Sunday Post: November already

November 5, 2017 2017, Sunday Post 20


Kimberly hosts the Sunday Post each week. I like to take part because it gives me an opportunity to look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also love to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading.


It’s so hard to believe it’s November already. That 2018 is just around the corner.

My allergies are still bothering me and then I caught the cold my husband had. But I’m feeling better.

The birds are loving the pond

We put up our bird feeders and have had lots of birds coming and going–blue jays, woodpeckers, goldfinches, chickadees, sparrows. We have another bird feeder to put up this week more friendly to bigger birds. I love watching the birds come and eat and my indoor cats are entertained as well. The birds are also loving the new pond. The pond has a series of cascades so the upper part is shallow and they enjoy drinking and taking baths in that part.


I’m excited to start reading some winter/holiday books at the end of this week. I have way more books than I can possibly read in one week, but it’s great to have choices!

Last week
Next week
  • Tell Me Something Tuesday
  • Can’t-Wait Wednesday
  • HoHoHo Readathon starts!
  • Sunday Post

My books

What I’m reading

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

What I’ve read

Dead Stop by Barbara Nickless

Penric’s Demon by Lois McMaster Bujold

Books I got this week

Penric’s Demon” by Lois McMaster Bujold

Holy Island by L.J. Ross

Summon the Keeper by Tanya Huff

The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov

Bayou Born by Hailey Edwards

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

20 Responses to “Sunday Post: November already”

  1. Geybie's Book Blog

    It’s so nice of you making bird feeders so birds can come and go. I love seeing birds and hearing their voices. So comforting. Anyway, I hope you enjoy your new books this week. Have a wonderful week and happy reading. 😁❤️

  2. Stormi

    I love all those bird feeders! We need some for the winter time especially if it snows as I always feel bad for the local birds who don’t fly south.

    Great selection of books you grabbed! Yay for Ho Ho Ho readathon!

    Have a great week!
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  3. Jan

    I agree, Trish, that I love reading books which follow the seasons especially during the winter and the holidays. And I really love all the birds coming to the yard. I try to keep track of any new birds that visit.
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  4. Samantha

    I really want to read Bayou Born myself! I’ve had this author’s books on my TBR list for some time now! It is crazy how fast this year has gone – it will be 2018 before we know it! It looks like you got some really great books this week – I hope you enjoy!

    • Jan

      Thanks, Laura! We’ve had ponds for years at the different houses we’ve lived in. We’ve always loved them. We have had koi in a couple of ponds, but now we just get goldfish since the koi always seem to die!
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  5. sjhigbee

    What a wonderful pond and I love all the bird feeders you have put up. Sadly our garden is Cat Central, so I don’t feel it’s fair to entice more into the garden. That said, we have loads of mature shrubs and I have gardened organically for more than 20 years so it heaves with insect life which means we do get a fair number of birds who visit.

    Glad to see you are reading Penric’s Demon – you’re in for a treat, Jan:). Have a great bird-watching and reading week.

    • Jan

      Thanks, Sarah. Having cats in the yard does make you not want to lure the birds into the yard! Gardening organically and thus having all the insects in your yard is wonderful.

      I do enjoy Bujold’s writing. I don’t know how I missed seeing this series.
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      • sjhigbee

        I look forward to hearing what you make of Penric and the Demon, Jan:) Yes… I’m delighted we get so many spiders and flying insects – less thrilled about the slugs and snails though!

  6. Tanya

    Love the pics of the bird feeders and pond. Looks like you have a big yard to enjoy. I can relate with the allergies – it’s been bad here, too. Ragweed this time, I think. It’s even affecting my husband who is never bothered by allergies. Hope you enjoy the new books… and that your week is off to a great start!
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  7. samantha

    Oh I bet your cats love the visiting birds! It probably keeps them entertained for hours. My dogs love staring out our bay window at the squirrels.
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  8. Wattle

    Oh you have such a nature friendly yard! With summer coming here I think we might invest in a bird bath, my cats enjoy watching bird tv too and we have a family of them living in our front yard at the moment 🙂

    I hope that you enjoy your new reads and have a great week!
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  9. Katherine

    Oh I’m sorry to hear you caught your husband’s cold. That’s not nice sharing! Hopefully you’re feeling better. I love watching all the birds at the feeders. My favorites are the chickadees but sometimes we get bluebirds and a bright yellow bird whose name I can’t remember and that always makes me happy. Have a great week!
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