Sunday Post 9/17/17 Stephen King, Jane Austen, crochet 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…

Good morning everyone. It’s a warm, cloudy Sunday here today.
I had a busy week but I finished reading Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman. My review will be up soon.

I have a bit of a King and Jane Austen themed post today. I pre-ordered my copy of Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and his son Owen King this week.

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Also, I received an ARC of Strange Weather: Four Short Novels by Stephen King’s other son, Joe Hill from Library Thing.

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Teaser Tuesday: 9/5/17 Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman

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Welcome to Teaser Tuesday, the weekly Meme that wants you to add books to your TBR, or just share what you are currently reading. It is very easy to play along:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.

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This week’s teaser is from Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman which is really good so far.  This teaser is a actually a snippet from the introduction by the author.

And I think of us, all the people, and the masks we wear, the masks we hide behind and the masks that reveal. I imagine people pretending to be what they truly are, and discovering that other people are so much more and so much less than they imagined themselves to be or present themselves as. And then, I think about the need to help others, and how we mask ourselves to do it, and how unmasking makes us vulnerable…

We are all wearing masks. That is what makes us interesting.

-Neil Gaiman

He’s right about us all wearing masks and how letting down those walls and taking off those masks makes us vulnerable. What do you think?

Speaking of Neil Gaiman, I found this site via his, All Hallow’s Read and I really like the idea of giving someone a scary book on Halloween. And on another note I had no idea Gaiman was from the U.K. I was surprised to hear the accent on the clip on the Hallow’s Read site. I like it!

Enjoy your week!

Sunday Post: 9/3/17 the beach, crochet and books

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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…

Happy Sunday everyone, September is here and I am ready for Autumn. It’s a rainy one in Jersey and I plan on reading and crocheting in between a few household chores today.

On a sad note, I can’t even look at the news anymore concerning the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey . Not that it should take a natural disaster to do it, but it really makes you stop and appreciate what you have and remember to live in the moment, because it can all be gone in an instant.

Crochet-wise, I went to the craft store last night and picked up two skeins of yarn for a hat and infinity scarf set. This sign says it all.

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Mailbox Monday 8/28/17: The Little Library by the Lake

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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 Monday everyone, well, almost Monday here. I’m posting this a few hours early. I still can’t believe the end of August is here. I love this time of year though, as the season is beginning to change and cooler mornings and evenings feel nice.
I found a cozy little library on our family vacation at the lake last month within walking distance of our cabin community and I’ve been meaning to post about it. I stopped in to visit one morning, they allow non-state residents to borrow books for the week with picture i.d. and they have free wi-fi and offer you cookies and coffee and tea. Then the kindest librarian brought out a box of ARC’s for sale and told me to help myself. I’m not making this up, it really happened. There’s also a little gazebo nestled outside where you can sit and read outside if you prefer. You can see some of the gazebo if you look through the window in the picture below.

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Sunday Post 8/20/17 summer updates, books and crochet

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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…

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Happy Sunday everyone, I cannot believe we are nearing the end of August. I feel like the older I get, the faster time flies. I’m excited for the Fall though, it’s one of my favorite seasons. That’s Otis above after a recent trip to the groomers.

I haven’t been on blogland too much, the summer weather beckons and so did Sons of Anarchy for the past few weeks. I finished watching the series this week and I have to admit, I shed a few tears. This show has been the perfect remedy for long days at the office because when I get home I need to just not think anymore. Crunching numbers all day is exhausting. I’ve also been watching American Ripper on the History Channel. It’s very good. They are setting out to try and prove that H.H. Holmes a.k.a. America’s first serial and Jack the Ripper were actually the same person. It is an interesting theory. Speaking of H.H. Holmes, Netflix has a documentary on him that was worth the watch.

Reading-wise I don’t have much to share, I will be reviewing  Knight on the Texas Plains by Linda Broday soon. It was a sweet one. I still need to finish up two books, and did pick up OINTB last night again so I’m determined that will be this week’s read. I’m more than halfway through.

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