Sunday Post – 12/08/2019

December 8, 2019 Sunday Post 14

The Sunday Post is hosted by the wonderful Kimberly, 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!

Last Week

Christmas tree with Christmas villages beneath

We decorated the tree and put up the scene this week, beginning last Sunday. The scene is a several-generation family tradition. It started with my grandparents, with houses and villages my uncle B made beginning in his teens or twenties. I have some of my uncle’s creations, and some ceramic and resin houses as well. When adding figures and trees (or even houses), we focus less on scale and more on charm and appeal. This is the first time I’ve put up our scene in years. We stopped seven or eight years ago, when we began going to my parents’ house every Christmas; it seemed like too much effort if we weren’t going to be home to enjoy it. I decided to put it up this year anyway, because I miss doing it.

I’m a bit frantic about how much I have to accomplish this week — an index, most of my Christmas shopping, and packing for holiday traveling. I love the holidays, but I always end up with so much to do at the last minute!

Last Week on the Blog

This Week on the Blog

  • Reviews and other posts if I have time!
  • News & Notes – 12/14/2019 – tentative
  • Sunday Post – 12/15/2019 – tentative

What I’m Reading/Watching

Reading: I read Nancy Naigle’s Christmas Angels (ARC) (and already reviewed it!) and also Death with Dostoevsky by Katherine Bolger Hyde (ARC, not yet reviewed.) I also reread Scandalous Lord Dere (a short novella by Stephanie Laurens) and started rereading Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie — the latter for the Reading the Detectives book group on Goodreads. (Click titles for Goodreads or my review links.)

Listening: The Wilhelm Conspiracy, the second book in the “Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James” series. After that, I may try How the Dukes Stole Christmas, which I bought from Avon’s Kiss Club on back in July.

Watching: We finished Season 1 of Warehouse 13 and went on to Season 2.

Added to the Hoard

Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)

Click to see on Goodreads or my review. All were Kindle books on sale, unless otherwise noted. Aunt Dimity and the King’s Ransom (reviewed June 2019); A Court of Frost and Firelight; Olivia, Invisible (Kindle short story); Scandalous Lord Dere (Kindle novella); Because of Miss Bridgerton (KissClub Audio); The Ten Thousand Doors of January; Dragonsbane (both Kindle and Audible).

Have a great week!

14 Responses to “Sunday Post – 12/08/2019”

  1. Lark

    Love your tree! And that little village beneath it is so cute. I just finished reading Hercule Poirot’s Christmas for the first time. I thought it was a very fun mystery. And funnily enough, I’ve been re-watching Warehouse 13 seasons myself; I just finished season 3 last week and will be starting season 4 this week. 😀
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I’m not surprised, though I’m delighted at the coincidence. After all, we have (some) similar tastes as well as similar names! Have a lovely and not-too-hectic week!

  2. sjhigbee

    What a beautiful tree and remarkable scene – I love the fact it is all so closely tied into your family’s history! I think we’re all a tad daunted at everything that needs doing this time of year. Have a great week.

  3. Michelle @ Fitkittymama Reads

    Wow! That is a great Christmas scene under the tree! I cut way back on my decor and donated a lot of it when I moved back down to Oregon this summer. Once of the things I no longer have is my village. There’s a part of me that misses it, but I really have no where for it to go.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Downsizing is hard. I’m sorry you miss your Christmas village, but I hope there are other traditions that went with you, and that you are enjoying those.

  4. Nicole @ BookWyrmKnits

    Your tree scene looks amazing! I don’t do much decorating these days (we live in a small condo and don’t get many visitors) but I did put up our tree this past weekend. I love the atmosphere that even just that adds to the house.
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  5. Barb @ Booker T's Farm

    I adore you tree and village and how great it has such sentimental value as well. However, all I can see is a 112 pound dog running through it terrorizing the villagers 🙂 This time of year is getting so hectic! Hope you have a wonderful week.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      That image made me laugh. Well, if we had a dog, I would go back to putting the scene on shelves as we did when we had a cat who wouldn’t leave it alone.