Sunday Post – 5 August 2018 @kimbacaffeinate @Tynga @readingreality

Posted August 5, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 21 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.

This week was work every day and worry about Gina being left alone for 8-10 hours on her own. Since we have such an inconsistent schedule, the poor girl couldn’t possibly figure it out – I can’t.  At one point, someone else decided not to take vacation and took back my hours on Thursday and Friday. Then someone else decided they needed Friday off, so I was back on Friday. No schedule yet beyond the 8th but I hope it is lighter for me than this past week.

Thursday as my only day off, ended up busy.  I was up by 8, took a shower, let the dog out.  By 8:30, the plumber had arrived to install a new garbage disposal. I called to make sure the vet had more of Gina’s food. I talked to Blue Cross about doctors in our area. I went thru emails and some blog posts. I edited 4 blog posts and scheduled them. I baked a gluten-free lemon cake to try since my daughter would be back. I ran the dishwasher.

At noon, I went out for errands. I picked up the dog food. Next door was a Rite-Aid going out of business and it was the first day of their clearance so I stopped in for a couple items. Then on to Walmart for a few staples. Last to Trader Joes and Wendys for salads for the next two days lunch at work. I finished listening to an audiobook while out on the errands. I’m home at 2 and it’s unload the car, find some lunch. I wrote the audiobook review on Goodreads over lunch.  At this point, I was drooping. But I continued with handling emails, blog posts. Then I unloaded / reloaded the dishwasher, cleaned the counters, then cleaned the oven and relined the bottom with aluminium foil  (while listening to a new audiobook).  Back to the computer to peruse and make final decisions in the Sci-Fi & Fantasy sale at Audible.

Next on to starting a load of laundry, hauling the garbage and recycle carts back from the curb, then dinner, and setting up a new blog post. I moved one load of laundry to the dryer and put a new load in the washer.  After taking the dog out again, I curled up to do some reading.  I finished my 3rd romantic suspense for the Mini-Challenge and then started my re-read of Magic Binds for the Read-along.  So I read the 3 books for the Romantic Suspense Mini- Challenge and managed to read 5 for Dusting Off the Shelves.  So that was Thursday.

My daughter arrived home last night on a flight around 10;30, so I’m glad I finally don’t work today!  I could sleep all week but I work again on Monday.

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality.


Gentleman Nine by Penelope Ward               Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Iron Gold    by Pierce Brown

Gentleman Nine was an audible daily deal (ADD) and the narrators – Sebastian York and Andi Arndt – are some of the very best. The Audible had a sci-fi fantasy sale where I picked up a few more.

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.

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 August 5, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 21 Comments

21 responses to “Sunday Post – 5 August 2018

  1. Oh man! I got tired just reading your schedule, that’s insane!

    I keep meaning to read Pierce Brown, I have heard so many good things and his books are definitely my kind of thing. It’s just finding the time!

    Hope you have a good (slightly less busy!) week!

    • I am tired today, so I slept in to 9 since I was picking up my daughter at the airport late last night. I work tomorrow but then finally I have Tuesday and Wednesday off. No schedule yet for after that which I hate not knowing. I need to schedule some medical appointments for my daughter now that she’s back.

      The running commentary was just for Thursday, one day. Since every other day I worked. I still fit in some reading and listening. Today I’m doing more laundry, reading, doing some blog stuff. I just made a pizza crust from scratch and it’s rising for lunch. Tonight we will grill salmon. It’s a good day. Thanks for visiting!

    • Thanks, yes. I’m sure many other people have just as busy a day, if they write it down. The thing which makes it harder, many days, is my work is standing on my feet the whole time. When I had an office job, desk job, it wasn’t as tiring.

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  2. Whew! I’m tired just reading about your day off. LOL I know its great to check so much off your list.

    I caught that sci-fi/fantasy sale and got three new ones, too.

    I didn’t do so well on the COYER challenges this week. I got one done for the rom susp, one for the Dusty Shelves, and finished one up from the week before. I hope to pick things up in a week or so when I’m back in my routine.

    Have a good week, Anne!

    • I love when they have sales like that at Audible, and it’s one of my favorite categories for sure. I already wish I had bought more. But realistically I have to look at budget, and what I can get at the library instead. I see they have another celebration with deals this week at Audible. Maybe there will be some more good things I picked up the freebie audio this morning. Audios are not free too often so I jump on the chance for them.

    • Well today has been much more relaxed than Thursday, just some laundry. I bathed and trimmed the dog a bit. And I made homemade pizza – yummy. Plus reading. I’m beyond on this week’s reviews because I read challenge books last week. Only 1 day off, it’s back to work tomorrow. But reading tonight! Thanks for stopping in to comment.

  3. Wow that does sound busy! Yikes. You need some relax time. Hope you get some this week. And Lightning Struck looks amazing! Love that cover.

    • It is crazy and I’m getting both tired and frustrated to be honest. Most crazy is not knowing my schedule beyond Wednesday and needing to make medical appts for my daughter. The only time I know I won’t be scheduled is 9pm to 9am and that is not when doctor offices are open.

      I started Red Rising and then had to switch over to a review book. I WILL read them; I own all 4 on audio now after different audible sales.

  4. Days like that are so exhausting but I do usually try to fit all of my tasks out and about into a single day so that I can be a bit more open on other days. I am lucky that my husband is off during the week and can usually do quite a few of the household tasks. I was going to pick up a couple of books from the Audible sale but it ended before I realized it would so I missed out this time. Oh well. I bought Gentleman Nine largely because of the narrators as well. I hope we both enjoy it!

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    • Thanks Lexxie! You have exciting things happening and a whole bunch of great books so enjoy them this month! It’s all we have left of COYER after all. It goes so fast. This one has been complicated for summer though. I have done many but not all challenges for it.

  5. Wow! Busy week! I think I need a nap just reading all that. I really need to read Sarah J Maas and Pierce Brown. They’re both a bit outside of my usual genres but I’ve heard such raves that I really want to try them. Hope this week is a bit more relaxing!

    • Sarah J Mass is outside for me because it is YA. But it is fantasy and I like that and I liked this. Pierce Brown is grim dark and I have barely started although I have bought them all on audio, again fantasy, which I do read a lot, but some very violent and bad things happen. I’m sure I’ll be crying and very mad at points during the story.

  6. Jen

    I always feel like my days off are busier than my days at work! I hope you find some time to rest.

    • It seems that way when I only have one day off. But I have 4 days off starting today so I will have a more relaxed pace each day. Reading is my personal time so even if I am busy I choose it over sleep.

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  7. Melanie

    I’m tired just reading everything you had to do. I hope things slow down for you. I’m caught up on writing all my reviews. I’ve got all my posts built, even for books I haven’t listened to yet. I’m currently listening to Hugh’s book. I haven’t decided if I’m going to review or just listen for fun (since I bought it, I get to decide, which is nice from time to time). Then I’m going to listen to Kate’s new book, which I am reviewing for the publisher. I hope you’re having a great week.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart