Sunday Post 5/6/18: April Showers Bring May Flowers

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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, happy May! I can hear the raindrops falling on the windowsill as I type up today’s Sunday updates post. I love that sound.

Anyway, May is here, I like this month alot sans the allergies from the pollen etc. Flowers are blooming and the temps are nice, not sweltering hot just yet. I have had a serious case of Spring fever these last two weeks. I even went jogging with my youngest this week, which was great. We haven’t gone running in so long so it was nice to start getting back into it. I almost forgot how relaxed I feel afterwards. And we took a trip out to the Botanical Gardens in NYC as well, which was really wonderful. I love New York and drive in a several times a year. There is always something interesting to see and do there. The weather was in the 70’s for that and I just soaked it all in, the sunshine, the flowers….

Onto my bookish updates….

Last Week on the Blog:
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I posted my thoughts on In Places Hidden by Tracie Peterson, which was very good.

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Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 4/29/18: The Beach, Crochet, Books 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 rainy Sunday everyone, the last one in April. This month flew right on by. I took an unscheduled mini-blog break these past two weeks. I had the regular every day stuff going on so I didn’t get much blogging time but I will be playing catch up today and blog-hopping. I want to see what everyone is up to. My skin allergies are better, no more shiny Vaseline face lol, so thank you for your comments and advice on that. I did get some good reading in these two weeks and we took a day trip down the shore last weekend which was really nice.

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Yesterday I participated in Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon  and I read up to the 79% mark of Earl Interrupted (The Daring Marriages #2) by Amanda Forester on my Nook. I want to finish that up today so it will make 3 books read for April, which is great for me since last year in April I didn’t read one single book.

Onto my mailbox:
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Dishcloths to Crochet: Fun Designs to Brighten Your Kitchen! came via Dover/NetGalley and I am excited to whip up a dishcloth using one of these vintage patterns. I have to look through my yarn stash, I need red and blue cotton yarn for the one I want to make.

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National Poetry Month: Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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April is National Poetry Month and I have been sharing a few of my favorite poems here on my blog. If you visit The Literature Network you can find the work of several authors to read and enjoy for free, like Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

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“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints,—I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life!—and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death….”

This poem from Sonnets from the Portuguese: A Celebration of Love is a favorite. I love how she says “I love thee with the passion put to use…In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith. I love thee with a love I seemed to lose with my lost saints…”

What do you think? Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping in.

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Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 2/25/18: Books, Crochet and A Few Hot Book Covers

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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 everyone. This is the last Sunday in February, this month flew by so quickly. I don’t mind that, bring on the Spring! Typical Jersey weather, we had a snowstorm last weekend and then by Wednesday the temps were up in the 70’s which was so nice. Now it’s been a quiet, rainy weekend. I took these pictures last weekend on the day it snowed. It was such a pretty snowfall on a Saturday and the sun was shining bright. We took a drive out early afternoon and I got these shots.

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I haven’t gotten as much reading time in this past week as I would have liked to but that’s okay. I will try to read more this upcoming week. Work is to blame, I’ve had to learn a new computer program since being chosen as part of a team project for the next several weeks and then working late nights has had me too tired to read when I get home. I also hit a reading slump in the middle of a thriller so I re-read Nights in Rodanthe, which helped me out of it. I have been crocheting alot though and watching the last of the Olympics in the evenings.

Onto my mailbox which contains some smoldering book covers this week. I am definitely on a romance kick lately.

In My Mailbox:

I was bad and look at what I got from NetGalley. Thank you NetGalley.

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My Lady Captor by Hannah Howell.
I like the sound of this one because she is the one holding him hostage…
“New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell pens a sweeping romance set against the breathtaking Scottish Highlands, where a young woman holding a warrior hostage tries to resist his passionate seduction. . .”

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Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday: The Met, Van Gogh, 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…

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….

It is another cold and windy Sunday by me and I am more than happy to be spending it inside in my pajamas today. This was a good reading week for me, I participated in the Bout of Books read-a-thon and I finished up the Tessa Dare book plus I read The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Thank you all for cheering me on. 🙂 My reviews will be up this upcoming week. I like that my reading year is off to a good start. I still have time to at least read one more book this month, hopefully two.

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