Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Sunday Post ~ 120th Edition

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by 
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
~ Recap the past week ~ 
~ Show what's upcoming ~ 
~ Share news ~ 
~ Display book hauls ~

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  • Sunday ~ The Sunday Post ~ 119th Edition
  • Monday ~ Review ~ On the Scent by Angela Campbell
  • Thursday ~ Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Friday ~ Review ~ Once Upon a Highland Christmas by Sue-Ellen Welfonder
  • Saturday ~ Review ~ Mistletoe and Magic by Katie Rose

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  • Tuesday ~ Top Ten ~ Things I Need to Read
  • Thursday ~ Review ~ The Walking Dead: Book Twelve by Robert Kirkman
  • Sunday ~ The Sunday Post ~ 121st Edition

AVR News Update
Hello and Happy Sunday!

On the Home Front: I hope everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving had a wonderful one. My husband had to work for the first time everHe went in at 6:30am and got home at 8:00pm. Since he works at a manufacturing facility and they only had a skeleton crew there I'm going to go ahead and call them fucktardian asshats. Fucking greedy ass corporations. As if staying open that ONE day, without even a full crew, made a big fucking difference. *deep breath* Ok, it's over. Moving on. We managed to get the house decorated for Christmas. I can officially read my Christmas stories now and not feel weird about it. From here on out it will be a sprint to get the Christmas shopping and wrapping done before Christmas Eve. After the last two weeks of running around from app't to app't every single day, I think I can relax since I only have a few things on the calendar this coming month. Thank the Jammie Gods!

Touching Nature: Only insomuch as we picked out a cut Christmas tree and got a free 12" wreath. Mmmm...pine. It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas!

Book News: Oh, yes, I did. I signed up for the free 30-day trial of KU just so I could get Christmas-themed monster porn. You're welcome. Or, you will be on 12/7.

Don't Touch That Dial!: Thanksgiving weekend we always watch Scrooged, so there was that. And last night hubby and I managed to squeeze in Buffy Season 6: Episodes 1-3 before the kids got antsy wanting to play Xbox. Whew. I'm really starting to feel the need for a Netflix binge. And soon.

At the Flicks: Nope, but hoping to see Spectre in 2 weeks. Then at the end of December will be Star Wars: The Force Awakens. So, saving the pennies because even going to the matinée isn't cheap when you have 5 people going. At least our theater gives free popcorn and pop refills.

Cyberspace Playground: Adam Sandler's 4th Chanukah song.

Randomness: My oldest son made this in 1995. He is now 30 yrs old and I still put it on the tree. :D

That's it for me. AVR News Update signing off. May all your books enthrall you.
Shelf Additions
From the library

From NetGalley 
*dances around*

For Review

Free at time of drafting, so look before you click! 
I'm not responsible for premature clickage.

I already had Book 1 in the Charon Family Business, but it was also free.


  1. I could read Christmas books in April :) no decorations needed lol but I am a strange girl, so there is that.

    I have a fake tree and usually get those things that make the tree smell real but I forgot so I have been burning candles to get the christmas tree smell. I do want to buy one of those little real trees to put in the house but I am scared the dog will pee on it.

    You make me want to binge watch Buffy, I have seen them a million times but I think I need a marathon soon.

    Lots of great books this week I see. So looking forward to Monster Porn Christmas books.

    Have a great week, Carol! Happy Reading! ox

    1. Yep. You're a strange girl. lol I can't read Christmas stuff until the leaves start falling, at the earliest. Preferably though after Thanksgiving. :)

      I have a few pine candles I need to burn. It makes the house smell extra Christmas-y. I also burn cinnamon ones, but I think I'm out of that scent. Must make a candle run.

      I'm dying to binge on Buffy/Angel. And Arrow. And Supernatural. We just haven't had the time for tv lately. Grrrr!

      There is a disappointing selection of Christmas-themed monster porn. Maybe I should just write my own for next year? lololol

  2. Sorry to hear your hubby had t owork- that's asinine. 6:30 -8? Good grief that's a long ass day. I don't know why ANYONE is open on that day- people should be w/ families.

    Netflix is my life lately.

    I hear ya on the movies, it's crazy expensive.

    1. He works a 12 hr day which usually ends up being 13-14 hrs. But he only works 2 on, 2 off, 3 on, 2 off, 2 on, 3 off. So one week he's working 5 days and the next is only 2. And his scheduled day fell on Thanksgiving. Why they didn't just close is anyone's guess. It was ridiculous.

  3. Christmas monster porn, I <3 you so very much right now. :)

    That sucks about your husband's work and dang that was a long day. :(

    I've read several Christmas stories but I can read them any time. But decorations and music wait until after Thanksgiving. I've been enjoying the music this weekend.

    Enjoy your jammie time and books!

    1. You'll be getting 4 selections for Christmas. LOL

      His scheduled days are long, but he gets days off, so it works out, but on Thanksgiving? Really?! Grr!

  4. The Way looks like it will be a good one. Happy reading!

  5. Oh how annoying your husband had to work and I completely agree... how much extra would they have gotten done that day that couldn't wait until the next or a day or two later? I bet the company owners had a holiday!

    1. Exactly. So frustrating! And all of the front office was off. They only made machine workers and an ass't manager come in. Such BS!

  6. aww i am sorry your husband had to work, it feels like more and more people get pulled to work Thanksgiving lately, its a shame

    1. I can understand that there are certain workers that have to work no matter what the day, such as emergency workers, doctors, nurses, etc, but a manufacturing facility is not an emergency *and* they weren't even running a full crew! Grrr!