The Sunday Post #72 – All the Things

Posted 28 February, 2016 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Memes, Wrap-up Posts / 69 Comments

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The Sunday Post #72 – Weekly Wrap-up

Welcome to my Sunday Post. Thank you toΒ Kimba over at The Caffeinated Reviewer, who is hosting this weekly event. It is the perfect opportunity to share what happened here on my own blog, as well as some of the happenings elsewhere in the Blogosphere.


Now, life is back to busy and normal. Uni is back, I’m teaching, I’m starting to work on my MA thesis, and the kids have activities, school, need help with preparation for tests and homework… And then, there are all the books. I have so many ARCs going now, and while I’m always happy to be accepted for those ARCs I’m excited about, I really need to get to reading and reviewing them now πŸ™‚

And thanks to Netflix, I’ve started watching The 100… it’s awesome! Please – no spoilers πŸ˜‰ It’s just enough sci-fi, and there are some Lost references (plus probably many more I haven’t caught), and I really love Clarke!

I’m doing pretty well on all my challenges so far, COYER is starting its last week for this time, and I’ve had lots of fun with it, as usual.

In only four weeks, I’m picking up little puppy Freddy in Norway, and I have a new picture to share with you. He’s so cute! I can’t wait to finally meet him to cuddle and coo. I’m not 100% sure, but I think Freddy is the one who seems to be looking into the camera.

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What have you been up to this past week? Don’t forget to leave me a link so I can come visit your Sunday Post as well.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’ve enjoyed your weekend, and that next week will be filled with awesome!

Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

About Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

Linda is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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69 responses to “The Sunday Post #72 – All the Things

  1. Xxertz

    Aw, your new puppy is so adorable. I’m excited for you! I love the whirlwind of work, school, kids, etc. It makes me so much more focused just knowing that I have to maximize the use of my spare time. I’m not sure how you do this and are so productive though.

    Happy Sunday, hope you have a wonderful week. πŸ™‚

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    • I just can’t wait to pick him up, Xxertz!
      Yeah, I think sometimes I’m more productive when I’m very busy, because I really need to make the most of my time. I read really fast, and I have a notebook with notes before I write my review, plus, I highlight stuff on my kindle quite a bit πŸ™‚ It makes it much easier for me when I write my reviews.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Oh, little Freddy is so very cute !!! And I hear you on The 100, I started watching it after Greg said he loved it, I’m now on season 2 and I won’t spoil ^^ Have a great week, Lexxie, bisous tout plein – surtout Γ  Freddy !

  3. I read Hawke last week. I was SO frustrated with him as a character. But, I felt it was a four star book as well. I just did NOT like Hawke sometimes! Ugh!!!
    The puppy is ADORABLE!!!!

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    • I agree, there are some good shows out now, but I hadn’t even peeked at the 100, even if it’s the exact kind of show I love.
      He’s a dachshund, so he’ll never become too big – easy to bring in the car when we go to Spain, and he’ll be OK in the apartment, too.

  4. It sounds as if everything’s going well and you’re busy but not TOO busy!

    I’ve watched up to the current season of The 100 and I’ve struggled with the beginning eps of seasons but get into them as time goes on.

    And Freddy is so very cute. You must be excited!

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  5. Freddy is definitely cute…and I hope you have lots of fun with him, and soon.

    I have been noticing more and more people sharing their negative experiences on Amazon, and I have had some of my own in the past. I remember one person saying that my reviews sounded like the authors and publishers were “paying me” to say those things in the review. What? But lately, not so much. But there are always those trolls who want to share their negativity via comments about spoilers, etc. Those people, BTW, never seem to have read the blurbs, or they wouldn’t be able to shout “spoiler” when anything about the story is mentioned…

    Okay, rant over. LOL.

    I haven’t yet watched The 100…I’ll have to check it out. I am always finding new shows to binge-watch on Netflix. Lately, I’ve been watching an interesting one called Lie to Me.

    Enjoy your week…and thanks for visiting my blog.

