Sunday Post 51 | Did You Fall Back?

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Did you fall back last night? Does your country or state follow Daylight Savings Time?

I love having an extra hour of sleep, and I love the sunrise not being so late in the morning. It feels weird when sunrise is after 8 am.

This week has been pretty low-key. The big highlight was ordering new decking to replace the decking that’s starting to show much decay. It’s a second-story deck, so I really don’t want to step out and fall through a rotted-out section 😳 Fortunately, delivery people for supplies are apparently a lot easier to come by than delivery people for appliances. It took us almost a month to get our washer, but our decking supplies will be here by next Saturday.

No books are left on my requested shelf on NetGalley. My last two requests came through as approved. And I am at 80% feedback ratio. Woo hoo! My “Give Feedback “shelf, of course, is very full, with 58 books, but you have to start somewhere.

from NetGalley

The first time Aja Owens encounters the man of her dreams, she’s having a panic attack in the frozen foods section of the Piggly Wiggly. The second time, he’s being introduced to her as her favorite bingo buddy’s semi-estranged grandson. From there, all it takes is one game for her to realize that he’s definitely going to be a problem. And if there’s anything she already has a surplus of, it’s problems. In Walker Abbott’s mind, there are only two worthwhile things in Greenbelt, South Carolina. The peach cobbler at his old favorite diner and his ailing grandmother. Dragging himself back after more than a decade away, he’s counting down the days until Gram heals and he can get back to his real life. Far away from the trauma inside of those city limits. Just when he thinks his plan is solid, enter Aja to shake everything up. A hastily made bingo-based sex pact is supposed to keep this…thing between them from getting out of hand. Especially when submitting to their feelings means disrupting their carefully balanced lives. But emotions are just like bingo callers—they refuse to be ignored. Jodie Slaughter’s Bet on It is a heart-stoppingly fun, emotional romance that will have readers falling in love until long after the last page is turned.
Two identical twin sisters and former child actors have grown apart—until one disappears, and the other is forced to confront the secrets they’ve kept from each other in this twisty suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Things. “You be me, and I’ll be you,” I whispered. As children, Sam and Elli were two halves of a perfect whole: gorgeous identical twins whose parents sometimes couldn’t even tell them apart. They fell asleep to the sound of each other’s breath at night, holding hands in the dark. And once Hollywood discovered them, they became B-list child TV stars, often inhabiting the same role. But as adults, their lives have splintered. After leaving acting, Elli reinvented herself as the perfect homemaker: married to a real estate lawyer, living in a house just blocks from the beach. Meanwhile, Sam has never recovered from her failed Hollywood career, or from her addiction to the pills and booze that have propped her up for the last fifteen years. Sam hasn’t spoken to her sister since her destructive behavior finally drove a wedge between them. So when her father calls out of the blue, Sam is shocked to learn that Elli’s life has been in turmoil: her husband moved out, and Elli just adopted a two-year-old girl. Now she’s stopped answering her phone and checked in to a mysterious spa in Ojai. Is her sister just decompressing, or is she in trouble? Could she have possibly joined a cult? As Sam works to connect the dots left by Elli’s baffling disappearance, she realizes that the bond between her and her sister is more complicated than she ever knew. I’ll Be You shows Janelle Brown at the top of her game: a story packed with surprising revelations and sharp insights about the choices that define our families and our lives—and could just as easily destroy them.
The gilded adventures of Ramses the Damned, iconic creation of the legendary Anne Rice, continue in this breathtakingly suspenseful tale of a titanic supernatural power unleashed on the eve of war. A pharaoh made immortal by a mysterious and powerful elixir, Ramses the Great became counselor and lover to some of Egypt’s greatest and most powerful rulers before he was awakened from centuries of slumber to the mystifying and dazzling world of Edwardian England. Having vanquished foes both human and supernatural, he’s found love with the beautiful heiress Julie Stratford, daughter of Lawrence Stratford, the slain archeologist who discovered his tomb. Now, with the outbreak of a world war looming, Ramses and those immortals brought forth from the mists of history by his resurrection will face their greatest test yet. Russian assassins bearing weapons of immense power have assembled under one command: all those who loved Lawrence Stratford must die. From the glowing jewels at their necks comes an incredible supernatural force: the power to bring statues to life. As Ramses and his allies, including the immortal queens Cleopatra and Bektaten, gather together to battle these threats, Ramses reveals that the great weapon may have roots in an ancient Egyptian ritual designed to render pharaohs humble before Osiris, the god of the underworld. The resulting journey will take them across storm-tossed seas and into the forests of northern Russia, where they will confront a terrifying collision of tortured political ambitions and religious fervor held in thrall to a Godlike power. But the true answers they seek will lie beyond the border between life and death, within realms that defy the imagination of even an immortal such as Ramses the Great. In Ramses the Damned: The Reign of Osiris, Anne Rice, revered and beloved storyteller (“queen of gothic lit, the maestro of the monstrous and the diva of the devious” –The Philadelphia Inquirer), in collaboration with her son, acclaimed bestselling novelist Christopher Rice (“a magician; a master” –Peter Straub), bring us another thrilling, seductive tale of high adventure, romance, history, and suspense.

I couldn’t find much interesting on any of my streaming apps, but I did watch a new Netflix holiday movie called Love Hard, which is a combination of the two main characters favorite Christmas movies – Love, Actually and Die Hard.

