Sunday Post – 10 June 2018 @kimbacaffeinate @Tynga @readingreality

Posted June 10, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 24 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 had most of the week off but worked 9 hours today.  I’m going to be out of town over the next few days so I won’t be doing as much with the blog until later in the week.  This past week, I got several reviews sorted and got all set for COYER.  I am working down my KU list and will try to cancel by the end of the month.

Yesterday I posted the start of the audiobook giveaway for June is Audiobook Month.  If you love audiobooks, check it out. There will be another big giveaway which starts June 27.  It’s SO hard to narrow down favorites. This first post is series I am collecting in audio.  On June 27, the focus will be on favorite narrators, again I could list 5 more without even trying which I love also.

On our trip out of town, we will be learning more about eating gluten-free at restaurants. I spent a day last week looking up information, making a list of likely options and even printing some of the menus. I am a huge planner. It doesn’t mean we have to do things, but we have the info if we need it. I plan sightseeing possibilities, places to charge the car (electric hybrid) and places for cheap gas stops.

It’s either been too rainy and then too hot for yardwork but it needs some wedding and picking up sticks/ pine cones.  We took Gina (miniature poodle) to the groomer. She is 16 and doesn’t see well, so everything freaks her out. She has been to this groomer 2 other times. They were almost finished and she just started barking loudly and panting. She hasn’t barked for at least 5 years!  She was having some kind of anxiety attack. We going to have to switch over to some kind of mobile grooming which can come to the house. I feel badly but she needs the cleanup. She hates the vet these days also; because she can’t see but can smell things she doesn’t know what to expect.  That’s Gina in April, in the wool sweater I knit for her, since it was still freezing in April.

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 voted for all three!  Curran won his battle and now faces Kate. Noooooo!  Jane lost her fight – boo!  Charles Cornick won in a close call.

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

Death is Not Enough 

This one isn’t out until October but the publisher sent me a link and I LOVE this series.



I managed to not buy any books this week!


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  they are free so I guess that won’t be happening.


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 10, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 24 Comments

24 responses to “Sunday Post – 10 June 2018

    • I get probably 5 or more emails a day with freebies and sale items. I can’t help getting some freebies.

  1. You sure do plan ahead for your trips. I wish I did more of that. I hope you have a fun time. My dog is deaf but that doesn’t seem to bother him. I had a Chow that was blind and she didn’t let that stop her from doing anything. She was so laid back anyway. Now, my greyhound/retriever was another matter all together. She freaked about everything.

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    • I loved the planning and the first restaurant we tried tonight was awesome. The hotel is lovely. So far it’s great. And the woman keeping Gina says she is doing well so far. We will be home Wednesday so it won’t be too long. Thanks.

  2. Sophia Rose

    Pretty soon, I need to start planning for my big summer trip. Poor Gina. We had a nearly blind and deaf older cat for a while and he had similar issues.
    It is terribly hard to pick one fav series or one favorite narrator. 😉
    Yay for Curran and Charles, but sorry your Jane lost.
    I love Karen Rose’s books and got that invite, too, but I haven’t read any of the other Baltimore books so I’m trying to decide if its a good idea to jump on that one or not.

    Have a good week, Anne!

    • I love planning. I hate that Gina won’t be as comfortable. I can’t pick 5 or 8 favorites, much less one! Also as to Karen Rose, it’s October – you could read the other 20 or so books as you have 4 months. lol Maybe, they are addictive. I read them all in about that time. I love them. They do tend to be long books. I found them when there were about 15 books. I mostly read as it is generally faster than listening for me. A good week to you as well!

  3. Poor Gina! I dread my Buffy getting older and the stress that will put on her when she loses basic functions like eye sight. I’ll have to make some time to check out your Audio book posts – you know I love my audiobooks! It’s all I’ve read for the past month practically, trying to keep up with life. Have a great trip – you sound like me, I’d be seriously planned out too! Happy reading 🙂

    • Yes check out the audiobooks, seriously picked some of my favorites. I was able to listen to the first audio on my COYER list on the way here. Now to read since daughter is already asleep.

    • The woman keeping her just texted me and said she was doing great no anxiety attacks or anything. So yeah! I hope you have a much better week with all good things this time!

    • yeah, she really doesn’t see well at all. She ran intoapp the fence several times before we left her at the boarder today. They have like 4 runs and she was in the smallest. She likes to check out the whole perimeter, but she ran into the fence like 15 times in the 10 minutes before we left.Ow. I was at least able to listen to my audiobook on my list for COYER on the drive here today. Now I’ll start my new book for COYER as I get to bed shortly. Happy reading this week! Thanks for visiting.

  4. Awe poor Gina. A mobile groomer sounds great. It sounds like you have been busy. Trip planning helps take the stress out of leaving home, so I totally get it!

    • Thanks. I love the planning. It doesn’t mean you have to follow the plan, just that you have the options figured out. One of the gluten free restaurants we ate at tonight was AMAZING so it’s going well so far. We’ve already made the obligatory trip to Walmart for items we forgot, ie sunscreen.

    • Thanks. I haven’t yet looked into the groomer since they got almost finished. But I have a feeling I should soon in case they book up fast. It’s important to keep it short in the summer. You have a great week of reading!

  5. Aww, poor dog. I called a mobile groomer about my dog a few days ago, but their waitlist was months long. She’s gross and stinky and needs to be groomed right now. Have a good week!

    • We do some bathing on our own as well as I do minor trimming. But when it’s this hot, I want it short. Plus I like the head and butt shaved pretty close. Thank you for visiting,

  6. carolesrandomlife

    Have a nice vacation! One thing that has really helped us when traveling has been an app – Find Me Gluten Free. This app can help you find restaurants that serve gluten free near your location and has some reviews. I hope your dog does better the next time she is groomed. I have a 13 year old dog that really needs to be groomed but I know it would traumatic for her so I keep putting it off. Have a great week!

    • Well so far so good. I ended up bringing the computer. I loaded the Find me GF on my phone a couple weeks ago and made a list of the top 8 restaurants a week ago or so. It’s a great app. We went to Antonio’s tonight and had an amazing pasta with scallops and shrimp in a vodka sauce. It wasn’t even very expensive. This is a vacation area so there are better places than around home.

  7. I really love audio books but I don’ have the platform to actually have it (audible etc). Also, I literally saw your blog on Caffeinated’s post and I stopped in my tracks almost immediately. WE HAVE THE SAME NAME THAT IS SO COOL! Oh my god, I feel so stupid for begin excited from this haha XD

    Have a great week! Love your blog!

    Anne @ The Reading Life

    • Thanks Anne! I am sure you have people spell it wrong or call you Annie. I listen to all my audiobooks on my phone. I listen on audible but I also listen thru Overdrive and OneClickDigital from the library, and I put the review titles I get from publishers and non-audible audiobooks into iTunes to listen in ibooks. It took me awhile to figure things out but as far as I can tell there isn’t one app which lets me listen to them all. I hope you’re having a great reading week!