Sunday Post: Feb 22

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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!

 

Last Week

Home & blog

It stayed cold all last week and we finally received some snow–about 7 inches on Monday night. However, we got snow, sleet, freezing rain and finally rain Saturday and into Sunday. Interesting weather!

My husband took Friday off and we had a fun day in DC looking at old buildings and exploring coffee shops, bakeries and an Irish pub!

We’re both enjoying Acorn TV. A new Foyle’s War was released this month on Acorn and it’s excellent. I’m watching Blue Murder (a British police procedural) and enjoying that. I’ve tried a few other shows and not every show is a keeper for me. I admit I don’t always “get” British humor!

Blog posts

Books

What I’m reading

The Bloodbound by Erin Lindsey

Half a King by Joe Abercrombie (Audiobook)

What I read this week

Hot Iron, Cold Iron by Ari Marmell

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

New–Books, E-books, Audiobooks–purchased or free or from library

Library

None

E-books

Red Country by Joe Abercrombie

Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Audiobooks

The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein

Clockwork by Phillip Pullman

The Martian by Andy Weir

Cabin Pressure by John Finnemore

Next Week

Home & blog

We’ll still have cold weather next week so I plan to read and sit by the fire drinking coffee or tea. And using my computer, too, of course!

Blog Posts

  • Review: Servant’s Hall by Margaret Powell
  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Review: I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
  • Review: A Test of Wills by Charles Todd
  • Wrap-up posts for Jan & Feb Reading Challenges
  • 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: Feb 22”

  1. I agree on British humor. I love The Office and I love Ricky Gervaise so I figured the original Office would be great. Turned out not so much! There’s a BBC show called Waking the Dead that I love. They kind of take on colder cases. The first 5 seasons especially are great. I’ve heard fantastic things about Foyle’s War and Blue Murder sounds interesting. Glad you’re enjoying Acorn. I’m definitely tempted by it. Have a great week and enjoy your new books!

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    1. Yeah, I often just don’t quite understand the humor…LOL. I’ve watched a few of Waking the Dead and really like it, too, Katherine. Both Foyle’s War and Blue Murder are great if you get a chance to watch.

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  2. WE love DC, and your trip visiting coffee shops, bakeries and Irish pubs sounds delightful. I will take a scone, coffee and shot of Jameson please. Your weather was funky, I hope the snow is gone. We love Brit shows so I will check out Blue Murder.I want to grab the Martian on audio but need to catch up on recent purchases first.

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    1. We had so much fun in DC, Kimba. And I’ll double the order, Kimba! Still a little snow left and was very sloppy although now it has frozen again! Hard to believe March is almost here. You’ll have to let me know how you like Blue Murder if you watch.

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  3. Sounds like you and your husband had a fun day. It was very cold here but thankfully no snow.
    I liked Blue Murder. Was immediately hooked and I’m now looking for more like it. Of course, everything is set aside when The Walking Dead comes on. Tonight! Yeah!

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  4. I’m curious about Acorn , I may have to check out those shows. I do like british shows, although yeah the hunor sometimes takes a little figuring out, on my part. 🙂

    Your plans for next week sound good!

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  5. I’ll have to check out Blue Murder; I’ve been into British mysteries lately. Sorry about your ice, I hope it’s warmed up. It’s been years since I played tourist in DC, what pub did you check out?

    Happy reading!

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    1. I’m loving British mysteries, too, Bea. We went to an Irish pub called Fado and I had Potato-Leek soup and a Guinness! Lots of atmosphere.

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  6. Looks like your husband and you had a great day, the program was good 🙂 I’m a sucker for a good British TV show, unfortunately, the ones you quote haven’t reached France yet, I hoçpe they do in the future… I recently watched Whitechapel and loved it, it was unusual and catchy, I’m sorry the series was ended. I see we’ll both be reading The Martian, I borrowed it from the library last week. Enjoy your book haul 🙂

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    1. It’s frustrating when a show you hear about and want to try isn’t available in your area. I hope they’ll make their way to France someday. Of course, we don’t get much from anywhere, but an English speaking country. Whitechapel is one I haven’t watched yet. I hope to get to The Martian soon.

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