Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Sunday Post #51 (12.14.14)

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'm also going to link this up with Sheila's It's Monday post over at Book Journey

At the beginning of last week, I had barely made a dent in my Christmas shopping. I have 17 nieces and nephews and I buy a little something for all of them  - crazy, right! - but I'm happy to say as of yesterday, I have all the shopping done, and now I just have to finish making a few parts of some of the gifts. A few of the girls are getting some crocheted items - scarves and baby dolls blankets. What a relief to have all the done! Whew!!!

Today, hubby is getting the tree and we will decorate it this week and I will finish decorating the house at some point as well. I have my work holiday party on Tuesday, so I was busy making fudge this weekend to bring along with some other items to the luncheon. Can't believe it's only 11 days til Christmas!!! 

Have a great week everyone!!! 
Last week on the Blog:               

* Review: Ruin Falls by Jenny Milchman
* Help Author Suzanne Redfearn Pick the Title & Cover of her Upcoming Book
* Short & Sweet Review: Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson
* Review: Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella
* Book Blog Walkers: Weekly Check-in December 12

Books Read:          
* Hunted by Elizabeth Heiter (library book)      
* Some Kind of Wonderful by Beth Ciotta (e-book) 
Currently Reading:            
* The Life Intended by Kristin Harmel (review e-book)  

* The Midnight Rose by Lucinda Rose (audio book)            

Books Up Next:                  
* Vanished by Elizabeth Heiter (review book)
* The Lodge on Holly Road by Sheila Roberts (review e-book)

Recent Giveaway Winners:
* Scorched Eggs by Laura Childs...Katherine & Kimberlee

* Christmas in Dixie by Beth Albright (and other goodies)...Jennifer

Coming Up on the Blog:
* Review: The Oleander Sisters by Elaine Hussey

* Guest Post: Sonja Yoerg
* Review: One of Us by Tawni O'Dell
* Review: The Cinderella Murder by Mary Higgins Clark/Alafair Burke

Book Haul:       

For Review:
* Dog Crazy by Meg Donohue (courtesy of Publisher)   

* The Kennedy Wives by Amber Hunt & David Batcher

* Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis by Barbara Leaming
* The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin
* Butternut Lake: The Night Before Christmas by Mary McNear (e-book)
From Library:
* Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs (audio book)


  1. Christmas came fast this year!

    And, oh my! Seventeen nieces and nephews! Well done.

    Here's my Sunday Salon. I'd love to have you stop by!

  2. 17 nieces and nephews? That sounds crazy! Fun crazy but crazy nonetheless! I love that you made blankets and scarves for some of them. I've been cleaning out my childhood stuff at my dad's house and the main things I'm keeping are things that someone made for me. That's I think what really stays special. I'm so excited about Scorched Eggs! I'm definitely looking forward to reading it! Have a great week!

  3. So jealous you are done..but eek gads woman..17 nieces and nephews. Handmade gifts rock..hope your week is simply amazing!

  4. Kristin, you are very organized! I have a lot more shopping to do, though I am getting it done, slowly but surely. Have a great week ahead!

  5. Congrats on finishing shopping. I have a few items to get yet and then it is on to wrapping. Have a great week.

  6. Wow you certainly did a lot of shopping this past week. It makes me glad I only have the one niece! (And she's now 18!)

  7. That is a lot of Christmas shopping to do! Very impressive! I am not ready for Christmas yet. I haven't sent a single Christmas card!

    Have fun decorating your tree and I hope you have a great week!

  8. Wow, so many nieces and nephews you have to shop for! I have seven and they are the only ones on my list I haven't finished the shopping for. Ha

  9. Wow that's a lot of nieces and nephews! Hope you have a great reading week! :)

    Here’s my Monday! Plus check out the giveaway I’m hosting for a YA medieval novel!


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