Dec 02 2017

Sunday Post #20

Posted by Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession in Sunday Post / 44 Comments


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Itโ€™s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog. This is your news post, so personalize it! Include as much as you want or as little. Be creative, it can be a vlog or just a showcase of your goodies. Link up once a week or once a month, you decide. Book haul can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books..share them!



It’s December already!!! Christmas is right around the corner now too. Christmas shopping is about half done, trying to buy for two teenagers is hard and expensive. Who knew? I miss the days when they were little and toys were cheaper, now they want new cell phones, and tablets and thing like that. My husband bought my daughter and I a Nintendo Switch, and couldn’t wait until Christmas, so my daughter and I have’t got much of anything done in the last two days, because we’ve been playing Mario Cart Racing. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I had to go and get Sonic and Zelda too. lol…

The weather here has been pretty nice, and we do have a little bit of snow in the forecast this week. I love it! Not much of anything else went on, beside homeschool studies. There is only a couple of weeks till my son is out for Christmas break. My daughter had some pretty hard math this week, so she spent most of the time throwing pen lids at my computer monitor. Ugh.. We did figure it all out and she passed her test with flying colors, so she is happy to move on to the next chapter and so am I. I haven’t done 8th grade math, well since 8th grade. (which was soooo long ago) So I am basically re-learning with her and they learn everything so different than I did growing up. I show her the simple way which she understands, but we have to make sure she knows the long way around for state testing. It’s been a great experience homeschooling so far, and we both have enjoyed it.

Blog wise was a good one and I had a couple of reviews and a cover reveal too. I’m still behind on writing reviews, but during the Christmas holidays hopefully I will be able to get ahead instead of spending a whole day writing the upcoming weeks review posts. But hey, I did get some great reading done, and got some amazing book mail from Deb over at The Reading Frenzy. So, that’s it for me. How was your week? ๐Ÿ™‚




Here’s what happened this week:

Monday: Reviews for Wild Hearts Series (Wild Hearts #0.5 & #1) by Vivian Wood
Tuesday: Review for Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins
Wednesday: Canโ€™t Wait Wednesday #19 The Summer List by Amy Mason Doan
Thursday: Mini Reviews Fault Lines by Rebecca Shea & The Witcher Chime by Amity Green
Friday: Cover Reveal for The Devil Inside by Jane Hinchey (Hellโ€™s Gate, #2)!


Upcoming for Next Week:
Reviews for The English Wife by Lauren Willig
Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway for Murder on the Lake of Fire (Mourning Dove Mysteries, #1) by Mikel J. Wilson
Can’t Wait Wednesday
Blitz: Excerpt and Giveaway for The Storm by Amanda McKinney
Review for Show Me by Abigail Strom













Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney
From Flatiron Books

The Taste of Temptation (The Matchmaker of Edinburgh #2) by Julia Kelly
From Pocket Star/Simon & Schuster

The Bone Curse (Benjamin Oris, #1) by Carrie Rubin
From Science Thrillers Media

Best Friends Forever by Margot Hunt
From MIRA/HarperCollins



The Neighbors by Hannah Mary McKinnon
From MIRA/HarperCollins

Rise (Spelldrift: Coven Of Fire #1) by Sierra Cross
From Enigmatic Books/Xpresso Book Tours








It has nothing to do with books. But it is pretty awesome! And I have to go and find it, because my daughter takes off with it. lol








From Deb at The Reading Frenzy & St. Martin’s Press

Hope at Christmas by Nancy Naigle
A Season of You (Cloud Bay #2) by Emma Douglas
The Christmas Cowboy Hero (Heart of Texas #1) by Donna Grant
Christmas at Two Love Lane (Two Love Lane #1) by Kieran Kramer






Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession

44 Responses to “Sunday Post #20”

  1. Renee (Addicted To Romance)

    It looks like you had a great week here. I think its neat you homeschool, I am not sure I am patient enough to do that hehe But I bet its a great opportunity to bond with your daughter. And yay for a new gaming console. I do love Zelda and Mario.

    • Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession

      It’s rough sometimes, especially when she gets frustrated at somethings she doesn’t understand. We just take a little break and go back to it, it seems to help. My daughter sneaks off with the Switch, and I just laugh. She wasn’t sure at first if she would like. She’s an Xbox One girl. lol…

  2. Wattle

    I’m so impressed that you homeschool, it’s great that there’s a structure in place that allows you to do so. Way back when, I found school very set in what and how you could learn, it was a frustrating place to be sometimes.

    I hope you enjoy your new reads (and games!) have a great week ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Jen Ryland

    Wow – impressive on the math. I couldn’t help my kids once they got to algebra and geometry because I’d forgotten everything. Making it to eighth grade math is actually really impressive. Hope you love all your new books – have a great rest of the weekend!

