Sunday Post #51 – It’s Starting to Feel a Lot Like Christmas

Posted November 15, 2015 by Lillian in Features / 4 Comments

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things you have received. Share news about what is coming up on your blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

Brrr….it’s cold!!! Last week we were near 80 this week we barely broke 50. Needless to say I’m snuggled under a warm blanket as I write this drinking a nice cup of hot tea. I love this time of year 😀

So last week my son was sick, now my husband is. I’m using lysol and bleach and every cleaner I can get my hands on in addition to having every finger and toe crossed that I DON’T get this too! It’s just a cold with body aches but I really don’t want to get sick this close to the holiday season.

Speaking of holidays, the HoHoHo Read-A-Thon is in full swing. I’ve officially read 3 books during the first three days of the challenge. Each one was a cute, sweet, Hallmark-ish book. Perfect in my opinion. So far I’ve read:

To follow my progress, follow my Goodreads shelf:
my hohoho-read-a-thon-2015 shelf:
Lillian's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (hohoho-read-a-thon-2015 shelf)

My heart is absolutely broken for those in Paris. I woke up to the news yesterday morning in shock. It’s so sad and horrific! #PrayingforParis

Currently Reading

The Christmas Bucket List by Ella Fairlie is my next HoHoHoRAT read. It’s a short novella, just under 100 pages so I look forward to it. I started The Machinery by Gerrard Cowan on Wednesday before the read-a-thon started. It’s a sci-fi dystopian that I am loving! I’m slowly working my way through it, reading it as a break between my holiday reading.

Last Week on the Blog

Coming Up this Week

  • Release Blitz for Hope’s Deceit by Angela McPherson
  • Top Ten Tuesday | “Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year Or So” via the Broke and the Bookish
  • Book Blitz for Thanksgiving in Sweetwater County by Ciara Knight
  • The Rose Society by Marie Lu – review
  • Woodland Creek Blog Tour – Gargoyle by Scarlett Dawn and The Beast Within by Rachel M Raithby
  • Feature & Follow Friday | “If you could teleport into ANY story, which would you chose?” via Alison Can Read and Parajunkee’s View
  • The Heir by Kiera Cass – review
  • Weekend Reads | Fictional People Can Be Real People Too!!! – discussion

Merry Mondays is Coming!

Merry Mondays

Merry Mondays starts on November 30th!!! It’s a weekly meme hosted by moi during the month of December (and sometimes July ? ) to celebrate Christmas and the holiday season. Each week a different topic centered around the holidays will be discussed. I hope you will join me this year and link up your holiday themed posts! The first topic is: What things/activities get you in the holiday spirit? To see a full list of this year’s topics, click here.

This Week’s Book Fix

The Killing Jar by Jennifer Bosworth (eARC via Macmillan)

The One Who Sees Me by Kandi J Wyatt (Kindle Freebie)

A Bleu Streak Christmas by T.I. Lowe (Kindle Freebie)

A Family Affair by Mary Campisi (Kindle Freebie)

The Christmas Bargain by Shanna Hatfield (Kindle Freebie)

Snowflakes and Mistletoe Anthology (eBook Purchase)

What Once Was Perfect by Zoe York (Kindle Freebie)

What are you reading this week?

This week is going to be relaxing. Last week I cleaned, put up our Christmas decorations (yep I’m that person that would have put them up in October if allowed), and just in general stayed busy. Not this week. I’m relaxing, enjoying the Christmas lights and holiday reads. The HoHoHoRAT ends on the 17th so I plan to keep reading some holiday novels. My original goal was to read at least 3, seeing as I have already done that, I’m going to try to read at least 2 more. And who knows, I may just keep reading them through to the end of the year 😀

What are you planning this week?

PS…is anyone else as excited as I am that Mockingjay Part 2 comes out this week?! CAN’T WAIT!!!!

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4 responses to “Sunday Post #51 – It’s Starting to Feel a Lot Like Christmas

  1. This is definitely my most favorite time of year too! I adore the weather getting colder, the prospect of snow, the holidays, everything about it! Merry Mondays sounds awesome! I’ll check it out while I’m here! Happy Sunday and happy reading! 🙂
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  2. I haven’t stopped watching Christmas Movies since Hallmark started them on Halloween. I just got myself a new nutcracker to add to my collection and I am so excited I can’t wait to put up the tree and have the elf in the shelf come back.

    I am doing the HohohoRat also I am reading two books in one. So I just finished the first one and going on to the second. I am hoping to finish by tomorrow so I can squeeze in some Christmas Novellas I have.

    Have a great week, Lillian! Happy Reading! ox
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  3. Yuck! Definitely extra lysol. Hopefully you stay healthy and they keep the bug to yourself. I start hyperventilating if I even think about getting sick right now! No time! I can be sick in January. The only reason I haven’t started on Christmas decorations is because I have Thanksgiving stuff I like but if not for that I’d be all about it! Have a great week!
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