Sunday Post! Bye January

January 28, 2018 Blog 2

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~

~ It’s a chance to share news~

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. [21 Jan] Sunday Post! Why is it so cold!?
  2. [22 Jan] 99 Keys to a Creative Life: Spiritual, Intuitive, and Awareness Practices for Personal Fulfillment by Melissa Harris ★★★★★
  3. [23 Jan] Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Enjoyed but Cannot Remember
  4. [24 Jan] Scone Cold Killer (All-Day Breakfast Café Mystery #1) by Lena Gregory ★★★
  5. [25 Jan] Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley ★★★½
  6. [26 Jan] Book Review: Mort by Terry Pratchett ★★★★★
  7. [27 Jan] Book Blog Discussions – Reviving Old Posts
  8. [27 Jan] Scone Cold Killer (All-Day Breakfast Café Mystery #1) by Lena Gregory ★★★★½

Goodbye January!

As the days tick by, I am so excited to see the end of winter. It’s in sight guys! I do not do well with the cold and having to get up to go to work, even if I only have to walk upstairs, is horrible. I want to snuggle all winter with the pups! I do love having a job though. After ten years of not working, although book reviewing is work (as we all know), it’s nice to have something to call my own! Although, it does take time away from reading, but it’s part time so, not too much.

This week there was less reading and snuggling with the pups. I’ve been working on graphics and playing around in World of Warcraft. I’m kind of giving myself a pass because this weekend is the 24in48 readathon! I’m mentally creating a list, but I just realize (while typing this up Friday morning) that the list needs to be more tangible so I can go go go go go all weekend!

My pups snuggling on my side of the couch.

Hubby’s pups and his cat snuggling with him 😀 Or trying to. Bruno got annoyed and decided to move to his own seat!

He doesn’t look comfy at all…

I also get two book boxes every month. I love the little items in these! I’ve been getting Owl Crate for a year, and I just find it adorable. But recently, I decided to try the Coffee and a Classic box. I go back and forth with these book boxes because they are adorable but so costly. Seriously, Coffee and a Classic killed it this month. I was excited about every single item. Plus, since I’m joining the Classics Challenge, this just makes sense. I want to expand my reading, and this is a fun way to ensure I have those books on hand!

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Reading plans:

This weekend I’m hoping to get to Adam & Evie by Marisa Concetta, Hamlet, and Persuasion. If I have more reading time or these books aren’t doing it for me, I also have Silent Corner by Dean Koontz and Perilous Poetry by Kym Roberts. So I don’t think I’m wanting for any genres or themes. This list has thriller and mystery, YA, classics, and romance! And I have The Cruel Prince right next to my reading area as well. Yeah, I think that’s enough! For now.




– Discussing Books: How Much Do We Really Discuss Specific Books? I thought this was a great question! We are all book lovers, but unless we belong to a book club, the discussion for books kind of gets pushed to the side. What do you think we can do to generate more discussion with the books we love? Also, do you enjoy reviews that specifically say spoiler review, so that everyone can discuss the book more?

Speaking of discussions! If you enjoyed the movie The Forest, Myra Nour has a discussion over how that movie could have been better, and how it didn’t quite live up to the hype of a horror movie. As a horror fan, whether books or movies, I have to agree with the assessment over there. What do you think?

– If you’re joining Winter’s Respite, you may also want to join in on the next #24in48 will be taking place on Jan. 27-28, 2018! 

If you’re new to 24in48, this is the basic gist: beginning at 12:01am on Saturday morning and running through 11:59pm on Sunday night, participants read for 24 hours out of that 48-hour period. You can split that up however you’d like: 20 hours on Saturday, four hours on Sunday; 12 hours each day; six four-hour sessions with four hour breaks in between, whatever you’d like.


Coming up in February!

Bloggiesta Winter Mini is happening Feb 3rd and 4th! This is a great time to get onto the blog and do some work! If you can’t get to it for the Feb weekend, they’re having another week long one: Spring Week Long Bloggiesta: March 19-25.

Puppy Love Reading Challenge! Have you guys seen all the cozy mysteries with pups on the covers? This cute challenge is going to be adorable!

Read at least one book which: has a dog (or cat) on the cover or features a dog (or cat) in it.


How has your Jan been? What do you do to discuss books? Do you have any book box subscriptions that you refuse to leave?


2 Responses to “Sunday Post! Bye January”

  1. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    Love the pup pics and it’s awesome that you can work at home. I only work about 5 minutes away from my house so I can at least run home at lunch most days and check on the boys. I am picking up The Cruel Prince tomorrow from the library. Hope I love it but historically I’ve been hit or miss with fae books. Hope you have a wonderful week. I agree, the end of winter is in sight but we always seem to get a decent snowfall in early March – it’s like Mother Nature’s last stand.

    • Christina

      5 minutes is amazing! I do love just having to walk upstairs. I didn’t even brush my hair the other day. I was like screw it. I’m up, I drank some coffee, and put that dang smile on my face! My hair doesn’t matter!

      No last stands this year for Mother Nature. She needs to go back on her meds!