Sunday News #45

Sunday Post and Sunday Salon are blog news memes hosted at Caffeinated Reviewer and Reader Buzz, respectively. It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, and showcase books and other things.

I’m feeling excited because I’m FINALLY done with my blog redesign that I started back in September. I’ve had most of it done for a while. I just needed to update my images to match and I had a lot of them to do. I’m feeling really happy with how it all looks.


I had a really good blogging week. I still have a couple of year end posts scheduled to drop this coming week. Here’s what I posted this week:


I started reading THE HUNDREDTH QUEEN by Emily R King. I’m also still listening to the ECLIPSE audiobook and I’m about halfway through now.


I’ve been listening to a few new-to-me K-pop songs that my friend Suey (It’s All About Books) introduced me to. My favorite’s “ILLELLA” by Mamamoo.


Corey and I are still making progress with DEXTER. We made it through season 3 and started season 4. I’m still enjoying it a lot. It’s getting even more compelling than it already was.


I love getting ready for school. I’m anticipating the first day of classes, which is next Monday (January 9). I have all my books ordered. I just need to wait for them to ship. My university doesn’t have a physical bookstore anymore so all book buying’s done online. It’s really convenient AND you have to do it ahead of time so everything arrives by the start of the new semester.


I want to wish everyone a happy new year! I hope 2023 is a great year for us all!


I need to contact my doctor again. Friday morning was my last dose of steroids and my hives are already back.

How was your week? Anything exciting happen?

About Jenni Elyse

Hi, I'm Jenni. I’m an eclectic reader. I mostly read fiction and I favor fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers, and romance. The more kissing in a book the better!
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52 replies
  1. Mark
    Mark says:

    Congrats on finishing the redesign. It always feels great to have things the way you want them, doesn’t it?

  2. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    Deb Nance at Readerbuzz says:

    Congratulations on completing your blog redesign. Your blog looks lovely.

    I hope school will be delightful for you this year.

    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!

  3. Margaret
    Margaret says:

    Congratulations on your blog re-design; I wouldn’t have a clue how to do such a thing. I’m glad that things are going well minus the hives. Argghhh! Happy New Year, Jenni!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Margaret! 😀 I’ve been building websites since 1997 so I’ve had a lot of practice. Most people hire someone who can do it for them, though. I’m not sure how to manipulate LiveJournal as I’ve never used it.

  4. Meezan
    Meezan says:

    I hope you feel better soon. I might need to put In a Holidaze on my TBR. Or have I already? I can’t remember. Lol. I know I’ve seen several people mention it. Have a great week and a Happy New Year! 🙂

  5. Nicci @ The Lady Never
    Nicci @ The Lady Never says:

    I’m still updating all my blog images from my re-design last May! I keep pecking away at it but it never seems to end, lol. Your blog is looking lovely!

    Happy New Year and good luck with the new semester.

  6. Cindy Davis
    Cindy Davis says:

    Yay for getting your blog design finished! I need to do mine but have no idea when I will actually get around to it. So sorry about the hives!!! Happy New Year!!

  7. Louise Hallett
    Louise Hallett says:

    Your new graphics are stunning and the website looks truly amazing. I decided not to do my usual round-up posts this year but have enjoyed visiting blogs and seeing other people’s. Have a wonderful 2023.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thank you, Louise! 😀 I totally get not doing the round-up posts. I like the Sunday News one because it helps me remember what happened during the year. 😀

  8. Literary Feline
    Literary Feline says:

    I love the look of your blog. My daughter is really into K-Pop and so her dad and I have gotten into it too. I enjoyed the song you shared with us! I hope you have a great first week of school next week! Have a Happy New Year!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thank you so much! 😀 That’s awesome that you and your husband have gotten into K-pop because of your daughter. Corey likes some groups, but he’s not really into K-pop for the most part.

  9. Bookworm
    Bookworm says:

    Good luck with school next week. I love the new blog look, especially the yarn! I hope the hives go away. Happy reading this week!

  10. Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog says:

    I do like a good blog update. I need to move my pages around, and to add new ones, but that is a work in progress (I obviously only do it once a year so I can’t honestly remember how to do it!!)

    I hope your hives get better soon.

    Have a good week and enjoy school!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Emily! 😀 I get it. It is a work in progress. I work on my blog so much and so often that I don’t have trouble remembering how to do things, lol. If you need help, I’d be happy to help you.

  11. Karen
    Karen says:

    Happy New Year Jenni!

    I noticed the new font – it’s very funky and adorable, as are the graphics.

    I’m having an unexplained hive issue as well and it seems like no one has any clue why or what to do other than steroids. Mine has not reached the stage of needing oral steroids though. That must be super frustrating.

    Karen @For What It’s Worth

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Karen! 😀 Happy New Year to you too! Thanks! The font is one of my favorite things about the change.

      I’m sorry you’re having an unexplained hive issue too. I’m going to the dermatologist this week to do a skin biopsy on one of my hives to see if they can figure out what’s going on. 😒 I hope you get yours sorted out and that you don’t have to start taking oral steroids. 💜

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