Sunday Post – 12 August 2018 @kimbacaffeinate @Tynga @readingreality

Posted August 12, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 30 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.



There are SIX  giveaways on the right sidebar, although one ends today.  I am also excited to say we are one of 9 blogs, one for each of the 9 books, on the Magic Triumphs Giveaway Blog Tour. It starts August 15 – August 27. We are on August 27 for a review of Magic Binds on our Kate Daniels Read-along (by Ilona Andrews)  which has been in progress since January.

My daughter just got home from her trip, so this week I got busy with her medical appointments. She also has college starting next week.  It’s still busy at work but I had 4 days off this week – YAY!  The next two weeks I work 4 days a week- Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday.  That’s not too bad with Monday off.  I’m so tired even though I just had 4 days off work. This medical stuff and my daughter having a rough time is frustrating. I told my boss yesterday I wasn’t sure, maybe I should just quit until we can get more figured out for her.  For now, she’s only going to schedule me on the weekend, Saturday / Sunday so I have the weekdays open for medical appointments and her college. I’m not sure I like being the one on the weekend both days but it gives me more weekdays off for her stuff.  For her specialist appointment, I’m going to have to call every day for a cancellation since they are scheduling out so far in the future.   I’m trying to find a used wheelchair for her, also.

I got a huge book haul, which mostly came in at the last minute on Friday. I’m fortunate to have such great reads available. It helps me relax when I’m too tired to do something more active. I love COYER but I’m not doing as many challenges this month; I’m just loving my reading / listening and the other challenge folks.  I am enjoying all the gluten-free cooking. I’ve found some good standards we really enjoy.


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


Don’t Touch My Petunia              Magic Triumphs                             Hidden                                                                   by Tara Sheets                                         by Ilona Andrews                            by Rebecca Zanetti



Slaying It                                                    How to Claim an Undead Soul                 Through the Fire                          by Chloe Neill                                             by Hailey Edwards                                                by Katie Ruggle


I just had a couple things and then Friday, everything showed up in a deluge!



Red Stone Security #1-3 box set          Searching For Collection                                                                                         by Katie Reus                                                    by Jennifer Probst

I ended up buying a romantic suspense and also a contemporary romance “box set”  for 99¢ this week.  I’ve read and liked the first Red Stone Security book  as a freebie and have collected most of the rest of the series. I didn’t have book 2 or 3.   I’ve also read and enjoyed all of the Searching For books except the novella but this way I have them all.


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.




Obviously, I went wild this week.  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 August 12, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 30 Comments

30 responses to “Sunday Post – 12 August 2018

    • It’s one of the worst – best things about going around to everyone’s blogs. I want everything they are reading – new, or free. At least the free, are free, so really I don’t see why one can’t enjoy without guilt.

      Anne recently posted: Series on Saturday: Space Opera
  1. Sounds like a busy week with getting your kiddo situated for college and appointments. Neat about the Ilona Andrews’ blog tour.

    Whew, that haul will keep you busy, but happy with the reading. I enjoyed Through the Fire so I hope you like it.

    Have a great week, Anne!

    • Me too! Thank you. I will know more in a few weeks as I gather more information. Then I will be down to 2 days a week instead of 4. So that will let me support her more if she needs help to get over the rough spots. She’s very smart so the work isn’t a problem; it’s not knowing if she will be sick. I won’t go into the gory details but, as an example, if you can’t leave the bathroom, it is hard to go to a college class.

      When I can’t stop worrying I try to escape into a book.

      Anne recently posted: Series on Saturday: Space Opera
        • Thank you Mary! Today has been exhausting and I have more to do. We have a new plan with one specialist and need to still see the other one. BUT I did locate a used wheelchair. It just fits in the car, even folded but we have it! I need to clean it up after dinner. I’m also making gluten-free bread. It’s raising now while I ate a salad. I also need to go to the pharmacy for her new scripts and to pick up a few groceries she needs.

    • Yes. We will see how it works out the next month or so. I hope we find some answers. She won’t enjoy college if she is this sick on an ongoing basis.

