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It’s getting scary out there with the Covid cases. If you are an essential worker, please know you are so appreciated! Prince Clayton will turn four on Tuesday. I cannot belive it! The Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon begins Thursday, and I am trying to get tasks done so I can escape into some wonderful books. I got everything but the fresh supplies for Thanksgiving. It will just be our household, but we are ready. Be safe, be kind, and Stay Caffeinated.
Last Week on the Blog
- The Thursday Murder Club By Richard Osman (audio review)
- A Kingdom Of Flesh And Fire By Jennifer L. Armentrout (audio review)
- Nonna’s Corner: Ollie’s Garden By Riya Aarini (review)
- The Cursed Dead By Rhiannon Frater (review)
- Marked By Benedict Jacka (audio review)
This Week on the Blog
- Magic Dark And Strange By Kelly Powell (audio review)
- The Bright And Breaking Sea By Chloe Neill (book & audio review)
- Cemetery Boys By Aiden Thomas (audio review)
- #HoHoHoRAT Begins…Grab Your Books! (event)
- A Christmas Resolution By Anne Perry (audio review)
New Arrivals at the Caffeinated Cafe
- Mistletoe in Paradise by Jill Shalvis
- The Awakening by Nora Roberts
A special thank you to HarperAudio
Around The Blogosphere
- “Why rereading seems to break my slump”– The Book Disciple
- The Swoon Awards – The Swoon Awards (or The Swoonies like some of us call it) is a reader-based and reader-hosted award celebrating the romance community’s favorite romance novels of the year.
- Black Friday Giveaway Hop Friday November 27th through Monday November 30th
- HoHoHoRAT Thursday November 19th through Monday Movember 30th
You can learn more by visiting the open events page. Be sure to check out the ARC Library page for review copies.
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Stephanie @ Once Upon a Chapter
Years ago I worked in a grocery store. I REFUSE to go to the grocery store the Saturday to Wednesday before Thanksgiving. We picked up the non-fresh items this weekend as well. Hubby will run in and get the small list of items that we need.
I hope this week has been going well for you!!
Our Thanksgiving will be on Saturday since the Royals will be here Friday through Tuesday this week. They divide time between their Dad’s and here. We will order the fresh stuff for curbside pickup.
I love the snowflakes! Made me smile this morning!
I am happy to hear that Jill.
Happy Birthday to Prince Clayton. My youngest grandson turns 2 on the 20th. You have so much going on in your life and on your blog. Have a great week Kimberly. I will send my link to my giveaway tomorrow.
Happy Birthday to your grandson!
Tyler H. Jolley
Love the winter blog update, Kimba! Thanksgiving will be so different this year, that’s for sure. Glad you’re ahead of the game on the groceries!
Hehe…the HoHoHo Readathon is this week so of course we needed snow!
Happy Birthday to Clayton! I’m excited for the read-a-thon. Hopefully I can get some festive books read.
Thanks Lauren, I hope the thon is going well.
Cases are on the rise here too, it will be strange having Christmas just the four of us.
Stay safe and have a good week.
We will have the Royals, and a new grandbaby. Thankfully, everyone works from home so we can be together. It will just be us, our own children and the Royals.
S. J. Pajonas
I’m going this week to finish up my Thanksgiving shopping. Hopefully Thursday morning. It’ll just be us too! But if I’m going to cook all day then I want plenty of leftovers so I don’t have to cook again for another week. 😉
We go big for Thanksgiving, and I make everyone’s favorite sides, then for Christmas we grill surf and turf and I get to stay out of the kitchen.
Oh my goodness! He’s 4 already? Time does fly. We’re getting ready for a small Thanksgiving here but for only 3 people although some food will to my friends elderly parents. I won a paperback of Awakening about a month ago from GoodReads. I think I’m reading it this week sometime. Have a good reading week!
That is so exciting about the win. It’s nice you can share the meal with shut-ins.
Tressa @ Wishful Endings
It is crazy here too. My brother is a nurse and takes his turn on the COVID floor at his hospital. He has been begging people to keep their distance and wear masks. He’s so tired of seeing people struggle to live and to die alone. Plus there’s the stress of not bringing it home to his kids. I hope you have a good week and are ready for some good reading for your RAT! If I can get my work done early and can, I’ll join.
