Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Sunday Post #4 (12.22.13)

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted @ 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 on our blog for the week ahead.  

I've decided to try a new weekly meme - a place where I can do both a weekly wrap up and share what books I get all in one post, so I'm going to give The Sunday Post a try, and also link up with Sheila's It's Monday Post over at Book Journey. 

Well - we've gone from freezing temps to temps in the 60s...and all the snow has melted. So much for a white Christmas here in New York! Oh well...

Can't believe Christmas is almost here. I have all my shopping done - just need to wrap all the gifts. Yesterday I did some baking - had to finish making fudge and I wasn't alone...it seemed quite a few of us on twitter were all making fudge. I make two kinds: regular chocolate fudge and a peppermint fudge that uses dark chocolate and then crushed candy cane pieces sprinkled on top. I made both last year to bring to my in-laws for dessert on Christmas Eve and they were a hit (and quite easy to make so I don't mind making them again!). 

Happy holidays to all...safe travels for those that are traveling and enjoy all the family time. 


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Last week on the Blog:  
* Review: Ice Cold by Tess Gerritsen  
* Review: Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich
* Review: All Summer Long by Susan Mallery  
* Review: A Fool's Gold Christmas by Susan Mallery

Books Read:
* A Seaside Christmas by Sherryl Woods (e-book)

Currently Reading:  
* Eggs in a Casket by Laura Childs (review book)
* Touch & Go by Lisa Gardner (audio book)
* The Lake House by Marci Nault (mine)
 
Books Up Next:  
* Big Sky Secrets by Linda Lael Miller (review e-book)  
* Splendour Falls by Susanna Kearsley (review e-book)

Current Giveaways:
 
* None right now

Coming Up on the Blog:  
* Review: A Seaside Christmas by Sherryl Woods
* Review: The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen  
* Bout of Books 9.0 sign-up/intention post

 
Book Haul:   
For Review:  
* The Wife, The Maid, & The Mistress by Ariel Lawhon (courtesy of publisher)
* Mrs. Lincoln's Rival by Jennifer Chiaverini (courtesy of publisher)
* In the Blood by Lisa Unger (e-book ARC via Netgalley)  
Purchased:  
* Lovers at Heart by Melissa Foster (free e-book)

6 comments:

  1. Yes, it's been in the 70s this week where I live. Definitely not normal Christmas weather. Hope you have a Merry Christmas and enjoy your new books!

    SP
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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  2. Wow, 60's! It's about 30 here and we got more snow last night (and freezing rain before that- yay ice!). So we'll definetly have a white Christmas!

    Have a great holiday and happy reading.

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  3. Another wonderful sounding bunch of books, I have just started Sherryl Woods Ocean Breeze books. Finished the first one last week. I am not sure if I will read LLM's Big Sky books, sometimes I like her books and sometimes I don't.
    My Its Monday post for this week
    Have a great Christmas.

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  4. I LOVED The Wife, The Maid, and The Mistresss. I hope you do too.

    My review will be up on January 28.

    ENJOY your Christmas week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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  5. The dark chocolate peppermint fudge sounds heavenly! I will be making mint chocolate brownies to take to my sister's for Christmas tomorrow. I don't mind the lack of snow at Christmas because it makes it safer to travel. For awhile I was worried that we would have a snow storm like we did before Thanksgiving. Sadly it is cold here again but at least the roads are good :)

    Merry Christmas!

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  6. All of your books look so good! Have a great week!

    Merry Christmas!

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