Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Sunday Post ~ 26th 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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AVR News Update
Hello and Happy Sunday!

Well, this week has been pretty boring for me, as in there was nothing exciting happening. Believe me, that's a good thing. I did take Kyle to the ortho and he'll get his braces in Feb. We got the sibling discount since Anna had braces and Trip had Phase I braces (Phase II likely end of this year). I'm thinking that's one of those good/bad things. Good to get a discount, but the fact we've had two sets of braces already with 3 more (Kyle I & II and Trip II) to come is the bad thing. Our wallet says "Ouch."

I've been playing catch up all week with my reviews, finishing the books just as I need to post them. I have nothing pressing this coming week, so I hope to get all of the books for the week of 1/27 done and ready to roll. That would be so heavenly. :D I do have a guest reviewer filling in two days this week where I had nothing scheduled. I hope you'll check her out. :)

That's it for me. AVR News Update signing off. May all your books enthrall you.
Shelf Additions
Not much this week. You can all fall over in a faint now. *thud*

From the Library
Nada


Purchased ebook


Purchased from Audible


Picked up for free from Amazon

 

56 comments:

  1. Ouch is right, that's a lot of braces. I totally feel for you. My sons teeth are to big for him and they said he will need them. Braces are so expensive I was shocked.

    Snow White and the Eighth Dwarf I can't wait to see your review of that one. I love re-tellings.
    Going to see if it's still free :)

    Have a great week!!

    Michelle
    Because reading is better than real life

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    1. They are! We're lucky that my husband has dental insurance that covers a good portion of them, but that still leaves a lot we have to pay for. *sigh*

      I tend to get freebies and then forget about them, but that is one I want to read soon. *makes note to self: don't forget about this one*

      Thanks! You, too!

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  2. Nice haul...enjoy your new books!

    My Sunday Post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/01/sundays-weekly-book-recap-50.html

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  3. Zombie day Care - Hah, I love it! Wonderful title.

    Sorry to hear about all of the braces, ouch. :(

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    1. I know, right? I had to have it for the title alone. lol

      Thanks! We'll survive. Lesser in the pocket, but surviving. :)

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  4. Oh, have to get the Kurt Vonnegut straight away. Hello here from a new book blogger. The Pegster.

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  5. Wow, I'm glad we only had to deal with one round of braces. You're right; they don't come cheap.

    Good luck getting ahead on your reviews! I've been working on that, and it feels good. Now if I can just STAY a little ahead!

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    1. You're telling me. lol Ah, well. :)

      I'm trying. And it does feel sooooooo good. Good luck on staying ahead. *thumbs up*

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  6. Ooo of course the Mad Lord's Daughter caught my eye and yes to quiet weeks. Been there done that with the braces and yes our wallet screamed in pain too.

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    1. I knew you'd spy that one. :D I loved Goodger's first book 'When a Duke Says I Do' so I had to get this one since I missed it in the Kensington email. 'When a Lord Needs a Lady' is book 3 though they aren't really listed as a series. I picked that one up at NetGalley. :)

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  7. I am so sorry about the braces. They are so expensive!!

    Great haul, enjoy your books!!

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    1. They really are! I think the Dr. rubs his hands in glee whenever we show up.

      Thanks! :)

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  8. Braces, yikes. They might be in our future too. Summer Knight looks awesome, love that cover! Checked out your graphic novel reviews, nice to see that Red Sonja was good and Will o the Wisp looks good too.

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    1. We love the Dresden Files! :) And the graphic novels were pretty good. I'd love to have them in hard cover. Love the illustrations.

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  9. Oh braces. I had those. Not too fun, but the outcome was good haha. I'm intrigued by The Mad Lord's Daughter. Have an awesome week!

    Thanks for sharing & stopping by Bookmunchies (:

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    1. I had them, too many moons ago. They weren't fun, but your'e right. The outcome was good. And they've made a big difference in Trip's teeth so far. Anna's only needed a little straightening on the top. Really, hers were more cosmetic than anything else. We could have not done hers and she'd been ok. Trip and Kyle's teeth are horribly crooked. They inherited that from me. Poor kids. LOL

      Oh, Jane Goodger is a great writer. Go pick up one of hers. :)

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  10. Sorry about the braces! I hope you have a great week!

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    1. Thanks! I hope you have a great week, too!

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  11. I like the title and cover of the Mad Lord's Daughter. Hope it's a good one.
    Harvee
    Book Dilettante

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    1. Goodger is a great writer. It should be pretty good. :)

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  12. You got a lot of books this week! I love Zombie Stories, but have not heard of those two before. I'm going to check them out! Happy Reading :)

    Here's my Book Haul:
    http://www.abookishescape.com/2014/01/stacking-shelves-14.html

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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    1. I love zombie stories, too. I hadn't seen them before and well...free! :D

      Thanks! :)

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  13. I like browsing for freebies...I'm going to check out the Kurt Vonnegut. Thanks!

