Sunday Post – 3 June 2018 @kimbacaffeinate @Tynga @readingreality

Posted June 3, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 35 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 I felt the headers were too much and decided to avoid vacuuming, for a short time, by creating smaller, simpler ones.  I did a lot of prep work getting ahead on reading and writing reviews and creating my post “shells” while I have been home this week. I wasn’t scheduled at work. I had planned a Harley trip and didn’t go because I wanted to support my daughter. I had grand ideas of big projects but I needed a break and I’m happy for the little things I got accomplished.

The Alpha Showdown  started May 29th at The Vampire Book Club. This week our champions have their battle rounds.  I’m championing Jane Yellowrock. Robin is championing Curran and Melanie is the Champion for Charles Cornick.  I plan to vote for all three!

Today is my daughter’s 22nd birthday. We did try a nearby breakfast restaurant for gluten-free this week and it was good. We will be trying more on a short trip next week, but I did a bunch of research in advance.  One birthday gift she got is a Kindle Fire when they were on sale. She wanted one, as her ipad is really old and she only uses it for things one would use a Fire anyway.


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


Down Deep                                    Atticus                                      Iron and Magic 


So I’ve already read Atticus and Iron and Magic, so I’m keeping up with them just fine. Iron and Magic lasted only an hour or so unread. I’m so thankful I wasn’t working that day.



I had purchased nothing and then the Audiobookstand sale flyer came in the mail and had some $4 mp3 CDs.  I  got Lock In by John Scalzi which was a sale item on audible awhile back  and I always wished I had purchased it. I had decided to collect the Jane Yellowrock series on audios and I have a mix with one on audible and one in MP3 format. So these match the one in mp3 format I have.   I won’t like loading these into iTunes rather than having them on audible but the prices were so good and free shipping.


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 really meant to cut back on freebies BUT  The first one, Sunset Thunder, the author had messaged me on Goodreads and then it came up as a freebie. Love Muffin and Chai Latte, I saw a friends’s review of the next book in the series which sounded good and since this first one was free….   Daisy Prescott is an author I have read before, so Next To You was easy.   Death at Peony House had such an appealing cover and then it had fairly good ratings on GR and sounded interesting.


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.

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Posted June 3, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 35 Comments

35 responses to “Sunday Post – 3 June 2018

  1. Sophia Rose

    Happy birthday to dearest daughter! 🙂 Glad you found a good restaurant for your needs. Sorry you didn’t get to go on your ride, but glad you got some stuff done.
    Whew boy! Nice stack of review books, sales, and freebies. I snagged the Daisy Prescott, too. So hard to pass them by. 🙂

    Have a good week and hope your champions at the contest win!

    • Thanks! A good week to you also. And I was doing so well on the buying until that sale. Sigh.

      The whole gluten free thing doesn’t bother me as much since I see the intellectual challenge part and I love it. She just has the emotional part and the on-going pain. That’s a simplistic way of saying it. But I go straight to the intellectual piece first which I see as a fun challenge, better for our health, etc. The emotional parts hit me second.

      Thanks for visiting.

  2. I like it when the little things get accomplished. They haunt me. LOL Happy Birthday to your daughter! And I’m liking your new books. Atticus caught my eye. Have a great week.

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    • Sometimes it is just the number of things on the list which make it overwhelming. If you can wipe out a bunch of little knit picky things it’s a huge relief. Or sometimes you just procrastinate over vacuuming for 4 hours and then it only takes about an hour. lol Atticus was amazing. It has the dog’s point of view. It is a book of life, growth and not a romance.

  3. Andrews really who can resist waiting to read one of their books. You are so luck to get an ARC. I of course pre-order all their stuff, so I can’t wait… ^_^ Great book haul. I hope you enjoy. Happy Birthday to your daughter. Have a great week and happy reading.

    • You have a great week and happy reading to you! Thanks for commenting and tweeting and being there for me.

      I am honored to have gotten an eARC – I love them so much and of course, I pre-order everything. I pre-ordered what is now Diamond Fire before it had a cover or title! I loved Iron and Magic btw.

  4. StackingMy BookShelves

    I have been cutting back on freebies too. I have so many on my kindle that I just can’t keep getting them. But, I do…It’s a bad thing and a good thing. I would have to live forever to read them all.

