Sunday Post – 20 May 2018 @kimbacaffeinate @Tynga @readingreality

Posted May 20, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 17 Comments

 

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly  @ 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.

I thought I would talk about how I am organizing our posts.  At The Book Nympho, we mostly posted M-F although we sometimes did some extra reviews on the weekend.  I started in this style. Now with Melanie and Robin going from once a month to once a week, I’m changing it up.  It will take us the next few months to get this all moved around. Generally, this is the schedule.

  • Sunday –  The Sunday post (if I  manage it)
  • Monday – Robin
  • Tuesday – Me
  • Wednesday – Melanie
  • Thursday – Me,  including the Thrifty Thursday Meme
  • Friday – Here will be lots of things. KC will post a review once a month, we have our Friends on Friday guest posts from blogger friends, ICYMI (my reviews from Yummy Men & Kick Ass Chicks), next year our Read-along will be here, and just extra reviews
  • Saturday – The second Saturday is for the Series on Saturday Meme where I list my top 6 series in a genre, have a vote and giveaway a digital copy of the first book in the winning series. May, it is Paranormal Romance . I also post extra reviews like ones of library books, and challenge updates.

The Friends on Friday post is where I have other bloggers write a review. I set it all up with their info in the “author” box.  Then they post it on Goodreads or on their own blog the following week.  I came up with this when I thought I might be short on content (that’s not happening) but also because friends and books are the reasons to blog.  I have an opening for June 22nd if any blogger wants to be my guest.

I post primarily reviews, discussion posts and challenge updates on the blog. On the Facebook page,  all the blog posts are there plus funny book memes, news, freebies and cover reveals.  The reviews are also posted  to the reviewers’ Goodreads.

The Alpha Showdown will be starting soon at The Vampire Book Club.  I’m championing Jane Yellowrock. Robin is championing Curran and Melanie is the Champion for Charles Cornick.  I plan to vote for all three!

Personally, we tried more gluten-free recipes and went out to eat at a restaurant for the first time. I think my daughter is worried about never getting anything good like sweets or pizza.  So the previous week I made both cookie and muffins with gluten-free flour and this week we went to a pizza restaurant where they are known for doing gluten-free.

Six times over the last fifteen years, I have cut and donated 10 inches of my hair. I did it this week. It’s a little too short this time; she took more inches. I can braid it, barely. But it will grow and it’s for a good cause.

 

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality.   Here are the exciting ARCs I received this past week.

            

Deep Cover                                    Her Last Word                                 

 

 

These are the ones I had to have. I often don’t buy things until I have tried them at the library. I try not to purchase too many since I am always reading new things and may not get back to them.I  have somewhat of a Audible daily deal addiction, since sometimes I can’t get things at the library on audio.

Cocktales                                                                                

 

 

Now the really scary one. This is all the Kindle and Audible freebies I grabbed this past week. You can see why I need to do Thrifty Thursday to be sure I read a few at least one each month.

                                                

       

 

The Quantum Thief is a Tor book club freebie. Anyone can join I think. I have gotten many great books this way, one a month, often first books of series. I got All Systems Red by Martha Wells, and The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson, and Leviathan Wakes by James SA Corey and many others over the last year.

The Annie Oakley audio is the monthly freebie from Tantor audio.  The last two Jenn Bennett audios are from a Twitter giveaway by the author. Lucky me!

I’m not including things like reviews posted or upcoming as they are always in the right sidebar. And, my challenge status is also there.

If you like this and want to see me do the Sunday post, as often as I can manage, leave me a comment and let me know. I work odd hours with no access to phone or Internet so sometimes I’m not around to approve comments right away. I do work today.

Anne

 

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Posted May 20, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 17 Comments


17 responses to “Sunday Post – 20 May 2018

  1. That’s great you made some sweets for your daughter to try out. I also graved Against the Ropes for free. I’ve had that author and series on my TBR to try. ^_^ You picked up a lot a great books. I hope you enjoy. Happy Reading!

    • yes I want her to feel like she will till have some treats. There are just always so many good things available. Against the Ropes is the first one and I won the 4th one in the series in the publishers’ giveaway this year. You always have great deals on your posts.

