

I didn't complete my weekly TBR this week, which was a little bit disappointing, but spending three days with my daughter was well worth the sacrifice. Almost every book I read or listened to was by a new-to-me author, and I am confident I will read more books from all of them.

Books

Audiobooks


What I Am Currently Reading


What I Plan to Read

How was your week?
Let us know in the comments!

40 comments:

  1. Aw that sounds like a lot of fun.

    Wow that copyright stuff is bonkers! I love that that just sailed through haha! And The Great Escape cracked me up too. Nothing like teamwork. :) Now I kinda wanna go watch that movie lol.

    Crying Laughing looks fun- I love that cover.

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    1. I love that that author wrote that stuff in there. The best! That cat had moxie, that's all I can say about them. Rubin has a great sense of humor and I really enjoyed Denton Little books. The premise plus him sounds like a winning combination to me.

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  2. Glad you had fun at the play! That copyright thing is hilarious! I remember RI would read it but only if I had a book report for high school. That hedgehog is freaking adorable! 😍
    So I guess IL be going to Edelweiss now! I see some I want so badly! I loved Tucker's novel! It showed me why I love her so much. And now I want to dive back into the Private world! I miss it!
    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

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    1. It's funny what people will put in the part of the book they think nobody reads. Private was all that delicious drama that I loved in all the CW shows I watched back when.

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  3. Those copy right things were too funny! Thanks for sharing. I think it's a little scary that those aren't edited, though - imagine what else could be put there o.O
    I'm glad you were able to spend some time with your daughter, Sam. My oldest comes home from four weeks of traveling tomorrow, and I can't wait to see her again!
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

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    1. I guess it's a good thing the author didn't write anything psychotic. I hope you have a wonderful reunion with your daughter. Last weekend was our first visit in almost 3 months, so I was happy to abandon all other activities to spend time with her.

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  4. Nice! That sounds like a good time! Glad you enjoyed it!

    Nice new reads too! All new to me ones but I hope you will enjoy them all!

    Here's my StS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. It was a lot of fun, but my daughter's visits are always too short.

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  5. Haha, I love that copyright page. I read copyright pages because I need the publisher and publication date for my spreadsheets. I’m glad you had fun with your daughter and enjoyed the show.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I read one recently, The Year We Fell that put a curse on anyone, who pirates the book. I just didn't realize the practice of writing funny things was a thing.

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  6. Glad you enjoyed the show! That copyright page was hilarious! :) Too funny you mentioned the final The Ones Who Got Away book because I mentioned it in my post today, too. Great minds! I've enjoyed the series so much and can't wait for the next one. Hope you have a wonderful week, Sam!

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    1. I saw the final Ones Who Got Away book on EW and jumped on that download. I am really excited to read Kincaid's story. She seems really complicated.

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  7. We had family visiting this past week, too, so my reading was down. My sister-in-law actually apologized for cutting into my reading time, and I was like, "No way! I'd rather be spending time with all of you."

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    1. It had been almost three months since I saw my child. One book less won't kill me.

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  8. I love the copyright tweet! I wonder how long it took someone to notice? Hilarious. Also, that cat made sure no one was left behind, haha. I'm curious about Finding Mr. Better-Than-You, so I look forward to seeing your thoughts! The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James is on my list too. How's the audio?

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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    1. That cat executed that escape like a boss. I was impressed. Sunny is wonderful! The narrator is good.

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  9. Glad to hear you had a wonderful weekend. That copyright tweet is pretty funny.

    Oh I want a copy of the new Roni Loren, too!

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    1. I think Kincaid's story will be the best one.

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  10. Those tweets are so much fun! 😂 Enjoy all your new books, Sam!!

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    1. Now I have more motivation to read those "throw away" pages. Never know what fun you will find.

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  11. Well Sam my daughter is reading and listening to your post and she is as amazed as I am! And that great escape had both of us laughing so hard! Yhanks too for featuring my post! Have a wonderful week!

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    1. That cat won the internet for me last week. A true friend. Your post cracked me up, and it's something I always noted about romances too.

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  12. It sounds like you had a great weekend! I'm glad you enjoyed the play! I hope you enjoy all your new books also. I'm sad to see that Stargirl didn't get a great rating. I'm a little scared to read it again as an adult.

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    1. I liked Stargirl, but I was disappointed in Leo. I just couldn't forgive him. I am curious to see what happens in the second book, though.

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  13. This post is so happy! It makes me happy! You've Got a Friend is one of the best songs ever, for sure, and I'd love to see the show you saw. I'm excited Rubin has a new book out, and can I tell you a secret (publicly)? I really really don't like Stargirl.

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    1. It really is a phenomenal song, and I felt bad that I thought James Taylor wrote it. I didn't hate Stargirl. Any book I finish entertained me. I knocked off that half star, because I was really disappointed in Leo. I was actually mad, but my mood was tempered by John Ritter reading the book to me.

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  14. It seem you had a lovely weekend, Sam. :) Hope you enjoy your new books. It must have been so hard to show restraint. The only reason I don't lose myself in Edelweiss it's because my requests are always denied.

    Happy readings, Sam!
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

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    1. I have no idea how bloggers with a lot of pre-approvals control themselves. It's very tempting to just click everything. EW has actually been very good to me. There are certain pubs who reject me on both EW and NG, but I get a lot of love too.

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  15. So glad to hear you enjoyed the Carole King show. I love her music! That copyright page is hilarious, lol. And wow, look at your amazing book haul this week. EW pretty much always rejects my requests so I don't even bother with it anymore but I'm glad to hear you have good luck with them.

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    1. I have a few pubs that show me a lot of love on EW, but there are a few, who will never ever say yes.

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  16. I really want to read Sunny St. James - hopefully it's a good read for you. I'm glad you enjoyed the Carole King show and had a lovely visit with your daughter.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Blake's middle grades books are so good. I finished Sunny today, and it was wonderful. I was impressed by how many topics Blake rolled into that story, and she did it so well

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  17. The show sounds thrilling and I would have been singing along to every song too! That hedgehog is too cute and the great escape video made me laugh:)Enjoy the time with your daughter!

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    1. The music was so good. It really took me back too. Lots of fun.

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  18. My family loves Carol King too! Tapestry is my favorite album of hers. I can see why you'd get teary-eyed listening to her! Great book haul this week Sam! I love Roni Loren :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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    1. I remember having a cover album of Tapestry. King was just such a prolific song writer. Loren has been solid for me, but I especially love this series.

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  19. You hauled so many great books this week! I also just got You Deserve Each Other, and I'm super excited to pick it up soon!

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    1. I have been truly blessed by Macmillan, and I love so many of their titles. You Deserved Each Other looks hilarious. I got a lot of 2020 titles, which I won't be looking at for months (I am almost done with my Aug books), but I am excited nonetheless

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  20. oh that copyright thingy was funny! Send all the cake here! LOL I'm looking forward to your review of Crying Laughing. I'm very intrigued by that book! :)

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    1. I like Rubin's writing. The Denton Little books were so good. I was really happy that pub approved me, because I don't get a ton of books from them.

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