Sunday, January 1, 2017

Sunday Post, Mailbox Monday and It's Monday, What Are You Reading? Jan 1 Edition

Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

Well, 2017 is here and I can't help thinking that's 3 years away from 2020, which for some reason looks so futuristic as a year number, don't you think? 

So, I'm finally on the mend from being sick all week. The best part is that I did rest and got a lot of reading done. I did a lot of thinking too and prepared myself mentally for some changes in all areas of my life, the first one being to simplify, starting with the layout of this post. And I'm also starting my year with a BANG.

This month I'm celebrating iRead Book Tours 3-year anniversary! Watch out for my post tomorrow with an awesome giveaway that you can enter by visiting any or all the wonderful book bloggers who have worked with me in the last 3 years and are helping me spread the word. If you want to help me celebrate by posting about this anniversary celebration, just click on the link above.

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home on its blog. Link up to share your MM.

I received these goodies in my mailbox:

This one is on tour with iRead Book Tours from Feb 6 to March 3:

I bought this one on sale for $0.99. It's time travel, one of my favorite genres.

I got this audiobook free after signing up to receive Audavoxx's newsletter:


It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It's a great post to organise yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye's Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date.

What I read and featured last week:

The contemporary beach setting from Cassandra's world with the Gatsby-era 1920s glamour of Lawrence's world made the time-travel element in this book exciting.

Secrets in the Snow by Michaela MacColl (Review)
Based on the real lives of Jane Austen, her family and Tom Lefroy, author Michaela MacColl has written a cozy YA mystery novel that is sure to please Austenesque fans of all ages. 

Reading Now:


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Also posted on the right sidebar.

Hope you all have a great reading week.

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  1. I agree about 2020, that does sound rather futuristic doesn't it? Shouldn't we be more advanced by now lol? Anyway happy 2017! Love the cover of Until We Meet Again and Time Shift looks interesting!

    Happy New Year!

    1. hubby and I laugh when, as teens, we thought cars would be flying overhead by 2020.:-)

  2. So many lovely books this week, including your First Book pick. I am also drawn to Secrets in the Snow. Thanks for sharing, and have a wonderful week/New Year.

  3. Happy New Year! It sucks that you were sick, but it’s awesome that you got a lot of reading done. Enjoy your new books!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  4. Hmm- I'm lucky to think one year ahead these days but you are right about 2020.
    I see several covers I really like, including the provocative audio.
    The Fire by Night looks like a good First Read.
    I'll be checking out your best reads. I won't be getting mine up till tomorrow.
    Happy Reading to kick off 2017!

    1. I'll have to check out your best reads when you post. I know you read a lot of books!

  5. I know 2020 - I was just thinking of that yesterday and remembering all the panic of the year 2000 and suddenly we are close to 2020!!! Good you are on the mend. Love the look of your first book of the year.

    1. Oh my gosh, how true! The year 2000 seemed so pivotal, the start of a new millennial and all.

  6. Grimm Woods and Until We Meet Again both sound like intriguing reads. I hope you enjoy your books, and Happy New Year!

    My It's Monday! What Are You Reading? post.

  7. Good you are feeling better.

    Yes...scary that in three years it will be 2020.

    ENJOY your reading week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  8. I know a few people who've been sick over the holidays. Hope you're feeling 100% better very soon. Enjoy your new books!

    1. I's flu season...but I'm feeling much better already. Feels good to be myself again!

  9. Glad to hear you're feeling better. It's so easy to get sick this time of year. Making things simple is a good plan. Hope you enjoy all your new books. Happy new year!

  10. The Fire By Night looks good, I'll have to check that one out. I'm sorry you were sick, but I think A LOT of people were! Just that time of the year...


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