The Sunday Post #81 - 22nd November 2020


Welcome to my Sunday Post, a weekly meme hosted by

Kimberley over at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer .

I’m also going to link up with

Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews

and Reading Reality

It’s Monday! What are your reading hosted by Book Date

Sunday Salon hosted by Readerbuzz



Hello everyone, have you are all well?

I’ve not been about much the last week and a bit as I’ve been reading more than I’ve been blogging, I don’t know if you ever get that way?  

Not much else to report apart from my now rewatching of The Office and a new watch of Fear the Walking Dead.  The weather has been miserable too and the greyness has just made my mood plummet.

In other news I’m still Christmas shopping and I’ve spent several days trawling Japanese product stockists in the UK for various bits and bobs like parasols and yukatas for my youngest.  I miss buying Barbie.

I’m not mentioning the C word apart from it’s still crappy and we’ve moved to a stricter tier with more restrictions.

Stay safe and have a good week x



39 comments

  1. Hey, I"m the first to comment ! It happens to me too, more reading than blogging, but it's a good thing because it gives us something to blog about, lol ;) Beautiful book haul, The cunning women looks interesting and The remedy in time is... relatable. Well, the temperatures here are beginning to cool down so I guess I'm going to grab a hot mug, a duvet and read ;) Have a great week-end !

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It’s still freezing here, snow on the hills and the heating is fully on!

      Delete
  2. I could read more if I could blog less :)

    Wishing you a great reading week, and successful shopping

    ReplyDelete
  3. I really miss the days when my kids were young, and those Christmases buying Barbies, Hotwheels, and all those fun toys. Now they want new phones and a PS5🤣 Hope you have a good week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is so much more expensive, electronics cost a lot more than Barbie!

      Delete
  4. We're in Tier 4 now so everything is pretty much shut except schools and universities, which seems dumb to me. You can't have others in your home or go to socially distancing shops but it's ok for your kid to mix with piles of other kids who may come from an infected home, and bring the virus back to your family anyway. Great!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yep I’ve come to conclusion that COVID is clever to differentiate between all the different rules. It’s getting ridiculous, my kids are going to schools and they are wearing masks but lots of others aren’t.

      Delete
  5. I am reading and blogging more than I ever have. I've read a ridiculous 668 books this year (though many of them---many!---are picture books).

    No shopping here so far. This will be a bad year for us as we tend to wait until the last minute and we are not going into stores. Something will have to change.

    We just started The Office, and we are continuing to watch Seinfeld and All Creatures Great and Small. Comedies are key.

    Have a great week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is an amazing amount of books! I’ve read a lot but maybe a third of that!

      All Creatures Great and Small (the original) is very good as are the books. I’ve never watched Seinfeld, everybody says how good it is, maybe one day!

      Delete
  6. Things are getting worse with the C word here, too, and things are starting to close again and more restrictions are coming, which is upsetting people because of Thanksgiving.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. People are getting upset here about Christmas and New Year and not being able to make plans.

      Delete
  7. My niece and her boyfriend are obsessed with The Office. My mother bought them a whole slew of Office items for Christmas. Good luck with the shopping! I know I am clueless this year.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I feel you, yes sometimes I just want to read and escape everything. The C word and the news get me down. Hugs.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I need to start shopping. :(

    How is Night Vale coming?????

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I’m really enjoying it, I love the podcast but it’s nice to read the book and take it in slowly.

      Delete
  10. Hi Heather! Nothing wrong with reading more than blogging. Reading is what fills the blog-tank. so go for it!!

    The C word all of a suddenly became really big with us. Weird.... 8 days of school left and then I still have classes on Zoom for 2 weeks and then it's only blogging and reading. Yea!!

    Enjoy all your books and take care!

    Lots of love!

    The Sunday Post #19

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I’m just happy to read but I know if I keep reading and not reviewing I’ll end up with a pile to review. But I’m enjoying it so yay!

      There is talk of us going in to further restrictions, fingers crossed it doesn’t happen.

      Delete
  11. I love weeks when I am reading more than usual. Last week was one such week. Doesn't happen often though.

    I used to love listening to Night Vale a long time ago but haven't checked out the books. I'll be looking forward to your thoughts.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I constantly listened to the podcast and then I got distracted so I thought the books would be better and they are just as great!

      Delete
  12. *hugs* I hear you, I am reading a bit more but between work and just being gubbed energy levels are low. Need to start thinking about Christmas as I have it off this year but just be me and o/h xxx

    Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

    ReplyDelete
  13. After a week of unseasonably warm sunny weather we are moving into typical dull grey November.
    We also move into lockdown this evening for 28 days.
    I seem to spend more time on my laptop than reading these days.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. November has been a strange month, one minute it’s warm and the next it’s freezing!

      Delete
  14. I love rewatching the Office. It makes me happy.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Ha! It's been such a long time since my daughter played with barbie Heather! Wishing you a great week and I hope you've got news (positive news) from that job interview!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Reading is my solution to everything! Somehow this year will end and so will the virus eventually and we will again dance and sing in the sun!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Heather, I know how you feel: it has been a quiet, gloomy week here in the UK too, with lockdown and the grey, wet weather. Scouring Japanese stockists sounds rather cool though! And I agree it is best not to mention the C word or 'the-pandemic-that-shall-not-be-named' as I like to call it. 😅 Take care and more happy reading to you in the coming week. 🙂

    ReplyDelete
  18. Sometimes I read more than I blog and sometimes I blog more than I read. It truly depends on what's happening in my life. A Remedy In Time caught my eye because I like time travel books. Hope you love all your new books!

    ReplyDelete
  19. We just buy stuff when we need/want it so it's hard to do much for Christmas. We make things for each other. I've been putting away things I've bought that my daughter wants or needs for the past month but can get by til December, so she has some things to open.

    Well, reading is what it is all about. I read some library books for fun since I don't have to review them. Have a lovely week and stay well!

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

    ReplyDelete
  20. I’ve been reading a lot lately too! Sometimes the Internet is stressful, and I’d rather avoid it. Enjoy your new books! Have a great week.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    ReplyDelete
  21. The Office never fails to make me laugh. Yeah, we've just been informed that we're back on stricter lockdown as well. No patio outdoor dining either. Such is life right now. Hope you get a little sunshine to brighten your mood. Happy reading! :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. I really want to read City Monster. Hope it's a good one! I've been doing lots of Christmas shopping lately. I'm almost finished with everyone, but it just makes me happy.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

    ReplyDelete
  23. Stay safe and I hope you get your shopping done and that your spirits go back up soon. It's a tough time. So hugs from across the Atlantic. Looks like you've been watching some good shows too.

    My blogging has definitely been sporadic. So I hear ya. I hope you have a lovely week.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I'm not even thinking about Christmas right now! I know that'll put me into a panic in a week or two but for now I'm pretending it's still October. And as for the other C world - if I could figure out how to construct a bubble to live in I think I would! Hope you're having a great week!

    ReplyDelete
  25. My husband is watching us to watch The Office again (again). My kids are getting so much harder to buy for these days.

    ReplyDelete
  26. How did I miss this? City Monster looks good. 😊

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking the time to comment, I appreciate it and will make the time to come and visit your blog, maybe not today but soon as I am always behind!

Sorry due to lots of Spam I am moderating all comments - no spammers I don't want to buy whatever it is you are selling!