Sunday Post – 22 July 2018 @kimbacaffeinate @Tynga @readingreality

Posted July 22, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 36 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’ve got several giveaways going on right now – check them out on the right sidebar!

Well,  it’s been a wild week. I was trying to catch up after working so many hours the previous week and also get ready for the whirlwind trip I took Thursday – Saturday to see Melanie.  In the process, I got approved for a bunch of ARCs all of a sudden.  Prime Day happened and I bought some audios using my credits to earn a coupon. Then the audio for Iron & Magic by Ilona Andrews released and I bought it the second I knew it was available.

I drove pretty much all day Thursday, and all day Saturday, so I’ve already finished Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik (amazing!) and How to Save an Undead Life by Hailey Edwards (really enjoyed this one also).  It was a great trip but as I write this Saturday night I’m tired.   I was so happy to have the time with Melanie to talk books and blogging and life.

This week I’ll try to get around a bit because I know it won’t happen the next week.  The way they schedule us a week is Thursday – Wednesday.  So they consider it 2 different weeks, but I’m scheduled every day Sunday July 29 – Saturday, August 4,  7 days in a row!  I hate the inconsistency. I really just want 3 days a week, not 1 day this week and 7 days the next. And I just got my schedule Saturday which feels like short notice.

I stopped quick at a farm stand on the way home so I’m looking forward to fresh green beans, tomatoes, onions and peaches.  I need to get myself ahead of schedule and super organized to prepare for the long work week.



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


Phoenix Unbound                  Dr. Strange Beard                         Say You’re Sorry                                                    by Grace Draven                           by Penny Reid                                      by Karen Rose


Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas          Past Tense                                     How To Save an Undead Life         by Katie Ruggle                                                      by Lee Child                                    by Hailey Edwards


Lipstick Voodoo by Kristi Charish

I am really ecstatic about these ARCs.  I was so thrilled with the first 3 and then they just kept arriving!


So Audible had a deal where if you use 3 credits, you get a $10 coupon.  Since I have 18 credits, and about 100 books on my wish list, I went ahead and got 3.   I’m especially excited to listen to Spinning Silver. I hoped I could get it for review but this is fine.


Throne of Glass series  by Sarah J Maas          Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik



Slaying It by Chloe Neill           A Court of Wings & Ruin by Sarah J Maas.

Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews

This last set is the freebies for Prime Day, only Prime members. They were all part of First Reads for August.



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 July 22, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 36 Comments

36 responses to “Sunday Post – 22 July 2018

    • I don’t look at covers much since I read and listen digitally but doing and reading the Sunday posts has made me more aware of them. Thanks for visiting!

    • It is so many books but some of them are Sep, Oct and even November releases. Thank you for stopping by!

    • I know!!! I LOVE her too. I’m reading it next. I wanted to start it the day I got it. I have some review books to finish up firstt. Thanks for visiting.

  1. WOW nice book haul. That’s nice you got time to spend with Melanie. Driving is a great time to listen to audio’s. Wonderful you finished one ^_^. Sorry work is giving you a crazy schedule. Have a great week and happy reading!

    • The book haul was over the top with Prime Day. But I’m going to use the credits sometime – I might as well do it when I get a $10 coupon. Have a lovely reading week too!

  2. carolesrandomlife

    Wow! You have been busy! Having an inconsistent schedule would be tough long term. My husband works long shifts but he is on a two week rotation. I did see others talking about the deal on Audible but I never got an email and the deal never showed up when I signed into my account so I didn’t even try to get the credit. I think that I will be buying Iron & Magic soon though. It sounds like you had a nice visist with Melanie. Have a great week!

    • yes, it’s the inconsistency and not knowing until the last minute makes it hard to plan. That’s weird you didn’t get the audible deal info, do you have Prime? I think it was for that. It’s still showing up on the home page even tho it ended July 18th. It was if you use 3 credits you get $10. I’m going to use the $10 to buy the next Murderbot audio. Yes it was great to have time with Melanie. Enjoy your week as best you can, hopefully some reading!

  3. You have been super busy. I got the Chloe Draven book as well but got it from First to Read. Hope you have a wonderful week and at least you have some good things to read when you find some spare time.

  4. Yvonne

    I’ve been wanting to read Katie Ruggle’s books. The one you have looks so good. All of your books look good. Enjoy them and have a great week!

