Sunday Post | 55th Edition

August 24, 2014 Sunday Post 48

Welcome to the 55th Edition of my Sunday Post! Sunday Post

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.

Last week was GREAT! It was like I’ve been holding my breath for last few weeks just waiting for this one fantastic week.

BruizerFirst, Monday night I got a text message that a little chihuahua needed a home and fast. I had actually posted about him before because about a month ago he needed a home. And I’d found one, but only after someone else had already claimed him. Well, they had kids and those kids did not know how to behave with a dog that’s been through so much. See Bruizer (that’s his name) was one of the dogs in the horrible fire at the end of June in Dallas with 70 dogs. If you hadn’t heard about it, here’s the news story. Bruizer was one of the dogs saved, but the home that took him had a Pitbull. Now I’m one of the first people to say Pitbull’s get a bad wrap – but in this case, the chihuahua and pitbull were not a match made in heaven. For his own safety, the owners needed to find Bruiser a new home and then he ended up with the family with the kids, who didn’t know how to treat him too well. That brings us around to Monday night. I recontacted the person I had found who said she’d take him before and she said, yes, she’d still take him. So Tuesday morning I went and picked Bruizer up and then drove an hour to meet her (she drove an hour too) and hand him over. I’ve had updates and Bruizer is doing really well in his new home and making friends with his new chihuahua sibling 🙂

While I was out an about transporting Bruizer I got a phone call from a blocked number. Now normally, I don’t like to answer those calls. But this time, I thought maybe it was from one of the people I was communicating with to get Bruizer. So I answered and it was a call for a job!!! Finally! I could have done a happy dance, except that I was driving, and thus unable to write down details. So I quickly memorized the info, pulled over and programmed it into my phone. So I have an interview (for a job I really really want) this upcoming Thursday 8/28 at 11am! Yay!

As if my week wasn’t going good enough, I got home later that day and checked my email, where I found out that I’m a Klover!! Yay!! I’m so excited, you have no idea 🙂 This is the first time I’ve gotten something cool like this, so I’m way excited 🙂 I can’t decide which badge I like better, though. Which one do you like best?

Klover 2

I really like the simple look of this one and the way it fits into my blog color scheme.

Klover 1

But I also really like the romantic pose in this one. Like the cover of a Historical Romance!

And then, on Wednesday, my brother calls me because he had a job interview and got a second interview and hired on the spot! This was his first job interview ever (so first job ever) and I’m really excited for him. He’s been looking for something all summer. We went out to celebrate and had a really yummy dinner.

Sorry to ramble, but I just had to share how great my week was! Cross your fingers for me that my job interview goes well, please. Hopefully I’ll have good news next week too 🙂

Last Week on the Blog

This Week on the Blog Look For:


Sunday Post | 55th Edition

COYER-SV Update | Final Twitter Party Today!


The Assassin and the Empire by Sarah J. Maas |Short Review

#COYER Read-a-thon | End of Summer!


Teaser Tuesdays


Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi |Audio Review


“The Way Out” S1:E3 | Outlander Thoughts


Memory Zero by Keri Arthur |Book Review

Write On ReviewAThon August 2014 Goals


Help! What should my pen name be? | Fun Questions

Book Blog Walkers Check-in 35

Blogosphere Fun

Rose & Julie @ Chapter Break ask “Trigger Warnings: Good Idea or Give away too much?

Another post about LitRate over at Phantasmic Reads:”The Power of $1 Pledges” Also don’t forget that the LitRate twitter party is today at 4:00 PM EST!

Novel Heartbeat asks “Are Facebook Pages Actually Useful?

A neat read-a-thon is being hosted starting September 1st called “Travel the World in Books

NoseGraze calls attention to something that really throws me at times- “Do you have a Subscribe via Email Option?” If you don’t, get one 🙂

Brianna @ The Book Vixen is hosting another Write On ReviewAThon August 30th and 31st.

New Additions to My Shelf

I swear, as of Saturday morning I only had picked up three books. Between the Night Huntress sale and reading blog posts, Saturday made up for an entire week of careful avoidance of the 1-click button!
*Clicking on Picture will take you to Goodreads*

Would-Be Witch - 1 Credit, Bookclub Book

1 Audible Credit for book club (already read)

Halfway to the Grave - 1.99

Only $1.99! Couldn’t Resist! (Read Previously)

One Foot in the Grave - 1.99

Only $1.99! Couldn’t Resist!(Read Previously)

At Graves End - 1.99

Only $1.99! Couldn’t Resist!

