Sunday Post | 37th Edition

April 6, 2014 Sunday Post 26

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Basically it’s a chance to talk about the books you bought, borrowed, blogged about, and read for the week and what’s coming in the week ahead – and then share them with a much wider blogging community. Check out the details here.

COYER is officially over, so we’ll be announcing the winners later this morning. Thanks to everyone who participated, it was a blast and we look forward to doing it again soon!

At home this upcoming week is always a week of mixed emotions for me because somehow the happiest and saddest moments fall on the same day – April 6th (today). It’s the anniversary of the death of someone I loved very much and for years it was only painful. And then, 9 years ago, I met my boyfriend and his son’s birthday just so happens to be April 6th. It brings an unexpected joy to a sad day, because I love him as much as I loved her. My step-son, Franky, turns 14 today and I couldn’t be prouder of the young man he is going up to be. Even if he is SUCH A TEENAGER! LOL!

Anyway – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen got me through the days after her death. It was her favorite book and she was a total Jane (I’m a Lizzy, or so I like to think!). Since then, every year I read Pride and Prejudice the same days: April 7th – April 12th. It makes me feel closer to her, remembering how she would laugh at Mr. Bennet, swoon over Mr. Bingley, and wish that Mr. Whickham wouldn’t have turned out so bad (I told you she was a total Jane!). It’s amazing how I can see her lying on the bed and reading favorite passages to me and when I read it, I feel like she’s reading it to me like she used to. She’s a big part of my love of reading and I owe her for that and so much more.

I probably won’t be around a whole lot this week. I have all my posts scheduled already, but you probably won’t hear from me on Twitter or replies to comments all week. I promise – I’ll be back after the 12th – I’ll finish the book, watch the movie (A&E version) and be smiling at my annual reunion by time it’s all done. To top it off, this year, I’ve added a 5k to finish off my week and I’m excited to run it in her memory.

I hope y’all have a great week!

Last Week on the Blog

This Week on the Blog Look For:

Sunday 

Sunday Post | 37th Edition
End of COYER March 2014

Monday

Carrots by Colleen Helme | Audio Review

Tuesday 

Top Off Tuesday | Bared by Stacey Kennedy

Wednesday 

The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper | Audio Review

Thursday

Life of a Blogger | Food

Friday 

First Impression by Pauline Creeden | Book Tour & Review
Book Blog Walkers Check-in 14

Saturday

Do you like Triberr? | Fun Questions

Blogosphere Fun

Nose Graze responds to the question, “Do You Need to Follow Bloggers that Follow You?

Michelle @ Because Reading tells us about her son, Ryan, and some books that have helped her on World Autism Awareness Day

Romance Books ‘4’ Us Talks about the Origin of April Fool’s Day

Pamela @ Reading is Fun Again’s Thoughtful Thursday this week asks Do you need to like the protagonist?

Vilia @ Backchatting Books is celebrating her 1 year blogoversary! Go Congratulate her 🙂

New Additions to My Shelf

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Berls has been a book lover her whole life. She reads pretty much every genre and is currently working hard at making her childhood dream of becoming an author come true. She loves sharing her thoughts about books, blogging, and just random fun stuff. She's a challenge and read-a-thon junkie, so it's no wonder that she loves co-hosting the COYER reading challenge. Leave a comment, Berls is always happy to chat!

26 Responses to “Sunday Post | 37th Edition”

    • Berls
      Twitter:

      I’m playing catch up on comments, but I still wanted you to know I appreciated your comment. So please forgive my tardy reply!

      Thanks RedIza 🙂 Oh the BBC tvmovies are the best! Especially Pride and Prejudice Jennifer Ehl and Colin Firth. *sigh*
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  1. A Voracious Reader

    I love how you read your (meaning the both of you) favorite book each year in honor of her. I bet she’s looking over your shoulder and maybe saying…turn the page already! 🙂 Happy Birthday to Frankie! Ah, teens…aren’t they just awesome? lol
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    • Berls
      Twitter:

      I’m playing catch up on comments, but I still wanted you to know I appreciated your comment. So please forgive my tardy reply!

