Sunday, December 06, 2015

The Sunday Post #93 (12.6.15)

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 Kathryn's It's Monday post over at Book Date. 
Thank goodness for audio books!!! I feel like I can still get in some reading-time while doing stuff around the house - cleaning, laundry, decorating, baking, even crocheting!!! I need to get my Christmas cards done this week and finish decorating the house.  I got all my winter/holiday candles this week at Bath and Body Works - they had a crazy sale on their 3-wick candles!!! I totally took advantage and am set for a while :)

Have a great week everyone!!!


Last week on the Blog:                              
* Review: Real Murders by Charlaine Harris
* Review: Where the Memories Lie by Sibel Hodge
* Month in Review: November 2015
* Review: The Girl Without a Name by Sandra Block
* Guest Post: Jenny Milchman: Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day, Dec 5th
* Review: Center of Gravity by Laura McNeill
#FitReaders: Weekly Check-in December 4

Books Read:                      
* Flash & Bones by Kathy Reichs (library audio book) 
* What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan (review book)    

Currently Reading:                    
* Night Blindness by Susan Strecker (review book)    
* The Witches by Stacy Schiff (review book)    
* The Distance by Helen Giltrow (audio book)  

* Rose Harbor in Bloom by Debbie Macomber (library audio book)
Books Up Next:                               
* Anything for You by Kristan Higgins (review e-book)  
* Still Life by Louise Penny (library audio book)
Recent Giveaway Winner:
* Girls Who Travel by Nicole Trilivas...Angie Stormer

* The Seafront Tearoom by Vanessa Greene...Britney Adams
* The Wedding Tree by Robin Wells...Susan Peterson


Coming Up on the Blog:
* Review:
The Word Game by Steena Holmes
* Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Once Shadows Fall by Robert Daniels
* Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Killing Trail by Margaret Mizushima 
* Review: A Hundred Gifts by Jennifer Scott
* Review: All Dressed in White by Mary Higgins Clark/Alafair Burke

Book Haul:    
For Review:
* The Killing Forest by Sara Blaedel (Netgalley)

* Missing Pieces by Heather Gudenkauf (Netgalley)
* The Widow by Fiona Barton (Netgalley) 
* Seized by Elizabeth Heiter (Netgalley)
* No One Needs to Know by Kevin O'Brien (audio via Audible)

From Library:        
* Rose Harbor in Bloom by Debbie Macomber (audio)

* Still Life by Louise Penny (audio)
* Every Fifteen Minutes by Lisa Scottoline (audio) 


  1. The Bath and Body Works sale got me too. I love their candles but at full price they can get a little pricey. I love using audio books when I'm cleaning. I've found I clean way better when I'm listening to a book because I'm not in a hurry to be done. Have a great week and enjoy your new books!

    1. Exactly...I don't mind how long it takes, because I've got a book to make it much more enjoyable!!!

  2. I concur. One time I was cooking and the girls were playing computer games so I put on The Secret Garden from YouTube on my phone and that got me going.

    1. Definitely makes doing some tasks much more enjoyable!!!

  3. Okay now I see how two audiobooks completed! With so much to do good way to go. Have to admit I don't often listen while working around the house. I love quiet and my brain needs to just chill out!

    1. Yeah - I listen every spare minute - even while doing my hair ;)

  4. I was disappointed to miss the candle sale. I love their candle fragrances and wall plugins. I'm glad you were able to stock up :)

    I like listening to audio books while I drive. It makes my work commute go by faster. I tried listening to audio books while cleaning but I've found it just distracts me so I listen to Pandora instead.

    1. It's funny, b/c I happened to be shopping on Friday and went into a B&BW and asked about when the candles were going on sale and the girl said they never know. I had time, so I went thru all the candles and made a list on my phone of which ones I liked. Then I got the email Saturday morning that they were on sale and I was in & out of the store in 10 minutes!!! So psyched!!!

  5. Love audiobooks too! I've got Missing Pieces too and look forward to reading the book. Hope this is a great week for you.

    1. I can't wait to start Missing Pieces - I loved Little Mercies. Haven't read anything else by her, though. Have you?

  6. I love their sale and the three-wick candles are a favorite of mine. Yes, audiobooks are a blessing. Hope your week is a good one. It's so nice you crochet. My mother did all of that, but as a lefty I never got it.

    1. Kimba - I am a lefty...I actually had to go the library to learn to crochet as my mom and grandma, who both crochet, are righties and could not teach me. Luckily there was a librarian when I was young - I think I learned when I was 10 - that was able to crochet both rightie and leftie!!!

  7. I tried to get Missing Pieces from Netgalley and couldn't. Looking forward to your review on that one.

    1. Oh, that's a bummer...I'm really looking forward to it. I've only read one other book by her - Little Mercies, but really enjoyed it. Have you read any of her other books?

  8. I wish I could appreciate audiobooks. I find my mind wandering too easily unless words are in front of my eyes. Here is what I did last week. Happy reading

    1. Sometimes that happens to me, but I've been listening long enough now, that it doesn't happen as often, plus I find that mysteries/thrillers keep my attention focused.

  9. I love candles, my addiction to candles from 'Dusk' was breaking the bank so now I make my own soy candles lol. Still can't resist a good sale though. I'd be lost without audio books, especially at this crazy time of the year. I wish The Hundred Gifts would hurry up and come out on audio. Have a great week and happy reading :)

  10. Nice reading week for you.

    I have a giveaway for The Seafront Tearoom too. Loved the book...such a cute read.

    I don't know too many of your books.

    ENJOY the rest of your week.

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


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