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….
Good morning and happy Sunday. I hope this post finds you well. I have been very M.I.A. these past few weeks. Just life in general, very busy with long work-days and I’ve had some health issues these past few weeks so that always makes it harder to get into a relaxed frame of mind for things like blogging. I’ve had some kind of allergic skin reaction…again…and this time it’s a real mystery. I took a round of steroid pills which did not help. Then I had blood-work done and that came back fine and two skin biopsies which I’m still waiting on results for. It’s not fun being unwell and not knowing the cause of it but I’m hoping to get some answers soon. Anyway, weather-wise we’ve had some very hot days but I can feel the weather turning now and it’s nice and cool in the mornings and evenings with September around the corner. My parents are coming over today so we’re bbq’ing for them and eating outside which will be good to see them and catch up a bit. We are still doing the same here with social distancing and as of now I’m not due to go back to the office until maybe on a rotating schedule in October.
Onto my bookish updates….
in my mailbox:
The Best Cowboy Christmas Ever (Garrett Family Saga) came via Sourcebooks Casablanca. They had me at “cowboy” and “Christmas”.
I grabbed a copy of A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay because I wanted something scary to read with Fall around the corner.
I’m excited to announce that I am co-reading The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen with Velvet. I purchased this book this past April as part of a read-a-long I saw on Instagram but that fell through. I still wanted to read this one and I remembered that Velvet grabbed a copy as well after seeing my Mailbox post. I reached out to see if she wanted to co-read and she said yes so *yay*. So far I am enjoying this memoir and it is just what I need right now, I’m finding it very interesting and zen. Matthiesen’s descriptive writing is taking me away. This is his memoir about a trip he took through Tibet in the 1970’s with a zoologist named George Schaller.
“Where the valley narrows to a canyon, there is a tea house and some huts, and here a pack train of shaggy Mongol ponies descends from the mountain in a melody of bells ad splashes across the swift green water at the ford. From the tea house, a trail climbs steeply toward the southwest sky.” -p. 18
Velvet is awesome and made us a reading schedule. We each post our thoughts on our weekly updates post as we read. You will see me share what I think here the next few Sundays before my final review post.
I’ve been crocheting several potholder sets during quarantine to use up my cotton yarn stash. I recently made these for my mom and will give them to her today.
That about covers it for now, thank you so much for always stopping in and for your thoughtful comments. I will be catching up little by little with blog hopping. Have a great week ahead and let me know what you are up to lately. xo
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