Sunday Post – 27 May 2018 @kimbacaffeinate @Tynga @readingreality

Posted May 27, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 32 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.

So many posts and discussions about privacy policy and data protection. I have been lax in creating my privacy policy, but with the help of reading a lot, and more help from Kimberly. I have published my policy.  It is no change from what I did before. I did deactivate a few plugins I’m not even using.  I still need to work on a review policy and probably a giveaway policy.

I will have a post later today for my COYER challenge signup. This is an amazing group of readers. Here is the COYER page. There is also a Facebook group which is always helpful even when the challenge isn’t happening.

The Alpha Showdown will be starting May 29th 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,  I worked every other day this week and on the day I was not working, I felt exhausted. I actually fell asleep sitting up at my computer and missed about 30 minutes of my audiobook!

I didn’t accomplish much until Friday.  I did a bunch of cleaning, emails, laundry, regular stuff. I also made my homemade raspberry jam because we had none left. I prepared a bunch of gluten-free recipes for dinner. Then I tried one out for a protein bar sort of thing I want to use as a breakfast bar to replace Clif builder bars. I like lots of nuts / seeds in mine, which isn’t really anything like a Clif builder bar. It’s more like ones they have at Cosi in NYC or at Whole Foods. I liked them but they don’t have enough dried fruit in them. I’m trying another recipe on Saturday. It has peanut butter so how can it not be better?

Also, on Saturday, an entire week later, I’m getting back to some comments and visiting some blogs.  It should be faster this week, I hope, as I don’t have to work. I was supposed to go on a Harley trip to Rolling Thunder but my daughter needs my support right now. I don’t mind. I’ll ride another time. I’m looking forward to reading, cooking, getting a few things ahead on the blog, planning my strategy for COYER. I also need to continue with my sort/ throw / donate project.  As well as continuing my convert it to digital project, for our home VHS movies of my daughter as a baby. I’d like to get to the farmer’s market later in the week.  I got some fresh strawberries and peaches at a farm stand when I was out to do an errand today.


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


I Flippin Love You                                    Darkest Night                         Licks 

Legend Has It



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.

Audible had their summer 2-1 sale this week.  I am collecting the entire Robin Hobb series and didn’t have this one. Robin (our Robin) gave me the scoop on Elantris and I decided to get it for my other one.



Fool’s Assassin                                                    Elantris                                                                            

The Mistake


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.




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.



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Posted May 27, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 32 Comments

32 responses to “Sunday Post – 27 May 2018

    • Thanks for visiting as always. You went on vacation so you need to have time off also. It may not seem like it as I get so many books from so many genres but I’m really very selective these days. I hope you will have the best holiday weekend!

  1. carolesrandomlife

    You had a lot more restraint than I did for the audible sale. I think I used 3 credits and got 6 books so I am happy. Another jelly/jam maker! Nothing tastes as good as homemade 🙂 I hope your search for the perfect receipe is a success and peanut butter is always a win 🙂 Have a great week!

    • There’s nothing like homeade! I grew up in rural Iowa and I was in 4-H for 10 years. The new recipes is much better. I don’t really like the oats in it; I’d rather have just more nuts and seeds but it is good. You have a great week also.

  2. Ooh, you had a busy week, and I started to drool just a little when you mentioned the raspberry jam.

    That whole Data Protection thing certainly stirred things up in the blogging community!

    Enjoy your books…I am curious about The Mistake.

    Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.

    • It was an audible daily deal. It’s romantic suspense with good reviews which wasn’t available at any of my libraries. What’s a girl going to do? Thanks for stopping by.

    • When I am not working I tend to be SO bad, staying up reading all hours. Even if I am working sometimes, the reading time to relax and be alone is more precious than sleep.

  3. It sounds like you had a busy week! I kind of snickered at you falling asleep while listening to an audiobook. It happened to me once. LOL.

    I, too, am becoming selective with books. I just don’t go out and accept ARCs willy nilly anymore.

    Hope you have a great week!

    • IKR I can’t believe I fell asleep and I was SITTING up in an uncomfortable chair. ??? I really try to be selective, especially now with freebies. I used to just get anything which sounded interesting.. Now I look at the ratings and reviews on Goodreads. Some of the best freebies are the first books in a series from a known author, or even a new author you want to try. Have a great reading week!

  4. Yvonne

    Your books look so good. Those Kindle freebies are dangerous, but I’m always getting a new bunch every week. Now to find the time to read them. Hope you have a great week!

