Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 12/8/2019: Let it Snow

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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….

Good morning and happy Sunday. I hope you are well and enjoying the holiday season. How is your December going so far? I’ve been MIA from blog land due to the usual, life has kept me busy and blogging takes the back burner. I worked a full day of overtime yesterday then we got together with family last night for dinner so I am really beat but I decided to log on this morning and finally get an updates post up. Our Christmas tree will be up later on today, I can’t wait. I usually have it up sooner but just have not had the time lately. We had our first snowfall of the season here which turned into a snow storm which then resulted in an early dismissal from work last week. It was definitely pretty to watch.

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Onto my bookish updates…

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Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 11/17/19: Reading, Watching 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 Sunday. Wow, it’s turned so cold already. This week consisted of icy morning temps in the 20’s and a frosty car with a few warmer temps during the daytime to tease us. All that means is that Winter will soon be here.
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I had a busy week with work being hectic and having to work overtime so I didn’t get too much reading done these last two weeks but I managed to finish up one book yesterday so that was good.

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Top Ten Tuesday 11/12/19: Favorite Bookmarks

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week’s TTT topic is Favorite Bookmarks.

I have a confession to make. I sometimes dog-ear my books. I know. For shame. But not as much as I used to. I use bookmarks more often than not. Some are actual bookmarks, most are impromptu bookmarks such as paperclips, receipts and photographs because I lose and misplace my bookmarks easily. That is what I like about my e-reader, highlighting and bookmarking is so convenient.

Here is a list of things I like to use as bookmarks:

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1. Actual bookmarks. My very faded and well worn old Gone With the Wind bookmark is a favorite.

2. Paperclips. I try not to do this though because they will tear the page easily.

3. Postcards. I have several postcards that I have collected and use as bookmarks.

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4. Bookmarks that I crochet myself. These are easy to make and I enjoy whipping them up.

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Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 11/3/19: Hello November

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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….

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Wasn’t it just summertime? I feel like I blinked and November arrived. I took the picture above on a recent day trip, I love the Fall foliage. It has been a busy past week on and offline and I managed to get two reviews up and participate in a book blitz. I also dressed up for Halloween. Did you dress up? I shared a pic on Twitter if you want to take a peek. I was one of the Grady twins from The Shining. It was fun paying homage to my favorite writer while also freaking people out a little.

onto more updates….

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The Journals of Octavia Hollows Blitz and Giveaway

*Happy Halloween! This is a scheduled post for the The Journals of Octavia Hollows  blitz and giveaway* I listened to this one on audio recently, my thoughts are here. Read on for details about the books and for a chance to enter to win your own signed copy…

Do you like urban fantasy and snarky heroines? Then you’ll want to meet necromancer Octavia Hollows and her sidekick Bacon.

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We are celebrating the release of The Journals of Octavia Hollows by Stacey Rourke on Audio. This collection features all six journals in the series and was published by The Audio Flow.  Come fall in love with this feisty heroine, her pet pig, and the brilliant narration provided by Brenda Scott Wlazlo.
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