Sunday, December 8, 2013

The Sunday Post ~ 20th Edition

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
~ Recap the past week ~ Show what's upcoming ~ Share news ~ Display book hauls ~

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  • Friday ~ 12 Days of a Kensington Christmas ~ Darkness Rises by Dianne Duvall
  • Saturday ~ 12 Days of a Kensington Christmas ~ Devilishly Wicked by Kathy Love
  • Sunday ~ The Sunday Post ~ 21st Edition & 12 Days of a Kensington Christmas ~ Beauty and the Wolf by Marina Myles 

AVR News Update
The weather around these parts has been warm. Very weird. But we're supposed to get some nasty ice coming in around 4am Sunday morning (this is Saturday night), so we'll see how yucky it gets around here. Hopefully no power outages will happen. Those suck since we have well water. No power=no water. At least we have firewood for the fireplace and kerosene for the heater. I'll fill the bathtub up with water to flush the toilets, just in case. For those who don't know, if you dump a bucket of water in a toilet it will flush down even without power, so no marinating of excrement in the throne needs to be endured, which is ewwww.

I dropped the van off Monday to the body shop and picked up the rental. It was a Chrysler Sebring 200 and was nice but I didn't really like how it drove. Anyway, the rental went back Wednesday, but the van wasn't done so the body shop (which is a dealer) gave me a Honda Odyssey to drive. Oh. My. That was a nice van. When they called on Friday afternoon to tell me the van was being washed and I could pick it up around 4:00 I asked if they didn't need to keep it a few more days. You know, just to be extra sure it was dry and the window seal was set. No dice. *sigh* So I picked up the van and reluctantly turned over the Odyssey keys. Our van was so shiny! I haven't washed the thing for quite some time and it showed. lol It looks good and a big plus is they used our window glass so I only lost the big sticker that was on the hatch and not the ones on my window. Yay!

Starting Friday I will be doing a 12 Days of a Kensington Christmas where I feature a Kensington book for the 12 days leading up to Christmas. I wish I had planned this a little better and had more waiting to be posted. As it is I have 2 down, 10 to go. I better get crackin'! Yeah, yeah, I know I'm supposed to be on a Blogging Vacation, but I just can't help myself. LOL

That's it for me. AVR News Update signing off. May all your books enthrall you.
Shelf Additions
My book bag overflows this week. Ready?

From the library


From Untreed Reads


 Phoenix 


In the mail ~ For review


From NetGalley




From Evernight Publishing
These were free when I picked them up on their website




From Motivational Press


Free from Amazon
As always, check price before one-clicking

 


38 comments:

  1. I saw Red Rising on NetGalley. I'm interested in it, but I'm TRYING to put myself on a NetGalley ban for a while until I can get caught up. Hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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    1. I have no willpower. LOL Though I really really need to get more of my NetGalley books reviewed.

      Thanks! :)

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  2. Looks like some pretty good acquisitions there. Glad to hear the van saga is over, isn't it tough giving a vehicle back when you really like it? :) Hopefully you guys avoid the worst of the bad weather.

    I read your Saturday Shorts post and was kinda intrigued by the Dresden files one. I keep hearing about this series I may have to look into it further, everyone seems to really love it.

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    1. I certainly hope the saga is over. *fingers crossed* So far so good on the weather front. Just rain, though it is hovering near freezing.

      I happen to love the Dresden Files. I even read the graphic novels and watched the show. Not everyone loves it as much as me, but that's ok. :)

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  3. Great update and what a sweet haul! Happy Reading! The Sunday Edition @ Paulette’s Papers And be sure to check out Fill Your Stockings With Books Giveaways this week!!

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    1. I didn't realize how big a haul until I started linking. O.O

      Thanks! :)

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  4. Oh, I hope you liked Darkness Rising, and I am looking forward to your Christmas reviews. We grew up in a rural area with well-water so I am all to familiar with bathtubs full of water for flushing..LOL Sweet haul this week, and a few covers have me itching to go investigate.!

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    1. I loved it! I need to calm down before writing the review. I was just so excited I was afraid it would only say, repeatedly, how much I loved it. lol I hope you investigated some of those covers and picked some up. ;)

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  5. Oh, hope your power doesn't go out! I always hate that....and I don't have the water issues you do.

