#SundayPost: Chilly days and fuzzy socks

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ 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 our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post

Not much going on personally except the chilly Fall temperatures are here. I find if my feet are warm, I’m generally warm, so it’s time to get out the warm, fuzzy socks.

Planning to make roast duck for the first time next week. That should be an adventure. Anyone with experience roasting duck please feel free to give me some tips in the comments below.

I haven’t decided on dessert yet. What are y’all having?


On Tuesday I participated in #Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Moments in Books

On Wednesday I participated in Blog Tour and Book Blast: Silhouette by Paul Swingle

On Thursday I did a review of The Highlander’s Holiday Wife

On Friday I participated in #Book Blogger Hop: Do you write long or short reviews? I also announced I’m willing to make Black Friday sales posts. If any authors are planning on doing Black Friday sales, I am happy to provide a spotlight with sales information and buy links.

On Saturday I reviewed a book for Indie Weekend: Murder on the Underground Railroad. There is also a great guest post from the author.

On Sunday, besides this Sunday post, I participated in a book tour for the four books in The Goswell Quartet by Kate Hewlitt. Blog Tour, Book Review, and Spotlights: The Goswell Quartet


On Monday I plan to review the audiobook of The Ingenue by Rachel Kapelke-Dale.

On Tuesday I will participate in Top Ten Tuesday if time permits.

On Wednesday and Friday I will post Black Friday sales spotlights, so if you are putting your book on sale, let me know at bonniereadsandwrites@gmail.com.

On Friday I will participate in Book Blogger Hop if time permits.

The rest of the week I will post some reviews, in between cooking and reading!


A haunting, epic novel about betrayal, revenge, and redemption that follows three generations of Russian women, from the 1917 revolution to the last days of the Soviet Union, and the enduring love story at the center.

In a faraway kingdom, in a long-ago land…

…a young girl lived happily in Moscow with her family: a sister, a father, and an eccentric mother who liked to tell fairy tales and collect porcelain dolls. 

One summer night, everything changed, and all that remained of that family were the girl and her mother.

Now, a decade later and studying at Oxford University, Rosie has an English name, a loving fiancé, and a promising future, but all she wants is to understand–and bury–the past. After her mother dies, Rosie returns to Russia, armed with little more than her mother’s strange folklore–and a single key.

What she uncovers is a devastating family history that spans the 1917 Revolution, the siege of Leningrad, Stalin’s purges, and beyond.

–I received both an ebook and an absolutely stunning print copy of this book. I don’t keep all the print copies but I’m keeping this one. Gorgeous cover.


Ever since business mogul Clive Reynolds disappeared twenty years ago, the name “Reynolds” has become synonymous with “murder” and “mystery.” And now, lured by a cryptic note, down-on-her-luck photographer Morgan Mori returns home to Black Harbor and into the web of their family secrets and double lives. The same night she photographs the Reynolds holiday get-together, Morgan becomes witness to a homicide of a cop that triggers the discovery of a long-buried clue.

This could finally be the thing to crack open the chilling cold case, and Investigator Ryan Hudson has a chance to prove himself as lead detective. If only he could stop letting his need to solve his partner’s recent murder distract him. But as Morgan exposes her own dark demons, could her sordid history be the key to unlocking more than one mystery?


On the surface, Emerson, Massachusetts, is just like any other affluent New England suburb. But when a young woman is found dead in the nicest part of town, the powerful neighbors close ranks to keep their families safe. In this searing novel, Eden Perry’s death kicks off an investigation into the three teenagers who were partying with her that night, each a suspect. Hannah, a sweet girl with an unstable history. Jack, the popular kid with a mean streak. Christopher, an outsider desperate to fit in. Their parents, each with motivations of their own, only complicate the picture: they will do anything to protect their children, even at the others’ expense.

With a brilliantly woven, intricately crafted plot that gathers momentum on every page, this is superb storytelling told in terse prose—a dynamic read that is both intensely gripping and deeply affecting.


27 thoughts on “#SundayPost: Chilly days and fuzzy socks”

  1. I’ve got my fuzzy socks on – wind chills near zero degrees here, although we lucked out by just missing the 4-6 feet of snow Buffalo got. I’ve only had roasted duck once, in a restaurant once. It was delicious, but no idea how to make it. As for dessert – great cook, lousy baker here. We get apple pies from a small apple farm market nearby – yum. Enjoy!

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  2. I agree about the socks. It’s cold enough to get out my handknit wool ones today. Today was a 15 degree temperature drop but it will warm back up the rest of the week. Sounds like you have a busy plan. We’re staying home and keeping it low key with a few favorites. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

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  3. For the duck I recommend watching this video of the Cooking Pros, Jacques Pepin and Julia Child. Looks like you’re supposed to roast it for 30 minutes and then, while still quite raw, cut it up to finish roasting, otherwise the breast will get done too soon and dry out. Here’s a link! https://www.google.com/search?q=jaque+pepin+roast+duck&rlz=1CAXGER_enUS831US831&oq=jaque+pepin+roast+duck&aqs=chrome..69i57j0i22i30.6253j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#kpvalbx=_98N6Y-fjL-OrqtsPtfud4AE_27

    I’m sad because my warmest fuzzy socks are in the dirty clothes basket.

    Happy Thanksgiving and keep us posted on the duck! Will there be a cherry sauce with it?

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  4. We’re having a pumpkin pie with a gluten free crust and the brownie cheesecake recipe in the Paul Hollywood cookbook made in a gluten free way. We’re finally attempting a Paul Hollywood recipe! Hope the duck turns out well. I haven’t had it since I was a kid, so I don’t know anything about cooking it.

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