Sunday Post: Jan 3


This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it!

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.

Last Week–home and bloghappy new year

New year 2016!

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.

― T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

My husband and I went out to dinner on New Year’s Eve, but we were home early and in bed before midnight!


We caught up on TV shows we hadn’t watched in the last couple of weeks. We also watched all the episodes of The Expanse that are available now and watched the science fiction mini series Childhood’s End which aired in mid December on the Syfy channel. It was adapted from the book by Arthur C. Clarke.

The blog

I’m working on end-of-year posts as well as posts for the new year. I even made an infographic to illustrate my reading summary for 2015. I still have a number of reviews to post for books I read in 2015.

Blog posts

What I’m reading

 Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs

What I read last week

Death in a Red Canvas Chair by N. A. Granger

Radiance by Grace Draven

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

Fire Touched by Paricia Briggs

Dreaming Death by J. Kathleen Cheney

Library books



Second Street Station by Lawrence H. Levy

Born in a Burial Gown by Mike Craven

Envy of Angels by Matt Wallace


The Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan

Next Week–home & blog

We’re going to New York City to visit our son and see a few theater shows at the end of the week. We’re looking forward to that. But I have quite a bit to do to get ready. We’re taking the train round trip so that will be fun.

Blog posts

  • January books on my list
  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • 2015 reading challenges–how’d I do?
  • 2016 reading challenges
  • 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.

13 thoughts on “Sunday Post: Jan 3”

  1. Happy New Year!! My week was spend reading and blogging. I also cleaned out all our Christmas decorations. I love how clean our home looks when all those stuff are back in the closet again. LOL!


    1. Thanks, Maureen. Putting away all the Christmas decorations is one of my least enjoyable tasks though I do like how clean and clutter free the house looks afterward!


  2. Happy New Years! Mine was quiet too… and it was nice. Very low key. I’ve watched the first two Expanse I think, and will probably continue… I’m intrigued. And Childhood’s End I’m curious about too…


    1. It really helps that I’ve read the first book in the Expanse series. It’s such a wide ranging science fiction that it’s hard to film, I think…though I think they have done a pretty good job so far. Childhood’s End was good. Kind of thought-provoking.I still have questions about parts of it. We found it on-demand on SyFy so that was nice since we missed it during mid December.


  3. Happy New Years! We had a quiet New Years Eve though we did stay up to midnight. We’re all night owls so it’s almost hard not too! You got some interesting books. I have Second Street Station in ebook so I’m curious to see what you think of it in audio. Have a great week!


    1. Thanks, Katherine! We’re almost always asleep by midnight so it isn’t usual for us to stay up on New Year’s Eve. (Though sometimes I stay awake reading in bed!)


  4. Last week was super lazy for me so I’m hoping this week is much more productive! To be honest, I didn’t even think about posting ANY 2015 wrap up posts haha whoops!


  5. I have a busy week ahead, too, Molly, with the beginning of the new year and new month. I’m feeling like being productive…lol. I don’t think you have to do wrap-up posts. I do them, because I like to look at statistics and charts! And this year it was super-fun to try to do an infographic.


  6. Fire Touched was soooo good! Your New Year’s Eve sounds good and your upcoming trip to NNYC sounnds good too.

    Happy New Year!


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