I am linking up to the Sunday Post hosted by Kim of Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where participants recap our week, talk about what we are reading, share any new books that have come our way, and whatever else we want to talk about. I am also linking The Sunday Salon hosted by Deb Nance of Readerbuzz where participants discuss what they are reading and other bookish topics.
What I Am Reading: I read here and there throughout the week, but not as much as I would have liked. If I do not finish How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse tonight, I definitely will this weekend. Mouse and I are reading the second Dork Diary book together, Tales from a Not-So-Popular-Party-Girl by Rachel Renée Russell (her second time, my first).
What I Am Watching: This weekend my family and I enjoyed Godmothered on Disney+, which was adorable. It was funny and sweet and a perfect feel good movie. I also made my family watch the High School Musical: The Musical: Holiday Special. It was more of a passing-the-time show to have on in the background.
My husband and I have made it to season 5 of our Buffy the Vampire Slayer re-watch. Dawn has made her appearance. And we are on 2nd season of Angel. I had completely forgotten about Gunn. How could I forget Gunn?! We also are all caught up with the Mandalorian. My husband was telling me about all the upcoming Star Wars spin off shows Disney will be putting out. I hope they will be just as good.
Off the Blog: This week was not overly exciting. I went into the office this weekend to sign holiday cards for staff (all of the supervisors and managers are going in together on gift cards and cards for the staff--and each one was personalized. It took me about half an hour to sign them all). I wasn't scheduled to be back in the office until late in the week, and they need to go out in the mail.
We are continuing on our organizing and rearranging projects around the house when we can. I am hoping to go through the mass market paperback books I own and donate the ones we no longer need to keep. I always have a hard time letting go of books, but I try to do so every now and then.
Thank you to everyone for your well wishes and prayers for my grandmother. She is doing well last I heard.
The shelter-in-place orders continue. The U.S. Supreme Court said no to the latest attempt by the GOP to overturn the election results, and a 3rd grade teacher in Minnesota donated a kidney to her school's custodian.
What I Am Grateful For: Feel good movies, hugs from my daughter, Hot Tamales (the candy), and holiday cards.
(Yes, that's a sled. No, it doesn't snow here)
Thank you for helping me decide what book from my TBR collection I should read next:
My TBR List is a meme hosted by the awesome Michelle at Because Reading. It’s a fun way to choose a book from your TBR pile to read. The 1st Saturday of every month, I will list 3 books I am considering reading and take a poll as to which you think I should read. I will read the winner that month, and my review will follow (unfortunately, not likely in the same month, but eventually--that's all I can promise).
Thank you to everyone who voted in my December TBR List poll! I have not had a chance to dive into too many holiday-themed books this year and so decided to make sure this month's choice fit in that category. Mrs. Claus and the Santaland Slayings by Liz Ireland came in with 7 votes and Have Yourself a Fudgy Little Christmas by Nancy CoCo received 8. Ten of you voted for Jasmine Guillory's Royal Holiday. I can't wait to start reading it!
New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory makes her hardcover debut with a heartwarming Christmas romance.
Vivian Forest has been out of the country a grand total of one time, so when she gets the chance to tag along on her daughter Maddie's work trip to England to style a royal family member, she can't refuse. She's excited to spend the holidays taking in the magnificent British sights, but what she doesn't expect is to become instantly attracted to a certain Private Secretary and his charming accent and unyielding formality.
Malcolm Hudson has been the Queen's Private Secretary for years and has never given a personal, private tour...until now. He is intrigued by Vivian the moment he meets her and finds himself making excuses just to spend time with her. When flirtatious banter turns into a kiss under the mistletoe, things snowball into a full-on fling.
Despite a ticking timer on their holiday romance, they are completely fine with ending their short, steamy fling come New Year's Day...or are they? [Goodreads Summary]
Thank you for voting! I hope you all have a wonderful week! Happy Reading!
