Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 3/1/2020 : Hellooooo

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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….


Oh boy, March has arrived. This is the longest coldest month ever but at least that means Spring is in sight. I’m back on my blog this weekend dusting off the virtual cobwebs. I went MIA for a few weeks last month due to long work hours and just daily life in general. February was a very busy month. I’ve been putting in 9 and 10 hour work days at the office. I got into a small fender bender last month but no one was hurt and my car is fixed already actually. I went to a concert which was amazing as usual and on my days off I’ve been trying to just rest and recharge. I hope you are all doing well and I will be blog hopping now and catching up.

Onto my bookish updates….
recently on the blog:
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I popped in this past week and posted for Serena’s Poetry Reading Challenge . I aim to post a poem the last Tuesday of each month this year.
Ask Me Why I Love You by Walter Everette Hawkins was my pick for February.

Yesterday I finally posted my thoughts on Paw of the Jungle by Diane Kelly which was an ARC I received last October so this review was long overdue but I’m glad I finally got to it.

in my mailbox:
The e-book version of Verity by Colleen Hoover was free a couple weeks ago and I ran, not walked to get a copy. This romantic thriller is right up my alley.

An ARC of Redeeming the Reclusive Earl arrived via  Rachels Random Resources for review and I cannot wait to read it. I enjoy reading Virginia Heath. Rachel is funny because she made sure to email me again when I didn’t respond to the first group email she sent out about this one… she knows I love reading Virginia Heath so she wanted to double check that I hadn’t missed the first email, which I had, so I’m glad she checked  with me again or I would have missed out.

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I treated myself to a copy of The Outsider two weeks ago and I am just about finished reading so my thoughts will be up within the next couple of weeks. Fantastic King as usual. I’ve been bringing this book to work with me to read on my lunch break and a few co-workers have been asking me about it, but they mostly comment on the size of the hard cover. That’s tomato soup and grilled cheese by the way, yum.

coming soon:
I am going to share my thoughts on Stanley Park by Sapphira Olson this week.

I’m just about done with my corner to corner blanket. I love the way it has turned out and it is pretty much how I envisioned it when I started the project. I went back and re-did the light pink heart to make it smaller and so that I could make all 3 hearts the same size. Here it is photographed outside on a cold Winter day a few weeks ago. The natural light makes the true colors really pop.
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Also of note, I was so happy because Boye shared one of my blanket pictures on their Instagram. I’ve been using their hook on this project.
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Once my blanket is done, I already have my next project in mind which is for a dear friend of ours who now lives down South. He was recently in town on a business trip when he kindly reminded me that he has been waiting for over one decade for me to crochet something for him. lol.  He is right though, I promised to make him a few home decor items literally 10 years ago then I totally forgot about it.



That about wraps it up for now. What are you up to lately? Thanks for stopping in and happy reading!


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24 thoughts on “Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 3/1/2020 : Hellooooo

  1. Hallo, Hallo, Naida —

    I truly was looking forward to listening to Stanley Park as I have the audiobook version of this story – the cold took over my life this past fortnight and I had to push forward a lot of what I was expecting to read and/or listen too. In regards to audio reads directly my sore ears couldn’t tolerate hearing narration and that was such a sombering reality for me because I love off-shifting my print reads with audiobooks. I just wanted to comment it was lovely seeing another book blogger whose going to be reading this story or already has – I look forward to reading your thoughts after I compose my own.

    I happily talked about how February ended better than I expected it too and that had a lot to do with bookmail, two Historical Fantasy Feminist authors and a book subscription box I’m an influencer for on my blog and social feeds. If you want to take a gander at what I was up to despite being ill – kindly visit my entry for The Sunday Post.

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    • Hi Jorie,
      I enjoyed Stanley park and I can imagine it is nice on audio.I need to read more audio books myself. February sounds like it was a great book blogging month for you.
      Enjoy your weekend and happy reading!

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  2. Your blanket looks great! You are making me hungry with the tomato soup and grilled cheese. I haven’t eaten lunch and it’s 3pm. That’s up next. We also did lots of rest and recharge this week, since we were under the weather.

    I hope you have a great week and enjoy your new books!

    Anne – Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

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  3. Naida,

    Hellooooo to you, and happy Sunday! Your crochet work is so gorgeous! I hope you’ll have some nice, warm weather soon. Spring is almost here. We’re getting a bit of rain which is welcome in So Cal. Have a great week ahead!

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    • Hi Susan, thank you 🙂
      Enjoy the weather with Spring around the corner. This weekend should warm up some here and this morning its sunny and windy
      Happy reading this week!


  4. Sorry about your long working hours trying to balance life and work is a challenge. Your blanket is lovely and I have to try some of the books you’ve been reading, not the King though I’ve only liked a very few of his. Happy Monday!

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  5. Don’t you just hate it when work gets in the way of fun? I’m glad no one was hurt in the fender bender.

    King is a fabulous storyteller – I need to try one of his “grittier” books. My son loves all things King.

    The blanket is gorgeous!

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  6. It sounds like your work has been a bit much.
    I enjoyed a Diane Kelly book in the Paw series a month ago too.
    I am curious to hear how you liked Verity.
    I always enjoy seeing your crochet projects. I am glad you share them.
    Happy reading and crocheting.

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