Sunday Post: Nov 22


The 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

Almost Thanksgiving here in the U.S. turkey

Thanksgiving here in the U.S. is on Thursday November 26. My husband and I are driving this year. So there was lots to do this week. Figuring out what to bring (winter clothes needed), packing, to the doctor (for my allergies and a cough).

Thanksgiving week is always a busy time for us. Lots of family activities. We have a large group every year though my father-in-law is lamenting it’s a small year this year (only about 40 people–some years we’ve had as many as 80 family members and friends!)

Time for a road trip

We had an early dinner with our son who is visiting friends in the Washington DC area before driving a ways Friday night. We stopped in Ohio to visit friends whom we hadn’t seen for over five years. So great to see them. Then we drove on to Illinois where we are staying with our daughter.

There was a big snowstorm in the Midwest Friday night and Saturday and we first ran into rain and then snow in Indiana. Not too much snow, but very windy. In Illinois we passed at least a dozen accidents. We finally got to our daughter’s house. There’s not a lot of snow, but the temperature has dropped and it’s staying below freezing today. On Monday it’s on to Iowa where they got a lot of snow!

The blog

I didn’t have time to do too much this week. The Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-Thon finished. I had a great time!  I probably won’t comment very much on other blogs for the rest of November. I do have some posts pre-scheduled and hope to use my computer when there’s time.

Blog posts

What I’m reading

Orphans of the Sky by Robert Heinlein

Christmas Miracles by Mary Balogh

What I read last week

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

Christmas is Murder by C.S. Challinor

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

No books this week!



Library books







Here are some posts written for Sci-Fi Month:

Rinn Reads talks about falling out of love with the doctor

Greg @ Book Haven talks about the “Top Ten Planets”

The Bibliosanctum bloggers–“Getting our SciFi Gaming on with Brianna Shrum and Kristi Charish

Heather @ Random Redheaded Ramblings reviewed Down Station by Simon Morden

Next Week–home & blog

Thanksgiving will keep us busy all week. Lots to do–grocery shopping (buying two turkeys and a ham plus all the other food we need.) Two of my sisters-in-law are coming early, too, and lots of people will be in the kitchen on Thanksgiving!

Since we’re in the Midwest again for a family wedding in December I decided to stay until after Christmas. My husband has to work so he’s driving back home and will fly back out for the wedding and Christmas which we are spending in Iowa.

Also a busy week  with the blog. I’m really enjoying Sci-Fi Month. We finish up the Read Along–The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. I have a few posts scheduled for the rest of November and I may get a few more done during the week.

Blog posts

  • The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet Read Along–wk 3
  • Sci-Fi authors I’m thankful for
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet Read Along–wk 4
  • Sunday Post

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