Sunday Post: Sep 13

September 13, 2015 2015, Sunday Post 18

Sunday-post-updatedThe 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 take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it!

Last Week

Home & blog

It was hot and humid most of the week (mid 90’s several days), but we finally got some rain at the end of the week and then some cooler, less humid days. Yay!

I’m happy the Fall season is starting for TV. One of the shows that started last week is The Great British Baking Show on our PBS station. We saw part of last season’s show last year and we are happy to find it on again this year. This show is a lot of fun. I liked the judges, the hosts and contestants from last year and the judges and hosts are back this year. I don’t watch many cooking shows, but I like this one a lot.

We went to the Chesapeake Bay on Monday and had lots of fun. It was a beautiful day and we had a great time. On the way to take our friend to the airport on Tuesday we stopped in Annapolis for lunch. Another beautiful day.

Blog posts

Books

What I’m reading

The Cinder Spires: The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher

The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley (audiobook)

Tilt-A-Whirl by Chris Grabenstein (audiobook)

What I read last week

Earth Flight by Janet Edwards

Only a Promise by Mary Balogh

New–Books, E-books, NetGalley, Audiobooks–purchased or free or from library

NetGalley

Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marillier

The Last Chance Christmas Ball by Mary Jo Putney, Jo Beverley, Joanna Bourne, Anne Gracie, Patricia Rice, Nicola Cornick, Susan Rice, Cara Elliott & Susan King

Library books

Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews

E-books

“Earth and Fire: An Earth Girl Novella” by Janet Edwards

Audiobooks

Around the book blog world

Autumn challenges and events I’ve signed up for. What others have you found?

Blog Ahead Challenge–October 2015

Sci-Fi Month–November 2015

  • This is a month-long blogging event which celebrates everything science fiction.
  • Hosted by Rinn @ Rinn Reads and Lisa @ Over the Effing Rainbow
  • Check out the details! Sounds like lots of fun.

Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-Thon–Nov 12 -17

  • This fun read-a-thon returns again! Hard to believe it’s almost time to read Christmas and/or winter books, but I always enjoy reading those books.
  • Hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Jennifer @ The Book Shelfery

Next Week

Home & blog

My son’s birthday is this week and we’re going to NYC to see him next weekend. It will be so good to visit him. We haven’t seen him since June.

I will be working on my blog during the week trying to get a bit ahead. Also I’m hoping to get a bunch of reading done!

Blog Posts

  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • TBR Review: Only a Promise by Mary Balogh
  • Review: The Last Colony by John Scalzi
  • Sunday Post

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

18 Responses to “Sunday Post: Sep 13”

  1. Deborah

    Lovely photos and it does look as if it was a beautiful day.

    I’m not really a fan of reality TV but watched the last season of Masterchef here in Australia and the home cooks were AMAZING!!!

    • Jan

      Thanks, Deborah! I don’t watch too many reality TV shows either, but this cooking show is really fun. I’ve watched Masterchef here a time or two and am amazed at the home cooks, too.

  2. kimbacaffeinate

    i am reading The Aeronaut’s Windlass as well. The Chesapeake Bay Area is lovely, glad you had fun. I saw commercials for some of my favorite Fall shows and it may me giddy. Right now we are enjoying the lull and exploring Netflix. Enjoy your new reads. Hope your son has a lovely birthday 🙂

    • Jan

      I hope you’re enjoying The Aeronaut’s Windlass. I’m liking it a lot so far. And I’m looking forward to some favorite shows returning and hoping to find a new show or two also.

    • Jan

      That’s too bad, Steph. Our library system doesn’t have a lot of online books available, but it does have most of Ilona Andrews’ books. They’re definitely worth going to the library to pick up paper books.

  3. Elizabeth

    I’m doing Blog Ahead and HoHoHo, plus Bloggiesta is next week. I haven’t been to the Chesapeake Bay area since childhood, but remember it as so beautiful. I think next summer I am going to get another retired friend and we can do a driving trip down the coast. Those thunderstorms Wednesday brought such relief, it’s so nice now!

    • Jan

      I was hoping to do Bloggiesta, too, Elizabeth, but since I’m out-of-town next weekend decided against it.

      I’m loving having windows open in the mornings!

  4. Katherine

    Thanks for the heads up about The Great British Baking Show! I watched it last year and loved it so I’m happy to see it coming back. Your Chesapeake Bay pictures are beautiful. I’ve never been but at some point my husband and I are planning to do more traveling and it’s on the list. Happy birthday to your son and have a great week!

    • Jan

      You’re welcome, Katherine! The Great British Baking Show is so much fun.

      I hope you’ll get a chance to see the Chesapeake Bay sometime. One of the thinkgs that amazes me is how huge it is–along eastern Maryland and a good portion of Virginia as well. There are some nice towns along the bay and also on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, but I’ve also found a lot of the beaches are privately owned so it’s hard to get down to the water sometimes. However, there are a few places and towns which have waterfront area and parks.

  5. Rita

    Beautiful photos! I used to live in the Tidewater area of Virginia, and it is a lovely area of the country.
    I want to read a Juliet Marillier sometime, as Lark is always praising her stories, so maybe I’ll get the first in this series you are reading and see how it goes.
    Have a nice, and cooler, week ahead!

    • Jan

      Thanks, Rita! It is a beautiful part of the country.

      Yes, Juliet Marillier is a really good fantasy author and the first book in the series is so good. I hope you get a chance to read it.

  6. Bea

    Lovely pics! I never spend much time over there when I live in NoVa. I should plan a trip there.

    The Last Chance Christmas Ball looks interesting and you got some good books. Happy reading!

    Happy birthday to your son!

    • Jan

      When we lived in the DC area years ago we lived in NoVa, too, and didn’t see much of the Chesapeake Bay. Since we are so much closer now we have tried to explore a little more.

      Thanks for the birthday wishes for my son, Bea. Hard to believe he’s 28 now! Wow! Time flies and all that…lol

  7. Greg

    Love the pics! That band shell looks so nice…

    I’m doing Sci Fi Month and Ho HoHo readathon as well, looking forward to both.

    • Jan

      Yes, it was all really nice, Greg, and the band was playing some nice music. Nice to see such a lovely structure getting used.