Sunday Post #70

Posted January 1, 2023 by WendyW in Blogging, Book Blog Meme, bookblogger / 63 Comments

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Happy New Year!! I hope you all have a happy and healthy new year.

What I’ve been up to?

We had a nice family Christmas, although it was my first without our oldest son who is now living in Montana.

The day after Christmas we escaped to go camping in the Arizona desert and so far we’ve missed 2 snowstorms that have hit Flagstaff! We’ve had some rain (mostly at night) and some cloudy weather, but the temperatures have been moderate and comfortable. It’s been nice to go out for walks and sit outside without heavy coats on. For this past week, we stayed at Alamo State Park. Alamo lake is known for being “the best bass fishing in Arizona”. But, since we don’t fish, we enjoy looking at the lake.

Alamo Lake
Wild Burro
Alamo Lake

Tomorrow we move on to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, which is down in the southern part of the state and close to the border with Mexico. We’ll be there for a week.

2022 Summary :

I’m not going to do a 2022 summary post, just the goals post I did yesterday. I read over 250 books in 2022 and enjoyed just about all of them!

Last week I read:

I read a lot of books the week before Christmas, but they have slowed considerably since we left home to go camping. My favorite book was Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver and it was terrific. It’s one of my favorite books of 2022 and could be my most absolute favorite. It’s a long book, but so well written and the story is one that just sticks with me.

All the other books were great too!


Next week I hope to get to:

What I’ve Been Watching

We’ve been enjoying the new series 1923, which is a prequel (origin story?) to Yellowstone. So far it’s pretty good. It has Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren in it.

On the Blog Last Week:

Monday: Two Romance Book Reviews: Falling for His Fake Girlfriend by Shannon Stacey and The Bookstore’s Secret by Makenna Lee
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday! My Favorite Book Covers of 2022
Wednesday: Can’t Wait Wednesday #66: Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun by Elle Cosimano
Thursday: Two Romance Book Reviews: Lawman to the Core by Delores Fossen and One Night Only by Jayci Lee
Friday: Bookish Smash or Pass Book Tag
Saturday: 2022 Challenges: How did I do? #2022AudiobookChallenge #2022NonfictionChallenge
Saturday: Stacking the Shelves
Sunday: Sunday Post

On the Blog Next Week:

Monday: Book Review: Something Old, Something New by Amy Clipston
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday!
Wednesday: Book Review: Back in a Spell by Lana Harper
Thursday: Book Review: Without a Trace by Danielle Steel
Friday: Book Review: The Villa by Rachel Hawkins
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! I hope you all have a happy and healthy new year!

63 responses to “Sunday Post #70

  1. I’m happy to hear you had a good Christmas. 🎄

    I always love your travel photos. 🏕

    You have me convinced to read Demon Copperhead! I’ve added it to Goodreads, put it on my ebook wishlist, and am on my library’s waiting list for the audiobook. I’m number 35, ha ha. 📙

  2. Happy New Year! I am glad you were able to go camping and beat those storms! I hope you continue to enjoy your time away. You got a lot of reading in this past year. I am glad you ended the year on a high note. Have a Happy New Year!

  3. I hope you continue to enjoy your camping. 😀 Also, 250 books! That’s so awesome! Someday, I want to be just like you, lol. Happy New Year

  4. We’re big Yellowstone fans and have watched the first episode of 1923 so far. You just can’t go wrong with Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren. What a fab year in books you had, Wendy – happy new year!

  5. Looks like you’re having a nice vacation with some great weather. I don’t mind a bit of rain and cooler temps. I actually like hiking around when it’s cool. Snow is a little more difficult so yay for missing it. The lake looks beautiful.

    I need to look up Demon Copperhead now! Congrats on reading 250 books!

  6. Camping in Arizona sounds amazing!!! I’ve always chickened out of going camping at the last second so I’ve never been.

    Glad you missed the snowstorms!

    Happy New Year!!!

  7. Your camping trip at the lake sounds lovely. Nice stack of reads the last week. I look forward to the reviews on them. Way to go making your reading challenge.

    Happy new year, Wendy!

  8. Sounds like a wonderful vacation and like perfect timing since you’ve skipped the snow! I don’t fish either but I love a water view and yours looks stunning. Happy New Year and enjoy your reading!

  9. Happy New Year! Your camping trip sounds awesome, enjoy it! I like the pictures especially the burro. Anytime you mention Flagstaff it reminds me of Sister Wives lol. You had a great reading year! I’m adding Demon Copperhead to my wishlist. I want to watch 1923 and Yellowstone also.

  10. IAHDASJSGSJSK HAPPY NEW YEAR AND FINGERS CROSSED ITS A FABULOUS ONE!!!!!! Your Christmas + all the adventures sound SO SO NICE I’m slightly jealous?? BUT ALSO I HOPE YOU HAVE THE BEST TIME!! the photos are all STUNNINESS.

    ALSO. we need to tall about the 250 books in a year thing THATS INSANE?? HONESTLY AM FOREVER IN AWE OF YOU HOW DO YOU EVEN GET THE TIME TO READ SO MUCH 😩 you’re literally living THE DREAM ok!!!!! Yayy to loving Demon Copperhead so much I MUST read it now THANK YOU. Also omg I CANNOT WAIT for Emma lords new release WHAT DID YOU THINK OF IT???

    I can’t wait to read more of your posts in 2023 AND DID I MENTION I LOVE THIS

  11. Happy New Year Wendy!

    Camping in the middle of winter. Heck no!!! But the pictures are lovely and I’m glad to hear you had a good Christmas.

    250 books! Wow!!! You truly are an inspiration Wendy! Not that I think I’ll reach 250 books any year soon…! I’ve made 100 last year, but not planning on doing the same this year. Casual reading, trying to get to the blog a bit more!

    Have a good week ahead and enjoy your books!

    Elza Reads

  12. Happy New Year! Your travels always sound so great. Wishing you more adventure in the coming year! I am reading The Marriage Season right now too and just finished Courtiers.

  13. Those pics are amazing and I loved the view. I plan to read miniscule mansion around 15th of Jan. Can’t wait to see what you think about it.