Sunday Post: Oct 25

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

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Maine coast and greeting cards

We stayed at the Maine coast–in a small town called Ogunquit–last weekend and had a wonderful time. The weather was beautiful–cool, but lots of sun. We had a great hotel room–at high tide the water came so close it looked like we could step right into the water! A river runs into the ocean at Ogunquit (and in front of our hotel). At low tide it was easy to see the river, but not so easy at high tide. We could have stayed on our balcony the whole time and watched the ocean, but we helped the economy by shopping, eating and sightseeing!

Once again it felt like a very short week. I did get some cards made. I have a number of birthdays plus autumn cards I want to send. I hope to make and send a few Halloween cards early in the week, too.

What we’re watching

Nothing new this week!


I made a little progress with Bog Ahead, but at the expense of visiting other blogs so next week I need to do both plus keep reading!

Blog posts


What I’m reading

Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marillier

The Martian by Andy Weir (Audiobook)

What I read last week

Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Mistletoe Murder by Leslie Meier

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



Library books




  • Julia Spencer-Fleming (author of Through the Evil Days and other mysteries in the Claire Fergusson & Russ Van Alstyne series) one of the writers of the Jungle Red Writers blog wrote a post “Three Ingredients, Seven Hours” about crock pot recipes with just three ingredients. Crock pot meals always seem like a great fall dinner.

Next Week–home & blog

Halloween is on Saturday and I want to send a few cards to friends and family so I hope to get those finished and mailed on Monday.

I want to finish up with Blog Ahead by getting a few posts ready since this is the last week. And I want to visit a few more blogs. And I want to read plenty of books. And . . . .

Blog posts

  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • The Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton
  • Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews
  • 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.

22 thoughts on “Sunday Post: Oct 25”

  1. That looks like a great coastal location! Nice pics. I think staying along the coast in Maine would be neat- hope to visit there someday. Love the high tide/ low tide changes.

    Mistletoe Murder looks good. I’m looking for books for the HoHoHo readathon and may have to look at cozys…

    Have a great week!


    1. It was beautiful, Greg, and a great time of the year. I feel blessed we have family to visit in Maine since we’ve visited many times!

      I’m getting together some cozy mysteries to read for the HoHoHo readathon.


  2. Maine looks so beautiful, it is definitely on my wish list of places to visit one day!

    I am failing at Blog Ahead but it has still been fun to try and schedule!

    Have a great week!


    1. It’s beautiful, Heather. I hope you’ll get a chance to visit sometime. I’m not doing so well with Blog Ahead either, but I suppose anything I do is a help.


  3. Such a lovely place. I’m with you, I’d love to just sit and watch the water. But then I got thinking of all the books and movies that have Maine as their setting, and I’d have to go off and explore and shop, and eat!


  4. Your pictures are gorgeous! The area looks like one big postcard. I’ll have to check out Julia Spencer-Fleming’s crockpot recipes. It’s getting to be that time of year again for roasts and things and I always love having dinner done by noon! Plus I love her mysteries. Have a great week!


  5. Oh, Ogunquit! That is such a nice town. I’ve only been in the summer time; I should drive up in the fall. Congrats on getting posts done for Blog Ahead!

    Have a good week!


    1. Yes, Ogunquit is such a nice town, Bea. It was beautiful this fall. And I need to try to get some posts completed this week for Blog Ahead.


    1. I grew up in Oregon, but since my husband has sisters in Washington State, Maine and Chicago we have seen quite a bit of the country! I’m really enjoying listening to The Martian.


  6. Your pictures are so pretty! We have a lot coast in the Netherlands, but your coast looks very different, more rocky. It looks like a great place to visit. It can be nice to get no new books in a week sometimes, knowing most of you to-read lists are already so long. I could use a week with no new books as well. I hope you’ll have a great week!


    1. Thank you, Lola! Maine is unique. Not a lot of sandy beaches–a few, but lots of rocks! No new books is really nice, because I do have a huge pile of books to read.


    1. You’re lucky to live so close to that part of Maine, Steph. My sister-in-law and brother-in-law live in Waterville so it was nice of them to find us the place in Ogunquit and then drive down there to meet us!


  7. I hope you reach your goals for Blog Ahead – it’s a great idea and I kinda wish I’d participated!

    I love your Maine pictures – so different to seaside locales here in Australia and the architecture reminds me of Murder She Wrote, the TV series (which was kinda set there!).



    1. The Maine coast is beautiful and different from a lot of our seaside locales here in the States, too, Deborah. The Maine setting was one of the hallmarks of Murder She Wrote and is probably why so many mysteries are set in Maine. That, and the beautiful setting readers like to read about!


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