Sunday, January 5, 2020

Sunday Post & Stacking the Shelves - 01/05/20

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~this meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~ It's a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

Last Sunday we celebrated Christmas with Husband's family. It was also my brother-in-law's birthday. Man that feels like a lifetime ago. Monday was a normal day. Husband got off work a little early on Tuesday and was off work on Wednesday. I've long since stopped staying up until midnight for New Year's. Wednesday was a bit of a lazy day. We went to Grammy's house for lunch for a traditional New Year's meal. Thursday we got some sad news, and I took the Christmas decorations down. I'm not one to put them up early, but I sure do hate taking them down. But as I explained to Little Girl, if we had them up all of the time they wouldn't be so special anymore. Friday Husband was back to work and the kids and I were trapped inside due to the rain. We had a pretty good day though playing with play-dough and various other toys they got for Christmas.

THE PAST WEEK:

Monday: Review of December 2019 EOM Wrap Up & 2020 Series Enders Reading Challenge - Goals
Tuesday: Top Fourteen Books I Read in 2019
Wednesday: Happy New Year! (no blog posts)
Thursday: 2019 EOY Wrap Up
Friday: 2019 EOY Book Survey

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: Review of How to Speak Boy by Tiana Smith
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday?
Wednesday: Happy New Year! (no blog posts)
Thursday: Review of Echoes Between Us by Katie McGarry

Don’t forget to link up for the 2020 Series Enders Reading Challenge! You have until December 15th, 2020 to sing up. Each month there will be a giveaway for those participating with an end of the year giveaway too! Click on the picture below or the link above to find out more!

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

On Wings of Devotion (Codebreakers, # 2)

By: Roseanna M White

Publication: January 7th 2020 by Bethany House Publishers

400 pages

Genre: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Adult

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--All of England thinks Phillip Camden a monster--a man who deliberately caused the deaths of his squadron. But as nurse Arabelle Denler watches the so-dubbed "Black Heart" every day, she sees something far different: a hurting man desperate for mercy. And when their paths twist together and he declares himself her new protector, she realizes she has her own role to play in his healing.

Phillip Camden would have preferred to die that day with his squadron rather than be recruited to the Admiralty's codebreaking division. The threats he receives daily are no great surprise and, in his opinion, well deserved. What comes as a shock is the reborn desire to truly live that Arabelle inspires in him.

But when an old acquaintance shows up and seems set on using him in a plot that has the codebreakers of Room 40 in a frenzy, new affections are put to the test.

That's it for my shelves and recaps of my past and upcoming week. What did you add to your shelves this week? Any bookish news you want to talk about? Let me know!

6 comments:

  1. Jessica @ a GREAT readJanuary 5, 2020 at 8:17 AM

    Yeah, we're taking our decorations down today. The only reason they stayed up this long is because we've had company over the past week+. I'd say normally we would've taken it down that weekend after Christmas. We usually put ours up before Thanksgiving, so after Christmas we're ready for the house to be back to normal...if we can remember where things go and where they were stored if they didn't fit in the box! Lol.


    Nice new read! That's a new to me one! I hope you love it once you read it!


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  2. Yes I hate taking Christmas down too :( I still have them up but tomorrow is Epiphany and that is when our family takes everything down, but didn't you know that the Orthodox Christmas is on January 7th? I'm not Orthodox but IMO everybody takes their Christmas Trees and decor down too early. My Sunday Post

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  3. Well it sounds like a nice week with some down time to relax. We only put our tree and decorations up on Dec 24 so I think we will wait until next weekend to take them down. Have a lovely week and enjoy your reads!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post

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  4. We take our decorations down on the 29th because my sons birthday is the 30th, and my daughters is this week.

    Wishing you a great reading week

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  5. I'm seeing so many cool book challenges this year! I need to start pacing myself before I sign up for a million and forget them all! LOL

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  6. We never leave our Christmas decorations up long after Christmas. Just like you said, leaving them up longer takes the magic away.
    Have a great reading week!

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