  6. The puppy is adorable. Sounds like you’ll be busy. I love getting ARCs too. I’ve gotten so many lately. I usually do more back lists, so it is fun to have so many new releases right now. It is also a little overwhelming because I don’t know which one to tackle next because I want to do them all right now. LOL

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    • He is so adorable my heart expands just thinking of him, Melanie πŸ™‚
      I agree that back lists are awesome in many ways, even because it means more people have already read the book, and there are more discussions πŸ™‚

  7. yup I know what you mean about the ARCs I wish I hadn’t been so enthusiastic about requesting ARCs last week now we have to read them right?! πŸ™‚
    Everyone loves The 100… I guess I should give it another try πŸ™‚
    I love that Freddy is already gregarious, loving the camera, since I’m sure he’ll be in many pics when he gets home. Just Adorable

    • I’m not sad about having those ARCs to read, I just wish I knew to show a little bit of restraint so I didn’t have so many at the same time πŸ˜€
      I have only watched two episodes of The 100 so far, but I really did enjoy those. The whole set-up is awesome.
      Freddy will probably be featured in all of my future Sunday posts once he arrives πŸ˜€

  8. That puppy is adorable! I truly enjoyed the 100 when I somehow found it last year on Amazon. I have yet to watch the third season because at the time it wasn’t out, but I have heard good things…It might be time to start binge watching again!

    Have a great week!

  9. Goodness, I want to cuddle him too! I can’t wait to see all the pictures when you get him! Puppies are so fun!

    I have been binge watching Fuller House and it’s not bad πŸ™‚ I haven’t watched The 100 but it’s on my watch list. Hoping to binge a bunch of stuff this summer, I prefer that over watching it on TV

    I hope you have a super fantastic week, Lexxie! Happy Reading! ox

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    • You might just get sick of Freddy pictures down the road, Michlle πŸ˜‰
      Fuller House is one I haven’t watched at all, but I used to love Full House ages ago. and The 100 is good, I look forward to watching that one more.

  10. Good luck with your thesis!! That sounds like a lot of work! Congrats on making good progress on your reading challenges too! AND ON YOUR PUPPY!!! He is so adorable!! Is he a weenie dog?? I have one too! They’re the best! πŸ˜€ Have a fantastic week πŸ™‚

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  11. I forgot about everything I was going to say because of the puppy cuteness!! So adorable! I can imagine you’re very excited. Good luck on your thesis! I know what you mean about ARCs. There are always a few I’m just so excited about but they end up getting buried in the stack pretty quickly. I’m trying to get more reading done but it’s hard!

  12. oh my—-so adorable….I would so want that puppy as well if I was a big dog person. Good luck on working on your thesis. I hear ya about ARC’s….I have to be careful how many I request or I can get overwhelmed.

  13. Good luck with your thesis! That’s always duanting working on something big like that. And that’s great you have so many exciting arc’s, although there is the pressure to get them read and reviewed. I should stay away from netgalley for a bit and get my current books reviewed, but it’s so hard. Aww Freddy is so cute! That’s so exciting you’ll be getting your puppy soon. I hope you’ll have a great week!

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  14. Fine! I’ll catch The 100 at some point. Lol

    How’s teaching? Anything interesting? At one point I envisioned myself teaching then I found myself around so many kids that I realized I don’t have the constitution for it. Hahaha!

  15. Well, when you lay things out like that, I have no room to complain about my busy-ness, now do I?!? You know I’m always in awe of all you do, Lexxie. Truly. You’re Wonder Woman! πŸ˜‰ I’m happy things are going so well and that your challenges are coming along. You’ll get to ALL those ARCs…you always do. And I can’t wait until you get to meet Freddy! He looks adorable and I know he’s going to be so loved when he gets to his new home. πŸ™‚
    Have a great week, my friend! **BIG HUGS**

    • You’re a very busy lady yourself, Brandee, but I think I actually thrive on being really busy. It’s like the more things I have to get done, the better organized I am, and the more productive I am πŸ™‚
      I can’t wait until I get to meet Freddy, either, he’s so, so cute. *BIG HUGS*

  16. It sounds like you are crazy busy! Make sure to take time to breath. πŸ™‚ I think I’m going to have to check out The 100. Maybe when I finish up watching Haven. Freddy is so adorable! I want to pick him up and cuddle him. I know you must be counting down the days until you can bring him home. πŸ™‚ I hope you have a great week!

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