Sunday Post 61 | Let It Snow or Maybe Not, Who Knows?

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As you are reading this, it may be snowing, freezing rain may be falling, or nothing may be happening. The weather people say we have 100% chance of snow, which I have seen them do many times and then we get nothing. I have also seen them forecast an inch or two and we get 6. The first scenario happens way more often, though.

I dread freezing rain which equals ice accumulation. We’ve been through that before down here, and we lost power for three days as a result. I can’t even begin to tell you how stressful and problematic that is. But we will see what comes.

This week we made a yummy gluten-free focaccia bread thanks to Staci Troilo, who some of you may know. She was kind enough to send me the recipe. We had it with gluten-free gnocchi in a homemade cream sauce with sun dried tomatoes. So yummy!!! Staci is a writer and book blogger whose site you really need to visit and you can do so here.

I didn’t get any book mail, any ARCs from NetGalley, or any bargain eBooks, this week. It’s definitely a red-letter week, huh? Considering I have to read 3-4 books per week through the end of April, I have to say that I’m not complaining. I’ve been reading every spare minute I have to get everything read and reviewed by their publication dates. Now, I am starting to put my eye on May – August which already has some ARCs scheduled and I know I have more coming, but I still keep my eye out though with the thought that I would like to keep it to 1 or 2 ARCS per week. That way I can fit in my growing TBR of books that I have bought. Such a wonderful thought, but do I have the will power to pull it off?

Brookline Booksmith in Massachusetts offers many free virtual author events, and I have signed up for a number of them recently. The link to their events page is right here, and I will also give you the link to the specific events I have signed up for below:

Kate Elliott with S.A. Chakraborty: Servant Mage

Monday, January 17, 2022 – 07:00PM ET

Joanna Schaffhausen: Last Seen Alive

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 – 07:00PM ET

Laura Sebastian with Dana Schwartz: Castles in Their Bones

Tuesday, February 01, 2022 – 06:00PM ET

Dana Schwartz’s book Anatomy, A Love Story recently came out.

And, Random House invited me to this event:

I’m not sure if this is open to everyone or not. I couldn’t find information either way.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/random-house-book-club-january-happy-hour-tickets-225890252827?aff=NetGalley

We watched Eternals this week, which is now streaming on Disney+ as part of their normal subscription. We were a bit disappointed, though. I think, generally speaking, it just wasn’t real clear who was good and who was evil or if any of the Eternals were actually good. It felt like all of them were equal parts good and bad (except for maybe Circe), which just didn’t make for a Marvel movie that we were looking for or wanted. I did, however, enjoy the introduction to the Black Knight. He is very intriguing.

  • Monday, January 10: Book Review of Bad Luck Bridesmaid by Alison Rose Greenberg (Women’s Fiction masquerading as a RomCom 3.5 ⭐️’s)
  • Tuesday, January 11: Book Review of The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlaine (Historical Fiction/ Mystery 4.5 ⭐️’s)
  • Wednesday, January 12: WWW Wednesday
  • Thursday, January 13: Book Review of Anatomy, A Love Story by Dana Schwartz (Gothic Mystery/Romance 5 ⭐️’s)
  • Friday, January 14: Book Blogger Hop
  • Monday, January 17: Book Review of How to Love Your Neighbor by Sophie Sullivan (RomCom ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
  • Tuesday, January 18: Book Review of Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner (Psychological Thriller ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
  • Wednesday, January 19: WWW Wednesday
  • Thursday, January 20: Book Review of The Fields by Erin Young (Thriller ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
  • Friday, January 21: Book Blogger Hop

How was your week – bookish or otherwise?

32 Replies to “Sunday Post 61 | Let It Snow or Maybe Not, Who Knows?”

  1. My state in the south is under winter storm warning. I’ve seen anywhere from 3-7 inches. I’ll see when I wake up tomorrow!

    I’m kind of hoping for a snow day Monday even though my bills won’t like that.

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    1. I’m in NC – a bit north of Charlotte and they are calling for 4-8 inches but we will see. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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    1. There is definitely no room for me before April, I don’t know about you. Craziness but good craziness 🙂

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  2. Oooh congrats on being invited to the event – I completely agree with your thoughts on Eternals. It was good but definitely not my fav marvel movie. Have a great week!

