Sunday, 2 September 2018

Weekly Update #27


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It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

Now that's explained, it's on to my weekly recap!


I got to see my house! My house! My actual house! It's built! It's finished (well except for turfing the garden) and all the paperwork should be complete by the end of the month and the keys in our hands!
I'm so excited.
It's just what we hoped it would be.
Now the sorting and packing begins!

In other news, the little dude goes back to school on Tuesday and my mum went back home after her two week visit... It's weird to think the next time I see her will be at my wedding in December!


Love Songs & Other Lies - Jessica Pennington


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I really enjoyed this one! 
It made me feel all happy and fluffy.


Magic Triumphs - Ilona Andrews


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OMG, I don't even know where to start with this!
It was everything I wanted and everything I didn't expect and I can't believe the series is over!
I know there will be more Hugh books. I know there may be a spin-off with Roman and there's got to be another spin-off given that flipping epilogue(!) but Kate and Curran's adventure is at an end and that makes me feel all sad while, at the same time, being so happy for how the book went!


Purchased


This was pre-ordered months ago and I was stupidly excited when it hit the kindle this week!

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I got it! I got The Darkest Star!
My book envy from last week has abated and I can't wait to read it!

Coming Home to Maple Cottage was an impulse request on netgalley because it sounds so wonderful and sweet! It's not supposed to be a Christmas read - more autumn - so I'm going to read this one nearer the end of the month.


Sam, over at We Live And Breathe Books, had a really interesting post on when you are not the target audience for a story.



This week was another movie week!

I finally watched To All The Boys I Loved Before and OMG... I loved it. Seriously. I've watched it twice since Monday. I don't know why but it just ticked all the boxes I needed ticking right now. 

We also watched How To Train Your Dragon 2 and that hit me right in the feels. I wasn't expecting what happened near the end of the movie to affect me but I could've cried. 
Man, I love that franchise. 

Then there was an Avengers: Infinity War re-watch and it wasn't any easier the second time around, folks!
But Cap... That man makes anything worth it. πŸ˜‰


Review: Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington
Blitz: 10 Reasons to Stay by Candace Knoebel
Blog Tour & Review: Storm of The Gods by A.R. Braun


Oh dear... Next week is crazy.
I signed up for stuff then other stuff got moved so it clashes with stuff and, basically, I have a week of back to back posts.

Monday - A release blitz for Kendall Ryan's new release, Flirting With Forever.
Tuesday - Blog Tour & Review for 10 Reasons to Stay by Candace Knoebel
Wednesday - A release blitz for Vow of Atonement by Emma Renshaw.
Thursday - A double cover reveal... One for Drew Elyse's upcoming novel and one for Kristen Callihan's upcoming release, Fall. (This double was because the reveal for Fall got pushed back.)
Friday - I'm taking part in a couple of weekly memes. The Book Blogger Hop and I Heart Characters.

I'm tired just thinking about it all, lol.

Have a great week all!


34 comments:

  1. I got a little tear in my eye seeing my name in your post. Thank you, XOXO! I am happy the publishing gods smiled upon you and granted you access to The Darkest Star. Can you throw some of that juju my way for Serious Moonlight? XD How wonderful that your home is almost done. *happy dance* It's so exciting!

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    1. *Throws lucky dust at Sam and crosses fingers* πŸ™‚

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  2. Congrats on your new home! There is nothing quite like it. I've only had a brand new, freshly built home once...but it was awesome. Enjoy!

    Enjoy your week and your books, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  3. Congrats on the house, that's awesome.

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  4. Congrats on the new home! I have moving tho, hate it. I want to read The Darkest Star - I hope you enjoy that one! I also have to get Love Songs, And Other Lies. I have that on my list to get. Enjoy your week!

    Mary my #SundayRoundup #34!

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    1. Thank you! I'm so excited but definitely not for the actual process of moving, lol.

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  5. Ahhh congrats on the new home! I bet moving in finally is going to be so worth it, I'm excited for you! And I cannot wait to see what you think of The Darkest Star! I've heard really great things about it!

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  6. Congratulations on your new house! I am glad you are happy with it. :-) I do hate moving though. All that packing. The unpacking can be fun though. I hope the little dude has a good school year! You're making me even more excited about Magic Triumphs! I really need to get back to my stash of Ilona Andrews books. I hope you have a great week!

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    1. I know, the thought of everything we have to do before actually being able to live in the new house is making me go 'nope!' lol

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  7. Yay on the new house. How exciting! I loved To All the Boys too. Such a sweet movie. Enjoy your new books and have a great week!

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  8. Congratulations on finally seeing your new home. I haven't read this series by Andrews - but I love her writing so I think I'll have to track it down. I hope you have a great week.

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    1. The first book in the series is quite slow but book two was awesome and the series never really slowed down from there. I do hope you try. πŸ™‚

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  9. I love when a series stays solid and has a great finish, even though I miss the character's once its over. Congrats on your new home and making it your nest will be fun!

    My Sunday Post

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  10. Congratulations on getting married! You must be very happy to have a new home to live in, as well. I am happy for you!
    Jackie's Forget Me Nots Weekend What nots

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    1. Thank you! The wedding is backseating to the house move at the moment so I can see a lot of panicked preparations come October! lol

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  11. Ooh how exciting- glad it's finished! And yay for the Kate Daniels conclusion being a good one. The Darkest Star looks good too.

    I thought To All the Boys was great- they did a great job with it.

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    1. Good books + good tv - any life drama = very good week. πŸ™‚

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  12. Congrats on the house! I’m glad that it’s finally finished. Enjoy your new books. Have a good week.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  13. Wow. Congrats in your new house!!! Enjoy your week :)

    xx
    Vanessa @ Blushing Geek

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    1. Thanks Vanessa! Glad you're back. πŸ™‚

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  14. Congrats on the new house! How exciting! My kid go back to school, one on Wednesday and the other Thursday. I am looking forward to it! :)

    Have a great week, Nicci! Happy Reading!

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  15. Yay I'm excited for you that you got to see your house! It is bittersweet when a series you love ends, especially when it ends well because yeah you're sad it's over, but you're also happy it turned out to have a good ending. I have to admit, I liked TATBILB more than I thought I would!

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    1. (RE TATBILB) Me too Kristen! I hadn't read the book so had no idea what to expect but I was utterly charmed. I'm pondering whether to actually read the books now!

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  16. So exciting that the house is *finally* ready! It's been a long wait, I know. We close on our house this Friday and the move starts on the weekend. Can't wait! Have fun with your packing. LOL Hooray for The Darkest Star! I am beside myself over that one and I'm sure I'll be diving in soon. A return to the Lux world has me positively giddy. :) Hope your week is off to a great start!

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    1. Argh! So exciting! I hope it all goes smoothly and the rest of the week isn't too crazy with preparations and you actually get time to sit and chill for a bit.

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  17. Congrats on the new home! It’s an incredible feeling when you walk in with the keys in your hand. 🏑
    I can’t wait to read the last Kate and Curran book despite the series ending. You just want them to be happy. Glad you got The Darkest Star. Love it when we receive our wish. ❤️❤️

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    1. The ending was so satisfying Dani and provided lots of potential for future spin-offs so that was also pretty cool.

      I can't wait to get the keys! πŸ™‚

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