      I have my Goodreads shelves organized so hopefully I can find what I want of the freebies when I want them be genre and some other criteria. I realized I didn’t have a shelf for novellas and there is a challenge so I just started that classification but I’m sure there are others which aren’t noted that way.

      Anne recently posted: Series on Saturday: Space Opera
  2. It is so hard to get everything done. It sounds like your job is willing to work with you with your schedule which is a very good thing. I know that a Saturday and Sunday schedule isn’t ideal either though. Lots of goodies this week! I have been adding way to many books lately but when they are free or cheap I can’t resist. Have a great week!

    Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books recently posted: Stacking the Shelves #131
    • They need people so they are working with me. The issue for me is like tomorrow. I have the day “off” but it’ full every minute of medical appts and a few errands. So it doesn’t feel like a day off. That’s why I needed to cut back the number of days a week I work, I was getting too tired. I’m fortunate I can choose that on a short-term basis.

      Yes I got lots of good things to read or listen to while driving, doing chores or errands, or waiting. I’m not even trying to stop myself on the freebies these days. Since they are or can be in the cloud, why bother?

  3. Well look at the book haul. You are going to be busy. I’m jealous of all these peeps who got Magic Triumphs for an ARC. ^_^ Hope your daughter enjoys College and you get all her appointments straitened out. Take care, have a great week, and happy reading/listening!

    • Thank you! I’m doubly bad since I got the eARC and now got the audio. Of course I pre-order (last November) to buy it so it isn’t going to lose them a sale or anything. But we are reviewing both here on the blog + doing the Read-along and the Giveaway Blog tour. So we are all in on the Kate Daniels series here. Robin, is one of the beta readers for IA and also an admin on their Goodreads group. I was part of the AceRocStar group,

      Yes the last couple weeks have been book haul extravaganza!

      Anne recently posted: Series on Saturday: Space Opera
  4. Hope all goes well with your daughter! Sounds like with college and medical appts she and you have a full plate! And yeah there’s something about reading- I’m glad you’re getting some good relaxation out of your recent reads.

    Hidden and Magic Triumphs look nice. I especially like that cover of Hidden- really draws me in. I’ve heard good things about the Maisie Dobbs series too.

    Hope you have a fantastic week.

    • I hope so too. We have an appt today and I hope I feel like we have a better plan afterward.

      Hidden was a surprise for me. I have read and loved this author before. I didn’t know about this one though. I was browsing on Netgalley for the end of Sept because I had one open review date and there it was. I’m very excited to read it. Thanks for visiting. I have no idea when I’ll get to things with this one day off to do laundry, run errands, the medical stuff and then back to work the next 2 days. I was so tired after work last night I just gave up and went to bed, knowing today would be a full schedule. But I feel good this morning.

  5. Melanie

    I know how you feel trying to get doctor’s appointments. I just got an appointment with my specialist. Nov. 26, was the earliest they had. I’m now on the waiting list. *sigh*

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

  6. Argh! You have an ARC of Magic Triumphs too! I’m actually dying of jealousy seeing these all over the blogs… :'(
    You also have Slaying It and – if I’m not mistaken – that’s my baby Jonah’s novella set between the end of Chicagoland Vampires and the start of the spin off series? If so, I officially do not like this update, lol.

    Sorry to hear about whats happening with your daughter. Fingers crossed answers come soon along with improvements for both of you.

    • Um yes I have all the ARCs you mentioned and you are correct. Oddly I have both of them in both ebook and audio. I bought Slaying It and then got the audio ARC. I bought Magic Triumphs, well pre-order, and got both the eARC and audio ARC.

      I need something good though. The stuff with my daughter is getting harder. I hope we get some information. After my morning call to the specialist, we got in this Thursday with a cancellation!!!!! But she is having more pain and more trouble.

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  7. I hope your daughter is okay. Good doctors can be really difficult to get into so I hope they have a cancellation soon. I’ve read Hidden and really enjoyed it, but that’s the only one of yours I’ve read-now I just have to review it.