Sunday Post – 2 September 2018 @kimbacaffeinate @Tynga @readingreality #COYER @COYERCHALLENGE @Limabean74 @BerlsS

Posted September 2, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 14 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.


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So this week has been full of medical appointments, a total of 6.  We have learned a lot but have a little bit more information to gather. Saturday was the only day I could just stay home. So Gina, our 16.5 year old, chocolate, miniature poodle had a seizure, her heart was racing, and we made an emergency run to the vet!  She’s ok.  But we cried the whole way there. She’s old now.  My daughter is having an MRI today, Sunday. I didn’t even know they were open on the weekend!

I didn’t work as many hours this week which was good since I had a few medical appointments myself. I’m scheduled this Thursday for what is hopefully a final procedure followed by a return to normal. The theme for this week is I’m so tired.


SO, I would love to have your help!

I am doing a post on September 10th to finish the Read-along of the Kate Daniels series we did this year.  I call it – A Love Letter to Ilona Andrews.   If you would like to contribute a sentence or two, or a paragraph (can have a link to you or your blog) , Just talk about why you enjoy this author or this series, or what it has meant to you, or a character you love, or even your feelings about the series ending.   You can email me at  Or please come and comment on the post on September 10th.




I’m doing my COYER Challenge update here rather than a separate post.

This was the last week of COYER with a challenge on novellas. I didn’t keep track to this information in the past and couldn’t figure out a way to search Goodreads for a number of pages in a book, so I made a new shelf to track it and reviewed everything in a couple genres to find a few. I managed to read 5.




I read a total of 67 books but the list here only shows the ones I reviewed on the blog, the rest can be seen on my Goodreads shelf.


Challenge books reviewed on the blog

  1. Rainy Day Friends by Jill Shalvis
  2. Down Deep by Kimberly Kincaid
  3. Calico Palace by Gwen Bristow
  4. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
  5. Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews
  6. Licks by Kelly Siskind
  7. The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
  8. Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews
  9. A Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
  10. Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins
  11. Markswoman by Rati Mehrotra
  12. Unlit by Keri Arthur
  13. The Start of Something Good by Jennifer Probst
  14. Darkest Night by Megan Erickson
  15. The Wild Dead by Carrie Vaughn
  16. Double Blind by Iris Johansen
  17. Good Little Girls by Rita Herron
  18. The Deep Dark Descending by Allen Eskens
  19. Fangs for the Memories by Molly Harper
  20. All Systems Red by Martha Wells
  21. Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
  22. Kill the Farm Boy by Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson
  23. Gone to Dust by Matt Goldman
  24. The Vampire of Waller County by Suki McMinn
  25. Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews
  26. Deep Cover by Scarlett Cole
  27. How to Save an Undead Life by Hailey Edwards
  28. Phantom Kiss by Chloe Neill
  29. Inside the Echo by Jen Blood
  30. Artificial Condition by Martha Wells
  31. Wild Hunger by Chloe Neill
  32. The Dispatcher by John Scalzi
  33. Dr. Strange Beard by Penny Reid
  34. Stars Uncharted by S.K. Dunstall
  35. Stud in the Stacks by Pippa Grant
  36. The Wolves of Winter by Tyrell Johnson
  37. The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
  38. Infinite by Cecy Robson
  39. How to Claim an Undead Soul by Hailey Edwards
  40. Raven's Cry by Ed McDonald
  41. Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews
  42. Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews
  43. Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells
  44. Slaying It by Chloe Neill
  45. The Knowledge by Martha Grimes
  46. Sit Beg Stay by Roxanne St. Claire
  47. Phoenix Unbound by Grace Draven
  48. Hidden by Rebecca Zanetti


All COYER books (including ones not reviewed on the blog)

COYER Goodreads shelf



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



Sisters of the Fire by Kim Wilkins                   Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep



Stygian  by Sherrilyn Kenyon                               How to Break an Undead Heart by Hailey Edwards


What Have You Done is a Kindle First book which I get free being a Prime member. They let us choose from 6 different books each month which are coming out a month later.  I have trouble calling them freebies because not everyone can get them, but they are free to me.  I guess similar to Kindle Unlimited as there is a cost.


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 managed to cut back on freebies, being busy this week.


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 September 2, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 14 Comments

14 responses to “Sunday Post – 2 September 2018

  1. Glad the doctor appointments and tests were worth it to give you answers and to verify things are alright. Oh no, poor puppy. Glad she’s alright.

    Wow! Great job with COYER. I was really pleased with how many I got read, too. I like how the challenge pushes me to get to so many of those ones I heap on from sales and freebies. 🙂 I picked the same Prime free read for September.

    Hopefully you get to rest up this week, Anne!

    • Thanks Sophia! I am glad to hear COYER was successful for you! I like how it gets me to plan and work on some of the older things. Plus the COYER folks are the best.

      Well I’m not surprised we picked the same Prime read since we like many of the same genres. Have a great week!

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  2. Oh I’m so glad your dog was okay! Being so old, I know it was even more terrifying because you know your days together are dwindling. My Buffy is 6 and I just want to find a way to keep her 6. It’s going to kill me to lose her. I hope all goes well for your daughter’s MRI and your procedure this week!

    And you rocked COYER! Congrats! Winners our on the blog now 😉

    Have a great week!

    • OMG thank you! I might not have looked if you hadn’t mentioned the winners were up. COYER is a chance for me to really organize myself to get things read. It was harder this year with all the different goodies and challenges and I didn’t do them all.

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  3. I hope both you and your daughter are okay. I have my cancer follow up CT scan later on this month and it’s the first time there’s been a year and not six months in between so I got my fingers crossed. I am sure 6 appts in a week is not fun!
    I am one of the very few that read a Kate Daniels book and never read any more of them. I barely could finish that one. I know. I am really in the minority. What can I say? Anyway, I hope you have a quieter healthy week.

  4. Glad your dog is okay- that would be so terrifying! Hope she’s alright going forward too . And 67 books for COYER- that’s fabulous! 🙂

  5. All of your medical appointments sound exhausting but also very scary. It is stressful having to deal with all of that. Plus your poor dog. I know how emotional it can be to have an older dog have an issue like that. I also picked What Have You Done for my kindle pick so our similar tastes continues 🙂

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