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….
Hello all and happy weekend. I took a month long unexpected blog break but am catching up a little this weekend. I have missed you all. Life has been busy, both my kids had birthdays these past few weeks and work keeps me busy as does life in general. I know you can all relate to that. And lately the nicer weather has kept me outdoors in my free time so blogging tends to take the back seat. Most afternoons after work have been spent out in my yard reading and relaxing or crocheting in bed watching movies and shows. Our pool is open but I still haven’t gotten it, the weather has been warm but it needs to be really hot for me to go in. I did read a book, a big one too, over 500 pages and my review is up for Doctor Sleep .
Also wishing the dad’s a very Happy Father’s Day today. Yesterday was spent at a Father’s Day BBQ with family so that was really nice. One of the guests was 98 years old and we enjoyed chatting with her and hearing her stories. She was telling us how she was traveling to Russia when Chernobyl happened. And that she has volunteered with her church’s food bank for the past 22 years and still does! She said they take her there a few days a week she and sits in a chair and helps place the food on the plates for the homeless. And that she obtained her science degree and she is the last living founding member of a women’s group from Brooklyn who recently sought her out to honor her and she met Mayor de Blasio at the ceremony. She brought the ceremonial booklet and honorary sash with her to show everyone. Founded in 1954 the group has grown and has chapters in several states including California. I could go on and on about the chat I had with her. Amazing and inspiring. I could hardly believe she was 98. God bless her.
Onto my bookish updates…
Recently on the Blog:
My thoughts on Doctor Sleep are up. It was fantastic.
Reviews Coming Soon:
Alot. I am behind on reviews so….
Big Little Lies Season 2 is on and it’s good so far, I’ve got my daughter hooked on this one too. I also recently watched They Come Knocking on Hulu which had a slow start but was surprisingly good, this is an Indie horror film. I’ve been watching Castle Rock here and there which is also entertaining. I knew I recognized Bill Skarsgård, he plays Pennywise in the new IT films so it was neat seeing him in Castle Rock too.
In My Mailbox:
All but one have arrived via Meryl Moss Media.
–An Eye for a Lie (Inspector Richter Book 1)– via Partners in Crime booktours
–The Tower of Songs (A Duck Darley Novel Book 3)
That wraps it up for now. What have you been up to? Reading? Watching? Doing?
Otis says happy reading and happy summer.
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