Sunday, March 5, 2017

The Sunday Post #45: Counting down the days



The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ Its a chance to share news ~ A Post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

Life:

This week has been another busy one. I came out of the nightshift on Monday morning, and it honestly was the only day I didn’t have a lot planned. But since I worked during the night I slept till 1 p.m. and already half my day was gone. But I spent it blogging and reading which I really enjoyed.

Me after receiving my wands :D:D
On Tuesday I had to do some errands and pick up my new passport. The guy at the desk called my picture ‘interesting’ which was kind of funny since the picture was taken when I had my braces and I wasn’t allowed to laugh. So it kind of looks like I’m in pain. LOL! In the afternoon I had lunch with a girlfriend. We talked and had a nice meal. In the evening a package arrived for me. My guy had bought me two Harry Potter wands (One from Harry Potter and one from Hermione). So cool!! I’ve wanted them forever but always found them to expensive. Now I can finally add them to my Harry Potter collection. It was definitely a good day.

Wednesday my best friend came by and we did some crafting for my wedding. The end result was amazing and I can’t wait to show everyone.

Thursday and Friday I worked the dayshift and our evenings were also pretty booked. And this weekend I have to work the evenings which I really don’t like. I prefer dayshift and nights. But sometimes we have to do things we don’t like as much and I definitely can’t complain since I almost never work the evening shift.

Next to being crazy busy with everything I can’t wait for it to be March 17th. I will be having a week off from work and I’m going to do a lot of reading and wedding stuff. Time can go a little faster now! :D

Books & Blogging:

Fortunately I was able to get some reading time between all the things I had to do this week. The Mini Blog Ahead challenge started this week in which I’m participating. I made some plans for the upcoming weeks and I hope to get some posts done this weekend and on Monday. This challenge is definitely coming right in time.. I can use a nice cushion of ready to go posts with all that is going on. Wish me luck! ;)

Last Week on the Blog:


This Week on the Blog:

  • Review ‘Every Little Thing’ by Samantha Young
  • My Favorite.. City
  • Adventures in Nursing #2: Mister D.
  • Review 'The Secret of the India Orchid' by Nancy Campbell Allen

New Arrivals:


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33133981-outlaw-s-honor?ac=1&from_search=true
Received through Netgalley
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34082998-evil-speaks?ac=1&from_search=true
Received from Smith Publicity inc.

Random Pic:


How was your week? Did you get enough reading time?

24 comments:

  1. Vacations are always nice to look forward to! Hope you have a great reading week. :)

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    1. They definitely are. I can't wait!
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  2. Lol about the passport picture. And aww how sweet that he bought you those wands! Sounds like you had a great week overall :-)

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    1. It definitely was a fun week. And those wands are so awesome.. I can't stop looking at them whahaha. When I have my week off I'm going to arrange a nice spot for them! :D
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  3. Ha! My passport picture is 'interesting' as well... I look like I need the bathroom really bad :D
    WOW you're getting married soon! I feel like it isn't that long ago when he proposed to you while you were in Switzerland on vacation. I'm sure you're excited, and I can't wait to see pictures of the big day.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Whahaha.. Those passport pictures are just the worst! Horrible! LOL.
      I know right?! Time is going by so fast. I can remember thinking it would be so long before the wedding and now it's almost two months away. Crazy!! I can't wait to share pictures with you guys.
      Have a great week Lexxie and happy reading!

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  4. It sounds that you had a great week, Maureen. I hope everything is going great with your wedding preparation. So happy for you, :-D
    Have a great week.

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    1. Thanks Geybie! :D
      I really had a great week. I hope the next one is just as good!
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  5. LOL You look really happy with your HP wands!

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  6. Hi Maureen, Love your blog!

    Congratulations on your HP wands! Hope you know all the spells to accompany them...! I will have a look into your "My favorite" meme this week - seems like fun!

    Hope you will have a good week and how nice to be looking forward to a vacation!

    Here's a link to my latest post: http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2017/03/the-sunday-post-headlines-and-failure_5.html

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    1. Thanks Mareli. Of course I know all the spells! LOL! ;)
      So far I'm really enjoying writing the My Favorite.. Meme and I love reading the My Favorites of the people who sign up. It's definitely fun.
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  7. I didn't get to much reading done this week as I have some courses and work but I plan to do lots of reading this weekend. I can't wait to have a few days over in the middle of March. My sister us getting married and she is looking forward to crafting stuff for her wedding. Have a great week.

    Megan @reading away the days

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    1. Congrats on your sister getting married Megan. It's an exciting time! ;)
      I hope you had some time to read this weekend.
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  8. Ah, passport photos! I renewed my passport, and the rules for the photo were strict: no smiling, no glasses (?), and hair tucked behind the ear. Needless to say, it's an unflattering photo.

    Enjoy your week off...I'm curious about Every Little Thing. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. Whaha.. Passport photos should be forbidden. It's just crazy. No one looks so bad in reallife. :D
      'Every Little Thing' is awesome. It's the second book in the series and I love it.
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  9. WANDS! How exciting! I love adding new things to my collection! I hope you enjoy your books! Evil Speaks sounds really interesting! Have a great week :D

    Here's my Weekly Recap!

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    1. Yes, super exciting! I'm happy :D:D
      Thanks Tracy! Have a great week and happy reading!

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  10. Seriously crazy week but sounds like you had some really lovely moments too! How awesome to get the wands! You look so excited! Hopefully this week will fly by so you can get to your time off. Great books this week! I read a Daniels book not to long ago and really loved it. I've been wanting to read more from her. Have a great week!

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    1. I'm still really excited. Whaha.. I totally felt like a kid again. So fun.
      I can't wait to start Outlaw's Honor. It will be my first Daniels book but it sounds so good.
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  11. Passport photos are absolutely the worst, I always look so grumpy and mean in mine! :(

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    1. Yep! They are definitely bad. They should be forbidden. Thankfully not many people need to see my passport.. That's what I'm telling myself at least. LOL!
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  12. The whole sleep thing is how I feel every weekend. I can go to bed at 10 pm and fall fast asleep and won't wake up until noon the next day. How awesome to get your wands! I think I might add that to my wishlist. I don't have a lot of bookish accessories. I am definitely needing the cushion from Mini Blog Ahead! It will also give me some time to just read and write reviews in April. Have fun planning your wedding to-dos!

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    1. Just reading and writing reviews sounds like a great plan! I hope your able to get a nice cushion ready to go. ;
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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