Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 4/28/19: Spring Reading, Crocheting 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 last Sunday in April. That was fast. It has been a quiet few weeks around here. I am still slow on my reading but my current read is a good one, so hopefully I can finish that up this week. Also of note, we had free ice-cream at work this week for Bring Your Kids to Work day which was nice. Here’s mine:


 Onto my bookish updates….

Recently on the blog:
I finally posted my thoughts on Gone Girl.

Jessica Goody Phoenix Cover Art
Poet Jessica Goody stopped by for a guest post.

Currently Reading:
Far Side of the Sea by Kate Breslin. This one is very good so far.

In My Mailbox
Evidence of the Affair arrived free with Amazon Prime membership. The cover drew me in.

I’m still watching The Act which airs it’s last episode this Wednesday. I’ve been hooked on this one.

A baby blanket for my niece who is due in a month or so so I need to hurry it up….
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I am enjoying the Spring, we’ve had some nice warm days, some cooler ones and alot of rain. The flowers and trees are blooming. I took these photos recently on a walk at a park near us.
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That covers my updates for now. What are you up to? What are you reading?


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40 thoughts on “Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 4/28/19: Spring Reading, Crocheting Etc.

  1. Happy weekend, Naida! Far Side of the Sea seems interesting. The flower pics are lovely–I’m glad spring is in full bloom in your area now. The baby blanket looks adorable and will be an extra special gift. Enjoy your reading this weekend!

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  2. I love that cover for Evidence of the Affair. I really need to read more Taylor Jenkins Reid. The last book I read by her really drew my attention, and now her Daisy Jones and the Six is calling to me as well.

    Hard to believe April’s almost over already.

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  3. The crochet has really come on since last Sunday! I love the spring flowers and blossoms that are around at the moment; it puts a smile on my face. 🙂
    I hope you have a lovely week. x

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  4. Ooh, the ice cream is making me drool! Enjoy your new books and your week. I am going to hunt down Evidence of the Affair.

    I have been glued to the screen for The Act.

    Love those flowers, especially the daffodils. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  5. Hi Naida,

    You have featured two great books this time in ‘Evidence Of the Affair’ and ‘Far Side Of The Sea’, both of which have very high performing ratings and reviews. As if I need any more books on my TBR list !!! 🙂

    The baby blanket looks beautiful and it is surprising how hand knits and crocheting for babies have come right back in fashion and are being kept as family heirlooms again. I quite like the close weave stitches, as they always add more texture and warmth to the finished piece.

    Easter weekend saw the temperatures soar almost countrywide, here in the UK – more like summer in fact!! However this week has seen some very mixed weather and yesterday storm Hannah passed through, with winds of 80 or so MPH, so that has put a very definite end to the spring flowers and blossom, which had been looking so good!

    We did manage to fit in a visit to the National Trust Badbury Bluebell Woods, (known locally as Badbury Clump) which, because they are so sheltered by all the beautiful golden beech trees, survived the windy onslaught and should still be spectacular all through May.

    I didn’t take any pictures (hubbie did, but I’m not sure how to transfer them), but it really did look this good …

    A gradual improvement is expected during this week, but pictures like the lovely ones you shared, are going to be few and far between.

    Thanks for your updates on the week and Happy Reading 🙂


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    • Hi Yvonne, happy to share the book titles. The baby blanket is finished. I will post a pic. I wanted to make sure the stitches were more closed that way, to make it warmer.

      I hope the weather is nice there and the storm passed. The Badbury Bluebell Woods look amazing! So pretty! Enjoy your week and your books.


  6. The flowers look beautiful. The ice cream looks yummy – we’ve been getting small hot fudge sundaes at lunch once a week.
    Lovely blanket that you are working on… so special a gift.
    I love the cover of Far Side of the Sea.
    Happy Reading!

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    • Far Side of the Sea is a good one. I hope you enjoyed Phoenix, it seems like a great collection of poetry.
      Thank you, I finished the blanket yesterday. It was easy switching colors, I’d just pick up and drop off alternating colors, so there was no cutting the yarn or weaving in loose ends of yarn.
      Enjoy your week!


  7. My gosh remind me of me with all your projects. I can tell that you are a flexible person that has enough things going on that depending on your schedule you can fit one or another in. Let me know if I’m wrong. For me the trick is not feeling guilty if I can’t do everything at once which of course I cannot. Acceptance is always the answer. Love the blanket. I have this idea I’m going to learn how to sew. I’m committing to learning the summer actually. Right now I am finishing up Fablehaven, a YA book my son wants me to read. Also about to start a new book by Elizabeth Gilbert. (that’s one that I want to read and won’t take me three months to get through LOL)

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    • Thank you 🙂 I try to make time for my crochet projects, because it is therapeutic. Yes, you can do everything all the time, there aren’t enough hours in the day. I definitely go with the flow.
      Enjoy Fablehaven and the Elizabeth Gilbert book!
      And happy sewing, that’s a nice hobby to take up.


  8. I’ve been unable to eat a lot of things due to stomach issues for the past few weeks and your ice cream looks incredibly delicious to me now! And that blanket is completely lovely 🙂

    Evidence of the Affair sounds good, I’ve only read one book by the author (Evelyn Hugo) and really enjoyed it. Happy reading!

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  9. I love your baby blanket the colours are gorgeous. I like the cute little yarn heart for the photo. Autumn is going way too fast here and I’m not at all looking forward to winter, even though we don’t get snow. Enjoy your new books. Happy reading!

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    • lol no, not any longer. I used to bring them to work years ago, they are grown now.
      I finished the baby blanket last nigh. Enjoy your week and happy knitting!


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