Sunday Post #35

Posted March 6, 2022 by WendyW in Blogging, Book Blog Meme, bookblogger / 53 Comments

sunday post

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:

Between the Storms!

We had a snowstorm last weekend, and this weekend we’re having another. But, the good news is we had some terrific weather in between. I was able to get out and do some hiking and get some much needed exercise.

Near Sunset Crater National Monument. Aspen trees in front of a big wall of volcanic rock.

Website Improvements

I’ve been blogging for almost a year now, so I thought it would be fun to make some improvements to the site. You may have already noticed that I added some flame ratings for the book reviews. I get some questions on if a book is spicy or not, so this should help. I’ve also added a challenge bar on the side, mostly for me to keep track of my challenges. I’ll be changing the theme and colors soon too.

If you see any weird stuff on the blog, feel free to let me know in the comments!

Last week I read:

I didn’t read much last week, mostly because I’ve been out walking and doing blogging stuff.

I’m still trying to wrap my head around Reputation, it was a LOT different than I expected. It was good, but also very different. Fool Me Once was very good.

I had to DNF a book, something I rarely do. This was a reprint from a book she wrote 20 years ago, and the world was a bit different back then. I got to a scene that depicted what I consider assault, between the main characters, so I can’t recommend this book. I know that she meant it to be a funny scene, but it really didn’t work for me.

Audiobooks I listened to:

I loved both these audiobooks very much! Small Great Things was gripping and intense, and The Unhoneymooners was just a delight.

Next week I hope to get to:

On the Blog Last Week:

Monday: Book Review: The Suite Spot by Trish Doller
Monday: February Reading Wrap Up
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday! Auto-Buy Authors
Wednesday: Can’t Wait Wednesday #36: The Homewreckers by Mary Kay Andrews
Wednesday: Book Review: In a New York Minute by Kate Spencer
Thursday: Book Review: High Stakes by Danielle Steel
Friday: Book Review: The Lighthouse on Moonglow Bay by Lori Wilde
Saturday: Book Review: The Bluebonnet Battle Carolyn Brown
Saturday: Stacking the Shelves
Sunday: The Sunday Post.

On the Blog Next Week:

Monday: Book Review: If You Ask Me Libby Hubscher
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday! Bookish Books!
Tuesday: Book Review: Into Every Generation a Slayer is Born by Evan Ross Katz
Wednesday: Can’t Wait Wednesday #37: Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult, and Jennifer Finney Boylan
Wednesday: Book Review: The Summer Getaway by Susan Mallery
Thursday: Book Review: Dating Dr. Dil by Nisha Sharma
Friday: Book Review and Book Tour: Catherine by Linda O’Byrne
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!

53 responses to “Sunday Post #35

  1. We had some gorgeous weather over the past few days, and then the temps plummeted 30 degrees in just a few hours this morning. Glad you were able to get in some exercise between the snowstorms, Wendy!

  2. Reputation was also different to what I expected when I read it! It’s an interesting book, for sure.

    Curious to see what you think of At Least You Have your Health. That one keeps popping up and I can’t decide if I want to read it or not lol.

  3. It’s crazy to read about snow when it’s in the 80’s here. 🙂 Nice that you were able to enjoy the better weather and get out a bit. Too bad about the DNF. It’s crazy how so much of what would never be acceptable in fiction/romance now was commonplace years ago. I ran into something similar with a Linda Howard book last year. I did finish it, but wow… I was continually surprised at some of the content.

    • Yes, and I believe it’s part of the reason romance has such a bad name. But, I’m thrilled it’s getting so much better now.

  4. Fun reading week ahead! Our weather in OK has been similar: 83 degrees one day and freezing the next. Your fire/spicy icon is a cute idea.
    Underneath the “Post Comment” button, it says:
    “Internal Server Error.

    There has been a critical error on this website.”

    I don’t see any problems, however, and everything seems to work fine. Have a great week!

  5. I have At Least You Have Your Health for a blog post mid March, so must get to it! Enjoy your new(ish) blog. It looks very good.

  6. Lord have mercy! You’re experiencing snow storms and we’re experiencing dust storms so bad that two people I know have migraines! I’m glad you were able to get out and enjoy the fresh air and exercise! I really like your Challenge Bar! Clever idea! I’ve been seeing several of Jodi Picoult’s books on the Blogosphere. Take good care!

  7. Our weather has been nice as well. I really need to get out and start walking again. I hope you have a great week, love the updates to the blog!

  8. We had a storm last night but instead of snow for a change it was a thunderstorm! Haven’t had one of those in a while.

    The Unhoneymooners looks like lots of fun.

  9. Jenny+McClinton

    I thought you had been blogging for longer so congratulations & look forward to any updates you make 💕 great books this week 😊

  10. I love the idea of your flames for spicy romances. 🙂 We’re also getting a snowstorm this weekend. Since your in northern Arizona and I’m in northern Utah, we must have the same weather patterns, lol.

  11. I alway enjoy seeing how your week went and what you’re reading. I see several great reads on this list Wendy! Have a great week.

  12. Janette

    Enjoy your week’s reading. I’m looking forward to your post on bookish books!

    • Reputation is a YA book, and I don’t read many of those. It was good, I’ll probably rate it 4 stars, it’s just a bit unusual.

  13. I loved The Unhoneymooners too. I loved Sarah Hogle’s first book and liked Twice Shy. Sounds like you e had a great week!

  14. I can’t wait to read Lessons in Chemistry. I hope it turns out wonderful. Those pictures are gorgeous as always 😍