The Sunday Post #4 & More!

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Update

Olivia Update 🐾

Olivia enjoying her Sunday.

Olivia had a wonderful week! We recently purchased some tuna Smooth & Savory squeezies, which are her absolute favourite treats.

The image above provides evidence of a very rare spontaneous hammock spotting – Olivia has started to spend time on her hammock! I couldn’t believe my eyes but I really did spot her enjoying her hammock two days ago when I came home from work. I was shocked and I very quickly rushed to take a photo, which is not of very good quality. But, I’m so happy I now have some photographic evidence that she, indeed, is enjoying her hammock. Encouraging!

Life Update

This week was a lot of fun. I spent time with family and even had some delicious sushi and salad. My partner’s family lives close to the Farmer’s Market and so all of the veggies are super fresh and very delicious. The sushi rolls were from a local sushi factory and I have to say – the avocado rolls were some of the best I’ve had in a long time!

This weekend I was able to watch my partner play his tennis tournament and sneak in a bit of reading at the same time. The matches were quite long and challenging, and the weather was very hot, but it was just wonderful to watch him have some great tennis this season. He loves the sport and I know it’s a highlight of his to play every summer in the beautiful weather.

Reading Update

Here is where we will insert our stacking the shelves and reading updates!

Recently Finished

Yesterday I finished reading A History of Women in the World by Marilyn French via my Libby app. It was a fascinating read about women and their roles in society throughout history as well as various religions and female roles within them. I thought it was just a marvellous book and I learned so much from it that it was difficult to put down – to be honest, this book wasn’t even on my radar until I saw an interview by Margaret Atwood in which she referenced it. I wanted to read it because I thought, well if Margaret Atwood is referencing this novel then I want a bit of an inside look into reference material she may have drawn inspiration from – and I was pleasantly surprised to see that she had actually provided Forwards for each of the various volumes.

The book can be a bit dense at times, and I think there is still a lot of various issues to cover, so I’m looking forward to reading further volumes. I also want to read more recently published material and see a more expansive and extensive approach that reflects feminism today and how the definition is constantly evolving.

Currently Reading

I am still reading Always Never by Jordi Lafebre via my Hoopla app. Still feeling a bit lukewarm about this read, but I’m hoping to finish it today since I have some time to read this afternoon and evening. It’s a love story of 40 years told in reverse, and I think the art style is just not my favourite – not sure, but I’m hoping it will grow on me and I will just love the book. It does have high ratings, so I hope that is the trajectory moving forward.

Next Reads

I am a Cat by Sōseki Natsume. This is a three volume translated collection of work written from the perspective of a cat – a dialogue on human nature. I’ve heard a lot about Sōseki’s writing and can’t to dig in! Olivia, especially.

A Lot Like Adiós by Alexis Daria. We have mentioned this book before – it is a second chance romance and we think it will be just perfect to read this week.

Lore by Alexandra Bracken. Finally, we can’t wait to finish Lore by Alexandria Bracken! Greek mythology is something we’re especially looking forward to after reading Marilyn French’s book, mentioned earlier, in which she discusses women’s roles in ancient greece as well as after the common era.
Note: all three books were independently purchased via Indigo, Chapters.

New Arrivals

Unfortunately, we have not added anything to our physical or library shelves this week as we’re still chugging along, finishing up our July TBR books. However, I’ll add a few books here we’ve added to our Goodreads and Storygraph TBR shelves recently!

Last Week’s Posts

This Week on the Blog

  • Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday: Books From My Past Seasonal TBR Posts I STILL Haven’t Read
  • Friday: Let’s Talk Bookish – Topic TBD
  • Friday: Reading Sprints Invitation for Saturday Sprints
  • Saturday/Sunday: Stacking the Shelves, The Sunday Post, The Sunday Salon

Bookstagram

We have been having some fun making reels lately! Here are our latest bookstagram posts:

Booktube

Latest Booktube Videos

Alas! We still have not made all of our mid year booktube videos, but these are to come. Potentials include the mid-year freakout tag, mid-year bookish wrap up OR favourites, and a mid-year reading journal flip through.

QOTD: What are you looking forward to reading this week?
Let us know!

51 thoughts on “The Sunday Post #4 & More!

  1. All of your new arrivals look like such good reads. Enjoy! And I love the kitty hammock. It’s given me an idea for a Christmas gift for my Theo and Josie. I think they’d both enjoy it. (I might have to get two, even). Olivia is gorgeous as always 😻
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  2. I bought a cat bed that my cats refused to even look at twice so I totally understand being excited that Olivia is using her hammock! Those fresh veggies look delightful and perfect for the hot summer weather we all seem to be suffering through.

    I loved The No-Show, but a lot had mixed feelings on it. Hope you love it, too. 🙂
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  3. It’s so hot we are mostly staying inside here. July and August are like that but the rest of the year is great. August is coming up fast and there are a huge number of favorite authors who have books releasing August 23. I love the Farmer’s Market, you are fortunate it is so close. I need to get there soon.
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  4. Aww, Olivia is such a cutie pie.❤
    I am a cat sounds interesting. I am looking forward to reading your opinions. Like you, I too am a cat lover and… um, butler to 4 felines. 🐈🐈🐈🐈

  5. Olivia looks so adorable on her tiny cat hammock!! And the sushi rolls you got to enjoy this week look delicious. For books, it’s a shame that the art style of Always Never isn’t clicking with you, but it looks like you have some great books on tap for the rest of July—and it’s very exciting that The Daughter of Doctor Moreau arrived! (I’ve definitely waited for some books for months and then been thrilled they finally showed up.) Thanks so much for the wonderful post, Sara!
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  6. Seeing that gorgeous fresh salad has me craving salad for dinner tonight. How awesome to have access to a good farmer’s market. I hope Always Never improved for you. It’s disappointing to have those lukewarm feelings for a book. I keep looking at The No-Show but Haven’t picked it up yet. I hope your week is off to a great start!
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  7. Hi Sara! Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday. I’m so glad Olivia’s doing well. She does indeed look very comfortable on her hammock. That’s definitely a win. I’m waiting for my Izzy to enjoy her sleeping nook in my shelves. The sushi looks delicious. I love sushi, but I can’t eat it very often because my husband is deathly allergic to shellfish and iodine. If I eat shellfish or iodine, he’ll still react. 😳 Anyway, I hope you and Olivia have a fantastic week!
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  8. Try putting a shopping bag on the hammock – if Olivia is anything like my cats she will instantly want to lay there! She does look incredibly regal on her hammock, fingers crossed she uses it more and more.

    That’s an impressive collection of books you have to read/on your TBR, I hope you enjoy them all.
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    1. Thank you, Louise! She loves it now that we put her Yeoww banana on the hammock! I’ll relay the message to Olivia, thank you so much. Have a wonderful week!

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