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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Stacking The Shelves #140 & Sunday Post #104

I am combining two great blog hops:  Stacking The Shelves (a Saturday feature by Team Tynga's Reviews), and Sunday Post (a Sunday feature by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer).  Both of these features give people a chance to post about what books they received and also an opportunity to catch a glimpse of what others are excited about.  I really enjoy seeing everyone's version of these features!   All book covers are linked to Goodreads, if you want to check them out.  If you enjoy my blog, please consider following me via Bloglovin, Networked Blogs, GFC, or by email subscription.  If you leave a comment and tell me you are a new follower, I will follow you back! 

On The Blog:

Monday:  Book Review: Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake

In Real Life:

With Halloween this week, I have barely had time to prepare for NaNoWriMo.  I think I will still participate, but I am not going to worry about rigid timelines.

Although my children are too old to go trick-or-treating, we did carve pumpkins and decorated the house.  We even made caramel apples.

The day after, we set up a memorial for our relatives who have passed away. In Spanish, this is called an ofrenda.  If you've seen the movie, Coco, then you may understand.  While I have a Mexican heritage, we didn't do this growing up.  I do have strong memories of my grandma with a small alter in her bedroom that contained prayer candles, religious cards, and rosaries. 

Our first Ofrenda!

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  1. I didn't get the decorating done this year. First time that I remember that happening. The Ofrenda sounds like a wonderful memorial. Have a lovely weekend and good luck with NaNo.

  2. What a wonderful memorial and great traditioan. I love candy apples and those candy apple pops are a pretty good substitute.

  3. You got some great looking new books! Enjoy them! Anne - Books of My Heart

  4. I didn't get around to having caramel apples this year, and I'm happy you guys carved pumpkins! I always get freaked out about the mess it makes, but I've always enjoyed it.

    And beautiful ofrenda Ardis!


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