Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 9/13/2020: Books, Crochet Etc.

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 evening everyone. I hope you are enjoying your weekend. It has been another very busy work-week and just a long week in general. Today is my only day off so I have been spending it lounging around the house in my pajamas pretty much all day. I made a pot of rice and beans and my husband grilled my favorite steak for dinner and I stuffed my face and then I took an hour nap. All in that order. Now here I am. I figured I’d pop into blog land for a little bit. Thank you for your input on my updates post from last week regarding the WordPress upgrade. I’m getting the hang of it. Moving forward there will be no more “page 2” on my posts in order to make for easier page viewing.

Onto more updates…..

recently on the blog:
I spotlighted Love at the Little Wedding Shop by the Sea by Jane Linfoot. How cute is this cover?

finished reading:
I finished my co-read of The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen with Velvet. Thoughts to come soon on this one.

reading now: The Mist by Stephen King for RIP.

in my mailbox:
Not that I need more books but I couldn’t resist An Alaskan Christmas by Jennifer Snow from Prime Reads.

watching: Anything scary and also 90 Day Fiancee The Other Way and these people are really out of their minds but it makes for great reality tv.

I finished up a light cardigan in August and here’s a few shots of that. The pattern is my own. This is a cotton blend yarn I purchased in March when quarantine started and I wanted to make myself something light and summery.

Modeling it in one of my a favorite parks.

That wraps it up for now, I hope you are doing well and happy reading this week. What are you up to lately?

Disclaimer: Nothing in this post is available for download. The photos are my own. some of these links are affiliate links. If you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a small affiliate commission.

44 thoughts on “Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 9/13/2020: Books, Crochet Etc.

  1. “grilled my favorite steak for dinner and I stuffed my face and then I took an hour nap. ” That sounds pretty good actually haha! Glad you had a good day and hope you have a great week as well!

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  2. It has been a busy week for me. Sorry to hear that you were not have one day off.

    It has been a long time since I have read the mist, I am also reading Steven King for the first time in a long time. I am currently reading Doctor Sleep.

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  3. Hi Naida,

    Love the colour of your new cardigan, it is just right for these early autumn nights!

    I have read a few rom-coms and cozies recently, so both of yours sound good to me. Many of Jennifer Snow’s books have Christmas themes, so her name is quite appropriate and not one you are likely to forget!

    I haven’t read a good horror book for ages, however I do have the review of a Graham Masterton book scheduled in as part of a Blog Tour, so who knows! if that goes okay, then I might be inspired to pick up a Stephen King book again?

    We are back under Covid restrictions starting today, so we can no longer meet in groups of more than 6 people, either indoors or outside. They are also contemplating asking the shielded group of people, who were the last to be let out just a few weeks ago, to go back into shielding, this time until a vaccine is found, so that the economy can be kept open and the hospitals aren’t overwhelmed during the winter!!

    Dave is in the vulnerable group, so I am hoping that they decide to leave us be for a while, so long as we take extra precautions. Not that we have really been going anywhere, as the young people seem to have lost the plot completely, and are acting as if there is nothing wrong!!

    All good fun, but at least we have our books, wool and in my case jigsaws, to keep us going.

    Stay Safe 🙂

    Yvonne xx

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    • Thanks Yvonne, I had fun making the cardigan.
      I’m looking forward to the Jennifer Snow book. And I always love a good scary story.If you read King that would be great! lol

      Oh boy, stay safe over there. I know, so many people are acting like nothing is happening anymore. It’s very scary. Especially with clod and flu season now upon us already.

      Happy crafting and enjoy the puzzles too this week.


  4. Sounds like you had a nice day off. I’m feeling your work stress because we have two big deadlines in September at my work. Sept 15 and Sept 30. I anticipate today and tomorrow being non-stop.

    Hope you have a good week!

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  5. Pajama days are the best! It sounds like you took full advantage of your only free day. I am sorry work has been so busy for you as of late. It has been for me as well. I keep reminding myself I am grateful I have a job still given everything.

    I love the cover of Love at the Little Wedding Shop by the Sea. It sounds like a delightful read. An Alaskan Christmas looks good too!

    Have a great week!

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  6. Hi, Naida!

    I really like your new sweater. How wonderful to be able to wear your work! I look forward to sweater weather here.

    Your books look tempting. I am reading a few different books right now, slowly but surely.

    I have been taking a break from blogging (private message to follow).

    Have a good week ahead!

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  7. That cardigan looks beautiful, love the colours. Crochet is something I have tried many times to master but can’t get the hang of it. I did learn to loom knit last year though, not attempted something as large as a cardigan yet though.

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  8. What promises to be a wonderful festive read, I’ve seen An Alaskan Christmas featured on several blogs now.

    Love the colours in that wool, they somehow speak to me of winter

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