The healthcare workers have it so hard, as do essential employees. Our hospitals are struggling and it scares me.
Oh some great authors this week for you! Happy reading!
Thank you 🙂
am going to check out the swoonies for more romance reads!! and we are winding down from celebrating Diwali right now and heading towards Thanksgiving next ourselves:)
I hope the festival of lights was a good one for you and yours.
Looks like we will be staying home for Thanksgiving too.
I hope you get to enjoy your books.
Yes, it is the smart thing to do.
Aj @ Read All The Things!
Congrats on getting your Thanksgiving stuff! I haven’t even thought about mine. I kind of just want to get BBQ from a restaurant and eat in front of the TV. I hope you have a great week!
Hehe… for Christmas we always grill surf and turf so I don’t spend my day in the kitchen. Thanksgiving, I make all the time-consuming favorites.
Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books
Yes, the virus is getting very scary. My office is tiny but the owner considers us “essential”. I am not sure that I agree but I have my own office so I feel pretty safe. I wish we could all just stay home for a couple of weeks to get things under control. Happy Birthday to your grandson! I hope you have a great week, Kimberly!
We all work from home, so I feel blessed in that regard. Some in my husband’s building cannot.
I pray that you all stay safe Kimberly! The cases are slowly reaching a plateau here after two weeks of lockdown but it remains so scary!
PS I too want the sequel of A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire
I am glad to hear that. Our state never locked down and now we are paying for it.
Laura @ Library of Clean Reads
Yes, the coronavirus situation is scary. I’m in healthcare and work is getting more stressful. Thank goodness for the few hours of reading that I escape into. Enjoy your week!
It has been so hard on healthcare workers and essential employees. Be safe.
Anne - Books of My Heart
I’m glad you have your family for te holiday. We aren’t doing much different. I talk to my daughter about what she will eat every week and plan around it. She is not a fan of turkey, cranberry, mashed potatoes or green bean casserole. She does like sweet potatoes and pie. Oh and for our family, my creamed corn has always been part of the menu and she likes it. I look forward to some of those holiday reads too. Have a wonderful week, and stay well!
We do Turkey and trimmings for Thanksgiving, then surf and turf for Christmas.
Glad you’ve got your turkey dinner mostly secured. Same for us. Wishing Clayton a happy birthday. Looking forward to #HoHoHoRAT. Have a good week, Kimberly!
Thank you, Sophia. You do the same 🙂
How time flies! Yes, the rising numbers are scary, not only in the US but here too. I hope that we will see better times soon. Stay safe and well.
I am sorry to hear that. Be safe Vi.
Happy 4th birthday!!!
I am so confused by the passing of time to be honest, it doesn’t even feel like it’s almost time for Christmas preparations to start. You’re also very right, Covid is getting damned scary, even more so than it was in the beginning of 2020. We were just put under stricter rules here in my Italian region, with talks of a full lockdown if people don’t start to comply and respect the rules. Hopefully this too shall pass soon.
Have a great week and good luck with your Thanksgiving preparations!
Be safe, Ruby. Hopefully, we see improvement soon. Yes, I cannot understand why some are in denial or are selfish.
Jan @ Notes from a Readerholic
Happy 4th birthday to Prince Clayton! I hope he has a fun birthday. Good for you getting your Thanksgiving organized. I have our menu and a frozen turkey at least!
Have a good week, Kimberly!
I did some online orders, which really keeps you focused and organized.
It’s surreal to see the numbers going up again, will there ever be an end to it??????
Yes, after the vaccination reaches the masses. But, this won’t be the last pandemic
Nise' (Under the Boardwalk)
I think most of us will be having “just us” Thanksgivings. Gotta get a smaller turkey than normal. Looking forward to the Jill Shalvis holiday novel.
Agreed. Although my neighbors had a huge football party last week, so I imagine it will be business as usual for some.
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
Happy Birthday to the Prince ^_^! Have a great week.
