Sunday Post #59 (12/15/13)

Posted December 14, 2013 | 35 Comments


The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

How is everyone’s Christmas shopping going? I’m officially finished! It seems to get harder and harder to shop for my son as he gets older. He just needs to stop getting older. Problem solved.

Thank goodness the freeze we were having here is finally letting up. We were running 15° below normal for this time, which would be detrimental to citrus and other crops if all of the men and women weren’t out there around the clock trying to keep the groves at least 2-3 degrees warmer. They rock!

On the Blog

  • These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner – Review.  Slow beginning but great last half.

Books Read

Ten by Gretchen McNeil

Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally

Bare It All by Lori Foster

Books Received

I got sucked in by some good deals on Amazon this week.


Thoroughbreds and Trailer Trash by Bev Pettersen – Free on Amazon at the time of putting this post together.

North Pole Reform School by Jaimie Admans – Purchased for $0.99.

In One Person by John Irving – Purchased for $1.99 as an Amazon weekly(monthly?) deal. I haven’t read any Irving in years, and had this on my wishlist.


The Outlaw Demon Wails by Kim Harrison – Purchased for $1.99. I’ve already read this and had the hard copy, but I’ve been buying the digital editions as each book in the series goes on sale.

Must Love Otters by Eliza Gordon – Purchased. It sounds so cute & fun.

Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally – Purchesed and read as soon as I downloaded it. ♥


Hope you all have a great week!


35 responses to “Sunday Post #59 (12/15/13)

  1. Wow, I’ve never even thought about all of the farmers working to keep their winter crops alive. They do rock! I’ll have to check out your review of These Broken Stars, it’s been everywhere lately.

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    • Christy

      I really wish it were so simple. *sigh*

      Even though each book in the series can be read as a standalone, it’s so much more fun reading them in order.

  2. Oh man… I still need to read Miranda Kenneally’s series! I own the first one and I know everyone loves it. Someday I’ll be able to get to it. It’s just so hard to keep track of my Kindle books 🙁

    Enjoy the Christmas weather 😉 Thank you farmers – I like my produce affordable 😉 (I’m so bad…)

    • Christy

      READ IT, Kristin! I’m telling you, they are super quick to read.

      Haha – yep. My friend told me some of the mandarin crop is ruined, but I’m not sure how much. We loooove mandarins in this house.

  3. My experience with These Broken Stars was similar. Also, I loved The Distance Between Us too! I’ve got Pivot Point by Kasie West that I need to start, but I keep putting it off! Hope you have a great week!

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    • Christy

      I got some good deals on video games during Black Friday, but thankfully there aren’t many out that my son is too interested in right now, anyway. I got him a new TV and leather office chair, so I have to wrap 2 huge boxes. That should be a load of fun.

  4. Bea

    Damn, I missed the Petersen book and now it’s full price again. Ah well, next time.

    My shopping is almost done, now comes the wrapping.

    Farmers have to work damn hard to keep their crops alive; it’s a rough job. I’m glad it’s warmed up for you all.

    Happy reading!

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  5. Ha! I was telling my husband that our 12 year old son is so hard to figure out what to buy for this year. He’s at that in between age, where he’s too old for some things and but not really old enough for others. So frustrating. I should tell him to stop getting any bigger and see if that works. 🙂 Enjoy your week and the new books.

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    • Christy

      And I think it’s harder to shop for boy at this age than it is for girls. Mine is 16, so mostly got him stuff for his room … new TV, nice office chair, etc. I don’t know what I’ll do next year.

    • Christy

      The whole Hundred Oaks series rocks! If you haven’t read it yet, start with Catching Jordan. They are super quick reads.

  6. Glad the citrus crops are okay! We have warmed up here too but that means rain. I love the Hollows series and thanks for the heads up when they go on sale. I received Otters for review and I hope I love it, Heather Hildenbrand asked me to review it for her friend who is the author. I am over halfway through with Savannah and I like it but I am not over the moon over.

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    • Christy

      Well, not all of them are okay. My friend told me they lost some of their mandarin crop, but I don’t know how it is overall yet. Definitely better than it could’ve been, though. I’m looking forward to Must Love Otters. I’m over the moon about all of Kenneally’s book! lol

  7. haha, it does get harder as they get older. And more expensive too! LOL. My son is driving me crazy with these things I can not afford for him. But, as I was shopping I have found the things that he needs and can use, and appreciate just as much. 🙂 I’m not done yet, need to get more after payday on Friday.

    Have a great week and holiday!

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