Sunday Post #171 (4/17/16) – In Need of Zen

Posted April 16, 2016 | 33 Comments


The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

Stressful! That’s what this week was. I suspect it will be more of the same next week. Wine. I needs lots of wine. Surprisingly, the insurance company for my son’s accident isn’t the cause. They’re actually really good and fast, and are paying a lot more than I was expecting. For now, he’s having to get rides, take uber, and walk. He isn’t very happy, but I have no sympathy. It’s good for him. Maybe he’ll drive a little slower in the rain next time.

On the Blog

  • The Raft by Fred Strydom (review) – Very intriguing dystopian!

Books Read

  • Withering Hope by Layla Hagan – It was ok/good.
  • The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin – Omg! So freaking good!

Books Acquired


Yup, that’s all folks! *curtsies*


Ah, siblings. πŸ˜€

Have a great week!


33 responses to “Sunday Post #171 (4/17/16) – In Need of Zen

  1. Wine is good. Hopefully this week is less stress! And The Raft- looks like a good dystopian. Haven’t heard of that one… will have to check out your thoughts on Moon Called too…

    That video lol. The cat you idiot! Too funny… I’ll bet she kicked their asses after that…

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    • Christy

      The Raft is something you might like, Greg.

      Haha – I know, I’d so get them back. Then again, I’m the one that pulls stuff like that. πŸ˜€

  2. I’m sorry to hear your week was stressful! I hope the this coming one is better! It does seem like the silver lining of this whole car accident is your son maybe learning to drive a little more carefully. I’m glad the insurance people are helpful.
    I saw that video yesterday and died laughing! It was so hilarious! πŸ˜€
    Happy reading!

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  3. Wine is the only cure for a stressful week, Christy! The first thing I did when I got home on Friday evening was to open a bottle πŸ˜‰
    I’m glad the insurance company is doing their job and working swiftly with your claim. And yes, your son was so very lucky he and nobody else got hurt! So hopefully he will be more careful in the future. 18-year-olds do tend to think their indestructible.
    YAY for only one book! And that video had me laughing so hard last week. “Why do I have to make all the decisions?”

  4. Ha! I need lots of wine too…

    I’m glad the insurance company isn’t making life too hard for you and it’s working out okay.

    I’m feeling a bit stressed and overwhelmed myself, but have to admit (for me) it’s more the THOUGHT of stuff I have to do rather than the stuff itself. (If that makes sense!)

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  5. I’ve been hearing lots of good things about City of Mirrors, so I’ll have to try and get hold of it. Sorry to hear you’ve had a rough week and hope this upcoming one proves to be smoother – who knows, we may even get some sunshine…

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  6. Ahh, the perils of being young and an inexperienced driver. We all think we’ve invincible until we have a prang don’t we, glad to hear that the insurance company isn’t giving you any grief over paying out though.

    Sounds like a bottle of wine and a soak in the tub is in order. Hopefully this week is really relaxed and uneventful for you Christy <3 <3

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  7. I loved that you loved Moon Called! I listened to the whole series last year in order to catch up for the newest instalment that came out in March.
    And I can’t get enough of the zombie apocalypse prank! Ellen had them on the show and she ended up giving them an actual trip to Mexico!

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  8. I hope you have a better week this week! At least the insurance company isn’t the one behind it–I know how frustrating they can be in general. I am so glad you liked Moon Called. I need to get back into that series. I am looking forward to reading The City of Mirrors, but first have to read The Passage and The Twelve. My excuse is I was waiting for the third book in the trilogy to come out. That and the many other books I read in between. I’ve heard though that the books can be read alone. Is that true? Not that it matters now . . . I am glad to see you liked The City of Mirrors!

    Take care, Christy, and enjoy your week!

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    • Christy

      Noooo they’re not meant to be stand alone books. At all. There is so much that connects them from very beginning of the first book to the end of the third. It’s … amazing! You’ll be glad you’re reading them close together. I had to wait years between each book, but I reread the first and second before reading The Twelve. VERY glad I did.

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