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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Sunday Post #64


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.

Howdy Folks!

How was everyone's first 3 days of December?
No news on the job front, but I am going to be applying to a ton of postings this week. This past week was a crazy one. Last Sunday we ended up having to go up to the family cottage in Northern Ontario for the day to help my elderly father winterize the place for the winter. Then we had to drive back down. Then on Wednesday Mr. Turning the Pages's mom had her second knee replacement and she got home yesterday. She's in pain but doing well. Yesterday we also went to a library sale at one of the biggest branches of the library system and I was able to score a TON of books that were brand new and uncirculated to give as gifts. We also had a special guest on the blog this week on Thursday! Mr. Turning the Pages did a review which you can find linked below. Have a gander and let him know what you think. I think he'll be on the blog more often. Last week was a busy reading month. I read 20 books and I also did 34 blog posts. I'm hoping to do more of both this month.

Next week is going to be busy as well. I have a ton of crafting, cleaning and gift shopping to do and the 7th is the 2nd anniversary of losing my mother so it's a sad week too. However, later today we're taking out dog to the Toronto Humane Society (where we adopted him from in February) to have his pictures taken with Santa! We get three prints for $15 and the money goes back to the Humane Society which we're so happy about. So next week I'll be sure to post them! 
I hope everyone has a lovely week.

P.S. Enjoy some cuteness! Alfie the grey hamster and Peeper my one eyed hamster (brown)



Last Week on Turning the Pages:

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Next Week on Turning the Pages:

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Book Haul:

Library sale brand new for 50 cents each:

Foundling (Monster Blood Tattoo, #1)Lamplighter (Monster Blood Tattoo, #2)The Sea of Trolls (Sea of Trolls, #1)

Freebies:

Wicked Intentions (Maiden Lane, #1)Steel Maiden (Divided Realms, #1)Filthy Beautiful Lies (Filthy Beautiful Lies, #1)The Short Game (Par For The Course, #1)Logan's RedemptionDare to Surrender (NY Dares, #1)Unexpected Chances (Chances #1)Seaside Christmas (The Seaside Hunters #5)A Mother ScornedDeep Sleepers (Tom Blake #1)Lost Cause (Daisy Dunlop Mystery, #1)

Library Haul:

Saga, Volume 6Saga, Volume 5Crimson Death (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #25)Corralled (Blacktop Cowboys, #1)The QuietnessSaving CeeCee HoneycuttMy Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family's Nazi Past

What's new on your end? 
Have a particular post you want me to check out besides your Sunday Post? Leave a link and I'll be sure to pop by!

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44 comments:

  1. Good luck on the job front - it's a difficult time to be looking as a lot of places close down here, but then again I guess others have some extra work.

    It sounds like you're super busy at the moment as well!

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    1. Thanks Deborah, its not the right time of year by any means but look I must. Thanks for the well wishes.

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  2. Wow, you have been busy. This time of year is hard for finding employment. Fingers-crossed for you. Glad his Mom is doing well, despite the pain. I feel for you on this anniversary week of losing your mother. I lost my father in Jan of 2016 and every first without him is so hard. The fact that my daughter named her son Clayton after him was the highlight of a very tough year.

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    1. Thanks Kimberly, I'm so sorry about your father but I'm so happy that you have grandbaby Clayton to keep your spirits up! What a lovely way to remember him. The Mister and I have already decided to name our kid (if it's a girl) Jacqueline after my mom. Thank you for the well wishes on the job search, I can use all the luck I can get.

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  3. It certainly was a busy last week wasn't it. This week is looking like another busy one. Looking forward to following your blog this week. I'm also looking forward to being with you this week

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  4. Wow that's a busy week! Nice guest post on Anita Blake, I've never read those. And you got some good new books too, looks like. I still haven't read Saga...

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    1. I think you'd like them Greg especially the early ones.

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  5. Wow! You certainly did have a busy week and I saw the guest post and it was very well done! Glad to have Mr. Turning the Pages on the blog!


    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

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    1. Thank you Ronyell! I have a feeling we'll be seeing more of Mr. Turning the Pages in terms of posts :)

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  6. Wow, what a busy week you've had! And I hope there's some positive news on the job front soon :)
    Have a lovely week (despite the craziness) and enjoy those books!

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  7. Oh wow you had a busy week, so lucky! I hit a slump and this looks dreamy. Also, those hamsters are the cutest!!! Have a great week :)

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    1. Thank you! The hamsters are adorable but they're plotting against me I swear it.

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  8. Good luck to you on the job front. I hope everything works out well for you! Looks like you got a lot of great books! Hope you are having a great weekend

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  9. Good luck on the job front! You got an awesome haul this week. I am especially intrigued by alof of your freebies. Have a great day.

