Sunday Post: Feb 15


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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My husband came home on Friday to 20 degree temps here after a week in San Antonio where the temperatures were in the 70’s! My husband brought me roses when he came home Friday! So nice. We don’t do a lot for Valentine’s Day, but I made a card for him and after listening to Richard Armitage reading love poetry quoted from Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s poem–“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…” He was surprised since we don’t read a lot of poetry…LOL

We’re having lunch today with our son and his girlfriend who is finishing up medical school and getting ready for her residency. It will be great to see them both.

Blog posts


What I’m reading

Starpilot’s Grave by Debra Doyle & James D. Macdonald 

Half a King by Joe Abercrombie (Audiobook)

What I read this week

A Test of Wills by Charles Todd (Audiobook)

 Turn Coat by Jim Butcher

Classic Love Poems by Shakespeare, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Edgar Allen Poe, et al (and narrated by Richard Armitage!) (Audible book)

classic-love-poemsNew–Books, E-books, Audiobooks–purchased or free or from library




Classic Love Poems by W. Shakespeare, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Edgar Allen Poe, et al. (and narrated by Richard Armitage!) (free on Valentine’s Day)

Next Week

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Very cold, very windy all next week. Maybe a little snow.

Monday is President’s Day in the U.S. and a holiday for my husband. Since he was gone all last week we plan to relax and enjoy our fireplace!

Blog Posts

  • Review: Turn Coat by Jim Butcher
  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • TBR Review: Starpilot’s Grave by Debra Doyle & John D. Macdonald
  • Review: Water Like a Stone by Deborah Crombie
  • 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.

10 thoughts on “Sunday Post: Feb 15”

  1. Cold and windy here too. Brr. stay warm and enjoy the extra day off. I’ve been kinda interested in Half a King, just based on buzz on Abercrombie, so will look out for your thoughts on that. I could used a good new epic fantasy, but have not found one lately I wanted to try.


    1. I bet you’re about 10 times colder than we are, Greg! We did get about six inches of very dry snow last night (the first real snow we’ve had this year).

      I’m really enjoying Half a King. It kind of has an early Ireland or Scotland vibe for me which I enjoy. I haven’t read anything about it to know if that’s what the author was going for or not. I’m listening to the audiobook and like the narrator.


  2. It’s a bright, toasty sunshiny day here in the south. I bet your husband misses that already. It sounds like you had a wonderful Valentine’s together and more today:)


    1. It’s definitely not toasty here, Laura! My husband had quite a surprise when he walked out of the airport. We’ve had very nice days together here. I enjoy having him at home and yesterday was a holiday and today is a snow day with about everything around here shut down. He’s doing some work from home, but I enjoy knowing he’s home.


  3. We’re in the 20s here as well and I’m not liking it. We’d been in the 50s for awhile and I can live with that but don’t like much colder. Sounds like you had a nice Valentine’s Day. I think my husband would pass out if I quoted poetry! Browning or otherwise. Have a great week!


    1. You’re in North Carolina aren’t you, Katherine? That’s cold for you guys.

      My husband looked at me pretty strangely when I quoted Browning (and I only quote two lines…lol). Definitely not something I do much.


  4. Those poems narrated by Richard Armitage are heavenly! It makes me feel like Mr. Thornton from North and South is professing his undying love for me…not too shabby. 😉 I hope you and your husband had a good President’s Day catching up, and hopefully it’s not too snowy there!


    1. Yes, I love Richard Armitage. North and South is one of my all-time favorites. I also found the Vicar of Dibley (which is hilarious), because he was a guest on the show at the very end of the series.

      We got about six inches of snow last night and it’s not supposed to be above freezing until the weekend so we’re going to have snow around for awhile. Doesn’t bother me. I can sit in and read by the fire while I sip tea, coffee or hot chocolate.


  5. That sounds like a nice way to spend Valentine’s Day. It’s chilly here too and there’s a crap-ton of snow on the ground. 😦 Stay warm and happy reading!


    1. We just got our first real snow of the season, Bea (about 6 inches) and it will stick around for awhile, but still nothing like the northeast has gotten.


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