Sunday/Monday Post! Bday Happiness

February 26, 2018 Blog 5

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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.

  1. [4 Feb] Sunday Post! Into Feb We Go!
  2. [5 Feb] Perilous Poetry (A Book Barn Mystery, #3) by Kym Roberts ★★★★★
  3. [6 Feb] Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Have Been On My TBR The Longest
  4. [7 Feb] The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas ★★★★★
  5. [8 Feb] TBT Review: Marching with Caesar by RW Peake
  6. [9 Feb] Pyramids by Terry Pratchett ★★★★

Happy Birthday Baby Girl!

My baby girl turned 26! Sadly, this girl is way too busy to visit, but we both understand how life can be. I just love how much she’s grown! This beautiful young woman has made my life better in so many ways. I’m a young mom, so I’ve made plenty of mistakes, but she accepts me for who I am.

It’s also funny that she seems to teach me more than I can teach her. She’s fantastic about looking things up, learning, and then sharing that knowledge, or recipes, or books. Especially about things that are good for us. We talk and my husband runs and hides because he can’t keep up with our conversations, and sometimes we don’t even have to talk because there is another form of communication that happens (when we’re on the same wavelength, that is!), and it’s beautiful.

Even when she’s mad at me, which isn’t often, she is a great communicator and let’s me know exactly how she feels. We took a road trip a few years back and had to drive 20 hours together. We only got aggravated with each other twice!

This girl… she’s my heart. She’s kept me sane, even when I sometimes feel like I’ve not been the best mother in the world. She’s my baby, even though she’s 26 now! I could go on and on about how proud I am to be her mom, to even just know her! She’s brilliant, and kind, and lovely. And oh my goodness, she’s grown! Time flies!

Us at Disney last year! I bought a T-shirt to prove that I rode The Tower of Terror. I hate that ride!

World of Warcrafting!

Like I talked about last week, my February has been a bit strange. I’m not really beating myself up over it. I’ve listened to a few good audio books, and I’ve really enjoyed my time playing World of Warcraft.

Funnily enough, my wrist is letting me know just how much I enjoyed playing. Last week it started aching at 3 am! That’s when I know I’ve taken this gaming thing a bit too far and it’s time to pull back a little. At least until my wrist says I can play again. I DID get my gal up to 110 and got the coveted armor for the Void Elves! My only problem is that the bra is the part that shows the wings, so like most games, I have to show half my body in order to have the prettiest part. Ugh! A friend recommended wearing a tabard to cover my boobs and it worked! I can now prance around and not feel like I’m showing my body!

Reading Plans

The pups have not liked the fact that I’ve been gaming. I sat on the couch yesterday, while resting my wrist, and opened a book, just to get three pups in my face! Obviously I’m going to read a bit more this week than the last four combined! But only after I get some room on my lap!

I have heard that Annihilation was fantastic and SCARY! So I’m going to read that and Unsub and hopefully get to one or two more, but after this month, I’m not going to push it.


Books I purchased or received through Netgalley:

On our way to see The Black Panther, we had to stop into B&N. I can’t help myself. Too many books are already on my TBR and yet I told my hubby I was in the mood for horror and I forgot my Unsub book at home. So, we stopped by the Stephen King section and picked up Mr. Mercedes, FINALLY! I also randomly saw Dead On Arrival by Matt Richtel. So, I picked up both! The first pages of DoA were fantastic but then the movie started 😀



And Netgalley is sending me back down the rabbit hole. I’m so picky with my reads now, that I almost forgive myself for giving my TBR more. These sound fantastic and all right up my alley.





Coming up in February!

Don’t forget about this cute challenge! I haven’t even participated yet…. life is so hard!

Puppy Love Reading Challenge! Have you guys seen all the cozy mysteries with pups on the covers? This cute challenge is going to be adorable!

Read at least one book which: has a dog (or cat) on the cover or features a dog (or cat) in it.


How is your February going?

5 Responses to “Sunday/Monday Post! Bday Happiness”

  1. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    What a wonderful tribute to your daughter – she is beautiful. I am curious about Annihilation, but don’t know if I will read the book. Perhaps. I went to the library yesterday so there are quite few more ahead of it if I decide. I have not read the Bill Hodges books either but own all three. Mr. Barb and I watched the first season of Mr. Mercedes (the series) last year and it was great! Great actors and great acting. I’m going to have to check out Dead on Arrival too. I just finished a cozy last night and have a MG to read for a book tour but I’ve been craving horror too so I’m sure it’s next!

    • Christina

      Thank you so much. She’s my baby! I just can’t believe how quickly time flies! She’s easy to talk about though. I’m so proud of her for so many reasons, but mainly her beautiful heart!

      We debated about going to the movie for Annihilatoin, but the hubby tries to get me to at least one horror a year. Sadly, his version of horror and my version of horror, aren’t exactly the same! Dead on Arrival started so good! I’ve started five books recently and I’m having trouble figuring out which ones I want to finish first. Such a lovely problem! I can’t wait to read Mr. Mercedes. Do you have to read all three before seeing the show?

      • Barb (boxermommyreads)

        I don’t think so. From what I can tell, the first season is pretty much the first book. I know a lot of people haven’t been able to watch it because it’s on a Direct TV channel. I don’t know if they’ve released other ways yet or not.

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