Sunday, December 01, 2013

Sunday Post #1 (12.1.13)

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.

This past week was a bit crazy trying to get ready for Thanksgiving. We hosted, as we have for the past few years, and just had my in-laws and my sister-in-law and her boyfriend over. My husband does all the cooking - a job he loves!!! - and the food was delicious as always! I spent the week shopping for everything needed for the big feast and then cleaning the house - a tricky job with two dogs wanting to play all day. I also did a fair bit of cleaning out and organizing some areas that desperately needed it as well, so it wasn't all bad!

With all the giveaways I've been hosting, I realize that I always seem to neglect to announce who moving forward, I will announce the winners here in this post as well as post the winner's name of at the top of the original giveaway post. 

This week, Jenn over at Jenn's Bookshelves will be hosting Cozy Mystery Week and I can't wait. I love reading cozy mysteries and I will be sharing some of my favorite cozy mysteries with you throughout the week along with some giveaways and a review or two (if I can get the books read. Be sure to stop by!


Last week on the Blog:
* Book Spotlight & Excerpt: A Madaris Bride for Christmas by Brenda Jackson
* Giveaway: A Madaris Bride for Christmas by Brenda Jackson
* Book Excerpt: Candlelight Christmas by Susan Wiggs
* Review & Giveaway: Candlelight Christmas by Susan Wiggs
* Review: The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan (audio)
* Review: Almost Summer: A Fool's Gold Novella by Susan Mallery

Books Read:
* Ice Cold by Tess Gerritsen (library audio book)
* Summer Days by Susan Mallery (e-book)

Currently Reading:
* The Diva Frosts a Cupcake by Krista Davis (mine)
* The Life List by Lori Nelson Spielman (mine)
* Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich (audio book)
* The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen (audio book)

Books Up Next:
* The Wrong Girl by Hank Phillippi Ryan (review book)
* Tres Leches Cupcakes by Josi S. Kilpack (mine)

Recent Giveaway Winners:
* Sweet Expectations by Mary Ellen Taylor: Traveler
* Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini: Jill

Current Giveaways:
* The Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani...1 copy (US/CAN) Ends 12/1/13
* A Madaris Bride for Christmas by Brenda Jackson...2 copies (US/CAN). Ends 12/5/13
* Candlelight Christmas by Susan Wiggs...2 copies (US/CAN). Ends 12/6/13

Coming Up on the Blog:
* Month in Review: November 2013
* Review: The Wrong Girl by Hank Phillippi Ryan (with giveaway!!!)
* Posts about my favorite cozy mystery series (and a few giveaways!!!) along with a review or two

Book Haul: 
For Review:
* Eggs in a Casket by Laura Childs (ARC provided by the author)
* Cross My Heart by James Patterson
* Two of a Kind by Susan Mallery (e-book)
* Halfway There by Susan Mallery (e-book)
From Library:
* The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen (audio book)
Gift from Book Fairy:
* The Violets of March by Sarah Jio



  1. I love this weekly meme!!. Nice to wrap things up. Have a wonderful day!!

  2. I have been combining the weekly updates into one post, too, and it saves so much hassle!

    The Susan Wiggs book looks tempting....enjoy your week!


  3. Welcome to the Sunday Post! You got some good books. Enjoy them.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

  4. I like combining these two memes too, its so much simpler. Glad you had a good Thanksgiving, we went a little crazy with the food at our house but we had company so it all worked out! Have a good reading week.

  5. I started combining the memes in my own Sunday post this year. Makes it easier and then I can link to the separate memes if I want.
    My husband loves to cook the turkey and dressing. I'm a lucky girl, lol. I don't mind the cleaning (we host each year for about 20 people). It's a fun time.
    Have a great week!

  6. Sounds like you had a deliciously busy week. Enjoy your reads!

  7. Wish my partner could cook up a storm lol, sounds like you had a lovely Thanksgiving! This time of the year gets quite frantic, enjoy your new reads :)

  8. I hadnt thought of trying Takedown Twenty on audio. Hmmm..... that might be fun!

  9. What a great week....thanks for sharing your week.

    ENJOY this week.

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

    Another giveaway on my blog if you want stop by that post too.


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