The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, to recap the past week on your blog, and to showcase books and things we have received.
Also sharing with It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? hosted by The Book Date. It’s a chance to share what we’ve read over the last week, what we’re reading currently, and what we plan on reading next.
It is a snowy Sunday here in Alberta, Canada! I’m not sure I like this weather – it gets warm, then it snows, you need shoes, light sweater, then boots, and a coat. I love winter, but I’m ready for more consistency in spring.
This weekend was a busy one; I spent pretty much all of Saturday moving my home library and office from our loft to the main floor, which meant moving a giant wood desk, 5 bookcases, and hundreds of books. What was nice was that my kids are finally at an age where they’re good helpers and my daughter hauled books the whole time. We then moved the kids’ playroom upstairs into the loft, which was more hauling. We’re getting a new puppy next weekend and since our older dogs like to chew on Lego pieces, we thought the best thing to do was just not have them on the main floor. At any rate, I am SORE today! Hopefully I’ll get some pictures while everything is still so clean and I’ll be sure to share them.
What I’ve Read:
I had a really, really good reading week and I feel like I am back! I have this new motivation to actually read my books and over the past few weeks I’ve gone through my unread books and got rid of over 100 (donated to a friend’s dad who loves to read). My TBR is still just under 300 but with my reading mojo back, I’m hoping I can knock off quite a few titles.
This week I finished SIX books, which is crazy seeing as I started the month with only having read 7 for the whole year thus far.
- The Giver of Star by Jojo Moyes
- Things You Save In a Fire by Katherine Center
- Murder On The Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10) by Agatha Christie (reread)
- Say You Still Love Me by K. A. Tucker
- Woman on the Edge by Samantha M. Bailey
- Three Act Tragedy (Hercule Poirot, #11) by Agatha Christie
As you might be able to see, I’m currently trying to work my way through the more current releases on my shelves and continuing with my Hercule Poirot reading – Three Act Tragedy was SO GOOD!
Currently I’m Reading:
This past week I tried to start a habit of starting two new books at once, usually reading one for an hour or so and then starting the other. I actually managed to work a LOT of reading time in and it helped to finish lots of books. On Friday, however, I just started one new book and thought I’d work on it throughout the weekend, along with my current reread:
- Alone in the Woods (Rockton, #5) by Kelley Armstrong
- The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5) by Diana Gabaldon
I’m really enjoying the latest Rockton book and if I hadn’t been so darn tired last night I might’ve gotten further, but I have less than 200 pages to go. Maybe I can work in some reading time today. And I did get more reading of The Fiery Cross in and am now at 23%. I’m remembering bits and pieces and I’m sure once I finally finish, the series will be done on TV and I can binge the whole thing.
Other Bookish Things
Aside from moving and rearranging my home library, I also pulled about 25 books from my shelves to read alongside the newer releases on my bedside table. I have a lot of backlist titles, classics, etc. that I’d like to get to so hopefully I can work in a few a week.
I also deleted ALL preorders which I probably wouldn’t have done but my credit card had a fraudulent purchase on it and I had to get a new one so rather than fix the payment for my preorders, I thought I would just delete them and add them to a wishlist for when I’ve read a considerable number of books and want to buy a few more. As it is, I’ve had loads of books that I’ve gotten on preorder and didn’t actually get to right away that I don’t think it’s necessary to get these books right when they’re released.
This week I’m going to participate in the Backlist Readathon because 1) I have a LOT of backlist books, and 2) I’m working really hard to get social again on Twitter and Instagram and want to build my community again! I haven’t decided yet what to read but they have a few prompts listed so I’ll have a look and hopefully have a list tonight.
Blogging & Such
I am quite happy with my desk being on the main floor now that I actually like coming to sit with my tea and blog! I’m hoping to share more book thoughts in the coming week and maybe a few other posts.
Have a great week!