Sunday Post – 23 September 2018 @kimbacaffeinate @Tynga @readingreality

Posted September 23, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 26 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 week continued to be hectic.  I worked most days and the days I didn’t, like Tuesday,  my daughter had two medical appointments and we stopped for a couple of items at Trader Joes. We got home at 5:30 and I crawled into bed and slept until 8pm.  I hope this next week we will get results from the second round of MRIs.

The weather has nicely dropped into the 80s after the hurricane last week. Our area was on the very edge so I avoided losing power or other bad effects. The damage was very close, less than an hour from me. It was still stressful and I think I’m just getting back to more normal. I still haven’t had time to get out and pick up the sticks and branches. I chose bill-paying instead between medical appointments that day off.

I’m feeling very tired even though I am getting in some reading and great books. My two days off weren’t together and were go, go , go. I’m still being scheduled 5 days a week which includes both days of the weekend.  I’m taking a week off in October, plus the new people are starting to be scheduled at work, so I’m looking forward to a bit less work. We plan to spend one day at the hotel just watching HGTV since we don’t have cable at home.


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

Fury by Rachel Vincent

I’m really, really excited about this one.  This is a great series and I love Gabra Zackman’s narration.



Vicious by VE Schwab        Assassin’s Fate by Robin Hobb      Into the Fire by Jeaniene Frost

I got a few things on the Audible 3 for 2 sale this week.


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.




Follow me

Posted September 23, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 26 Comments

26 responses to “Sunday Post – 23 September 2018

  1. Sending positive thoughts regarding your daughter’s health!

    I, too, was extremely stressed about the hurricane. Though we didn’t lose power or have any flooding, the city did and is still recovering. I was surprised at my level of anxiety.

    You’ve some good books ahead. I chuckle every time I see your list of new freebies😊 Your diet’s not working!

    Jonetta (Ejaygirl) recently posted: Something to Talk About
    • The diet is never going to work. I need something to do when I retire and I’m not working 4-5 days a week. I already am at 194 books this year and only 75% through the year. Audiobooks have made the huge difference because I can do them while cooking, shopping, driving, knitting, quilting, or over lunch, etc. It adds about 70 books a year and some books are just better and more accessible through audio versions.

      Anne recently posted: The Storm by Elizabeth Hunter
  2. Yes, I’m glad you got through safely, but that was super close so I get why you’re still a bit strung out from the hurricane. Man, you were super busy. Hopefully, things will get more settled with new workers for you and that vacation week.

    Nice haul from the sale. I see a Jeanniene Frost book and it reminds me that I need to get caught up on Vlad’s books so I can get to the new Ian one.

    Have a good week, Anne!

  3. Days off don’t really give you a break if they are packed with errands. Having your days off spread throughout the week doesn’t help either. I am so glad that the damage missed you. It is so sad to think about what so many people have lost with this hurricane. I will be curious about what you think of Fury. I read it a few weeks ago. I do love Gabra Zackman’s narration. Have a great week!

    Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books recently posted: Stacking the Shelves #137
    • Thanks Carole! I’m happy not to have more to manage. I’m excited to listen to Fury but I hope it ends up with some positive. It has been so horrifying how they are treated and something bad always seems to happen no matter how hard they work and try to protect people.

      Anne recently posted: Death Is Not Enough by Karen Rose
  4. Glad you didn’t get any real damage. I feel so badly for the people and animals suffering through all the hurricane and its aftermath. I love that Rachel Vincent series but need to reread book 1 before I continue with books 2 and 3. It’s been so long. Hope you have a wonderful week.

    • Me too. It was stressful enough getting ready without having all the aftermath. At work though, we are busy getting medications for people who still can’t go home.

      I hope you do get to Spectacle and Fury by Rachel Vincent. It is excellent but makes me mad/sad with the way they are treated. I love the audios. Thanks for visiting.

      Anne recently posted: Hidden by Rebecca Zanetti
    • Well I ‘m not sure I would call it fun. I have listened to the first two books in the series and it is heart-wrenching. It is prejudice, where a certain group of people are second class citizens and reduced almost to slavery. I hope for them to have some good outcome. Gabra Zackman is one of my absolute favorite narrators though.

      Anne recently posted: The Storm by Elizabeth Hunter
  5. Nice book haul. I graved the free for Cynthia Eden too. Hopeful this week won’t be so busy for you. I can understand being tired. I’ve been putting in more hours at work plus all the home stuff I have to do and running around with the kid and hubby to events, appointments, etc… At least I got my son the flu-shot this last week, now I just need to do it.

    Have a great week and happy reading!

  6. Glad you escaped the worst of the storm! And wow you sound busy. Hope your upcoming vacation is super relaxing!

    Ooh you’ve got Fury! I still need to read Spectacle.

  7. Melanie

    I’m really excited for Fury too. I do love that series. It was nice and cool here, I had the windows opened all weekend. It was so nice to air out the house. It has warmed back up and bit, so the windows are back up and the AC back on, but that’s okay. It won’t be long and I can open them again. I hope you’re having a great week.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart