Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sunday Post - 234 & Stacking the Shelves - 168

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This week has been more back to normal. Although neither Little Girl nor I are fully well, we're both feeling much better. Little Girl slept through the night most of this week which is the biggest positive for me. I've read some great books this year, but I'm a little worried about a potential slump, but I'm trying to power through by picking more good reads--ones that have high recommendations. Friday night, Husband and I went on an early Valentine's Day date. Just out to eat and to Lowes to browse for ideas on remodeling our main bathroom. That's the sign of a true married couple date. We grabbed blizzards from DQ on our way back to the house and went for a walk around the neighborhood (which we never get to do together anymore) before we went to pick up Little Girl from her grandmother's. Hope you all have a Happy Valentine's Day.


Monday: Review of Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, # 3) by Sarah J Maas (4.5 Stars)
Tuesday: Ten Books I Wish Had Less Politics
Wednesday: Waiting on Cage of Darkness (Reign of Secrets, # 2) by Jennifer Anne Davis


Monday: Review of Making Faces by Amy Harmon
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday

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Punk 57

By: Penelope Douglas

Published: October 21st 2016

371 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Borrowed from Holly

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Goodreads description--“We were perfect together. Until we met.”


I can’t help but smile at the words in her letter. She misses me.

In fifth grade, my teacher set us up with pen pals from a different school. Thinking I was a girl, with a name like Misha, the other teacher paired me up with her student, Ryen. My teacher, believing Ryen was a boy like me, agreed.

It didn’t take long for us to figure out the mistake. And in no time at all, we were arguing about everything. The best take-out pizza. Android vs. iPhone. Whether or not Eminem is the greatest rapper ever…

And that was the start. For the next seven years, it was us.

Her letters are always on black paper with silver writing. Sometimes there’s one a week or three in a day, but I need them. She’s the only one who keeps me on track, talks me down, and accepts everything I am.

We only had three rules. No social media, no phone numbers, no pictures. We had a good thing going. Why ruin it?

Until I run across a photo of a girl online. Name’s Ryen, loves Gallo’s pizza, and worships her iPhone. What are the chances?

[...]I need to meet her.

I just don’t expect to hate what I find.


He hasn’t written in three months. Something’s wrong. Did he die? Get arrested? Knowing Misha, neither would be a stretch.

Without him around, I’m going crazy. I need to know someone is listening. It’s my own fault. I should’ve gotten his number or picture or something.

He could be gone forever.

Or right under my nose, and I wouldn’t even know it.

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. Glad you're both feeling much better! I've read some great books too so far. Enjoy your new book!

  2. I'm glad you feel better! It's terrible when multiple people are feeling bad at the same time. And the remodel sounds fun! Punk 57 sounds interesting! I hope you enjoy it! :D

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  3. I hate getting sick. Have been lucky so far this winter, although we haven't had much winter. I still need to read Crown of Midnight. I finished 3 series so far this year! Yay! Hope you have a good week coming up.
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  4. Sorry to hear about you and your daughter getting sick. I hope both of you get better!

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  5. I'm glad you and your kiddo are feeling better! Hopefully this week you both will be feeling 100% well again. I've seen Punk 57 around! I think a friend recently reviewed it and liked it. Mostly I like the cover. :D I hope you enjoy it!

    Have a fabulous week, Sandy. :)

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  6. Everyone has been struggling with the yuck. Glad you are feeling better.

  7. I'm glad you're both feeling better!

    I know what you mean about a slump threatening. I had a couple of books a week or two ago that I'd gotten stuck on. I'd started them but just wasn't terribly interested and - as a result - put off doing any reading. Once I decided I was allowed to DNF one and put the other aside (until I was in a different mood) it was much better.

  8. Sounds like a fun date...doesn't have to be anything extravagant to me.

    sherry @ fundinmental Sunday Memes

  9. Yay for a great reading year so far! Thanks for stopping by Laura!

  10. Ugh yes! And it seems to Hubs has now gotten it. :( Thanks for stopping by and commenting Tracy!

  11. Ugh yes! I hate getting sick too. I truly try to live every day being thankful for good health so that I don't take it for granted. I hope you're able to avoid getting sick this year! Oh Crown of Midnight. The series gets better with each book. And that's great progress on the challenge already! I'm with you with having finished 3 series enders. Thanks so much for stopping by Lisa!

  12. Thanks Alyssa! I hope so too. My review of Punk 57 won't go up for a couple of months, so I won't say too much. I liked it, but had some issues with it as well. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  13. Tell me about it. Husband has it now. :( Hope everyone your way is able to avoid it. Thanks for stopping by Nise!

  14. Thanks Deborah! Yeah I don't really have a hard time DNFing, but I used to. It does feel like a weight off when you allow yourself to put one down that you're not feeling. That's actually been the opposite of my problem. I've read so many good books so far this year that I'm afraid whatever I read next won't be able to live up to the streak I'm on. I hope we both avoid the dreaded slump in whatever ways necessary. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  15. Nope. These days it is really rare to be able to sit down and eat in a restaurant so that's a win in and of itself. Thanks for stopping by Sherry!