Nina Dobrev’s character meets a guy on a dating app – he’s perfect except he lives on the other side of the country. So, she decides to surprise him for Christmas and – surprise, surprise – she finds out when she gets there that she’s been catfished but the guy she thought she was talking to lives in the town.

Totally predictable but still it made me smile.

I also found a cool new baking show on Netflix that mixes baking and engineering. It’s really creative and pretty cool when things go like they are supposed to go.

  • Monday, November 1: Flors’s Traveling Christmas Shop by Rebecca Raisin ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️☀️ (Holiday Fiction) – Book Review
  • Tuesday, November 2: Under the Mistletoe by Sue Moorcroft ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ (Holiday Fiction) – Book Review
  • Wednesday, November 3: WWW Wednesday
  • Thursday, November 4: Game On by Janet Evanovich ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ (Thriller)
  • Friday, November 5: Book Blogger Hop
  • Tuesday, November 9: Dreams Lie Beneath by Rebecca Ross ☀️ ☀️ ☀️☀️ ☀️ (YA Fantasy) – Book Review
  • Wednesday, November 10: WWW Wednesday
  • Thursday, November 11: Return of the Pharaoh by Nicholas Meyer ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ (Mystery/Thriller)
  • Friday, November 12: Book Blogger Hop

How was your week – bookish or otherwise?

27 Replies to “Sunday Post 51 | Did You Fall Back?”

    1. And it should stick. I don’t expect a deluge (from Harlequin Blog Tours or St. Martin’s Press group of Read Nows) for quite a while.

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  1. I’ll be you looks like an interesting read. I watched Cruella with my husband last night, and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was interesting to see someone’s intake on why she was like she was. Problem was I didn’t realise how long the film was and didn’t get to bed till one in the morning. I helped my daughter sell some of my granddaughter’s old stuff yesterday and every time we got money, my daughter went and spent it. Although thankfully there wasn’t much to buy this time. She got some wellington boots and boots because at two she has a size seven and they just keep on growing, but her dad is six foot six and my daughter nearly six foot so it is to be expected.

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    1. Your daughter has a good plan in the works. She makes room and money to buy the needed items all in one fell swoop. I like it. ❤️ So glad to hear you enjoyed Cruella. I love villain backstories too.

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    1. That’s early. Sundown is about 5:30 here with the change. So sun up to sun down is like the normal workday hours.

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  2. I live in Arizona where we do not do daylights savings. And I love not changing the clocks 2x a year. Thanks for the tip on the Netflix movie Love Hard. I’ll go check it out.

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    1. I bet you’ll thoroughly enjoy Love Hard. My oldest daughter watched it yesterday too and we both agreed it was a fun movie to watch ❤️
      I guess if time stopped switching at this point, it would probably be okay. Though the sun would rise very early in the summer. That’s what black out curtains were made for, right?

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  3. Congrats on your outstanding NG standing!!! I bow to you💜

    I completely forgot about falling back after I fell asleep. Conked out at about 10:00 pm and woke up at 3:00 am the new time and couldn’t understand why (I only need 6 hours!). Got up at 3:30 and finished listening to a good book. Noticed the time change when I went to make coffee😏 My microwave clock said 7:00 am and the lightbulb 💡 finally went off. At least I got some quality reading in!

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  4. That’s a really nice selection of books you’ve got from Netgalley. I’ve never read an Anne Rice book and feel as thought I’ve missed a rite of passage! Whilst clocks going back is nice in the morning, it’s pitch black before 5pm in the UK, which I always dread.

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    1. That’s interesting. Here, sunset is now at 5:30ish, which is okay. And yes, you need to try an Anne Rice book. It’s never too late. ❤️

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  5. Bet on it sounds delightful, Tessa. I’m looking forward to your take on it. And Ramses the Damned sounds like one I’d enjoy as a Rice fan. Thanks for sharing those. My husband and I just started watching Dexter (years after everyone else). He’s not much of a sociopath/psychopath but the show is entertaining in a weird way. And thanks for the tip on the baking show. I enjoy those. Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  6. The bakineers were so cool! I watched that one. I started a show called Bake Squad, which is good, too. Every Friday is a new Great British Baking Show. And then I’ve been watching Dragula on Shudder, but they also release one episode per week. Ugh, all they’re doing is slowing me down when they release one episode at a time.

    I didn’t know you are an Anne Rice fan. I’ve read the first three of the vampire chronicles and always want to read more, but I know at some point those books are going to drop off and get weird when Rice became a devout Christian, and I don’t want to experience that.

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    1. They never did get weird. And the witch series she did was even a bit scary. I look forward to reading this new one about Ramses.

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  7. I don’t think I’ve ever not had pending requests on NG. I have 20 right now, over 30 on the shelf, and a 92% feedback ratio. A good interruption-free reading binge would be appreciated right now. Have a great week, Tessa!

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    1. I don’t actually request all that many. Anymore (and this wasn’t always true) I am often sent widgets, invitations to request, or notice that a book is Read Now for a limited time. Hope you get your interruption free reading binge. ❤️

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  8. Okay, so yes, I fell back and I enjoy that extra hour. I wish we just stopped the whole thing though. I have about 20 books pending and I won’t tell you how many I have to read. I will say my percentage is 63% up from 59% 6 months ago. That trailer is great and I am definitely going to watch Love Hard, it looks fun. I hope you had a great week Tessa.

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    1. I would be okay if we stopped at a fall back I think. I’m not sure how early the sun would rise in the summer but at least it would rise at a fairly normal time in the winter. And, you are making some progress. That’s good. 🤗

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