Destined for an Early Grave - 1.99

Only $1.99! Couldn’t Resist!

This Side of the Grave - $1.99

Only $1.99! Couldn’t Resist!

One Grave at a Time - $1.99

Only $1.99! Couldn’t Resist!

Up From the Grave - $1.99

Only $1.99! Couldn’t Resist!

The Final Arrangement- Amazon Freebie

Amazon Freebie!

Picture Perfect - Freebie

Amazon Freebie!

Howler's Night - $3.99

$3.99, AutoBuy! (Already Read & Reviewed)

Fight - Amazon Freebie

Amazon Freebie!

Alice in Zombieland - only 1.99

Grabbed both the eBook and audiobook for just $1.99!

How was your week?

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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!

48 Responses to “Sunday Post | 55th Edition”

    • Berls

      I hope I can get to it soon – my eyes tend to be bigger than my reading ability lol! I want to read ALL THE BOOKS 😉 I helped rescue Bruizer but I transported him to a different home, I didn’t get to keep him 🙁 he was such a sweetie, but I don’t have room. Still it was great to be part of helping him get to a good home. Fingers crossed – the job interview went well and now I’m just waiting to hear back.
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  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Those Night Huntress novels were very tempting! I saw that sale and I’ve actually read the first two, pretty entertaining/hot paranormal romance series.

    And great news about Bruizer 🙂
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  2. Heidi

    What a fantastic week for you. I really hope you get the job. Fingers crossed. That is great that went through all the trouble to find that sweet dog a home. I am starting to consider getting another dog, but when I went to the shelter I ended up crying. I miss my dog. It was so hard to say goodbye after 13 years. I guess when the right dog comes along I will know…. anyway, some great reads up there. I hope you have fun binge reading the Night Huntress series, I did but I still haven’t read the last two.
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    • Berls

      Thanks Heidi! The interview went really well and I”m just waiting to hear back (so keep those fingers crossed) 🙂 It felt great to get Bruizer in a good home and since I got the news about my job interview while rescuing him I feel like it was a sort of karmic reward (as if I needed more than rescuing the little guy!) I can imagine how hard it is to go to the shelter – after 13 years it’s impossible to just move on right away. I’ve only had my Buffy a little over two years and I don’t think I could deal. I do hope you find another dog in the future to fill your heart and give lots of love 🙂 I’ve read the first two books in the Night Huntress series and am looking forward to binge reading the rest now that I can!
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  3. Katherine

    Poor little Bruizer! I can see how a chihuahua and a pit bull wouldn’t be the best housemates because little dogs think they’re big and even the mildest mannered dog will eventually defend himself! Glad he is doing well in his new home! Poor little guy. Yay about the job interview!! I will keep my fingers crossed for you! Have a great week!
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    • Berls

      Exactly! Nothing against the pitbull – they just weren’t a good match. But Bruizer is doing so well now 🙂 Thanks – interview went well and I’m just waiting to hear back 🙂
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    • Berls

      I’m so happy to have found Bruizer a good home – he’s very happy 🙂 And thanks – the interview went well and I”m just waiting to here back. *fingers crossed*

      I’ve read the first two books in the Night Huntress series and knew I wanted to own them, so now I can just blast through the rest 🙂
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  4. Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories

    What a fantastic week you’ve had. So glad that puppy has a safe new home. Congrats on the Klover (I like the second badge too), I didn’t know what it was but that picture better conveys it.

    Thanks so much for sharing about our Travel the World in Books Readathon. We are so excited and can’t wait for the games, giveaways and chatting about our world’s great books.
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  5. Greg

    Congrats on the interview, and good luck with it! I think you’ll do great. Funny how these things take you by surprise sometimes, isn’t it? Never when you expect it. 🙂 Great Fun Questions post too!

    Travel the World in Books sounds like a fun readathon.
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    • Berls

      Thanks Greg! I know, just when I was thinking I’d never get an interview and then there’s the call! Since I got the call while rescuing little Bruizer I think it was good karma 🙂
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  6. Rita

    I could mention all the great titles you have there, but instead I will the time to congratulate you and your brother on your success!

