Sunday Post – 12/22/13

December 22, 2013 Sunday Post 16

The Sunday Post is a meme sponsored by the wonderful Kimba, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  It’s a chance to share news.  A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

Yesterday was the winter solstice; there are just three more days until Christmas.  I hope those of you who celebrate it are enjoying the preparations, and not stressing out too much!

We spent last weekend getting ready for another cross-country drive; we left Sunday and reached my parents’ house in New Mexico on Tuesday night, after three 10-hour days of driving.  Finally, we’re with Robin again after four months apart.  In some ways it feels like she’s never been away, but there’s a confidence and happiness in her that we haven’t seen before.  She’s definitely found the right college for her!

Since Wednesday, we’ve been “soaking up” family every moment we can.  My sister lives about a mile from my parents, so there’s lots of catching up to do.  We’ll be here through next Saturday, when we drive to Texas to visit Mr. Bookwyrm’s sister and her family.  A few days after the New Year, we’ll head home to give Robin a chance to see her friends before she goes back to college.

All of the travel and visiting (plus packing, Christmas shopping, and wrapping) has left me without a lot of time for keeping up with the blog.  Luckily, I had a few posts scheduled out, but I’m way behind on answering comments, and posts will probably be a little sparse between now and mid-January, when Robin goes back to college.  Meanwhile, please be patient; I promise I haven’t forgotten all my blogging friends!

Wishing all of you the happiest of holidays!  Joyous Yule, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, and a very happy New Year!

The last two weeks on the blog:

The coming week:

  • Mon. 12/22: Movie Review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Tues. 12/10/: Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Like Santa to Bring Me
  • Remainder of the week to be determined 

New additions to the hoard:   

For review:

Thank you to Bolero Books, Sourcebooks Casablanca, Harlequin, St. Martin’s Press, and Random House Children’s!

16 Responses to “Sunday Post – 12/22/13”

  1. A Voracious Reader

    We’re going to see The Hobbit after Christmas. The kids have been looking forward to it. Enjoy all the family time even if it is a lot of driving. 🙂

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      The trip’s not over yet! We’re now in Houston after a week and a half in New Mexico, and we’re headed back to Virginia tomorrow. It’s been lovely, but tough to find time to blog and reply to comments — I’m sorry!

  2. Bea

    That’s a lot of traveling! Enjoy your family time and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  3. Greg

    Glad you’re getting to spend lots of time with family, enjoy your holidays!! Safe travels.

    Looking forward to seeing your Hobbit movie review. Hope to see it this week sometime.

  4. kimbacaffeinate

    Enjoy your family. if it makes you feel any better..I am home and haven’t picked up a book in 48 hrs I am seriously going through withdrawal! Merry Christmas!

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      I didn’t get as much reading in as I usually do, but what really suffered is blogging and replying to comments — hence the late reply to your gracious comment! My apologies, and I’m glad you had a good Christmas!