The Sunday Post AKA What’s on my (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 12-25-16

Sunday Post

And a very Happy Chrismukkah to All! Today is Christmas, and today is also the first day of Hanukkah. So Happy Holidays, Seasons Greetings and best wishes for whatever holiday you celebrate at this much celebrated time of the year.

As I said yesterday, my Hanukkah present turned out to be a new-to-me car. My mother gave me, or perhaps ceded me is the better word, my previous car when she gave up driving. It was a 1997 Mazda Protege, and served me well for about a year and a half. But the poor dear thing could only go faster than 50 mph when rolling downhill AND with a tailwind. I’d say its get-up-and-go got up and went, but I don’t think that particular model ever had any. It did roll into Carmax under its own steam but the exhaust system was failing, along with the transmission, the battery and at least one of the tires. Time to put the poor beast out to pasture. So to speak.

My new car is neither new nor exactly new-to-me. A few years ago, I owned a 2005 Toyota Solara, which we sold to Carmax when we moved to Seattle. The public transit system there is excellent, and we only needed one car. But now that we’re back in Atlanta, we need two cars again. The Solara was an excellent car, and I’m not sure why Toyota stopped making them. So when a new car became necessary, I went looking for used Solaras. And lo and behold, I found one. It’s a 2008 Solara convertible, the last year they made Solaras. It is just new enough to have an aux port for my iPhone. And it’s gorgeous!

marlenes solara with new owners

midwinters-eve-2-new-2016Current Giveaways:

Say Goodbye for Now by Catherine Ryan Hyde
10 copies of Absolute Trust by Piper J. Drake
$10 Book or $10 Gift Card in the Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop

Winner Announcements:

The winner of the $10 Gift Card in the Winter is Coming Giveaway Hop is Jammie

say goodbye for now by catherine ryan hydeBlog Recap:

A Review: Say Goodbye for Now by Catherine Ryan Hyde + Giveaway
B Review: Absolute Trust by Piper J Drake + Giveaway
Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop
B+ Review: Hell Squad: Devlin by Anna Hackett
A- Review: The Liberation by Ian Tregillis
Stacking the Shelves (215)

edge of the blade by jeffe kennedyComing Next Week:

Best Books of 2016
Those Texas Nights by Delores Fossen (blog tour review)
The Edge of the Blade by Jeffe Kennedy (blog tour review)
Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (blog tour review)
Miniatures by John Scalzi (review)

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