    • My favorite freebies are the authors I already read like Erin Nicholas and Rachel Vincent. It’s nice to get first in a new series or novellas from them as freebies.

  5. I haven’t done COYER in a while… I should this time around. And hope you’re having a good Memorial day weekend, even if you’re not riding.

    the privacy thing was a headache this week. 🙁

    I still need to read Fool’s Assassin. .. I do generally like Robin Hobbs’ stuff, especially her Fitz books.

    • I LOVE COYER. It’s such a great group of people. I don’t have to do much to read books for it; I’m reading anyway. But some of it is fun. And we all can use a reminder now and then to read things on the back of our shelves we always meant to read. I sat down Saturday night and organized it all for the summer and it feels great! Now having a plan doesn’t mean I will follow it – seriously? – but it gives me time to think though all the options, reflect on priorities and an idea of what I really want. That way I can set off towards my goal and if I need to make adjustments along the way I already know my options. Knowledge is power.

  6. All the GDPR stuff has been such a chore, but I’m confident my site is compliant now and can finally relax! Sounds like you had a really busy week. Homemade raspberry jam sounds lovely.

    • A busy week is usually a good week.I’m happy to be able to now focus on getting things organized for summer reading and posts. I have a friend who will sit down and eat the entire jar of my jam with a spoon just the jam! I was so happy to see a farm stand on Saturday (while out on an errand) with fresh strawberries and peaches. We’ll just eat the strawberries but I’m going to make peach crisp when they ripen a little more.

  7. I’m so glad you’re doing COYER too, it’s such a great group of people. I just went and picked strawberries with my Gpa this morning. He’s 96 and I knew if I didn’t go with him, he’d just go alone. I enjoy going with him though cause I know I won’t have him around forever. I’m hoping to get some more reading done before my 3 day weekend is over. Your jam sounds wonderful.

    • I hope you are able to get more reading done. I’m doing more blog work and cooking at the moment. Maybe I’ll do some sewing or knitting later with an audiobook. But I do want to make soup. I am making a gluten-free pizza for lunch at the moment. I just love COYER and the people there so much. Now that I’ve made my list I want to read those but I can’t until June 9. Sign. I do have, like, 2000 other books, so it’s not like I have nothing to read. lol

  8. I hate that feeling when all you do is work and when you get home you’re too exhausted to enjoy any down time and end up crashing out! At least you’ve had a really productive weekend. 🙂
    Those kindle deals are dangerous… I’m totally going to be checking out Thrifty Thursday’s more often but I really shouldn’t! lol

    • You can link up your Thrifty reviews on my Thrifty Thursday meme also. The most current deals will be ones I just got on my Sunday post. It could be yeeeears before I read and review them. lol

  9. Kindle deals are dangerous! I get a bit one click happy. May is always my slowest reading month. With school winding down I am super busy and exhausted. Hopefully next month picks up! Love the look of your blog by the way!

    • They are dangerous but I’m saving up for retirement. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by. I am graphics-challenged so I’m glad you like it. I try to make it easy to read and organized but???

    • It’s a great concept but the people make it outstanding! And it’s perfect for those like me with ebooks out of control!

  10. The privacy stuff is so much! I think I have enough but should go through my plug ins soon. I need to head to my local farmers market myself. Hope you enjoy your new books and have a great week!

  11. boyishbookworm

    It’s so infuriating when work makes me so tired I don’t have enough energy to enjoy my hobbies (like when I fall asleep during a film as you did while listening to the audiobook). It’s great you’ll have more time for yourself this week ’cause you don’t have to work. I hope you’re enjoying your free time! Happy reading!

    Ronnie @ Paradise Found

    • I haven’t left the house all weekend. I’ve been dealing with the annoying little tasks I never have time to do. So it’s a frustrating afternoon but at least they are accomplished. Now I have the rest of the week to relax more. And read.

  12. Ugh this privacy thing confuses me! I need to read about it. 🙁

    Homemade raspberry jam sounds amazing!!! I need to get to the farm stand as well – although I think Michigan is a bit behind schedule, we had such a long winter/late spring here!

    • yes when I lived in MN it was July before we got things which start here (NC) in June like tomatoes. There was 10 inches of snow only weeks ago in MN so this won’t be an early year either. I love to go to the farmer’s market, the way it smells and all the fresh things. I have to be careful because I want everything and I need to get only what I can ear before it goes bad. Up today – peach crisp.