The Sunday Post AKA What’s on my (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 1-6-19

Sunday Post

I got distracted while writing this. There are two new “Dear Kitten” videos from Friskies! If you have a cat, or if you just enjoy well-done and funny videos, this series is a gem.

Back to books – one of the few times where that’s actually difficult!

Also, what I really want to do is go back to reading Wild Country. I swear there is crack between the pages of that series. I’m couldn’t resist reading a 400 page book that I can’t post a review of for TWO MONTHS! What was I thinking? But I can’t resist them!

It feels like life is back to “normal” after the long holiday weekends. This is probably a good thing, but it was fun to laze around, read a lot and cuddle the kitten – while the big boys look on with tolerance. I’ve also discovered that closing my office door when I go to bed is useless. It doesn’t latch, and the new carpet seems to be much too fascinating for certain people to knead half the night. I walk in each morning and discover blue and white tufts EVERYWHERE!

Everything belongs to them. Everything. Including the humans.

Current Giveaways:

$10 Amazon Gift Card OR $10 Book in the 3…2…1 Giveaway Hop

Winner Announcements:

The winner of the December of Books Giveaway Hop is Angela C.
The winner of the Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop is Heidi R.

Blog Recap:

A Review: The Gown by Jennifer Robson
3…2…1 Giveaway Hop
19 for 2019: My Most Anticipated Books for 2019
B Review: Zachary’s Christmas by M.L. Buchman
A- Review: Nightchaser by Amanda Bouchet
Stacking the Shelves (321)

Coming This Week:

The Best of Us by Robyn Carr (blog tour review)
Jeepers! It’s January Giveaway Hop
Touch of Eon by Anna Hackett (review)
Untouchable by Jayne Ann Krentz (review)
Death Shall Come by Simon R. Green (review)

The Sunday Post AKA What’s on my (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 12-30-18

Sunday Post

Thirty days hath Septober
April, June and no wonder!
All the rest have Peanut Butter,
Except my Grandmother!
She has a little red tricycle!

Happy New Year everyone!

Current Giveaways:

$10 Amazon Gift Card or $10 Book in the Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop (ends TOMORROW!)
$10 Amazon Gift Card or $10 Book in the December Of Books Giveaway Hop (also ends TOMORROW!)

Blog Recap:

B+ Review: Dare to Love a Duke by Eva Leigh
Xmas 2018
A+ Review: The Journey by John A. Heldt
B- Review: Not Quite Over You by Susan Mallery
A Review: Blood and Betrayal by Lindsay Buroker
Stacking the Shelves (320)

Coming This Week:

The Gown by Jennifer Robson (blog tour review)
3..2..1 Giveaway Hop (bloghop)
Most Anticipated Books of 2019 (feature)
Nightchaser by Amanda Bouchet (review)
The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye (review)

The Sunday Post AKA What’s on my (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 12-23-18

Sunday Post

It’s hard to believe, but this week coming up is the last full week of 2018 – then it’s on to 2019! They say that time flies when you’re having fun. While this year has certainly flown by, it hasn’t all been fun. Let’s just say it’s been interesting, with “interesting” being a euphemism that covers a whole lot of ground!

This was the week that I posted my Best Books list for the year. If you like looking at best books lists, there’s an awesome compilation of all the best books lists compiled every year by largehearted boy.

It is the middle of the holiday season, and lots of people have a long-weekend this weekend – and even next weekend. Some people are even off the entire week! (That was one of the awesome things about being an academic librarian – colleges and universities are often closed during the holiday week.)

Whatever you’re doing this week, whether it’s kicking back and enjoying the time off, running around getting last minute presents, and/or spending time with friends and family, all the best to you and yours.

Current Giveaways:

$10 Amazon Gift Card or $10 Book in the Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop
$10 Amazon Gift Card or $10 Book in the December Of Books Giveaway Hop

Winner Announcements:

The winner of the $10 Gift Card or $10 Book in the Winter is Coming Giveaway Hop is Debbi

Blog Recap:

B- Review: Not the Duke’s Darling by Elizabeth Hoyt
A Review: Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep
B Review: The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory
Best Books of My 2018
A- Review: Tutus and Tinsel by Rhys Ford
Stacking the Shelves (319)

Coming This Week:

Dare to Love a Duke by Eva Leigh (blog tour review)
The Journey by John A. Heldt (review)
Not Quite Over You by Susan Mallery (review)
Blood and Betrayal by Lindsay Buroker (review)

The Sunday Post AKA What’s on my (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 12-16-18

Sunday Post

I got new monitors yesterday. I use two, side-by-side, and the previous pair were neither the same size nor the same height. I got used to it, but it was always a bit strange. Now I have two the same size and the same height. OMG do they light up the room – which was not the intention, but so it goes.

This is obviously the season of giving, as I’m in the middle of three blog hops! Lots of chances to win either a gift card or a book!

Current Giveaways:

$10 Amazon Gift Card or $10 Book in the Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop
$10 Amazon Gift Card or $10 Book in the Winter is Coming Giveaway Hop
$10 Amazon Gift Card or $10 Book in the December Of Books Giveaway Hop

Winner Announcements:

The winner of The Frame Up by Meghan Scott Molin is Danielle H.

