Sunday, July 17, 2016

The Sunday Post #24

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.


This week was kind of strange. I had this on and off working schedule, which made it kind of hard to plan things and relax.

Monday I had to work. Tuesday I had the day off. I woke up early to do some grocery shopping, and at the end of the morning I took the train to Utrecht, to have lunch with a friend. We hadn’t seen each other in a while, so it was very fun to catch up. We had lunch in a yogurt bar, which was a first for me. But it was very tasty.

Wednesday I had to work again. Thursday was another free day and I planned to do some reading and learning for work. But I had this moment on Wednesday evening, when I watched in the mirror and really hated (Yep.. Hated) my hair. So Thursday morning I called a hairdresser that sounded like a great one, but where I’d never been and asked for help. Thankfully they had a spot open for 09.30 a.m. Well.. I had a great time. The hairdresser that helped me really took the time for me and gave me great advice. I went for a much shorter cut, and I got highlights. The appointment ended at 1.45 p.m. but I’m so happy with the result. What do you guys think? Ow.. and I got my new glasses Thursday afternoon too. Love them!

Friday was another workday. And today, Saturday, I’m going to see Tarzan, and later today I have to work the evening shift. I’m so curious about Tarzan. I can’t wait.
Tomorrow I’m free, and we’re going to my fiancés (:P) cousins birthday. Should be fun. 

Books & Blogging:

This week was another good one for reading and blogging. I got some good reading time, although never enough and I received some awesome emails. A lot of review requests, which I had to decline mostly because I honestly don’t know where I can get the time.  But I also received an awesome email from the P.A. of one the authors which books I completely fell in love it, Cate Beauman. She apparently loved my reviews of two of her books, and now I received a third book to read and review. Love it!! Sigh..

Last Week On The Blog:

This Week On The Blog:

  • Movie Recap 'Tarzan'
  • Review 'Justice for Abby' by Cate Beauman
  • Wednesday's Favorites: Angry Blonde by Maria Mroziuk
  • Blog Tour 'The Eden Tree' by Peter Worthington

New Arrivals:
Received from the author
Received from the Little, Brown Book Group

Other News:

  • The world has definitely gotten a little darker this week. My thoughts go out to all the people in Nice!! I’ve walked that beautiful boulevard a view times.. It will never be the same!
  • Everywhere I look on the internet there's talk about Pokemon Go. I loved Pokemon when I was younger, but this really is a little crazy. People are walking around with their phones on the most strange places. Even in hospitals people are going in to 'catch' Pokemon. Well.. I understand it's new and probably fun.. but get a grip people! 
  • The TV-series Bones is approaching it's last season. I'm so sad!! I'm still really behind on watching but still.. I can't imagine not seeing Bones on television.
  • Last but not least.. Sunday it was the European Football finale. Portugal won. But there was this cute video going around of a litlle Portugese boy giving a crying France guy a hug. Especially today, this video is even cuter. 

Bookish Quotes:


  1. I saw some of the Portugal/ France reactions on Twitter, and I love that video. So nice. It's stuff like that that is nice to see after all the bad stuff.

    Looking forward to your thoughts on Tarzan. And I can't believe how crazy everyone is for Pokemon Go!! :)

    1. We definitely need to keep looking at videos like this to keep remembering there's also a lot of good out there. I loved watching this one.
      Thanks for stopping by Greg. Have a great week ;)

  2. I just read a couple of books by Cate Beauman. One I reviewed with a giveaway on Thursday and have another coming up this Thursday. LOVED them, so stop in and enter the giveaway if you like. She is a must read author for me.
    sherry @ fundinmental My Sunday Memes

    1. I'll definitely stop in. I'm totally addicted to Cate Beauman's books at the moment. I'll stop when I read every single one of her books! LOL!! :D
      Thanks for stopping by! ;)

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    1. Thanks. I'm really happy with my hair and I just love my glasses. :D

  4. Oh, I love that little quote about cleaning the That's how I feel.

    Love your new look...awesome hair style and glasses.

    It has been so sad in the news, as over and over, violence erupts. When will it end?

    Reading helps to remind us that some good still exists. Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

    1. Thanks Laurel.
      It's definitely sad to watch the world at the moment. It's good to have people you love, and books and blogging to help you remember the world can still be good.

  5. Love the hair and the glasses! I got my hair done this week as well. I turned 30 at the beginning of the year, but I've got so much gray coming in!!! I covered it with some blonde ;)
    That quote is totally me today. We moved this month and for the most part the place is clean and all the boxes unpacked, but I refuse to do anymore.
    Hope you have a great week!
    Here's my Sunday Post.

    1. Thanks Lillian. I hope you had a nice reading day without any cleaning! ;) Sometimes we definitely need a day like that.
      Have a great week and Happy Reading!

  6. Your haircut looks fabulous! So do your glasses. Sounds like you had a wonderful week aside from all the craziness around the world. Have a great week!

    1. Thanks Tiffany. I defintely still had a pretty good week. :D
      Have a great week and happy reading!


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