Sunday, November 20, 2022

Recent Updates and Currently Reading | November 20

We are heading into the time of year where I reset. I always take the week of Thanksgiving off, and I get holiday time off for Christmas/New Years. I get to spend a lot of time reading and just enjoying books, and I always go into the new year feeling like it will be THE YEAR that I stay on top of my TBR (lol). That never happens, but I do enjoy this time of year and January.

Our Thanksgiving plans are a little bit up in the air for this week. We usually host at our house, but we have family with COVID so it may just be us for Thanksgiving. It's like we are still living in lockdown. 

I have a very important question - what is your favorite thing to eat on Thanksgiving? I was planning to make some mulled wine for the first time this year, but I think that may be a bit much without guests!

Posted Last Week

The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Book Review | The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
⭐⭐⭐★ ★ - Go check out this review for my thoughts.

Finished Reading

One Piece, Volume 6 by Eiichiro Oda

One Piece, Volume 6 by Eiichiro Oda ⭐⭐⭐★ ★ - Well, damn. I read this twice. I was reading One Piece digitally from my library, and I thought I was in the middle of volume 6 when my time ran out. I found out my library has print copies (YAY!) so I started this one over from the beginning. Turns out I had actually read the whole thing and left off in volume 7!

Currently Reading

These Fleeting Shadows by Kate Alice Marshall Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher One Piece, Volume 7 by Eiichiro Oda

These Fleeting Shadows by Kate Alice Marshall - We have a big buddy read going on the Horror Spotlight discord for These Fleeting Shadows. I love Kate Alice Marshall's books, and I'm enjoying this one.

Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher - I'm also listening to Nettle & Bone. I'm about 40% in. I will probably finish this one today after These Fleeting Shadows.

One Piece, Volume 7 by Eiichiro Oda - Character backstories are going to be my favorite volumes in One Piece. I loved Usopp's backstory in a previous volume, and this backstory of Red Shoes Zeff and Sanji has me shook!

Currently Watching

Ghosts of Christmas Always by A Cozy Christmas Inn by

Ghosts of Christmas Always - I really enjoyed this one! It's a twist on Dicken's 3 ghosts, and I loved it.

A Cozy Christmas Inn - This one was fine. It was your typical Hallmark head-back-to-your-past Christmas movie, and I'm already forgetting how it ended. In love I assume.

This post is being shared as part of The Sunday Salon at Readerbuzz, Book Date’s It's Monday! What Are You Reading? and Caffeinated Book Reviewer's The Sunday Post.


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  1. I love this time of year too. It's great for just relaxing, reading, especially if the weather is bad (which it often is, here anyways).

    LEt's see - favorite thing on Thanksgiving. I'd have to saythe stuffing might be my favorite these days? Although the turkey itself is a close second. :)

    I say go for the mulled wine, guests or not lol. Seriously though- have an awesome Thanksgiving!

    1. You are just the enabling that I need right now, Greg lol Thank you!

  2. Sorry to hear that COVID has got some of your people down. Dang that COVID!!!!

    As long as I have a plate of stuffing/dressing slathered with gravy in front of me, I'm good.

    Reading and relaxing at this time of the year is the best!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Well, that's a shame your loved ones are ill. I hope they are experiencing mild symptoms of the virus. This is such a food holiday, so I put my daughter in charge of making some interesting stuff. Who knows what delights she has in store for me this year.

    1. Oooh, that's awesome. I hope you guys have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  4. I always make creamed corn because my daughter loves that. I like the yeast rolls my Grandma used to make. I have never learned to make them though. We are staying home with just us. I look forward to the quieter time.

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  5. I love stuffing with turkey and gravy. That's all I really need for Thanksgiving. ;D Enjoy your week!

  6. I love pumpkin pie. I'm not supposed to eat it now but I'll probably just have a small piece and shoot up a little extra insulin. LOL

  7. I do feel like I'm about to be given another chance at everything as the new year approaches. I always start working on resolutions early and I love to begin to plan out my next year's reading.

    I am sorry to hear about sick family members. My favorite Thanksgiving food are hot rolls. It's not Thanksgiving without them.

  8. Every year I make plans to reduce my TBR, and every year it grows. :) Sorry your family is sick, but I hope you have a good Thanksgiving anyway. My favorite food is pie. I usually buy two. One is pumpkin and the other is chocolate.

  9. I cast my vote for stuffing! I'm sorry Covid is affecting your holiday plans. This is a peak reading time of the year for me too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  10. Hmm, I think my favorite Thanksgiving dish is Southern cornbread dressing. It reminds me of my childhood. Sorry to hear about your sick relatives. I just got over a mild case myself. Hope you're enjoying your week off! Here's my update post.

  11. This time of the year is busy, but I love it! Everywhere I go I just like to soak in the holiday atmosphere. I would say Turkey is of course my favorite go-to for Thanksgiving food, but of course I also like to load my plate up with mashed potatoes. Very traditional :)


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