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!
I’m out of town and frantically trying to finish up the current index, so I won’t be around much until midweek. But I hope you are all having a good week. And if you celebrate Hanukkah, I hope your holidays were wonderful!
I’m still about 3 books behind on my Goodreads challenge. We’re now a week into COYER Winter 2018, and I’ve read 4 books (2 of them novellas), written 3 reviews, and posted 2 of them so far; the third and hopefully the fourth will be posted in the next week. As for The Backlist Reader Challenge 2018, I’ve read about 20 backlist titles out of my goal of 30. I just haven’t written reviews for 16 of them yet.
Also, signups for The Backlist Reader Challenge 2019 are open! If you want to tackle those older titles on your TBR pile, this is a great way to do it.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post –12/02/2018
- Nice Dragons Finish Last (Rachel Aaron) – review
- Santa Puppy (Lynn Cahoon) – review
- Sunday Post –12/09/2018 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Once Upon a Winter’s Eve (Tessa Dare) – review
- Gone Before Christmas (a Charles Lenox novella) by Charles Finch – review
- WIP Wednesday – tentative
- Hot Winter Nights (Jill Shalvis) – tentative
- Untouchable (Jayne Ann Krentz) – review
- News & Notes – 12/15/2018 – tentative
- Sunday Post –12/16/2018 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron (review) and Hot Winter Nights by Jill Shalvis, plus two winter-themed novellas, Once Upon a Winter’s Eve (Tessa Dare) and Gone Before Christmas (Charles Finch.) I’m currently reading East by Edith Patou (a Backlist Reader Challenge book.) And I’m still rereading The Princess Bride — slowly, so as to savor it better. This week, I didn’t read any Ngaio Marsh mysteries for my ongoing series reread.
Listening to: Christmas music
Watching: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the original animated version)
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Purchased for Kindle
The Tessa Dare book was free (and may still be.) I added the Audible versions to A Man of Some Repute and Mary Poppins, since they were also on sale.
I haven’t signed up for the 2019 Beat the Backlist Challenge, but it’s on my never-ending to-do list! I wanted to read 100 books this year for the 2018 challenge, but I’ve only been able to read 60. There’s no way I’m going to read forty books in the next three weeks, so I’m going to shoot for 75. I’m happy with it, though. It’s 60 less books on my TBR! Good luck with your challenge!
Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?
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60 books is fantastic! Well done!
Charlotte @ Engrossed in a Good Book
I have been meaning to read the Princess Bride for ages now, is the plot similar to the movie?
Very! Which isn’t surprising, since Goldman was a screenwriter as well as a novelist, and wrote the screenplay also.
The animated version of the Grinch is the best in my opinion! Also, Christmas music is all I am listening to too! Enjoy your new books!
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I totally agree!
Oh that cover on Santa Puppy is too cute. I’ve been wanting to read Jill Shavis but I don’t know where to start. Have a great week!
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Good luck with the index! And great start to your COYER! I haven’t done COYER in a while- I should jump back in one of these times.
I should read the Princess Bride too, actually (I never have)! And Nice dragons Finish Last- I’ve heard good things about that series.
Ooh some Tolkien goodies! I love Unfinished Tales…
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I love the look of the books you are reading. Jill Shalvis is one of my favorites in romance. I’m doing my usual challenges which are Audiobook, Library and New Release and they are easy because I would read those anyway. I also do COYER which is my attempt to work in more freebies and backlist stuff. My ARCs are in GREAT shape but I purchase lots of things and can’t get to them because… no deadline.
Enjoy your trip and your reading! See you around COYER! Anne – Books of My Heart
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Nicole @ BookWyrmKnits
I still haven’t ever read the original Mary Poppins, have only seen the Disney film. I’m curious to see what I think of the book (eventually).
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Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books
Hot Winter Nights sounds good! I’ll be curious about what you think.
Have a good week! ?
Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra
Good luck with the index! I really need to start thinking about what challenges I’m going to do in 2019. Thanks for the reminder. 🙂
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Lory @ Emerald City Book Review
I hope you’re liking East. I remember enjoying it when I read it a long time ago – and I see a sequel (named West, of course) just came out! Her other books look quite intriguing too.
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I loved it! I’ve already put West on my to-read list.