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Weekly Recap: (Week 9) Rise of Russia

by | Feb 27, 2022 | Sunday Post | 7 comments

Happenings of Week 9 of 2022

This week I thought would be a strong reading week and it was nice having a long weekend with the holiday weekend. But then about mid-way through the week it turned around into something worse but not surprising. I predicted this would happen a year ago and I hate that I was right, while it’s devastating, I can also understand why Putin is doing this. Russia has been pretty insignificant in the past two decades, and so while Putin is an evil human, I also understand some of the motivation of it. I wouldn’t be surprised if China does the same towards Taiwan. I feel for the Ukrainian people who worked so hard to rebuild their country and now they are fighting with their lives to keep their freedom and independence. What really inspired me is their leader who is fighting with their people, and that is the type of leader I wished we had currently. The way these people are banding together, letting go of prejudices or social issues to focus on a higher purpose really humbles me and we could all learn from them and their strength and courage and that we need more men like that in our society willing to stand up and be true leaders and embrace their healthy masculinity. But I am not going to lie I fear that we are going to WWIII, and while its scary, I am also trying to endeavor to still live my life to the fullest and my blood pressure levels are pretty high so I am realizing I can’t focus on this too much and need to balance it out this week.

Bookish Posts in the Week of February 19 through February 26

Audio Book Review-Joy to the Wolves by Terry Spear

5 Reads to Make You Believe in Love (Book Discussions)

Book Review-Taking the Leap by Kristen Ashley

Week 4 of February Book Releases

In the Arms of a Highlander by Michele Sinclair

Trilogy Review-Brilliance Trilogy by Lisa Renee Jones

Book Review-Fury Unleashed by NJ. Walters

Book Review-A Little Bit Wicked by Melissa Foster

Current Reads

Book Releases I Anm Excited For

Dark Fire by Ruby Dixon

When He’s Sinful by Suzanne Wright

Rogue Set Match by Manda Collins

Wild Irish Renegade by Tricia O’Malley

Favorite Book of the Week

This book and well really the WHOLE TRILOGY blew my mind!!! I adored every single page of these books.

New Additions at A&R

Texas Bride by Rosanne Bittner

Sommerset House by Kristen Ashley

Penmorth Castle by Kristen Ashley

Surrendering To Hunt by Jennifer Ryan

The Ruthless Gentleman by Louise Bay

so tell me how has your fourth week in February been progressing?Any greats reads you were able to indugle in this past week? let me know in the comments below!

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  1. Rachel @Waves of Fiction

    It is very sad what’s going on with the Ukrainian people. I totally agree, Putin is an evil man! Hope your blood pressure comes down, but if not you should mention it to your doctor.

    I enjoy Kristen Ashley. Hope to get to one of her books again soon. Happy reading, Renee!

  2. Carole @ Carole's Random Life

    It is heartbreaking to see what is going on in Ukraine. I hope that the world can find peace. I hope that you have a great reading week ahead.

  3. Sam@WLABB

    It’s terrible what is happening in the Ukraine, and I hope nothing happens in Taiwan (my daughter has family there). Very stressful.

  4. Harvee

    I like all of your bookmarks! Wishing and hoping that things won’t escalate in Europe, and that we will have a better week coming up in the news. .

  5. Sophia Rose

    Yeah, that was building for a long time, you’re right. I’ve had sympathy for the people of Ukraine since we had several families move into my neighborhood when I was a kid and they spoke of the troubles even back in the 90’s. I have friends who live in Taiwan and worry too.

    Take care and have a good week, Lola.

  6. Sophie

    Ukraine’s people and its president are awe inspiring!


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