I am linking up to the Sunday Post hosted by Kim of Caffeinated Book Reviewer and The Sunday Salon (TSS) hosted by Deb Nance of Readerbuzz 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 It's Monday! What Are you Reading? hosted by Kathryn of Book Date where readers talk about what they have been, are and will be reading.
Goodness! Where did the time go? I had hoped to sit down and spend more time visiting blogs and actually prepping posts this week, but it was not meant to be. Even this weekend, I am later getting this post of up than anticipated. I hope you are all well.
Families were assigned at this past week's Nutcracker ballet rehearsals, and my husband and I are now the parents of four girls--at least for the party scene--one of which is Mouse, of course. All of us parents in the party scene got to rehearse with the entire cast this time around as well. There are still some logistics to work out, but things are coming together.
Mouse's Girl Scout troop has adopted a walking trail to keep clean as part of the city's beautification project. Today (Sunday) was Mouse's turn, along with one of her fellow Girl Scout sisters. We spent the morning on the trail, picking up litter and placing painted rocks some of the girls in the troop painted. It was hotter than anticipated being out under the sun with little shade, but it was a worthwhile endeavor. But, oh, the types of litter one finds!
This past week was my week working in the office and I admit I am glad to be working from home this coming week. I do have to go into our IT office one day this week to have software installed on my work computer but other than that will be enjoying the company of my two quiet four-legged coworkers. I think they miss me when I cannot be home with them, particularly my Gracie.
Let me know what you have been up to or have coming up this week!
I recently finished reading The Outlaw Demon Wails (The Hollows #6) by Kim Harrison. This urban fantasy series keeps getting better with each book.
What books have you finished reading recently? Are there any you would recommend?
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. My review will follow (unfortunately, not likely in the same month, but eventually--that's all I can promise).
Thank you to all who voted in this month's TBR List Poll! It was a close one, but in the end Liz Ireland's Mrs. Claus and the Santaland Slayings won with six (6) votes over The Christmas Dress by Courtney Cole that came in with five (5) votes and three (3) votes for A Holly Jolly Diwali by Sonya Lalli.
I started reading Mrs. Claus and the Santaland Slayings this evening and look forward to reading more.
What are you reading right now?
Depending on how the first book in the series go, I may just have to jump into the second book of the Mrs. Claus cozy mystery series, Mrs. Claus and the Halloween Homicide. So what if it's a little past the season? Although, I have to admit, Jenny Colgan's The Christmas Bookshop is sounding pretty good now. Don't count out The Christmas Dress though. That's also one I hope to get to before the month is out.
What is up next on your TBR pile?
I hope you all have a wonderful week! Happy Reading!
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Your Christmas reads look fun. :) And I'm glad you're able to work from home at least part of the time. It's hard to be in the office with Covid and all that uncertainty lingering around.ReplyDelete
Hope you have wonderful week ahead!
Greg - Thank you! I am glad my employers are still allowing us to work from home part of the time, especially given how uncertain things still are. Thank you for visiting! I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!Delete
It's so nice that Mouse and her troop adopted a trail! Hope you have a good week ahead!ReplyDelete
Eustacia - It's a small way to give back to the community, but it is something. :-) Thank you for stopping by!Delete
You've had a lot going on with the Nutcracker and Girl Scout activities. I think I am enjoying being home with Lulu more and more. I enjoyed the Kim Harrison books but I like the new continuation of the series even more.ReplyDelete
Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post
Anne - I can't wait to get to the later books in the Hollows series. My friend agrees with you that they are even better than the older books. Thank you for visiting!Delete
It's such a worthwhile endeavor to teach children the joy of service. I've done cleanups with the Boy Scouts in the past, and I know the horrors of what we sometimes find.ReplyDelete
I requested the Santaland Slayings which I may use for book club read for December. I'm not quite sure if it really is a cozy, though.
Deb - The Santaland Slayings definitely falls into the cozy mystery category--small town, amateur sleuth, murder off the page with an added fantasy element. My favorite kind of cozy. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
The Christmas bookshop is on my list to read. But they all look great. Happy reading.ReplyDelete
Lisa - It was so good! I read it this past week and loved it. I hope you get a chance to read it. Thank you for visiting!Delete
Both the Christmas Dress and The Christmas Bookshop were excellent reads for me. I think it's great that your daughter's girl scout troop is out there cleaning up the trails. Have a great week!ReplyDelete
Wendy - I enjoyed them both as well. :-) Thank you for stopping by!Delete
How fun to be part of the Nutcracker with your daughter! Your Christmas reads all look good.ReplyDelete
Enjoy your week!
Gretchen - Scary too. LOL Thank you for visiting!Delete
I recently finished reading Swansong by Damien Boyd and loved it. And I hope Mrs. Claus and the Santaland Slayings is as fun as it looks. (It's the book I voted for.)ReplyDelete
Lark - I will have to look for Swansong. I am glad you loved it! Thank you for stopping by!Delete
Your life sounds busy and fun. I imagine being part of the Nutcracker is a blast! 😁ReplyDelete
Tammy - Maybe it will feel like a blast when it's over. LOL Right now it's just stressful. :-) Thank you for visiting!Delete
As we near the middle of November I start to feel a sense of panic at all the books that are STILL on my TBR shelves and I vow to read certain ones by the end of the year, knowing that I won't get to all of them. sigh.ReplyDelete
Helen - I was looking at my challenge progress this morning and felt a sense of panic at how behind I am in some. can I make it?! I keep telling myself if I don't it's okay. I hope we both enjoy what we are able to fit in reading wise the rest of the year. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
I don't think you could lose with the books this month but The Santaland Slayings look extra fun! I know my husband has really been enjoying working from home partly because the cat hangs out with him all day! I hope you're having a wonderful week!ReplyDelete
Katherine - I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving! Thank you for visiting!Delete
That sounds like it will be fun with your daughter.ReplyDelete
I took a couple of days off from reading so I could prewrite some posts and finish up reviews of books that I had read.
Mary - Nail biting fun. LOL Thank you for stopping by!Delete
I'm not usually a Christmasy reader, but this year might be the year. I keep seeing all of the clever titles and cute titles!ReplyDelete
Stacy - There are quite a few clever holiday themed titles out there. :-) Thank you for visiting!Delete
Your Christmas reads look good.. The Christmas Bookshop is on my TBR as well.. And so wonderful that your daughter's GS Troop has adopted a road to clean up.. My Sunday update is hereReplyDelete
Vidya - I recently read The Christmas Bookshop and loved it. I hope you will too! Thank you for stopping by!Delete
The month has flown by hasn't it? Just wanted to say that I hope you and your family have had a wonderful Thanksgiving and were able to relax some!ReplyDelete
Iliana - Thank you for dropping in! I hope you had a good Thanksgiving. Ours was nice. :-)Delete