Sunday Post: Oct 19


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 take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it!


Last Two Weeks

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Near Boothbay, Maine–one of the coastal inlets at dawn

My husband and I went to Maine for a long weekend and so I didn’t get a Sunday Post done last week. The Maine trip was wonderful.

I’m continuing to love the mysteries I’m reading. And I’m getting books from the library when I can–and reading them…LOL. I have a hard time sometimes when I have to put an item on hold and wait for it when I could just click “buy” on my Kindle. I used to wait for books all the time when I used the library more. Instant gratification really has spoiled me!

This week I’ve spent a great deal of time working with my sisters-in-law to help plan a bridal shower for one of our nieces. The hard part is that we live all over the U.S. so we’ve had e-mails going back and forth. The shower is during Thanksgiving when many of the family is together, but this Thanksgiving we are celebrating an engagement, a christening and the bridal shower so finding the time and place is complicated. The Aunties as we call each other also are sending a statement to everyone that we support and celebrate Meaghan and Caitlin. Not everyone  in the family is on board (though most everyone is).

One of my sisters-in-law is visiting this weekend so I’ll be busy. We will work a little on the shower activities, too!

I managed some reading and blogging through it all.

Blog posts


What I’m reading

Codex Born by Jim C. Hines

What I read the last two weeks

Dreaming of the Bones by Deborah Crombie

Through the Evil Days by Julia Spencer-Fleming

The Witness by Nora Roberts

The Railway Detective by Edward Marston

Kissed a Sad Goodbye by Deborah Crombie

Books, E-books, Audiobooks–library, purchased or free


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The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan

The Railroad Detective by Edward Marston

Rhapsody: Child of Blood by Elizabeth Haydon

The Lost Book of Anggrid by Kyra Halland

Binary Witness by Rosie Claverton

Kissed a Sad Goodbye by Deborah Crombie (Library book)

Audible buys (a sale–what can I say?!):

The Shanghai Moon by S. J. Rozan

Darkship Thieves by Sarah Hoyt

Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier

Valor’s Choice by Tanya Huff

The Better Part of Valor by Taya Huff

Across the Great Barrier by Patricia C. Wrede

Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters

The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters

Next Week

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More shower planning, more blogging and reading. My husband is in Oklahoma City all week so I hope to work on birthday and Halloween cards for family and friends as well as more reading.


  • Review: All Shall Be Well by Deborah Crombie
  • Top Ten Tuesday?
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Review: Vampires of Manhattan by Melissa de la Cruz

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

Author: Jan

I love to read--especially mysteries, science fiction and fantasy. I also love blogging, photography, gardening, playing Mah Jonng, reading with a cat on my lap, throwing a ball for a dog, creating cards to send to family and friends, reading book blogs, using my computer.

18 thoughts on “Sunday Post: Oct 19”

  1. Your Maine trip looks great- I do want to spend some time there one of these days. I liked your book places post-just read it. Middle earth and arrakis are great choices- love that Dune pic!

    I’ve been curious about the Rhapsody books for a while now- but never tried them. Have not been reading much fantasy lately but I’ve wondered about those…

    Good luck with the shower!Hard to believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner…


    1. Maine is a beautiful state, Greg. I haven’t read any of the Rhapsody books either, but I’ve been seeing them, too, so decided to try one…at some point!

      I’m finding it hard to believe Thanksgiving is so close, too!


    1. Thanksgiving is always busy for the family, but this one is going to be especially busy! I think we need to live in the moment and go with the flow…ha-ha!


  2. Wow sounds like things are crazy in your neck of the woods! It sounds like it’s the fun kind of crazy though! I’m so glad you’ve discovered Deborah Crombie. She’s definitely one of my favorites! Enjoy all your celebrations and have a great week!


  3. Wow, Thanksgiving will be INSANE for you all. Talk about a family overload. But it’s all exciting, good stuff. 🙂 Congrats to your niece and good luck with the planning.

    Whew, look at all those books! And yes, Kindle’s instant gratification is dangerous; though, I rarely use it. Just as well. 😀

    Have a great week and I hope you enjoy your books.


  4. Sounds like you have a very busy time ahead of you. I hope it all goes to plan and you have a great time.
    Enjoy your week. Happy reading.


  5. Maine sounds gorgeous. I’ve always wanted to visit.

    And there seemed to be a lot of good Audible deals lately, the Start a New Series sale got me. I picked up a Juliet Marillier book too, probably the previous one of the book you got, Daughter of the Forest.


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