Sunday Post: Nov 1

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

Halloween and standard time

Halloween was on Saturday night. And once again we had no Trick or Treaters. It seems fewer and fewer kids go trick or treating these days. I think more kids go to parties more these days.

I did get my Halloween cards mailed as well as birthday cards and autumn cards.

We go back to standard time early Sunday morning. Means it will be dark that much earlier in the evenings. Oh, well!

What we’re watching

We watched Supergirl this week. I wasn’t too impressed, but may give it another week or two. Glad Elementary begins soon. Also found a detective show on Acorn called The Republic of Doyle. It takes place in Newfoundland and my husband is enjoying it, too. He doesn’t always like the police or detective shows I like and I don’t always like his shows. It’s always nice to find a show we both like. We’ve also watched some of the World Series games.

Blog

I made some progress with Blog Ahead. Not as much as I’d hoped, but any extra posts help and I plan to keep adding to them!

Blog posts

What I’m reading

The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson

What I read last week

Earth 2788 by Janet Edwards

“Earth and Fire” by Janet Edwards

Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marillier

The Martian by Andy Weir (Audiobook)

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

NetGalley

Library books

E-books

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Orphans of the Sky by Robert Heinlein

Bloodrush by Ben Galley

Christmas Miracles by Mary Balogh

Christmas Gifts by Mary Balogh

Audiobooks

Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger

No Place to Die by Clare Donoghue

Reykjavik Nights by Arnaldur Indridason

Internet

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Sci-Fi Month begins November 1. Hosted by Rinn @ Rinn Reads and Lisa @ Over the Effing Rainbow.

Next Week–home & blog

November will be a busy month. It’s Sci-Fi Month and the Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-Thon is happening in the middle of the month. Regular activity on the blog will keep me busy, too.

My husband and I also have decided to drive to Iowa for Thanksgiving this year so we are leaving November 21 (the weekend before Thanksgiving) for the drive. We are hoping we won’t have snow during the drive. I have lots to do before we make our drive.

Blog posts

  • Sci-Fi Month–November 2015
  • Blog Ahead–Aftermath
  • Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marillier
  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley
  • November books on my list
  • Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-Thon post
  • 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.

16 thoughts on “Sunday Post: Nov 1”

  1. I’ve been looking at The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet and wondering about it. Did you see the readalong for that one going on over there for sciFi Month?

    I know what you mean about Halloween, my neighborhood was the same. Hardly any kids- granted it rained so that may have played a role, but I’ve noticed last few years less and less kids too.

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    1. Yes, there is a readalong at Over the Effing Rainbow (one of the co-hosts). The book sounds good and I’m looking forward to participating.

      It’s kind of sad about Halloween though I can understand parents worrying about their kids. My kids went out trick or threating and it was such an exciting time for them. And I remember when I was a kid my friends and I would leave about 6 pm and not get home again until about 8:30 or so. I had candy that lasted for months…lol

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  2. It rained during trick-or-treat time here last night, but that didn’t stop the costumed kids from coming in droves! We ran out of candy fast and had to turn off the lights early! Have a wonderful week! 🙂

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  3. We had a decrease in kids trick or treating around here a few years ago but in the last couple of years it definitely has become more of a thing which makes me happy. Trick or treating is so much more fun than all the other stuff! Somehow I haven’t read any of Balogh’s Christmas books though I’m sure I’d love them as I love pretty much everything she writes. Sounds like you’ve got a busy few weeks ahead of you before your Iowa trip! Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks, Katherine! It is fun to have trick or treaters–seeing how the kids are dressed especially the little ones. The two books I bought have some of her older Christmas short stories in them, but she also has some older Christmas books which are really good, too. Some of them have been republished. Yes, it’s going to be busy around here this month!

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  4. I don’t get trick-or-treaters out where I live and my son is all grown up so I miss all that now. Looks like someone’s been tempted by Netgalley! LOL I’m deleleting their invites as fast as they come in. Need to catch up on reviews I owe first.

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  5. Have a safe trip for Thanksgiving. I am excited but Ho-Ho-Ho and have my books all lined up. Elementary is a good show, and I enjoy his quirkiness. Loving your book haul! Have a wonderful week 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Kimba! I’m excited for Ho-Ho-Ho, too. I’m planning to put a couple of reviews of Christmas books I’m reading up during the Read-a-Thon as well as reading some fun Christmas stuff.

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  6. Before we moved we lived in a neighbourhood with lots of little kids and they usually did trick or treating, but where we live now there are no trick or treaters. Halloween isn’t as popular here yet, but it’s getting more popular each year. We moved clocks last weekend and I am not happy with it being dark earlier. And any progress you made during blog ahead is a good thing. Have fun with the sci-fi month, I am looking forward to see which posts you have planned. I won’t be participating this year, but enjoyed it last year. Have a great week.

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    1. Thanks, Lola. It always surprises me how early it gets dark when we turn the clocks back. I’m looking forward to sci-fi month. It will be great to see what everyone is reading.

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  7. I wasn’t impressed with Supergirl either but I’ll watch a few more episodes and see how it goes. I never get trick or treaters in my condo complex. I know that a new event called trunk or treat is popular in my neck of the woods; less walking and safer.

    No Place to Die looks interesting. Happy reading and have a good week!

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    1. Thanks, Bea! Supergirl was a disappointment. Too bad. Audible had a 3 book for 2 credit sale so I came away with three good looking mysteries. Now to find time to read them!

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  8. I did wonder about Supergirl. I haven’t been entirely convinced by what I’ve seen just in print. Not sure when it will hit Australian shores, but I’m in no hurry.

    I am however (also) looking forward to the return of Elementary. After a shaky start to last season it seems to be back on track!

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    1. I’m looking forward to Elementary. I’m not sure what they were doing at the beginning of last season. And, yes, I’m hoping they’re back on track.

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