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Weekend Book Sharing and Blog Visits #31


Happy New Year!!! It's the weekend, so it must be time to enjoy a few of my favorite book memes. This is a great opportunity for readers and bloggers to share what they've been up to - both newly received books, what you've read or want to read and any bookish or personal news/updates.








I'll be linking to: Stacking the Shelves is hosted every Saturday by Marlene @ Reading Reality The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. The Sunday Salon hosted by Deb @ ReaderBuzz, Mailbox Monday hosted by Words and Peace is also a weekly gathering place to share new books received. Join me in visiting the wide array of book blogs in the world.


CLICK THE IMAGE TO GO TO THE GOODREADS PAGE:


BOOKS I RECEIVED LAST WEEK

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Freebies (Book Sent, EReader News, EReader Daily, etc)






























BOOKS I FINISHED LAST WEEK: (click image to go to review)












BOOKS I'M CURRENTLY READING:















PUBLISHED ON THE BLOG LAST WEEK

Click on the link to see the review / post:

Happy Holidays

The Blackhouse by Carol Johnstone book review

Top 10 Tuesday: Books About Family

Challenges for 2023 sign ups (13 challenges!!! yikes!)

City Under One Roof by Iris Yamashita book review

All Of Our Demise by Amanda Foody book review

Favorite Books of 2022, Month by Month

Friday Memes: First Sentence Friday, Friday 56, Friday Beginnings, Book Blog Hop

Tuyo by Rachel Neumeier book review

December Monthly Wrap Up


BOOKS ADDED TO MY TBR THANKS TO FELLOW BLOGGERS (there's a lot this week!)

Book Dilettante Rustic Reading Gal many of you! Introverted Reader











Inside of a Dog Modern Mrs Darcy Modern Mrs Darcy Unseen Librarian











Bookish Whispers Bookbub list More2Discover


Ran out of time & energy to add links, but you can easily look them up if you'd like to visit - they're all great bloggers.







CHALLENGE and TBR UPDATE

I wrapped up this year with a disappointing (to me) finish on my Beat The Backlist challenge. There were 50 prompts to read from your backlist (TBR), owned or not - pretty easy, right? I ended up reading 28/50.


I joined the COYER challenge (clear out your ereader) just in time for the 4th quarter. You make a list of books you want to read in that quarter and the challenge is met if you read at least half of them. I read 28/54 - so met that challenge.


PERSONAL UPDATE

After all the wonderful holiday photos and family visit news around the blogs, this week is a much needed quieter time. We actually had a date night - our Christmas gift to ourselves, and went to see Kenny G at Jazz Alley in Seattle. Kenny is from Seattle and was in the Franklin High School band - half the concert was played on the same saxophone he learned on then! A fun night.


I actually took the week off from work so had time to read, putter around house projects, start a new crochet project, and work on some blogging projects.


Hope you all have a safe and relaxing New Year day. And here's wishing you good books and quiet time to read in 2023!


A PHOTO BY TERRIE PURKEY



I received this yummy yarn as a gift so am working on a soft and cozy afghan.









Kenny G concert and he signed the CD Dan bought.
















Hope you have a most excellent upcoming week and hopefully finding time to enjoy a good book. Looking forward to visiting as many as I can again this week!



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