Saturday, March 2, 2019

Sunday Post #20


The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated reviewer book blog, and is a post to recap my bookish and non-bookish things from the last week.

It's been a busy week with work and getting my runs in, but thankfully the weather cooperated until today.  It's been raining quite a bit all day, and it's still raining now, so I'll have to run tomorrow.  I've been trying to be good about my strength training days, too, and I tried a new HIIT workout yesterday that just about did me in. I'm sore today, and it'll take me a while to get my form dialed in.

Read:
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It took me a while to get through Wild Country, but not because I wasn't enjoying it. I've been busy and it's not the kind of book you can just breeze through. I have to pay attention to all the details and subtext.  I'm excited to report there's romance, and I enjoyed it even more than the 1st spinoff, Lake Silence. Repeat was soooo good! I picked it up on impulse, after seeing it on Lindi's blog, because none of my other audiobooks were tempting me in the same way (I've been a moody reader lately) and I LOVED it! A second chance romance with a twist and the narration was fantastic! I was a little skeptical going in when I picked up Solace Island seeing some mixed reviews, but I liked it. A little cheesy in spots, but I thought it was thoroughly entertaining. I added Charming after reading about it on Anna's blog.  It was sizzling and a fun take on Cinderella! 

Purchased/Received/Library Lend:
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I didn't know The Dark Bones was a sequel to A Dark Lure. I just saw Loreth Anne White and downloaded it. I love her atmospheric, dark mysteries, and they're sprinkled with a bit romance, which is always a win for me.  I'm continuing the Solace Island series with Cliff's Edge, which focuses on the previous heroine's sister. I've heard great things about Bear Town, but Arlene's recommendation finally made me send a request into the library. Just got approval for the audio book and I can't wait. 

Watched:



Oh man, Whiskey Cavalier was soooo bad! I apologize to any fans out there, but it was so corny and unbelievable!  I'm disappointed since I really like Scott Foley and Lauren Cohan.

On the other hand, I LOVED Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse! It's animated and not something I'd usually pick, even though I do love Marvel/superhero stories, but I wouldn't usually choose an animated movie unless it was for my grandson.  My daughter recommended this one and it was really good! Seems like there's potential for more stories to come. Great soundtrack, too!

How was your week?


40 comments:

  1. Wild Country looks so good. One of these days I'm going to try the Others series'. And Cliff's Edge looks fun too. I like the covers on both of those Tilly books!

    Whiskey Cavalier haha! So that's the show that Lauren Cohan went to. I only know her from The Walking Dead. Sorry to hear that one wasn't good. :)

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    1. The Others is so good, Greg! I hope you get to it.

      Yeah, Whiskey Cavalier was a definite step down (IMO) from the Walking Dead. Loved her there.

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  2. Wow! Lots of great books you got here! I need to see Into the Spider Verse soon!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

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  3. I can't wait to read Repeat! I'm waiting until the kindle edition is released but it sounds amazing. So glad you liked it!

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    1. It was so good, Nicci! Can't wait to hear what you think.

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  4. That is a no on whisky then ;)

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  5. Bear Town is on my TBR too. I have to watch Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse soon! Everyone has been raving about it.


    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

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    1. It was really good! Surprised me being that it's an animated film.

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  6. I really can't wait for you to read Beartown Rachel! It was one of my best books of 2017!!! happy Sunday.

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    1. I hear a lot of good things about it. I'm getting to it really soon. Thanks, Sophie! Happy Wednesday to you, now that's it's Wednesday and all, lol. As you can see, I'm late getting back to everyone. :)

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  7. The Meg Tilly series is one that is on my radar for eventually. I have Repeat and Wild Country audios so I'm glad to see you loved both. Glad you were able to get some good training runs in.

    Have a great week, Rachel!

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    1. Meg Tilly's was entertaining, and I liked the setting in the Pacific Northwest. Hope you love Repeat! It was so good! I wouldn't listen to Wild Country until you get through the rest of The Others books. There's some things happening at the same time as Etched in Bone.

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  8. You've reminded me that I wanted to read Bear Town too. I wonder if my OH ever bought it for his kindle?

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    1. Your other half reads, too? Nice! Mine does as well, but not near as much as he used to. I like having books to talk about with the hubby.

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  9. Glad to hear I didn't miss anything when I decided not to watch Whiskey Cavalier!

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  10. Sorry that you have had to deal with a lot of rain. I remember my daughter sometimes running the rain but I think you are wise to put it off if you can. I can't wait to start Wild Country. I put it off since I know it will take me a while to read it but hopefully, I can get to it soon. Enjoy your new reads and have a great week!

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    1. Yeah, I had to switch my schedule around a bit. It's raining again right now, but I think we're getting a break for the next few days.

      Hope you love Wild Country. I can't wait to hear what you think about a few things. Thanks, Carole, you too! :)

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  11. Oooo Amanda Quick. Love her. Charming really was cute. I love a fun retelling. It's just raining everywhere it seems. Ahh! Hoping for a drier week!

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    1. Charming was fun and hot! Thanks for putting it on my radar. :)

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  12. I'm curious about the Meg Tilly book. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog. Enjoy your week.

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    1. It was entertaining, more than I thought it would be, and I liked it enough to get the next book in the series. Thanks for stopping by, too. Laurel.

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  13. I have been wanting to read more Backman books. I loved the one I did read, and I have heard some of his other books are even better. Glad to hear the weather cooperated with you this week. Mother Nature has not been as kind to me this weekend.

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    1. She hasn't been too kind over here these last few days either. But I guess I should be thankful it's rain and not snow like you get. :/

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  14. I enjoyed Wild Country more than Lake Silence, too. My husband is reading is now and I'm probably driving him crazy because I keep asking, "What's happening now? What's happening now?" LOL I'm excited to get to Repeat. I love me some Kylie Scott!

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    1. Ha! I love it when my husband and I read the same books. He likes The Others, too, but he hasn't got to Wild Country yet. We listened to Lake Silence on a road trip. Hope you love Repeat! I need to read more Kylie Scott.

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  15. I have not heard of Solance Island, it looks interesting
    Blah for rainy weeks ): we'd have snow on and off I think we are getting tired of it

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    1. I'm thankful we don't have snow, but the rain is tough when I'm trying to get my running in or on my commutes. The freeways are messy!

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  16. Some great books. I also enjoyed Wild Country more than Lake Silence. I got Dark Bones on audio for review. Happy reading! Anne - Books of My Heart

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    1. Glad to hear it, Anne. I hope we both love Dark Bones! :)

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  17. I had to skip my run today because there’s so much snow! I didn’t lift weights, either, which I feel bad about. There’s always tomorrow. Have a good week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I've been doing my HIIT workouts and weights on the rainy days, so there is that. Sucks that you have to deal with snow! You, too, AJ! :)

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  18. I LOVED the Spiderman movie. I'm glad you enjoyed it too. It's one that I'd really love to own.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Yay! I'm glad you loved it too! I'm sure I'll be watching it again since my daughter bought a copy.

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  19. You are going to love Wild Country, so good! I watched Whiskey Cavalier and LOVED it! It was so fun. I'm hoping the next episode is just as good.

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    1. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed Wild Country. It was good, right? Happy you enjoyed Whiskey Cavalier. For some reason it didn't click with me. Oh well :)

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  20. I have the Quick book and cannot wait. Beartown was good. Happy reading!

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