Sunday, 6 September 2015

The Sunday Post #16 - 6th September 2015


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

I'm gonna recap my week and give you an idea of what I have coming up plus anything else newsworthy!



Monday was delicious, I had a holiday, I read, I had coffee with a friend, I watched TV, I relaxed, mmmm it was good.

Tuesday my eldest daughter kicked off and my good karma fell apart, she has had a cough that comes and goes and has been back and forward to the doctors, Tuesday morning she went mental told me she wasn't going to school, she felt terrible.

I took her to the doctors, one course of antibiotics later she has made a miraculous recovery (a little case of sinusitis that caused the cough) but has now turned in to a seething mass of what I presume to be hormones, she has gone mad with hissy fits. I don't like it. My good karma has gone far, far away.

Is this normal, as she is my oldest (she is 8 and half), is this the start of hormones surging in to turn eventually in to a precocious teen, the internet says it can start early - but the internet isn't always reliable. 

In other news I started watching The Strain this week, holy f**k it is a bit on the gory side, I mean I love the Walking Dead but wow The Strain was a bit bloody! I did enjoy it though.

Talking of the Walking Dead, did anybody watch Fear the Walking Dead? My satellite provider has terrible reception on the channel that broadcasts it in the UK so it was a no go for me, I hate you BT-AMC, yes you channel 192 on SKY!!

In blog news I have read lots this week and I think my book spark has re-ignited again.  I am enjoying reading what I want, when I want, with the odd exception of an occasional exceptional blog tour -  a great one coming this week.

I have also started my Disney planning posts which I totally understand if you are not interested in but if you are a Disney freak like me, stop by and share your tips and tricks.

If you are looking for my A to Z of Dystopia, I am taking a week off whilst I figure out what the hell "I" can stand for - answers on a postcard!!!

Have a great week and happy reading!
















The blog tour for this amazing novel stops by on the 10th!











I have received physical and e-copies of some fab books this week, thank you to all the publishers for sending them! Also some of them are my own purchases, the pics link to Goodreads for you to find out more!

BOUGHT FROM AMAZON


KINDLE FREEBIES (MAY NOT BE ANYMORE!)





NETGALLEY HAUL





Let me know if you have read any of them!

This is my new bookmark, it says it all!


Happy Sunday!


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  1. Sorry to hear your daughter's been unwell. I don't have kids so am not sure but a friend of mine has a child who's 9 and tells me that he's really starting to develop his own personality and separate himself from her, so perhaps it is a stage!!!

    Hope the good karma returns!

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    1. It is a horrible stage! Just need to remember and count to ten!! She is wonderful in every other way!

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  2. I like reading stuff I pick out too- I wouldn't do good with too many reviews or tours. So I know what you mean there. And glad you got your mojo back- I think it's easy to get in slump when we're (as bloggers) basically reading all the time. LOL. Love the Peanuts trailer...

    I've been watching Arrow and The 100, just finished The 100- it's good. Haven't watched much else...

    That bookmark is awesome. :)

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    1. I started watching The 100 then fell out of love with it, need to try again, I also need to finish the books too.

      I do love my bookmark, of course I forgot my kids can read now!

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  3. LOL that's one of my favorite bookmarks. Yay for the day off. Ack on the kidlet. I'm kid free so no help there. The herd though definitely has their moments. lol

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    1. I love my new bookmark, I better be careful with it in public places!!! I suppose I should be happy she has a crazy personality!

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  4. I haven't had the chance to watch The Strain or Fear the Walking Dead but I really want to see both of them! Hope to catch up on this stuff this winter! Enjoy your books and I hope that your daughter feels better soon.

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    1. The Strain is really good, I want to read the book too which of course is on my TBR pile!

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  5. Thanks for the big laugh with the book mark. Love it. Hope your 8 year old finds her level again soon, not easy being a parent, but don't tell her what's on the book mark!!

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    1. It's not but I love it!! I forget she is far too clever for her own good - "Mum what does that bookmark say?!"

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  6. The Girl in the Road looks interesting! And I'm glad you got that SJ Pajonas, I haven't read that one so I'll look forward to your thoughts on it. Black Eyed Susans also looks fab. Happy reading and I'm glad you found your book spark again :)

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    1. It is an incredible read The Girl in the Road, I don't think I'll be able to do the review justice!

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  7. I only had one son, so no girls, but at eight years old he took a downturn in attitude, it had nothing to do with hormones and it was awful. He started his terrible twos at one year old and kept them up until he was nearly five! I was just getting used to enjoying him from five years through seven, no tantrums or whining and then BOOM! He started this thing where he would get sent to his room and then he would proceed to throw everything in his room out into the living room; books, stuffed toys, and game cartridges, This "phase" lasted until he was 12, and then the normal teenager thing started. I have had about four years of joy out of twenty-three so far. LOL. A friend of mine is a third grade teacher and she told me it is normal to be a third grade terror,and she doesn't mind because they seem to save it for home. :)

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    1. That sounds right, my daughter is a model student but at home, it is like walking on eggshells sometimes. The worst thing is my younger daughter is seeing her big sister being a nuisance and is copying her. I just need to be zen and not let it make me mad!!

