Dec 09 2017

Sunday Post #21

Posted by Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession in Sunday Post / 42 Comments


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Itโ€™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. This is your news post, so personalize it! Include as much as you want or as little. Be creative, it can be a vlog or just a showcase of your goodies. Link up once a week or once a month, you decide. Book haul can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books..share them!



Christmas is getting close, and I think we are just about ready. Only a few more little things to pick up for the kids. And then we have to figure out what we are making for Christmas dinner this year. My husband is Italian, so we try and do an different Italian dish every year. His schedule will be a little weird with Christmas falling on a Monday, but that’s okay with us, as long as we get to spend the holiday all together. It’s much better than when were both were working because law enforcement doesn’t get holiday’s off. And there were years that we worked both Christmas Eve and Christmas Days, and our days overlapped. It’s been nice the past two years for my husband and I since we decided to step away from it, the long days and missing so much with the kids and school activities. My son will be out of school after this week for break, and my daughter is set for time off from home-school as well. Hopefully the weather will hold out and we can make our way up to see Bristol in Lights this year. ๐Ÿ™‚

We spent about two hours yesterday digging out the school bus that spun out and got stuck coming up our road. Our local Mountain Rescue and Volunteer Firefighters came and got the kids a couple at a time and took them home up their road that were so snow covered too, the bus wouldn’t have made it up there either. The schools should have released much earlier than they did. But my husband, son and dug while I helped get the kids down the road to the guys who came to take them home. What a mess, but everyone made it home. I love living in the mountains, but yesterday really put things in perspective for me. Especially now that we are pretty much snowed in for the next day or two. Ugh….

Now all the drama aside. It was a pretty good week, I got some really good reading done and a busy week on the the blog as well. I got some good new book goodies and hopefully my Book of the Month book gets here this coming wee too. I am really excited for it. Other than that, that’s about it here. How about you, how was your week?




Here’s what happened last week:

Monday: Review for The English Wife by Lauren Willig
Tuesday: Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway for Murder on the Lake of Fire (Mourning Dove Mysteries, #1) by Mikel J. Wilson
Wednesday: Canโ€™t Wait Wednesday #20 Greyfriars House by Emma Fraser
Thursday: Book Blitz: Excerpt & Giveaway for The Storm (Berry Springs Series, #3) by Amanda McKinney
Friday: Review for Glass Town by Steven Savile


Upcoming for Next Week:
Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway for The Vixenโ€™s Lead (Kit Davenport #1) by Tate James
Review for Just Between Us: A Novel by Rebecca Drake
Can’t Wait Wednesday
Review for Tell Me What You Want by Megan Maxwell
Review for Undone: A City Rich Novel by Amelia Wilde














The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk
From Delacorte Press / Random House Children’s

Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton
From Doubleday / Random House

All These Beautiful Strangers: A Novel by Elizabeth Klehfoth
From William Morrow / HarperCollins

Vanishing Girls (Detective Josie Quinn #1) by Lisa Regan
From Bookouture













Sweet Sinful Nights (Sinful Nights #1) by Lauren Blakely
Goodreads / Amazon

Bound by Steel by Connie Lafortune
Goodreads / Amazon

Legal Affairs (Legal Affairs #1) by Sawyer Bennett
Goodreads / Amazon

After We Fall by Melanie Harlow
Goodreads / Amazon



Fond these two beauties at the Dollar Tree for a $1.00!!! My daughter will love them.

Salvage (Salvage #1) by Alexandra Duncan
Goodreads / Amazon

Rooms by Lauren Oliver
Goodreads / Amazon








From Lauren @ Lauren’s Crammed Bookshelf

Chasing Christmas Eve (Heartbreaker Bay #4) by Jill Shalvis
Goodreads / Amazon







Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession

42 Responses to “Sunday Post #21”

  1. Stormi Johnson

    I can’t believe how close to Christmas it is! I am so ready for the new year and Christmas to be over but I am just a big humbug. ๐Ÿ™‚ You got some great books hope you enjoy them!!


  2. Lola

    Christmas sure is close suddenly. that’s nice you’re almost done buying everything for Christmas and only have to decide on dinner.

    That must be scary being snowed in, but it does sound nice to live in the mountains, although I am sure it has it challenges too.

    Glad to hear you had a mostly good week and I hope next week is a good one too!

  3. Sam@WLABB

    I love Shalvis! I hope you enjoy the book. I think her new series is great. Rooms is a book I need to pick back up again. I had started it, but it’s sort of dark, so I set it aside. I do want to finish it one day. I totally understand the holidays for you. My dad was FDNY for 25 years. We had Christmas when he was home. As long as it was around Christmas, it was ok.

    • Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession

      I’ve read other book from Lauren Oliver, didn’t know much about this one. Couldn’t pass it up though. ๐Ÿ™‚ That is amazing about you Dad, 25 years! We always worked around it when the kids we little, they didn’t know what day it really fell in then at least.

