Sunday, 19 April 2020

Weekly Post #108

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 got nothing. It's all same old, same old. Eat, exist, sleep, repeat. 
The highlight of this week is that I finally started reading again! 
I found a series that hit the spot and I binged it until it was all gone... But apparently, there are some epilogue novellas/short novels so those will be next on the menu!
I'm also happy that I spent the week off the blog, away from the news and not touching electronics unless it was my kindle or my work laptop for it was lovely!
I cut off Facebook and limited the time spent on Twitter and it really does work wonders for the sanity... So I'm doing it all again this week! 
(Maybe not the volume of books but definitely the limited internet time.)
To prepare, I've been a good girl and got some posts written for this week so I'll be visiting your posts today then skedaddling until Friday when I'll log in and catch up once more. 
I wonder how long this will last... The little dude is "back at school" tomorrow after his "Easter break" and that means we'll be back to juggling home school with working from home again for the UK lockdown has been extended for another three weeks.
I'm going to need all the sanity savers I can find!

Kindle Unlimited


I went on a binge of The Beginners Guide To Necromancy series by Hailey Edwards.
It was awesome and it was exactly what I needed!

How To Save An Undead Life - ⭐⭐⭐⭐
How To Claim An Undead Soul - ⭐⭐⭐⭐
How To Break An Undead Heart - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
How To Dance An Undead Waltz - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
How To Live An Undead Lie - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
How To Wake An Undead City - ⭐⭐⭐⭐

I also read some kiddie's books, my favourite of them was Plastic Soup.

Katia Rose has a sale ongoing for her Barflies series!
Book one is free (and I loved it), book two is 99p (and I really really liked it) and book three is on pre-order for 99p (and I'm super excited about it!)
If you've ever been interested in any of these grab 'em now!

Another week of family movies! All chosen by the little dude...
Moana, Alice In Wonderland (live-action), Camp Rock 1 & 2, Honey I Shrunk The Kids, Lilo and Stitch and Stich the Movie.
Phew! That feels like a lot. Can you tell we're making the most of Disney Plus?

I neglected the blog completely beyond the single post I had pre-scheduled!

Mini Reviews: Tell Me To Stay & Dear Ava

Book Blogger Hop: Do Star Ratings Affect Your Book Buying?
Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles That Could Be Band Names
Kiddie's Corner #7: How Big Is Your Brave, Plastic Soup, Pups On The Run & Alya and the 3 Cats

Have a great week all! 
Stay safe and stay sane! ๐Ÿ˜ท


  1. Hey! That's great that you got your reading mojo back, and less social media is really the only way to stay sane in general. Wow! Camp Rock. It's been an age since I saw those films (and went to see the concert tour - true story) You have the new Tessa Bailey book. I really want to get Bethany's story, and it sounds like it could be really fun.

  2. I admit that i got my reading mojo back to..I started with the popular books of 2020 and I'm glad I've got a whole list to choose from, it's nice sometimes to take a break.

  3. Yay for a wonderful series that got your reading mojo back. And yep. Other than tweeting about books, I'm staying away from social media and diving into books... either reading or writing them. Best of luck with the online schooling. It's a hard thing to do - I'm a trained teacher and I dislike it... Have a peaceful, healthy week, Nicci.

  4. I'm going to have to check that series out - it looks like one I would enjoy and if it got you reading again that's a good sign!

    Good luck with the homeschooling and working from home - I know how challenging it is to have a little one at home and work, Dante is 7 months and it has not been easy.

    Have a great week and stay safe!

  5. I am glad that you are on a reading spree and cutting off the world at a time like this makes good sense. I hope you have a great week ahead.

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

  6. Yay to reading again! I started reading again last week myself and it's been good. Staying offline for a week does wonders for the mind. Stay well and enjoy your books this week. Good luck with the homeschooling. Awww baby Yoda <3

  7. Homeschooling would be hard. I've had a hard time doing a lot of reading.

  8. It is definitely good to limit FB time...especially those videos of people ranting. LOL.

    Enjoy the upcoming week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  9. That's awesome you're reading again and found a series to binge read :). Spending some time away from the news can be great in these times. Good luck with the homeschooling and working from home!

