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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, recap events from the past week, showcase books and things we’ve received and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead on our blog.

There’s been an…incident, so for a brief, moment, Barbara has been replaced by this delicious piece of cake:

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It’s what she would have wanted.

I’m sure  most of you are aware by now that Hostess, beloved creator of such delicacies as the Twinkie and Ding Dong, has decided to cease production immediately. It has indeed been a dark week for moist cake and “creme” lovers everywhere.

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Other companies have expressed interest in the Hostess recipes and brands though, raising hopes that we will again have our Zingers, Honey Buns and Sno-Balls. Yesterday, Mexican bread-baking firm Grupo Bimbo was believed to be at the head of the pack meaning someday, we may be able to buy Bimbo Ho Hos!

I’ve finished consoling myself with some hot chocolate, so I suppose I have the strength to go on with the post now. */drama. Seriously, did you hear they’re probably going to cancel Cops now too? It’s not like I watch it, but it’s the principle of the thing. I grew up with it!

I should do book things, huh? Last week, as predicted by me, was disorganized on my part. Health issues kept me from being as productive as I wanted and just keep setting me back, but sooner or later I will wrestle my TBR pile into submission. The only non-review book I read was Leave Me Breathless by Cherrie Lynn. Oh. My. Can you still see me steaming? Look towards the middle of the US? That’s me. It was HOT. If you like smoking contemporaries, you have to have this.

In other generally bloggish things:

I reviewed Renegade by J.A. Souders and it wasn’t for me. There was a lot of running around which isn’t my favorite thing, even though I really loved the whole concept of the book. I finally got my hands back on a New Adult title with Make it Last by Bethany Lopez that I saw making the tour rounds and had to have. It was a really familiar story that didn’t wow me but I thought the author had a lot she could work with in the future as her skills tightened up. On Saturday, I reviewed The Tangled Bridge by Rhodi Hawk, which I thought was too much story for one book. She’s a brilliant writer, there was just so much there that I had brain overload for 500+ pages and I think I shut down somewhere in there because of all the extra storylines. I hope she gets it worked out, the series has potential. Does this week sound like it had a theme? There was a lot of potential in what I was reading, none of it was quite there yet. It was frustrating.

Cait reviewed The Promise by Kate Worth and she had the most perplexing problem – she had little issues all over but she ended up caring about the characters. There was a pesky editing problem, but she thinks Worth might be an author to watch for (as does Kimba, whose review of the book she read and loved!).

In approximate book haul news:

In my never-ending quest not to keep track of what I buy, I’m not sure if this is the whole or exact list of what made its way into my house or onto my Kindle since I last shared with you. What I don’t know won’t bother me, right?

For review:

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Dance of Shadows by Yelena Black
The Water Witch by Juliet Dark
The Stone Demon by Karen Mahoney
Dante’s Girl by Courtney Cole
Mia’s Heart by Courtney Cole

Purchased:

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Lord’s Fall by Thea Harrison
Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen
Leave Me Breathless by Cherrie Lynn
Fall from Grace by Christine Zolendz
Saving Grace by Christine Zolendz

Won:

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Audrey’s Guide to Witchcraft by Jodi Gehrman won from Kimba at The Caffeinated Reader

Coming up this week:

Um. Uh..

Well, there’s this post. Cait’s going to review Provoked by Rebecca Zanetti and I have the next sizzzzling installment of those Six Pack Ranch boys from Vivian Arend,Rocky Mountain Angel. I have a couple of New Adult books I’ve been anxious to get to and unless body parts start falling off (always a possibility), I’m getting to The Iron Prince! By the weekend, it’s giveaway bumper cars: the Gratitude giveaway ends on the 20th, my Secret McQueen giveaway starts on the 21st and the Black Friday Shopping Giveaway starts on the 23rd. In between…reviews! Turkey! Cranber – eh, nobody eats that. Pie!

I hope everyone has a wonderful and above all, especially if you’re traveling or deep frying a turkey, SAFE holiday. And if you don’t celebrate US’s turkey day, then just enjoy the day and eat like a maniac in solidarity with us. Don’t worry, the calories don’t count if you’re doing it for someone else, I checked.

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