  4. Laura Thomas

    I remember helping my son do his math. It’s so much more advanced than when I was in junior high. I had to call the teacher and she started sending home stuff for me to learn just so I could help him. LOL G;ad your daughter got it all worked out. Sounds like we enjoy the same games! Have fun:)

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  5. sjhigbee

    Oh my goodness! You’re right – modern methods of maths teaching have changed dramatically. Well done both of you for having successfully negotiated the test! I hope this coming week is a lot easier:)

  6. A Voracious Reader

    Yay for being nearly done Christmas shopping! I’m also nearly done. And then, if I stay true to form, I will end up wrapping everything a day or two before Christmas. lol And teens! I have one who has a mile long list, one who has about 7 items and one who hasn’t made a list at all. My 32yo is easy to buy for – he gets a Chipotle gift card. lol

  7. Michelle @Because Reading

    I am almost done Xmas Shopping, I just have the little stuff to get. We also are getting the switch. I will get MY games once he gets it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I hate math! lol

    I hope you have a great week, Jenea! Happy Reading!

    • Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession

      The Switch is a lot of fun! Can’t wait for Zelda to get here so I can play it. And math is just awful. My daughter asks me, “am I really going to use this when I’m an adult?” I have to laugh, because I’ve never had to use anything we’ve done, ever. Lol.

  8. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Math was never my subject, so my kids had to find help elsewhere! But for English and the social sciences, I’m there!

    Good luck with Christmas…I remember how teens are so much more expensive. More so now, which I’ve discovered with my grandchildren.

    Enjoy your week, and I am eyeing The Neighbors. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    • Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession

      I did ok with math in school, just never though I’d be teaching it to my child. My kids haven’t really asked for anything which makes it even harder to get anything for them.

      The Neighbors sounds really good. *fingers crossed*

  9. Rachel

    Teenagers are expensive! I’m glad to hear the 8th grade math got all sorted, it’s been so long for me too, I’m sure I’d be lost, lol!

    I loved Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins. Hope it was a hit for you, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Sam@WLABB

    My undergraduate degree was in engineering, I consider myself good at math, but that new math is more complicated then it needs to be. My kid is a math genius (no really, it’s amazing to watch), so she never needed my help, but I remember thinking the methods they were teaching were ridiculous. Fun mom opens the Nintendo gift before Christmas. Nice. Hope you both had loads of fun.

    • Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession

      My oldest daughter was great at math. But my two younger ones have both struggled a little more with it. The way they learn so differently than we were taught.

      We are having so much fun with the Switch. Can’t wait for Zelda to get here!

  11. Greg

    I’ve been kinda thinking of getting a Nintendo Switch, I’ve wondered about them a bit. And the new Zelda game DOES look fun. Glad the homeschooling went well too, I can relate on 8th grade math. I didn’t particularly like it the first time around and not sure I do now lol. And like Sam and others said, I’m not sure about these new methods… ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Samantha

    Oh the Nintendo Switch sounds cool! I haven’t had a Nintendo since the Wii. I’m glad homeschooling is going well. Math is hard. I teach special education at the high school level and when they get into Geometry and Algebra II it gets VERY difficult for me to help them! And forget about the new methods. My method is “Lets google for instructions on how to make the calculator do it for you!”.

  13. Lauren

    Sounds like you had a great week! I need to get moving on my christmas shopping, but I’m so bad at picking out presents for people. I’m just always worried they’re going to hate them so I usually settle on gift cards lol Glad you and your daughter were able to figure out her math (and congrats to her on passing her test!!). I feel like it’s always hard to help someone with current math stuff. Even with me being in my early twenties, things are taught so differently for my younger siblings than the were for me. Anyhow, I love the cover of Best Friends Forever. The broken wine glass really draws my attention. Have a great week, Jenea!

    • Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession

      I do most of our shopping online, the ups and mail lady know is by name too. Math is getting a little better. Better next year’s math will be even harder so I’m trying to make sure she understand it all so we are prepared.

      Best Friends Forever does sound like it going to be really good! *fingers crossed*

  14. Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog

    Yay for a Switch. They look fun. I am not looking forward to when my kids get older and have to do math. The new ways sound nuts. Enjoy your new boos and have a great week!

  15. Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books

    Teenagers are expensive! I just give my oldest daughter money. I am not going to be buying much to wrap for my 17 year old though. She just got a new class ring and will be going on two trips so I think she has already been well gifted ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yay for the book win! I absolutely loved The Christmas Cowboy Hero. I hope you enjoy your new books and continue enjoying your new Nintendo!

  16. Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks

    My boyfriend really wants the Nintendo Switch xD I live Mario Kart too, but I get so angry at failing ๐Ÿ˜€ have you tried Mario Oddysey? It’s an awesome game ๐Ÿ™‚ I haven’t played, but I watched it on Youtube (countless hours of it…)
    We also have snow!
    I’m horribly behind on the blog and commenting cause I am so busy lately though xD
    Anyway, have a great week ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Literary Feline

    I feel like shopping for my six year old is proving to be expensive, but I know it will be much worse the older she gets. It must be a relief to have most of your Christmas shopping done. My mom and I are going in on getting my husband a Nintendo Switch for Christmas. I got him the Zelda game to go with it, and am hoping someone else took my hint to get him one of the Mario games.

    I am behind in review writing too. Hopefully I can get caught up soon. Your new books all look so good! And congratulations on your bookish win! That’s awesome!

    I hope you have a great December!

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