Sunday Post | 22nd Edition

December 8, 2013 Sunday Post 27

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Basically it’s a chance to talk about the books you bought, borrowed, blogged about, and read for the week and what’s coming in the week ahead – and then share them with a much wider blogging community. Check out the details here.

Things continue to be pretty hectic for me right now, as anticipated. On the blog things will continue to be pretty light moving forward, but January’s going to be great 🙂

As far as my day to day life – we got snow here in St. Louis and as a Texan, I hate it. I hate the cold and snow, because (1) I hate being cold and (2) I’m clumsy and need little help falling on my ass. Snow is too much help. On the plus side though, for once, things are actually better here weather-wise than they are in DFW. So many of my friends and family have been without power and pretty much confined to their homes for days because of the weather. So I’m glad that I’m here and hope it gets better before I have to travel home on the 20th. I can’t believe we’re moving back to Texas so soon – just 12 days away now!! I’m so excited, but there’s still so much to do. I have a paper due tomorrow (which I need to get off and work on, so sorry for not responding to comments right away) and a paleography project due on Wednesday. I have a review session to “teach” on Wednesday as well. And then next week are finals – mine and my students – so studying and grading. Thankfully my BF is doing most the packing, so I won’t have to worry about that while doing all the school work. Just a couple weeks we hit the road and invade my brother’s home until we can find our apartment in DFW. So excited!!

Last Week on the Blog


Sunday Post | 21st Edition

Official End of #COYER | So sad it’s over!!

Awakening by Elene Sallinger Blog Tour | Christmas Guest Post


Matzoh and Mistletoe by Jodie Griffin | #COYER Short Review 2/5 stars


Santa’s Wayward Elf by Paige Tyler | Release Day Blitz


Sanctuary by Pauline Creeden Blog Tour | Book Review 4.5/5 stars!! (My first zombie read!)


Holiday #Readathon Challenge |Kick off Post (and update posts)


COYER Winners Announced! And Exciting News… 

How do you break the bad news? | Fun Questions

This Week on the Blog Look For:

Like I said, it’s going to be very light….

Sunday 12/8

Sunday Post | 22nd Edition

Friday 12/13 (Friday the 13th!!!)

Main Attraction Blog Tour | Spotlight Post

 Blogosphere Fun

Katie’s Book Blog is doing a review of the year by featuring a different blogger and their picks for favorites of 2013 with Bloggers’ Best of 2013. Lots of fun, check it out!

I’m mystified by Edelweiss and have actually only requested from it twice – both times for books I really wanted but had little chance of getting (and was declined both times). I’ve always seen it as a more complicated version of Netgalley. But this post, How to get the most from the catalogs on Edelweiss, from River City Reading made me see Edelweiss in a whole new light – as a great tool! Check it out!

I continue to find awesome reading challenges for 2104 and I need to figure out exactly which ones I’ll be signing up for (maybe all of them), but here’s a few more I found worth checking out:

Coffee Bean Bookshelf’s 2014 Rewind Challenge

Novel Heartbeat and Writer Grrl Reads’ 2104 Prequel & Sequel Challenge

Read. Sleep. Repeat.’s 2014 Series Challenge

 New Additions to My Shelf

 I continue to amaze myself with the number of books I seem to think I need to read. Hopefully I’ll actually find time for most of them next year…

How was your week?

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Berls has been a book lover her whole life. She reads pretty much every genre and is currently working hard at making her childhood dream of becoming an author come true. She loves sharing her thoughts about books, blogging, and just random fun stuff. She's a challenge and read-a-thon junkie, so it's no wonder that she loves co-hosting the COYER reading challenge. Leave a comment, Berls is always happy to chat!

27 Responses to “Sunday Post | 22nd Edition”

  1. Lupdilup

    I know what you mean about the cold weather, I was born in Costa Rica, I moved to north Jersey when I was 18, talk about weather shock..LOL I lived in NY and NJ for a long time, we moved to Florida to run away from the the, but now I live in Mississippi, not as great as Florida but better than NY. My husband and his family are from Philadelphia so on Christmas I will be going towards the cold 🙁
    Great audio choices!!
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    • Berls

      OMG I don’t know that I could have left Costa Rica! To be fair, I only visited there when I was 8 years old, so I was completely and blissfully unaware of anything but the beautiful beaches, rainforests and even visited a volcano. Still one of my fondest vacation memories though. I actually visited there when we were living in New York, so I know exactly what kind of weather shock you experienced. I’m sure Mississippi is much better. Good luck wintering in Phili though. I’m so glad I’m going south for Christmas!