Thank you, Angela 🙂
Jen at Introverted Reader
Happy birthday to your grandson! I can’t believe it’s almost time for the Readathon to start. I need to get signed up!
Enjoy your week!
Hehe..yes time is flying! Thanks for the BD wishes for my grandson.
Wendy @ Falconer's Library
Oh, I hope you liked Cemetery Boys! I was super impressed with it.
My review posted today Wendy and yes I did 🙂
Covid has been getting scary! I don’t think the numbers have been that bad in our State compared to others, though. Oh, the Little Prince! Hope you have a fun celebration!
Loved The Thursday Murder Club!
Our numbers are worst then last winter. Ugh. Yay, I am glad you loved the Thursday Murder Club too!
The number of cases has me on edge. We are still on person at my work, but I wonder for how much longer. I’m looking forward to a quiet Thanksgiving.
My daughter was working from home, but got offered a promotion that forced her back into the office. She is due to deliver her first in 3 weeks and the pay increase was the driving force. Today, they announced everyone will be working from home for the foreseeable future. I am happy; she is happy. When the baby comes, she will drive her each day and work in an upstairs bedroom. That way she can nurse the baby.
Mareli @ Elza Reads
Hi there Kimberley! Hope you are doing well!
Enjoy the new read-a-thon that kicks off this week! I am going to keep my eye on it for a few fun Christmas season reads.
Have a good week!
Sounds good. Thanks Mareli 🙂
Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out
I’m so sorry that the case numbers just seem to keep rising. I’m thankful we have practically none
Wishing you a great reading week, stay safe & well
I am happy to here it is under control somewhere. We are staying in..lol
Happy birthday to Prince Clayton! And we are staying home for thanksgiving as well. Cases are on the rise all around us, including in our school building! It’s scary!
Thanks so much for sharing my post!
It is scary. I am so angry at the people who think it’s all no big deal.
I just got my turkey yesterday and will get the rest of the stuff I need this weekend. It will just be us, my mom and my sister and nephew. It will be a quiet turkey day and then I can put up my decorations. I am so excited lol
I hope you have a great week, Kim! Happy Reading! xx
Yes, ours are usually small since our family live on the East coast. It will be us, the Royals who live her 50% of the week with their Mom, our son who lives here, and our daughter and boyfriend. They work from home like we do and live close by.
I am so excited for the read-a-thon! Happy birthday to Clayton! I hope you have a wonderful week! 🙂
Me too Maya! Thank you 🙂
A Voracious Reader
I cannot believe there are still COVID deniers out there. And what I really cannot believe are those who want herd immunity because they don’t think it’s worse than the flu. Grrrrr!
Happy Birthday Clayton!! Time flies doesn’t it? Kyleigh will be 7 in Feb, Boone will be 5 in March and little Oliver will be 1 in May (not so soon at least lol)
I have my turkey and fixins, but need to grab a few pies. Otherwise I’m ready for Thanksgiving. I need to get my Christmas shopping started so I can make sure stuff gets here in time. This year is almost over, thank goodness.
Right… they thought it would all go away Nov 4…god help us all. We ordered pies, which I will get when I pick up the celery, fresh veggies and wine.
Jessica @ a GREAT read
Yeah our county is going back to restrictions like they did in March. I worry for all the restaurants that only just started to recover again from that fiasco. I get the restrictions, truly, but I still worry. My sister’s birthday is Tuesday too and I don’t know if we’ll try celebrating tomorrow since Tuesday is when everything shuts down again.
Nice new reads! Those are new to me ones. I hope you enjoy them both!
Here’s my StS
Have a GREAT day!
Old Follower 🙂
Our restaurants did ok with shutdowns as most offered curbside pickup. We had Clayton’s birthday, but it was only immediately family.
Happy birthday to Clayton. That’s neat you have everything except for the fresh supplies for thanksgiving already. I hope you’ll have a good week!
Four! And this week my youngest grandson celebrated his 11th birthday… Where does the time go?? Glad you have everything in for Thanksgiving. Now we’re in Lockdown, I have no idea what Christmas will be like. They are talking about easing it up at the start of December, but given that our infection rates are steadily rising, I’m not sure if they can afford to do so. Have a great week, Kimberly:)
We have no family here, but there will be no work parties, events, etc. So it will be low key. We are counting our blessings and enjoying each other.
