Sunday Post – 7 October 2018 @kimbacaffeinate @Tynga @readingreality

Posted October 7, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 33 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.


Don’t forget to look at my giveaways on the right sidebar.

Well this week, I finally got around to all the blogs for the Sunday post. Really I hate not doing it every week, but it takes 2 nights, about 3-4 hours each, so almost a full 8 hour day.  I like it but I can’t manage it every week.  I also caught up with commenting on some blogs I follow.

I see posts about backlog and while I have tons of freebies and things I have purchased which I have yet to read, my Netgalley has 13 titles. Three of those are more than 3 years old. Of the current ten, I’ve read three and the reviews are scheduled. I’m very careful about Netgalley.  I’ve gotten horrible about audios the past year though. They are from multiple publishers and it’s so hard not to get ones you really want.  I have 10 audios currently and 4 are older.  I plan for December is to catch up.

I did update my challenges this week for September.  I read 16 new releases in September of which 7 were audiobooks.  I read 4 library books, which 1 was an audiobook.  I listened to 7 audiobooks in September (so all were new releases).  I am working on the Blog Ahead Challenge. I planned my 2019 ICYMI posts. I finished the first 4 yesterday.

And this week I had 5 days off!!  We went out of town for a few but I had days off both before and after. That really is a great plan.  I’m headed back home today actually. We spent a few days in Williamsburg, VA.  They have some really great gluten-free restaurants there.  We planned two days to do nothing except lounge around to watch HGTV (we don’t have cable at home), knit and read. I didn’t get any knitting done because I found I could do post setups during HGTV, with just the review to write in later.



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

The Seeker by Elizabeth Hunter



Exit Strategy by Martha Wells        I’ve already finished it the day I got it.


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.




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Posted October 7, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 33 Comments

33 responses to “Sunday Post – 7 October 2018

  1. I know that I have it easy with blogging, since I’m retired and blogging and reading are my world these days.

    As for book challenges, I gave up on them; they are too time-consuming. I try not to request any NetGalley books that I wouldn’t buy. I’ve had a few stinkers that I struggled to read.

    Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

    • I’m careful about what I request on Netgalley but sometimes you just make a mistake. You can’t like everything, even if it looks good. I also like to try something new occasionally which is more risky.

      The book challenges I do are easy since I would read anyway.

  2. Neat that you took the time to comment on all the Sunday Posts. That is a huge list so I commend you. 🙂

    Being on top of older review books and audios has been one of my big goals for the last two or three years. So hard to resist grabbing everything that catches my eye.

    Woohoo on working on posts into next year already.
    Williamsburg would be a great trip. Sounds like you had a good time. 🙂

  3. I know what you mean about how long it takes to visit all the Sunday Post blogs each week! I’ve given up trying; first I try to visit the blogs I normally follow, and then I add as many of the blogs I don’t normally visit as I can fit in. Sometimes that’s 10 or 15, sometimes it’s none.

    I’m glad you enjoyed Williamsburg. We haven’t been there for… probably 8 years or so. But we always enjoy visiting it when we go.

    That’s great that you’re able to keep your Netflix queue so low. I’ve got a bad backlog at this point, that I’m trying to clear.

    Have a great week!

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    • Your strategy sounds reasonable. I’ll have to try it some weeks. I seem to either commit to getting to every one or just go to the ones I subscribe or that comment on mine.

      I’d never been to Williamsburg until this summer. It’s one reason we moved to the east coast, since it has most of the places we had never been. We have enjoyed long weekends to NYC a couple times, and being only a 13 hour drive from my brother in Florida. We love seafood so it is great being closer to the ocean too.

      I have a Netflix backlog, but I just don’t watch it much. I’m watching some of the Marvel stuff. I watched the first season of Jessica Jones and Daredevil. I think I’m on the second season of Daredevil? But I want to see Luke Cage. I haven’t watched in months. Fortunately I think Netflix keeps track of where I was. lol

      Have a great reading week.

      • Ahggh — I meant NetGalley queue, not Netflix. Sorry about that! (Can’t blame that one on autocorrect, except the one in my brain.) But it was interesting to see what you watch, too. I have a huge Netflix list of things I want to watch, but I often gravitate prefer to read than watch something.

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  4. The Sunday Post does take time, so true. I never get to ALL of them but I don’t try either- I have my usual regulars haha and do visit probably most and anyone that comments to me. Sometimes it takes up to much time on Sunday but I do some on Monday too. I enjoy it or it would be WAY too much time lol!

    Glad you had a good week. Williamsburg sounds fun.

    I still have to read Exit Strategy.

    • Yes, I’ve gotten so I try to stop by at least some every week, because i do enjoy it. But I try to get to every single linkup at least once a month because I find new great stuff and I enjoy it. And not everyone links up every week either. Plus I can’t bear to leave someone out; everyone loves to get comments. I suffer from wanting to do everything. This is an old problem; I wanted to study every subject in college too!

      Exit Strategy is awesome. I plan to finish writing my review tomorrow. But you know it’s good when you are laughing in the first 5 minutes. Have a great reading week, Greg!

  5. I’m currently working on my Netgalley stats. I have 7, and 3 of them are 2-3 years old. I’m surprised they still give me books, as I only request from publishers I recognize.

    Good luck catching up on ARCs!

    • Well that doesn’t sound too bad. But like me, I’m sure there’s a reason you haven’t read those older ones. I hope you enjoy the ARCs as you read them!

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  6. LOL cut back on FREEBIES ^_^ I mean to do the same thing, but they are free, so I just one-click. I grabbed Ghost of a Chance and Broken Angel too plus several others I found this week for free. I’ve been good on the ARC request’s so I’m not behind over extended on those. I totally understand the commenting. I usually just stop in and share the page. I don’t always comment anymore. It takes a lot of time. I try to comment on those that usually visit my blog and comment on it, but ya blog visits are time consuming.
    Have a great week and happy reading!

    • It’s pretty much a joke about the freebies. LOL I need something extra to read once I retire, right?

      Yes I try to comment when I have something to say. And also retweet or share things I think are good. I feel badly I can’t do every post or every Sunday.

      Enjoy your week and thanks for visiting today!

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    • We’re home last night and it went pretty well. I think we are so tired sometimes a staycation is easier and less expensive, but then sometimes we are so lazy we don’t want to leave the house. Also, we binged on HGTV since we don’t have cable at home.

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  7. Your NetGalley is amazing. I think I started falling behind in 2013 and now have a giant backlog. I am working on it though. I rarely get audiobooks to review so I don’t have an issue there. I am glad you got out of town and found some good food to eat during your break. I think that it sounds like you made good use of your time off. Have a great week!

    • Thanks Carole! I really try to get to things the publishers send me quickly. I hope to get to those older ones in December because I don’t have much new stuff scheduled then. January is hopping tho; there is a LOT of great stuff releasing in January. And I want it all. lol

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    • It is worthwhile and enjoyable. I just get a little frustrated when I can’t do it all. But nobody can do everything.

      I am loving my reading this year and I chose challenges which were easier than some because I knew I would be reading that type of thing for sure.

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    • I can do it with something like HGTV, they seem to repeat certain things during the course of one show. But things with more active plot or action I have to stick to something like knitting or sewing. Right now, I can’t listen to my audiobook while commenting or writing reviews. But I can listen while doing the setup of a post. The mind works in odd ways.