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The Sunday Post (3)

The Sunday Post is an original feature/meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead (description & feature by Kimba).

Last Week on LMB:

On last week’s Fiction Friday, I talked about reading F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. This past Tuesday, I also discussed my top 10 picks for books that I would love to see as either a TV series or a film version.

Fresh From the Stacks!

This week, I had a hodge-podge of books that captured my interest including tourist reads (being returned from summer vacations and stay-cations), people interested in the holidays (already?  It’s only September!) and embracing simplicity amid the chaos that comes with school back in session, the holidays approaching, or just any ol’ time of the year.

So here are this week’s picks folks!

meyer-celebration-of-simplicityA Celebration of Simplicity: Loving God & Enjoying Life by Joyce Meyer

Bestselling author Joyce Meyer introduces a new gift book series that combines her life-changing messages with a beautiful devotional format. In A Celebration of Simplicity, Joyce Meyer shares the secret to simplicity: “You must be willing to exchange trying for trusting. You must be willing to stop doing and start asking”. (GoodReads)

For a stay-cation in STL…

doyle_100-things100 Things To Do In St. Louis Before You Die by Amanda E. Doyle

Let’s face it: St. Louis is a big city, and life is short. Whether it’s moving some musts to the “done” column of your bucket list or finding fresh ways to spend your summer in the city, this handy compendium will make the most of your minutes. Bike the Riverfront Trail to the Chain of Rocks Bridge, sip a chocolate malt at Crown Candy Kitchen, hold your breath during the high-wire act at Circus Flora, or admire the architectural and design splendor of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ebsworth Park home: you just gotta do it! One hundred ways to connect with your town await. Special features include insider tips on getting the most from your stops and themed itineraries for the truly adventurous. (Amazon.com)

For a real vacation…

jones-tired-ofTired of London, Tired of Life: One Thing a Day to Do in London by Tom Jones

When author Tom Jones found himself doing the same things week in, week out while living in England’s treasured capital, he decided to heed Johnson’s words and seek out a thing to do each day in London to make him fall back in love with the city.

Here, in Tired of London, Tired of Life, Tom shares the fun, diverting and imaginative things that you can do to keep yourself amused in London. With seasonally appropriate suggestions for each day of the year, you can explore East London by canoe, search for Fagin’s lair in Clerkenwell, play petanque in Southwark, seek out Aphrodite in the British Museum on Valentine’s Day and enjoy a host of unusual ways to enjoy the capital. So grab your A-Z and start discovering a whole other side to this majestic city. (GoodReads)

For those people who insist on already prepping for Christmas…

mccosker-4-ingredients4 Ingredients Christmas: Recipes for a Simply Yummy Holiday by Kim McCosker

4 Ingredients Christmas is overflowing with simple but stylish Christmas recipes designed to impress your guests throughout the day. Create the illusion you have worked endlessly in your kitchen anticipating your guests’ arrival. (GoodReads)

Coming Soon on Pocketful of Prose:

  • 09/27 – I discuss Baz Luhrmann’s film take on The Great Gatsby

Best of the Blogosphere:

I hope you spend at least part of this weekend with your loved ones and get in some R&R&R – rest, relaxation and reading! 😉 From my family to yours, I wish you a rejuvenating Sunday and a blessed week!

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Lauren Miller is a Midwestern born writer with a passion for Jesus, the written word, and dogs. She has seventeen years of experience in the library field and reviews books for the Historical Novels Review (UK). Lauren is the Managing Web Editor and writer for The Scribe, a web publication of the St. Louis Writers Guild, where she also serves as their Director of Communications. She likes to spend her free time enjoying period films, discovering new reads, and being surrounded by other people’s pets. Lauren, her husband, and their wily Maine Coon (who isn’t quite a dog) live in Missouri. You can learn more about Lauren’s writing at LaurenJoanMiller.com.

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