We stopped doing the huge family Thanksgiving a few years back. So this really isn’t a change for us, but I do feel bad for all the folks who can’t see their families due to this.
We have no family visiting from out of state, so ours will be normal too.
Kimberly, I hope you and yours will have a lovely Thanksgiving and that you’ll still find time for some wonderful reading. ?
Thank you Jessica!
I can’t wait to read The Awakening by Nora Roberts. I loved her other fantasies so I’m very hopeful that I will enjoy this one too. Hope you like it!
I am excited to listen. She always delivers.
Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
Thanksgiving is certainly going to look different this year. There will be just three of us instead of the usual dozen or so. A sign of the times. Hopefully this time next year the situation will be a lot different. Good luck and have fun with the readathon!
Agreed, but I will count my blessings and enjoy my peeps.
The Covid cases seem to go down in France due to the lockdown, but I’m afraid I’m not optimistic, when will the next wave take place ?… Anyway, enjoy your grandson’s birthday and stay safe 🙂
We are in our second wave and it’s out of control.
Dianthaa @ Dianthaa Dabbles
Good luck with #HoHoHoRAT! I was hoping to join but I’m still burned out from trying to do so many challenges last month, I think I will be chilling till next year.
I complete understand. I only do one yearly challenge now and take part in a few month-long ones.
Happy Thanksgiving from the UK! I hope it is still a lovely one even of smaller numbers than usual. Covid is a very strange and scary time but we will make the best of it!!
I can’t wait to join along with your HohohoRAT its something fun to look forward to! Have a great week.
I am excited for the thon too Bex! Our Thanksgiving is smaller since we have no family here. We plan to put the tree up and just enjoy the Royals.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CLAYTON (for Tuesday)!!
I hope you manage to get your tasks done ready for the read-a-thon. I also hope you enjoy the books that you pick up in the upcoming week. Good luck for the read-a-thon!
Thank you Chloe.
Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms
I hope you’ll have a wonderful Thanksgiving even if it’s just going to be your household, Kim! Even as our circles kind of decrease in size these days so we can stay safe in our bubble, it’s important to be able to celebrate.
I already read Mistletoe in Paradise, and it’s such a cute story! I hope you’ll enjoy it too.
Have a wonderful week ahead, happy reading and listening. Stay safe and healthy, my friend. *hugs*
I am looking forward to listening to it. Yes, we are definitely counting our blessings this year.
Happy birthday to Prince Clayton! How fast they grow. Enjoy the family gathering you have planned, and stay safe.
Enjoy those books!
They really do Laurel!
Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard
Happy birthday to Prince Clayton! I hope you all have a wonderful (and safe) celebration. That’s such a fun age!
The COVID numbers are really scary. Mr. Bookwyrm and I are not going anywhere if we can help it. We did our Thanksgiving shopping today, via curbside delivery. Everything I am cooking is either frozen or will keep until then.
I am looking forward to the HoHoHo RAT. I have at least one book lined up for it, and possibly more—if I can stay away from all my other new books for a week LOL!
Yay… glad you are prepping for the thon. I will need to grab celery, broccoli and pies. Hehe.
Happy Birthday to Prince Clayton!
The COVID cases are rising here too. Very scary for sure. I was going to try the Ho Ho Ho Readerthon but time just crept on me.
I hope you have a great week!
It’s not too late to join the fun Yvonne!
Maureen @ Maureen’s Books
Four already? I can remember seeing you sharing photos from when he was just born. Time flies like crazy!
I’m super excited for HoHoHo!
Have a great week and enjoy the prince’s birthday ?
I know. He wanted to sleep in our bed tonight… I can’t get over how quickly they grow up.
I hope your family has a happy Thanksgiving
Covid is getting scary for sure! Yikes it’s gonna be a bad winter, looks like.
Same here for Thanksgiving. And yay for the Ho3 readathon! I gotta scramble up some holiday books haha! I’m looking forward to what you thought of the Powell book.
I have a nice mix of Christmas & winter books/audios lined up.