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Sunday, December 8, 2013

The Sunday Post #45

 

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It's a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead
Hey Folks!
Another crazy busy week here and once again I didn't get around to doing any reviews. I feel bad about it but I'm not going to force myself. December is a hectic enough month as it is. However I did set up a new reading challenge for 2014 (click the button below for more information)
http://turningthepagesx.blogspot.ca/2013/12/2014-georgette-heyer-reading-challenge.html
 
As well as making a new blog button which, if you have my old blog button on your blog somewhere I would appreciate it if you could replace it with the current one (below):
 
Grab My Button
 
 
 
That being said, this week was also one of great sadness.
Nelson Mandela, passed away at 95 and I was greatly saddened by the news of his death. Growing up he has always been my hero but I'm glad that after a year of sickness, that he has his chance to rest now after so many years of not only serving South Africa, but the world. I fear we'll never see anyone like him again but he has left such a monumental legacy behind it is my greatest hope that people will take matters into their own hands and endeavor to make the world a better place. What I loved most about the man that I never knew beyond movies, books, articles was that he was willing to say that he was not perfect, and in looking back realized he could have changed how he did things. Many people are not willing to admit mistakes but he did and I think that is extremely important to remember.
 
The world is mourning his loss, his fellow countrymen are mourning but my heart goes out who new the man behind this scenes, his family and friends and I thank them for the sacrifices as well. He was an inspiration to millions and I thank his family for sharing him with the world.
 

 
Last Week on Turning the Pages:
 
Monday:
 
Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Drowning (Tears of Sin#1) by Rachel Firasek  
Tuesday:
 
Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Shelf Life by Stephanie Lawton
 
Wednesday:
 
Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Balmorie Novellas by Kam McKellar
 
Thursday:
 
 
Friday:
 
Book Blast & Giveaway: Rook by Stella MacDonald
Blog Tour Review & Int Giveaway: Taking Root in Provence by Anne-Marie Simons
 
Saturday:
 
 
Today:
 
 
Next Week on Turning the Pages:
 
Lots!
 
Book Haul:
 
From Mr. Turning the Pages
(From the used bookstore last weekend):
Thanks Babe!
 
Comfort & JoyHoliday MagicHer Road HomeA Mother for the Tycoon's Child: Rocky Mountain Brides
 
Kindle Freebies Downloaded:
 
Way too many to list!
 
 
 
 
 

20 comments:

  1. Great haul, Kimberly. And you are tempting me with the Georgette Heyer challenge I haven't signed up for any 2014 challenges yet -- I feel as though I overdid it last year, so I'm contemplating a few at the moment -- yours included.

    My Sunday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/12/sundays-weekly-book-recap-46.html

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Catherine, I'd love it if you signed up :) I created it since I find other bloggers are great motivators. I over did it on challenges last year too.

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  2. Mr. Turning the Pages did a good job :)

    Hope you have a great week

    Michelle
    Because reading is better than real life

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Michelle :) Mr. Turning the Pages is awesome.

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  3. Great update and what a sweet haul! Happy Reading! The Sunday Edition @ Paulette’s Papers And be sure to check out Fill Your Stockings With Books Giveaways this week!!

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  4. I've been reading, but not reviewing though I know I'll have to write those reviews soon. lol At least I'll have fodder for January. :)

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    1. LOL glad to know I'm not the only one in this boat :)

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  5. Some day I am coming to your house and raiding your books, lol. And could I please clone Mr Turning the Pages? :D

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    1. Raid away! As for the cloning sure, if you're prepared for endless hours of gamer talk :)

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  6. Yes, don't stress. December is insanely crazy with the holidays and preparations. Glad to have what we do get. :)

    Have a great week!

    I too have a Sunday Post up this week, abide a bit late. ;)
    http://melissa-melsworld.blogspot.com/2013/12/sunday-post-36.html

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  7. I will share your reading challenge and I love your new button, hope you find time to read with all that busy stuff :)

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  8. What a lovely tribute to Nelson Mandela! We have indeed lost a true statesman and a great man.

    Have fun with your Georgette Heyer challenge. It's tempting, but I'm trying to keep challenges to a minimum right now unless they help clear my current ARC and TBR backlog! ;-)

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    1. I'm in the same boat as you Lark. But I bought 15 GH novels a couple years ago so I figure what better way to clear them out then do a challenge :)

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  9. This is a crazy month here at our house too. Enjoy the new books. :)

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    1. I can imagine! Thanks for stopping by Jenea :)

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