Welcome to this week's Sunday/Monday Post, where I will be linking up to:
Obviously, I took last week off from the Sunday/Monday Post. I was with my family in Northern California for Thanksgiving. Although, for a while, I wondered if I was going to make it. There was an accident on the route I was taking, so what should have been the first hour turned into the first five hours. But once I got through that stretch, I made good time.
And that was by far the worst part of my extended holiday weekend. My brother and sister-in-law always host Thanksgiving itself, and it was wonderful as always. Her parents were in town, so we got to see them, too. Friday, we went over to see my uncle, aunt, and cousin plus that cousin's family. Saturday and Sunday were just relaxing with family. On my drive home Monday, I stopped and visited with some good friends over lunch. And there were no traffic issues driving home.
Since then, it's been work. This is our fiscal year end, so we are very busy. This upcoming week will be just as bad if not worse. Once I get through that, the worst should be behind me. Hopefully.
Saturday morning, I did go down to the walking book club again, which was fun.
I've got a little of my Christmas decorating done, but not as much as I'd hoped there would be. There just aren't enough hours in the day to get everything done, are there?
This Past Week on the Blog:
This Coming Week on the Blog:
Up first is Murder in the Desert by Mike Cassidy. I knew nothing about it before I saw that it was on sale. Sounds like a fun and funny mystery, so I thought I'd give it a chance.
Then came a sale by an author I read. If you've paid attention, you've seen that I frequently read Diane Vallere's books. She put all her Samantha Kidd Mysteries on sale for a few days, and I used that to snag Gilt Trip, the newest in that series. Hopefully, I'll get to it next year. I'm so close to being caught up on her books.
Next up is the one ARC I got in the last couple of weeks. Steve Hockensmith has released a new short story collection featuring his Holmes on the Range characters. I won't be reading Partners in Crime until after the first of the year, but it is available now if you want to snag it.
Back to sale books. Cold as Ice is the sixth in Julie Mulhern's Country Club Murders. I've read the first three and have several more, so I snagged this while it was on sale. And, it is still on sale through Saturday or Sunday (I'm not sure which, so snag it while you can if you want it).
I've been eyeing Take the Honey and Run, the first in Jennie Mart's Bee Keeping Mysteries, since it came out this summer. Naturally, I snagged it when it went on sale. I've been hearing lots of good things about it.
Finally, I preordered Rivers and Creaks by Marc Jedel right before it was released. I have several of his books, but haven't read any of them yet. This is set in the redwoods, which I love, so I decided I'd get one more. Plus, it is still only 99 cents. How can you go wrong with that?
These are all ebooks, so my real book shelves aren't complaining. But I really need to start working on my virtual bookshelf.
What I'm Currently Reading:Six Feet Deep Dish by Mindy Quigley. Obviously, this series has a pizza theme. Who can resist pizza? It's the first in the series, and I'm glad I finally got to read it. I've got to get some more read on Saturday since I'm hoping to finish it on Sunday (as well as get decorations done).
Monday, I'll be reading Murder Under the Mistletoe by Erica Ruth Neubauer. It's an electronic only novella in her Jane Wunderly series, so I'm hoping I can knock it out in one day. Either way, I'm looking forward to catching up with the characters.
That about does it. Hope you have a great week.