Sunday Post: Christmas in Indiana

Weekly meme to talk about books and a little about my personal life


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 are in Indiana for Christmas. There’s snow on the ground, I’ve made some Christmas cookies, we’ve gone to a fun Christmas Market and my two other kids show up in a couple of days. I managed to get my Christmas cards made, written and mailed before we left home which made me happy. I love this time of year!

Blog Life

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

My books

What I’m reading
  • Between Frames by W.R. Gingell
What I read recently
  • The Wise Virgin by Jo Beverley
  • Dark As Night by Katherine Pathak
Books I got recently

Rest You Merry by Charlotte MacLeod (ebook/purchased)

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir (ebook/purchased)

Deadly Dram by Melinda Mullet (ebook/purchased)

Dark as Night by Katherine Pathak (Kindle Unlimited)

The Dark Fear by Katherine Pathak (Kindle Unlimited)

Snowfall on Cedar Trail by Annie Rains(Paperback/Library)

What have you been doing? What are your plans for next week?

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate

‘Twas Christmas broach’d the mightiest ale;
‘Twas Christmas told the merriest tale;
A Christmas gambol oft could cheer
The poor man’s heart through half the year.
–Walter Scott

“Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”

― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings

When I discovered libraries, it was like having Christmas every day.
— Jean Fritz


My three kids are with us and I feel very lucky to have them here to celebrate our first Christmas in our new house.

I made cards this year and had lots of fun making them though I got a late start. I didn’t get my  cards sent out until this week, but I did get them sent out with a short note so that made me happy!


I haven’t posted much in December. It has been a very busy month plus I’ve had various computer problems most of the month. My son is here for Christmas and has solved the last of the computer problems…at least for now.

I plan to get back on schedule after Christmas. For now I hope you all have a wonderful day!

How are you spending your day?




Sunday Post–December 8

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kim 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 participate in every week and I thank Kim for hosting it!

Last Week

Around the Housechristmas-card_edited

I didn’t do a lot of reading, but my husband and I did a little house reorganizing as well as Christmas decorating. The tree is up..but no lights or decorations yet, but we have Christmas lights outside! I reorganized my craft room and made a few Christmas cards!

We might get a little snow on Sunday before it changes to sleet/freezing rain and then to all rain. We have a lower chance of snow and freezing rain here in southern Maryland.


No reviews this week. I had a couple just about ready, but could never sit down to finish them so…maybe next week!

Sunday Post–December 1

December books on my radar…

2014 Books I’m Dying to Read

What I’m reading

The Inconvenient Duchess by Christine Merrill

What I read this week

Poltergeist by Kat Richardson

E-books bought

I bought lots of books this week–there were just so many great sales…and when they weren’t exactly on sale the price was still good! And I plan to do a marathon read of some of the Sharon Lee and Steve Miller books in January so I’m getting ready!

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Saltation by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

Ghost Ship by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

Dragon Ship by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

Champion of the Rose by Andrea K. Höst

The Night Before Christmas by Kelly Hunter (novella)

One Snowy Night Before Christmas by Pamela Fryer

Keepsake by Antoinette Stockenberg

Starting from Scratch by Stacy Gail

The Luckiest Lady in London by Sherry Thomas

At Your Pleasure by Meredith Duran

The Heiress Effect by Courtney Milan

A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage

Around the internetbookish-christmas-ornament

I saw a post this weekend at that Artsy reader girl blog about making Christmas ornaments from book pages! There are some great ideas, pictures  and links to directions so go check them out!

Li from Me and My Books blog has put up a post about free/cheap e-books which has great information and links. I found some great new resources (as though I need to get more books!), but, of course, I’m going to utilize these

Next Week

Around the house

My husband is out of town on business until the weekend before Christmas so I need to finish the decorating, the Christmas cards and make sure we’re ready for Christmas. Yikes! Lots to do, but I’m going to try to relax. Here’s my mantra–Enjoy each day, have some fun, read some Christmas books, listen to Christmas music, bake some cookies…. Oh well, one day at a time, I guess!

Posts on the blog

  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • Review: Royal Flush by Rhys Bowen
  • Review: The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
  • Sunday Post

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What did you do last week? What are your plans for next week?