Saturday, December 29, 2018

Sunday Post #11

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated reviewer book blog, and is a post to recap my bookish and non-bookish things from the last week.

Hope everyone has been enjoying the Holiday Season!  It's a busy time of year for sure! Thank goodness for audio books, because I'm not sure I'd have got much reading done otherwise.  I completed my Goodreads Challenge (150 books) a couple of days ago, just in the nick of time!  
I'm in Northern California again. Did some wine tasting in Napa and St. Helena yesterday and I was in San Francisco today.  Walked the Golden Gate Bridge for the first time after  visiting the city many times.  Had dinner at one of my all-time favorite restaurants, Nob Hill Cafe, which is just a tiny Italian place right by Grace Cathedral Church and The Huntington Hotel.  I think my legs might come off from all the walking I did, but it was an awesome day!

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I read five books in the last two weeks and three of them were audiobooks (or partially audio).  My favorite out of the five were Out of Time, and Josh & Hazel's Guide to Not Dating.  Loved both books soooo much!  I had to switch to traditional reading with Josh & Hazel because while the male narrator's performance Josh was good, his performance of Hazel was awful!  I don't understand why if there are a male and female narrator they don't do their character through the entire book.  The female narrator was excellent.  Out of Time finished off a three book series and ended with a romance I've been looking forward to since book one and I loved it!  The whole series was wonderful so if you're looking for a great romantic suspense read check them out. I'm giving away a copy of Out of Time HERE. I liked Twelve Slays of Christmas, My One and Only Duke, and Strawberry Hill, but I didn't love them. 

Purchased/Received/Library Lend:
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Both Alaskan Holiday and The Last Time I Lied are library lends/audio books. I've just started The Last Time I Lied and I'm really enjoying it!  Alaskan Holiday sounded like a cute and light Holiday Romance.


I'm loving New Amsterdam! I'm up to episode 5 now.  The Meg was okay.  Cheesy, campy fun, but it was no Jaws

How was your week?


  1. Sounds like a fabulous day, and glad you got to go to a favorite restaurant. That's always nice. :) Enjoy your stay in northern Cali and hope you have a great New Years too!

    And haha The Meg! I like the look of The Last Time I Lied- that looks like something I'd like!

  2. I always like tiring out myself after a fun day out. Have a great New year!

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

  3. Glad you had a wonderful time in California! Hope you have a wonderful year!

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  4. I hear so many good things about Josh and Hazel... It's on my 2019 list for sure!
    Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

  5. Congrats on completing the GR goal. Oh wine tasting sounds awesome!! I love Josh and Hazel too!! Last Time I Lied was ne I enjoy a lot too. Have a great week!

  6. I love Northern California and recall a wonderful week in Napa a few years ago, and I lived in SF in the early 60s. Your post took me back.

    Have a happy New Year...and thanks for visiting my blog.

  7. Sounds like you are having a wonderful time. I hope to someday visit Northern California. Nothing but love for Josh & Hazel. I loved every second of that book.

  8. My week has been good. I haven't gotten much reading done but I will try to change that soon. I am working on my last of 2018 and want to start off the New Year with a thriller or horror book I think. Have a great New Year!


  9. Eee, happy holidays Rachel :D Hope you are having the best time. <3 And yay for completing your reading challenge :D 150 books is so so very awesome. Ahh. And yay for having read a lot lately :) And haha. I loved The Meg a whole bunch, lol ;) Glad you mostly liked it, at least, lol. <3

  10. That is my problem with audio, I can't get into the voices and if they are going to do it, it needs to be done well. I am glad you had a great time! Sounds fantastic.

    I hope you have an amazing week! Happy New Year!

  11. I really liked The Last Time I Lied. Happy reading...and Happy New Year! :)

  12. Congrats on completing your GoodReads challenge. Nothing like getting down to the wire. :) Sounds like a wonderful time in San Francisco! I've been meaning to start Josh & Hazel for a while now and it just hasn't happened yet. So glad to see you enjoyed it!

  13. It sounds like you are having a wonderful time. Congrats on your Goodreads Challenge. I'm trying to decide what my goal will be for 2019. I thought The Meg was fun too. Went into it with no real expectations and enjoyed it. Have a Happy New Year!

  14. Audiobooks are fantastic for those times when life gets super busy. I really enjoyed The Twelve Slays of Christmas. Congrats on achieving your Goodreads goal. Have a great week!

  15. Yes audiobooks are great for multi-tasking. I would love to be walking all over San Francisco. The last time I did with my daughter and her girl scout troop we each dropped a pant size!

    I love Josh & Hazel and thought the same thing about the male narration of Hazel. Here's to more great reads in 2019! Anne - Books of My Heart