Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 9/30/18: Books with Nice Covers, Crochet Etc.

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog…

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists….

Happy Sunday everyone and wow, the last day of September is here. It does feel like Fall as we’ve got cooler mornings and evenings too although it is warm during the day. It is nice though, the cozy Fall evening weather. It makes for nice crochet/reading time.


I’ve had a busy work week but it was also uneventful so I can’t complain. And I chopped off a few inches of my hair at the salon this week and have it now just touching my shoulders. My hair grows fast but it is so much easier to maintain when it is shorter since it is thick curly/wavy.

This upcoming month is going to be a busy one for me. I have a few things going on but I did save one week of vacation for October and I am hoping to re-energize during that week.

Onto bookish things…. goodbye reading slump thanks to Mary Balogh. I picked up my copy of A Precious Jewel yesterday and I’m breezing right through it. I first read this author last December and although I wasn’t thrilled with some of that book, I knew this was an author whose writing I wanted to try again.


In my mailbox:

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The Latecomers by Helen Klein Ross arrived via AmazonVine. What a gorgeous cover. I love flowers.

The Latecomers is a deeply moving family drama about a young Irish immigrant, an ancestral home in New England and a dark secret that lay hidden in its walls for five generations.

Also through Vine, Wrangler’s Challenge (Wind River Book 4) by Lindsay McKenna arrived. Lone Rider (Wind River Book 5) arrived over the summer but I included it in this photo because they are part of the same series. I think these two will be quick romance reads.

Do you like my Fallish props? You can expect to see them in my book pics a few times these next two months lol. That skeleton hand is a pen.

On the blog:

Reviewed (finally): Needful Things

Coming up: Fraterfest 2018 October 11-16th. I’m reading Rebecca.

Watching: I’m still watching the real haunting shows on tv like A Haunting and Paranormal Survivor and terrifying myself. I’m waiting for The Walking Dead to return this month so I can ball my eyes out when Rick leaves. I’ve also been watching AHS. And lest I forget, my Sunday nights are for snacking on chips and or chocolates and watching the drama unfold on 90 Day Fiancee, until The Walking Dead comes back of course, then I will catch up on 90 Day episodes later on during the week.


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I wanted to make a Slytherin cowl and whipped one up this week. It is really nice and warm. I found that Simply Soft in Dark Sage and RedHeart With Love in Pewter are the perfect matches for the house colors.

That covers it for now, what are you doing? Watching? Reading? Enjoy your week 🙂


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43 thoughts on “Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 9/30/18: Books with Nice Covers, Crochet Etc.

  1. What lovely books! I do enjoy seeing a stack of new books…most of mine come as e-books.
    I’ve never read Mary Balogh, so I must try some time. The Latecomers caught my eye.

    Enjoy! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  2. The Latecomers sounds interesting. I will have to check that one out. You just whipped that up did you? I can’t whip anything up like that. I am jelly. I have tried to knit but am so bad at it. Maybe I should take a class. =)
    Have a wonderful week.


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  3. September really did seem to go fast. I am glad to hear that you are out of your reading slump. Sometimes one just has to come out of these things naturally. I am looking forward to reading your thoughts on Rebecca. My wife read it and liked it. I have been thinking of giving it a try.

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    • Hi Brian, September flew right by. I am glad to be over the reading slump. I have heard nothing but good things about Rebecca. It’s a well known classic so I’m looking forward to it. Have a great week!


  4. Happy Sunday, Naida! The Slytherin cowl is gorgeous–great colors, and great photo! I’ glad that you’re reading slump is gone. September did go by quickly. I’m looking forward to autumnal weather and activities.
    Enjoy your reading this week! 🙂

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  5. It has been definitely cooler around here as well, especially at night. And glad the slump is over! I’m looking forward to FraterFest but I can’t believe it’s almost here already.

    Hope you have a great week ahead!

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  6. Yay for crocheting and books! It’s getting to the perfect weather time of year. I also saved a week off in October which starts after tomorrow. We will do half at home and half on a mini-trip. I hope to catch up on some reading and relaxing and even some knitting in my case. Anne – Books of My Heart

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  7. I’ve been watching Paranormal Survivor and The Dead Files – having seen A Haunting yet! I’ll be participating in #Fraterfest too!

    Sherry @ Ubiquitous Grace

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  8. I love this time of the year with all things spooky but our weather is still pretty warm. Anyway, love the skeleton hand pen. I need one of those! haha… I do enjoy Mary Balogh’s books so it’s good to hear that this one is getting you out of your reading slump. And, vacation to look forward to? Well, sounds like a great October already! 🙂

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  9. I love your Morticia image and the pen prop. 🙂
    I hope you are enjoying the older Mary Balogh title. Your new books look good too.
    The Slytherin scarf looks beautiful! Nice to have that extra skill.
    Happy Reading!

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  10. The crochet looks amazing, as ever and I particularly like the pewter coloured wool.

    I am a bit of a sucker for notebooks and pens, but I’m afraid that my pens are probably much more boring to look at than yours, as I really have to like the feel of it in my hand and like the look and neatness of the finished writing.

    All of your new authors and books this week are new to me, but I really like the sound of ‘The Latecomers’.

    I hope that you enjoy them all and especially ‘Rebecca’, which is one of my favourite books of all time!

    Happy Reading 🙂


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    • Hi Yvonne, thank you 🙂
      I feel like writing cursive especially is a lost art. We had penmanship as a class when I was in grade school but they don’t teach that here anymore and my kids don’t know how to write in cursive. I myself still write that way.
      I am looking forward to read Rebecca soon. Enjoy your weekend!


  11. I am enjoying the cooler evenings too. The temps during the day are starting to go down here at least. And we’ve gotten a little rain. Not much, but a little. Yay for reading slumps being over! I am glad you were able to find a book to bring you out of it. I hope you have a wonderful October. Enjoy your week off!

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