The Sunday Post #88

Posted January 1, 2023 by elzaread in The Sunday Post / 31 Comments

Greetings you guys! Happy New Year! We wish you all the best books, lower than ever book prices and hours of reading time in 2023.

How have you all been doing? Enjoying your Christmas break? Mommy and Daddy are still enjoying their island holiday. She does send messages every day and I don’t think they do much more than sleeping, swimming, exploring and just relaxing. That’s what holidays are made for so I am going to keep my quirky comments for myself for once.

She hasn’t been reading as much as anticipated during the first week of their holidays, not to mention blogging. She hasn’t even opened her laptop! Apparently she is sitting in the dining room of their holiday place watching the rain and quickly checking in with all of you now. Not that I think it will last long before she will go and sit outside and enjoy the cool, rainy breeze. It’s hot in Mauritius!

No new books for Christmas (that was actually a direct request) and she won’t dare buying books on Amazon without consulting me. But last night, yes on New Years Eve, she and Daddy quickly went to the supermarket to go and buy champagne, when she stumbled upon this little jewel.

It does carry my approval. As long as she doesn’t read it before she gets home next weekend.

Mommy did plan on catching up with all her outstanding review books this holiday, but she didn’t get very far with that either. But she still has a week of holidays, let’s see how far she gets….. These are the ones she did read over the last two weeks:

Oh and she did finish The Duchess as well. That was a really good read!

Okay, the cool rainy breeze is calling and she is now going to go and sit outside and sip a G&T. We hope you are all having a wonderful New Years Day and spending it with your loved ones.

We PROMISE to be online a bit more this week. Remember to stop by our lovely Sunday Hosts and share your link to the links provided. Our hosts:  Debbie @ Readerbuzz with The Sunday Salon, Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer with The Sunday Post and Marlene @ Reading Reality with Stacking the Shelves.

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31 responses to “The Sunday Post #88

  1. Chinese Whiskers looks pretty awesome — almost as awesome as the pics of your island adventure. 🙂 Wish you a very happy new year 2023, with lots of great books, great watches and great (and safe) travels! *hugs*

  2. I’m so glad you’re relaxing on your vacation and truly taking a break! I think Elza has pretty high standards because it looks like you’ve gotten a decent amount of reading done. I’m hit or miss on vacation. Either I fly through tons of books or I don’t even finish one. Happy New Year and maybe this is the year that Elza and Anna will become friends! And Rover and Comet!

  3. Looks like you’re having a fabulous time! I’ve never traveled over Christmas – I wonder if that’s something we should consider now that the kids are grown and gone. Hmmmmm. I do read a lot on vacation partly because I’m up earlier and later than my hubby and so I have those quiet hours to read. His idea of vacation is LOTS of laying around snoozing & sleeping. Mine is the opposite – you can nap & rest at home! I want to see stuff. Luckily we’ve worked out travel compromises. 🙂
    Here’s wishing you a fabulous 2023 and all the good books you can read!
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

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    • Dearest Terrie!

      My In-Laws were here as well, so there really wasn’t time for reading and blogging! Everyone takes an afternoon nap and I then try to squeeze some reading in. But mostly I just fall asleep as well! LOL!!

      I’ve been reading a bit more the last 2 days, but there’s so much to see and do, my husband constantly wants to head in different directions. That is also fun yes!

      Thanks for the visit and I hope you will get to travel a lot this year!

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    • Hi Lisa!

      Beach Read was a lovely read, but no – I don’t think it’s exclusively for the beach. The title is rather misleading! I think the aim was for the two writers to write a book that can eventually be read on the beach.

      Happy New Year Lisa! I hope it will be a wonderful year for you.

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  4. What a beautiful place to spend time in! I can see why you haven’t been posting, Mareli! I look forward to your return to blogging, hopefully next week.

    And to celebrate the new year…
    Here’s a bit from a lovely old (1850!) poem:

    “Ring out the old, ring in the new,
    Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
    The year is going, let him go;
    Ring out the false, ring in the true…

    Ring out a slowly dying cause,
    And ancient forms of party strife;
    Ring in the nobler modes of life,
    With sweeter manners, purer laws…

    Ring out false pride in place and blood,
    The civic slander and the spite;
    Ring in the love of truth and right,
    Ring in the common love of good.”

    And a toast: Here’s to a year of wonderful reads and small joys!

    Deb Nance at Readerbuzz recently posted: The First Book of 2023 + One Word for 2023
    • Hi Debbie!

      My In-Laws were here until Wednesday as well, so there wasn’t a lot of time for reading and no time for blogging. I am sitting with my diary now and trying to schedule January a bit. We will be back home today in a week’s time and I just know I’m going to hit the ground running at school. But that’s okay too!

      Aaah that is such a lovely poem. Thank you for sharing…!

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  5. Happy New Year! It looks gorgeous there!!!

    I hope you have a great rest of your vacation! And that Elza and the mutt (sorry Elzs!!!) behave hahahaha. I do want to get Hunting PArty. 🙂

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    • Thanks Greg!

      We are having a really lovely time yes, it was just the rest we needed after a rough couple of years.

      I have no idea if my Christmas tree is still standing. I think so….

      Hope it will be a good year for you!

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