    I have my fingers and toes crossed for you on Thursday–have a great interview! I fear for my son when he graduates law school in 3 years–his loans are astronomical because we don’t have the money to help him out– and hope he can find a job right away. It’s tough when people go through higher education and can’t get a job that they are over-qualified for!

    And kudos for helping the Chihuahua out! I didn’t know you are an animal advocate rescuer. My husband and I used to do this, but now we are getting more years on us and less money, so we stopped quite awhile ago, but still have an aging population of a few cats and dogs to care for. I’m proud that my young adult kids share our passion, and two of my kids have rescued a dog with a bad background, so it’s being paid forward…
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    • Berls

      Thanks Rita! The interview went well, so I’m just waiting to hear back. It’s scary trying to find a job these days. I wish I could say your son will have no trouble, since he will have a law degree, but unfortunately that’s just not the case anymore. But I sure will hope the best for him!

      I wish I could help rescue animals more often, but it does cost a decent amount of money between gas and sometimes supplies, not to mention the time. It’s great that your kids are doing it, clearly you taught them well 🙂
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  7. Lola

    I am glad you found a new home for Bruizer! It so sad to hear what that dog has been gone trhough, I hope he found a nice home now.
    And yay for the job interview! Good Luck! I hope you get the job. It’s nice to hear you had such a good week :).

    And congrats on being chosen as a Klover, I think I like the first badge a bit more because of the simple design and colours and indeed it fits your blog theme. But the other badge is nice too.
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    • Berls

      Me too, that poor little guy had it rough, but he’s doing great now 🙂 Thanks! the interview went well and now I’m just waiting to hear back. Fingers crossed! I went with the pink heart badge too – I think you’re right, it fits my blog design best and it’s simple.
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    • Berls

      I know what you mean, I have just my 1 dog and my BF says we can’t take more. I was going to take Bruizer if I couldn’t find him a home and let the BF deal lol, but thankfully I found him a good home 🙂
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    • Berls

      Thanks Melanie. Yes, it was a great feeling to know he was in a good home and that I’d been able to help get him there. Animals steal my heart, so I would have been heartbroken if he didn’t get a good home.
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  8. Michelle

    YAY!!!! I have been crossing my fingers, toes, eyes and anything else I can cross all week and will do it this week also, I am so happy for you! You will kill the interview they are going to LOVE you!!! 😉

    So glad you had such awesome things happen this week! You will have to explain to me what a Klover is but I like the solid heart one.
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    • Berls

      Thanks Michelle 🙂 Keep crossing, still need an offer lol! Oh Klover is an official reviewer for Kensington books. Auto approval on Netgalley (yikes)! I went with the solid one 🙂
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  9. Cait

    OH WOW WHAT AN AWESOME WEEK!! That is so awesome that you’re getting the interview! Eeep! And so sad Bruiser had a tough time getting the right home…but nice that you’ve got him now. I used to have a dog, a loooong time ago, and I keep gently prodding my parents that it’d be a good idea to adopt one that needed a home, but, heh, we don’t really have the yard for it. Still! I can live in hope. XD
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    • Berls

      Thanks Cait. I couldn’t keep Bruizer personally, but I did help get him into a good home, so I’m happy about that. I have one of my own and live in an apartment, so not really room for another. Without a yard, it’s tough!
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  10. Red Iza

    I’m glad Bruizer has finally found a happy lasting home 🙂 And yay for the job offer, I hope your brother’s success will be contagious ! Congrats on the Klover, too – you had quite a week 🙂 And you managed to grab the whole Jeaniene Frost series, I’ve only read the first two so far. Well, fingers crossed for the job, have a great week 😉

    • Berls

      I’m so happy for Bruizer – I keep checking up on him on FB and he seems to be doing great in his new home 🙂 I’ve had a couple good weeks now – just need one more to get the job and I’ll be happy!
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  11. Trish

    Well of course the only way to celebrate all the good news was to buy a bagful of books! 😀 😀 Fingers crossed that the interview goes great 🙂 For the logo I prefer the love heart but they are both great, and yay for all the books they’ll send your way!
    Hope this week is just as good 🙂 It’s so good to read such a positive post.

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