Sunday Post–March 2

March 2, 2014 2014, Sunday Post 13


The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

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

Last Week

Around the house

A couple days of snow this week. But we did have a lot of sun the rest of the time and sun is good even if it’s cold! My husband is home again–Yay! He travels a fair amount for his job and I miss him when he’s gone. We have fun together since we enjoy lots of the same things. We’re seeing a play Saturday night in Washington DC and will find a place to eat near the theater.


I’m still trying to figure out twitter–tweeting, retweeting and when to tweet. I’m also looking for plugins to help with the social media to add to my blog. Anyone have any suggestions?

Posts on blog

What I’m reading

Honor’s Knight by Rachel Bach

Broken Homes by Ben Aaronovitch

What I read

Dead Beat by Jim Butcher

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear (audiobook)

Royal Blood by Rhys Bowen

E-books bought

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Light of Kerrindyr by H. Anthe Davis

Shadows of Asphodel by Karen Kincy

Unremembered by Jessica Brody

The Eden Plague by David VanDyke

Fatal Affair by Marie Force

Splintered by A. G. Howard

The Shambling Guide to New York City by Mur Lafferty

Honor’s Knight by Rachel Bach

Tooth and Nail by Jennifer Safrey

Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear

The Book of Apex: Volume 4 of Apex Magazine (short stories) by Catherynne M. Valente, Ken Liu, Elizabeth Bear, et al

from Audible

Taken in Death by J. D. Robb

Next Week

Around the house

We’re supposed to get another winter storm (rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow) Sunday night and Monday. The question now in the Washington DC area is when will the cherry blossoms come out!

Posts on the blog

  • Review: The Wild Ways by Tanya Huff
  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • Review: Pivot Point by Kasey West
  • Sunday Post

What books did you collect last week? Are you seeing any signs of spring where you are? I see a few shoots from my spring bulbs!

13 Responses to “Sunday Post–March 2”

  1. Roberta R.

    Snow? What’s that? We hardly get any snow where I live (Italy, Tuscany, on the coast), and we didn’t even get a proper winter this year…lots of rain and wind, yes, but the climate stayed pretty much lukewarm and humid.
    “I’m still trying to figure out twitter–tweeting, retweeting and when to tweet.”
    LOL, that’s one of the reasons why I decided to stay away from T (the other one is, it would be too time-consuming). But I am aware it helps with gaining followers and friends. Good luck with figuring all that out!
    Visited your Book Quotes post – especially liked this one:
    “We read to know we are not alone.”
    ― C. S. Lewis
    Too true…
    Have a nice week…snow or not!

    • Jan

      Tuscany, Italy…wonderful any time of year, but pretty wonderful right now as I watch snow blowing in our backyard. I’m traveling to Spain at the end of March so I’m looking forward to that!

      One thing I’m enjoying about twitter is that I find out about lots more books. Of course, that’s good and bad…LOL. The C.S. Lewis quote is so true. Thanks for your comment–all the way from Italy!
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  2. Sandy

    Unremembered and Splintered have both been on my TBR list. Looks like you’ve had a good week. YAY for Hubby being home. I have a couple of friends whose husbands travel for work and I just don’t know if I could do it. 🙁 Hope you enjoy your new books!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know
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    • Jan

      Unremembered and Splintered both look very good. My husband and I always talk on the phone everyday whenever he’s gone. That certainly helps. Thanks for coming by, Sandy!
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    • Jan

      Very snowy and windy this Monday morning with the temps dropping all day. It’s been a long winter, but it is March so I know spring coming (I keep saying that to myself…LOL) Thanks for stopping by, Jenea!
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  3. Greg

    March is here but we’re still getting snow, so no spring for us yet. 🙂 I can relate on the twitter thing, there seems to be a whole twitter etiquette one must get used to. 🙂

    Nice review of Blood Rites, I started the first Dresden book but fell away from it and need to get back and finish it. I like it but just had too many books going… 🙂
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    • Jan

      Yeah, I’m taking twitter slowly. I am having fun seeing what other people tweet. Thanks, Greg, and I know what you mean about so many books. I just lose track of things. I need to get back to the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning. I’ve read the first three and liked them a lot, but haven’t picked it up for about six months…this month–maybe!
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  4. Li

    Spring cannot come too soon! Not that we’ve had any snow here in London, but it has been a very gloomy WET winter.

    I’m still figuring out Twitter myself. Slowly.

    That’s a very nice ebook haul, btw! I’m further into the Winspear series – loved the earlier books, but have been borrowing the more recent ones from my library. And I’m looking forward to more Huff thoughts from you 🙂
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    • Jan

      I lived in Portland, Oregon long, long ago and it was mostly just wet all winter. I think I’d rather have the occasional snow than lots of wet, gloomy weather. Yes, I got some good books! Excited to read some…finding time first, of course…LOL.
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  5. Peggy

    I’ sort of ok-ish on Twitter, but struggle a bit to put it all ‘nicely’ on the blog… widgets etc. I’ve got next week off so will do some work on it hopefully. I like the look of The Eden Plague, looks like that would interest me as well and is my genre. Stay safe if you really do get another storm.
    Have a great week and Happy Reading!
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    • Jan

      I hope you get lots done with your week off. I’m hoping to get lots done this week. I’m staying in today (Monday) since we’ve got ice, snow and wind with temps dropping throughout the day. We filled our bird feeders last night and have lots of bird which I love to watch.
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