    • Thanks Michelle. I asked Melanie and Robin and KC and they have been with me since the beginning. At first it was just once a month, but then when Rabid Reads closed Melanie began once a week. Robin had never blogged before and has found she likes it so she also is going to once a week. It does ease me up from having to do posts at least 3 times a week. They are great friends and it is exciting.

  2. carolesrandomlife

    I am glad you are finding your way with gluten free. It has taken us a lot of years but we have it down at this point. If you need some recipe suggestions, Gluten Free on a Shoestring has well written recipes for just about anything you want to cook.

    It can be a challenge to get a blog schedule really worked out. I could (and have) posted every day but have found that I really need a day off or I get crabby about it. You have a great team blogging here 🙂 Have a great week and enjoy all of your new books!

    • Thanks for the suggestions on recipes. I am first just changing up existing recipes we already use but we will try new things as well. I do have an amazing team; I love them. Thanks for visiting. I just got home for work so I’ll be checking out other posts tonight and tomorrow.

  3. Sophia Rose

    Very nice for you that you’re getting something of a schedule going for your blog. Looks good, Anne!
    Neat that you’re finding ways to go gluten-free and still have some treats now and then. We found a diner out on our travels in Utah that had a mostly gluten free menu (diner food, LOL).

    I have the same trouble snagging more freebies and the occasional Audible deals than I have time for. The Annie Oakley book looked good to me and I remember enjoying that Jenn Bennett series.

    Have a good week, Anne!

    • I have to be organized or I’d go crazy. I plan way in advance I have some posts planned out to 2019. I have written and scheduled all my ICYMI posts for 2018 already. At the beginning of a month I go created all the shells for posts so I only have to add in the review. I wait on some if I’m not sure I’ll get the review copy or something. But I have the shells done through July right now. I’m sort of switching it up to creating the shell when I get in the review copy.

      I’m so lucky and grateful to have the team I have. Melanie and Robin are great. Right now I’m adjusting to not doing as many reviews a week, so I have to cut back on my requests a bit cuz I want everything.

      I think eating out will be a challenge when we travel. Fortunately I am a huge planner. I look up restaurants on yelp and plan places I might want to eat. I look up where the gas stations are I want to stop at on trips. I do lots of planning and research for trips, even before the GF deal. So it’s nothing new. I don’t have to follow my plans but I want to know all my options. That way if there’s a problem with one thing I have other ideas all set. (Sort of the same if I’m not in the mood for one book, I have another instead.)

  4. It’s so awesome that you donate your hair! Hopefully it will grow to a more comfortable length quickly! I’m not familiar with any of your new titles, but I hope you love them all. Happy reading!

    • Thanks. It does grow quickly and it’s kind of fun having it a bit shorter when it’s warmer weather. Thank you for stopping by.

  5. Yay. I wanted to try Bittersweet and just grabbed it for free, so thanks! I m glad you are taking steps to hel your daughter find a way to enjoy gluten free. I know you can find oodles of things in the heath departments frozen section even donuts..lol Looking forward ot all the reviews, memes etc.

    • Yay. I have so many freebies, often the first book in series by well known authors like Bittersweet is. She is feeling better so I think the GF will be very worth it. She already found GF donuts at the grocery store and enjoyed them!

  6. Literary Feline

    I think it’s awesome that you donate your hair. I am glad you are proving to your daughter you can enjoy food still, even on a gluten free diet. 🙂 It’ll make things much easier, I am sure. Deep Cover and Her Last Word both sound so good! I hope you enjoy them.

    I am sorry for getting to your blog so late. I have been crazy busy. My blog time has suffered as a result. I am sure you can understand. We all go through it, don’t we? Have a wonderful week!

    • Thank you for visiting. I’m behind this week and hope to visit some Sunday posts tonight after work and tomorrow. I worked Sunday and yesterday was not good. I’ve already listened and reviewed He Last Word – it’s my post today.

    • Retirement. It’s my plan for retirement when I can’t move around as much. Hopefully I can still listen to audiobooks while I sew or knit.

  7. I’ve donated my hair before. It’s probably long enough that I could do it again, but there are highlights in it right now. I’d have to find a place that takes colored hair. Have a great week.