Sunday Post #148 (10/25/15) – Hot Tamales & Mango Snapple

Posted October 24, 2015 | 62 Comments


The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

It was one of those weeks where my days were all off. I had a fever and felt like crap the first part, but then was fine after a couple days. It would be nice if everything would pause will I’m sick, but nooo. At least I was able to read one book. Hey, that’s one more than the previous week. πŸ™‚ I also went to see an adaption of Dracula at the theater, which was really good.

Rashika at The Social Potato wrote a post called How to Write a Review in 13 Steps. I got a good laugh out of it, because it’s so freaking accurate!

On the Blog

  • Saturn Run by John Sandford (review) – Loved this adult sci-fi thiller.

Books Read

Cam Girl by Leah Raeder

Books Acquired

For Review:

So, I wasn’t really paying attention when I grabbed Bone Labyrinth, only thought the blurb sounded really good. I realized it’s the 11th book in the series after I downloaded it. I hate, hate jumping into a series like that, so we’ll see how it goes.

bone labyrinthsleeping giantsoff the clock


You know me and price drops. And on Saturday, Amazon’s daily deals were a bunch of ‘spooky’ books, some that were already on my wishlist.

What I’m Listening To

Hello! Adele’s new song is here and I have it on repeat!! I’m so happy to hear new music from her gorgeous voice again.


Have a great week!


62 responses to “Sunday Post #148 (10/25/15) – Hot Tamales & Mango Snapple

  1. Can that Beeyotch be any more beautiful? Blech…. I’ll take her nose and lips, please! Yep, have those sent right over and installed. While you’re at it, take a belt sander to my complexion, too. I AM SO KIDDING! I rock for 46!!

    I literally stopped and bought The Offer. I’m going to read that post on how to write a review b/c I could use all the help I can get πŸ˜‰ Woooooo, I need sleep!!!

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    • Christy

      -sigh- I know, she’s gorgeous. And yes, you do.

      Haha … the post isn’t a serious ‘how to’, but it’s very true.

  2. I AM SO GLAD YOU LIKED THE POST! It had been on my mind for a while but I was a little worried that the majority wouldn’t be able to relate to my experiences… I am happy that wasn’t the case :))

    Omg, Amazon went crazy with the deals this weekend. I had a hard time not buying anything (I have wayyy too much to read *cries*) I am so excited to see One Past Midnight in your haul, though and hope you really like it! πŸ˜€ I’ve also heard amazing things about The Girl With All the Gifts and hope you enjoy that one too! Given what I’ve heard about it, I imagine it would be a great read for this time of the year! πŸ™‚

    Also, thanks for sharing Hello! I’ve been meaning to listen it for the past day or so but was too lazy to actually look it up because I am a weirdo. Is it just me or is it different from a lot of the songs from 21? I LIKE IT THOUGH. She has such a great voice!

    Have a fantastic week, Christy! πŸ™‚

  3. Saturn Run sounds good, I haven’t heard of that one. A good sci fi thriller… I have a hard time finding good sci fi , or maybe I’m just too picky.

    Have a great week, and enjoy the reads!

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  4. I really liked The Girl with all the gifts…I didn’t think I would but it was very original. I could happily see that as a film! There’s nothing worse than when you feel like crap and can’t get rid of it. Hope you are feeling better soon.

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    • Christy

      Thanks. And The Girl With All the Gifts seems to be getting praise from everyone on here, so now I’m even more excited to read it.

  5. Kim

    Hello! That song. I’m in love. I must’ve listened to it 15 times on Friday. I really enjoyed The Offer. I hope you do, too. One of these days I need to read Claire Contreras’ series. Soon.

    Have a great week!

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    • Christy

      I’m in love with Adele, period. lol. I have no doubt I’ll enjoy The Offer since I love everything by Halle.

  6. Both my god?! I love John Sandford and didn’t know he wrote Sci Fi, or is that a first?

    Hope you’re feeling better now. Everything seems crappy when you’re unwell.

    • Christy

      This was the first Sandford book I’ve read, but I understand this is his first dabble in sci-fi. It’s definitely thriller-ish too, though.

  7. Glad you’re feeling better!! I had a one book week myself – and it was the same book πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see what you thought of it. I also got sucked into some price drops on amazon. I tried some restraint but didn’t really work! LOVE Adele’s new song. So happy we get to have new music from her again. Have a great week!

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    • Christy

      I’ll just say right now that I loved Cam Girl! And yeah, I can’t wait to see what else Adele has for us on her new album.

    • Christy

      I’m so happy to have more Adele.

      That’s what I keep hearing about that book, so I’m really looking forward to reading it.

  8. Such pretty new books! And being sick you should definitely load up on new books to make yourself feel better! Hopefully you’ll be able to just jump into Bone Labyrinth without having read the others. It always makes me a bit nervous too. I love the new Adele song! I hadn’t realized how much I missed her until that came out. Have a great week!

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    • Christy

      Thanks, Katherine. I hope The Bone Labyrinth works out too. And I can’t wait to see what Adele has for us next.

  9. I’m obsessed with Adele’s new song. She slays every single time!!
    And ugh! That sucks that you didn’t realize it was book 11. That would drive me insane as well. >.<
    And I loved Rashika's post! She's the cutest.
    Happy reading, Christy!

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  10. Sorry you weren’t feeling well earlier in the week! I’ve been enjoying some fun stuff lately but I also have a ton of work going on for school, so it’s a bit of “ehh” time for me. haha i do love this time of the year though!

    And YES, I love Adele’s new song.

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  11. Those weeks were nothing goes right are the worst :(. I hope you’re feeling better and the next week will be a good one. And that’s nice you still got one book read.
    Guess I am the exception, when I sit down to write a review I write my review and schedule it and only then get distracted by other things again.
    Enjoy your new books and have a great week!

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    • Christy

      Thanks, Lola. You are indeed lucky to be able to bust out reviews like that. I have my notes and jot down roughly what I’m thinking, but procrastinate when it comes to the final draft.

  12. Christy

    I’m not really sure if it works okay as a standalone. I’ve tried asking around, don’t get much of an answer. I guess I could just ask the author …

  13. Well, I’m certainly glad you are back to your old feisty self! So far we have all stayed healthy since school started, knock on wood! You did grab some spooky reads. Enjoy.

  14. Amen, sister! There should definitely be a pause button on life when we’re sick. It sucks major. I hope you are feeling better this week and you get back on track!

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