Sunday Post: Oct 26

rp_sundaypostmeme13.jpgHappy Halloween!

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 Week

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A few years ago my daughter carved a pumpkin for her grandpa!
A few years ago my daughter carved a pumpkin for her grandpa!

My husband returned from Oklahoma City on Friday. My sister-in-law has been in town all week at a conference so we met her for dinner in Washington DC. It is always fun to spend time with our family and have a good dinner, too. The rest of the weekend has been quiet.

The weather is cooler and we’ve had lots of beautiful sunny days, but it’s hard to believe the end of October and Halloween are nearly here.

I finally bit the bullet and requested some books from NetGalley. I had signed up a year or so ago, but never actually requested anything. When I got an email this last week inviting me to request the latest Mary Balogh book–Only Enchantment. I definitely wanted it so I requested that and three other books which caught my eye. I didn’t think I would be approved any of the books, but I got all four of them! I’m trying to get Only Enchantment read and reviewed before the book comes out on Tuesday.

Blog posts


What I’m reading

Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh

Codex Born by Jim C. Hines

What I read the this week

A Finer End by Deborah Crombie

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

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Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh

Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish

Undercity by Catherine Asaro

Dreaming Spies by Laurie R. King


A Finer End by Deborah Crombie

Turn Coat by Jim Butcher

The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas

Library e-book

And Justice There is None by Deborah Crombie

Kindle e-book

My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni



Around the Internet

  • I’m participating in the Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-thon hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Jennifer @ The Book Shelfery (formerly Bawdy Book Blog) which begins November 6. I love Christmas books so it’s a good way to get started!
  • I’m also participating in Blog Ahead during November hosted by Anna @ Herding Cats & Burning Soup where the goal is to increase our pre-scheduled posts by 30. I’m not sure I’ll be able to do quite that much, but I do plan to do as much as I can.

Next Week

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Halloween this week! We don’t do anything special, but when our kids were little they had lots of fun dressing up. Our son has been in New York City during October, but will be back in the DC area on Halloween and we’re hoping to get together.


  • Review: Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh
  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Review: Leave the Grave Green by Deborah Crombie
  • November books on my radar…
  • Sunday Post

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