Sunday, November 21, 2021

Sunday Post #144


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.

It was another busy week. Stressful at work, but I had Thursday and Friday off. My dad had surgery (elective/he's doing well) on Thursday and I went to see him on Friday and brought him a book: The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman, one of my favorites from 2020. He likes to read too, and I hope he likes it! 

My husband and I got a bunch of stuff done we've been needing to get to. As soon as complete this post I hope to shut the computer down and do some marathon reading. I need to seriously catch up with my review books!

Anyone annoyed that you can't write in a choice for the Goodreads Choice awards this year? There's only a few on the list this year. I've even read let alone would vote for. The romance category was the only one where I had a couple of 5-star reads.

Fall colors on a run.

Click on cover for Goodreads link

I've been trying to add a audio novellas so I can reach my Audio Reading Challenge for the year. I'm officially at 86 books now, but my goal is 100. All books here are audios except for Fated Blades the only review book I got to last week. Yikes!  Loved Fated Blades and Shield of Winter!

Received/Purchased/Library Lend:

Shards of Hope, The Man Who Died Twice, and State of Terror are all audio library lends. A Wedding on Sunshine Corner is an ARC I'm looking forward to! Love the cover, too. 

I joined The Book of the Month Club just so I could get hardcovers of a few of my favorites like In a Holidaze and The Love Hypothesis for my shelf. Yes, my book hoarding ways are getting worse! Which is why I'm running the 13 Romance Books Giveaway (click HERE for details) seen in my Instagram photo below. I also dropped off a bunch of books for donation the other day.


 How was your week?


  1. I hope this week will be better, less stressful and shorter. Happy Thanksgiving! I loved Fated Blades too and Shield of Winter was the book I was waiting for from the beginning. Shards of Hope is a winner too. I hope your dad enjoys the Thursday Murder Club as much as I did.

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  2. Hope all goes well this book and happy healing to your dad. I didn't realize there were no write-ins for GR awards, but now some of the drama makes sense to me. I will say that the nominees were much better this year for romance. Most qualified as romances in my book.

  3. Ugh the good read awards. Always such a disappointment. Seriously!

  4. I'm glad your dad is doing well. Have a good week.

  5. Too bad about the stressful week, but glad the surgery went well for your dad. Yeah, the GR vote without write-ins and the few books I've actually read was a bit of a bummer. Way to go getting some things on your to-do list done and even hitting a few more audios for your challenge. Loved Shield of Winter and Fated Blades, too.

    Have a good week, Rachel.

  6. I hope your dad recovers soon.

  7. I hope this week is much less stressful for you, and your dad recovers quickly. The Love Hypothesis is on my TBR, I hope to read it over the holidays.

  8. I've been finding various ways to get rid of some of my books too. I have so many, and I really need to make more room. LOL I'm glad your dad's surgery went well.

    Lauren @

  9. Love the fall colors. And good luck to your dad with his recovery!

    I love the look of In A Holidaze and I bet it's a beautiful book in person too. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving this week!

  10. My mother had surgery this week too and I loaded her up with books. I’m sure your dad will enjoy Osmans book, the sequel is fun too.

    Wishing you a great reading week

  11. Hopefully this week will be less stress. I enjoy Karin Slaughters books hope you do too.

  12. Hooray for having a couple days off! That's definitely good for the soul. Hopefully this week will be a short one for you, too. With extra time for reading. I know I plan to get some reading done over the long weekend! I don't pay a lot of attention to the GR awards. I vote if I've read a book in that category but beyond that I don't give them a lot of thought. But I know a lot of people are disappointed over not having the write-in option.

  13. I have been annoyed at the awards for a few years now. Last year a book was nominated and it was not even published yet! And then with the write ins you could clearly see who put their street teams on it cos suddenly a lot of books that was not as popular was there