Weekend Wrap Up #66

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @The Caffeinated Book Reviewer It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. Here is what I have been up to this last week.

I didn’t get much read this week.  Too much Christmas shopping, Christmas card writing, and of course work gets in the way.

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WHAT I WATCHED

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I loved the book Dumplin‘ and have been eagerly waiting for this movie to come out on NetFlix.  It was really good and I plan to have my daughter watch it since she is not much of a reader.  Both the book and the movie do an excellent job of talking about positive body image and accepting not only others for who they are but also accepting yourself.

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CURRENTLY READING

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Enjoying this murder mystery.

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Still trying to listen to this but I have been listening to Christmas music in the car instead.

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WHAT I READ THIS WEEK

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I had such high hopes for this book!  I like both authors so I figured  double the goodness right? Nope.  The story had no plot, rambled on, and was plain boring.  The characters especially Arthur, were annoying. He was constantly picking a fight with Ben.  I don’t even know why Ben put up with him for 5oo pages.   The absolutely worst part of this book were the references to Harry Potter and Hamilton on EVERY. SINGLE. PAGE.  Every metaphor or synonym was compared to Harry Potter. It was so distracting.  This book had such potential but unfortunately, fell short.

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Stacking the Shelves is put on by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews. Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves. Here are the books I have added to my TBR list this week.

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This was featured on my Can’t Wait Wednesday post and was excited to receive an advance copy from NetGalley.

The Prince and the Pauper gets a modern makeover in this adorable, witty, and heartwarming young adult novel set in the Geekerella universe by national bestselling author Ashley Poston.

Imogen Lovelace is an ordinary fangirl on an impossible mission: save her favorite character, Princess Amara, from being killed off from her favorite franchise, Starfield. The problem is, Jessica Stone—the actress who plays Princess Amara—wants nothing more than to leave the intense scrutiny of the fandom behind. If this year’s ExcelsiCon isn’t her last, she’ll consider her career derailed.

When a case of mistaken identity throws look-a-likes Imogen and Jess together, they quickly become enemies. But when the script for the Starfield sequel leaks, and all signs point to Jess, she and Imogen must trade places to find the person responsible. That’s easier said than done when the girls step into each other’s shoes and discover new romantic possibilities, as well as the other side of intense fandom. As these “princesses” race to find the script-leaker, they must rescue themselves from their own expectations, and redefine what it means to live happily ever after

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I received this from First To Read.

In 1962, in the Soviet Union, eight-year-old Katya is bequeathed what will become the love of her life: a Blüthner piano, built at the turn of the century in Germany, on which she discovers everything that she herself can do with music and what music, in turn, does for her. Yet after marrying, she emigrates with her young family from Russia to America, at her husband’s frantic insistence, and her piano is lost in the shuffle.

In 2012, in Bakersfield, California, twenty-six-year-old Clara Lundy loses another boyfriend and again has to find a new apartment, which is complicated by the gift her father had given her for her twelfth birthday, shortly before he and her mother died in a fire that burned their house down: a Blüthner upright she has never learned to play. Ophaned, she was raised by her aunt and uncle, who in his car-repair shop trained her to become a first-rate mechanic, much to the surprise of her subsequent customers. But this work, her true mainstay in a scattered life, is put on hold when her hand gets broken while the piano’s being moved–and in sudden frustration she chooses to sell it. And what becomes crucial is who the most interested party turns out to be.

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The Book Blogger Hop is put on by The Coffee Addicted Writer . There is a weekly prompt featuring a book related question.

THIS WEEK’S QUESTION IS SUBMITTED BY  Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews.

This weeks prompt is…

 Do you tend to visit the same blogs every week but also try to look for new blogs?

My answer…

Yes and Yes.  I have about five blogs I visit every week.  I also visit the blogs of anyone who comments on my blog.

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Can’t Wait Wednesday

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Can’t Wait Wednesday, is hosted by Wishful Endings  to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. 

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Book Blurb

The Prince and the Pauper gets a modern makeover in this adorable, witty, and heartwarming young adult novel set in the Geekerella universe by national bestselling author Ashley Poston.

Imogen Lovelace is an ordinary fangirl on an impossible mission: save her favorite character, Princess Amara, from being killed off from her favorite franchise, Starfield. The problem is, Jessica Stone—the actress who plays Princess Amara—wants nothing more than to leave the intense scrutiny of the fandom behind. If this year’s ExcelsiCon isn’t her last, she’ll consider her career derailed.

When a case of mistaken identity throws look-a-likes Imogen and Jess together, they quickly become enemies. But when the script for the Starfield sequel leaks, and all signs point to Jess, she and Imogen must trade places to find the person responsible. That’s easier said than done when the girls step into each other’s shoes and discover new romantic possibilities, as well as the other side of intense fandom. As these “princesses” race to find the script-leaker, they must rescue themselves from their own expectations, and redefine what it means to live happily ever after

This publishes in April of 2019.  I really enjoyed her previous book Geekerella and I am excited to get back into that world.

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Tell Me (Top Ten) Tuesday

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Tell Me Tuesday is a weekly blog feature put on by La La in the Library.  It is where we discuss what we have been, currently are, and will be reading.  What are you reading? Tell me.

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WHAT I READ LAST

To read my thoughts on these books, click here!

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Another wonderful book by Kate DiCamillo.

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CURRENTLY READING

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WHAT I AM READING NEXT

I am a bit behind on some of my NetGalley books, so I will choose from one of these.

 

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN TUESDAY TOPIC IS…

Cozy/Winter Reads

I don’t have 10 cozy, winter reads but I do have 3 that I do like to read every year during the winter months.

And here are a few movies I like to watch too.

It’s Monday! What are YOU Reading?

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IT’S MONDAY! WHAT ARE YOU READING? IS A PLACE TO MEET UP AND SHARE WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN, ARE, AND ABOUT TO BE READING OVER THE WEEK. IT IS HOSTED BY KATHRYN AT THE BOOK DATE.

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WHAT I READ LAST

To read my thoughts on these books, click here!

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Another wonderful book by Kate DiCamillo.

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CURRENTLY READING

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WHAT I AM READING NEXT

I am a bit behind on some of my NetGalley books, so I will choose from one of these.