Sunday Post #64

Posted November 6, 2022 by WendyW in Blogging, Book Blog Meme, bookblogger / 55 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 the rules here: Sunday Post Meme

What I’ve been up to?

Snow! We had our first snowstorm on Wednesday, and it was beautiful. Since we didn’t have to leave the house that day, it was even more pretty as we didn’t have to drive in it. Like all first snows, it didn’t last more than 24 hours, but the mountains still have plenty of snow up on the peaks, and that will help with the forests.

Daylight Savings Time. We don’t have daylight savings time here in Arizona, so I don’t have to go through the time change twice a year. But, we do have to adjust to the “rest of the US”. I have a lot of family in California, so I have to remember that we’re not on the same time anymore, and our favorite cable tv shows are now showing an hour later. But, overall, I love not having to change the time, and my body is happy to stay on the same schedule.

Last week I read:

I had another great week of reading. All the books were very good this week, especially the two audiobooks, Finding Me by Viola Davis and I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

Next week I hope to get to:

On the Blog Last Week:

Monday: Audiobook Reviews: The Practical Magic Series by Alice Hoffman
Monday: Book Tour and Book Review: Beneath His Silence by Hannah Linder
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday
Wednesday: Book Review: The Banned Bookshop of Maggie Banks by Shauna Robinson.
Wednesday: October Reading Wrap Up
Thursday: Book Review: Meredith, Alone by Claire Alexander
Friday: Book Review: When Franny Stands Up by Eden Robins
Saturday: Stacking the Shelves
Sunday: The Sunday Post

On the Blog Next Week:

Monday: Book Review: Better than Fiction by Alexa Martin
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday
Tuesday: Book Review: The Sandcastle Hurricane by Carolyn Brown
Wednesday: Can’t Wait Wednesday.
Thursday: Book Review: Finding Happiness at Penvennan Cove by Linn B. Halton
Friday: Book Review: Ship Wrecked by Olivia Dade
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!

55 responses to “Sunday Post #64

  1. Sorry it’s taken me so long to comment. I’m so jealous of your lack of DST. I know the rest of the mountain states are trying to get rid of it. They may spring forward once and then just leave it. I’d be okay with that. I just hate dealing with the time change every six months-ish. It’s so annoying.

  2. You had snow?! I haven’t seen a good load of snow for years. My son is 4 and he has only had proper snow twice in his lifetime! We have had the odd flurry, but nothing substantial!

    Time changes are crazy aren’t they?! I didn’t realise that other countries didn’t change their clocks at the same time as us until I started blogging last year and you have just taught me something new!

    Have a great week!

  3. I don’t know how I missed this yesterday. Well I used to love the first snow and couldn’t wait to go skiing. Now I enjoy our middling kind of weather here where we only get a dusting once a year. Well it’s a dusting to me since I lived in Minnesota but it’s a total shutdown here in NC. lol I hate the time change but I get why it’s nice to have the light during a certain time during the day.

  4. I lived in AZ for a couple of years and I remember how nice it was not to have to change time. BUT I also remember having to keep straight what time it was in WA and all the stuff you’re talking about. I had forgotten about it until you said something!

  5. I wish the rest of the country would do the same and end the back and forth with DST. I honestly don’t understand the need for it and no one seems to like the switch twice a year. That McCurdy book is getting a lot of attention. I’m not sure who she is (I know she’s an actress but had never heard of her before the book) but it’s obvious her childhood was plenty traumatic.

  6. We had a bit of snow/rain mix yesterday which was beautiful but a bit too early for us. Our province voted to not change back and forth and to stick with Daylight Savings Time a couple of years ago but have decided to wait until California, Oregon and Washington do as well (apparently they are awaiting federal government approval). Have a wonderful week ahead Wendy!

  7. Janette

    Having snow so early in November seems very strange to me. It’s still quite mild here in the UK. I wish that we didn’t have to change the clocks every six months. Apparently they are discussing keeping the UK on Summer time all year round which I would be perfectly happy with.
    Glad that last week’s reading was all good. On Spine of Death looks interesting.
    Happy Reading!

    • We get a few short snowstorms in October/November and then we can get some heavier snow in December/January/February. But, snow never stays around for very long, and I like that.