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I'm looking forward to the Mandalorian.ReplyDelete
Love your pic! Cool cat tower and I like the Matterhorn print too (I'm a fan of vintage travel type art). The sleigh and shelves are awesome too. :)
Greg - We are big fans of the Mandalorian here. :-) I'm glad you like the Matterhorn print. The room is covered in the old vintage Disney posters. My husband collects them. Thank you for visiting!Delete
I'm glad your grandmother is well. Those cats are obviously in a happy home ! Ah, Dawn... I remember the first episode, when they both turn toward Buffy's mother "Mom !!" Enjoy your week :)ReplyDelete
IzaBzh - Thank you. Our cats are very spoiled. LOL That scene in Buffy you described was so funny. :-) I hope you have a good week too. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
Royal Holiday will be great fun, I think. I'm reading two holiday-themed books, The Twelve Dates of Christmas and In a Holidaze. It's all about stress-relief right now.ReplyDelete
It's fun to see where Star Wars has gone and it's fun to think about where it will go in the future.
It was surprising to find how happy I was when I got rid of eight big bookshelves of books and donated them all to a resale store that helps the needy. I like keeping a small TBR on hand, but that was too much.
Deb - So far I am enjoying Royal Holiday. I think it was a good pick. I know what you mean about reading stress-relief books. I hope your two holiday books are working for you!Delete
Star Wars has certainly take off, hasn't it? My husband is more into the cannon than I am, but I do enjoy the movies--and bugging him with questions about this is related to that and such. :-)
I know I have too many books, but I've always enjoyed being surrounded by them. It's how I grew up too with my parents' massive collection. I do like to go through them now and then and donate boxes full to the library.
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My husband absolutely loves The Mandalorian. I just like looking at the baby yoda. Not a super Star Wars fan. Though I have watched everything with him.ReplyDelete
AngelicReader - Baby Yoda is cute. :-) I enjoy the Star Wars movies and Mandalorian, but I'm not as involved in it as my husband. It's a much bigger world than I probably realize.Delete
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I love that your office is giving personalized gift cards. It has been a long time since I met anyone since it is all WFH here. I hope you enjoy the Royal holiday.ReplyDelete
Gayathri - I think it will help with morale a bit. We usually go all out during the holidays with food and celebration in my office. It's so different this year of course with so many of us rotating in and out of the office. Thank you for visiting!Delete
Love the bookshelf picture. Enjoy your week, your books, and your viewing. I am also happy about the Supreme Court and all other courts' findings! Enough, already!ReplyDelete
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Laurel-Rain - Thank you. My cats are always climbing up on top of those shelves. :-) I am really happy about their findings too. We need to move on now. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
We're in a lockdown that supposedly should end this Friday but with other regions around us going into lockdown, I doubt it will be lifted. Our numbers have been climbing too rapidly. I feel sorry for the small retailers having to be closed while big box stores can open.ReplyDelete
Jackie - I feel sorry for the small business impacted as well. It's a really tough situation to be in. I think if more people followed the guidelines and safety precautions were taken, things could open up more. Maybe not to what it was, but somewhat. But there are too many people out there who don't want to even try. The box stores do seem to have an unfair advantage compared to the smaller retailers.Delete
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I love when people donate books. Most of the books I have ever owned have been used. I also have watched some of the same series. I hope you enjoy your week.ReplyDelete
Trin - I always hope someone else might get the enjoyment from the books I donate. :-) Thank you for stopping by!Delete
You seem just about ready for the holidays! I do hope your week goes by quickly and smoothly. I don't know your book that won the poll, but I will have a look at it!ReplyDelete
Enjoy all your upcoming projects! I also have a few up my sleeve, but my husband only finish next week. Then I'll jump on him.
Elza/Mareli - I think I am ready. As ready as I can be anyway. Thank you for visiting!Delete
I think we’ll take advantage of the free week of Disney+ over Christmas week and just binge watch a few shows :)ReplyDelete
I hope you enjoy Royal Holiday
Wishing you a great reading week
Shelleyrae - Definitely take advantage of the free week of Disney+ while you can! There's some great stuff on there.Delete
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Love the sled! And, yes, how could you forget Gunn? LOLReplyDelete
Hope you all have a good week, Wendy. Thinking about you and your family through the holidays. :-)
Kay - I guess you could say the sled is a family heirloom. LOL It belonged to my uncles when they were boys.Delete
I hope you and your family have a good holiday season. Thank you for visiting!
