Sunday, January 28, 2018

Sunday Post, Mailbox Monday and It's Monday What Are You Reading? Jan 29 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.

This has been a sad week for my family. We lost a beloved uncle to cancer early Friday morning. I still can't believe he's gone. I have fond childhood memories of how he used to play with me and my cousins. He was a fun uncle who gave us nicknames and sang songs with us. He will always hold a special place in my heart. It will be an emotional week with the funeral taking place this upcoming week.

I took part in Multicultural Children's Book Day this past week, an event that brings awareness to diverse kidlit. My kids have mid-term exams and are studying hard. I'm looking forward to March break for some downtime.

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.

No books in my mailbox this week.


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/or featured last week:

Sacred Rest by Saundra Dalton-Smith (Review) Learning how to slow down and take the time needed, that's what this book reinforced for me.

Halley's Casino by Mark JG Fahey (Review and Giveaway) Fun, fun, fun! Both Sandra and I read and loved this book.

Where Will I Live by Rosemary McCarney (Review) #ReadYourWorld I took part in Multicultural Children's Book Day and reviewed this book for this event.

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Hope you all have a great reading week.

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  1. Oh I'm sorry to hear that. All my condolences and best wishes.

    Halley's Casino does sound like a fun read.

  2. So sorry for your loss. It is always hard losing a loved one.
    Sounds like your reading week went well. An empty mailbox gives time to read TBRs. :-)
    Hope your week goes smoothly through the sorrow.

    1. Thanks Martha. I've been feeling blah all weekend. Thank goodness for books.

  3. Laura, I'm so sorry for your loss. It sounds like the memories of this wonderful uncle will get you all through the times when you feel his loss the most.

    1. Yes, my cousins and I we were reminiscing about the good times we had with this Uncle and it felt good.

  4. So sorry about the loss of your uncle! Having family around should help comfort you.

    Your books look good...and I especially like the look of Sugar and Spice & All Those Lies.

    Have a wonderful week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

    1. Yes, we are a close knit family and we have drawn closer now.

  5. So sorry for your loss.

    I'm off to check out your review of Halley's Casino.

  6. Laura, I am sorry for your loss. It sounds like you have some wonderful memories and your uncle will be missed.

  7. Sorry about your loss. At least you have wonderful memories. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  8. My condolences for your loss, keep those wonderful memories in the forefront :)

  9. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your uncle. He sounds like an amazing man!


  10. So sorry to hear about your uncle.

    Sugar and Spice and All Those Lies looks good.

    Take care.

  11. So sorry to hear about your uncle, I hope that while its a sad week there will be many favourite memories shared too.

    1. It's amazing how many memories come to the surface when a person is gone.


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