Sunday Post: January 15

January 15, 2017 2017, Sunday Post 9


This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it!

I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading.

Home and Blog

I haven’t done a Sunday Post or very many other posts in the last month. In December I had several computer problems (my computer cord not charging and the internet not working). Luckily, I bought a new cord and my son worked his magic when he came at Christmas and the internet has worked since then.

I talked about 2016 in my “Look back look forward” post last week. This was a real transition year for me–retirement, moving halfway across the continent and then personal challenges. And all that affected my blog and my reading.


My husband and I watched lots of college choirs on our public television station during the Christmas season. That was really nice.

Now we’re watching the new Sherlock series and enjoying it. And we’ve watched the first season of Stranger Things on Netflix.


I have blogging goals for the year which I talked about this week, but essentially I want to post at least three times a week and review books I read (which really didn’t happen too much the latter part of the year). I didn’t meet my 100 book reading goal in 2016 so I set the same goal again in 2017

Blog posts since Christmas
Blog posts planned next week
  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Book review
  • Sunday Post

My books

What I’m reading

A Dying Fall by Elly Griffiths

What I read recently

The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson

A Room Full of Bones by Elly Griffiths

In Arcadia by Andrea K. Höst

One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews

Mercury Retrograde by Laura Bickle

E-books & Audiobooks Purchased


White Sky, Black Ice by Stan Jones

In Arcadia by Andrea K. Höst

Nine of Stars by Laura Bickle

Cold Sacrifice by Leigh Russell

Fire in the Stars by Barbara Fradkin

Basque Moon by Julie Weston


A Cold White Sun by Vicki Delany

Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen

Red Bones by Ann Cleeves

Crowned and Dangerous by Rhys Bowen

What did you do last week? What did you read? What books did you collect? What are you planning?














9 Responses to “Sunday Post: January 15”

  1. Stormi Johnson

    Glad you were able to get your computer and internet working to where you can get on here and post. 🙂 Sounds like you have had quite the change and I hope you are enjoying retirement. You picked up some good books so I hope you enjoy them!

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    • Jan

      The computer problems in December were so frustrating, Stormi,but things are working much better. My son discovered it wasn’t really my internet causing problems it was some programs on my computer which caused the internet to go down. He deleted some things I didn’t need and presto the internet has been working since then. Very strange.
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      • Stormi Johnson

        I had something like that happen once, my internet wouldn’t work on my computer. I took it to the computer shop and it was the free anti-virus that I was using causing it not to work. Got rid of it and it worked great. 🙂
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  2. Lark

    Oh, how frustrating to have both your computer and the internet not working! I’m glad you’ve got both up and running again. Best of luck with your reading goals for this year. Last year was a year full of changes; hopefully this one will be a year to settle in and enjoy your new life and new home… and those new books!

  3. sjhigbee

    I hate it when my computer goes down – it always feels as if I’ve lost an arm, so I’m really glad you have managed to sort out those issues. I have several Elly Griffiths books on my TBR stack which I’m hoping to read this year – and Himself has highly recommended the Ilona Andrews One Fell Sweep. Hope you have a good reading and blogging week:)
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    • Jan

      I know, Sarah. I think I was a little depressed while my computer wasn’t working…lol. I’m loving Elly Griffiths’ Ruth Galloway series. And the Innkeeper series by Ilona Andrews is so much fun.
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  4. Greg

    Choirs are so nice to listen to. I read your 2016 post- wow you have had a lot going on! Sorry to hear about your husband’s diagnosis- my thoughts and prayers that all goes well there. And hope 2017 gets off to a good start for you, reading and otherwise. 🙂

    Stranger Thing was fun, I haven’t seen Sherlock.
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    • Jan

      Thanks, Greg. My husband is doing really well and has a great attitude which I think is important. We really like his doctor, too.

      My reading is starting out really well and that always makes me happy. My husband and I really liked Stranger Things. I hope season two comes soon and that it’s good.
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