Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sunday Post - 230 & Stacking the Shelves - 165

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~this meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~ 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.

This week consisted of a lot of running around. I had a hair appointment on Tuesday. When I went to leave the house I realized that my car had a flat tire. I did a little something different with my hair color, but I'm really liking the look of it. It's a bonus that the technique is supposed to be lower maintenance than the highlights I was getting. Thursday I had a dentist appointment. And then Friday Little Girl and I went to the local flea market to visit my aunt's booth. The weather has been so lovely this week. Last weekend we had temps in the 20s and this week it was literally 78 degrees. It's crazy. But I've been taking advantage of it and getting outside every day.


Monday: Review of Like a River Glorious (The Gold Seer Trilogy, # 2) by Rae Carson (3.5 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten 2016 Releases I Didn't Read (but plan to)
Wednesday: Waiting on Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist, # 1) by Renee Ahdieh


Monday: Review of The Radius of Us by Marie Marquardt
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday

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Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Mr. President (White House Duet, # 1)

By: Katy Evans

Published: November 5th 2016 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

280 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Katy Evans comes a sizzling new contemporary romance.

He's won the hearts of millions. But is he willing to lose his?

I met the president’s son when we were both young. Matthew Hamilton was handsome, polished, and intelligent. I’d never met a boy like him.

He promised me that he’d never run for president. I promised that if he did, I’d be by his side.

Three terms later, an invitation to join Matthew Hamilton’s campaign is the most exhilarating opportunity I’ve ever experienced. I'm determined to make a difference; he is determined to win.

Focused on his goal, Matt is steadfast, ruthless, and disarming. All eyes are on him and his popularity is surging. But soon, the next possible president of the United States is possessing me in more ways than one—and despite the risks, I'm helpless to resist.

We're stealing touches, stealing moments, and stealing away at night. But our chemical connection is quickly becoming dangerously combustive, putting not only my heart, but Matt's chance at the presidency on the line.

Winning will take everything.

Walking away will be the hardest thing of all.

Lies We Believe About God

By: William Paul Young

Expected Publication: March 7th 2017 by Howard Books

272 pages

Genre: Non-fiction, Christian, Spirituality

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--From the author of the twenty million plus copy bestselling novel The Shack and the New York Times bestsellers Cross Roads and Eve comes a compelling, conversational exploration of the wrong-headed ideas we sometimes have and share about God.

Wm. Paul Young has been called a heretic for the ways he vividly portrays God’s love through his novels. Here he shares thirty-three commonly uttered and sometimes seemingly innocuous things we say about God. Paul exposes these as lies that keep us from having a full, loving relationship with our Creator.

With personal anecdotes and sharing the compassion readers felt from the “Papa” portrayed in The Shack—soon to be a major film starring Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer—Paul encourages readers to think anew about important issues including sin, religion, hell, politics, identity, creation, human rights, and helping us discover God’s deep and abiding love.

That's it for my shelves and recaps of my past and upcoming week. What did you add to your shelves this week? Any bookish news you want to talk about? Let me know!


  1. It was warm in the middle of the week but it rained. Today it's very cold, I wish winter would make up it's mind.

    I miss going to local Flea Markets, they don't have a lot around here anymore but I am hoping in the summer, my daughter and I can find a few to visit. I really do miss going and used to find the best stuff. :)

    I hope you have a great week, Sandy! Happy Reading!

  2. We had the same weather here. It's wild. I kind of want it to be cold so I have an excuse to stay in. :)

  3. Wow! You sure had a busy week! Have a good weekend!

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  4. Wow! You had a busy week! I hope you have a good weekend!

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  5. I just started coloring my hair after several years of not and wanted something more natural looking and less maintenance and it sounds like you went with the same. I actually really love it as well. Thanks for stopping by! I'm going to check out your challenge since the one I joined last year isn't hosting it again this year.

  6. It does sound like you've had a busy week. I love that you're liking your new hair colour and I'm (most certainly) all for anything that easy to manage!

    Have a wonderful (though perhaps less-busy) week.

  7. Yep. You had a bust week. Sounds like it was productive and fun too. Out weather was similar. I'm loving it.

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  8. You had such a busy week but that's good so you can keep yourself entertained :)
    Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews

  9. It sounds like you had a lovely week! The first half of my week was pretty rainy, but the sun has decided to come out and say hi for a bit. Have a good week, and happy reading! :)

  10. The weather is crazy all over. Enjoy the heat wave. :-)

    sherry @ fundinmental
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  11. At least it is a little comforting that the weather seems to be crazy all over the place. I don't visit the flea market often, but I do like going occasionally. I definitely feel like furniture quality can be even better at a flea market than buying brand new these days. Thanks for stopping by Michelle!

  12. Haha...yeah I understand that. I'd like it to be cold enough to feel like we've had a winter, but not too cold to where I hate when I have to run to the grocery store. :) Thanks for stopping by Jennifer!

  13. It's amazing how much of a difference having a hair cut and color that you really like makes you feel better. At least for me. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Tressa! We'll be more than happy to have you join us for the 2017 Series Enders Reading Challenge!

  14. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting Deborah!

  15. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Glad you had some nice weather last week.