Sunday Post: Mar 6


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 blog

We woke up to snow one morning this week–hopefully the last of this season! We may get temps in the low 70’s next week and the cherry blossoms on the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC should be at their peak blossom on March 31 so Spring is coming!

The move countdown–March is the month

Boxes are piling up. Packing continues!

We are doing the move ourselves, but we have family members coming to help during the last week either to help load the U-Haul and some to help drive as well. We’ll have the U-Haul and a car with our cats. We have moved cats and dogs many times across the country, but it’s never easy for the pets or for us…lol.

The blog

Working to get posts written ahead as our move gets closer. I know I won’t have too much extra time the latter half of March.

Blog posts

My books

What I’m reading
  • Skeleton Blues by Paul Johnston
What I read last week
  • A Useful Woman by Darcie Wilde
  • The Royal Wulff Murders by Keith McCafferty
New–Books, E-books, NetGalley, Audiobooks–purchased or free or from library


The Residence: Inside the Private World by Kate Andersen Brower


The Gray Ghost Murders by Keith McCafferty

Interesting on the internet

Next Week–home & blog

Sorting and packing and regular life continues.

I’m reading lots of good books so far this year so every extra moment I read!

Blog posts

  • Review:  Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs
  • Review:  Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop
  • Waiting on Wednesday: Mar 9
  • Beyond the Books
  • Review
  • 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.

14 thoughts on “Sunday Post: Mar 6”

  1. Ah, I feel like I’ve been around during your whole moving process! From when you were house hunting to now! I’m excited for you to finally move 🙂 When are you moving?


    1. I know, Molly–it has been kind of a drama, hasn’t it??! I’m very excited about the move. We still have a little over three weeks until the move–I know it will go fast, but it seems like a long time to keep talking about it!


  2. Aah, packing. It’s good you have family helping; packing to move is such an exhausting process.

    The Gray Ghost Murders looks interesting. I hope you take some time to read and not just work.


    1. The packing is not fun though I do like it when I can get rid of some things. I’m in a simplifying mode though we wouldn’t fit into one of the small space homes I see on TV.

      The Gray Ghost Murders is the second book in the series. I read the first book last week and went out right out and bought the second book.


  3. Oh, The Gray Ghost Murders looks so fun. I hope you enjoy it. And I hope the weather is great for your move. Sounds like you’ll have a lot of help, which is lovely. I’ve had to move 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 parrots, and seven guinea pigs at one time before. Always interesting. LOL Have a lovely week:)


    1. Wow, you have us beat, Laura! We just have three cats with this move! We had friends who moved across the country with a parrot. Because of the heat they had to take their parrot into a cafe in a little town in the Ozarks. All the people in the cafe immediately stopped talking to look at these strangers walking into their cafe with a parrot!


  4. I’ve seen photos of the cherry blossoms but have never managed to be there at just the right time. They’re so beautiful. I love The Residence! I hope you do too. The Gray Ghost Mystery looks interesting. The author’s name sounds familiar but I can’t place it. Good luck with the packing! To me it always feels like the job that never ends.


    1. The cherry blossoms are beautiful. We have visited DC a number of times when they are blooming and I love it every time.

      I agree the packing seems to go on forever!


  5. Hey I like your spring colors- now I just need spring to arrive here! Hope you hit 70’s- they’re saying 50’s for here next week and maybe a little more- I’ll take it! Your move is coming up- good luck with everything! I know it’s stressful to move… I’ll have to check out your Fire Touched review as I’ve been thinking of trying those books.

    Have a great week!


  6. Thanks, Greg! The spring colors make me hopeful…lol. It’s still cold here today, but I’m hoping for the nice weather–hope you get it, too. The Patricia Briggs series is great!


  7. I don’t always read the same genres as you primarily do, but I do have Mercy Thompson #7 to read next week or so… and Kimba has been gushing about The Others by Anne Bishop, so who knows, maybe I’ll give it a try.

    I think the UF I want to stay clear of are the stories of PNR with glittery vamps sucking the beautiful girl’s neck, with more relationship angst than world-building. I’m more of a “The Passage by Justin Cronin” type of SFF, or dystopian which I enjoy.

    Good luck with the moving plans. We’re 99% sure we’re making a hop-skip-jump move just to the next town this summer, about 30-40 minutes away– so not much of a big deal– but we do have cats & dogs and they don’t like the car. We moved some of them cross-country! Ha, I think the humans were as traumatized as the furries by that adventure!


    1. Both of those series are so good, Rita. Right now I have three or four favorite sci-fi/fantasy series and those are two of them!

      I agree with you about steering clear of PNR. The romance in those stories seems more important than the world building.

      Yes, moving with pets can definitely be more traumatizing for their humans! Good luck with your move. It doesn’t matter how far you move you still have to pack and unpack. Definitely no fun.


  8. The Residence: Inside the Private World looks interesting. Gads where the Cherry trees bloom in DC it is so beautiful, we have gone a few times during their bloom. Yes, please no more snow! Good luck getting things done for the move. It sounds like you have a plan 🙂


    1. I think The Residence should be good. Yes, the cherry trees are beautiful. I think we’re past the snow here. The Midwest, however, could still have a few more snow days. And moving day will come one way or another…lol.


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