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 hope you all had a very happy Solstice, Yule, Christmas, Kwaanzaa, or any other holiday you celebrated this week!
Our Christmas week was quieter than we planned. Robin got sick on Monday, and was sick pretty much all week, so we mostly stayed home. (“Home” in this case being my parents’ house.) We rescheduled our extended-family “Second Christmas,” held at my sister’s house, from the day after Christmas to Friday, but poor Robin was still a bit under the weather, and didn’t go. Thankfully, Robin is doing better every day, and was off work for the week anyway—but what a rotten way to spend one’s first vacation from work!
Despite Robin’s illness, we’ve enjoyed this quiet time with my folks. Their home is lovely, especially when decorated for Christmas. And although Christmas Day was clear, it has snowed twice since, dropping over 12 inches and turning the town, mountains, and canyons into a winter wonderland.
I didn’t make it around to visit much this week; I’ve been focused more on my family. As we move into 2019, I hope to manage my time better: for work, for family, for my reading and creative time, and for the blog.
Last Week on the Blog
- It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas! (Sunday Post –12/23/2018)
- Merry Christmas!
- My 2019 Year-Long Challenge Goals
- News & Notes – 12/29/2018
- Sunday Post –12/30/2018 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- 2018 Challenge Wrap-Up
- My Favorite Books of 2018 – Top Ten Tuesday
- East (Edith Pattou) – review
- 2019 Resolutions – tentative
- WIP Wednesday – tentative
- News & Notes – 1/05/2019- tentative
- Sunday Post –1/06/2019 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I read surprisingly little this week. I did finish East by Edith Patou, as well as The Princess Bride. And I started one of my 2019 ARCs, Cyanide with Christie (Katherine Bolger Hyde.)
The Perils of Pleasure by Julie Ann Long and my Ngaio Marsh series reread are both on hiatus for now.
Listening to: Christmas music, and Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation by Cokie Roberts.
Watching: A Child’s Christmas in Wales (one of my all-time favorite Christmas movies; we watch it every year!), Avengers: Age of Ultron, and several Foyle’s War episodes.
Backlist Reader Challenge
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.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
Purchased or Gifted for Kindle