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!
Mr. Bookwyrm left last Sunday and has been working hard all week. Despite missing him dreadfully, I’ve been reveling in time with Robin, my parents, and my sister, brother-in-law, and niece. We’ve had good conversations, played Pounce (a card game), joked and laughed and generally had a wonderful time. There’s a whole ‘nother week to go before Robin heads back to college and I head back home. I know I’ll enjoy it, but I’m looking forward to seeing my husband at the end of it. The one week we had together out of the past five weeks is not enough!
I’ve spent a lot of time this week reviewing 2015 and thinking ahead to 2016. I don’t plan any major changes to the blog, but I will be tweaking things a bit to give myself more freedom to read what I want, when I want. I’d also like to free up some time for other things I enjoy doing, like knitting. Hopefully I can do that by becoming more efficient and organized, rather than cutting back on blogging! I’ll be posting my 2016 resolutions on Tuesday (see below.)
One resolution that didn’t make the list (because it’s more short-term) is to clear out the backlog of 200+ comments I haven’t answered. They built up during a series of of work-related crunch times, and while I’ve done a decent job of keeping up with recent ones, I’ve still got the backlog sitting there. I made a start on them this weekend, and I hope to get to all of them by the end of January.
Last Week on the Blog
- Mon. 12/28: Blogger Shame Review Challenge (2016) – goals
- Tues. 12/29: My Most Anticipated Releases for January–June 2016 – Top Ten Tuesday
- Wed. 12/30: 2015 Year-End Challenge Wrap-Up
- Thur. 12/31: 2015 Resolutions Revisited, and Year in Review
- Fri. 1/01: Happy New Year!
- Sat. 1/02: News & Notes 1/02/16
- Sun. 1/03: Sunday Post 1/03/16
Upcoming on the Blog
- Mon. 1/04: The Lady’s Command (Stephanie Laurens) – review
- Tues. 1/05: 2016 Resolutions: Bookish and Otherwise – Top Ten Tuesday
- Wed. 1/06: TBD
- Thur. 1/07: TBD
- Fri. 1/08: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend – review
- Sat. 1/09: News & Notes 1/09/16 – tentative
- Sun. 1/10: Sunday Post 1/10/16 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
I reread the Hathaways series by Lisa Kleypas, followed by Stephanie Laurens’ latest historical romance. I’m currently reading The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend. Next, I need read The Masquerading Magician (for a blog tour in January), and then I can return to Forbidden (Beverly Jenkins.)
On New Year’s Eve, we watched 84, Charing Cross Road. I had never seen it, but it’s a wonderful movie. Now I want to read the book! Other than that, I haven’t been watching much TV here, but my mom has watched several episodes of White Collar and I’m starting to get interested… but it will have to stand in line behind some other shows.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
Many thanks to Pyr and Harlequin MIRA!
Purchased for Kindle (last 2 weeks)
All of these were on sale when I bought them, except the Stephanie Laurens. I actually got The Rithmatist quite a while ago, as a Christmas gift for Robin, but since we share the same Kindle library, it’s now available to me also.