Sunday, December 6, 2015

The Sunday Post ~ 121st 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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  • Friday ~ Friday Featured Spotlight ~ Short Fuse & 3 Christmas Anthologies
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AVR News Update
Hello and Happy Sunday!

Today, I must share the best news of all...
Hannah is my cousin's beautiful daughter. I can never remember, does that make her my 2nd cousin? 1st cousin once removed? It's so confusing! LOL Anyway, she needed a bone marrow transplant which, after much searching for as close a match as possible in Be the Match and not finding one, ended up getting one from her daddy. If you're interested you can read about her brave journey at Help for Hannah on Facebook.

On the Home Front: It's December, 2015 is 92% uploaded and Christmas is only 18 days away.
I've done a bit of Christmas shopping, but the bulk of it will be in the next week or so. Then will come the wrapping. *sigh* Other than getting Anna officially signed up for the Spring semester at the local community college (she decided she needed a break after high school, so skipped Fall semester), this week has been pretty quiet.

Touching Nature: Rain sucks. Rain sucks even more when it's cold. Rain bites the big one in December when there are Christmas lights up. So depressing to not have snow this time of year.

Book News: I have some big news regarding the blog, but I haven't decided when to share it. I'm thinking the Sunday Post after Christmas might be a good time. No, I haven't sold the movie rights, but how cool would that be? In other news, my Paperwhite (AKA Stargate) is kaput. R.I.P. my good buddy. I got a really good deal on a refurbished one with a 1-yr warranty, so I took it. It should be here today. I'm thinking of naming it Voyager, but I may change my mind before it arrives. In the meantime, I've been reading on my 1st gen Fire (AKA Portal) or on my Kindle for PC (AKA Bookasaurus). I'm currently 8 books behind on my Goodreads challenge, but I'm still not worried. I also have 8 reviews I need to write which I hope to get done today. 

Don't Touch That Dial!: Not a damn thing. Well, other than one Bones episode a day that I watch with Trip before school.

At the Flicks: Not yet, but soon. Soon...

Cyberspace Playground: Star Trek:TNG ~ Make it so...

And this just because...

That's it for me. AVR News Update signing off. May all your books enthrall you.
Shelf Additions
From the library
I suggested all of these as purchases. Woot!

From the library in the adjacent county
(my back up library system)

For Tour 

For Review 

Kindle First 
December Pick 

Purchased at Audible 

Free at time of drafting.
Look before you leap. 


  1. That's awesome news about the transplant, nice to see a feel good story with al the bad stuff happening. I haven't done any shopping yet, why would I? Oh yeah- Christmas. Pesky holidays. I am looking forward to it though...

    I like how you name your ereaders. And now I want popcorn. Movie popcorn is the best. :)

    1. It sure does lift the spirits. :)

      I had to give them names. It makes it easier to keep track of them. lol And movie popcorn is the best popcorn ever. I think they put crack in it.

  2. Congrats to your cousin! That is great news!

    I am so looking forward to the Monster Porn Monday! I can't wait to see the Christmas themed monster porn.

    Love that Buffy episode!

    Good Hint ;)

    Have a great week, Carol! Happy Reading! ox

    1. Thank you! She is such a sweety!

      Not long to wait now. hehehe

      So many great episodes, but that one's up there in my favorites.

      Ikr?! Wonder if anyone suspects?

      Thanks, Michelle! You too! XO

  3. Great news about the transplant! Yay, Hannah!

    Sad about Stargate....I love my Paperwhite (Pippa). Hope you have good times with your new one.

    I haven't "lost" a Kindle yet (knock wood!) first one, Sparky, went to my youngest grandson...

    Enjoy your new books...I've been noticing The Children of Darkness.


    1. Such a relief! :)

      I've had Portal since 2011 and Stargate since 2014. Can't believe it crapped out first. :( *knocks on wood* that nothing happens to Portal. *shudders*

  4. Ooh you have some great books there!! Congrats on your 2nd cousin getting her transplant, I wish lots of love and healing her way and for the family(you) as well.

  5. That's fantastic about the transplant!! And you were right with the 1st cousin once removed. For some reason that's one of the few things that I understand but the only good thing about it is I can bore people senseless explaining it.
    I'm so sorry abut Stargate. I live in fear mine is going to die and have a mild panic attack every time there's a software update because I'm afraid it's the end. Have a great week!

    1. You know about this stuff? Then what are his kids to my kids? And his kids to my grandkids? LOL

      I can't believe Stargate (2014) croaked before Portal (2011). *knocks on wood* that I didn't just jinx it. Mine just froze up on me then wouldn't do a hard reset or even turn off. It was stuck on the kid reading under the tree and there was no coaxing it to do anything else. At least the Cloud saves all the books. Any ebooks I get in email, I send to the Cloud or I just go back to my file or, in the case when my computer croaked in Feb, I get it from the email it came in. Thank goodness I never trash those emails! Being a hoarder does have advantages! :D

  6. Great news about Hannah and what a great time of year to have such positive news!

    Looking forward to the blog news as well!!!!

    1. It really is the best news of all. :)

      I'm so excited! I can't wait to share. *bounces and wiggles in seat*

  7. So wonderful about Hannah. Sounds like you have been go write those reviews..LOL

    1. Best Christmas ever. :) Um, I wrote 2. How about that? I know, I know. It's not 8. LOL

  8. That is great news for Hannah! I don't understand the 1st or 2nd cousins so we just call each other cousins lol. I am behind on my Goodreads challenge and I don't think I'll make it but I'm still happy with getting close to my goal. I can't wait to hear your blog news! Have a great week!

    1. I agree. Cousins it is! :D I'm pretty sure I'll make my goal. If not, I'm gonna cheat and change the number. lol

  9. Great news about your cousin! Everyone seems to want snow but me, I am happy with my warmer weather we are having right I will send snow wishes to you as I don't want it. :) Got me curious about the blog news you

    Enjoy your new reads!

  10. Fantastic news for Hannah! She looks brave and adorable:)
    I have got to go check out Working For Bigfoot. I'm hooked already. LOL

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  11. Love that Buffy GIF! And that is awesome for your second cousin! It is funny that you asked which it was because I had that very argument with my dad over Thanksgiving. :-) Looks like a ton of good books this week!
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    1. It is pretty funny. :D And it sure is. She's even home now. :)