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!
It’s been a lovely week of family time, Christmas shopping (mostly online) and wrapping, games, and knitting. Oh, and singing—Robin and my mom sing in their church choir, and the new choir director graciously lets me join whenever I’m in town. This afternoon, we’re headed over to my sister’s house to play cards (and probably eat cookies.) And there are only two more days until Christmas!
I’m now about 5 books behind on my Goodreads challenge, so I’ll probably fall short of my goal this year…but not by much, so I’m happy. COYER Winter 2018 is now three weeks in. I’ve read 7 books (2 of them novellas), written 6 reviews, and posted all 6 of them so far. As for The Backlist Reader Challenge 2018, I’m currently reading two titles that I may or may not finish by the end of the year. And I hope to write at least a few reviews before the Jan. 3 deadline, for the 20+ books I read earlier in the year.
Signups for The Backlist Reader Challenge 2019 are still open! If you want to tackle those older titles on your TBR pile, this is a great way to do it. Signups stay open well into 2019, but after the first week or two of January, I’ll no longer post the link on Sundays. It will still be in the sidebar, though.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post –12/16/2018
- Rendezvous (Amanda Quick) – review
- The Clairvoyant Countess (Dorothy Gilman) – review
- Affair (Amanda Quick) – review
- The Bookshop Book (Jen Campbell) – review
- Sunday Post –12/23/2018 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Merry Christmas!
- WIP Wednesday – tentative
- My 2019 Year-Long Challenges – tentative
- News & Notes – 12/29/2018 – tentative
- Sunday Post –12/30/2018 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I reread The Clairvoyant Countess (review) and Kaleidoscope by Dorothy Gilman, both for COYER. I also reread Garden of Lies by Amanda Quick (which I reviewed back in 2015.) I plan to return to East by Edith Patou and The Perils of Pleasure by Julie Ann Long. And I’m still slowly rereading The Princess Bride. My Ngaio Marsh series reread is on hiatus for now.
Listening to: Christmas music, and Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation by Cokie Roberts, which I’m enjoying very much. Unfortunately, it’s “unabridged selections,” so at some point I’ll have to read the actual book to find out what, or rather who, I missed.
Watching: We watched Crazy People, an old favorite of my mom’s starring Dudley Moore. I’d forgotten how funny it is! And despite the very dated ’80s clothing, it holds up reasonably well, mostly because of Moore’s performance and because the very thought of blunt truth in advertising is still so preposterous that it’s ludicrous. We’ve also rewatched a couple of Foyles War episodes. Last night we got back on the Christmas movie train with The Holiday. I’m hoping to watch A Child’s Christmas in Wales tonight.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Thank you to HarperCollins!
Purchased for Kindle