Sunday, December 07, 2014

The Sunday Post #50 (12.7.14)

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
 

I started to do some holiday decorating this weekend - just a few things here and there. I'm not sure if I'll go all out this year or just keep it simple. I did get out my holiday candles - I just love the scent of cinnamon and vanilla. My two favorites at the moment are from Yankee Candle - North Pole, which has an icy cool mint and sugary rich vanilla cream scent, and Sparkling Cinnamon, which has a hint of clove combined with the scent of cinnamon stick. Now I just need to get motivated to do my Christmas cards so I can get them out in a timely fashion! 


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

* Month in Review: November 2014
* Review: Delicious! by Ruth Reichl
* Review: Christmas on 4th Street
* Guest Post: Jenny Milchman - Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day
* Review & Giveaway: Scorched Eggs by Laura Childs
* Review: Christmas in Dixie by Beth Albright
* Guest Post: Beth Albright (and giveaway!!!)
* Review: Yours for Christmas by Susan Mallery
* Book Blog Walkers: Weekly Check-in November 28

Books Read:          
* Anything But Love by Beth Ciotta (mine)      
* The Perfect Witness by Iris Johansen (audio book)  
* Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult (library book)
 
Currently Reading:            
* Hunted by Elizabeth Heiter (library book)  

* Phantom Instinct by Meg Gardiner (audio book)            

Books Up Next:                  
* The Distance by Helen Giltrow (review e-book)
* The Life Intended by Kristin Harmel (review e-book)


Current Giveaways:
* Scorched Eggs by Laura Childs...2 copies. Ends 12/11/14

* Christmas in Dixie by Beth Albright (and other goodies)...1 copy. Ends 12/12/14

Coming Up on the Blog:
* Review: Ruin Falls by Jenny Milchman

* Review: Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella
* Review: The Oleander Sisters by Elaine Hussey
* Review: Alex Cross, Run
 

 
Book Haul:       

For Review:
* The Marriage Game by Alison Weir (Netgalley)  

* A Small Indiscretion by Jan Ellison (Netgalley) 
Purchased:
* Christmas at Carriage Hill by Carla Neggers (e-book)

From Library:
* Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult


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13 comments

  1. Awww, Shopaholic to the Stars! I hadn't even heard of it! That series is so fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love cinnamon and vanilla too. Though my current favorite is Apple Toddy from Bath and Body Works. It's got a good Christmas-y smell. Looking forward to your reviews this week! I have a feeling they're not going to be good for my TBR :). Have a great week!

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  3. I am contemplating skipping Christmas cards this year. I hope to get to The Distance shortly. Have a great week.

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  4. Your holiday candles sound lovely! I'm not yet into the Christmas spirit I must admit!

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  5. I like Sugar Cookies. Not sure where I got the candles from but it smells like they are baking when you enter the house. Yummy:)
    I'm done decorating accept for a few little things and shopping is pretty much done too. Now I'm reading holiday books and watching movies. And just relaxing a little.
    here's my Sunday Post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/12/07/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-88-and-the-sunday-post/

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  6. Mmmm cinnamon and vanilla, so love those scents. Looks like a great haul of books.

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  7. I just love vanilla candles and have one burning every evening while I read. That sweet smell just relaxes me so much. I have a day off today so my plan is to start the Christmas decorating. I can't wait to have it all done as I love when my house has the Christmas feeling!
    Have a good week reading!

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  8. Looks like you had a busy week. I haven't even started to decorate for Christmas but I know I won't be going all out. I'm a fan of simple. Here is my week. Happy reading!

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  9. I love scented candles too and have went 100% Scentsy (the little melting pots) ... I have Christmas Cinnamon going right now ;)

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  10. I missed that there is a new shopaholic book! Need to find a copy of that :) Have a great week!

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  11. Mary, those candles sounds so wonderful (I may need to try them in my home). We started to set up our tree last night, and I need to write a few Christmas cards. Enjoy your reading this week!

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  12. My favourite candles ... cinnamon and vanilla. Christmas has kind of crept up on me, not sure I'll be getting cards out this year, we'll see. I'm keen to read The Oleander Sisters. Have a great week and happy reading :)

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  13. always a great reading lineup & with Christmas candles? nice!
    my wee tabletop tree is up and window fairy lites keep it cheery :)

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