Sunday Post. A Sick Week But With a Silver Lining

Sunday, 10 December 2017


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Happy Sunday! How's everyone doing? How many books did you read this week? How many did you buy? 😊 This was not a chaotic week, but as you will see below, it wasn't a good week concerning my health. But, at least, I had free time to do many things that I have been putting off.

What happened in my life this week:

🌻 Stomach bug attack! Which means, I stayed at home all week.
🌻 But I finished two books (must write the reviews now 🙈) and started A Madness so Discreet by Mindy McGinnis. Silver lining, right?
🌻 Also worked on my dissertation - anyone interested in dystopias and monsters? 🙋
🌻 And, watched four films: The Room of Disappointments (2016), Assassin's Creed (2016), Girl on the Train (2016) & Split (2016).
🌻 Still impatiently waiting for my Black Friday/Cyber Monday orders to arrive.
🌻 Joined the #ReadersCrossing hosted by @Read at Midnight,which starts today.
🌻 Last week, I reached the goal of 50k words on my NaNoWriMo project. So proud of myself!


LAST WEEKS ON THE BLOG...
  • Shared two more 2018 releases that I can't wait to get my hands on: Reign the Earth by A.C. Gaughen and Everless by Sara Holland. I'm just so in love with the premise of these two books. To marry a tyrant to save her people? To extract blood to increase one's blood span? My expectations are really high.
  • If you want to know what I've been up to in November, you can take a look at my November's monthly recap.  Regarding readings, it was a bad month, but I hope December can make it up. I need to end 2017 with a bang.
  • Bookish pet peeves. Do you have any? I surely do have a lot of them. And, you'll probably think I'm crazy or your best friend after reading this new My Bookish Life post.
  • As mentioned above, #ReadersCrossing starts today and this week and this week I shared my sign up post. If you could recommend me books for any square, I would appreciate it. 💕

📚 MINI BOOK HAUL 📚


While I'm still waiting for my Black Friday book orders to arrive, Ignited by A.M. Deese was the only new book I got in these past weeks. And, I didn't spend money on it since I got it from Netgalley. So, YAY! 😄 But now I'm thinking that I should join Evelina's State of the Arc...

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  1. Ooh, the stomach bug is no fun! Glad you're better now. As for the movies, I loved The Girl on the Train and have it in my video library on Amazon Prime. I started to watch Split, but it creeped me out when he put on that weird mask. LOL

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. I was not expecting to love The Girl on the Train as much as I did. Maybe it's time for me to read the book now (yes, I watched the film before reading the book *hides in a corner*). Split can be scary, but the premise is indeed interesting.

      Happy readings! ;)

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  2. Sorry to hear you were under the weather. Stomach things are the WORST! But, I like that you found that silver lining. I need to see some of those movies you mentioned, especially The Girl on the Train. I loved that book!

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    1. I'm learning to find a silver lining instead of being a pessimist all the time. I hope you've a chance to watch The Girl on the Train soon because it's amazing.

      Happy readings! ;)

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  3. Sorry to hear you aren't feel well, sending well wishes your way. We watched The Room of Disappointments and Split and loved them! Enjoy your new addition, I will have check Ingited now.

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    1. Thank you. :) I was happy to find these films and enjoy them because, usually, I always watch bad films. =P

      Happy readings!

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  4. I also had a stomach bug attack! It must be going all around everywhere... Boyfriend also had it.
    Unfortunately, even though I stayed home, I also had to work -.- so books didn't get read. Much.
    Congrats about NaNo! That's great :)

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    1. Stomach bugs are attacking everywhere. -.- Thank you. Happy readings! ;)

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  5. Hope you get to feeling better soon! I love the cover for Ignited! Hope you enjoy it and have a great week!

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  6. I hope you'll feel better soon! Really excited about Reign the Earth by A.C. Gaughen and Everless by Sara Holland as well! Have a great week and happy reading!

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    1. Thank you. :) I'm very excited about these books. I can't believe they will be released next month. Happy readings! ;)

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  7. Stomach bugs are the worst, but yay for reading and watching movies. Hopefully you are on the mend. Have a great week!

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  8. Sorry you got the stomach bug. I hope you feel better soon!

    Here’s my Sunday Post !

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

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  9. Oh no, sorry to hear about the stomach bug. That's miserable. Hope you're much better now. I had quite an issue getting a couple of my orders delivered. And UPS wasn't exactly being helpful. Thankfully the last one finally showed on Thursday. Big congrats on reaching your NaNo goal!!!

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    1. Thank you. :) I hate when shipping companies aren't helpful. Here in Portugal there is one that no matter how many times you call, they never answer! And, they ignore your e-mails. So frustrating! >=(

      Happy readings! ;)

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  10. Sorry you were sick, but I'm glad you got reading done at least. And congrats on meeting your NaNo goal!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. That was the good side of being sick. Thank you. Happy readings! ;)

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  11. Everyone was sick this week. Please get better! But at least being sick allowed you some time to read books (I guess).

    Have a great week! Get better!

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    1. It seems that everyone was attacked by germs, sadly. Thanks you. Happy readings! ;)

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  12. Sorry you’re sick, but congrats on NaNo. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  13. Sorry about the stomach bug but sounds like lots of other good things are happening. Have a great week.

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  14. I hope you’re getting better. Need to read your My Bookish Life post. Enjoy your new books and have a wonderful week. ❤️😁

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    1. Thank you. I hope you enjoy it - I've weird book pet peeves. Happy readings! ;)

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  15. Yay for reaching your writing goal! Hope this weeks fares better in regards to health. Happy reading.

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    1. Thank you. I'm so proud of it. I can't believe I wrote so much in just a month. Happy readings! ;)

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  16. Ugh, sorry about that bug. I hope you're back to your old self.

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    1. Thank you. And, yes, I'm back to my old self. Happy readings! ;)

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  17. Oh...everyone must have had the stomach bug. Mine is hopefully done.

    Sounds like a good week for you.

    Have a good week this week.

    Elizabeth

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    1. It does feel everyone is dealing with stomach bug. Happy readings! ;)

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  18. I'm sorry to hear about your stomach bug :( It must've been a nasty one if kept you out of commission all week, but at least you got some books read :) Your dissertation includes dystopias and monsters?! I'm intrigued! Have a great week, Tânia!

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    1. It was a nasty one. It wasn't the first time that I got sick with a stomach bug, but it was the first time that I felt so bad that I could not leave home (or work on my dissertation). Yes, it does. I wanted to work on something out of the box and dystopias and monsters sounded an uncommon idea.

      Happy readings Lauren! ;)

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  19. Sorry to hear about the stomach bug. I hope you'll be feeling better soon. Since I had a week off from work I read four books and bought none. Amazing right? Whaha.. I'm really proud of not having bought any new books.
    Happy reading!

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    1. Thank you. That's ah-mazing indeed. I always feel proud of myself when I don't buy books - my bank account feels even happier. Happy readings! ;)

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  20. Stomach bugs are yucky. AcK! I'm glad you got some reading done. I've just been reading with my daughter before bed, so kids books. :)

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    1. Always look for silver lining. Happy readings! ;)

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  21. I hope you're feeling better soon. Congrats on reaching 50,000 words on NaNoWriMo. That's fantastic!

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    1. Thank you. It's so hard to believe that I wrote so much. I'm still incredulous. Happy readings! ;)

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  22. Those bunnies are cute. I hope you are feeling better. Great job on the writing. Happy Reading!

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    1. They are from Disney's Bambi. Thank you. Happy readings! ;)

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