Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Sunday Post ~ 23rd Edition

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
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AVR News Update
Hello from rainy North Carolina and Happy Sunday. I hope everyone has had a good Christmas/Holiday and that everyone is keeping healthy, dodging all the crud going around.

We had a lovely Christmas and I've been relaxing and enjoying the down time. No rushing around or trying to get things done. It's been wonderful. But...I'm now gearing up for the reviews scheduled for after the New Year. And I still haven't picked up a new monthly daytimer even though we were out shopping and running errands Friday and we went to see The Hobbit yesterday. GAH! It's driving me nuts not having my new planner! I may just have to get out of my jammies and run up to Office Max today.'s yucky rainy out. Maybe I'll do it tomorrow. Ohhhh...then I can also go to B&N and see what to get with my gift card. Bonus, I have a Starbucks gift card I won on FB from WIN!

Today is a big day here for my husband.  The Bears play the Packers. The Bears better win or he'll be walking around like a Bear with a sore head. Can't have that! :)

That's it for me. AVR News Update signing off. May all your books enthrall you.
Shelf Additions
From the library
Nothing this week

For Christmas
From my mom & dad 
An Amazon gift card. 
I've already used part of that card to get RAM for my dinosaur desktop since it's in serious need of an upgrade. The rest will be books. :)

From my hunky husband
A B&N gift card  &

Purchased ebook

From NetGalley

In the mail from Kensington

Purchased from Audible

Free from Audible
No longer available

For Review

Blog Tour for Red Adept

Free from Amazon
There have been many this week, but since I'm late posting I'll skip them. 


  1. Yay you got the Grave series, enjoy! We are Eagles fans and will be watching the game. LOL it is zero degrees and windy here. I have declared it a pajama day Carol. Wish I lived closer I would totally go to B&N and Starbucks with ya tomorrow...enjoy!! As for a planner I use Google calendar since it syncs to my smartphone, nook and just about everything. I would die without it.

    1. Since I had a gift card jumping up and down telling me to buy the 1st book, I just had to do it. Especially when I saw that book 2 was still available on NetGalley. lol

      I got up really really late and I haven't even had a shower yet, so I haven't been to Office Max or B&N (or Starbucks). But tomorrow morning is lookin' good. :)

  2. I love the cover of Plague of Angels (not sure if I spelled that right lol) It is rainning today in NJ also and I have not done anything at all. Super lazy this weekend but have not read any books. Getting back onto the swing of things monday! I got a few gift cards myself. Just need to make a list of what I want (its a long list) :)

    I hope you a fantastic New Year! Happy Reading all your new books!!!

    <a href="'>Because reading is better than real life</a>

    1. sorry about that my ipad is acting wonky

      <a href="'>Because reading is better than real life</a>

    2. Super lazy around here, too. It's great! Though I did get 5 books read yesterday since I was ignoring football. *pumps fist* Yes!

      Thanks and Happy New Year to you! :)

  3. Glad you had a good Christmas, and got to see the Hobbit too. I'm hoping to see it this week. Gotta love giftcards, especially to B&N.

    Sorry about the game... :(

    1. Gift cards are the best.thing.ever! :)

      Oh, man...the game. *sigh*

      Happy New Year!

  4. I second using Google Calendar. It's the only way I keep my blog on track and it syncs to my smartphone. It's also easy to use.

    I hope you got lots of books on your shopping trip and happy New Year!

    1. I might give Google calendar a looksee, but I don't have a smartphone, so that part doesn't mean anything to me. lol I still like a physical copy I can write in and turn the pages, so I really need to get shopping.