      Thanks Carol – that’s such a nice image! I like to think you’re right, I definitely *feel* her presence in my life all the time and especially then. LOL Yes, teens are an adventure, that’s for sure!
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    • Berls
      Twitter:

      I’m playing catch up on comments, but I still wanted you to know I appreciated your comment. So please forgive my tardy reply!

      LOL don’t you know it! He has a girlfriend and everything :/ It’s taking some getting used to!
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  2. Michelle
    Twitter:

    So sorry about your friend, You have some great traditionsd in honor of her!!! 🙁 I have the 23rd that I am not looking forward too. My BFF passed 10 years ago on that day. I can’t believe it’s been 10 years, I miss her everyday it’s really hard.

    Good luck on the run (((HUGS))))
    If you are feeling like you need to chat at all, don’t hestate to call, I am always here to listen 🙂

    <3 oxox
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    • Berls
      Twitter:

      I’m playing catch up on comments, but I still wanted you to know I appreciated your comment. So please forgive my tardy reply!

      So I’m realizing that this massive comment back log all goes back to this moment – I really fell into such a slump and I guess I’ve been slowly pulling out! I mean I had some overdue comments, but nothing like this!
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  3. Milka

    I’m reading Cinder now and I love it so far (I’m about halfway through). I hope you enjoy it too, and all of these other books 🙂
    Have a good Sunday!
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    • Berls
      Twitter:

      I’m playing catch up on comments, but I still wanted you to know I appreciated your comment. So please forgive my tardy reply!

      I loved Cinder – and the rest of the Lunar Chronicles – Milka. I’m anxiously awaiting Winter now! Hope you’ve enjoyed it too 🙂
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  4. Sofia

    I can’t believe I still haven’t read Cinder! I think I’m going to read it next because I do have it on my Kindle, I just haven’t gotten around it yet. Happy reading and have a great Sunday!
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    • Berls
      Twitter:

      I’m playing catch up on comments, but I still wanted you to know I appreciated your comment. So please forgive my tardy reply!

      Hope you’ve managed to get to Cinder now Sofia! It’s such a great series – I’m actually anxiously awaiting Winter now 🙂
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    • Berls
      Twitter:

      I’m playing catch up on comments, but I still wanted you to know I appreciated your comment. So please forgive my tardy reply!

      Thanks Peggy – it really helps me to focus on the good times and less on the missing her 🙂
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      • Berls
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        I’m playing catch up on comments, but I still wanted you to know I appreciated your comment. So please forgive my tardy reply!

        Thanks! I ended up loving The Lunar Chronicles and I’m now I’m just waiting for Winter to come out!
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    • Berls
      Twitter:

      I’m playing catch up on comments, but I still wanted you to know I appreciated your comment. So please forgive my tardy reply!

      Since then I’ve managed to listen to the entire series and I’m just waiting for Winter to come out. I hope you get to it, it’s a favorite for sure 🙂
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    • Berls
      Twitter:

      I’m playing catch up on comments, but I still wanted you to know I appreciated your comment. So please forgive my tardy reply!

      Thanks Michelle 🙂 I definitely recommend pride and prejudice (of course), though I know it’s not for everyone.
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  5. Tanja

    It’s so amazing that you’re reading P&P every year. I need to start doing that as I have ordered the huge complete works book 🙂 I should read Emma and others first though. You’ve got some amazing books as well and great post 🙂
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    • Berls
      Twitter:

      I’m playing catch up on comments, but I still wanted you to know I appreciated your comment. So please forgive my tardy reply!

      I really love all of Jane Austen’s work, though I haven’t read all of them yet. Emma is one that I would like to read and just haven’t gotten around to. Maybe this year 🙂
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