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  8. Hormones at 8 seem a bit early, it happened to my eldest when she was 12, but I know the age span is pretty wide for that kind of things, so... I don't know ! In your books, I've heard good things about Pajonas and Black-eyed susans, but I've only read other books by Iain Pears, his Jonathan Argyll series, which I quite enjoyed. I hope things settle with your daughter, have a zen week-end :)

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    1. I don't know either but she is doing my head in, bless her crazy socks!!

      I'm looking forward to Black Eyed Susans, have heard a lot of good things about it.

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  9. They won't be showing Fear of the Walking Dead for a long time here, even though we tend to get the new The Walking Dead the next day the last few years. It sucks, because it sounds good.

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    1. It does sound good, I'll just have to wait on the DVD to catch up with it!

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  10. Enjoy your new books! I loved Black Eyed Susans...and I'm curious about The Girl in the Road. Thanks for sharing...and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. The Girl in the Road is wonderful! Looking forward to Black Eyed Susans!

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  11. I hope your eldest her behavior becomes more normal again soon. I don't have kids, so I have no clue whether 8 is normal for their hormones to start surging. Maybe something is going on, on school? or something else she's struggling with?
    I am so excited you got Removed by SJ Pajonas! I love Pajonas her books! I hope you have a great week!

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    1. School she is an angel at, she just doesn't like not getting her own way!

      I am looking forward to reading the SJ Pajonas book, I have heard so many good things about her books!

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  12. Sounds like a bit of a so-so week :( I hope your karma comes back! I've watched a few episodes of The Strain, it's really good! Wasn't what I expected but I'd definitely watch it again. It knows how to do a good cliffhanger x

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    1. It wasn't what I expected either but it was really good!

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  13. About 9 years old was when I started being an evil little preteen, and it lasted until just a few years ago (in my early 20s now). Sorry!

    I really need to take a stab at The Walking Dead.

    That bookmark is great!

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    1. Thank you for that ray of hope!!!! OMG that is a long time!!

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  14. Your Monday sounded fabulous!! Lots of great books - I got Black Eyed Susans too and can't wait to get to it! That book mark is perfection! Great find!

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    1. Thanks Grace and thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Oh my! The Peanuts Movie looks really adorable. I know my kids are going to love it, and me as well since Charlie Brown was one of the best things about my childhood. I have been watching Fear the walking Dead. Two episodes and then they are skipping this week for some reason. None of the characters are "bad asses" like in The Walking Dead. One is a guidance counselor and one is a teacher. I am scarred the writers are going to kill them off before The Walking Dead actually comes back. I hate to think they would do that, but I don't see any of this family surviving long enough to get out of the city. (no spoilers there)
    I loved Black Eyed Susans. I hope you love it as well. I like the cover for The Girl in the Road. I will be looking for your review of that one.
    Happy reading!

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    1. I love Snoopy, so looking forward to it

      I hope they don't kill of anybody, it will be nice to see "normal" non bad ass people fighting the zombies.

      The Girl in the Road was incredible, need to get all wordy for the review!

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  16. The cover art for Arcadia is most intriguing, It invites you in! Must check it out. My son never went through that hormonal stage. Always been an introvert so I can't help you there. I hope it's a passing thing for you and your young one.

    My Sunday Post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/09/06/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-128-and-the-sunday-post/

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    1. The more I hear about it, I think it is a girl thing! You are right about Arcadia, a very inviting cover.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. Aww sorry to hear that your daughter is sick. :( Glad that she's better though. And omg I did watch Fear The Walking Dead. It was SO much more exciting than the first episode. :D

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  18. Aww sorry to hear that your daughter is sick, but I'm glad she's feeling better now!

    And yes, I watched Fear The Walking Dead and it was SO much better than the first episode. Can't wait to see where it goes. :D

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    1. I really need to see it, I love the Walking Dead so this is a must watch!

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  19. Sorry to hear about your daughter's illness. I hope she gets better soon. I'm also really excited for the Peanuts movie! I hope it turns out well! Check out my Sunday Post:

    http://rabbitearsbookblog.blogspot.com/2015/09/the-sunday-post-meme-31.html

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    1. I am so looking forward to Peanuts, will hop over to your blog!

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  20. I read a mystery fiction blog and they had mentioned Black Eye Susan and they mentioned it being quite a good book! Oh, and the new movie trailer you showed is so interesting! I have never heard of a Snoopy related movie.

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    1. I love Snoopy he was a big part of my childhood back in ye olde days!!

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  21. Black Eyed Susans is pretty popular - I saw a review and it was pretty good! Great haul!

    I have to tell you, I prayed so hard when I got pregnant that I was having a boy. I could not handle a girl and hormones. One of me is enough. Hang in there ;)

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    1. Yep I have seen it all over too. Both times I thought I was having a boy! I love my girls but my husband is dreading the teenage years!

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  22. First, I must apologize for appearing to not be around lately. For some reason I am unable to leave comments on blogger blogs when using my laptop. I nee to do my visiting w the iPad, but I usually break it out to do some jigsaws or crush some candy and get lost in the moment.
    What about I being for Intentions or Intrigue on your A to Z of Dystopia? There's always intrigue in those societies, and the original intentions of the creators are usually positive, wanting to save their world and all.

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    1. That is a good idea for I, I have loads for some letters and not much for others!!

      I'm the same I would happily use my kindle to comment but I always get sidetracked by a book or something else!

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