Sunday, December 7, 2014

Sunday/Monday Posts - December 7th & 8th

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It's a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

If you'd like to participate with The Sunday Salon, it is now a Facebook group.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. This is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

I'm also linking to  Stacking The Shelves which is hosted by Team Tynga's Reviews

Happy Sunday and Monday! 

Basically, it's been a quiet week.  Nothing exciting is happening, which is probably a good thing. 

I did finally complete my Goodreads challenge of reading 100 books this year. I'm going to do it again and keep it at 100 books. I was able to complete it this year because I was unemployed for most of the year. Now that I'm working again, I'm not sure how much I'll be able to do but I'm still going for 100. (Of course this doesn't mean I'm not going to read anymore books in December. LOL So, I'll be ending up a bit over my goal but not by much.)

I'm still thinking about which reading challenges to sign up with for next year. I signed up for 2, so far, in addition to the 3 I host. There's at least one more that I'll probably join, but I wouldn't put it past me to add another two or three. LOL

As I said, it's been quiet and I'm hoping to devote the rest of December to reading books I want - holiday books - and catching up on reviews. We'll see how long that lasts :) I'm even managing to catch up on TV shows but that's thanks to this time of year when many are either pre-empted or in reruns.

I just find it so amazing that we are winding down's just going by too fast! Before you know it, we'll be welcoming in a new year.

I hope everyone has a great week and isn't going too crazy with all the holiday madness!


Blog Tours/Spotlights/Reviews/Giveaways 
I Hosted

Sunday:     Review:  A Slice of Murder by Chris Cavender

Tuesday:   Holiday Blitz: Cozy Christmas Capers

Friday:      Deadly Odds by Allen Wyler (Spotlight/Giveaway)

Blog Tours/Hops Coming Up Next Week

Monday: Spotlight/Interview/Giveaway: Owning Violet by Monica Murphy

Wednesday: Blog Tour: Meow If It's Murder by T.C. LoTempio (Review/Book Giveaway/Excerpt)

Posts This Week

Monday:    November Monthly Reads

Tuesday:   Teaser Tuesdays/First Chapter Tuesdays

Thursday:  Cat Thursday

Friday:      The Friday 56
                  Follow Friday Four Fill In Fun Blog Hop

I finished listening to...

I'm still reading...

I'm listening to...

Next up...

It's probably going to be one of these...

What was your week like? What are you reading this week?


  1. Congrats on finishing your Goodreads challenge. I finished mine this week also (62 books), which was a few more than I read in 2013. Thinking about setting my 2015 goal at 100. That used to be no problem for me before I started blogging. I want to push myself closer to 100 if possible.

    My Sunday post:

  2. It is hard to believe it almost New Year's- seems like we just went through the whole New Year thing. This year really did fly by. Congrats on meeting your challenge.

    Nice review of A Slice of Murder, and reading it did make me want pizza. :)

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  4. Congrats on finishing your Goodreads Challenge. I finished mine, too, at fewer books than I had last year (200 then, 150 this year), and I think I'll have a personal challenge, but not the Goodreads one for next year. Less pressure? LOL

    I enjoyed The Good Girl...and I like the look of If Walls Could Talk.

    Have a great week...and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  5. Murder She Floats has an awesome title and cover. I hope you enjoy all your new reads!

    Emily @ Falling For YA

  6. Yvonne, congrats on your reading challenges! You're so much more organized than me. (I am finding it hard to make time for reading, although I did manage to read a chapter of my book early this morning, still in bed.) I look forward to your next review! Enjoy your reading. :)

  7. WOOT! Congrats on finishing your Goodreads challenge. Don't go crazy signing up for challenges next year! :D I need to start Meow If It's Murder, is it good so far?

    Have a great week!

  8. Oh look at all of those fun cozies. My bookshelves are going to overflow! LOL
    I finished my Goodreads challenge too and am still going strong.
    Here's my Sunday Post -

  9. Congrats on reaching your GoodReads goal! I'm determined to get mine finished as well and a bit earlier than last year as I ended up finishing the last book at about 11:00PM on New Years Eve. I like the Juliet Blackwell series but wasn't aware you could get it in audio. I'll definitely have to look for the next one on my list. Have a great week!

  10. Congratulations on finishing your GoodReads goal! Unemployment does have a couple of benefits for readers. Here is my week. Happy reading!

  11. Not to sound repetitive here, but congratulations on finishing your Goodreads goal! And let's hear it for a quiet December filled with holiday reads.

  12. I see several books that look interesting. And I've heard Juliet Blackwell's books are great in audio. I look forward to seeing your thoughts. And congrats on completing the Goodreads challenge.

  13. liking your Christmas novel - I luv reading seasonally -
    and wow to all your hosting! that takes a lot of work keeping organized and staying on top of them - Great job!
    enjoy your week....


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