    And thanks for visiting my blog earlier.

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    1. Me, too. :) You're welcome! I haven't read Vonnegut since high school and that's been longer than I care to say. lol

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  14. Sometimes it's just so nice to have a boring week once in a while. I usually like to finish my review books for tours as early as possible, but I was running a bit late for some tours lately. Still finished them like a week ahead of the stop, but I feel like that's cutting it too close. I don't like to feel rushed when reading.

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    1. I love boring weeks. That just means I have more time to read. lol I'm lucky if I get my books read a few days ahead of time, but this past week was crunch time. I hate that! I'll get ahead this week though and hopefully that means I'll pull a little bit more ahead every week after that. :)

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  15. I've been so thankful that my son doesn't need braces. I used to want braces so bad when I was younger, but my teeth were straight. lol - I'm a weirdo. Enjoy your books! :)

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    1. I had braces (a long long time ago) and my friends were like "Oh, I want braces, too." And I'm all, "No, you don't. Really." LOL Thanks!

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  16. I've not heard of those zombie reads. Enjoy! 2 of my kids need braces...have to work out how we are going to do that.

    Enjoy your reading!

    Mich

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    1. Payment plans are almost always a must. That's how we do it.

      Thanks! :)

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  17. Hi Carol! On my Sunday post you mentioned wanting to add Shadow Throne to your TBR. It is the final book in the Ascendance Trilogy and I highly recommend it. The first book is The False Prince

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    1. Oh! Thanks for leting me know! I'll add the trilogy to my TBR. :)

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  18. Hope you got closer to being caught up. And yea, nice they give a discount but still so much money with them all getting into braces. But, what do ya do? :)

    Have a great week!

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    1. I'm getting there. :) Payment plans are the key. That's what we do.

      Thanks! :)

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  19. I remember when all three of our kids were wearing braces at the same time. You're right about the expense, but they do have beautiful teeth now...lol. I really like the Harry Dresden series, but haven't listened to them. I hope you enjoy it.

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    1. Yikes! At least Anna is done with hers and the boys are slow to lose their baby teeth (my fault, it's my genes lol), so we got a bit of a break in between. What I'm dreading is all 3 driving at the same time. 3 inexperienced drivers...I'd rather pay for braces than car insurance. *sigh*

      I love the Dresden Files. I got the kids hooked on it. I have audio reviews coming up where they guest review. :)

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  20. Ouch alright, I know all to well about the cost of braces and that's just for myself as my kids aren't old enough to worry about that yet. I'm sure one of them will need them especially if they take after me. Oh well....Anyway, have a great week and thanks for dropping by my blog once again!
    Sharon :-D

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    1. Anna takes after her dad. His teeth are straight. Her braces were pretty much cosmetic, fixing a little bit of overlapping and making it easier for her to take care of them. The boys take after me, massively crooked teeth. Why couldn't it have been the other way around? LOL

      Thanks! And you're welcome!

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  21. Zombie looks good, hope you enjoy.

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  22. Dresden Files!!!! Love them soooo much. You will really enjoy that book. I need to get back into the series. I read up to book 7. The zombie books look good too... love a good Zombie story.

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    1. Me, too! I read them a few years ago. I got the kids hooked on the series. hehe

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  23. I feel like I am always playing catch up! Nice haul girl and happy reading!!

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

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    1. Me, too! And it's getting old. lol Thanks! :)

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  24. Braces :P I am amused. I should have gotten them a while ago but we moved during that time period and everything kind of became crazy and then I sort of just told my parents I am too old to get them. That'll probably bite me in the ass later. :P

    Great haul and happy reading!!! :)

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    1. You are never too old for braces. While most of the people at the orthodontist are kids/teens, I've seen plenty of older folks, too. And my sis-in-law just got braces and she's 50-ish. Get them while your parents can pay for them instead of you paying for them later! lol

      Thanks! :)

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  25. Ugh braces...I didn't mind them so much once I got use to them, but my wisdom teeth made it all pointless. I really need to get back into the Dresden books. I hope you enjoy your week!

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    1. Mine, too. Though they anywhere near as bad as before braces, so...lol

      I tore through the series when I discovered it. Then Kyle read them all last year. Now, we're all listening to them and we should be ready when the new book comes out in May. :)

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  26. All those braces! I can feel the metal and pain in my mouth right now.

    Have a great week!

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    1. Oh, yes, definitely a pain.

      Thanks! You, too! :)

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  27. I've been playing catch up with school due to almost 3 weeks of Winter Break.

    Apparently I don't have braces. O_o

    Have a great week! :)

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    1. That's a long break! Be thankful you don't have braces. :)

      Thanks! You, too!

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  28. oh fun fun~ Hope you do enjoy Summer Knight :D I started reading it and oops have not finished yet.

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    1. We finished it not long ago. We're on Death Masks now. :)

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