Sunday Post – 19 August 2018 @kimbacaffeinate @Tynga @readingreality

Posted August 19, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 22 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 was a difficult week. I spent a lot of time calling about medical appointments and wheelchairs. Monday,  we had an appointment with the OBGYN specialist. This didn’t really take us anywhere new.  Basically, we are restarting similar strategies to what we did over the last 6 years which didn’t completely work.  While we were there, I got a call that a wheelchair was available and we picked it up on the way home.  Good thing – we really needed it. Tuesday, she had an appointment with her therapist who helps her with the anxiety side of things. I also got a call that the rheumatologist had a cancellation Thursday. So we met with her Thursday and she had X-rays and blood tests. The doctor called Friday morning and said everything was normal on the X-rays.  We will find out the results of the blood work and come up with a plan on August 28th.

I did get lots of great books this week, so that was a comfort. I didn’t have a lot of time to read, but some. I worked 3 days.  I’m scheduled to work the whole weekend and then 2 days next week.  I was scheduled for 3 days in addition to the weekend but one conflicted with a doctor appointment. But I really only wanted to work 3 days a week from the beginning, not 5 days. Even before my daughter’s health issues.  We also decided she just won’t be well enough to handle college this fall and will wait until January.

I have enjoyed being able to cook a bit more this week. I made old favorites like homemade pizza, peach crisp, pancakes, and chicken with root veggies. I tried a new recipe for pasta salad with veggies and feta cheese, which I really liked. It’s something I can take for work lunches.

Don’t forget to look at my giveaways on the right sidebar. Plus the Magic Triumphs Giveaway blog tour has started!


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


Rogue Protocol      by Martha Wells                         Under Control     by Shannon Stacey



Deadly Assessment  by Drew Hayes                        Face Off by Brenda Novak


Infinite by Cecy Robson





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.  I do work today.



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Posted August 19, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 22 Comments

22 responses to “Sunday Post – 19 August 2018

    • It WAS busy. I just got home from work and they are like – you aren’t going to work Monday or Tuesday? No, the deal was I would work both weekend days to take off during the week for her med appts and I’m already working Wed, Thur and Saturday, besides today. So already 4 days a week, when I only wanted 3! (This was another tech)

      Luckily, I can listen while driving, doing errands, waiting at the doc office, etc.

      And you got Diamond Fire! If I had gotten it I would have stayed up all night to read it even if I had to work.

  1. Yep! Definitely busy, but you got some good stuff done. You’re such a fantastic and supportive mom and I’m sure she feels blessed to have you on her side with all that she’s going through.
    Neat that you got to cook up some old favs.
    Nice haul! LOL, its impossible to catch up.

    Have a great week, Anne!

    • Yes, I am getting good things done. I’m also appreciating the time I am spending with my daughter. She’s talking to me more than usual and that part is great. I just wish she felt better.

      It is impossible to catch up. Well I keep up pretty well on the ARCS but the freebies are a losing proposition while I am still working. I only usually have 10-15 for Netgalley, but I’ve definitely increased my audio ARCs this year.

      I hope you have a wonderful week too!

  2. I hope your daughter feels better and the doctors are able to give you some answers.
    I have always wanted to make a peach crisp, I usually cook more in the fall/winter. Summer is always too hot for cooking 🙂 I hate the heat!

    Have a great week, Anne! Happy Reading!

    • I used to not want to run the oven or stove in the summer but the stove is so good, the heat doesn’t seem to escape. I do tend to grill more in the summer though. I just enjoy cooking.

      I have this great recipe I use for crisp. I modified it for gluten-free.and used pulverized oatmeal instead of flour. It makes individual ones in custard dishes. So I make 2 or 4 depending on how many people. I make it peach in the summer and apple in the fall and winter.

      You have a great week – glad to see you are back to the blog now!

  3. It’s nice you have gotten to cook more. Sorry about your daughter, hopeful she will be better soon. That’s sad about College. I hope she can go in January. I like your book haul. I hope you enjoy the new reads/listens.
    Have a great week!

    • Thanks Angela! I really like to cook. I made a pasta sauce tonight with fresh basil, garlic and tomatoes. After dinner I was thinking – I want cookies. Then I remembered I made peanut butter oatmeal raisin ones and froze half, so I went down and got them out of the freezer. Yummy. They taste good frozen. I like to finish with a sweet. Yes, I have some great books to distract me from worrying and being tired. Thank goodness.

  4. It is so frustrating trying to get answers from doctors and not really getting anywhere. I hope that your daughter is feeling better very soon. It sounds like your days off have been so busy that they probably feel like another work day. Great additions to the tbr pile! I read Face Off a couple of months ago and enjoyed it. I should have my review up sometime soon. Have a great week!

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    • That’s it exactly – doing all the appointments; it is like another job. I like having a day, at least one a week where I can just stay home. Thanks! I am excited about the tbr – although I hope to get Diamond Fire. I love Brenda Novak so I’m excited for it. I have the Hello Again from the library and then I got the audio for Face Off. I hope your week is great with all your new reads, too!

    • Thanks. Life is hectic. I love good food. We went to a Mediterrenean Deli by the specialists office. They had so many great options for gluten-free. They even made gluten-free pita bread. And they had many desserts. I got a piece of blueberry crumble and a piece of passion-fruit cheesecake. Yummy. I’m hoping for a slightly less rushed week. I hope you have a great week with some good reads too!

  5. Wow you’ve had a busy week! Good luck with the medical stuff- I hope you have good results/ outcomes coming up.

    Homemade pizza= yum.

    Yay for Rogue Protocol! My next read… 🙂

    • Thanks Greg. So far the outcomes are all negative, as in no answers, she doesn’t test positive for anything specific. UGH

      I worked all weekend so the next 2 days off with plenty I want to do. The rain has cooled things off enough I want to get out in the yard to pick up sticks. But I already have pizza on the menu again, and I’ve got fresh basil washed and drying for it. Lots of laundry. I’ve only got an hour left on my current audio, so I’m hoping for Rogue Protocol this week! Thanks for stopping by.

  6. I’m so sorry your daughter is going through such a tough time with her health. As a parent, you just want to make it all better, and it’s difficult when you can’t… but you are being a wonderful and supportive mom, and she is blessed to have you. I hope that things even out for her soon, and the doctors will be able to come up with some answers.

    Meanwhile, enjoy those new ARCs!

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    • Me too! I wish I could take away her pain. She is such a great person. She never complains. I hope the doctor can come up with something to help her.

      Yes, I am distracting myself with books in the meantime, when I’m not falling asleep from working and juggling stuff at home.

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