    Mary my #Sunday Roundup #21!

    • Well that depends on how many books one reads a year and how much time in retirement one will spend reading. I figure I’ll spend more time reading then because I won’t be biking, skiing, etc. And at my current rate of reading (while working) I only have enough for maybe 10-15 years. Plus many of the freebies are shorter. The key issue is organizing them properly so you can find them when you are ready to read. That’s another whole topic.

      Thanks for commenting.

    • Yay is right! As soon as I got myself some lunch and took the dog out and fed her, I settled in to read and ignored everything else and all the other plans I had on Thursday. Thanks for visiting.

  5. Happy birthday to your daughter! And glad you had a good week on the blogging front. The Alpha Champions Showdown sounds fun. 🙂

    Looks like some good freebies too!

    • Thanks Greg. This week all our champions have their battles. I like when the freebies are by authors I actually know already.

    • Thanks Melanie. I don’t want to go to work tomorrow lol. I made her favorite chicken and veggie dish for dinner. It is SO good. plus gluten-free lemon bars. I really wanted Locked In and was so mad at myself I didn’t get it when it was in an audible sale.

  6. Yvonne

    Happy Birthday to your daughter! I keep getting freebies and haven’t had a chance to read them. I figure someday I will get around to them and, in the meantime, it’s not costing me anything 🙂 Hope you have a great week!

    • That’s why I do my Thrifty Thursday feature to make sure I am reading them. It has been fun. COYER challenge which starts this Saturday is another incentive to read older items. And it has the best people – I enjoy them. Thanks for commenting.

  7. Literary Feline

    It sounds like you had a very productive week! Happy birthday to your daughter. It sounds like you have a nice day planned for her. My husband’s birthday is coming up later this week. I was at the store Friday and found the perfect cake for him–it looks like a hamburger with fries on the side. I will definitely have to take a photo. It’s so him. I hope you enjoy your new books! Iron and Magic especially caught my eye. I really need to work on catching up with my Ilona Andrews reading. I love their books. Have a great week, Anne!

    • Well we are doing a Kate Daniels read-along with games and giveaways. This month’s giveaway is a copy of Iron and Magic. The latest read Magic Rises posted today.

      We had a nice day. I did lots of cooking. I made lemon bars since she wanted them. And I made our favorite gluten-free dinner – baked chicken with roasted veggies. We used sweet potatoes, carrots, parsnips, and onions. She likes rutabagas too but they are hard as a rock to cut up so I didn’t get them this time.

      Have a great week and thank you for visiting with me.

    • I got home from work and she was doing her hair, watching something on it. She will use it for video and audio much more than me. I read, update Goodreads. I don’t do much else. Thanks for checking out my blog.

  8. Kathy_A

    Happy Birthday to your daughter! I get distracted while I’m home (playing video games lol) so I get happy when I accomplish some of the things I should be doing. You are doing great on your challenges!! I hope you have a great week!!

    • Thank you ! I try to pick challenges which I know I will be reading or listening to things anyway. I try to make every week a good week and with better weather, it should be a great week. Thanks for stopping by.

    • Well the weather is set to be much more favorable for a Harley ride than all the rain last week. I worked today but I don’t work again until Saturday. But there is that yard work – picking up sticks/pine cones, pulling weeds to do also. Sigh.

    • Yes! Although sometimes it feels like they are all good books. I want all the books. I love the books. Right? Thanks for visiting.

  9. Happy birthday to your daughter! It can be challenging to do gluten-free, but at least a lot of stores and restaurants are now offering gluten-free alternatives.

    It’s also tough to avoid book sales. I fall victim to temptation all too often LOL!

    • I am surprised by how much gluten-free is available. But it’s reticular activation. That’s when you buy a Chevy Volt and then you see them everywhere. Now you’re attuned to it.

      I’m very careful about what I purchase but sales do make it difficult. The freebies though, there’s no stopping as long as I have space. And really I can delete the ones I won’t read again.

      Thanks for visiting me. Have a great reading week!

  10. Glad that you are getting ahead on reading and writing review. I’m forever having a backlog of reviews to write since I tend to procrastinate. Thanks for visiting! 🙂

    • Well I felt ahead until I went out of town the last 3 days. But I’m not in bad shape. I try to do them shortly after reading or I forget my points about them and I am not a good note taker.