Sunday Post – 16 September 2018 @kimbacaffeinate @Tynga @readingreality

Posted September 16, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 20 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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Hi!  This is another crazy week.  I worked 3 days so far and was scheduled for Friday and Saturday.  The store decided to close for Friday.  We normally do 200-250 Rx a day and yesterday was 650.  I worked another day of almost 10 hours on Wednesday. I am getting this all prepared to post since I may not have power after Thursday night.  Tuesday was two medical appointments, 4 loads of laundry, a trip to Walmart insanity, and eating things from the fridge and freezer.

Today I am doing more laundry, washing all our bedding.  I filled about 10 pitchers we normally use for ice tea to put at all the sinks for handwashing.  We have gallon jugs filled for the toilets.  We also have water bottles for drinking and teeth brushing.  I tried to fill the big whirlpool tub with water and found the stopper doesn’t work. I went to 5 stores to try to find a cover and the two places that sold them were sold out.  Thanks to a love of McGyver I realized I could just duct tape it, which worked perfectly.

I hope it’s enough or that we don’t lose power for long.  I’m trying to get all my posts written so they will go even if I don’t have Internet access.  Don’t be surprised if I can’t approve comments. I don’t think it even gives a message unfortunately, so you don’t know if it even is out there. (I’ve tried without success to figure this out, so far.)

Of course, I downloaded all my audios and Kindle books so I can keep reading and listening if I’m without power. We have charged all our battery backups.

Friday night and we’ve had some rain and wind but we are on the edge of the storm so far. I’m really enjoying the running water and power.  I had unplugged most appliances. My daughter spent a half hour trying to make toast. She even tried different bread. ROFL. I would have had to work today if everything wasn’t closed. I’m scheduled to work Saturday, Sunday and Monday.    I’ll update if I can.  Have a great weekend!


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


Ache For You                                     Nightchaser                                       The Mortal Word


Hot Winter Nights                                                Field of Bones 


This was another incredible week for ARCs and I am so grateful to the publishers, who are so great to me.


Steadfast by Jack Campbell


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 am at work today if the store is open.




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Posted September 16, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 20 Comments

20 responses to “Sunday Post – 16 September 2018

  1. I enjoyed Skin and Bones and plan to read more of the series. Hope you came through the storm okay and have power. I remember back when Ivan came through here. We were without power for several days. Used the pool to cool off.

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  2. You are very prepared which probably helped peace of mind, but also hopefully means you won’t get as much of the storm. Crossing my fingers for you.

    Nice haul. I had my eye on that Amanda Bouchet book, but already took a ton of review commitments so I had to pass.
    Oh, I got that Kristen Proby freebie, too. I haven’t read her books so thought I’d try that one.

    Have a safe and good week, Anne!

    • Yes some great stuff became available this week for request. It’s odd January is jam-packed with great new releases. I have almost nothing in December which is great since I plan to catch up on things where I got behind or I just want to read.

      We just got on the edge of the storm , so far so good. I’m so happy to have power.

  3. I hope you are making it through the storm OK, and that the rains, wind, and flooding aren’t too bad where you are. And that your power is restored soon, if it goes out. It sounds like you are well prepared.

    I did giggle a little over your comment about the Walmart insanity. Although in the end Florence isn’t going to affect my part of Virginia too much, early in the week, when the track was still uncertain, everyone in my area was also preparing for the worst. By the time I got to Walmart, there was literally not a single bottle of water left in the store, and almost no bread, soup, peanut butter, canned meat, or canned fruit — anything that didn’t require refrigeration!

    Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard recently posted: Sunday Post – 9/16/2018
    • Luckily, most of our prep was other things we always have PB and water bottles, water jugs, Gatorade, canned goods. We could also grill if it wasn’t too rainy or windy. But it hasn’t been all that much rain or wind and we have kept power – YAY!

      Friday was weird – tense – just waiting for the worst. Pretty much everything was closed. I just kept reading.

  4. Be safe and hopeful your power doesn’t go out, but it sounds like you are prepared and that’s all you can do.

    Love your haul of books. I’m excited for Nightchaser. The freebies Croc’s Return is a fun one. Hope you enjoy. Happy Reading!

    • Thanks Greg! I have been. All the prepping, working and med appts. Friday was great to just putter and try to catch up a bit, also last night. I still hope to get around to more blogs this week.

      JA Jance is another of my favorite mystery authors. She has 3 series and I read them all. Field of Bones is # 18 in the Joanna Brady series. I mentioned to my contact at the publisher that I had it on reserve at the library and he sent it to me! He’s always so nice to me.

    • Yes I am very happy to keep my power. It’s crazy how close the floods are. We have sun today!

      I did get some great books this past week. AceRoc has always been great to me; it’s Avon/Harlequin who almost never approve me. But their audio people like me and I really like them, too. It’s all about the relationships. Friends make everything better. Thanks for being here. I don’t know why my blog won’t auto-approve your comments either. It’s supposed to work after 2 comments. Sigh.

  5. Glad you were prepared. Reading sounds like the perfect way to hunker down. Wow on all those scripts but cannot blame people for making sure they had enough meds. Your new audiobooks look great. Now to check out the freebies you found!

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    • Yes with the Kindle charged and the backups also charged I could just read or listen in the dark. And eat my trail mix. I’m still glad we didn’t lose power since I can do so much more on the blogging front with power. It was stressful and now people from Wilmington are here and we are trying to get there RX transferred. If it’ s a chain we can usually work it out, or sometimes their insurance will do a hurricane override. But if it’s a small local pharmacy and we can’t reach them or the doctor it can be a bigger problem.

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