Sunday Post – 11/30/14

November 30, 2014 Sunday Post 22

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

“It was a quiet week in Lake Woebegone, my home town. . . ” Oh, wait. That’s someone else.

Well, it was a quiet week in my town, too. We had a lovely but quiet Thanksgiving, just me and Mr. Bookwyrm. We cooked a full Thanksgiving feast (we’ll be eating the leftovers for almost a week!) but stayed very laid back about it since we didn’t have a set time to eat. We ended up sitting down to dinner around six p.m. – a nice, restful day. And we ended with two wonderful, long phone conversations with my husband’s siblings’ families; it was great to catch up with them.

Beyond Thanksgiving, most of my time was spent working, reading, blogging, knitting, and doing some of the Christmas shopping – mostly online. I had a really good voice lesson yesterday – one more thing to give thanks for! And another quiet, restful day with Mr. Bookwyrm today – we slept in a little, puttered around the house on various projects, and went for a walk. As we were starting out, we saw a bald eagle at the lake across the street! Of course, I had to run home for the good camera so I could take his picture.

Bald Eagle, Virginia, 11/29/14

Bald Eagle, Virginia (11/29/14). © K. M. Pekar


Last Week on the Blog



This Week On the Blog

  • Mon., 12/01/14: Jan Brett’s Christmas Books (tentative)
  • Tues., 12/02/14: (taking a week off Top Ten Tuesday)
  • Wed., 12/03/14: The Christmas Ranch, by RaeAnne Thayne (review)
  • Fri., 12/05/14: Once Upon a Marigold, by Jean Ferris (review)
  • rest of week TBD


New Additions to the Hoard

For Review

 Nothing this week – which is good; I’ve got a lot of catching up to do!

Purchased or Free for My Kindle
Sleigh Bells in the Snow (Sarah Morgan)
What Happens At Christmas (Victoria Alexander)


Have a wonderful week!

22 Responses to “Sunday Post – 11/30/14”

  1. Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    Nice! Peaceful weekends with lots of rest are a must every now and then 🙂 Have you already read Charles Finch, or did you pick his books because they were free or cheap? I’m always very curious when bloggers add several books by the same author in the same haul.
    I hope you’ll have a wonderful week, filled with good reads, and no stress.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I’ve read books 7 and 8 (as ARCs) of the Charles Finch series and loved them! Since then, I’ve been meaning to read the whole series in order, but hadn’t gotten hold of a copy of book one yet. So this sale was perfect for me! Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by!

  2. Laurel-Rain Snow

    I love a nice quiet holiday…mine was, too, at my daughter’s home, and then lunch in a restaurant yesterday with Son # 2 and two of his kids, plus a couple of other grandkids.

    Enjoy your week…and I am intrigued by the cover of The September Society.

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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Sounds like we both had a nice, restful Thanksgiving! Thanks for stopping by – and I promise to review The September Society when I get to it. 🙂

  3. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    Oh your Thanksgiving sounds lovely! We tend to have a really quiet Christmas day and I think I enjoy it more than the craziness that proceeds it! The bald eagle picture doesn’t even look real! How fantastic! Great books this week! I’ve got the first Charles Finch book but haven’t read it yet even though I really want too. Have you read any of Sarah Morgan’s books? She’s a fun read and Sleigh Bells in the Snow is probably my favorite! Have a great week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      When we visit my mom & stepdad for Christmas, Christmas Day is pretty laid back. We open stockings, have brunch, open presents, and just kick back to enjoy the day. The next day (which as Anglophiles, we persist in calling Boxing Day) we have a big family get-together with my sister’s family and another family who are basically like adopted family. It keeps Christmas Day from being utter madness. 🙂

      Glad you like the eagle picture. He’s gorgeous, isnt’ he? And I haven’t read any Sarah Morgan, but I wanted to try her and fortuitously, this book went on sale!

  4. kimbacaffeinate

    Yeah so glad you got Sleigh Bells in the Snow! Quiet Thanksgivings are nice. We had a small affair with our son, and my newly married daughter and her husband. His family had Thanksgiving on Weds at his grandma’s. They had brunch as his parents and I am trying not to be angry that she served a bird and all the trimmings for brunch. Regardless the kids ate heartily here..although I think if either have to eat Turkey anytime soon they will faint! LOL I am pretty easy and had I known her intentions I would have cooked a ham or surf and turf..ah well. Hope your week is quiet..LOL
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      It’s always tough balancing the various inlaws and relatives! I’m glad things worked out all right. And yes, I saw Sleigh Bells in the Snow go on sale and snapped it right up!

  5. Greg

    Glad you had a nice, quiet Thanksgiving- ours was pretty quiet too, we just had a small but it was nice. Great pic of the eagle, by the way- they are so majestic.

    Loved your post on advent calendars- we always had one growing up and it was a special tradition. We are doing that now with our kids and it’s nice. I had no idea there were desktop ones for the computer- what a great idea. will be checking that out…
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Glad you enjoyed the eagle photo! I wish I’d had a tripod and a better telephoto lens for a crisper close-up, but I’m pretty happy with it. 🙂

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I did, I did! That sale on Charles Finch books had me doing a happy dance. 🙂 Re the eagle: Luckily, my house is literally across the street from the main access to the lakeshore, so my camera wasn’t that far away. But I was extremely grateful that he waited long enough for me to return and take about 20 shots!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      We’re very fortunate to live in an area where bald eagles are making a comeback. There’s an eagle sanctuary about 12 minutes’ drive from us, probably closer as the eagle flies. But they are now nesting in other spots along the rivers as well. (We’re between two rivers.)