Sunday Post: Nov 2


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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This was a busy week. I’m still sorting books and have donated three or four boxes of books to my library so far. It feels good to give away books I know I won’t read again. I still have more boxes of books to go through, but it’s nice I’ve made a start.

We’ve had some strange weather this week. 82 degrees on Tuesday and only 50 degrees on Saturday with rain and wind. I still have some roses blooming which seems strange for the beginning of November! Our leaves are showing more color. I’m glad to have the cooler weather. We haven’t turned our heat on yet, but have turned our gas fireplace on a couple of mornings. And I’m wearing sweaters!

Our son is in NYC all of October and November this year, but he came back to Washington, DC on Halloween and we met him for lunch at a favorite German restaurant that was serving Oktoberfest specials. Yum!

I’ve started on my Blog Ahead Challenge and hope to get ahead a bit with my posts. I’ve been ahead before, but not for awhile. That was one of my goals for 2014. November and December are always busy months for me in my personal life so it would’ve been good if I’d gotten a month ahead before this. . .

Blog posts


What I’m reading

Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews

The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak

Valor’s Choice by Tanya Huff (audiobook)

Codex Born by Jim C. Hines

What I read the this week

Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh

The Serpent Sea by Martha Wells

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

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Mistletoe Mysteries collected by Charlotte MacLeod

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

Kindle e-books

Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb

The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak

Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews

The Dangerous Edge of Things by Tina Whittle



Next Week

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It’s November already and I have so much to do in the next two months. This is one of my favorite times of the year so I need to enjoy it and not get stressed if everything doesn’t get done.


  • November books on my radar…
  • Top Ten Tuesday?
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Review: Mourn Not Your Dead by Deborah Crombie
  • Ho-H0-Ho Post
  • Sunday Post

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.

14 thoughts on “Sunday Post: Nov 2”

  1. Sounds like you added some great books.
    I’d be hard pressed to give any away. I did that with a bunch several years ago and ended up giving away some I didn’t mean to. Had to go get them again so my series would be complete.
    Weather was crazy here to. I expect it to warm back up any day now. Please!!!!! LOL


  2. I like this time of year too, and look forward to the coming holidays and everything else going on. We got cold (and blustery) late in the week but it’s been a nice weekend, sunny and not TOO cold. 🙂 Mistletoe Mysteries and Fools Assassin (I like Robin Hobb) both look good.


  3. Good Luck with your blog ahead goals. Last week was the first week ever that I had all posts scheduled by the weekend before and it was awesome. I’m usually scrambling and it makes things hectic and the quality of the posts likely isn’t the greatest. I’m going to see if I can’t use some downtime to get ahead too. I’ll be interested to see what you think of the Ilona Andrews book. I really like her Kate Daniels series. Have a good week!


    1. Thanks, Stephanie! I hope to make progress with my posts. It’s great to have extra posts.

      I loved Burn for Me! Can’t wait for the next book.


  4. Oh, you did get the Brenda Novak book; I hope you like it.

    November is a stressful month to try and get ahead on posts; Anna mentioned she might do a different month next year.

    Three boxes of books donated is excellent; I bet your library loved it.

    Happy reading and have a good week.


    1. Yes, November isn’t the best month for me to do the Blog Ahead, but if I can make some progress that’s great.

      I see you have some links for donating books on your blog, Bea. I may see about donating some books to the troops, too.


  5. Great job going through your books! That’s a tough job. I went through mine when we moved and I’m hoping I can go awhile before I have to do that again! It does feel nice to lighten the load a bit though! Sounds like a delicious lunch with your son! Looks like you got some great books! Looking forward to seeing what you think of the Novak book. Have a great week!


    1. Thanks, Katherine. It’s great to lighten the load. We did have a great time with our son. So good to see him. I’m in the middle of the Novak book and it’s pretty good.


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