Sunday Post! Hello 2018!

January 7, 2018 Blog 6

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A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

  1. [1 Jan] Jan Reading Goals
  2. [1 Jan] How to Hang a Witch (How to Hang a Witch, #1) by Adriana Mather, Liz Lawler ★★★★
  3. [5 Jan] Book Review: The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett ★★★★★
  4. [5 Jan] Bout of Books & Jan Readathon
  5. [6 Jan] Book Blog Discussions – Top Favorites of 2017
  6. [7 Jan] Sunday Post! Hello 2018!
  7. [8 Jan] Haunting the Deep (How to Hang a Witch, #2) by Adriana Mather ★★★★
  8. [10 Jan] One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus ★★★★★
  9. [11 Jan] Skinny by Donna Cooner ★★★★★
  10. [12 Jan] Book Review: Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett ★★★★★
  11. [13 Jan] Book Blog Discussions – Top Favorites of Upcoming Books
  12. [14 Jan] Sunday Post! Jan is Readathon Central!
  13. [15 Jan] The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith ★★★★
  14. [16 Jan] Top Ten Tuesday: Four Reading Resolutions that are NOT Resolutions
  15. [17 Jan] Ricochet Joe [Kindle in Motion] (Kindle Single) by Dean Koontz ★★★½
  16. [18 Jan] Book Review: Antithesis by Terra Whiteman
  17. [18 Jan] Project Semicolon by Amy Bleuel DNF
  18. [19 Jan] Book Review: Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett ★★★★★
  19. [20 Jan] Book Blog Discussions – To Fold of Not to Fold a Paperback
  20. [21 Jan] Sunday Post! Why is it so cold!?
  21. [22 Jan] 99 Keys to a Creative Life: Spiritual, Intuitive, and Awareness Practices for Personal Fulfillment by Melissa Harris ★★★★★
  22. [23 Jan] Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Enjoyed but Cannot Remember
  23. [24 Jan] Scone Cold Killer (All-Day Breakfast Café Mystery #1) by Lena Gregory ★★★
  24. [25 Jan] Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley ★★★½
  25. [26 Jan] Book Review: Mort by Terry Pratchett ★★★★★
  26. [27 Jan] Book Blog Discussions – Reviving Old Posts
  27. [27 Jan] Scone Cold Killer (All-Day Breakfast Café Mystery #1) by Lena Gregory ★★★★½
  28. [28 Jan] Sunday Post! Bye January
  29. [29 Jan] Ink (Paper Gods, #1) by ★★½
  30. [30 Jan] Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Can’t Believe I Read
  31. [30 Jan] The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen ★★★★★
  32. [31 Jan] Everything, Everything by David Yoon, Nicola Yoon ★★★★½
  33. [1 Feb] Permission Granted: Taking the Bible into Your Own Hands by Jennifer Grace Bird ★★
  34. [1 Feb] Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly ★★★★
  35. [2 Feb] Book Review: Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett ★★★★★
  36. [3 Feb] Feb Reading Goals
  37. [3 Feb] Book Blog Discussions – Resonating with a Specific Genre
  38. [4 Feb] Sunday Post! Into Feb We Go!
  39. [5 Feb] Perilous Poetry (A Book Barn Mystery, #3) by Kym Roberts ★★★★★
  40. [6 Feb] Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Have Been On My TBR The Longest
  41. [7 Feb] The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas ★★★★★
  42. [8 Feb] TBT Review: Marching with Caesar by RW Peake
  43. [9 Feb] Pyramids by Terry Pratchett ★★★★
  44. [13 Feb] Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury ★★★
  45. [15 Feb] TBT Review: World War Z by Max Brooks ★★
  46. [16 Feb] Guards! Guards! by
  47. [18 Feb] Sunday Post! Oh Dear. Where Has the Time Gone?
  48. [19 Feb] Christmas at Two Love Lane by Kieran Kramer ★★★★½
  49. [21 Feb] The Butterfly Garden (The Collector #1) by Dot Hutchison ★★★½
  50. [23 Feb] Eric (Discworld, #9; Rincewind #4) by Terry Pratchett ★★★★
  51. [26 Feb] Sunday/Monday Post! Bday Happiness
  52. [27 Feb] Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Have Been On My TBR The Longest
  53. [28 Feb] Sharp Objects by ★★★★★
  54. [2 Mar] Book Review: Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett
  55. [3 Mar] Book Blog Discussions – Mouse Pads!
  56. [4 Mar] Sunday March Madness!
  57. [4 Mar] March Reading Goals
  58. [5 Mar] The Heartbeat Thief by A.J. Krafton ★★★
  59. [6 Mar] Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Book Quotes
  60. [8 Mar] Throw Back Book Review: My Merlin Series by Priya Ardis ★★★★
  61. [9 Mar] Death and What Comes Next by Terry Pratchett ★★★★★
  62. [10 Mar] Book Blog Discussions – Retellings of the Classics
  63. [11 Mar] Sunday Post: When it Rains it Pours Puppies
  64. [12 Mar] Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli ★★★★★
  65. [13 Mar] Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Surprised Me
  66. [14 Mar] The Serial Killer Whisperer: How One Man's Tragedy Helped Unlock the Deadliest Secrets of the World's Most Terrifying Killers by Pete Earley ★★★★★
  67. [15 Mar] Death's Dream Kingdom by Jessica Penot
  68. [16 Mar] Book Review: Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett ★★★★★
  69. [17 Mar] Book Blog Discussions – Favorite Children’s Author
  70. [18 Mar] Sunday Post: Fabulous Books and Our Lovely Reba!
  71. [19 Mar] Shutter by Courtney Alameda ★★★
  72. [20 Mar] Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR
  73. [21 Mar] Dead on Arrival by Matt Richtel ★★★★½
  74. [22 Mar] Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff ★★★★★
  75. [23 Mar] Book Review: Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett ★★★★★
  76. [24 Mar] Book Blog Discussions – Discussions Turning to Books
  77. [28 Mar] There's Cake in My Future by Kim Gruenenfelder ★★★★
  78. [30 Mar] Book Review: Small Gods by Terry Pratchett ★★★
  79. [31 Mar] Book Blog Discussions – Book Clubs


