Sunday Post #210 – Christmas in July Wrap-up

Posted July 26, 2020 by Lillian in Features / 2 Comments

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by 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 you have received. Share news about what is coming up on your blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

Amanda’s Weekly Update

My parents’ visit was so nice! We ate so good, we relaxed, we took night time walks, we spent time with my brother and his family…it was just a nice time. My mom and I accidentally stayed up till like 2 AM catching up. It’s always good to spend time with them – and the visits aren’t long enough, ever. 

Reading-wise, I did pretty well! I finished a couple of Christmas books last week, one more this week and an audio book, too! I think that’s only because I didn’t lift while my parents were here, so I had more time to do stuff. Thank you to everyone who’s participated in our Christmas in July feature and have followed us on Insta! I’m so excited about how our Insta kind of exploded! Lillian is killing that game! I’m so proud of this feature, and we’ve had a lot of fun getting to know you all as well as escaping into the nether-Christmas. 

I wrote the above last night, but that was before I had actually gone book shopping. I have since come to the disappointing conclusion that I have lost all ability to exist in public. 😑😂 I showed up at BAM today with The Grisha Series by Leigh Bardugo in mind to buy (I *need* this series on my bookshelf). Outside the store are usually a couple of rolling shelves of discounted books that are either damaged or are older versions that are being updated. I perused the shelves and found Treasure Island for $3 (SCORE! high-fives self). As I reached for the handle to the glass door to go inside, I noticed something off about my shirt in the reflection….it’s *clearly* inside-out. Seeing the tag hanging off the side, I panicked, ran back to my car and realized I’d just accidentally shop-lifted this book. This was right about the second I decided to just find a secluded spot in the parking lot to fix my shirt, and come right back. So, like the panicking airhead I am, I speed across the parking lot to the other side of a movie theater, quickly strip off my shirt, flip it right-side-out and try to put it back on as quickly as I can. At this point I’m laughing at myself, but also a little shaky and sweaty, so it took me longer than is ideal to get the thing back on. Once I was decent, I left my dressing room/corner of the parking lot and go right back to BAM, don my mask, strode inside with my correct-facing shirt and bargain book, grabbed a basket and shop like nothing weird happened and I did not just perform a mini strip tease in my car to an audience of no one. When I went to leave the store, seven books poorer, I was so distracted by the books I got and my conversation with the cashier (omg a real person, who reads, what do I doooooo), that I nearly left with my basket on my arm and had to go back inside to put it back in the stack. One of these days I’ll get used to peopleing again. Until that day, I fully expect self-inflicted shenanigans. 

Hope you all have had a fabulous weekend! 

Lillian’s Weekly Update

Happy Sunday y’all! I’m so sad that our Christmas in July feature is over. It was so much fun! I loved interacting with y’all, and for our new followers if you started following for Christmas, I hope you stick around for our Countdown to Christmas after Thanksgiving 😀 Now onto the winner of this year’s Christmas in July…..

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Congrats Wilfrid! You should be receiving an email from us with instructions to receive your gift card. Thanks again to everyone that entered.

Currently Reading 📖



Book Cover for "Unravel the Dusk" by Elizabeth Lim

Last Week on the Blog

Coming Up This Week

  • Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – review
  • TTT | “Freebies” hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl
  • WoW | What new release are you waiting on?
  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo – review
  • The Peasant’s Dream by Melanie Dickerson – audio review
  • Down the TBR Hole

This Week’s Book Fix 📚

Amanda’s Book Haul

The Grisha Series: Shadow & Bone; Ruin & Rising; Siege & Storm by Leigh Bardugo | In Case You Didn’t Know Samantha Chase (Audible Escape)

Lillian’s Book Haul

Book Cover for "Among the Beasts and Briars" by Ashley Poston

Among the Beasts and Briars by Ashley Poston (eARC)

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2 responses to “Sunday Post #210 – Christmas in July Wrap-up

  1. OOh nice new reads! I enjoyed the Shadow and Bone trilogy and the new covers were just gorgeous! Ashley’s new book looks like fun. I’m kind of in the limbo place on it right now. Basically waiting for reviews to help me figure out if I’d like it or not! Lol.

    Hope you both enjoy the new reads!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

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