Sunday, October 30, 2016

Sunday/Monday Posts - October 30th and 31st

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 with a new host!  It's now being hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. 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 Halloween!

I can't believe it's Halloween weekend already.  I'm not really a big Halloween fan, but it's here.

I'm still reading many Christmas review books.  I wish they had been released in December instead of now, but that's how it goes.  Because of my reading, it's making me think we're close to Christmas but we're not.  We haven't even gotten past Halloween yet.

I actually completed another reading challenge.  I finished the NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge.  I didn't get to my 80% feedback ratio, but I signed up to read 25 galleys and I did.  Someday I'll get to 80%.

I'm totally behind on my TV viewing, but I've found a new show that I'm really liking.  I wasn't going to watch it, but I did - This Is Us.  It turned out to be really good.  I'm completely caught up on that show. I watched the season premiere of The Walking Dead and was furious.  I vowed to stop watching the show, but then changed my mind before I actually missed an episode :)  I just hate when they kill off fan favorites.

So, what have you all been up to?  Anything exciting going on?


Blog Tours/Spotlights/Reviews/Giveaways 
I Hosted

Tuesday:  Spotlight:  Poison Evidence by Rachel Grant

Thursday:  Review:  The Trouble With Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis 

Saturday:  Review:  Killer Caramel Cookies by Patti Benning

Saturday:  Review:  Making Amends by Melinda Clayton, Narrated by Michelle Babb

Blog Tours/Hops Coming Up Next Week

Friday:  Top 5 List/Spotlight:  Mistletoe Cottage by Debbie Mason

Saturday:  Book Blast:  If Words Could Kill by Barbara Schlichting

Posts this week

Friday:  Friendly Friday Fill Ins
             The Friday 56
I'm currently reading...

I'm finished reading...

I'm finished listening to...

Books I'll be reading next....

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


  1. Way to go on your ARC reading challenge. My numbers are sadly low. And I just got two new ones! Must work on that. TWD premiere tore me up too! I was on the money about who died. Just knew it was more than one. And Ive already got some Christmas books read and reviews written. It does make you forget it's not yet Halloween sometimes:)

    My Sunday Post

  2. I can't believe how Hallmark Channel already has all the Christmas movies coming each weekend...what happened to Thanksgiving?

    I think I did see ONE Thanksgiving movie. I love that holiday more than Halloween.

    I've been enjoying This Is Us, too; at first, I was saying: what? But then I realized that they were going back and forth in time with the triplets and their parents.

    I love the actor who portrays adult Kevin. He used to be on Y & R, and we are still mourning the loss of his character.

    Enjoy your week! All the cozies look tempting. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  3. Oh my goodness. You and I are the same! Everyone goes crazy over Halloween and I'm always like... okay. Great. Gotta come up with a costume for your party that I don't have a valid excuse to get out of. Gotta buy a crap ton of candy, otherwise I'm "that" neighbor", and I gotta sit outside and hand out said candy to a bunch of kids (who, some don't even try to dress up anymore). I always feel like the Grinch of Halloween. I loved it as a kid but as an adult, I'm not a fan. LoL

  4. I accepted holiday books, but contacted publishers first to ask if I could read and review in November and first two weeks of December despite Sept/Oct release dates and they said absolutely. After tomorrow the holiday season will be fully upon us, although Hallmark Channel is already airing holiday shows Say What?

  5. Ooo, you are getting into the holiday spirit! I have seen that Shalvis book EVERYWHERE. I've not read anything by her, but I have Sweet Little Lies. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week. :)

    Check out my STS post!

  6. Killer caramel Cookies looks fun, and so does A Fatal Twist. I love those covers! And I skipped Walking Dead- I knew it was going to be ultra gruesome and while I'm not squeamish I didn't need to see that. I think they're overdoing it... but I'll probably keep watching too. I like carol after all... and Daryl. And Rick too...

    I saw someone say that Christmas movies are already on Hallmark I think it was... so everything is earlier now. :)

  7. I don't watch The Walking Dead but it's interesting to see everyone's reactions. I know I would probably be mad to but at the same time it's a survival show and I think it would be unrealistic if they all survived after this many seasons. :) I hope you can still enjoy it.

    I know why they do put those Christmas review books out so early but I hate it as well. I am saving the ones I have for the Ho Ho Ho read-a-thon as I only have a few. Not in a huge holiday reading mood.

    Some of the books on your read list look interesting and I liked Caught Dead Handed so I hope you do as well!

    Week in Review

  8. Congratulations on completing a challenge!

  9. I'm impressed with your NetGalley / Edelweiss challenge. And it's always disconcerting to read holiday books ahead, isn't it?

  10. I am starting to consider what holiday books to read this year. Well done on the Netgalley challenge.

    I bought in an International Yogi to Bermuda, Dianne Bondy and it was empowering and fun, such a great time.

  11. Nice to complete the NG challenge and surely the 80% can't be that far away!! Enjoy that Christmas early reading.


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