Sunday Post: Finally some snow!

Sunday-Post

Kimberly hosts the Sunday Post each week. I like to take part because it gives me an opportunity to look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also love to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading.

Personal life

We’ve had our first snowfall of the year–only about three inches–and it’s beautiful.

I had a busy week with appointments, putting away Christmas decorations and getting the house back in order for the new year.

Television

This week we watched more Agatha Raisin and the new season of Brokenwood on Acorn TV. On Netflix we’re working our way through the first season of Dead Like Me. 

Blog

The Feed Your Fiction Addiction blog has a “Master List of 2019 Reading Challenges.”  And I spent way too much time looking through various challenges to figure out what I wanted to do this year. I do like reading challenges–especially if I read a few books I might not have otherwise. I’ve decided on four or five challenges and may do a couple more before the end of the month! There’s even a challenge for “Reading Challenge Addicts!” Maybe I should sign up for that. 🙂

I’m working on completing 2018 book reviews that are mostly written already and trying to make sure I get the 2019 reviews in the works. Still working on visiting other blogs to see what you’ve all been up to!

Recent posts
Next week
  • 2019 Reading Challenges
  • My 2018 Reading Year
  • Can’t-Wait Wednesday
  • Review
  • Sunday Post

My books

What I’m reading
  • A Murder for the Books by Victoria Gilbert
  • Copper River by William Kent Kreuger
What I read recently
  • Lost Lake by Emily Littlejohn
  • Mercy Falls by William Kent Kreuger
Books I got recently

In His Majesty’s Service by Naomi Novik

Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor

Copper River by William Kent Krueger (audiobook/library)

Holding by Graham Norton

What have you been doing? Do you make resolutions? Are you able to keep them?

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.

16 thoughts on “Sunday Post: Finally some snow!”

  1. I’m still in the throes of tying up my 2018 reading challenges. I’m good at reading and reviewing the books and rubbish about returning to the site hosting the challenge and telling them about it… Best of luck with whatever you decide to sign up for – and I agree it can be a great motivator to widen reading habits, as left to myself, I’d probably stick to authors I know I like. Have a great week, Jan.

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    1. That’s exactly my problem with reading challenges, Sarah. I haven’t gotten back to any of the sites that hosted my 2018 reading challenges. I haven’t even figured out exactly how I did with the reading challenges. 😦

      But I do enjoy planning what I’m going to read and keeping track of the books I read…lol

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  2. Love your snow pictures, especially the one through the arch! We woke to about 3 inches here, also, with the potential for 3-5 more during the day… we’ll see.

    Like you, I’m doing five year-long reading challenges (not counting the Goodreads one or the open-ended Newbery Medal Winners challenge.) And at least two are the same as yours: The Backlist Reader Challenge and the Library Lovers. I should probably be doing the Review Writing Challenge, as I’ve been struggling with reviews for a year and a half now.

    I hope you’re enjoying A Murder for the Books! I like that series so far.

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    1. Thanks, Lark! It’s been a beautiful day here. My husband was able to get our driveway completely clear this morning so that’s good. I’ve been struggling with reviews for at least that long, too, so I’m hoping this challenge will help. And I am enjoying A Murder for the Books!

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  3. I’m still finishing up my challenge sign ups and have a new one to add tomorrow. They sure help me keep focused on my books to read. The snow looks lovely. We don’t get it here and I can’t say I miss it except at Christmas. LOL Enjoy those new reads:)

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    1. I have more to do on my challenge sign-ups this next week, too. I love winter and do enjoy some snow so it’s good we live where we do!

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  4. I always want to do a bunch of challenges then find out afterward that I don’t really want to do them I want to read what I want to read…lol. I am already failing one challenge and I just started! 😦 🙂 Oh well.

    Glad you are enjoying your snow, I am glad we didn’t get any like they said we would…lol.

    Have a great week and happy reading!
    Stormi

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    1. I know lots of people don’t like snow and I don’t like to drive in snow or ice, but mostly I have the option not to drive when the roads are bad. And glad you didn’t get any!

      I don’t do well checking back with the people hosting the reading challenges. (As I’m sure you know since I didn’t link up any reviews for the 2018 Cloak and Dagger Challenge.)

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  5. Your snow pictures are so pretty. Sounds like you’ve been busy, but balancing out chores with some fun tv programming. Hope the week ahead is awesome!

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    1. Thanks, Kimberly. We have watched some good shows. I do a lot of my blog formatting and planning while I’m watching TV!

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  6. I love Naomi Novik and William Kent Krueger. The snow is pretty; I’m glad we aren’t getting it today even though it’s cold.

    I’m also doing quite a few reading challenges. Good luck with your challenges. They help me focus and organize what I’m going to read. Have a great reading week. Anne – Books of My Heart

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  7. We got a bunch of snow, too, but it’s not the first. It’s been snowing since October. Good luck with your reading challenges. Have a great week!

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  8. I’ve really been contemplating the Naomi Novak series. I don’t read a lot of high fantasy so that kind of turns me off though. Maybe eventually. We had about 3 inches Saturday too. Snow is pretty as long as I can stay home and not go out in it.

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    1. I’m not reading high fantasy much these days, but I do like dragons and I do like the time period for a historical fantasy/alternate history. And I agree with you, Barb, that I don’t want to have to drive in it.

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