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  3. Hope your weather is ok! I’ve seen reports here that say snow and then I get up in the morning and there’s nothing! It’s coldish here but the sun is out today although I had to scrape ice off my car this week a few times for the school run! ❤❤

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    1. That always happens- they say snow after midnight so I wake up in the morning thinking everything will be white and we get no snow. Lol. The weather hasn’t been as bad as they thought it would be. Early this morning the forecast had changed to all ice – 1-3 inches. But what we’ve actually had is a wintry mix all day. About 3 inches of snow, and I don’t think any significant ice. At least it doesn’t look like Narnia outside, so I’m thinking not much ice.

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  4. It’s started snowing here, about 1/2 hour ago. I know it will be awful ice by tomorrow. Praying no power outages. Our lines are buried in the neighborhood but our transformer seems to take a hit from a tree every time. Hope all goes well for you!

    Congrats for an ARC free week! Enjoy your reading, Tessa💜

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    1. I held off too but since it was available through a subscription we already had, I thought now is the time. Just to find out my instincts had been right about it all along. It kept my attention but left so many questions.

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  5. We got some snow and freezing rain yesterday. It does knock the power out sometimes, but I’m not complaining because snow is better than grass fires. We get those when it doesn’t snow.

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    1. We don’t get grass fires so I can totally see your point. I would love the ice if the power didn’t go out. It makes everything look like what I imagine Narnia looks like.

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  6. I remember living on the east coast and how all the weather forecasters would don sweaters for the snow that never came. Ha ha. I love the glistening ice, but only if it doesn’t cause problems. The focaccia bread looks amazing. Yum. Have a wonderful week and happy reading.

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    1. Ice makes outside your window look like Narnia, doesn’t it? I love that about it. Our outside is not looking like Narnia so I don’t think we got anything like the 1-3 inches they were calling for at one point. And Staci sent me a very yummy recipe. It went perfect with the gnocchi 😋

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  7. It has been bitterly cold here in the UK too, but only a sprinkling of snow, instead we’ve had a lot of ice and frost. 🥶 That gluten-free Italian feast sounds delicious! 😋 I hope you won’t have bad enough weather to take out your power and I am sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy The Eternals much – I haven’t seen it but I haven’t heard particularly good things from anyone who has! Take care, happy reading and good luck with your busy review schedule. 🙂

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    1. It’s so cold today! We still have power though, so yay! I don’t think we got enough of anything to disrupt our power. Nothing like what they were calling for – fortunately. 🤞that the power stays on. Have a wonderful week!

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  8. We watched Eternals in the theatre and had a lot of discussions about who is what. It was a fun watch. Can’t wait to see more of them! And yay on being invited to the RHBC event! Stay safe and have a good week ahead!

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    1. It definitely kept my focus and was entertaining. When it ended, we just had one of those, “huh” kind of responses. Lol. I think seeing them more will add some dimension to the characters. Have a great week!

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  9. Been binge watching Greys Anatomy, and spent a lot of it in tears. I am on series 11 and characters should stay away from cars and planes. My car’s lights at the back are not working, and it is probably an electrical fault (my son says). I’ve not been reading much, and should really get to writing more.

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    1. Those Grey’s Anatomy characters definitely need to stay away from transportation devices and the routes they use. For a long while it felt like every season ended with yet another tragedy. Hope you can get your car fixed soon and yes, you should be reading and writing!

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  10. That gluten-free bread looks so yummy! Freezing rain is the worst. I’d much rather get a foot of snow, than get freezing rain.

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    1. Exactly! Fortunately, we didn’t end up getting much ice and only a couple of inches of snow.

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  11. We were also supposed to get snow over the weekend, but got barely a dusting. From 18 years of living in SC, I know all about that ice. Hope you didn’t lose power. The Eternals is also on my list!

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    1. We got minimal ice, fortunately, and a couple of inches of snow. So not too bad! And, we haven’t lost power, which is most important ❤️

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