Sunday, January 10, 2021

Sunday Post & Stacking the Shelves - 1/10/21

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.

The kids spent the night with my mom Sunday night and Monday night. Husband and I had a date night Sunday night. Then Monday I went into nesting mode big time. I got the Christmas tree down and put away along with any last remaining decorations. I got the high chair, bouncer, and diaper genie out of storage and cleaned them up. I washed all the laundry including all of our old swaddles, burp cloths, and 0-3 months clothing. I went through my son's closet to reorganize and pull out anything that would be useful for a newborn. I cleaned my daughter's room. Put all of the toys and books back where they go. Tuesday, I cleaned bathrooms and vacuumed the whole house. I also photographed a good bit of clothes and things to list on PoshMark and eBay and worked on listing those. Emptied the basket for the pool and worked on some computer stuff. Tuesday night the kids were back home, and Wednesday was back to school. Thursday I had a doctor's appointment so we went to my mom's to spend the day. Friday while the kids were at school we met with our builder and architect to discuss the changes we're looking at making to the house. And Saturday was a lazy kind of day. Our temperatures were down in the high 30s and low 40s so we didn't venture outside. I did have to run to the grocery store and post office though. I can't believe we only have 11 days left until # 3 gets here (unless he decides to come sooner). I'm trying to read where and when I can because I know my reading and blogging time will slow down soon. Also, I'm planning to take a break for the entire month of February. I do have some post scheduled for January even though I will have given birth before the end, but I probably won't be active at all during that time.


Monday: Review of You Have a Match by Emma Lord (4 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Most Anticipated Books of Q1/Q2 2021
Wednesday: Can't Wait for Shipped by Angie Hockman
Thursday: Review of Cowboy for Keeps (Colorado Cowboys, # 1) by Jody Hedlund
Friday: 2021 Series Enders Reading Challenge - Goals


Monday: Review of The Knockout by Sajni Patel
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday?
Wednesday: Can't Wait for Wednesday
Thursday: Review of Dreams of Savannah by Roseanna M White
Friday: 2020 EOY Book Survey

Don’t forget to link up for the 2021 Series Enders Reading Challenge! You have until December 15th, 2021 to sign 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.

Isabelle and Alexander

By: Rebecca Anderson

Expected Publication: May 4th 2021 by Shadow Mountain

368 pages

Genre: Adult, Historical Fiction

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--London, 1850

Isabelle Rackham knows she will not marry for love. Though arranged marriages have fallen out of fashion, hers has been settled for some time to combine the upper-middle-class wealth of her father’s coal mines with Alexander Osgood’s prospering Northern country textile mills. Though not a man prone to romantic gestures, Alexander is well-known as an eligible bachelor. His good looks have turned more than one head, so Isabelle is content to think of herself as Alexander’s wife.

However, her marriage is not what she expected. Northern England is nothing like her home farther west in the lake country. Cold, dreary, and dark, the soot from the textile mills creates a gray hue that seems to cling to everything in the city of Manchester. Alexander is distant and aloof, preferring to spend his time at the mill rather than with her at home. Their few conversations are brief, polite, and lacking any emotion, leaving Isabelle lonely and desperately homesick.

Sensing his wife’s unhappiness, Alexander suggests a trip to his country estate. Isabelle hopes this will be an opportunity to get to know her new husband without the distractions of his business. But the change of scenery doesn’t bring them any closer. While riding together on horses, Alexander is thrown from his and becomes paralyzed. Tragedy or destiny? The help and care that Alexander now needs is Isabelle’s opportunity to forge a connection and create a deep and romantic love where nothing else could.

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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