Sunday, September 10, 2017

The Sunday Post #64: Books & POP's



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 my husband and I both had a week off from work. And it flew by as usual. We had a great week, just relaxing and hanging out at our home. It was just perfect!

On Monday we went to sort out a big storage unit filled with books. A friend of ours asked us if we were able to help him sort through hundreds of boxes with books from an old friend of him who was kind of a hoarder. Since we had the week off we decided it would be fun and we spend the whole Monday, and Tuesday morning sorting through those books. There were a lot of books. Most of them were really old paperbacks of war stories, and a lot of them were only good for the trash unfortunately. A lot of mold, and dust. But there were also some very nice history books, atlases and art books. We are trying to sell them now. Even though I didn’t really find any books for me, which is probably a good thing, it was really fun to look through all those books.

Tuesday afternoon we went to the zoo with our little nephew and brother and sister in law. We had a great time. The weather was pretty good, and since it was a Tuesday there weren’t too much people. In the end we bought our nephew a gift and it was just so cute to see how happy he was with it. 

The rest of the week was spend relaxing at home. On Thursday I got this amazing gift from my husband. A Harry Potter POP summer convention exclusive!! So sweet! We saw that one when we were shopping a little while back, but I didn’t buy it because I thought it was too expensive. But when we got home we found out it was pretty cheap since we couldn’t find it anywhere else for that prize. But since the place we saw it wasn’t close by, I kind of gave up on it. Well.. apparently my husband felt bad for me and decided to email the guy in the store and he send it to us. So sweet!! And I just love it sooooo much!!

Today, Saturday we are spending the day in Amsterdam with my mom and her boyfriend. 

Books & Blogging: 

Blogging wise I spend this week preparing some posts for the upcoming weeks. I signed up for the Blog Ahead challenge that starts this October. Hopefully I’m able to get some posts ready for when the holiday months starts. I can’t believe Christmas is only four months away!
I definitely got some great reading time in this week! I wish I could read this much every week. Sigh..

Last Week on the Blog:


This Week on the Blog:

  • Things You Didn’t Know About My Bookish Life #2
  • Review ‘Deal Breaker’ by Marnie St. Clair
  • My Favorite.. Bookmark
  • Review ‘The Lying Game’ by Ruth Ware

New Arrivals:


Received from the author
Received by Escape Publishing

Random Pic:


18 comments:

  1. That is neat that you got to go through all those books. Like you, even if I didn't find many for myself, I think I would enjoy the process of it. I am glad you had a nice week off. I hope you enjoyed your day in Amsterdam.

    I've had a good weekend so far. My husband and daughter surprised me with a birthday cake today and took me out for breakfast after my daughter's soccer game. I ate way too much today as a result. Tomorrow we have errands to run. My daughter has outgrown all her shorts and she needs some for soccer practice.

    I hope you have a wonderful week, Maureen!

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    1. Sounds like you had a great weekend. How sweet that they got you a birthday cake! We are so Lucky with our families :D
      Amsterdam was great! We had such a good time.
      Have a great week and happy reading.

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  2. Glad it was a good week! Weeks off are the best! And ooh The Lying Game. Hope you liked it, I thought it was pretty good. Hope you're having a great weekend- Amsterdam sounds fun.

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    1. I definitely liked 'The Lying Game'. It was different than I expected, but good. Amsterdam was great. We had such a great time.
      Have a great week and happy reading.

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  3. Awww...it was so sweet of your husband to buy you that Harry Potter pop figure! And I'm glad you had a nice relaxing vacation!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

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    1. Yes, amazing right? I was so shocked that he got me those POP's. And I love them sooooo much. :D
      Have a great week and happy reading.

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  4. Your week off sounds totally amazing :) I actually had a week off too, but it was very different. I was away from town with my sister who was visiting from the US, and now I have three foreigner friends visiting too (two of them are from the Netherlands! They brought me some amaaaazing Liquorice!)... These kinds of ways to spend time are grrreat for memories, but super bad for feeling rested xD I feel worse than if I'd been working xD oh well! I'm sure I'll remember it when I'm old :)
    Have a great reading week!

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    1. I think you probably will remember it when you're older. And we'll probably think we should have enjoyed those good moments in life even more. :D
      Have a great week and happy reading.

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  5. Funny that you spent a couple of days going through books! That's how I'd spend my vacation, too, but I'm not sure what others (non-bookie people) would think about that.

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    1. Whaha.. I know. We told a view people about going through those books and they looked very odd at us. But is was really fun.
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  6. Sounds like a perfect week and what a great gift! Hope this week is great too!

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    1. It really was a perfect week. It went by way to fast.
      Have a great week and happy reading.

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  7. So nice you could help and while no treasure for your TBR pile and I am glad some were salvageable. Hope the week ahead is a good one for you!

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    1. Thanks Kimberly. It was really fun to browse through those books.
      Have a great week and happy reading.

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  8. Oh your husband is so sweet. The gift is awesome! Glad to hear you had an awesome week. Ohh I want to have a full week off. :)
    Have a wonderful week, Maureen. :)

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    1. It was a perfect week. And I'm still completely in shock about my gift. Those POP's are just so damn cute. :D
      Have a great week and happy reading.

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  9. How kind of you and your husband to help your friend sort through all those books. The zoo is always fun. How thoughtful of your husband to get you that gift! I want some of those but I also think they are expensive.

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    1. They are really expensive. Especially the exclusive ones. But it was so sweet. I love them! :D
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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