Sunday, December 27, 2020

Sunday Post & Stacking the Shelves - 12/27/20

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.

Monday I spent a large portion of the day chatting with Amazon's customer service. Little Girl's main Christmas present hadn't even shipped yet. I figured it was one thing for the package to be lost in the mess of the USPS shipping craziness, but it was another thing for Amazon to not even ship my order. I ended up getting a replacement for pick up at Walmart. The kids and I actually got to go outside and play which always helps. Tuesday we got outside again and I picked up around the yard. A lot of little bits were blown around and toys were all around the yard. After lunch, an appraiser came to look at the house. I cleaned a good bit during the day and finally got my floors mopped. Tuesday night, Little Girl was swinging the binoculars around and ended up whacking Little Boy in the eye with them while trying to look at the "Christmas star." Wednesday was particularly festive. The kids and I baked homemade cookies for Santa during the morning. While they cooled, we went out to play and then had lunch. After lunch we decorated them. When Daddy got home we went out to eat dinner, and then drove around to look at Christmas lights. Thursday was kind of dreary. It rained almost all day and the temperature dropped. We were lazy and stayed in our pajamas and watched movies that morning. The problem is that the kids didn't get their energy out. So come Christmas Eve night they were very hyped up. We finally got them in bed after getting cookies and milk out for Santa and putting some reindeer food out that they'd made at school. Husband and I got to work. Christmas day was chaos, but enjoyable chaos. After we were done opening presents, Grammy came by to visit for a bit. Then she left and my parents and Nanny came by to visit and eat lunch with us. They left at naptime, and we all enjoyed some much needed rest and quiet. Saturday I had a grocery pickup and we just hung around the house and played as much as possible. Then we went to Grammy's to celebrate Christmas with her and Husband's family. I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas in this different kind of year.


Monday: Review of Heart Bones by Colleen Hoover (4 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Want Santa to Bring 2020
Wednesday: 2020 Series Enders Reading Challenge - December Wrap Up


Monday: Review of Faith's Mountain Home (Hearts of Montana, # 3) by Misty M Beller
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday?
Wednesday: Can't Wait for Wednesday
Thursday: December 2020 EOM Wrap Up
Saturday: 2020 EOY Wrap Up

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.


By: Colleen Hoover

Publication: December 8th 2020 by Montlake

302 pages

Genre: Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal

Source: Personal Kindle Library (Christmas present from Husband)

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Goodreads description--From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover comes a novel that explores life after tragedy and the enduring spirit of love.

When Leeds meets Layla, he’s convinced he’ll spend the rest of his life with her—until an unexpected attack leaves Layla fighting for her life. After weeks in the hospital, Layla recovers physically, but the emotional and mental scarring has altered the woman Leeds fell in love with. In order to put their relationship back on track, Leeds whisks Layla away to the bed-and-breakfast where they first met. Once they arrive, Layla’s behavior takes a bizarre turn. And that’s just one of many inexplicable occurrences.

Feeling distant from Layla, Leeds soon finds solace in Willow—another guest of the B&B with whom he forms a connection through their shared concerns. As his curiosity for Willow grows, his decision to help her find answers puts him in direct conflict with Layla’s well-being. Leeds soon realizes he has to make a choice because he can’t help both of them. But if he makes the wrong choice, it could be detrimental for all of them.

A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire (Kingdom of Blood and Ash, # 2)

By: Jennifer L Armentrout

Publication: September 1st 2020 by Blue Box Press

637 pages

Genre: Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal

Source: Personal Kindle Library (Christmas present from Husband)

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Goodreads description--A Betrayal…

Everything Poppy has ever believed in is a lie, including the man she was falling in love with. Thrust among those who see her as a symbol of a monstrous kingdom, she barely knows who she is without the veil of the Maiden. But what she does know is that nothing is as dangerous to her as him. The Dark One. The Prince of Atlantia. He wants her to fight him, and that’s one order she’s more than happy to obey. He may have taken her, but he will never have her.

A Choice...

Casteel Da’Neer is known by many names and many faces. His lies are as seductive as his touch. His truths as sensual as his bite. Poppy knows better than to trust him. He needs her alive, healthy, and whole to achieve his goals. But he’s the only way for her to get what she wants—to find her brother Ian and see for herself if he has become a soulless Ascended. Working with Casteel instead of against him presents its own risks. He still tempts her with every breath, offering up all she’s ever wanted. Casteel has plans for her. Ones that could expose her to unimaginable pleasure and unfathomable pain. Plans that will force her to look beyond everything she thought she knew about herself—about him. Plans that could bind their lives together in unexpected ways that neither kingdom is prepared for. And she’s far too reckless, too hungry, to resist the temptation.

A Secret…

But unrest has grown in Atlantia as they await the return of their Prince. Whispers of war have become stronger, and Poppy is at the very heart of it all. The King wants to use her to send a message. The Descenters want her dead. The wolven are growing more unpredictable. And as her abilities to feel pain and emotion begin to grow and strengthen, the Atlantians start to fear her. Dark secrets are at play, ones steeped in the blood-drenched sins of two kingdoms that would do anything to keep the truth hidden. But when the earth begins to shake, and the skies start to bleed, it may already be too late.

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!

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