The Sunday Post {6/4/17}

Posted June 4th, 2017 by in The Sunday Post / 10 comments

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by 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. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. Borrowed from Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

It was the longest short week that existed I promise you. On Thursday I developed a bit of a summer cold. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday I fought a runny nose, sore throat, headache, and fatigue. It’s been fun. I haven’t read much in those three days. Maybe 40 pages? I’m hoping this week to get caught back up. I’ve been sleeping a lot though so we’ll see.

I finished The Black Book by David Ellis & James Patterson and I can’t tell you how good it was! Well yes I can but it probably won’t be up for review for another month. I haven’t been this excited about a book with James Patterson’s name on the cover in a long time! I’ll be reading more from the duo of David Ellis and James Patterson!

At work this week we had a woman be a completely nasty person. She willfully tried to wreck a monthly work tradition. She’s in her 60s and seriously militant. She’s also miserable with her job (she doesn’t want to be there) and is taking it out on those around her. Unfortunately I see a bit of my own attitude in her’s and that scared the crap out of me. I do not want to be her in 30 years. So for now, I’m just kind of watching myself and how I behave towards others around me. I don’t want to add negative space when there are so many people and things that can and do fill that void. I’m not going to go over the top perky but there has to be a nice balance somewhere.

Here’s what we’ve been up to on the blog this week:

Previously on Once Upon a Chapter:


Kindle Freebies:

Beautiful Storm by Barbara Freethy

Beautiful Storm by Barbara Freethy

Chills by Heather Boyd
Chills by Heather Boyd

Review Copies:

Club Deception by Sarah Skilton

Club Deception by Sarah Skilton (Thank you to Forever!)

Library Haul:

Crime and Poetry by Amanda Flower

Crime and Poetry by Amanda Flower

The Cracked Spine by Paige Shelton
The Cracked Spine by Paige Shelton

One Week to the Wedding by Olivia Miles I’m only about 40 pages into this one and I can tell already that I’m going to like it. I like Kate quite a lot and we haven’t even gotten to the juicy details of the book yet!

Serenity Harbor by RaeAnne ThayneI was lucky enough to get on a blog tour with Little Bird Publicity for RaeAnne Thayne’s next Haven Point release Serenity Harbor. I adored Snowfall on Haven Point and I’m looking forward to this one too! I actually got to meet RaeAnne at the Tucson Festival of Books when Jeff and I went to visit Alexa and Johnny in AZ. It was a ton of fun. I think adds something a little bit more to the reading experience for myself when I’ve actually seen the author face to face. RaeAnne was a sweet lady to listen to.

What are you reading this week?



10 Responses to “The Sunday Post {6/4/17}”

  1. Shaunesay

    I’ll have to check into the Crime and Poetry Magical Bookshop series, that looks fun!

    It’s a tough realization when you see yourself in someone else that is doing something you don’t like. But the good thing is that you recognize it, and in recognizing and acknowledging, you can work to not go that way. I completely understand it, only for me it’s with my mom, we are very much alike, but there are many ways I see that she is very unhappy, and I am trying to not go down those paths. That’s all you can do, stay vigilant of what you’re doing and saying, and realize when you veer towards that path you don’t want to go down!

    Great Sunday Post, have a wonderful week!

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    • Stephanie

      I saw that at the library and I thought why not? Books, magic, and mystery what isn’t to like.

      Exactly! I’m glad what I was thinking came through. I just don’t want to be that woman when I get older. There’s no reason to be that sour. Go us for figuring it out! Now as long as we can prevent it we should be golden.

      Thank you! I hope your week is just as great!

    • Stephanie

      I really loved Snowfall on Haven Point so I’m pretty excited to get to read this one. It sounds like The Cracked Spine will be a pretty good read once I get around to it. I always adore books that are about books. πŸ™‚

  2. herding cats & burning soup

    Chills is such an awesome cover. Bummer on the summer cold. That’s such an awful feeling. Hope you’re getting back to feeling totally better. Ergs at the work issue. Been there. Good (even if unsettling) that you caught yourself. That’s never an easy realization but a good thing in the long run, right? πŸ™‚

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    • Stephanie

      Let’s hope the story lives up that cover! Feeling much better this week. That’ll probably only last until the next change in the weather. Trying hard to stay positive. I have super high work expectations and a lot of times I don’t think kindly of others who don’t meet them (privately). But still don’t want to get to that point. Much better to catch it at 32 than 62.

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