  2. Heidi

    I am sure the move to warmer climes will be nice. I was so heartbroken when I had to leave Phoenix. I loved the warm weather in winter but not so much in summer. Portland, Oregon is not so bad, it doesn’t get terribly cold, but then there is the rain….
    Gosh! You got a couple of my most fav series. I adored Sanctum and I am still addicted to The Hollows. I hope you love them as much as I do. Travel safe!
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    • Berls

      I love Phoenix – it’s the best kind of heat! I love all heat, but the dryer the better. I’ve never been to Oregon, but I actually loved the time I spent in Seattle. I think it was summer when I was there though… so i don’t know about the winter. I love rain, but not snow so much.

      I’m glad to hear Sanctum was good – and I’m doing a reread of the Hollows right now. I was trying to do it with Kim but I got behind with the craziness that has been my life the last couple months. But I’m still taking advantage of the sales she’s having with the readathon! Hope you had a great week!

    • Berls

      It’s so frustrating! I can’t wait for life to go back to normal so that my blog and reading can get the attention the deserve – I feel like I’m locked away from so many dear friends right now. But it’s getting close – come January I’ll be back to a full swing schedule!

    • Berls

      I don’t know that I can ever get used to this white stuff and like you were – I don’t think driving in it is a good plan for me at all. I’m a little anxious because we leave for Texas on Friday and all the forecasts seem to predict snowy weather. Not going to be a fun drive home at all!

    • Berls

      You’re welcome Michelle – I was really excited when I found it. I haven’t had time to put all I read to good use yet, but I definitely plan too. Hope you’ve had a great week!

    • Berls

      I didn’t even understand what the catalog feature was until reading that post. I thought Edelweiss was just for requesting books. So it was pretty cool to find out there was more to it!

    • Berls

      The Naomi! Yeah – the clumsiness is really haunting me right now. We have a few inches of snow and I’m walking around just waiting to fall on my ass :/ Hope you had a great week (I’m so behind…)

    • Berls

      Thanks Greg – I’m keeping busy, but also productive (just not on the blog unfortunately). Hope you had a great week!

  3. A Voracious Reader

    The amount of books I seem to think I need is in direct proportion to the ones I see. In other words, that number keeps going up and up and…well, you get the idea. 😉

    I’ve been to Edelweiss to sign up but it looked confusing, so I haven’t been back. Which is probably a good thing considering my tendency to collect outrageous amounts of books. I hope I can continue to resist in 2014.
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    • Berls

      LOL I have a very similar problem. Unless I hide away from all things bookish (which is so never happening!) I’m going to keep buying books like they’re going extinct.

      I’m glad I haven’t gotten to into Edelweiss myself – though I would like to start using it as a tool – I really don’t need another place to pick up books!

    • Berls

      Thanks Bea! And yea, totally sickness. I seem to think I’m going to live forever, since I keep buying books like I have forever to read them. I do hope to read a good number of them this upcoming year though!

  4. Michelle

    You amaze me as well with the amount of books you think you need to read LOL.
    I have changed my goal for next year hoping to read at least 100 books.
    We need to discuss challenges besides ours I want to do another one or a couple. We can chat when the craziness for you ends.

    I hope things settle for you soon. I know how busy you have been and my blog will be light as well and I plan bigger things next year 🙂

    Have a great day!!!!

    PS I am also very excited I found it! Such a weight off my shoulders. Shes going to be so happy!
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    • Berls

      Yeah – what can I say? I love books! 100 books was my goal this year – so far I’m at 96, so I think I’m going to make it! Yay! I’ll raise it next year for sure, since I was only blogging for a few months this year.

      Yes – let’s talk challenges, I have a bazillion listed that I’m interested in and I need to figure out which I’m actually going to do. I also have a feature that I want to get setup with you and a couple other bloggers that we can chat about maybe next Friday. My life will be a bit less hectic then.

      Have a great one 🙂

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