Sunday Post: March begins and maybe spring?

Sunday-PostKimberly 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.

Home

Our son is moving from New York back to the Midwest, but hasn’t decided where he’s going to live yet so he came to our house to store some of his stuff in our basement. He arrived Sunday evening, found a car to buy and then left Wednesday morning on the train to Washington DC (a 28-hour train ride!) We’re taking care of Donnie, our son’s mini Dachshund. He’s a sweet little dog. He sleeps beside me most of the time. When he’s not sleeping he watches at the door for squirrels and birds to chase. Even though it’s icy outside the door he flies across the ice as though it’s not even there. He doesn’t get close to the squirrels, but doesn’t give up!

We had two ice storms plus another that ended up being mostly rain and then a little snow. The ice right outside the back of our house (that you see in the photos) is sticking around because it on the north side of our house and is in shadow all day. However, this next week we are supposed to have several days in the 50s. Yay! That might melt some ice!

Television

We watched the U.S. men’s curling team win lots of games this week culminating in the Gold Medal game and the team won! It was a good game. There have been lots of great events and performances. The two Russian ice skaters who won gold and silver in the women’s figure skating were amazing.

We also finished watching Altered Carbon on Netflix. It’s excellent. Since it was so icy out and it was hard for me to do too much besides reading or watching TV (Donnie needs quite a bit of attention) we also watched several episodes of Murder in Suburbia on Acorn.

Blog

I reworked my About page (renaming it “Who, Why, What and Where”) as well as working on reviews. I downloaded a plugin and created a Blogroll of some of my favorite book blogs. I’m also catching up on commenting on blogs.

Last week
Next week
  • Tell Me Something Tuesday
  • Can’t-Wait Wednesday
  • March 2018 books on my list
  • Sunday Post

My books

What I’m reading

Still choosing

What I read last week

White Nights by Ann Cleeves

Diamond Girl by Julie Mulhern

Rivers of London: Body Work by Ben Aaronovitch & Andrew Cartmel

Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny

Books I got this week

The Long Way Home by Sabrina Chase

Rivers of London: Body Work by Ben Aaronovitch & Andrew Cartmel (Graphic Novel, Library)

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson (CDs, Library)

What did you do last week?

Sunday Post: The Olympics Start

Sunday-PostKimberly 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.

Home

I’m over my cold and spent a little time sorting books and moving them to a different room. If they’re moved to a different room I must have done something good with them–right?!! I did find a few I plan to donate or take to the used bookstore.

We had more snow this week–an inch here and there plus a little over five inches one day for about 10 inches over the whole week. We bought a snowblower when we first moved here and I’m so glad we did. We have a long steep driveway that no one would be able to drive up if we didn’t have the snowblower. It usually takes about an hour to get the driveway clear even with the snowblower. It was only 4 degrees when I got up Saturday morning to a couple more inches of snow. Luckily we have a good furnace.

Television

My husband and I watched the beginning of the Olympics. So far we’ve seen some biathlon, a little skating, curling and the opening ceremonies. I really enjoy the winter Olympics. We also found a new Netflix show we’re enjoying–Altered Carbon. It’s a science fiction and it’s good. We’re also enjoying the Inspector George Gently series on Acorn. It’s a British police show.

Blog

I’m still feeling my way with my blog since I was away from it for so long. I’m enjoying what I’ve done so far. I’m trying to get a few posts done to have in reserve when I need them.

Last week
Next week
  • Can’t-Wait Wednesday
  • Sunday Post

My books

What I’m reading

I’m a mood reader and I haven’t decided what I’m in the mood for!

What I read last week

Promise Not to Tell by Jayne Ann Krentz

Books I got this week

A Day in the Death of Dorothea Cassidy by Ann Cleeves

Modern Crimes by Chris Nickson

Game Over by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

A Beautiful Poison by Lydia Kang (Kindle Unlimited)

West Cork by Sam Bungey and Jennifer Forde (Audible–free to download until May 2018)

What did you do last week?