Sunday Post: Dec 28

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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!

The last Sunday Post of 2014–the year flew by

Last Week

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So much fun to be together this week . . . lots of laughing and lots of food! I gave my daughters some of our Christmas ornaments–some they had made or some made for them when they were younger. They had fun opening them and reminiscing. My daughter’s dog–Bailey–is six months old now and a bundle of energy. She will sit, but she gets so excited and wiggles so much sometimes she falls over! She wants lots of belly rubs and loves to go for walks.

Our younger daughter made a wonderful photo book from Shutterfly about my family and my parents (who both died a few years ago). She had asked for stories and memories and she had so many wonderful photos. The book is almost 70 pages! A very special Christmas present!

Christmas Day was a beautiful sunny day. No snow and in the 40’s! We went for a walk in a sculpture park and saw Into the Woods at the movie theater. We all loved it, but we’ve seen the play several times and love the music. Meryl Streep was very good as the witch and Chris Pine did a great job as one of the princes. The two princes singing “Agony” about who has the worst time finding their princess is so funny. A great movie for anyone who enjoys fairy tales.

On Boxing Day (26 Dec) my daughter invited a few co-workers and neighbors over in the evening and that was lots of fun. Lots of people were still out-of-town so it was a small group, but that was okay. . . made it easier to talk!

Blog posts

 Books

What I’m reading

Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish

Red Rising by Pierce Brown (audio)

What I read the this week

Tainted Blood by M. L. Brennan

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

Kindle e-books (bought or free)

Defenders by Will McIntosh

2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson

Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan

Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

*Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’m a Supervillain by Richard Roberts

*Radiant by Karina Sumner-Smith

*The Bloodbound by Erin Lindsey

*City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennet

The Iron Trial by Holly Black

*Christmas present!

Audiobooks

The Language of Bees by Laurie King

Death by Black Hole by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Holiday Classics by O. Henry

Next Week

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My older daughter and I are headed to Illinois where I’m spending the week with her. I’m looking forward to that. She will have to work a few of the days and is on-call, but we will have a wonderful time together. I fly home next Sunday.

Blog Posts

  • Review
  • TTT: Goals and Resolutions
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • End of 2014
  • January books on my radar . . .
  • Sunday Post

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