It’s Christmas Eve! (Sunday Post, 12/24/2017)

December 24, 2017 Sunday Post 12

The Sunday Post is hosted by the wonderful Kimba, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week, take a look ahead, and showcase our new treasures—I mean books!

 My Week

We’ve been having a wonderful time this week. We visited the River of Lights festival in Albuquerque, and also saw Star Wars: The Last Jedi. We watched a few Christmas movies, listened to Christmas music (we’re very fond of John Rutter), and wrapped presents. I was even able to sing with the choir at my parents’ church last Sunday, and again for Evensong that evening. I’ll be singing with them again at the 11:00 pm service tonight.

And I managed to finish all my Christmas shopping and knitting with a few days to spare. Whew! I usually prefer to get most of it done before December 1, but that didn’t work out this year.. So I’ve been doing it most of it over the last two weeks…and mostly online. (The shopping, that is!) I’ve still got a lot of wrapping to do between church services today, but we’ll put on some Christmas music and it will be fun.

Pirate ship, just one of over 100 light installations at River of Lights in Albuquerque, NM. Photo © K. Pekar 2017


We’ll be celebrating Christmas over two days: Christmas Day with the immediate family (Mr. Bookwyrm, Robin, and I, plus my parents) and Boxing Day over at my sister’s with the wider family (the five of us, plus my sister and BIL, my niece and nephew and their SOs, and a dear friend and her two teens, who are “adopted family.”) Spreading the celebrations out keeps it from becoming too overwhelming, especially since most of us are introverts and need our quiet time.

I wish you all a very Happy Christmas if you celebrate it, and a lovely week and happy holidays if you do not!

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What I’m Reading/Watching

Reading: There’s been so much going on this week, and so much shopping and wrapping Ineeded to do, that I’ve gotten very little reading in. I’m still working on Bloodstains with Bronte by Katherine Bolger Hyde (ARC), but I finished Pathways, a short story anthology set in Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar (also an ARC.) I also reread The Fairy Godmother, a book which I reviewed back in 2015.

Listening to: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I’m about 29% through the book. Also lots of Christmas music.

Watching:  On Tuesday, we saw Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which I really enjoyed! Well, other than the bit about… no, wait, that’s a spoiler. We went in the middle of the day on a weekday, so there were only about 6 or 8 other people in the theater besides us (Robin, Owl, and my parents as well as Mr. Bookwyrm and me.) Later in the week, we watched A Christmas Carol (the George C. Scott version) and A Child’s Christmas in Wales, which is probably my favorite Christmas movie.


New Additions to the Hoard

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For Review or Review Consideration

Many thanks to Avon!

Purchased for Kindle


Happy holidays, and happy reading!

12 Responses to “It’s Christmas Eve! (Sunday Post, 12/24/2017)”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thank you, Katherine! The light installations were indeed amazing. And we had a lovely Christmas. I’m feeling a little sad that the holidays are drawing to a close, though. There’s so much to do and catch up on once I get home.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      River of Lights was really amazing. There were so many cool displays. The pirate ship is one of the largest and most complex, but there are dinosaurs, animals, birds, a whole cornfield complete with scarecrow, cows, and a UFO… it’s really cool. I should post some of my other photos.

      And thank you; we had a lovely holiday! I hope you did, too.