Sunday Post: Nov 8

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

November already?
My hibiscus–an indoor plant again

It’s November, but it sure didn’t feel like it most of this week. Our warmest day was Friday and it was almost 80 degrees. Saturday it started out warm, but then the temps dropped to mid-fifties with rain. I’m glad of that. Ready for cooler weather for next week.

It’s been a warm fall here with frost only one night so far this fall. Roses are still blooming outside! I brought my hibiscus inside a couple weeks ago and it has bloomed several times. And my Christmas cactus is blooming already, too–a little early!

Fall cleaning

My husband and I are doing fall cleaning–sorting through things and getting rid of  what we no longer use or need. This week it was sorting through clothes. Always good to lighten the load.

What we’re watching

Elementary is back and we really enjoyed that this week. Also thought Big Bang Theory was very good this week. It was funny and bittersweet–poor Sheldon.


I completed quite a few posts this week. That was fun! Lots of stuff scheduled next week, too, since Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-Thon begins and Sci-Fi Month continues.

Blog posts

What I’m reading

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

Not a Creature Was Stirring by Jane Haddam

What I read last week

The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson

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


Santa 365” by Spencer Quinn (short story)

Library books

Full Dark House by Christopher Fowler


The Providence of Fire by Brian Stavely

City by Clifford D. Simak

Snared by Ed James


The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler


Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-Thon by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Jennifer @ The Book Shelfery runs from Thursday 12 Nov until Tuesday 17 Nov. I’m looking forward to reading holiday books and having some holiday fun!

“Our Hopes and Dreams for TV’s Next Trek” from B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

  • CBS TV has announced a new Trek series coming in January 2017. So far there isn’t much information about the series, but the B&N blog post talks about various options for the series.

Next Week–home & blog

Another busy week. We’re continuing to clean out stuff. Lots to do before we leave for Thanksgiving.

Also a busy month with the blog. I’m really enjoying Sci-Fi Month. The book some of us are reading for the Read Along–The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet–is so much fun to read. It’s hard to stop at the end of the week’s reading! And I’m looking forward to the Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-Thon and some Christmas reading.

Blog posts

  • The Martian by Andy Weir
  • My Sci-fi TBR list
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-Thon starts
  • The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson
  • The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet Read Along–wk 2
  • Christmas cookie recipe
  • Sunday Post

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