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Sunday Post

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Let's chat about what's going on this week... on my blog.. on other blogs... on the internet... and just everywhere!    I link up my post to Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Reader.

I have been quite busy lately.  With the holidays here.. shopping... mailing... calling... and normal chores it has been busy.  I have spent time each evening reading, playing video games and catching up on shows.  I did go to a new thrift store in town and was able to find some books for cheap!!  I can't believe in a week it will already be time to take down the Christmas decorations.  It feels like just yesterday I put them up.  Went to see the Hobbit this weekend... review will be up tomorrow.  We just bought a new set of bookcases and pictures will be up next Sunday Post.  I can't wait to get all my books into them.

Have you ever gone to a thrift store to shop for books????   Really you should. I ended up with a great haul from my local store.  Well it is a newly opened store so I was able to get in there and look around before everyone went in a bought the books.  These are books that I never owned but have read them all:
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On the Blog:
-Bookish Gifts for the Holidays Bookish gifts are so fun... I love to find unique ones.  Be sure to check this out and see if there is anything on the list you have to have. 
-Walking Dead Season 2 Video Game Review Love these video games.  So fun and for everyone!
-Eldest by Christopher Paolini finished the second book in the series!  Only two more books to go. 


Around the Blogospere:
Bout of Books


-Bout of Books is coming! I am so excited I really have been wanting one to come for a while now. In case you have no idea what this is: The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 5th and runs through Sunday, January 11th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 12 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.

-I don't really do reading challenges but I really enjoyed the Graphic Novels Challenge. So I am going to join up again with the Graphic Novels Reading Challenge 2015. I totally surpassed my goal this year so I am going to go big again this year and go for the highest level.  Here are the levels:
 Modern Age: read and review 12 books during the year (that's only 1 book a month)

Bronze Age: read and review 24 books during the year (Can you handle 2 books a month.)

Silver Age: read and review 52 books during the year (Are you up to a book a week!)




Internet:

I am sure by now you all have seen the Insurgent trailer.  Looks like it is going to be a good movie.  I enjoyed Divergent.  Of course... once the last movie comes out we'll see what I think:




Books Books Books: 
I picked up a few comics at the library this week.. and of course my thrift store haul that you can see above.



How has your week been???
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22 comments:

  1. I feel like Christmas has come upon me so fast! It is weird to think that in just a few days it will be over. I feel like I haven't really had the chance to get in the Christmas mood - I've been so busy lately too!


    I used to get books at the thrift store but haven't been in awhile! They can have some interesting titles and at great prices! :) Your book haul is awesome - and they look like they are in great condition!

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  2. I have been in the Christmas mood. I have been watching Christmas movies and listening to Christmas music in the car. I will say though this year I barely got an Christmas cards. It's like each year I get less and less. No one sends them out anymore and I think it's sad. I get the generic facebook messages "Merry Christmas". :( The books I bought at the thrift shop were in wonderful condition! The store had just opened so I am sure I was able to get in there and find some good ones before the crowds started going in there and buying everything.

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  3. Can't wait to see a Hobbit review... I hope it was good. I've found some cool old comic and books at old stores, that's a nice find. It's a good feeling when you find some good stuff like that. :)


    I ought to check out the Graphic Novel challenge.


    I think Insurgent looks good, i liked the book but it didn't blow me away. I think I'll like the movie more.

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  4. I loved Divergent and haven't seen Insurgent's trailer yet, so thanks for sharing :) Happy holidays !

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  5. I'm excited about Insurgent and more Four :) And yes thrift places are a great place to buy books, I often find books that are practically brand new. The titles can be hit or miss but persistence pays! Happy Christmas Angie :)

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  6. Stephanie Takes-DesbiensDecember 21, 2014 at 7:44 AM

    The second time I have seen "Bout of Books" this morning. I can't possibly read more than I do now so a non-topical/genre-specific challenge is kind of a non-starter for me. I wish you enjoyment and success with it>

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  7. Happy Holidays, Angela. Wishing you a wonderful new year.


    Terri M., the Director
    Second Run Reviews

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  8. Lisa @ Captivated ReaderDecember 21, 2014 at 1:51 PM

    Nice to see you highlight Bout of Books 12.0, I'm participating in it and am excited about it.

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  9. Oh, sounds like you are in for an exciting adventure, with the Bout of Books....enjoy! And thanks for the reminder.

    Here are

    MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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  10. I have a used book store I go to in my town and find amazing books. Plus two thrift stops on my way home from work. I'm a regular at all of them. LOL You made out like a bandit! Have fun adding your lovelies to your new bookcases.

    Have a joyous holiday!

    My Sunday Post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/12/21/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-90-and-the-sunday-post/

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  11. I love to find great books for sale!! More to add to my library. I just was in book heaven... sad thing was I was the only one in the store shopping books. But oh well. Made it so I got some great picks. I went to another thrift store this weekend to find the rest of the Hunger Games series but they didn't have any of the books.

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  12. Thanks... hope you have a great holiday. Hoping to get a lot more blogging and reading done in the new year!

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  13. I loved finding the books at the thrift store. The books I am finding that I have been really wanting to buy are Stephen King books. I hold myself back from buying them (like $2 will break me). I just need to start buying them when I see them.

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  14. I really do try to make myself read the whole time.. more then I normally read. At least... I try. I am so glad it happens right after Christmas too.. right when I will be ready to relax and enjoy myself with some peace and quite.

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  15. Thanks Terri!! Hoping you have a great new year also.

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  16. I LOVE BOUT OF BOOKS! I applied to be an expert again this time but haven't heard anything yet.

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  17. I need to get up my Bout of Books post for the event!! I will probably type it up tomorrow.

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  18. I should start shopping at used book stores. I have been to a couple of "big" ones and to be honest the used books always felt over priced. Perhaps I should try one of the smaller book stores around here.

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  19. I really want to have The Hobbit too, but I somehow forgot about it. I only recalled it when I checked your post. Lol. Have a great week ♥

    WeeklyWrap@EverythingNyze

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  20. LOL!!! It can be hard to remember stuff I swear!

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  21. Welcome to the GN/Manga Challenge, Angela. Glad to have you with us again! And thank you for this year's button!! :-)

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