Sunday Post #36 (4/5/13)

Posted May 4, 2013 | 33 Comments

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The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

Okay, I have to do this quick  because we’re on Spring Clean Tornado mode here. I ordered a dumpster and we’re cleaning closets & the garage; removing trees & bushes – everything! We have a huge pile of clothes to to give to the Battered Women’s Shelter.

It’s been a hot, exciting week. It’s been in the high 80’s and low 90’s, way above normal for this time of year. My son’s track team won league championships!! Area championships are next week!

Last Week on the Blog

  • Parallel by Lauren Miller – Review. Loved it! ♥

Books

It’s funny how things have changed after 2 years of blogging. I used to be happy when I got tons of new books and ARCs. Now, I’m happy when I don’t get a lot. It’s not that I don’t like getting more books, it’s just that I like feeling back in control and not overwhelmed.

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Borrowed Power by Jonathan Maberry – Purchased. This is 1 of 7 short stories in the Joe Ledger series that will be released before Code Z.

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How was your week?

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33 responses to “Sunday Post #36 (4/5/13)

  1. I feel the same way now too!! I still love big book hauls, but the weeks were I get one or two feel like such a relief. It’s awesome that you are donating stuff! We use to do that about every 6 months, now we constantly put stuff to the side for it so we end up donating to various places throughout the year. It’s fantastic. Congratulations to your son and his track team! I hope they do well next week! (Also..give me your weather. I’m on the west side of GA and it’s in the 50’s)
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  2. Bea

    I’m the same way. Now I get overwhelmed when a lot of review books come in; it’s relaxing to get just one or two. I’m slowly getting better at not requesting books unless I have time for them.

    Congrats to your son and his team, woot! I think it’s great you are donating to the women’s shelter; they’ll appreciate it. 🙂
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    • Christy

      Thanks, Bea. It is more relaxing. Even though I’m passing on books I’d like to read, it feels good not to feel overwhelmed.

  3. Congrats on your son’s Team and your awesome son!!! Woooooot!!! And great idea to take your stuff to a shelter rather than dropping the goods at Goodwill. Goodwill is awesome but I’ve got to remember the other charities, too!!!!

    BTW, I was just telling my hubs the other day the SAME EXACT thing about getting review books!!! I still happy dance for some of them, though 😉

    Happy dumping!!! BTW, not that I did this when I lived out there, but did you hire any extra hauling help down at the Home Depot??? (I’m so NO PC!!! – sorry!!!)
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    • Christy

      Yeah, we have a ton of boy jeans in all different size from when my son was going through growth spurt every other damn month. So I’d rather give them to a place were some kids could really use them.

      LOL – You know, we don’t have much of that around Home Depot here. They’re usually working on the farms and ranches. Besides, my son is in trouble and has been sentenced to hard labor. 😀 And trust me, I’m far from PC.

  4. I totally agree with you about the amount of books. I got a bit carried away in my first year and now still have arcs from 2012. I’m trying to request very little this year and hopefully catch up. So, I love small hauls now and I plan to keep it that way. Enjoy your book Christy 🙂
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  5. Congrats to your son!! That is so exciting! Oh, I love Jonathan Maberry. I’ve read all the books in the Benny Imura series. Haven’t had a chance to read Joe Ledger series yet, but I really want to.

    Have a great week!!
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    • Christy

      I am eagerly counting down the days to Fire & Ash. I like the Joe Ledger series, but they are mainly for my son. He loves it! And it’s fun seeing the crossover of characters in two series.

  6. I need to do spring cleaning too. I have alot of clothes to donate. Good for you! Congrats to your son!

    I feel the same way about books. I love alot of books but sometimes I’m happy not to get too many so I can catch up.

    Have a great week!
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  7. Sam

    I totally know what you mean. I actually hate when publishers send me books I haven’t asked for now. I see a package and think ‘Don’t you KNOW who much I have to read already?’. I used to love surprise books, too. You’re right, it’s about feeling in control. 🙂
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  8. I know I prefer to just get a book or two because otherwise I feel pressured to read everything and I usually end up too busy to get through everything. I haven’t read anything by Jonathan Maberry but have heard great things. I think I have a couple of his books. LOL See I have like a ton of books on my shelf and in my kindle that sit there for years unread. Thanks for stopping by!
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  9. I was super confused thinking it can’t be Wednesday. Way to Jedi mind trick me. I know exactly what you mean about getting too,many books. I am getting over my hoarding problem.It is unseasonably warm here, too. 85 the last couple of days!
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