Sunday, December 11, 2016

The Sunday Post/It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

Hey, ladies!

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. 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 on our blog for the week ahead. It's Monday, What Are You Reading is a fun weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date where we share what we've read and reviewed over the past week and what we plan to read next. 

A mostly laid-back and very chilly week! Several days it stayed in the upper 50s/low 60s, with nights getting down to around 35-32 (Floridian here, so that's freezing cold). Lovely weather that everyone is enjoying. I've found myself sleeping with the window open at night, burrowed under heavy blankets and stealing the dogs' warmth. ;) It's quite cozy!

Finally got a tree this weekend, and I have to say that it's quite a hideous thing. Since you won't find a Christmas tree farm here (or at least not one that produces the classic fraser fur), the choices are limited to Lower and Home Depot. The Home Depot here had all their trees bound up, and it wasn't clear that this tree is pretty much just the middle of the tree. It's more of a Christmas bush than a Christmas tree, in all honesty.

It's literally the middle of a tree.

"If you ask me, we should've gotten one of these. They're actually suppose to be small."
My dog is judgmental. 

Oh, well! It works, and it's kind of growing on me, haha. 

I've relaxed a bit with my fitness routine, in a good way. Rather than pushing myself for a minimum of 10,000 every day, no matter how I feel, I'm focusing more on doing what feels good and targeting what needs it that day. Hitting that number or higher is still ideal, but if I'm feeling too bad, I'm exhausted or sore (I twisted my knee last week and it still twinges), I relax on that and do something that doesn't aggravate me...or sometimes I just rest. It's nice to find a good balance!

Sunday - 10,154
Monday - 7,573
Tuesday - 12,724
Wednesday - 12,703
Thursday - 11,456
Friday - 11,183
Saturday - 7,064

Total - 72,857

This Week's Recap

Coming Up

Mini Reviews Monday

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I'm Looking Forward to For The First Half of 2016

Waiting on Wednesday

TBR Thursday

Cover Lust, No. 49

Read This Week

3 stars!
Gorgeous setting and tons of potential. Fell flat and far too flowery in writing for my tastes.
3.5 stars!
Funny, quick, and sexy, but a tad over the top.
3 stars!
I'm not sure what I think of this one....

Currently Reading

About 4 hours into this audiobook, and I'm shocked at how much I'm enjoying it! It's so not my usual thing, but that hasn't stopped the fun.
Not far into this audiobook, but the narration is good. Not blown away by the story yet!

What Will I Read Next?


  1. Oh I love the christmas bush lol. That is kind of crazy that it is just the middle of the tree. It still looks pretty though. Have a great week and happy reading!

  2. Aw, your poor tree! It's kind of cute though. Mine fell down twice, so now it's literally tied at the top to the window behind it. LOL


  3. Aww, I think your tree is cute!! I'm glad you're getting the cooler weather to enjoy.
    I've had to pull back some on my step goals, and I'm not always able to hit my 10,000 every day. Some days I'm just too tired!!
    Enjoy your books and have a great week!