Sunday Post: Nov 16


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

Home & blog

We’re continuing our “spring” cleaning finding more to give-away. Plus I went to a Neil Simon play (“They’re Playing Our Song”) in the middle of the week. A good week. We’ve finally had below freezing temps and it’s staying cold for a while. We leave for Thanksgiving next week…can’t believe it’s so close!

I finished up the Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-Thon this week. Read and reviewed one book and nearly finished another Christmas book during the read-a-thon. I ended up not doing any of the challenges or being able to do the twitter chat. I was glad to get the books read though.

I didn’t make as much progress on my Blog Ahead Challenge this week, but will post my progress on Monday as I have several posts nearly complete.

Blog posts


What I’m reading

Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier

On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle

What I read the this week

A Regency Christmas II (Five stories) by Mary Balogh, Carla Kelly, Mary Jo Putney, Anita Mills, Sheila Walsh

And Justice There is None by Deborah Crombie

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

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Kindle e-books

A Cold and Lonely Place by Sara J. Henry

Home for Christmas by Joann Ross & Jessica Scott

Long Live the Queen by Kate Locke

The Coffin Trail by Martin Edwards


Lock In by John Scalzi

Lord John and the Private Matter by Diane Gabaldon

Around the Internet

  • Winter COYER
    • Winter 2014-2015 COYER (Clean Out Your E-Reader) Sign-ups started yesterday. I participated in the Summer COYER and enjoyed it a lot. The COYER Challenge is hosted by Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun and Michelle @ Because Reading. Check it out. It’s going to be a lot of fun.
    • This time there is a referral challenge. When you sign-up there’s a place to add the person who referred you so if you sign-up because you saw my post please add my name. Thanks!

Next Week

Home & blog

I want to make a lot of progress on Blog Ahead this week, because once we leave for Thanksgiving I won’t have as much time. Plus I have much to do to get ready to leave for Thanksgiving.

Blog Posts

  • Blog Ahead: Week Tw0
  • TTT: Sequels I want to read
  • TBR Review: A Regency Christmas II (Five stories) by Mary Balogh, et al
  • Review:
  • Week 3 Progress Post–Blog Ahead
  • 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.

22 thoughts on “Sunday Post: Nov 16”

  1. A regency christmas II sounds like a nice read for this time of year. We’re cold here now too and the snow is here… yay. 🙂 Hard to believe november is as far along as it is already.

    Nice to see COYER back- I may have to sign up for that.


  2. Bummer you couldn’t do challenges or join the chat..but getting some reading down is always good. I hope the week ahead is lovely and that you get to try some of these new books!


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  3. If I remember correctly I really enjoyed And Justice There is None. Cleo Coyle is on my list of authors I need to read so I look forward to seeing what you think. I’m having a hard time believing how close Thanksgiving is as well! I’m so not ready! Have a great week!


    1. I enjoyed And Justice There is None quite a bit. The Cleo Coyle is pretty good, too. Can’t think about Thanksgiving yet…too much to do this week!


  4. Enjoy Dreamer’s Pool! And which narrator did you get for Lock In? I noticed there were two versions, the one narrated by Wil Wheaton and then there was one narrated by someone else.


    1. I’m liking Dreamer’s Pool a lot. I got Wil Wheaton for Lock In. That’s the narrator I hear most often in relation to the audio version.


  5. At least you got some reading in and finished some books. 🙂 I’m finally making some headway on the Blog Ahead challenge so I’m happy about that. I loved the Jessica Scott story, make sure you have Kleenex!


    1. Yes, I did, Bea. I’m looking forward to reading the Jessica Scott story. Glad you liked it–though I don’t know if I want Kleenex close by!


    1. Well, it depends on whether you like contemporary romance, historical romance or mysteries or a classic. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry are two favorite Classic Christmas stories. They would be good to start with.


  6. I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying Dreamer’s Pool; I’ve been eying it. And that you’re plowing ahead with the Deborah Crombie series!


    1. Dreamer’s Pool is very good, Lark. I’m over half way through now. And the Deborah Crombie series…so good. Sometimes I have to force myself to read anything else!


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