Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Sunday Post ~ 15th Edition

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
~ Recap the past week ~ Show what's upcoming ~ Share news ~ Display book hauls ~
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AVR News Update
The weather has turned freakishly cold the last few nights. Well, for NC anyway. I mowed for what I hope is the last time and I'll most likely need to drag the leaf blower out sometime this upcoming week for the first of many blowings until all the leaves are down. That's the one drawback to living in the woods.

We've finally managed to get some more work done on our shed, AKA the Exterior Library. If the weather forecast holds for Monday we should be able to finish the soffit on the final side and install the door. If we manage that, I'll post pics next Sunday. :)

My stepdaughter (22) and her fianc√© are getting married this week and there will be a granddaughter addition to the family at the end of February. Our first grandbaby. As much as I've harangued my oldest son (28) over the last few years about producing grandbabies, now that we're going to be actual grandparents I realize I'm not old enough to be a grandma. LOL 

This is AVR News Update signing off. May all your books enthrall you.
Shelf Additions
From the library 
Bearing an Hourglass  by Piers Anthony
With a Tangled Skein by Piers Anthony


From NetGalley
Many thanks to Grand Central & Sourcebooks
 
Once Upon a Highland Christmas by Sue-Ellen Welfonder
The Curl Up & Dye by Sharon Sala


Won
Many thanks to Entangled
Unchained by J. Lynn


For Red Adept Book Tour
Many thanks to Red Adept
Correlation by Mia Grace


Gifted
Many thanks to S.A. Archer & S. Ravynheart
 




46 comments:

  1. Nice haul! I haven't read anything by Piers Anthony...you have me curious...will have to check my library's holdings. The Curl Up and Die was featured at the publishers' event I recently attended. It sounds like a fun read. Hope you enjoy it and all your other books.

    Looking forward to photos of your Exterior Library!

    My Sunday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/10/sundays-weekly-book-recap-41.html

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    1. Anthony writes sci-fi/fantasy. The series I'm re-reading now is fantasy and one I enjoyed when I first read it 15 yrs ago. :)

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  2. The Curl Up and Die book looks like fun. I know the need for more book space. Good luck with the extended library!

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    1. I thought it looked fun, too. :) Thanks! We're in the home stretch on the pesky thing now.

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  3. I read a number of Piers Anthony books years ago and enjoyed them as I recall. You got a number of good looking books this week. Have fun reading!

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    1. I've read several of his books, but the Incarnations of Immortality has always been a favorite. :) Thanks!

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  4. We've been having rubbish weather here too. There's a storm brewing. The good thing about bad weather is that it's a great time to curl up with a book!

    Enjoy your week.

    Sarah

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    1. This upcoming week might not be too bad. Weather just can't make up its mind. lol And you're correct! Cold weather is perfect for a book, soft blankie and hot tea or hot chocolate.

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  5. Whoa, seeing those Piers Anthony covers takes me back to my college days. I used to enjoy his books very much.

    I'm so glad that I don't have to deal with yard work as I live in a condo. But playing in the leaves can be fun. :D

    Congrats on the new son-in-law and the impending grandbaby.

    Happy reading!

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    1. Ikr! I've been wanting to re-read the Incarnations of Immortality and the Time Turner Tuesday gave me the excuse to pull them out. :)

      Thanks! :)

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  6. Congrats on the new son in law and the upcoming birth of your grandbaby. Enjoy the new books too.

    Thanks for stopping by.
    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

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  7. Oooh I have some of these as well! happy reading!!
    xx
    Ria
    My StS

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  8. We will never be old enough to have grandbabies, although I am looking forward to it, and eventually reading to little ones again. I miss that..somehow I cannot see my 19, 21, and 22 year old sitting down to let me read to them. Boo. Have a wonderful week, sounds like you will be busy, busy, busy!

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    1. The 'problem' about being a grandparent is I still have 3 kids at home, ages 13, 14 & 16! LOL I don't read to them, but we do listen to audiobooks and they are guest reviewing on the blog. :)

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  9. It's been getting a bit colder here too, but last week we also had some warmer days again and now it's really windy. Weird weather. I hope you enjoy your new books!