  10. Yay for spending time away from the internet. I've started to limit some time away from FB. It's been too much lately with too many people arguing and debating over the state of the world. It's great to see you've read so much!

  11. Sounds like you´ve got you reading fun back *yay* Being off of social media is always great. Life, as dark as it is at the moment, is always the better choice *smile* Stay safe and well.

  12. This also is same old for me Nicci! And I avoid Facebook and Twitter too, just watch the news once if there is any change and that's it!

  13. I LOVE the Beginner's Guide to Necromancy!!! I was lucky to review on audio. I have one of the post novellas checked out from KU but haven't gotten to it yet. I need to spend less time on Twitter / fb because it does make me anxious to see what 45 is saying.

    Stay safe and have a great week! Happy reading!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

  14. Yay for finding a series you loved and could binge on! i'm going to look into that series. I think staying off the computer and away from social media is a good thing. I think I need to limit my time on them when I'm at home on the weekends. Happy reading, Nicci! :)

  15. Its back to work for me after Easter Break as well. Its all Groundhog's day anymore anyway! Hopefully you have a good week!

  16. It really does seem like each week is the same old, same old. I'm starting to read a bit more again. Your books look good, especially your ARCs. Enjoy them. Have a great week!

  17. I am still waiting for my reading mojo to come back. *sigh*

    I am glad you found some relief in staying offline. I am not on Twitter as often as I used to be. I keep hoping I can carve out time to get ahead on my blog, but that hasn't happened yet.

    I'm going to have to check out Edwards's series. It sounds like something I would really enjoy.

    I hope you have a good week, Nicci. Enjoy your reading! Stay safe and well.

  18. Congrats on reading again! I also took a Twitter break last week. I missed my friends, but it was good to avoid the news and drama. I hope you have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  19. Glad your reading picked up! Mine still hasn't lol. But I did buy a couple books on Kindle so maybe this week it'll happen? Also same here with Facebook and Twitter. I've pretty much left Facebook behind and am limiting myself on Twitter and it helps big time!

    Good luck with the home schooling this week!

  20. I have learned that I am a person who needs people in my life, real human people. This social distancing is killing me. I've also turned off Facebook and Twitter and the news; all of that was just bringing in a huge bunch of negativity that was fueling this depression. I am going to try to do some drawing and writing today in the hopes that this will get me out of my own head.

  21. Hooray for reading *and* for being unplugged. The Edwards series sounds fun. It's so awesome to read a book or series at just the right time and everything clicks.

  22. I'm trying to avoid the news - online and on TV - as much as I can. It really does become overwhelming and just too much. Yay for getting lots of reading done last week, and how fun you're watching lots of Disney movies with your son. :)


  23. "Eat, exist, Sleep, Repeat." This is me lol

    Reading is still super slow going for me but I did read one book in one sitting the other day! I'm not sure it's repeatable but yay!

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

  24. Social media can be so toxic. I'm rarely on Facebook, but I have to heavily curate what I see on Twitter because it affects my mood if I keep all of the negative stuff in my timeline.

  25. I've decided that Twitter will be for sending updates to friends and reading book related things. Everything else can exist without me looking at it! I've never had a Facebook account so that is one worry less! I can't find the motivation to do book reviews or funny posts or anything non virus related!

    I like the covers for that book series. I tried the author once before but felt it was too much romance and not enough action for me so I'm not sure about trying this one.

  26. I'm so glad to hear that you're back at reading! I'm trying to get there, but it just isn't really working out for me yet. I started Chain of Gold last week, and while I love all Shadowhunters and I'm sure to love this one, I just can't see to get in the mood for reading yet. I have been watching a lot a stuff though. So I'm content binge watching anime at the moment while my mood to read returns. Lol.

    I have also been staying away from Twitter and I gotta say, I'm a fan. Lol. Twitter just gives me such much anxiety these days and I'm quite content not scrolling through it and seeing all the news.

    Happy reading!

  27. That's so great that you found a bingeworthy series to get you back into your reading groove. I feel your pain on juggling working from home with home schooling. It has been my biggest challenge with the whole lockdown situation.