Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday June 3 2018: Crochet, Books and The Walking Dead

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog…

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists….

I am moving in slow motion this morning. It’s already almost noon and I am just getting this post ready. Oh well, it’s a lazy kind of Sunday. I can’t believe June arrived so quickly. We’ve had humid and rainy days here plus high temps in the upper 80’s this past week. It’s not bad though, I prefer this over the bitter cold and snow.

It has been a busy work week but that is to be expected. My 45 minute or longer work commute turns into an easy 20 minute drive once schools are out for the summer so that will be very nice soon. And vacation isn’t too far away now so I am counting down the days. I cannot wait to wake up in the cabin right by the lake. That view and the serenity there are what we look forward to every year. It’s the best of the lazy summer days. We have our morning coffee in those Adirondack chairs. There is something wonderful to be said about not being on any set schedule and just lounging around. My parents got hooked on this place as well so they vacation with us in the summers here, our cabins are next to each other.
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Onto my Mailbox…
Every Other Weekend by Zulema Renee Summerfield arrived via AmazonVine this week.

“A debut novel about an imaginative girl in the year following her parents divorce, and what happens when her creeping premonition that something terrible will happen comes true in the most unexpected of ways.

The year is 1988, and America is full of broken homes. EVERY OTHER WEEKEND drops us into the sun-scorched suburbs of southern California, amid Bret Michaels mania and Cold War hysteria, with Nenny, a wildly precocious, nervous nelly of an eight-year-old, as our guide to the newly rearranged life she finds herself leading after her parents split….”

Coming Soon:
My thoughts on Meltdown by G.P. James will be up this week. This was a great environmental thriller and scary because it seems like it could happen in real life. I finished it this past week in between reading Needful Things.

It has been another crazy week in the U.S. as far as the news and horrific celebs tweeting horrific things and just being horrific in general, but what really gutted me was learning that Andrew Lincoln will be leaving The Walking Dead after season 9. That’s my boo. Now what? I will continue to watch the show but it will not be the same. And if they kill Rick’s character off, which I am assuming they will because how else would he ever leave. Well, cry fest here. I am mentally preparing myself for that possibility. The show gutted us already with Glen and Carl but maybe Rick next? TWD is extra special to me because my son and I have been watching it from the start. It is our Sunday night ritual, no matter where he is he drops what he is doing and comes home to watch it with me.

Also, my daughter and I watched Veronica which creeped me out very much. It is about a 15-year-old girl who uses a Ouija board with her friends and what follows her after. When they used the Ouija she was trying to make contact with her father who passed away. It is in Spanish but is subtitled. I am fluent so I don’t mind the subtitles but I know some people don’t like having to read along while watching. It is a great scary film, I found it got under my skin. It is set in Spain in 1991 and is based on a true story so at the end the show real pictures from the police investigation.

I am just about finished with my Aunt’s star blanket. Just a few more rows to finish it off.
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And last but not least, a pic of my dinner from our fav Cuban restaurant we went to recently. I always get the sizzling chicken breast. Oh my gosh, it is soooo good. It comes with rice and beans but I had already dug in and didn’t snap a pic of that. Also, my sangria.

That wraps up my updates for now. Have a great week ahead and happy reading 🙂 What are you up to?

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34 thoughts on “Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday June 3 2018: Crochet, Books and The Walking Dead

  1. My daughter recently divorced and they have 50/50 custody one week on and one week off. I cannot imagine such a life, but kids seem to be fine. However, we are the constants in their lives as they come here every day when their parents work. Anywho, you have me curious about Every Other Weekend.

    Nothing wrong with sow moving..hehe. I am still in my pajamas. I’ve been replying and visiting since about 10 am.

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    • Hi Kim, my parents are divorced also, it’s not easy but necessary sometimes. Best of luck to your daughter and the kids. It’s good they have you there for them.
      Every Other Weekend sounded good so I am looking forward to read it.
      Enjoy your weekend!


  2. The blanket is looking so good, although it would be a little too warm for the heatwave conditions we have had this weekend. I’m not so good in this weather, so looking forward to lying down in a darkened room with the fan turned up high!

    I’m not patient enough to watch sub-titled films, although there are some excellent overseas productions hitting the screens right now. Trying to read and assimilate the sub-titles, whilst watching the action and having the film’s original narrative going on in the background, is just impossible – and I am normally quite good at multi-tasking.

    I hope that your vacation comes around soon, the lakeside setting looks so good. The kids here have had this last week off for half-term, then they have another 6 week examination term left before they finish for the summer holidays. Not having children, we generally plan to fit in any specific trips we want to make, before they break up, so we are on countdown now 🙂

    Have a good week 🙂


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    • Thanks Yvonne. I don’t mind the heat but in doses as well. I cannot wait for vacation, I need a break. Tats smart you plant the trips that way, so places aren’t too crowded.
      Enjoy your weekend, I am as usual getting caught up on my blogging this morning.


  3. Every Other Weekend sounds very good. Stories set in the 1980s are very popular right now. I do not mind as having grown up in that time I am enjoying the nostalgia.

    That chicken looks so good!

    Have a great week!

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  4. Your upcoming vacation sounds divine! I really hope you enjoy it. That’s a shame about The Walking Dead. I don’t personally watch the show but I have several friends who do and they’re equally sad about him leaving.

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  5. Happy Sunday, Naida!

    Love love love the star blanket! It is very adorable.

    Veronica sounds fascinating. I actually enjoy movies with subtitles. I tend to forget that I’m reading them.

    A faster commute is something to look forward to, as is a vacation by the lake. Enjoy the new week! 🙂

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  6. The blanket is beautiful and your aunt is sure to love it. I’m totally putting Veronica on my to watch list. There is something about Ouija boards that is so absolutely creepy isn’t there? And, that new book sounds great – I hope it’s a winner. Countdown to vacation – that is a beautiful scene and no doubt you’ll feel re-charged after being there!

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  7. You’re making me look forward to vacation as well, ha ha! I agree, waking up by the lake is the best. And just being able to relax and do whatever. Hope you have a great one! It’s been hot here too- we actually had some 90’s this week!

    The Walking Dead will sure be a lot different without Andrew Lincoln!

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  8. That view by the lake is lovely. Mmm…Cuban food! I’ve only had the pleasure once in 2011 when I went to VOGUE Knitting Live! LA and my younger cousin took me to his favorite restaurant in the area.

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  9. Yum! That food looks very good.

    I also love those Adirondack chairs facing the water. The cover of a recent read, Beach Bliss, by Joanne DeMaio, had a group of chairs like those.

    Enjoy your week. Love the sound of Meltdown. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  10. The lake time sounds/looks lovely. Your crochet is beautiful.
    Your books are new to me. I haven’t watched The Walking Dead although my kids like the series.
    Have a safe week and Happy Reading!

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  11. Your crocheting is lovely. I used to live on Lake Minnetonka when I lived in MN. I didn’t want a separate lake place. I just love days where I can do things on my own schedule. I still have to do plenty of things but I enjoy choosing the order. Anne – Books of My Heart

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