Sunday, December 27, 2015

The Sunday Post #95 (12.27.15)

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. 
    
 
I can't believe this is the last Sunday Post of 2015...what a year it's been! We spent Christmas Eve with my husband's family - it's always a big family gathering with all the cousins and aunts and uncles. Christmas Day is more low-key, which is just fine. We spent the day at my in-laws and then went to my brother's for dessert. My family does our Christmas celebration next week - it's just easier that way, and we've been doing like this for the past few years. This year it's at my brother's house - the past 2 years I've hosted. I'm looking forward to a quiet week of catching up on some last minute reads in 2015!

Have a great week everyone!!!


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Last 2 weeks on the Blog:                              
* Review: Rose Harbor in Bloom by Debbie Macomber
* Review: Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich
* Short & Sweet Review: Spider Bones by Kathy Reichs

* Review: The Distance by Helen Giltrow
* Book Spotlight, Guest Post & Excerpt: Seized by Elizabeth Heiter
* FitReaders: Weekly Check-in December 18
* Review: What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan
#FitReaders: Weekly Check-in December 25

 
Books Read:                      
* A Wedding on Primrose Street by Sheila Roberts (review e-book)
* Night Blindness by Susan Strecker (review book) 

* Smoke by Catherine McKenzie (review audio book)
* Love Letters by Debbie Macomber (library audio book) 

* The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (library audio book)
         
Currently Reading:                    
* Anything for You by Kristin Hannah (review e-book)    
* The Witches by Stacy Schiff (review book)    
* Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave (library audio book) 
 
Books Up Next:                                
* 3 Truths & a Lie by Lisa Gardner (review e-book)

* Seized by Elizabeth Heiter (review e-book)
 
Current Giveaways:
* Once Shadows Fall by Robert Daniels...Melanie Backus
 
* Killing Trail by Margaret Mizushima...Anne
 
Coming Up on the Blog:
* Book Spotlight & Giveaway: The View From Prince Street by Mary Ellen Taylor

* Review: Smoke by Catherine McKenzie
* Review: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
* Month in Review: December 2015

* Year in Review: 2015
* First Book of the Year 2016
* 2016 Goals for Reading/Blogging/Fitness
* Review: Anything for You by Kristan Higgins (with Giveaway!!!)

 
Book Haul:    
For Review:
     
* Lies & Other Acts of Love by Kristy Woodson Harvey (Courtesy of Author)

* The Winemakes by Jan Moran (Courtesy of Publisher)
* The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth (
Courtesy of Publisher)

* The Road Back by Di Morrissey (Courtesy of Publisher)
* Crooked Little Lies by Barbara Taylor Sissel (Courtesy of Publisher)   
From Library:        
* Love Letters by Debbie Macomber (audio)
* Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave (audio)
* Lost & Found in Cedar Cove by Debbie Macomber (e-book) 
 
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10 comments

  1. Glad you had a nice Christmas and it was all pretty low-key. Mine was too, and I'm quite happy that way! :-)

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com

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  2. I hope you had a good holiday. Mine was very low key. All my family is out of state and several states away, so it was just DH and me. I did see my in-laws at Thanksgiving and my brother and sister-in-law right before Thanksgiving. My mom will come in the summer.

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  3. That's a lot of visiting for the holidays. I like low key and quiet. I see you have 3 Truths and A Lie coming up, I liked it.

    Happy New Year!

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  4. Enjoy your family celebration. Happy New Year. Hope you are enjoying Eight Hundred Grapes.

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  5. Sounds like a really nice Christmas. I hope to catch up on some reading this week too and pick my first book of the year. Happy New Year!

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  6. I like the idea of a family celebration after the official day. Sounds a bit more relaxed. Hope you have a wonderful time. We host Thanksgiving and other relatives do Christmas Eve and Day - which I love :)

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  7. Having two sets of families make it a merry go round at Christmas, but lovely to be part of such big families. Lots of books I recognise here! Loved the KHiggans book, she just gets better and better. Looking forward to your reviews and goals for next year!

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  8. I can't believe it is the end of the year either. This year just flew by...scary.

    Looks like you had a great week. How are you liking Eight Hundred Grapes? Will be looking for your thoughts.

    Have a great last week of 2015, and Happy 2016.

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

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  9. Having big families can make for weeks of celebrating ... enjoy yours! The Nightingale was my favourite book this year and I loved The Things We Keep. Have a great week and happy reading :)

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  10. It's such a frenzy up til Christmas, yeah? I was exhausted. We only celebrate on the eve of which is nice. We got to lounge in our PJ's and watch Christmas movies all day on Christmas.

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