The Sunday Post 9/19/21

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

It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

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I had a fairly uneventful week. My oldest did, however, treat our family to the movies last Sunday. He had a gift card. We saw Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which we all enjoyed.

What I Read Last Week

  • The Raven ~ It’s been quite a while since I’ve read The Raven. I didn’t enjoy it near as much as I remember enjoying it in the past. I definitely preferred The Tell-Tale Heart, which I read a week or two ago. But, it was an okay read. I gave it 3.5 stars.
  • Plot Twist ~ I have seen mixed reviews for this one, but decided to give it a chance for myself. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. It definitely held my attention and kept me wanting to flip the pages. It’s a twist on the whole Sleepless in Seattle thing where two people plan to meet at the same spot ten years down the road. And I’m not going to comment on all of the characters involved and who ends up with who because I think that’ll definitely take away from you being able to enjoy this story. But, I felt like soooo much of their lives were wasted. So, yes I enjoyed it, but it made my heart ache. 4.25 Stars
  • Fallen Crest Christmas ~ It has been a while since I’ve visited with Sam, Mason, and Logan. This visit was super short, but I still very much enjoyed my time with them. This book definitely left me wanting to hurry on to the next book in the series. 4 Stars
  • Her Perfect 10 ~ This was my surprise read for the week. I picked this up back in May of this year. It was free on kindle at the time. I gave it a try simply because it was loaded on my kindle. I knew nothing about it or the author. But, after enjoying this one so much, I’ll definitely have to check into the author now. It has the whole You’ve Got Mail dual relationship thing going – one online and one in person. I absolutely love that trope, and so far I’ve enjoyed every book I’ve read with it. Tweet Cute is one that comes to mind offhand. This one didn’t at all disappoint. 4.5 Stars
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow ~ I know this was read to me as a kid, but this is the first time I’ve read the story for myself. I actually own a cute picture book of it (one that’s way cooler than the cover above), and I read it to my daughter. We’re studying American Literature this year, and this was one of the stories the kids were supposed to read this week. It fit in perfect with the fall vibes I’ve been seeking. While the story wasn’t new to me by any means, I still very much enjoyed reading it, and I especially enjoyed sharing it with my daughter. 4.5 Stars
  • The Woman With the Blue Star ~ This one was a little tricky for me. While I did enjoy it, I felt like I wanted more from it. I wanted it to tug at my heart a little more considering the content and characters. And, I honestly wanted a different ending. And, there wasn’t anything new or unique about the situation. I have read a ton of books about this horrific period in history, but usually they have some new element I haven’t read about before. Now, after saying everything I didn’t love (with the exception of commenting on the romances), I do want to reiterate that I enjoyed it. I liked the contrast between Ella and Sadie’s lives – one who’s stepmom catered to the Germans and the other a Jew hiding in the sewer. I very much enjoyed their unlikely friendship. 4.25 Stars

I completed a total of 6 works this week. That brings my total for the year to 185. I have officially completed my Goodreads challenge.

Currently Reading

These are just a few of the many books I have going at the moment. I’m still in that crazy mood to just read ALL the books.

What I’m Reading Next

These are just a few of the books I have downloaded and ready to go.

How was your week? Did you read anything fantastic that I need to put on my TBR?

Happy Reading,

Alison

16 thoughts on “The Sunday Post 9/19/21

  1. I’m glad you and your family enjoyed Shang-Chi, I’m planning to go watch it this weekend. 🙂 Congrats on completing your Goodreads challenge, Ali!
    It Happened One Summer and Six Crimson Cranes are on my TBR. I’m very curious about A Lesson in Vengeance.
    I hope you enjoy The Guest List.

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    • Hope you enjoy the movie, too! And thanks!! I’m really enjoying Six Crimson Cranes. I’m super curious about A Lesson in Vengeance, too. I just finished The Guest List, and I did enjoy it!

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  2. Glad to hear you and the family had a great time at the movies! It’s been a while since I’ve set foot in a cinema 😂 Her Perfect Ten sounds like a fun romance and I will definitely have to keep my eyes peeled for it as I’m always keen for more romances! Hope you enjoy Six Crimson Cranes and have a great week ahead, Ali!

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    • Thanks!! I’m still a bit nervous about going into the theater, but we were the only people in the theater. So, I don’t know how they’re affording to stay open at this point. I am loving Six Crimson Cranes!! Hope you are having a great week, too, Dini!

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