How was your New Year?

I have to admit my Christmas and New Year have been pretty amazing! My Mother-in-law visited, and I just love her! She is not the stereotypical MIL, so that makes life wonderful. I feel like we did a wonderful job to make her feel loved and spoiled but I was also loved and spoiled. I got so many books!

Here are just a few pics from Christmas week:

I don’t even know what number this was, but we had so many pics by this point, they were all just done. I don’t even know where Annabelle is…

Pic of pups not cooperating, like usual!

So, I decided to take them individually and maybe I can photoshop them together… although I do not have those kind of skills, we’ll see…

This is what Christmas in Louisiana looks like. The Mumsy did much better at standing still than the pups did, I have to say! <3 We all went to see Jumanji, which was hilarious and much better than I anticipated. And I had high hopes for it too! It was a toss up between that and The Greatest Showman, so I don’t think either would have been a bad choice. But seriously?! Dwayne Johnson (I still call him The Rock, I can’t help myself), Jack Black, AND Kevin Hart? Not to mention that I loved Karen Gillian in Dr. Who! If you haven’t seen it, it’s hilarity will have you rolling out of your seat. I definitely recommend it. Plus, it’s a great way to warm up with the coldness we all have this winter!


Reading plans this weekend:

Ok, so I’m mixing my reading plans for this week with Around the Blogosphere because there is just so much! Oh my goodness! Bout of BooksSO much is going on right now! Life and Lit’s schedule for the Jan BoTM is The Hate u Give (down there), so I think I’m going to get myself that book for my bday! Also, I got Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stephenson, so that’s something I need to finish soon. It’s taking me a minute because it’s not hitting any spots, but here’s hoping, once he gets kidnapped (poor thing) I’ll get more excited.

Also, Bout of Books is coming around! I’m going to do a separate post just for that one because the list is long and the struggle to  get that list read is REAL! But I always make a list and hopefully this time I won’t fail at reading it!

Seasons of ReadingAlso there’s the Winter’s Respite Readathon (that I still haven’t made a post for, ack!). Probably going to throw these posts together with my Jan reading list.

Super excited so far too, because although I forgot to sign up early for the Winter’s Respite Readathon, I have been like a reading demon and I’m tearing through the books! Although, like I said, Kidnapped is being a bit weird, but hopefully throwing some other books into the mix will help that.

Looks like a lot of reading for Jan though, which is perfect with this horrendous weather. If I’m not reading, I just want to curl up and sleep. The cold and I do not get along…

Hope your Jan is warming up, or at least you have a good book to keep your thoughts warm!



Are you joining any Read a thons for Jan?

6 Responses to “Sunday Post! Hello 2018!”

    • Christina

      Ha, I wish we could bring pups in! But then my Pitt would want to sit on our laps. 100 lb lap dog is ridiculous!

  1. Mallory @ SHeisBookish

    You found matching sweaters for your puppers!?! THat’s amazing! I can get my one dog to wear a sweater, but I still feel like that’s a fluke 🙂 Ironically, he’ll wear a sweater in the house but refuses to put his jacket on when it’s -20. Go figure!!!

    • Christina

      That’s hilarious! They were not happy with the sweaters either but left them on for a couple of days so I could get cute pics. They seemed relieved when I took them off though. I want to get those little puppy shoes for when it’s really cold here but I think I may get looks… !!

    • Christina

      Thank you! I just redid the entire design and it fits me and my lifestyle much better than the old one. Plus, I mean the pup pics are freaking adorable. I can’t get over them! Helps when I have a day when I don’t feel like blogging.