Sunday, November 28, 2021

Sunday Post #145

 

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.

For those who celebrate I hope everyone has had a lovely holiday! 

It was a quiet Thanksgiving holiday for me as it was just my husband and I, which worked out well as I've needed some rest. It took me over two hours to get home from work on Tuesday because traffic was so bad. I took the train on Wednesday so of course when I checked the drive time it wouldn't have taken that long. So having four days of not having to drive in and work it was glorious! 

I did four mile runs twice and hope to do another four miles today. I've read and listened to my audio book, watched a movie, and did some gardening. 

We scheduled our booster shots for this coming Thursday afternoon. I hope I don't feel too horrible next weekend.

I completely my Goodreads challenge yesterday and have 13 books to go to complete my Audiobook challenge of 100 books. I think I'll make it this year!

Read:
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The Christmas Escape was so lovely! Five stars all the way! Love, Lists & Fancy Ships was another win, and I enjoyed Guild Boss, too. Mile High With a Vampire was a fun listen. 

Received/Purchased/Library Lend:

So remember I said I had to mail all the books I bought at thrift shops in Oregon? Well here's a picture of my finds. All hardcover and in good condition. I'm so excited because I read all (except 3 of the Sandra Browns) and loved them! 


Looking at this I realized I left out one: Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper Case Closed by Patricia Cornwell. So 18 books for not a lot of money and there was no sales tax. I did have to pay the media mail shipping which was $17 to send them back to my home. No way to drag these on the plane without a hefty charge. 

Instagram:

I just love this cover! The colors are so pretty and I just happened to have a scarf that matched perfectly. The Love of My Life doesn't come out until 3/1/22 so I probably won't read it for a bit.




Watched:


Funny and entertaining. I wouldn't be surprised if they make another.


Don't forget about two giveaways:


$15 Gift Card to either US Amazon or US B&N or up to $15 at The Book Depository (click HERE) and 13 Romance Books (click HERE). 



How was your week?




24 comments:

  1. Glad you got to enjoy a quiet holiday. That traffic sounds horrible! Lots of great books too. Have a great week!
    Lisa Loves Literature

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    1. Yes! It's always bad around the holidays. Thanks, you too!

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  2. Terrific that you got a relaxing holiday with rest. You got some great books - I love Karin Slaughter, Sandra Brown. I love the Atlee Pine series by Baldacci. And I really loved that new series started by Lisa Gardner Before She Disappeared - the next book is out in January. You really hit a bunch of my faves. Happy reading!

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

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    1. Yes, I'm enjoying the down time! We do have really similar tastes, Anne! :)

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  3. I am glad to hear you have a good, productive week and enjoyed a quiet Thanksgiving with your husband. Sorry I haven't been here in a while, but I have been very poorly with sinusitis, but thankfully I am on the mend now. Take care and happy reading. 🙂

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    1. I'm sorry you haven't been feeling well! Hope you fell better soon, Jessica! :)

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  4. I didn't have much of a reaction to my booster shot, mostly just a sore arm. Hope it's the same for you! Have a good week. :D

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    1. Me too! I don't want to feel like crap like I did with the first two! You too, Lark! :)

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  5. Four days off really is great. I am dreading going back to work tomorrow after a month at home. It's really cold too. *wah* I hope the boosters go well. My dad had no problems, but he also had no reaction to the original vaccination (and had no symptoms when I gave him covid).

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    1. I can imagine! I hope I don't feel awful, but I usually don't feel good with any vaccine. Hope you stay warm and your time back is pleasant!

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  6. Happy Thanksgiving! It sounds like an interesting story.

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  7. Sorry to laugh about your traffic woes, but I'm glad you had a good and quiet holiday. Wow, great stack of books. I really need to try a Sandra Brown.

    Have a good week, Rachel!

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    1. Yeah, it's the same old story. Won't change until I move or retire. I'm game for either! Yes! I love Sandra Brown! You too, Sophia!

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  8. A quiet holiday sounds lovely! I am always in awe of runners. I simply do no run.

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    1. It was lovely! I don't want to go back tomorrow! I feel good when I run. Audiobooks are a great motivator.

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  9. Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving! Sometimes quiet ones are nice. And love that mix of books! That's a pretty good haul...

    Good luck with your boosters!

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  10. Sometimes a quiet, restful holiday is much needed. We had a pretty low key Thanksgiving too, but our Christmas is shaping up to be quite the bash. I never put listening to more audio books as a benefit of running, but now that I think of it, that could be just the inspiration I need to become more active!

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    1. I agree! Hope it's a fun bash at least. Yep, it's a great motivator, especially when I'm really into the story.

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  11. 4 miles?! I can barely make two! You go!

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    1. Lol, it took some time to work up to it. When I get out of my routine and have to build back up, I take breaks where I speed walk and then run again. Thanks, Carrie!

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  12. Congratulations for finishing your Goodreads Challenge!

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  13. Yes red notice was good :D

    Yikes 2 h! I was all arghh when it took 25 min cos I got stuck in the snow and had to shovel

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  14. So glad you had a relaxing Thanksgiving break. Sounds like you needed the quiet downtime. Hope your booster shot goes well tomorrow. I had zero side effects from the booster and I hope the same for you. Gorgeous cover of The Love of My Life. I'll have to look that one up.

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