Sunday, December 20, 2015

AVR Weekly News ~ 123rd Edition

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by 
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. 
~ Recap the past week ~ 
~ Show what's upcoming ~ 
~ Share news ~ 
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  • Sunday ~ The Sunday Post ~ 122nd Edition
  • Tuesday ~ Review ~ Star Wars: Rebel Heist by Matt Kindt
  • Thursday ~ Tour ~ Raining Embers by Jessica Dall

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  •  Monday ~ Review ~ Pale Highway by Nicholas Conley
  • Wednesday ~ WoWwA ~ Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder
  • Friday ~ Merry Christmas!!
  • Sunday ~ AVR Weekly News ~ 124th Edition

--- AVR News Update ---
Hello and Happy Sunday!

On the Home Front: I'm pretty sure I'm done Christmas shopping. If I'm not, well, fuck it. I have wrapping to do and I'll bake more cookies, but I'll be doing that this week. The kids were officially on break as of Friday afternoon. They don't go back until Jan. 5th and it was a pleasure turning off the weekday alarm. 

Touching Nature: Other than unseasonably warm temps (60s & 70s), there's nothing to see here. Move along.

Book News: You may have noticed a new look to the blog. How do you like it? I have to give high praise to Michelle at Limabean Designs. Talk about going above and beyond. I lurve her! Want a new meme, button or header? I can't talk her up enough. Hire her quick! In other news, with so much going on I decided to cheat on my Goodreads and BookLikes challenges. I dropped my number from 250 to the 235 I already had finished since I was fairly confident I would not be able to read 15 books between now and the 31st with Christmas and stuff going on. Of course, now that I've altered the terms of the agreement, I'll probably plow through them with no problem. lol And lastly, I apologize for the slow response to comments and lack of visitation. I hope to make the rounds today. :)

Don't Touch That Dial!: Hubby and Trip continued their Arrow marathon and they are way ahead of me. I need an Arrow marathon soon. And Supernatural. And Buffy/Angel. LOL

At the Flicks: So some big movie came out this weekend, but we're not going until Monday. Almost...there...

Cyberspace Playground: Other than going blind looking at colors and their HTML codes and too many font choices, I got nothin' for here.

Randomness: This. Just this. Why are you hitting yourself? Stop hitting yourself. *snort, giggle*

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

ARe is doing their 12 Days of Christmas deal.
The books are only free 2 days, 
so some may not be free anymore.

Free at time of drafting.
Handle with care.


  1. I agree, Michelle is the bomb! Your new design is so sleek, nice, pretty and light! I love it, too!
    My kids still have school until Wednesday at noon, but then, they're off until January 11th. I wish they were already on vacation, though, so we could leave for Norway already. I'm so impatient to see my mom and my sister, it's not even funny!
    Your new books look great, and I hope you'll enjoy them.
    Have a wonderful Christmas and happy reading, Carol.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  2. Kirk was awesome! That's all there is... :) Love the new design, looks great. Good job Michelle! And I'll take 70's here. We're a bit... lower than that. :) Although snow on Christmas Eve would be nice... not too much.

    I'm up to S4 on Flash but have not watched any of 4 yet. Er, Arrow rather. Kinda looking forward to Legends of Tomorrow...

  3. WOW! That Michelle did a really good job, I bet she is still blushing from all the sweet things you said about her mad skills. Love how it looks all put together! I hope she starts on the other feature logos soon, I think she will after Christmas, ;)

    It was way to warm this week and today my toes are like little icicles, thank goodness for cozy socks.

    Have a great week, Carol! Merry Christmas & Happy Reading!!! ox

  4. I love the new design. Looks great. I have warm temps where I'm at in Ohio too. Though it has been normal winter-like temps for the last few days, but starting tomorrow, it will be back in the 50s and 60s.

  5. Looks great!

    I love that Kirk gif, snort snicker giggle. I also got Roane and Delicate Ink but passed on the others.

    School breaks, sigh. I miss those; my school is closed only for Christmas and then for New Year's Day.

    Merry Christmas!

  6. Oh it looks fantastic! Not that I'm surprised, Michelle rocks :) And Kirk slapping himself? just icing on the cake. I'm off with the kiddos and it's great! hehe Happy Christmas Carol :D

  7. I really like your new design, the banners look great and I like the soft cozy feel of the colour scheme. Michelle also did most of the banners for my blogand she's designing the tour banners for Lola's Blog Tours now as well. I love working with her and her designs look great!
    I still have two more presents to wrap, but beside that I am done with christmas shopping and wrapping. We also have very mild winter weather, it doens't really feel like winter.
    Enjoy your new books and have a great week!

  8. I got on here and I was like wait...she got a new Michelle she is great she did my header. :) I love the new design it's purty. ;)

  9. LOL Stop hitting yourself. I just kept watching that gif! I still have a bit of shopping to do. Mostly for fun and for me. LOL Love the new desing. Especially the colors:) Happy Holidays!

  10. I love your new look!! Michelle did a great job. I'm emailing you for the cookie recipe, I need to bake some gifts this week. I hope you have a great Christmas!!

  11. Love the Kirk photo, my mom was a major Trekkie!! Happy Holidays, and very nicely done blog!!