Blog Recap:

A- Review: Script of the Heart by Robin D. Owens
B+ Review: The Temple by Jean Johnson
A Review: Edge of Eon by Anna Hackett
D+ Review: Want Me Cowboy by Maisey Yates
A- Review: A Study in Honor by Claire O’Dell
Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop
Stacking the Shelves (318)

Coming This Week:

Not the Duke’s Darling by Elizabeth Hoyt (review)
Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep (review)
The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory (review)
Best of 2018
Tutus and Tinsel by Rhys Ford (review)

The Sunday Post AKA What’s on my (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 12-9-18

Sunday Post

This has been one of THOSE weeks. We’ve both been sick all week, with a cough that won’t quit, and is bad enough and deep enough that I expected to cough up my toenails, from the inside, on more than one occasion. We’re both at the point where we still don’t exactly feel good, but we both feel less bad. So things are looking up.

This week coming up features a bunch of books that I seem to have missed when they first came out – under the influence of the “so many books, so little time” conundrum. As well as the first book in Anna Hackett’s new SFR series – a book which I have been eagerly awaiting. Lets just say it was definitely worth the wait!

Current Giveaways:

The Frame-Up by Megan Scott Molin
Ask Me No Questions by Shelly Noble (4 copies) + Drink Coasters
$10 Amazon Gift Card or $10 Book in the Winter is Coming Giveaway Hop
$10 Amazon Gift Card or $10 Book in the December Of Books Giveaway Hop

Blog Recap:

B- Review: The Frame-Up by Meghan Scott Molin + Giveaway
Winter is Coming Giveaway Hop
B+ Review: For the Sake of the Game edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger
A- Review: A Duke Changes Everything by Christy Carlyle
A- Review: Ask Me No Questions by Shelley Noble + Giveaway
Stacking the Shelves (317)

Coming This Week:

Script of the Heart by Robin D. Owens (review)
The Temple by Jean Johnson (review)
Half Empty by Catherine Bybee (review)
Want Me Cowboy by Maisey Yates (review)
Edge of Eon by Anna Hackett (review)
Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop

The Sunday Post AKA What’s on my (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 12-2-18

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On the one hand, both of us are sick. One of the folks we visited over Thanksgiving had the crud, and now we have the crud. No one is happy about the crud.

On that other hand, in spite of the above, we went to the second night of Elton John’s farewell tour last night here in Atlanta. And it was absolutely awesome. Captain Fantastic is still fantastic, and the show was terrific. I’m so very glad we went, even if we’re both paying for it a bit today. If the tour is coming to your town, get tickets.

And on my alien third hand, it was a damn good week for books. And this coming week includes one of my annual treats, the latest collection of Sherlock Holmes inspired stories edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. I’m planning to start it this afternoon, and it looks like fun. As always. A cup of tea, a sleepy kitty, and Sherlock Holmes. If I have to be sick, that’s great company to spend the day with!

Current Giveaways:

$10 Amazon Gift Card or $10 Book in the December Of Books Giveaway Hop

Winner Announcements:

The winner of the $10 Gift Card or $10 Book in the Black Friday Giveaway Hop is Jennifer R.
The winner of the $10 Gift Card or $10 Book in the Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop is Polly K.
The winner of the $10 Gift Card or $10 Book in the Gratitude Giveaway Hop is Allie G.
The winner of the $10 Gift Card or $10 Book in the November of Books Giveaway Hop is Jaime L.

Blog Recap:

A+ Review: Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny
B- Review: Mission: Her Security by Anna Hackett
A- Review: Someone to Trust by Mary Balogh
A- Review: An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good by Helene Tursten
B+ Review: Markswoman by Rati Mehrotra
December of Books Giveaway Hop
Stacking the Shelves (316)

Coming This Week:

The Frame-Up by Megan Scott Molin (blog tour review)
Winter is Coming Giveaway Hop
For the Sake of the Game edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger (review)
A Duke Changes Everything by Christy Carlyle (blog tour review)
Ask Me No Questions by Shelley Noble (blog tour review)

The Sunday Post AKA What’s on my (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 11-25-18

Sunday Post

We’re back after being away for most of the week for Thanksgiving. It is always excellent to spend the holiday with friends. And it is equally excellent to come home to the cats. They seem to have missed us. AND they seem to have forgiven us for “abandoning” them either to the arms of friends (baby Hecate) or to the care of an excellent cat sitter that both the boys like. But home is where the heart is, and for us, that means that home is where the cats are.

