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Sunday Post || Sunday Salon – Book Blog Nov 12

The Sunday Post is a blog news meme hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on your blog for the week ahead. The Sunday Salon is hosted by Readerbuzz and also gives readers and non-readers a chance to catch up with each other on their week!

Happy Sunday once again! I’m feeling the holiday spirit this weekend because we got our first snow of the season. Decided to do a winter vibe manicure and start a new holiday read! How are we feeling about these nails? ❄️ 💙

This has been a super slow week in my blog + reading in general for me. I’m helping with elder care for a family member and it’s very, very difficult. I don’t think most people my age are involved with the elder care process because usually their parents are doing that, but my mom is the only person in her family to take care of her aging parent and she needs help. I’m trying to do as much as I can with the decision making and transition process for my grandfather who is very dear to me. I’m an analyst by day so I built out some budgets with nice graphs for us all to look through together. Didn’t love the results, but it at least gave us a clear picture for what we need to do next.

This week’s books/movies/shows:

  • Watched No Exit last night which is based on a suspense/thriller novel. I haven’t read the book yet, but the movie was okay.
  • Almost finished watching the new Chucky series. I think we might have one more episode. The show has been okay so far, but nothing I would really highly recommend.
  • Finished The Last Housewife. I’m ready to review that one as soon as I find the time.
  • Finished Missing Dead Girls which was a NetGalley ARC. I’m going to wait closer to the release of the book to review that in my blog.
  • Got denied for two other NetGalley requests. I’ve now been denied for 4 and approved for only two. 😱 I think I’m probably requesting books that are too popular or too close to release date. Otherwise, I’m not sure what’s causing the denials because I have my profile filled out with all my socials + stats (which are pretty high, especially with my bookstagram account).
  • Started listening to The Holiday Trap which has a similar concept to the movie The Holiday (with Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, & Jack Black) except the book is a queer rom com. I’m really enjoying it so far. The characters are witty, sarcastic, and putting me in the spirit of the season already!

For anyone who may have missed them, here are my blog posts for the week. There weren’t many due to the aforementioned life situation.

Upcoming this week in my blog I’ll have:

  • The usual book memes (goodreads Monday, top ten Tuesday, www Wednesday, etc) as much as I can anyway
  • Review of The Last Housewife by Ashley Winstead

Question of the day: Do you have any favorite holiday books or movies?

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful week and you’ve got another ahead. Please feel free to reach out, comment, connect with my on other bookish socials any time! 💜


13 thoughts on “Sunday Post || Sunday Salon – Book Blog Nov 12

  1. I’m not much of a holiday reader/watcher. I do want to branch out and read some this year. I’m going to read IN A HOLIDAZE by Christina Lauren.

    I hope you get things figured out with your grandfather. Elder care is so hard to deal with.

    I love your nails. The colors are beautiful and they’re very festive. 😀

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    1. It’s definitely so difficult. With my grandfather he has days where he’s lucid and days where he’s confused the whole day and can’t properly take care of himself so it’s really hard to form a care plan when it’s so up and down like that. Sorry to hear that you dealt with something similar with your grandmother! ❤️


  2. My mom helped take care of her parents and my dad took care of his. My dad still takes care of himself and his wife very well, though he is 95. I was very inspired by the care my parents took of their parents. Good luck with helping your grandfather. Even though it can be very difficult, it can also be very rewarding.

    Your nails are beautiful, as always.

    I tend to forget about ebooks, so I avoid NetGalley. I am leaning away from reading and reviewing new books to focus a little more on older, well-written books.

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    1. That’s so great that your father is able to take care of himself and his wife at that age! That’s really impressive.

      I’ve started trying to read some books I’ve missed over the years instead of new releases too. Not necessarily classic books, but just books that have been popular over the last 5-10 years that I missed out on for whatever reason.


  3. I’m 70 and several of my friends are dealing with their parents in their late 80s or 90s and their dementia and health issues. It’s heartbreaking to listen to and SO time consuming and difficult for my friends. My parents and my husband’s parents have been gone a long time, so we are spared that level of care. It does make me think about how to plan for it when it falls to MY kids to take care of me. It’s terrifying! 😦 Hope you find some time to read and relax this week.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys


  4. Elder care is tough- it’s hard on the caregivers and also on the person because they don’t like slowing down or the stresses of aging either. Best wishes to you and your family going forward as you work things out…

    Ooh No Exit- I think I read that one by Taylor Adams? I keep forgetting they made a show.


  5. That’s wonderful your grandfather has you to help him. Taking care of elders can be stressful.
    I love your nails this week and hope you enjoy the holiday read. I was just surfing the apps again adding Christmasy movies to my to watch list lol. I like to rewatch my favs every year…The Spirit of Christmas, Four Christmases, Miracle on 34th Street, The Grinch and Christmas with the Kranks are just a few… 🙂


  6. That’s so wonderful that you are helping your mom with your grandfather. I sure they both appreciate it more than they could ever express. And I love your nails, especially the darker color with the sparkles 😍


  7. It must be tough helping out. It is such a difficult time when people get to that age – I lost both my Grandparents fairly recently (my gran last December and my Granddad in May).

    I don’t use Netgalley a lot (I have only requested two books and been given one via them for a Blog Tour so three in total), but I got rejected by a publisher that I go on Blog Tours with (through a company that organises Blog Tours for the publisher so it’s not direct, but my reviews are sent through to them) because my review rate was not at 60% on Netgalley. The reason that it was not at 60% was that I had only requested one book at the time (my first ever requesting) and I hadn’t read it as the review wasn’t due for another 3ish weeks!

    How exciting that you got snow! It is still quite warm here in the UK.

    Have a great week!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
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