    Enjoy your books, whether by electricity or flashlight....and here's MY WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES

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    1. So far so good. *fingers crossed*

      Thanks! :)

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  6. Wow you got a lot of books this week! I hope you enjoy them all :) Hopefully you don't lose power! =D

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    1. I know! I was posting covers and it seemed to never end. LOL I hope so, too. :)

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  7. I know the toilet trick all too well having spent most of my life on well water. It's a nuisance. Good luck with the weather!

    So many books, so little time.Fangs, Fur, and Mistletoe looks interesting and so does The Strong Brain.

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    1. It is a nuisance especially when the power goes out and we're unprepared. Ugh!

      Exactly. I need more time! :)

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  8. Necromancing the Stone was so much fun! Not as fun as the first book, I'm afraid, but still very enjoyable!
    And wow, that's a lot of books
    Happy reading!

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    1. I'd be surprised if it was as good as the first. The first took me by surprise. :) I'll settle for enjoyable. I'm itching to get started on it.

      I know. *chews lip* But they all sounded so good! lol

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  9. WOW great lot of books!!! The Beggar King looks really interesting I love the cover
    Happy Reading :)
    Michelle
    Because reading is better than real life

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    1. My 13yo son is going to read The Beggar King and then I'm going to fit it in. If he likes it I may use his review. He's so picky about books and I'm not sure if this one will appeal. At least he's going to give it a try. :)

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  10. Lol - at least you're prepared for an outage. You definitely have plenty of books to occupy your time. Hope you enjoy them. :)

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    1. At least I have plenty of paper books in case of power outage and my Fire battery dies. So far we're still good. :)

      Thanks!

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  11. We were warm last week until Saturday. Now we have snow. lol.

    Hope you have a great week with all you have going on. :)

    I too have a Sunday Post up this week, abide a bit late. ;)
    http://melissa-melsworld.blogspot.com/2013/12/sunday-post-36.html

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    1. This weather is crazy, isn't it? Yeesh! We're hovering around freezing, but it's not too bad out.

      Thanks!

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  12. Wow, your set for a month or two with all this books! That's awesome :) Happy Reading!

    Here's my Haul:
    Mikki and Ria are reviewing Pieces for You! The author is really sweet. I read Bitter Sweet Love and really enjoyed it! I love JLA :) Unwrapped looks like a sweet romance! Great Haul Chelsea!!

    Here's Mine:
    http://www.abookishescape.com/2013/12/stacking-shelves-8.html

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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    1. I know, right? lol So many good ones! :) Thanks!

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  13. Looks a little quiet on the blogging front, but you've picked up loads of awesome books. Enjoy!

    Thanx for visiting My Weekly Wrap-Up!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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    1. Yeah, I'm supposed to be on a Blogging Vacay, but I can't help myself. lol

      You're welcome! :)

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  14. Hopefully the weather stays nice for you! It's been freezing cold here, boo. Great haul this week! Looks like lots of good reads! Hope you enjoy!
    Thanks for stopping by Bookmunchies (:

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    1. So far just rainy. Keeping the fingers crossed for overnight lows to stay above freezing.

      Thanks! :)

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  15. Ugh we've had warm and rainy weather recently too...sucks. I hate living GA during the winter, because it can't decide if it's going to be winter or just gross all the time. You definitely picked up a lot of books to read this week, so I hope you enjoy them all!

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    1. I agree. Being from OH means I miss the snow once in awhile. lol

      Thanks!

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  16. I hope y'all stay safe during the ice storm. It isn't going to come close enough to us here, we are going to tons of rain, but snow on Tuesday. We live out in the country, so we have a well too and gas for heat. No electricity means no heat. Enjoy the new books.

    Thanks for stopping by my Sunday Post.

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    1. We were good. It passed north of us. Just cold and rain here. :)

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  17. Wow that is a lot of books. Hope you enjoy them and happy reading :D

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  18. Holy book haul! I love the selection you picked up this week.
    I hope you enjoy all your books :)
    Thanks for stopping by my Sunday Post this week!
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

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    1. Thanks! I thought they all looked pretty good. :)

      You're welcome!

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  19. Hmm well, I definitely about the toilet trick... and we're getting more snow this week. -_- I'm pretty tired of it, lol.
    Thanks for stopping by my Sunday Post and enjoy your new reads! :)

    ~Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts

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    1. Sorry to hear about the snow though I wouldn't mind some of it. :)

      Thanks!

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