Sunday, February 24, 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

I like three-day weekends, but the following work week always seems so long. Tuesday was super busy, but at least they catered a nice lunch of salad, penne vodka, and chicken piccata for us, but Wednesday brought some weather, and you know, any snow causes a commuting mess.

I am keeping my fingers crossed that we have no weather disasters this coming week, because my daughter is coming to visit! A visit from the kid and jeans week - what more can I ask for?

This amused me. I hope it makes you giggle too.

Let's Discuss!
On the Blog:
  • Monday: #AmReading - Watch Us Rise & Immoral Code
  • Tuesday: TTT - My Little Known Gems
  • Wednesday: CWW - Focused & Night Music
  • Thursday: Blog Tour - The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena
  • Friday: Discussion - I Love Easter Eggs!
STACKING THE SHELVES

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What I Read Last Week

I had TWO 5-star reads this week, and that made me very, very happy. I am such a fan of Zentner's work, and he did not disappoint with Rayne & Delilah. I was nervous going into Two Can Keep a Secret, but it was a solid read for me.

Books
Audiobooks
What I Am Currently Reading

I am working my way through the Hope series via audio, and they have all been quite fun, what I expect from Burton.

I am just starting Opposite of Always, so I don't have much to say, but I have heard great things, and am trying to prepare myself for the emotional punch.

What I Plan to Read

It's an all YA week for me, and many that I am very excited about.

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

44 comments:

  1. Short weeks are the worst! They seem to last forever lol.

    I love otters. Not only are they amazing to watch in the water, they just seem to enjoy life! That was a cute video. :)

    Meet Me In Outer Space looks interesting. And yay you gave 5 stars to Two Can Keep A secret! Yes!! I was hoping that was good lol!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the otter. He was fabulous! I really liked Two Can Keep a Secret, but I also loved One of Us Is Lying. McManus works for me.

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  2. I hope you have a wonderful visit with your daughter!
    *crosses fingers that commuting goes smoothly*

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    1. It's going to be really short, but I am happy to have her home in any capacity.

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  3. I miss having President's Day off and this was only the first time I didn't have it off in I don't even know how long! Lol! It wasn't super busy at my work because of that, so that was nice!

    Nice new reads too! All totally new to me ones but I hope you will enjoy each and every one of them!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. We close with the stock market, as that has huge impact on our business. I still like working in the private sector better and getting to go on vacation whenever I please, versus being ruled by the school calendar.

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  4. Aww, look at the otter. So cute! Enjoy your kid and jeans. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  5. I agree about the short work weeks. Weird how they feel longer. LOL That otter is so adorable. They're fascinating creatures:) Have fun visiting with your daughter and enjoy jeans week!

    My Sunday Post

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    1. I was always about the otters, because of the hand holding thing, but this takes the cake.

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  6. Thanks for the otter post--they are one of my favorite animals to observe.

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    1. I have never seen them juggle before, and it was such a delight!

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  7. I love seeing those 5 stars on Rayne & Delilah. I'm writing my review for it right now and just loved the book so much. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on Opposite of Always too. I haven't seen many reviews for that one yet, but I really liked what I read in the synopsis.

    I hope you have a wonderful visit with your daughter!

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    1. Another 5-star Sunday for me. Opposite of Always was fantastic! I was laughing and crying and I just loved it.

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  8. Yay for five star reads. I really want to read both of those too. I hope you have a great visit with your daughter and that the weather cooperates!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Those authors just work for me. They know how to elicit a myriad of emotions from me, but always leave me in a good place at the end.

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  9. I totally agree that short weeks always feel really long! Hope you have a great visit with your daughter!

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    1. I remember it being Wednesday, and my team was like "is it Friday?"

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  10. Hope your daughter's visit isn't affected by the weather. I love that otter video---so very adorable!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. The weather looks ok for the week, though they are predicting rain for our day in the city. Boo! I am hoping that forecast changes as we get closer to Saturday.

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  11. The otter is so cute! Hope the weather holds up for your daughter's visit.

    I'm looking forward to Two Can Keep a Secret! :)

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    1. I never knew otters were so talented. I'm impressed. Two Can Keep a Secret was great. I hope you enjoy it, when you get to it.

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  12. I really wish that I had had a short week. Monday was so quiet because a lot of places were closed and the day lasted about twice as long as it usually does. I have my fingers crossed that mother nature cooperated with your daughter's visit next week. I hope you enjoy all of your new books and have a great week!

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    1. Slow days are the WORST! I am lucky I am in a room with only my team, because I can read at my desk, when there is no work to do.

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  13. I am glad you enjoyed your week and I hope the weather is good when your daughter visits. The last book I read by Karen McManus didn't impress me but I am tempted to get the new one.

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

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    1. I really liked both her books. I like her style, and her books are not about the mystery for me either, which is why I can just sit back and enjoy the journey with the characters.

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  14. Glad you enjoyed Rayne & Delilah and Two Can Keep a Secret so much! I started reading If You're Out There, but just wasn't able to connect with the story or characters at all for some reason. You rated it 4 stars, though, so I guess you enjoyed it! That's good! :)

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    1. I liked the characters a lot, and it had all the friendship and family stuff that I love. It worked for me.

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  15. Two 5-star reads Sam??? I haven't had one yet, haha! I'm so happy you had a great reading week. I had a four day weekend which just made my work week extra stressful, but it's to be expected.

    I'm still listed as Pending for The Right Swipe. Blah.

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    1. I am always rooting for you to find the right books at the right time. Both of these authors have been successful for me in the past, and I was glad they didn't disappoint me. How do you not get approved for these books? It dumfounds me. I am keeping my fingers crossed for you, so we can all talk about the book together.

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  16. Crossing my fingers that the weather will be good for you Sam and...I am green with jealousy because you read Jeff's story ahead!!!! Sophie @bewareofthereader

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    1. The Serpent King was 5+ stars for me, and Goodbye Days was excellent (4.5 stars), and Zentner just made me so happy with Rayne & Delilah. It was a late approval, but I am so glad I got to read it.

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  17. Three day weekends are awesome but you're right - the rest of the week can be a killer. I compounded it by taking off last Tuesday as well so I had three days that I thought were going to do me in. Ha. I love how your office provides lunches for you so often! And hooray for the upcoming visit! Two 5 star reads in one week - that is so awesome! I'm definitely curious about the new Zentner release.

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    1. They wine and dine us during tax season, because we are so busy, but I never say no to free food. Rayne & Delilah was wonderful! I have nothing but love for that book. Cramming 5 days of work into 3 days is quite an undertaking, but at least you had four days off in a row and were well rested.

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  18. We all had to work, but yes those short weeks sometimes feel longer. Awesome haul, I love Meader. Hope this week is easier!

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    1. I am really enjoying the series too. The last book was so good

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  19. Zenter's new book was awesome! I'm glad you loved it too!

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    1. So, so good. I need him to write something else, quick!

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  20. I am going to be curious to know what you'll think of The Right Swipe! That one intrigues me so much. And yay for having a bit of a longer weekend, even though the week still felt just as long :P

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    1. I like when authors take on modern dating, and apparently, The Right Swipe will be the first in a series of books tackling the subject. It looks fun, and fun books are my favorites.

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  21. My daughter LOVED Two Can Keep a Secret - in fact she said to me that I have to read that one next of my fun reading! =) Sorry it has taken so long to get here. I didn't think I was that far behind. =)

    Mary

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    1. It was so good, and I am EXCITED that it is being adapted!!! Can't wait to watch it.

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