Saturday, November 16, 2019

This Week in Reading - November 17

It's Sunday Post time!  This is hosted by the awesome Caffeinated Book Reviewer and gives us all a chance to recap our week.

What I Got:

Miss Austen by Gill Hornby - This one really appeals to me.  The sister of Jane Austen discovers a stash of letters written by her sister.  I'm intrigued and really looking forward to this one!  (Publisher)


ReadingA Dollhouse to Die for by Cate Price and The Angel's Share by Ellen Crosby

Listening:  Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco.  

Watching:   I've been enjoying The Voice this season.  I like all the coaches and pretty much all the people competing.  

Off the Blog:

I'm thinking of running away from home for a bit.  J is going to be in New Orleans off and on for a few months and I'm thinking about heading down there and making use of the paid for hotel room and taking a break for a bit.  This year has been a grind filled with stress and loss and frankly I'm flat exhausted.  Getting a change of scenery for a bit sounds beyond appealing and I think it's needed.  

On the Blog:

What Happened:

What's Coming Up:

Tuesday:  Top Ten Tuesday - Changes in My Reading Life
Wednesday:  TBD
Thursday:  Books from the Backlog
Friday:  Friday Fives
Saturday:  TBD

Have a great week and happy reading!


  1. New Orleans sounds like a nice place to spend some time. :) And Stalking Jack the Ripper is one I've been eyeing, seeing so many people reading it and liking it. I might have to try those.

    Have a great week!

  2. I considered Miss Austen, still thinking about it, your reaction sort of convinces me. The other half of me is saying to myself "for goodness read the books on your shelf".

  3. I think taking off for a bit sounds like a great idea for you. Get some rest and relaxation, do some sightseeing, read...sounds good to me!

  4. You should definitely take a break and head down to New Orleans for a bit. It will be a good place to read and relax.

  5. I like the co er if that book. Is that a lilac?
    Oh I agree you should take a break, Katherine. Go use that paid room and have a change of scenery, reenergize!

  6. A getaway sounds like just the thing. Enjoy!

    I'm curious about Miss Austen. I am eager to read your thoughts on it.

    I had never watched The Voice, but it was on the TV as background while I was waiting to see This Is Us, so I started getting into it.

    Have a great week!

  7. Oh yes - you're not running away, you're regrouping. You're right. It's been such a testing year and sometimes it's difficult to get a sense of perspective on how to move forward until you put some distance between you and your normal life. Have a great week, Katherine.

  8. Miss Austen sounds like something I would enjoy too! I look forward to your thoughts on Stalking Jack the Ripper. That is one I am looking forward to reading. I think your idea to spend some time in New Orleans is a good one. You have had a rough year and a break sounds like a good idea. Thinking of you, Katherine, and sending hugs.

  9. There are many wonderful things to see and do and EAT in NOLA and it's warmer than many places this time of year. I hope you do go and enjoy yourself. Have a lovely week and enjoy some great reads!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

  10. You know, if I could run away for a bit, I probably would. It sounds like you have the perfect opportunity to get the break you need. I hope you have a nice week, Katherine!

  11. If the hotel room is already paid for, I say go! I love traveling, but I rarely get to do it. Adventures always seem to reset my brain. I hope you have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  12. I vote for taking the time out in New Orleans, you deserve it!

    Wishing you a great reading week

  13. I loved t in New Orleans, and with all the things you've been through this year, I hope you do go and unplug for a while there and relax. You definitely deserve the break. Haven't had much time to watch any of the Voice this year, so I think I'll have to catch up via Youtube. Hang in there! Hugs, RO

  14. I think a break and a change of scenery does a world of good for anyone... It sounds like you're needing it by the fact that you're actually contemplating it - so go for it I say! Don't forget to bring a stack of books though :-P

  15. I've never been to New Orleans but I'd love to go. Hope you have a great week!

  16. Can't go wrong with New Orleans. You do that to recharge. You work hard as a mama and you've worked had as a granddaughter.