Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 8/19/18: On Re-Reading Books, BBQ etc.

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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….

Good morning and happy Sunday. Where is August going so quickly? We had rain pretty much all week again here and the humidity feels gross. Last Saturday’s dinner plans were canceled because of the flash flooding. This weekend we went to a food festival and decided to go rain or shine and lucked out with rain showers for about 40 minutes or so while we were eating under the tented area so it worked out. This upcoming week it looks like it will be clearing up hopefully. Also, thank you for your input on my commenting question on my last updates post. It seems a few others have also had the issue with the comments going to spam or needing to be approved.

Onto my updates….

This week on the blog:
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I reviewed Sister of Mine by Laurie Petrou which was a great psychological thriller. I recommend.

In My Mailbox:
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I received an ARC of Dinner Party by Tracy Bloom via Bookouture. I read No-one Ever Has Sex on Christmas Day by this author this past January and I enjoyed it so I’m looking forward to reading this one.

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Sunday Post: 5/21/17 Books, my Nook and Etc.

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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…

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Happy Sunday. Today is my son’s birthday so it is one of my favorite days of the year. 🙂 I tend to get misty eyed when my kid’s birthday’s roll around. It feels like time is passing by so quickly.

Well, after a week of unseasonably hot weather, it has finally cooled off a little bit. I love the summer though so I can’t complain. I took the pic above at the gardens near us, I enjoy strolling through there, it is very peaceful and picturesque. There are benches here and there but people mostly throw a blanket down and just lay out.

The weather has been nice for walking my dogs also. They get so excited when I get home from work, I can barely put my things away because they are whining to go out. It seems like they have me well-trained lol.

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The Sunday Post 5/7/17: My updates, crochet and Bon Jovi

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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…

Good morning everyone 🙂 I hope you’re all doing well. I’ve been trying to play catch up in blog land this weekend. I find that sitting at the computer all day at work, 40 hours a week, leaves me not wanting to get onto my computer at home. *note to self invest in a laptop*

On a bookish note, I have been reading and crocheting when I’m home, mostly crocheting. I am in the middle of two books at the moment, both non-fiction and both enjoyable.

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Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison by Piper Kerman and Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach. I have to say Gulp is really very good, I hope to have the reviews up in a few weeks once I am finished reading. Who knew there was so much to discuss when it comes to digestion?

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Sunday Post: Bon Jovi, books and crochet

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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…

Happy Sunday everyone. It is hard to believe that December is around the corner. I hope all of you who celebrate had a Happy Thanksgiving this past week. I had a lovely one here with my family and I count my blessings every day for them.
This weekend was spent mainly relaxing and watching the Gilmore Girls revival while crocheting. It was nice seeing the cast back together again and these new episodes were fun to watch. Nostalgic.

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Top Ten Tuesday: 10 songs I wish were books

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What a fun TTT‘s topic was a few weeks back, combining two of my favorite things, books and music. I missed out on posting this last month but I figured better late than never.

Good books and good music can both move you. Each are dependent upon the reader/listener as to the affect they will have. Not surprisingly, my picks are mainly songs that could be romance novels. The lyrics to the songs on my list would make for great stories.

10 songs I wish were books


1. Little Lion Man by Mumford and Sons
My list would never be complete without my favorite Mumford and Sons, a band whose songs tell awesome stories. I saw them sing this song live in concert a few years ago and my soul just about left my body. Love them.
“But it was not your fault but mine
And it was your heart on the line
I really f**ked it up this time
Didn’t I, my dear?”..
What wasn’t his fault? What comes next? This one would be a tragic love story and it would also be about a personal journey. It would be centered around a Byronic hero and contain plenty of poetic prose and references to literary classics. This book would have an ending that is up to interpretation.

 

2.  I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For by U2
One of the greatest bands of all time and their beautiful songs tend to tell stories.
“I have climbed highest mountains
I have run through fields
Only to be with you”
I could see an epic historical novel that spans the ages based on this one. There’d be themes of love, loss and redemption in this book. I even see a time-travel theme here. A mini-series would follow.

 

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3. Leave Your Lover by Sam Smith
I think this would make for a great novel with the whole unrequited love theme. The greatest line in this song is “I’m in love with you and you will never know”. I see a NY Times bestseller here. Also, possibly a movie version afterwards where Sam Smith himself would have a cameo appearance.

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