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    1. Cold at nights and a bit warmer during the day. I can live with that. :)

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  10. Yes, the weather has changed here as well. I don't like to be cold :( but I love hot chocolate and the changes in colors. Congrats on the upcoming addition to the family! Enjoy your week and books! :)

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    1. I'd actually rather have cold weather than hot. At least when it's cold you can keep adding layers, but when it's hot, once you're naked that's it. LOL Thanks! :)

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  11. Oh I'm incredibly jealous that you got Unchained - I'll be very excitedly awaiting your review :-) And congratulations on all the family news - weddings and babies, oh my! And just remember, your kids are super young to be having kids, that's why you're going to be a grandma, not because you're actually old enough ;) Congrats on both! Have a wonderful week and try to not to get too stressed with wedding excitement!

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    1. I hope to read it in December. *fingers crossed* Thanks and you're right! :) No stressful wedding excitement here. They're going to the magistrate. Short and sweet. :)

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  12. I haven't read much Piers Anthony other than some of the Xanth books when I was younger... curious to see waht you think of these. Have a good reading week.

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    1. I've been trying to collect the Xanth books. Haven't read any of them yet, but my older brother liked them. :)

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  13. Congrats on the new grandbaby coming soon...they are always a delight, even if we're not old enough...lol

    Enjoy your reads. I like the sound of the Piers Anthony books. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Thanks! :)

      I loved Anthony's books when I first read them 15 yrs ago. They were so interesting. :)

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  14. Enjoy your reads and the wedding. Whether you feel old enough or not, I'm sure you will be a wonderful Grandma. :-)

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  15. Oh how sweet! I hope the wedding goes great, and I'm sure the baby will be. ;)

    You just reminded me of another reason I dislike this time of year ... the gardeners next door blowing leaves into our yard. Grr.

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    1. Thanks! :)

      Not very nice blowing their leaves into your yard. Thankfully, I don't have to be careful here. I just blow them into the woods.

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  16. Congrats on the wedding and being a grandma :) You are far to young for that right? :) :)

    It has been cold and hot here. I think Mother Nature is going through the "change" LOL

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    1. Exactly! I'm far too young. lol

      I think so, too. I wouldn't going through the change already. 33 yrs dealing with a period is quite long enough.

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  17. Oh my husband was saying how wrong it felt as he was mowing the grass and it was snowing! Yes snowing! LOL! Our weather has turned rather cold the last week or so. But, that happens this time of year here. Although the snow flakes were a bit early. lol

    Have fun at the wedding! :) Have a great week.

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    1. Snowing and mowing. LOL I grew up on a farm in Ohio and one year we were baling hay around the 4th of July and we were wearing winter coats it was so cold! :D

      Thanks! :)

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  18. Congratulations on the grandchild! That'll be lots of fun ;)
    Ooh, looks like a fun haul this week. I love christmas themed historical romances haha!
    Thanks for stopping by Bookmunchies (:

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    1. I have a feeling a grandchild will be lots of fun. Play with her and then send her home to momma and poppa. LOL

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  19. I hope you have fun at the wedding. I love the "Curl Up & Die" cover.

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  20. Bahaha you think it's cold there! We had our first snow 2 weeks ago :P Albeit it melted right away but still! I am already freezing! :P
    Congratulations on the grandbaby!! :D
    Great Haul and Happy Reading! :D

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    1. Well, it's cold for NC and since I've been gone from OH for 16 yrs I've lost my thick skin. LOL

      Thanks! :)

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  21. It's been really cold here too...the south needs to act like the south and stay warm, lol. I hate winter/fall.
    Congrats on the grandbaby!!

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    1. Exactly! The South is supposed to be warm! lol

      Thanks! :)

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  22. Nice haul.... I really want to read Unchained... sounds so good! Happy reading!

    Thanx for visiting My Weekly Wrap-Up!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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    1. Thanks! Unchained does sound like it's going to be good. I hope so. :)

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  23. Ooh, what a fun variety of books! Hope you enjoy them all :-)

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