Sunday Post 17 | March Roars in like a Lion

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My birthday weekend, last weekend, was wonderful. I haven’t seen my sister in a few years. She was supposed to visit last year with her three boys, but the Covid lockdowns started just weeks before she could come down. We had a spa day at home with my daughters – watched a chick flick, put masks on our faces, hands, and feet, and enjoyed sinfully delicious chocolates from the local chocolatier. 

I received some fun gifts, too: a Kindle Paperwhite because I just had to have one after my dear friend Mae Clair mentioned that they were waterproof; a signed copy of Jeff Wheeler’s book The Killing Fog, which I loved and reviewed on here; an Oculus, which was my fun gift that I didn’t even know I wanted – let me say, VR games are a whole new level of fun; and a few more wonderful things.

The best part, though, was having my little family plus my sister all together for the weekend.

How was your week?

Uncommonly Bound

From the About section: “I read a lot of books. In fact, I am a certifiable bookwyrm. No, that is not a typo—that is “wyrm” as in “dragon”. I am a book dragon. Books are devoured by me. All sorts of books, too— memoirs, classics, historical fiction, biographies, YA, plays, historical nonfiction, graphic novels, even the occasional children’s book—no book is safe.”

“In the course of all this reading, I often come across very different books that share a common thread. A fantasy YA novel may touch upon the same idea as a historical account of life in early 20th century England. A memoir may remind me of a graphic novel I’ve read. Connections can be found in the strangest places. I use this space to share some of the unlikely links I have found in literature.”

Books For Life – a bookish site by Romanian author, Romelia Lungu

From the About section: Romelia Lungu explains, “On this website you will find everything about my crazy thoughts and all my work. I am the author of six published books and many more will follow. I am writing multi-genre books, and I am also the creator of Books for Life magazine. It is a monthly issue and I design it in order to promote authors and their work worldwide.

NetGalley Approvals and Widgets

Bargain Buys (from BookBub emails)

Amazon Prime First Reads pick for March

In case you missed any of my posts last week, you can find them here:

  • Tuesday (3/2): Book Review | Small Magic by Terry Brooks (Fantasy ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️)
  • Wednesday (3/3): WWW Wednesday
  • Thursday (3/4): Book Review | Spellmaker by Charlie N. Holmberg (Fantasy)
  • Friday (3/5): Book Blogger Hop: How have books changed you the most?

I hope you come back to see the following:

  • Tuesday (3/9): Book Review | Her Dark Lies by J.T. Elison (Thriller ☀️☀️☀️☀️)
  • Wednesday (3/10): WWW Wednesday
  • Thursday (3/11): Book Review | Namesake by Adrienne Young (Fantasy ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️)
  • Friday (3/12): Book Blogger Hop
  • Saturday (3/13): Book Review | Just Like in the Movies by Heidi Rice (RomCom ☀️☀️☀️)

For my spa day last weekend, I wanted to watch Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, but my youngest daughter nixed that idea. Instead, we watched To All the Boys I Loved Before (the first one). My sister only has sons, so I figured she needed to watch a fun chick flick, and it’s Emily-approved, unlike Sierra Burgess.

I also tried two new shows on Netflix, The Crew with Kevin James and Ginny and GeorgiaThe Crew is funny-ish. I would love to see more classic Kevin James comedy in upcoming shows.  Ginny and Georgia – I think I watched with my brow furrowed the whole time. It’s like the anti-Gilmore Girls. I do like the snarkiness, though – I always appreciate well-delivered snark.

Did you read, watch, or do anything fun this week?

19 Replies to “Sunday Post 17 | March Roars in like a Lion”

  1. Your birthday weekend sounds so lovely and am jealous. And yay on the new Kindle device and Occulus. Stay safe.

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    1. So many wonderful bookish gifts this year. And the Oculus which is so cool. It was definitely a lovely birthday weekend ❤️

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    1. That’s what I was thinking it would be great for. I’m so excited to be able to read my ebooks in and near water now 😊

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  2. Tessa, I am so pleased you had a lovely birthday weekend with your family, especially being able to see your sister. 🥳 I’m afraid my week was a bit of a grey blur! I am definitely ready for spring and brighter days now! However I have been enjoying reading the mythological-fantasy The Testament of Loki by Joanne M. Harris and watching The Alienist on Netflix. Take care and happy reading in the coming week. 🙂

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    1. The Testament of Loki – I’ll have to take a closer look at that book. My daughters birthday is coming up and this may be one she would enjoy being the Loki fan that she is. Have a wonderful week!

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      1. If that’s the case, The Testament of Loki is actually the sequel to The Gospel of Loki, and I also read Harris’ Runemarks, which also features Loki and is quite possibly my favourite of all three. 😊

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  3. Happy belated birthday! That’s great you got to have family together. I’m seeing mixed reviews of Ginny & Georgia and you describing it as the anti-Gilmore Girls ( which is one of my favorite shows of all time) makes me want to skip it lol Hope you have a good week!

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    1. Gilmore Girls is one of my favorite shows too! Yes, it’s like, what would Gilmore Girls be like if Lorelai hadn’t been born rich and was more criminally inclined. Have a great week!

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    1. It really felt like a celebratory weekend and I haven’t had a weekend like that in a while. I stayed home with the girls when they were little so my birthday came to be about giving mommy some peace and quiet and a chore-free weekend. I don’t need that now, obviously, so it was great to make it more about celebrating.

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  4. Happy Belated Birthday, Tessa. I have a paperwhite too and love it because it’s anti-glare! No problem reading on the beach! I have to back up and catch some reviews! I’m blogging more on Sundays now and I miss adding your recommendations to my wishlist. Have a great week!

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  5. Happy belated birthday! It sounds like you had a nice celebration. I am glad your sister was able to visit. Looks like you got some great new books! I have only read Stardust of those you got. I love everything Neil Gaiman has written. At least everything I have written by him so far. I just finished watching Ginny & Georgia. I never got into the Gilmore Girls and so can’t really compare, but I liked the edginess of Ginny & Georgia. I hope you have a great week!

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    1. The edginess definitely makes it interesting – even jaw-dropping at times. I love Ginny’s wit!

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