Sunday Post: Oct 11

Sunday-PostThe 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 and blog

Our son and his girlfriend took the train from NYC to Washington DC this weekend and we met them for lunch on Saturday. Fun to see them. We ate at a German restaurant where there were special meals for Oktoberfest. All very good.

Leaves are starting to turn and after a thunderstorm Friday night the weekend is sunny with beautiful blue skies. My husband has Monday off (Columbus Day) so we’re going to Maryland’s Eastern Shore Sunday and Monday. This is a peninsula with the Chesapeake Bay on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other side. It should be a beautiful weekend and we’re hoping there won’t as many people as in the summer.

What we’re watching

We found a new season of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries on Netflix so very happy about that. Still enjoying the Great British Baking Show, Dancing With the Stars and Big Bang Theory. Also looking forward to Elementary (but not till first part of November) and Supergirl (Oct 26) so we have a while to wait for those.

Blog

I made a little progress with the Blog Ahead Challenge and I’m reading some good books. I did some blog organization this week, too. Since we will be gone Sunday and Monday I won’t be able to answer comments or visit blogs till after we return.

Blog posts

Books

What I’m reading

The Last Chance Christmas Ball by Mary Jo Putney, Jo Beverley, et al.

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

What I read last week

Named of the Dragon by Susanna Kearsley

Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death by M. C. Beaton (audiobook)

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

NetGalley

None

Library books

Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

A Carrion Death by Michael Stanley

The Vicious Vet by M.C. Beaton

E-books

Christmas Crumble by M.C. Beaton

The Fairyland Murders by J.A. Kazimer

Audiobooks

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Next Week–home & blog

We’re going to Maine to visit my husband’s sister and brother-in-law next weekend. We’re staying on the coast and hoping for nice weather. I want to get a lot done during the week both on my blog and around the house.

Blog posts

  • Guaranteed to Bleed by Julie Mulhern
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • The Last Chance Christmas Ball by Mary Jo Putney, Jo Beverley, et al.
  • Sunday Post

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

 

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.

20 thoughts on “Sunday Post: Oct 11”

  1. Maryland’s Eastern Shore is lovely! I haven’t spent nearly as much time there as I should, but I’ve always enjoyed myself when I’ve been there. I hope you have a great trip!

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  2. I wasn not familiar with Miss Fishers mysteries but Bea mentioned I should check them out, so I probably will. I need a good mystery series. 🙂 Glad you had a good weather, and an Oktoberfest meal sounds good.

    Enjoy your trip!

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  3. Have a wonderful couple of days! It’s sunny and warm here but I see some changing in the leaves colors. Pools getting chill too. LOL
    Everyone is buzzing about Walk On Earth A Stranger. I might read that one. And Ship Breaker looks awesome.

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    1. I’m looking forward to reading Walk on Earth a Stranger. Should be very good from everything I’ve heard. I love seeing all the leaf colors.

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  4. Sounds nice that your son and his girlfriend came to visit and that german restaurant sounds ncie, even though germany is right next to us, we don’t have any german restaurants here that I know of. I hope you have a fun trip to the shore this weekend and the weather stays nice. I also made some good progress with Blog Ahead this week, this challenge always makes me feel motivated. Have a great week!

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  5. Family visits are fun. This weekend I’m the visitor at my sister’s house in Florida. Netflix sent me an e-mail when they added the new season of Miss Fisher Mysteries, so I binge-watched. I think I’m going to go back to the beginning and watch all the episodes.

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  6. The leaves are turning here in Mo, but where I am most of them are just brown so not very pretty…lol. It’s getting cooler which is okay but only if it stays this way…I am not looking forward for cold weather.

    I watched the new season of Miss Fisher’s Mysteries it was super good now I want more…lol. I also found new season for Murdock Mysteries, if you like mysteries you might enjoy that show. 🙂

    Enjoy your new reads!
    Stormi

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    1. Most of the leaves in our yard turn a yellowish brown. Not so pretty, but we do have a bush that turns bright red and small Japanese Maples so we get some bright colors. I’ll have to check out Murdock Mysteries. Thanks, Stormi!

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  7. *eyes the new books* Looks wonderful! Aren’t libraries great? That was nice of your son and his GF to come visit. Your weekend trip sounds wonderful, I hope it won’t be full of tourists. I really enjoyed the new season of Miss Fisher;I really like that show

    Have a great week!

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    1. I love libraries, too, Bea. And Miss Fisher is one of my favorite shows, too. And the beach was pretty much tourist free.

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  8. Sounds like you’ve got some fun trips planned! I’m really enjoying this season of Dancing With the Stars and I’m obsessed with The Great British Baking Show. I just bought one of Mary Berry’s cookbooks and I can’t wait to try it. Have a great week and enjoy your long weekend!

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    1. Oh, I look forward to hearing how you like Mary’s cookbook, Katherine. I love that show. And DWTS is so fun to watch, too.

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