My week was work and home and one trip to the grocery store. I'm mostly trying to stay clear of everyone for awhile in order to keep my mom safe from the virus. (She's in the vulnerable age group and she lives with me, so...) Enjoy your weekend! :DReplyDelete
Lark - That's pretty much my life too. Work and home. My husband goes to the grocery store--his only time out of the house. Continue to stay safe! Thank you for stopping by!Delete
Ow yes..Gunn. It's been to long since I had a Angel re-watch!ReplyDelete
Your December read looks like a lot of fun. I definitely love Holiday reads.
Have a great week and happy reading.
Maureen - Holiday reads are great for escaping--especially these days! I hope all is well with you and your family. Thanks for visiting!Delete
We're also enjoying The Mandalorian. Baby Yoda is the cutest!ReplyDelete
I also like to purge my bookshelf every few months. Enjoy your reading week!
Laura - We really like Baby Yoda too. :-) Thank you for stopping by!Delete
We just stay home. My daughter's finishing up her finals. I got rid of a lot of paperbacks when we moved last summer. I get new ones from publishers sometimes but I mostly give those away. I try to keep it all digital.ReplyDelete
Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post
Anne - I wish I could stay home. My employer requires I go into the office occasionally. All staff rotate in and out of the office to minimize contact. Most of my newer books are digital too. Thank you for visiting!Delete
Every time you mention Buffy and Angel I just want to drop everything and binge watch both shows! Hope you have a lovely week:-)ReplyDelete
Tammy - They are addicting shows! I hope you are having a great week as well. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
I loved Buffy and Angel back when they were on. I think I've watched the whole series a couple of times.ReplyDelete
Mary - I think this may be our third time watching Buffy and second time watching Angel, but it's been awhile since we last did so. It's fun revisiting the characters. Thank you for visiting!Delete
I'm glad we aren't the only people who live in a climate where it doesn't snow yet own a sled! I love the cat picture. Mine does the same halfway upside down thing and it's so cute. I don't think I've ever watched Buffy or Angel all the way through crazy as it sounds. Hope you have a great week!ReplyDelete
Katherine - Haha! I'm just glad to know we aren't alone! The sled was my uncles' and they thought Mouse would like having it--in the off chance we ever went anywhere when it was snowing that she could go sledding. :-) I hope you and your family are well. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
Bookshelf cat!!! And I love that you have a sled despite it not snowing where you live. It's a very cool accessory.ReplyDelete
I do want to watch Godmothered; it seems really cute.
Lauren - Haha! Yes, I think it's pretty. It makes a cute house decoration, I think. My husband just shakes his head when I tell him it can't go in the garage just yet. It used to be my uncles when they were boys.Delete
I hope you enjoy Godmothered if you watch it. It's silly, but cute. :-)
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I am not the target audience for Godmothered but I like Isla Fisher and it looks cute plus I've not watched anything on Disney+ since Hamilton.ReplyDelete
Ti -Godmothered was cute and a bit silly, but fun. We watch Mandalorian on Disney+ and the occasional movie. I get more use out of Netflix. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
I haven't been by to visit for too long. I just loved every word. Such pure delight to read!ReplyDelete
You could always move where it does snow!
Nan - Thank you! That is kind of you to say. :-) I could move to where it snows, but I hate the cold. My daughter would like it though. Thank you for visiting!Delete
I am so glad you're going to read Royal Holiday as I really enjoyed it! Glad to hear your grandmother is doing alright, it's always a worry, but during this time, especially when we can't see people.ReplyDelete
Helen - I am enjoying Royal Holiday so far! It's nice to read an older couple romance. They're closer to my age! :-) Thank you for visiting!Delete
I'm glad to hear your grandmother is doing well, Wendy!ReplyDelete
I've a hard time letting go of books, too! But with my limited bookshelf space and all, sometimes I've no choice but to give them away or recycle them (the latter if the books are too old or the pages are wrinkled and yellowed). :(
Melody - Thank you! I am too. :-) I try to cull my shelves regularly, but it always is hard. I don't know that I've pulled enough off, but we'll see. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
I'm glad to hear your grandmother is doing well. I hear you on being grateful for feel good movies too. I've been practically living on Hallmark movies all month.ReplyDelete
Suzanne - Thank you!Delete
I hope your grandmother continues to do well. What a tough year this has been right? That is so sweet that you went in and got the cards ready for the staff. And, your bookshelf looks so organized!ReplyDelete
Iliana - Thank you. It has been a very rough year all around.Delete