  5. I’ve heard Spinning Silver is quite good. And mmm yummy stuff from the farm stand! As an adult I appreciate that kind of thing more and more now- fresh produce and whatnot.

    Lipstick Voodoo looks fun. Love that title. 🙂

    • Spinning Silver was amazing. I love farmer’s stands and farmer’s markets. Good ingredients make for great food. I’m excited about Lipstick Voodoo and the first book is The Voodoo Killings. I’ve always wanted to read this author and was excited when she asked me to review and the author is doing a guest post.

  6. It sounds like you’ve been busy. At least you were able to get a lot of reading done. I was tempted to go nuts on Prime Day, but I was good and didn’t buy anything. Have a great week and enjoy your new books!

    • I was pretty good on Prime Day. I just got some freebies and used audible credits I already had to get a $10 coupon. I did buy a couple of kitchen tools but I had a $10 credit for them because I had shopped at Whole Foods the last week. So I got lots of stuff but with the credits already purchased or $20 of money given for spending I would have done anyway. Thanks for visiting.

  7. robin

    Dang it I got denied the arc for Grace Draven but I’m glad you got it. How the heck to you have 18 credits on audible 😛

    I’m totally looking forward to the listen of Iron and Magic as I totally love Steve West as a narrator.

    • I was very excited about Grace Draven.

      I have 18 credits on audible because the cheapest way to have a membership is to buy the Platinum annual where you get 24 credits all at once (other than a trial or deal on the annual plans) As soon as I have used all the credits I just buy another one. If it is an audible daily deal or less than $9 I pay rather than using a credit.

      I bought Iron & Magic the second I saw it was available and I was stalking audible every day, multiple times a day, to see if I could get it yet. I love Steve West.

  8. Wow, busy schedule! I do hope you get some reading time in so you can enjoy all of your new books. Spinning Silver is one I’m dying to read!

    • It’s so awesome. I am trying to finish writing my review to post tomorrow. Thanks for visiting.

  9. I love Sarah J. Maas!! I have read a bit of Beautiful Exiles and enjoyed it – I just wasn’t in the mood for it at the time, and it’s sitting here waiting for me to get back to it. Lol.

    Slaying It and The Tenth Island both look great!!

    Have a great week and enjoy your fresh produce. The best part of summer!

    Erin @ Quixotic Magpie/Cracker Crumb Life

    • Mood plays a part in reading and which genre I choose to read next. I have just started to read Maas and am glad I enjoyed it because I am often very picky about YA. She’s a little older than “high school” so it’s good.,

      The produce IS the best. The tomatoes can take this heat better than me. Thank you for visiting.

  10. Sophia Rose

    Glad you had a fun visit with Melanie. Look at all the book goodies. Happy Reading and happy week, Anne!

    • I did. Melanie is awesome. I really went over the top with grabbing books this week. And then a whole bunch of requests came through also!

    • They sent me emails about book deals but I was excited to see all the First Reads for August 1 were now free. The site was crazy wonky so I was surprised I found anything. But they were free so it was good.

  11. I need to check out How To Save An Undead Life! Sounds right up my reading street. 🙂
    Glad you had a nice trip! Enjoy the Iron and Magic audio… I LOVED that book so much! It’s made me rabid (more rabid than I already was!) for Magic Triumphs! (One month to gooooooooo!)

    • I Love everything Ilona Andrews and Steve West just makes it all the better. Urban fantasy is my favorite genre and How to save an undead life is different, not the same as everything else which is good.

  12. Huh, my original comment didn’t appear! That sucks…
    I was just excitedly rambling about Iron and Magic being awesome and it making me even more excited for Magic Triumphs but still… That was just rude wordpress! lol

    I need to read How To Save An Undead Life. That sounds like my kind of book! 🙂

    Have a great week!

    • WordPress has a funny filter which makes me approve comments. It’s supposed to be the first 2 times but some people it is every time. So if I’m asleep or at work. It might take awhile for comments to be approved. Sometimes my blog teammates approve them though.

  13. Oh I call that an avalanche of books when you get them all at the same time 🙂 Glad to hear you had time to read and talk about books 🙂 Enjoy your many ARCs

    • This week is good. I was able to get around to all the Sunday posts. Next week will suck as I work every day. I plan to read and get my posts set up ahead of time for next week. I have the most awesome stuff to read these days and audiobooks also. Thanks for stopping by.