Sunday, 2 February 2020

Weekly Update #97


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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer
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 survived January!!! 


Yep. That is my outside of books update this week. 
It is my biggest achievement: I survived January.

In other news... We had to take one of the little dude's hamsters to the vet as she had developed a tumour on her side pressing up against her back leg. 
It was cancer so we had to let her go. Cancers are incredibly common in hamsters but she wasn't one year old yet so it was far earlier than expected, for something like this, which was sad. 


I haven't added any new ones!
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I've had a nice and varied reading week and each was a great read!


The Arrangement - ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Bride Test - ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2
Blood Bound - ⭐⭐⭐⭐


Finished The Good Place!





Mini-Review: How Winston Delivered Christmas
January: Month in Review
Review: Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
Task It Tuesday: February Edition
Review: The Serpent's Shadow by Rick Riordan


Kiddie's Corner: Mini Reviews #6
Review: Demigods and Magicians by Rick Riordan
Cover Reveal: The Rich Boy by Kylie Scott
Sunshine Blogger Awards - Late but better than never!!
Review: The Arrangement by Sylvia Day et al


Have a great week all!

50 comments:

  1. Love the dancing gifs. Where do you get your gifs btw?

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    1. I've been having a difficult time finding the appropriate place in the html code to place my gifys. Any help with that? Do you embed the code?

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  2. Well Nicci your gif made me laugh!!! And sorry for your hamster :-((( Let's hope you'll do more than survive February!

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    1. Thank you! I'm hoping February is the start of a happy new year! lol

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  3. Sorry about the hamster. ((HUGS)) to the boy, and I am glad you survived January. The good news is Feb is a short month.

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    1. Thank you, he's ok. It's weird how kids handle stuff like that.

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  4. Yes it was a survival thing for January. We adjusted to my daughter's new schedule. Cancer sucks wherever it is. People, pets.

    Yay I'm glad to see you are reading Mercy with us!

    I hope this week and this month are amazing for you, at least more than survival. Happy reading!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

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  5. January was ROUGH. Sorry about the hamster. That is sad! Hopefully February is amazing!

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  6. Yes - I hate January, too. Sorry to hear about the hamster, Nicci:(. We now need to endure February, personally my least favourite month - and hopefully the worst of the winter will be over... Have a great week:)).

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    1. February's saving grace is that it is a short month! Fingers crossed it's a better one than last!

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  7. I can't believe January is over! So sad about your hamster. :(

    Yay for diving into Mercy Thompson! I hope you love the coming books. The whole Adam/Samuel/Mercy triangle is resolved in book 3, so yay! Hope you enjoy it, Nicci. :)

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    1. I'm so glad to hear that! The "triangle" such as it is is driving me nuts!

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  8. Love that quote about falling in love with a character's soul - so true!
    I'm sorry to hear about the hamster; that's really sad they didn't live too long. I didn't realize cancer was a common thing for hamsters. :(
    Yay for surviving January!!!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Super common in hamsters. It grows super fast too so one week they can be fine and within a couple of weeks have a MASSIVE lump... It's insane.

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  9. It seems like a lot of people feel the same about surviving January. Long, hard month. Sorry to hear about the hamster. :( Love that quote at the bottom - so true.

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  10. That GIF lol. That's about it too- I'm glad January is gone haha! And oh no- I'm sorry to hear about the hamster. Poor thing...

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    1. She was a sweetie. :( I know they dont live long anyway but it sucks that she didnt even get a normal lifespan.

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  11. I'm so sorry to hear about your hamster. We had several hamsters when my daughter was younger so I know how that is. Poor little thing. Glad that you survived January.

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  12. I'm so sorry to hear about your hamster. I lost my cat to cancer too. I hope February turns out better.

    Happy readings!

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    1. Cancer sucks! I've lost two cats within the last 3 years to cancer. :(

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  13. So sorry about your hamster! How crushing that it for the little one. I hope he took it okay.

    Enjoy your week!

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    1. Thank you, he's ok. Kids seem to bounce back from things like this super quickly. It probably helps that he still has her sister (we bought the hamsters in a pair).

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  14. Sad to hear about your hamster. I hope it is not too traumatic for your son.

    You really enjoyed Bride Test. Thanks for sharing that.

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  15. Sounds like you had a good week! It was definitely a relief to get through January and it won't be surprising if February just flies by! I enjoyed the Bride Test and cannot wait for Helen Hoang's new book to round out the series(?). Hope you have a great week!

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    1. I need to go back and read The Kiss Quotient now! Plus, I'm excited for anything more! :)

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  16. I swear I barely survived January, it felt forever! I'm so sorry to hear about the hamster, that's so sad. It's never easy losing a pet, even a hamster. The Bride Test is on my TBR, I'm glad to see you liked it.

    Ash @ JennReneeRead

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    1. Yep! January - the month that refused to end. :)
      It took me forever to read The Bride Test and I'm kicking myself for taking so long!

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  17. Yay for surviving January and I'm so glad that January is over too. So sorry to hear about your little hamster. Hope February is a better month for you.

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  18. That's how I've felt the past few months and Feb isn't getting off to a great start.

    I know you had a really tough January so BE GONE! and on to better things.

    Karen @ For What It's worth

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    1. Fingers crossed your rough start to Feb doesn't ruin the entire month. Fonzi is on the mend again! That's something.

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  19. Yay for making it through January! I'm sorry to hear about your hamster. That's so sad.

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    1. It was sad. Such a shame she never even got a normal life span but I guess that's cancer! It doesn't discriminate...

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  20. Sometimes just getting through the month is a big accomplishment so I understand. I had no idea cancer was so common in hamsters. I am sorry about the fact you had to let your furry friend go. I hope you have a fantastic week!

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  21. YESSSSSS... January sucks..aside from my granddaughter's birthday. Glad you made it!

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad that your granddaughter's birthday was a little slice of happy!

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  22. What a shame about the hamster. That's the problem with this kind of pet-at best life span is short and then something like this happened. I had similar issues with my gerbils as a kid.

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    1. Yeah, I just feel bad she never even got close to her lifespan, you know?

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  23. Oh yes, we survived January! I thought the same when I was going for a walk this afternoon in bright sunshine. Sorry to hear about your hamster. Sometimes life is a real bitch.

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  24. So sorry to hear about your kiddo's hamster. I had no idea cancer was so common in hamsters. Eleanor lost a fish a couple nights ago. She had two of those cool Glofish named Mona Lisa and Leonardo (she picked the names herself, she's six!) I changed the water in the tank like normal and within four minutes of being back in the tank, she died. It is so hard on kiddos, especially when the pets are so young.

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    1. Super common. :(
      Those are awesome fish names!

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  25. I am sorry to hear about the hamster. We had rats for a while and tumors were really common with them too, such a shame as they are awesome pets. Although they often could be operated to remove the tumor. It's ad that hamster got cancer so young.

    Looks like you had a nice varied reading week. Have a great week.

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    1. I had rats when I was a teenager. All died of cancer. :(

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