Sunday Post – 9 September 2018 @kimbacaffeinate @Tynga @readingreality

Posted September 9, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 18 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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Books helped me through this week. I always have so many great reads these days, and particularly I have a larger than usual number of audiobooks to review. I tend to read at night and listen to audio as I am out and about during the day or doing chores or cooking.  It puts me a little ahead on my ebook reads. October and November are fully scheduled but December is pretty light. I hope it stays that way and I can just read a couple older ARCs or things I just want to read.  Unfortunately, I am barely keeping up on my emails and not getting around much to new blogs.

I had my procedure which went fine and I was back at work today. It’s very busy at work these days. We are short-staffed but they are hiring.  That’s why they don’t do our schedule very far ahead. I hope tomorrow I will get the schedule for Thursday forward, because I’m a planner.  I’m working every day except Tuesday until then.

My daughter is doing a bit better as she is tapering off one medication.  Another one is working to help her with a primary OBGYN issue so I’m cautiously optimistic.  We got sort of a result on her MRI from last Sunday which is they want more MRIs. So I don’t know if that means they saw something and want a new angle or if some of the originals didn’t turn out?  Anyway, until that happens this Friday, she won’t have any other changes. So it will be a slower medical appointment week with only 3 trips.

We continue the development of our gluten-free repertoire. We have definitely settled on Pamela’s Pizza Crust Mix.  You add yeast, water and a little oil; raise it for an hour.  It’s our favorite and we won’t be buying any other brand.  For pasta, we prefer Barilla which is mostly corn based rather than rice based pastas.  Now pancake mixes seem to all be good. I’m just trying to narrow down which is least expensive and doesn’t make a batch too large. The best bet is probably going to be a box which will make multiple batches so I’m trying some of those.  Flour is a bigger problem and they all seem to be expensive.   The Pillsbury flour is easily available and not as expensive but it is too grainy in some uses. Better Batter is good but quite expensive. I want to try Pamela’s Baking mix.


SO, I would love to have your help!

I am doing a post on tomorrow, Monday, 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.



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





Man Hands by Sarina Bowen, Tanya Eby      One Last Time by Corinne Michaels

Here we have the audios purchased at the Audible As You Wish sale which had amazing narrators.  They looked pretty good. Obviously more romance than I usually would purchase.


Girls & Boys by Dennis Kelly                                Feeding the Dragon by Sharon Washington

Audible is doing a new thing where you get a choice of a freebie of one of their Audible Originals with your Audible membership.  It’s sort of like the Kindle first picking one of 6 new releases for free if you are a prime member.  These are the 2 I chose. It’s two this month, for the announcement.


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.


This is totally out of control but I hardly clicked any the last two weeks. 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 am at work today.




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Posted September 9, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 18 Comments

18 responses to “Sunday Post – 9 September 2018

  1. I hope you get answers soon about your daughter. The waiting must be so hard. I am sending you all lots of hugs and positive vibes.

    I am jealous how ahead you are. I am still organizing what I want to do. I am hoping to get a lot done next week/weekend. With the little ones you never know what might come up.

    Have a great week Anne! Happy Reading! ox

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    • Thank you! It is hard. At least we have met her out-of-pocket maximum already so there is no additional cost for us. We are making some progress now but it is so slow. I mean just the MRI thing is taking over 2 weeks to get any results, probably 3 by the time we get a appt and find out what it means or any possible treatment changes.

  2. Sounds like cautious good news on the medical front and with narrowing down the dietary planning with bread. I would want a schedule for a bit further out, too, with my work hours.

    The freebie a month Audible sounds great.
    I am just as bad about picking up a slew of freebies each week. 🙂
    I’ll try to stop by for your Author Love Letter tomorrow.

    Have a good week, Anne!

    • Thanks Sophia. I really want to make something nice for them.

      Still no schedule which kind of makes me nuts because then I have to make appts without knowing and then they might say somebody else wants that time off or whatever.

      I’m excited about the new Audible program They seems to be shorter things, almost like a play or podcast or novella but it’s still really interesting. I figure I’ll get to all my freebies when I retire.

  3. Great news on your procedure and recovery. Nice book haul. I hope you enjoy all the freebies you picked up. I have trouble not one-clicking those freebies. I’ve done better this year, but free is so hard not to say no too. Hope your week goes well and happy reading.

    • Thanks! IKR? If you can’t have good pizza how could you make it work? Most of the other things I eat otherwise are gluten free already like grilled meat, steamed veggies, fresh fruit. But my daughter is also a big pasta person, and I like pizza. Plus I’ve tried a bunch of baking like muffins and cookies. It’s important to have all the options or you feel like you are somehow deprived, even if you only eat some things occasionally. But we have pizza about once a week.

  4. I hope they figure something out regarding your daughter soon. All of these tests and no answers has to be stressful. I didn’t know you were having a procedure ~ I hope you are feeling okay. Try to take it easy (as much as you can). I buy Better Batter in bulk which helps with the cost. I use a lot of flour since I gave up on mixes a long time ago because I thought they were too expensive and didn’t really save too much time. I made homemade cinnamon rolls gluten free from scratch this morning. Yum 🙂 I have been cooking gluten free for a very long time and it does takes some time to figure out what works for your families needs.

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    • I hope so too but I don’t expect any answers until the week of the 17th at the earliest. I’m ok. I’m just frustrated with being scheduled so much at work.

      I cook a lot from scratch and may go to Better Batter in bulk. I do like this Pizza Crust Mix and maybe the pancake mix. Otherwise I just use flour. I saw the cinnamon roll recipe and may try it if I get a day off when I don’t have to be at a med appt right away. Most stuff I do is grilled meat, steamed veggies, etc but we like some baked goods. We are still working on the bread thing. I’m trying some premade (expensive) and I’ve got some I make which is pretty good too.

      Have a great week!

  5. Glad your procedure went well, and best wishes on your daughter’s next MRI. And good luck with the gluten free- I imagine it does take time to find the right mix of what products for you. I’m with you on pizza. Pizza is essential 🙂

    • We’ve been preparing for the Hurricane all week so I haven’t gotten around the Internet. Luckily it seems to be fizzling a bit. I’m hopeful we will keep our power. I have my Kindle and phone charged up and loaded to read and listen if the power goes out.