The Sunday Post AKA What’s on my (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 11-6-16

Sunday Post

First, the PSA. The U.S. election is Tuesday. If you are eligible to vote, and you haven’t voted yet, VOTE.

And now back to our regularly scheduled blogging. I had two books fall apart this week. I gave both of them Nancy Pearl’s “Rule of Fifty” and then gave up and went for something else. This week that won’t happen – these all look awesome. I have a much harder time making it through the serious books. I expect to get grabbed relatively early on, and I tend to expect a plot. Or at least a through storyline. Or something else I didn’t get. C’est la vie.

fall of poppies by heather webb et alBut speaking of serious books, this week is Veterans Day, or Remembrance Day in other countries. It’s a holiday that initially celebrated the end of World War I, but has been expanded to commemorate the service of all veterans, whether they served in war or peace, and whether they died in service to their country or survived to come home. Some years I write a column about the holiday. Sometimes I have a particularly apropos book, as I do this year. Howsomever, if you are looking for something fictional particularly to commemorate Remembrance Day, I highly recommend the marvelous short story collection, A Fall of Poppies.

Current Giveaways:

Not giving anything away this week. Two giveaways next week!

Winner Announcements:

The winner of the $10 Gift Card in the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop is Julie L.
The winner of Beauty and Attention by Liz Rosenberg is Della W.

shadowed souls by jim butcher and kerrie l hughesBlog Recap:

A Review: Shadowed Souls edited by Jim Butcher and Kerrie L. Hughes
B+ Review: Let it Snow by Jeanette Grey
A- Review: Death Warmed Over by Kevin J. Anderson
A- Review: Through Uncharted Space by Anna Hackett
B+ Review: Rejected Princesses: Tales of History’s Boldest Heroines, Hellions & Heretics by Jason Porath
Stacking the Shelves (209)

grunt by mary roachComing Next Week:

Belle Chasse by Suzanne Johnson (blog tour review)
Love Literary Style by Karin Gillespie (blog tour review)
Flying Through Fire by Nina Croft (review)
Warrior by Anna Hackett (review)
Grunt by Mary Roach (review)

2 thoughts on “The Sunday Post AKA What’s on my (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 11-6-16

  1. I’ve had a run of good books lately so no DNFs for a bit. Sometimes I go back and read a favorite book when I’m not having any luck:) Glad you found something to enjoy.

  2. I don’t hesitate to DNF anymore and have totally avoided the slump because of it. Not only that I am willing to try any genre now. Hope this week reads are awesome!

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