Sunday Post #31

Posted February 6, 2022 by WendyW in Blogging, Book Blog Meme, bookblogger / 35 Comments

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at the @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

What I’m up to:

Started watching the Olympics this week! So much fun. We were watching the mixed doubles curling and I enjoyed watching the couples and how they work together.

It’s been cold, so I haven’t been out and about as much as I would like, but it’s supposed to warm up this week, so I’m hoping to get out and do some walking and hiking.

Last week I read:

I had a great week of reading! I added my star ratings so you can tell how much I enjoyed each book.


Audiobooks I listened to:


Next week I hope to get to:

What I watched:

Over the last couple of weeks, I watched every episode of The Office (US version). I had never watched it from start to finish before. I love the humor of the show, and I enjoyed watching the character development over the years.

On the Blog Last Week:

Monday: New Releases in February 2022 That I’m Excited About!
Monday: Book Review: The Liz Taylor Ring by Brenda Janowitz
Tuesday: Book Review: Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday! Books with Character Names In the Titles.
Wednesday: Book Review: Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon.
Wednesday: Can’t Wait Wednesday #33: The Bluebonnet Battle by Carolyn Brown.
Thursday: Book Review: Shoot the Moon by Bella Cassidy
Thursday: January Reading Wrap Up.
Friday: Book Review: Not the Witch You Wed by April Asher
Friday: Book Review: The Bright Side Running Club by Josie Lloyd
Saturday: Stacking the Shelves
Sunday: The Sunday Post.

On the Blog Next Week:

Monday: Book Review: Murder on the Menu by Fiona Leitch
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday! Books with Dogs on the Cover
Tuesday: Book Review: The Buy-In by Emma St. Clair
Wednesday: Book Review: Secrets of the Sprakkar by Eliza Reid
Wednesday: Can’t Wait Wednesday #32: Welcome to the School by the Sea by Jenny Colgan.
Thursday: Audiobook Review: The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
Thursday: Mini Audiobook Reviews: Well Met Series by Jen DeLuca
Friday: Book Review: Meet Me in the Margins by Melissa Ferguson
Saturday: Stacking the Shelves
Sunday: The Sunday Post

Have you read any of these books? What are you hoping to read this next week? What have you been up to last week? Comment below!

35 responses to “Sunday Post #31

  1. I never finished watching The Office but really should. I caught up with the last episodes but only watched sporadically once Michael left. Jim and Pam’s story will always be one of my favorite TV romances.

  2. SJ

    My hubby recently did some snowshoeing with the pup but we don’t get out much in the winter either. Hope your having a great week.

  3. I’ve also been watching the Olympics. I binge watched the new season of Sweet Magnolias as well, which was fun. Have a great week, Wendy.

    • I just finished Reminders of Him and really loved it. Hope you do too. I’m still listening to The Rose Code and love that one too!

  4. ahh, it’s a shame about the cold weather, but staying in means more reading to me! we’re finally getting some rain in (it’s been a very dry summer so far!), and i really look forward to the colder months.

    i really want to read reminders of him – i’m glad you enjoyed it!!

  5. I’ll be the odd (wo)man out and say that I’m not watching the Olympics in protest over China’s inhumane treatment of whole groups of people, censoring (torture/execution) of those who disagree with the Party, the world-threatening “science” (development and unleashing of the covid virus), and most recently how they are treating Olympic athletes who have gone there to compete. I try not to get political in comments, but the Olympics have become very political, and the Communist Chinese Party’s behavior is egregious. If you want to delete my comment, I will understand. I will still look forward to reading your reviews.

    • I don’t think you’re the odd person out on not watching the Olympics. I read today that viewership was down 43% from the last Winter Olympics. I did not watch the opening ceremonies for similar reasons. However, I do like to watch some of the sports as these athletes have worked so hard to get there. You’re always welcome to express your views here, Linda.

      • I agree with you on how hard the athletes have worked. It is the only reason I might even consider watching them. Just the last few days, I have being reading about a female athlete who has been quarantined under changing rules for a long time. She does “skeleton.” I’m not familiar with the sport, but it looks like some type of sled racing. She had to complain on social media to get changes because the food they were feeding her was not good or nutritious. She couldn’t train. The isolation continues even though she has had numerous negative tests. She has one day in which to qualify to compete if they release her at this point. She is not the only one with issues, but hers is the story the media is picking up. She says her experience has been so bad that she probably will not try to compete again. How sad for the athletes.

  6. I love everything in the Olympics. I was actually on a high school curling team which our 4some won the championship my junior year of high school. So I know something about curling and I love it but it isn’t available everywhere. My dad helped to get the rink built in the small town in Iowa where I grew up.

    Love those audiobooks!

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

    • Oh wow! I don’t think I’ve ever known anyone who does curling! Well done! I love that sport because it’s a great balance of physical and mental abilities.

  7. I keep going back and forth on whether I’ll take on If You Ask Me. I’ve seen a lot of mixed reviews where readers are annoyed by Violet.

    The Office is a classic! We’ve watched the whole series all the way through like 4 or 5 times. It’s just a series you can pop on and not think too hard on. Perfect for after work when you just want to veg out.

    • I’ve seen the reviews for If You Ask Me, and I can see why some people were annoyed by Violet. In fact, I was really annoyed by her at first as well! But, I thought she really redeemed herself by the end of the book, and I thought her journey to redemption was inspirational.

  8. I want to watch some of the Olympics but we don’t have regular TV channels so not sure how. Do you schedule your reviews in advance? I haven’t quite mastered that yet.

    • I hope you find a way to watch some of the Olympics. I schedule my reviews about 4 weeks out. Sometimes I have to move them around or add a last-minute review into the schedule somewhere. I also schedule my Top Ten Tuesday and Can’t Wait Wednesday posts out several weeks ahead of time. The only posts I do in real-time are the Stacking the Shelves and the Sunday Post as they have immediate information in them. I find it lessens my anxiety and I can relax if something comes up for a few days. It works for me, but that doesn’t mean it works for everyone. 🙂

  9. If not for blogs, I don’t know that I would have known the Olympics were underway. I hope you continue to enjoy watching them! I am glad to see you liked Well Played. I hope I will too. I really enjoyed the first book in the series. I hope you love The Rose Code. I really liked it. Dating Dr. Dil sounds fun. I will have to check that one out! I hope you have a great week, Wendy!

    • Thank you, Joanna. I’m getting better at choosing books that I know I’ll enjoy. Plus, I’m a bit like that English teacher in high school that everyone wanted to take her class because she was such an easy grader. LOL. 🙂

  10. Jenny McClinton

    I like the look of if you ask me. Hope you have a great week & that it does get warmer for you 💕

  11. Kim

    We’ve been watching some of the Winter Olympics too, Wendy! I can’t get over the Luge – they’re mad! The slightest twitch in their body and they careen into the wall. Might watch the freestyle skiing later.

    You’ve had a busy week on the blog. I think I missed a couple of those reviews. I’ll have to go back and check them out.