Sunday, December 27, 2020

Sunday Post, Sunday Salon, Mailbox Monday and It's Monday What Are You Reading? Dec 27 Edition

Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share our 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.

Sunday Salon hosted by Readerbuzz is simply a place for us to link up and to share what we have been doing during the week. Sunday Salon is a great way to visit other blogs and join in the conversations going on there. 

Wow, it's finally the last week of 2020. What will 2021 hold for us? I'm making plans to keep myself busy in accomplishing the goals that will keep me strong and focused. Look for that post of new goals in January.

I'm participating in First Book of the Year again. I've chosen a  book that I hope will reflect what my reading will be like this upcoming year. Check back on Friday to see what that book will be.

While spending time on the Internet I've discovered some great gift boxes. I decided to buy the Buy Local Box: Montreal to support local businesses and to give back to my community. This is a first edition box. From each box sold, 50% of the sales is donated to "Dans la Rue" charity that helps homeless and at-risk youth. For this box, 17 generous local businesses have donated their products, coupons and time to create this inspiration box. My daughter and I are now looking for recipes to use these great products.

Hope you are all well. Stay safe and take care of each other.

Mailbox Monday Edition

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 had a few accumulated credits on my Audible account so I bought these audiobooks which promise some great listening:

Free Kindle:


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 organize 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 reviewed and/or featured last week:

I did not post anything this week!!
But I finished several audiobooks and books.

Currently Reading in Fiction:


To Ride a White Horse by Pamela Ford 
6% complete
Really enjoying this one so far

Currently Reading in Non-Fiction:

Affirm Your Life by Becca Anderson
14% complete 

He's Not Lazy by Adam Price
20% complete

Heart Breath Mind by Leah Lagos
5% complete 

Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression by Miriam Akhtar
20% complete 

You Should be Writing by Brenda Knight & Nita Sweeney
30% complete 

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Hope you all have a great reading week.

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  1. Your books all look great! I'm eager to participate in the First Book of the Year event...and I am also looking forward to the New Year and how it can bring good things. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    1. I'm eager to see what your first book of the year will be. I'm guessing a psychological suspense. :-)

  2. Happy New Year! Looks like you have some nice new books to tee up! Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

  3. I love the idea of the gift boxes that benefit local homeless and needy teens!

  4. I love the gift box idea! What a fun way to raise money for so many people in need.

    Happy New Year! Enjoy your week!

    1. I know, right? Plus we discover great products from local entrepreneurs.

  5. I finally decided to participate in the First Book of 2021. I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone is reading. Hope you have a great week and Happy New Year!

    1. It's a fun event. Builds excitement for the coming year of reading.

  6. I will be joining in for First Book again this year. I decided to read the book I've been holding back from 2020, not wanting to taint it with the negativity from this year!

    I like the idea of buying a gift box that supports local businesses and helps charities.

    I need to look into Think Like a Monk.

    1. I'm so looking forward to listening to Think Like a Monk. I've heard Jay speak in podcasts and found him to be inspirational.

  7. Thanks for the heads up on The Painter! Hoping it can be read as a stand alone. Looking forward to seeing your First Book!

    1. I hope so too. I think I may have some of the earlier books too.

  8. Hope you enjoy your new audiobooks and have a happy new year!

  9. I'm going to join First Book Of 2021 if I can ever decide which book I want to read first :)

    I've been thinking about getting the audio of Think Like a Monk, will look for your review!

    I hope you and your family have a Happy New Year!

  10. It looks like you have some good books to end/begin your year.

  11. I have a book picked out for FBotY, in the hopes I’ll finish a few more first.
    Good luck with your 2021 goals!

    Wishing you a great reading week and a joyous new year

  12. The gift boxes is a great idea, we went to town yesterday to support our local stores too. Have a great week and enjoy your new books :)

    1. I think we need to support our local stores. This pandemic is so hard on them economically.


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