  8. Jenny+McClinton

    I do love watching the snow when I don’t have to go out. Great reading week, hope you have a lovely week 😊

  9. Looks like you had great week. We have double season here. In daytime it’s little hot and sticky and in night it’s pleasant cool. It never snows here and I think we wouldn’t need sweaters until December. I hope you have amazing week.

  10. One good thing about living in Seattle is very little snow except on the surrounding mountains, which is perfect for me. Pretty to look at but I don’t have to be IN it! But our weather has definitely taken a sharp turn to winter. 40s and rain all next week. Yippee. Glad to see you enjoyed Finding Me, though enjoy might be the wrong word. It’s definitely impactful, isn’t it? Have a great week.

  11. We had our first snow here this last week, too! First for me at my new home so it was kind of exciting if not a little scary because I had to drive to work. Fortunately hardly any of it was on the roads. I like to stay home in the rain and now in the snow.

    I’m looking forward to Flirting With the Beast and Coming Home.

    • I’ve driven in snow my whole life, and it never gets easy. I’m glad I don’t have to drive in it anymore as I’m retired now.

  12. I’m sure your snow was lovely. There is something special about that first snow–especially if you don’t have to drive in it. AZ has it right with the time change. I dread it twice a year! Mexico’s governing body voted this year to get rid of daylight savings time except for the states that border the U.S. I’m sure that will cause as much confusion as it was meant to smooth the way.

  13. That would be so confusing to me to remember that someone else changed and we didn’t. That kind of blows my mind. 😂. And snow!!! We’re supposed to go up to 80 tomorrow. I can’t even imagine. Have a wonderful week!

    • It’s a bit tricky to remember that nobody else changed their time, but we never have to change the clock in the car! I hope you have a great week, Tessa.

  14. Pride and Puppies sounds cute! We had a little bit of snow for about an hour Saturday morning, I slept through it and it didn’t stick of course. From being home sick last week I’m caught up on sleep and the extra hour was a little bit more than I needed today. Oh well, that’s the way it is! Have a good week!

    • I do kind of miss the Fall Back part of DST, but not the Spring Forward! I hope you feel better soon and have a great week, Lisa.

  15. Wow, snow already, it is still WARM here in my part of NC. I won’t know what to do with the Ohio weather. Time change is hard on us, we’ve always had it so not sure if I prefer it or not (it’s all I know, LOL). Have a great week!

    • I did daylight savings up until 6 years ago when we moved to Arizona, and I don’t miss it one bit. Have a great week, Cindy, and I hope your move continues to go smoothly for you

  16. I would love to do without the time changes. Unfortunately, Congress seems to think the solution is to make Daylight Savings time permanent, when really, Standard Time is much healthier and we should be sticking to it.

    Snow sounds lovely! My child reports they had snow in the NM mountain town where they, my parents, and my sister’s family live. Must be nice. Here in Virginia, we’re having “false summer” — it’s going up to 78 F today.

    Looks like a great reading week indeed. And I’m impressed by how many reviews and posts you manage. It takes me forever to write a review to my satisfaction, with the result that these days, I rarely seem to get any written at all. Once NaNoWriMo is over, I’ll try to make some headway on reviews again.

    Have a wonderful week!

  17. I’m not a fan of the time changes because they always seem to screw up my internal clock lol.

    That McCurdy books cracks me up.

  18. Snow already – wow! We do change our clocks here, so I know it will be dark before 5 o’clock this evening. I never thought about TV times changing – that’s got to be annoying for you, Wendy.

  19. What fun. We don’t have snow where I am now but did where I lived as a child. My dog used to love it and would bounce around outdoors till we literally forced him back in.
    Wish you a great reading week ahead Wendy🙂

  20. The first snow must have been so pretty! Today is Daylight Savings here but I’ve heard this is the last time we’re doing that, so fingers crossed. We gained one hour though so it’s not as bad as losing the hour. I’ve seen the Jennette McCurdy all over the place lately, it looks good. Happy reading this week!

  21. That is one thing I miss about living in Arizona… daylight savings time. I woke up at 5 am this morning for no reason at all!😴 The race is going to be crazy today Wendy but I’m sure it won’t be as exciting as what my boy Ross did last week! That was so crazy! Anyway enjoy your Sunday and have an awesome week of reading!🤗📚☔💜