Current Giveaways:

$10 Gift Card or $10 Book in the Black Friday Book Bonanza Giveaway Hop (ends TOMORROW!)
$10 Gift Card or $10 Book in the November of Books Giveaway Hop 
$10 Gift Card or $10 Book in the Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop (ends TUESDAY!)
$10 Gift Card or $10 Book in the Gratitude Giveaway Hop

Blog Recap:

A Review: The Mortal Word by Genevieve Cogman + Giveaway
B+ Review: The Lady Traveler’s Guide to Deception with an Unlikely Earl by Victoria Alexander
B Review: A Dangerous Duet by Karen Odden
Thanksgiving Day 2018: A Reading List (Guest Post by Galen)
Black Friday Book Bonanza Giveaway Hop
Stacking the Shelves (315) – Comfort Reads Edition

Coming This Week:

Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny (review)
Someone to Trust by Mary Balogh (review)
Mission: Her Security by Anna Hackett (review)
An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good by Helene Tursten (review)
Markswoman by Rati Mehrotra (review)
December Of Books Giveaway Hop

The Sunday Post AKA What’s on my (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 11-18-18

Sunday Post

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m in the midst of the run-up to Thanksgiving. So far, the hurrieder I go, the behindeder I get. It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is almost upon us!

Speaking of the holidays, it’s almost time for the Black Friday Giveaway Hop. Skip the crowds, stay in on Friday and hop with us!

Current Giveaways:

$10 Gift Card or $10 Book in the November of Books Giveaway Hop
$10 Gift Card or $10 Book in the Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop
$10 Gift Card or $10 Book in the Gratitude Giveaway Hop

Blog Recap:

A- Review: Apollo to the Moon by Teasel E. Muir-Harmony
Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop
A/B+/B/C Review: Seasons of Sorcery by Amanda Bouchet, Grace Draven, Jennifer Estep and Jeffe Kennedy
Gratitude Giveaway Hop
B+ Review: Pirate’s Passion by Lisa Kessler + Giveaway
Stacking the Shelves (314)

Coming This Week:

The Mortal Word by Genevieve Cogman (review)
The Lady Traveler’s Guide to Deception with an Unlikely Earl by Victoria Alexander (blog tour review)
A Dangerous Duet by Karen Odden (blog tour review)
Black Friday Giveaway Hop

The Sunday Post AKA What’s on my (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 11-11-18

Sunday Post

On this day, one hundred years ago, at “the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918, the guns of the Great War finally went silent. Although it was only an armistice and not an actual peace, the final shots had been fired and the formal peace agreement, the Treaty of Versailles was signed the following year. This day is celebrated as Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth countries and Veterans Day in the United States.

Current Giveaways:

$10 Gift Card or $10 Book in the November of Books Giveaway Hop
Paperback set of the Hidden Legacy series by Ilona Andrews

Winner Announcements:

The winner of Snowfall on Lighthouse Lane by JoAnn Ross is Linda R.

Blog Recap:

B+ Review: Diamond Fire by Ilona Andrews + Giveaway
A- Review: An Easy Death by Charlaine Harris
A Review: Imager by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
B Review: Midsummer Mayhem by Marty Wingate
B Review: Why Not Tonight by Susan Mallery
Stacking the Shelves (313)

Coming This Week:

Apollo to the Moon by Teasel E. Muir-Harmony (blog tour review)
Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop
Seasons of Sorcery by Amanda Bouchet, Grace Draven, Jennifer Estep and Jeffe Kennedy (review)
Gratitude Giveaway Hop
Pirate’s Passion by Lisa Kessler (blog tour review)

The Sunday Post AKA What’s on my (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 11-4-18

Sunday Post

Did you remember to set your clocks back? Did they all do it for you automagically? I just realized that my bedside clock is only semi-automagic – I have to sync it with my iPhone to get it to automatically reset itself. No wonder I feel like I got enough sleep!

If you live in the US and have not voted yet, don’t forget that this Tuesday, November 6, is Election Day. As a reminder to vote, and that your vote does count, I leave you with the immortal words of Lazarus Long, as promulgated by the late and often great SF writer Robert A. Heinlein:

If you are part of a society that votes, then do so. There
may be no candidates and no measures you want to vote for
… but there are certain to be ones you want to vote against.
In case of doubt, vote against. By this rule you rarely go
wrong.

If this is too blind for your taste, consult some well-meaning
fool (there is always one around) and ask his advice. Then
vote the other way. This enables you to be a good citizen (if
such is your wish) without spending the enormous amount of
time on it that truly intelligent exercise of franchise requires.

Current Giveaways:

Snowfall on Lighthouse Lane by JoAnn Ross
$10 Gift Card or $10 Book in the November of Books Giveaway Hop

Winner Announcements:

The winner of the $10 Amazon Gift Card in the October of Books Giveaway Hop is Patricia
The winner of the $10 Amazon Gift Card in the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop is Lauren B.

Blog Recap:

B Review: The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor
B+ Review: Snowfall on Lighthouse Lane by JoAnn Ross + Giveaway
B+ Review: Very Important Corpses by Simon R. Green
November of Books Giveaway Hop
B Review: First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
Stacking the Shelves (312)

Coming This Week:

Diamond Fire by Ilona Andrews (blog tour review)
Midsummer Mayhem by Marty Wingate (review)
An Easy Death by Charlaine Harris (review)
Want Me, Cowboy by Maisey Yates (review)
Why Not Tonight by Susan Mallery (review)