Hello, my lovelies.
So, when we meet again, Christmas will be but a memory. I know it’s a cliche, but wow…this late part of the year seems to go faster than all the other parts, doesn’t it? I do have my shopping all done, with one last-minute stocking stuffer bought yesterday. Hoping that Amazon holds up their end of the shipping deal since they promise delivery on Tuesday.
Tomorrow is a wrap all the presents day, then I need to think about packing. I’m going to spend parts of six days with my parents, which is probably the longest I’ve been ‘home’ in ten years. My kid is flying in here on Thursday and we are driving the three hours down to the homestead that evening, probably staying till sometime on Tuesday. I’m looking forward to the change in scenery, and being with my mama. We zoom several times a week, but in person will be a welcome change.
Today is the inaugural meeting of my brand-new bookclub. Meeting in zoom because we are scattered over several states. The first book, Hench, was really good, and should have plenty of things to talk about. I’m pretty jazzed about the whole thing.
Trying to decide on book goals for next year. I usually don’t set much in the way of goals, except for the Goodreads sheer number of books goal. Most years, I fluctuate between 50 and 100 books but this year was insane, with 165 so far. With the light reading I have planned for the rest of the month, I expect to slide in at 175 or so. Which leads me to the conundrum of…do I leave my goal safely at 100…or do I try to stretch it to 200? Also, do I want to participate in other reading challenges? Do I want to make actual goals for things like graphic novels or non-fiction? I’m…undecided.
I read six books this week, almost all of them when I should have been reading the book club selection. I’m such a procrastinator! I finished the book club book, though, with four whole hours to spare! So, you know, go me.
Hench and Malibu Rising were awesome, and will get their own reviews soon. The Christmas Fix was not my favorite Lucy Score book, but any Lucy Score is still good. Fake it For Money was precisely the book I thought it would be which is a delightful grumpy bachelor/fake girlfriend trope. A delightful way to pass the 3 am insomnia. Fool Me Twice was a fake relationship that didn’t quite get there. Too cute, too unrealistic, and I didn’t think the leads had great chemistry. Just meh for me. Faking it Under the Mistletoe had a similarly unrealistic premise, but enough heat and chemistry between the leads to elevate it. I really enjoyed that one.
Expecting the rest of my month to be one Christmas rom-com after another as I take a break from anything remotely serious till the new year.
OK, that’s all from the 52 gift wrapping room, where we are officially out of tape. Come on, Amazon!
If you celebrate Christmas, I hope you have a peaceful, joyful holiday and if you don’t, well, I hope that you have a lovely solstice.
Till next week, stay safe, hug your family, and EAT ALL THE COOKIES!
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5 thoughts on “Sunday Post: 12/19/2021”
Enjoy your time with your family! Merry Christmas 🎄
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I hope you have a wonderful time with your family! I’m not much of a seasonal reader but the holiday romcoms, although romances in general really, are winning the season and I’m not planning on changing that before the year ends 😍
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I avoid challenges as the moment I fall behind i find it even harder to read ‘the right’ books.
I do set a target on Goodreads but usually go low so that I’m not pressured. How about going for 140 or 150? That way it is less than this year but more than previous years.
I hope you enjoyed Hench! I won a copy in a giveaway last year… and still haven’t read it, although it sounds really good. Have a great week!
Enjoy your trip and spending time with your family!