Sunday Post: Nov 15

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

People’s inhumanity to others continues. My heart goes out to the people of Paris.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
Only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
Only love can do that.
–Martin Luther King, Jr.

The above quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. is inspirational and gives hope that we can change other people. It’s hard to believe that when something like the attacks and killings in Paris happen.

Blog posts

What I’m reading

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

 Orphans of the Sky by Robert Heinlein

Christmas is Murder by C.S. Challinor

What I read last week

Not a Creature Was Stirring by Jane Haddam

Christmas Gifts by Mary Balogh

“Hot Toy” by Jennifer Crusie

“Santa 365” by Spencer Quinn

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



Library books



Of Sorrow and Such by Angela Slatter

Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews

Drop Dead on Recall by Sheila Webster Boneham

Still Midnight by Denise Mina

The End of the Wasp Season by Denise Mina




I love reading posts about blogging and how to do it better. I was searching for new ideas this week and found these posts:

Elle & Co posted “Clever Solutions to 4 of Your Biggest Blogging Hang-ups

From the Daily Post: “Calling Emily Post: A Blogging Etiquette Roundup

Nelle and Co. posted “9 Things I Started Using in 2015 That I Can’t Blog Without

Next Week–home & blog

Lots to do before we leave for Thanksgiving. Friday evening we’re driving into Washington DC to meet our son for dinner. He’s taking the train from NYC to visit friends. Since we’re driving to Iowa this year we will drive a bit Friday night and then get an early start on Saturday. It looks like we will have good driving weather.

Also a busy month with the blog. I’m really enjoying Sci-Fi Month. The Read Along–The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet–is going well. I’m continuing to read Christmas stories and books for the Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-Thon.

Blog posts

  • Sci-Fi Quotes
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-Thon–it’s over!
  • Earth & Fire” and Earth 2788 by Janet Edwards
  • The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet Read Along–wk 3
  • 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.

12 thoughts on “Sunday Post: Nov 15”

  1. That Martin Luther King quote is one of my faves. I wish it weren’t so relevant to our world.

    I hope you like Drop Dead on Recall; it didn’t work for me. You’ve got a lot of driving coming up. I hope your dive and visit to your son goes smoothly. Have a good week!


    1. Thanks, Bea! The Martin Luther King quote is so good. Says so much in a few words. I wish people would heed it. I’m sorry to hear Drop Dead didn’t work for you. I don’t like to hear that. I hope our drive goes well, too. And dinner with our son will be so good since he can’t get to the Midwest for Thanksgiving.


  2. The Martin Luther King quote warms my heart. I pray for those in Paris. It brings back too many memories of 9/11.
    Sounds like you will have a lovely Thanksgiving. Not too sure what I’ll be doing. Most of my family will be out of town and I couldn’t go. It will be wonderful to share some time with my son so it will be great to be together. Probably watch some holiday movies:)


  3. I’ve enjoyed SciFi Month so far, and following the Angry Planet posts too, although I’m behind. It does make me want to read it. 🙂

    Hope your week is good, and safe travels.


  4. MLK is just absolutely profoundly timeless. What a beautiful quote.

    I’m knee deep in Christmas stories around here and am enjoying them and looking forward to seeing everyone’s HoHo readathon books! Sounds like you’ve got a fun few weeks ahead with lots of visiting. I’m not sure how Thanksgiving is going to go for us. We have on daughter working in retail but thankfully the 2nd one decided not to work over Thanksgiving break so we only have one schedule to contend with!
    Have a great week!


    1. We’re looking forward to Thanksgiving. Schedules during the holidays are hard to deal with sometimes. Hope you have a good Thanksgiving, Katherine.


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