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 and Happy New Year. Can you believe 2020 will soon be here? I like the sound of it though, twenty-twenty. I hope everyone had a nice Christmas if they celebrate it. Christmas here was nice, I spent two relaxing days at home. I made the peanut butter blossoms I had been wanting to bake. I also baked chocolate chip. If you try the peanut butter blossom recipe, it says bake at 375 degrees for around 8-10 minutes…that’s a big no-no. They bake at 325 for 14 minutes then I let them sit on the baking tray for another 4 minutes before putting them on the cooling rack.
Book-wise, I’ve been bad with reading and reviewing in December, I just did not have enough time. My last read of 2019 was A Crafter Quilts a Crime: A Handcrafted Mystery so I am going to try and sneak that review in by tomorrow to wrap start fresh for the new year.
Onto more updates….
in my mailbox:
I whipped this cowl up as a gift and included a pair of tan gloves to compliment it.
My Favorite Books of 2019
I read 29 books in 2019 which is 2 more than last year, these were my top favorites.
Reading/Blogging Stats for 2019
Genres: I read 9 crime thrillers, 4 romance, 4 horror, 3 cozy mysteries, 3 general literary fiction, 1 paranormal romance, 1 LGBT fiction, 1 children’s book, 1 young adult adventure, 1 non-fiction and listened to 1 book on audio. I reviewed 3 crochet pattern books.
Stats: My blog had 72 posts with 48,239 words and 1667 comments!
Reading Goals for 2020
I read and reviewed 8 NetGalley books in 2019. I want to get that number up in 2020. I also want to continue finding great crime thrillers to read which is a favorite genre and I need to tackle my TBR mountain as usual. I’d also like to read more non-fiction this upcoming year.
Favorite Book Quotes of 2019
“He paid the driver, then turned and stood motionless under a misty streetlamp’s glow, staring up at the window of the house like a melancholy traveler frozen in time.”- The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
“Life was a wheel, and it always came back around.”- Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
How was your reading year? What are some of your favorite books of the year?
That wraps up my updates for now. Happy, Healthy New Year!
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