  4. Karen Blue

    Wow, I didn’t realize you and your husband worked in law enforcement. That is really honorable. I hope you figure out the perfect dish for Xmas. All of your new books look awesome. Congratulations on the win! I don’t think I have one one single things this year. Oh well. Have a great week!

  5. Wattle

    That’s pretty scary about the bus ๐Ÿ™ snow is pretty but I’m so glad it doesn’t exist here.

    Good luck figuring out your Christmas dishes ๐Ÿ™‚ we’re so boring and tend to do the same thing every year. Might shake it up one day!

    I hope you have a wonderful week ahead.

  6. Anne Clarence

    Snow may be annoying at times, but you should know they are great for making Christmas cozy! I wish where I live would snow.

    Merry (upcoming) Christmas! Have a great week!

    • Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession

      I love the snow! My husband not so much… We are originally from Florida and even though we’ve been here 8 years now, he still hasn’t adjusted to the cold or the snow. Thank you for the holiday wishes. Wishing you the same to you and yours as well.

  7. Trish @ Between My Lines

    The school bus situation sounds dangerous, thank goodness everyone was ok. Now that you are snowed in, I hope you’ll get chance to snuggle up with your new books! I have Rooms on my tbr, as I just love LO.

    • Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession

      It’s the first time since we moved up this way, so it was pretty scary to us. My husband said it is time to move back in town. lol… I’ve read a couple of books, all curled up on my couch where it has been nice and warm. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Samantha

    Oh my gosh that school bus incident sounds intense. I’m sure many parents expressed their displeasure to the school for not getting their kids home earlier. We don’t get Christmas break until the 20th so i have another week and a half ๐Ÿ™ If I survive, it will be a Christmas miracle!
    Enjoy your new books!

  9. Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer

    We have Italian on Christma Eve and New Year’s Day. I cook a traditional Thanksgiving on Thanksgiving and for Christmas, we grill surf an turf. Everyone loves it and I am not stuck in the kitchen all day cooking ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Yvonne

    Your books look so good. I have the Jill Shalvis one to read too. I’m not a big fan of snow. We had very light snow yesterday. No big deal, just messy. I hope you won’t be snowed in too long.

    Have a great week!

  11. Michelle @Because Reading

    I am so excited with how close we are but it needs to slow down just a little since I still have a bit to do. ๐Ÿ™‚

    So awesome that you were there to help the bus. That seems scary. I glad everyone got home safely.

    I hope you have an amazing week Jenea! Happy Reading!

  12. Heidi

    I love snow at Christmas, but I donโ€™t love all the problems and hassles that come with it. I will take Oregon rain over Idaho Blizzards any day! Glad the school bus made it out safe. We had that happen last year, the schools didnโ€™t release when a snow storm hit and kids were stuck until 10 pm trying to get home, it was awful.

  13. Greg

    Wow that sounds like quite the operation, getting the bus dug out and the kids where they needed to go. Nice of you guys to help them out. I imagine living in a mountainous area does have it’s own unique challenges sometimes! Anyway hope the Christmas schedules all mesh and that you guys have a super holiday. Hard to believe it’s almost here already??

    Salvage looks really good.

  14. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    Oh my goodness, that’s crazy about the bus. I swear, I think I’d be a nervous wreck traveling in the mountains in the snow. Nope, couldn’t handle it. Ack! ๐Ÿ™‚ Italian food for Christmas dinner sounds sooo delicious. I see one of your new additions is by Melanie Harlow. She’s been on my radar for ages and I still haven’t read anything by her. Need to change that soon!

  15. Lauren

    I can’t believe how close Christmas is. I was looking at my schedule today for the next two weeks, and I couldn’t believe that it’ll be Christmas Eve in two weeks. I feel like it just doesn’t feel like Christmas. That’s crazy about the school bus! I remember times like that when I was in high school – the roads would be getting more horrific by the hour but the administration just couldn’t make up their minds on whether or not to send us home. Anyhow, The Beauty That Remains looks fantastic – I can’t wait to read your review for it ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great week, Jenea!

  16. Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books

    What a story with the bus! It is good that you were there to help out. My husband has worked many holidays during the course of our marriage. We have learned to just go with it but it can definitely make thing hard. Great new books this week! You did really well at Dollar Tree!

  17. sjhigbee

    That sounds terrifying for the poor children and well done you for stepping up – though I’m guessing living where you do, people generally have to? That’s one thing about living in the middle of a busy town – lots of folks don’t speak or want to. I hope the coming week is less adventurous and that you soon manage to get out of being snowed in.

  18. Kristin @ Addicted to HEA

    Our family has the same goofy holiday schedules due to law enforcement, too. I totally understand holidays… Great books this week and congratulations on winning the Jill Shalvis ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great week and stay warm!

  19. Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks

    Oh, you don’t get time off for Christmas? Over here, Christmas (the two days, actually) is a public holiday. But I guess our country is mostly Christian. Wouldn’t work in America. However, I am not complaining about the days off ๐Ÿ™‚

    Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks

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