    Megan @ reading away the days

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    1. Thanks Megan, I can use all the luck I can get :)

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  10. Good luck with the job...and enjoy your reading. You got quite a haul!

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and have a great week.

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  11. Oh I just wanna give them tiny little squishy hugs. So cute! Not a bad month at all for you! That's awesome. Hope the mama's knee starts feeling better. My mom is looking like she'll have to do the same in the next few years.

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    1. Thanks Anna! From what I hear...the mama is none to thrilled. However her herd babies are doing their very best to make her feel better (by demanding butt rubs).

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  12. Wicked Intentions looks good, and My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me has been mentioned in a place or two online, and seems like a melancholy but intriguing book that I would read too! Congrats on the library haul and scoring on new books to give as gifts, yay!

    We used to bring our dogs to see Santa and have their picture taken, but now they're elderly and don't do well on a leash and the last time my one dog went, let's say she had "bathroom issues" dealing with the stress of the crowds... and Santa's helper had to come 3x to clean up the floor, lol! Enjoy your week ahead!

    (love your hamster pics-- we used to have a bunch of them, just not at same time-- they got into a big fight because they were 2 males).

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    1. Poor doggy! They had about 60 dogs today while we were there and I was surprised there were no accidents. I think your dogs may just have reached that 'we're too old for this business stage' lol. Hamsters in general don't do well in pairs except one species (dwarf I believe) females will kill each other and so will males of the usual variety. These too have seperate cages. No hamster babies for me.

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  13. It does sound like you've been busy! My idea of winterizing around here is making sure everyone has a warm coat and turning on the heat. LOL It doesn't get as cold here as it does in other parts of the world. I am glad your mother-in-law is doing well after her surgery. I hope she has a smooth recovery.

    I am sorry about your mom. Time makes it a little easier, but one never really gets over the lose of a parent.

    Love your cutie hamsters. :-) I hope you have a nice visit with Santa! My friend takes her dogs to see Santa every year and they come back with the cutest of photos.

    Have a great week! Sending you a hug.

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    1. Santa and the staff at the Humane Society were excellent! Thank you for stopping by. Winterizing for us at the cottage for Dad meant putting plastic sheets over the windows on the inside and outside. We're just 2 and a half hours south of him and we've got the heat on but I'm still running around in a hoodie lol.

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  14. Sounds like a busy week. I hope your job hunting goes well. I will possibly be looking myself in January so feel your pain in advance. There is nothing worse than application forms.

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    1. I believe applications have a very special place in hell lol. I hate them. Thanks for your well wishes!

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  15. ooo. Nice freebie haul! Have a wonderful week! - Obsessive Book Nerd

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  16. Good luck with the job situation. All those books look so good. I got a few of those freebies too. Have a great week!

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  17. Best of luck on the job hunting. I'm waiting until after thr first of the year and trying to find a new one then. We have a library sale coming up at our library. They measure stacks by the inch and I usually leave with an impressive amount. LOL Thanks for the cuteness. They are adorable. I love critters!

    My Sunday Post

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    1. That's AWESOME! At the sale one guy walked out with 272 books for $68 and he was coming back for more as soon as he could drop those off lol. Thanks for stopping by.

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  18. It sounds like you had a good week! Guest posts are always fun! And I LOVE your furry little friend! :D Enjoy all your new books. I've always been interested in Saga!

    Here's my Weekly Recap!

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  19. Whenever it gets to y grandfather's anniversary of their death my parents but my mom mostly gets sad. Her mother was really important to her. i wish I could have met her... hugs <3
    Those hamsters are adorable! I feel like it would be hard for them to get used to me though.

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    1. Hamsters (especially the boys) are great pets. I think they're amazing and mine have all had such different personalities (Alfie and Peeper are my 14th and 15th hamsters). The males tend to be the most easy going.

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  20. It is awesome that you were able to get some new books at the library book sale -- that is what I call a find! I look forward to see the pictures of your dog with Santa -- I'm sure they will be adorable.

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    1. Thanks Whitney! I was going to get more for myself but I ended up getting a dozen for my sister in law instead. I loved just looking around though!

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  21. Good luck on your job hunting! :)The hamsters are so cute!! I wish I could keep some pets at home but my mother couldn't stand them...

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    1. Thank you very much Michelle. It's too bad you can't have pets. I've never been without one.

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  22. OMG your hamsters are so freaking cute!! And good luck on the job search! I know how hard it is to find a job :/
    You got so many books! I hope you enjoy them all :)
    Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews

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    1. Aww thanks Genesis the Hamsters sure are cuties. And thanks for the well wishes! I can use all the luck I can get.

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