Sunday Post – 14 October 2018 @kimbacaffeinate @Tynga @readingreality

Posted October 14, 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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Another busy week, another hurricane. I think Hurricane Michael had more impact for this area than Hurricane Florence. But for me, they were about the same – some wind and rain, with some tree branches down.  Following it, we now have more fall like temperatures; it’s in the 60s (15-20C), instead of the 75-80 (25C?)range.  I definitely can wear a long sleeve shirt which will make it easier to get out and do yard work. The central air is still on air conditioning so it’s not really doing anything. I love the chilly nights for sleeping. But I had to turn on the space heater in the bathroom so it isn’t cold for showering.

My daughter had a final appointment at the OBGYN specialist where we asked lots of questions and came up with a plan. I had also questioned her about her pain on the hour trip there (also during the heaviest rain from Hurricane Michael).  A great deal of muscle pain and spasms is because she is so tense from anxiety.  So they gave her a new medication to help with pain and sleep.  We are also heading back to physical therapy this next Friday.  We’re adding in both gentle yoga and water exercise classes at least twice a week each to help support her muscles. I’m researching options. There is a city facility where the water classes are very reasonable. But we might just go to the YMCA for both of those. Perhaps her PT people will have recommendations as well. We hope to get her out of the wheelchair by January, which is when we go to that specialist again.

I’m working on my Blog Ahead Challenge. I’m up to 15 posts ahead now.  I’m trying to figure out which series to read for the November Read a Series in a Month Challenge.  I was a little ahead on ARCs so I read some library books I’ve been wanting to read this week. I’m doing lots of planning for November and December for PT, reading and other projects.   I’m also very excited to be going to Book Bonanza next August where I hope to see Felicia, Lexxie, Kimberly, Berls and maybe Brandee.  There are so many cons I’d like to attend. I’d like to go back to Apollycon and DragonCon. I’d also love to go to Emerald City Comic Con since it has many authors on the west coast I have yet to meet. DragonCon and ECCC have a more scifi/ fantasy track which also really appeals to me.


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

Mutts and Mistletoe

OK  I forgot to include Mutts and Mistletoe which I got last week. I grabbed it for HoHoHoRAT.



King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence                                                                       River Bodies by Karen Katchur


Ordinary Magic novellas by Devon Monk   (I bought these with my COYER prize!)


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.




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Posted October 14, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 18 Comments

18 responses to “Sunday Post – 14 October 2018

    • Well it’s a good plan for at least the next few months ( the rest of 2018) we will see if it works THEN it’s a good plan) but it’s the best we have for now.

      Yes I hope we are done with hurricanes for this year. I’ve lived here 3 years and this is the first year it has been an issue.

  1. We went straight from air conditioning to turning the heater on. It has been dropping into the 40s at night and I must say that I am NOT ready for it to be this cold. I hope you are able to get some things figured out with your daughter’s health. I hate that you are both having to deal with these issues. The hurricane looks like it has been terrible for some people. I am glad you came out okay. Have a great week!

    • Yes we were around 80 before Hurricane Michael and now 60s with 40s at night. I love the cold sleeping but I had to turn on the heat this morning.

      We have a plan for the next couple months and we will see how it goes for her. I hope she is in better shape and can go to school and we can do some traveling next year.

      Thank you! You have a great week also!

  2. That will be nice if her new pain meds help and hopefully you’ll find a good fit for the water therapy location. That really helped my mom recover mobility.
    That is neat that you get to go to the con and see lots of familiar faces. 🙂 I’ll look forward to hearing back from all of you.
    Yay for getting fifteen posts ahead and caught up on all your ARCs. Yeah, it was tough figuring out what I wanted to read for the Series in a month challenge. I picked a boxed set of a series I got a while back with just three to read which is doable with HoHoHoRAT and my review commitments in November.
    Nice haul! I like the looks of your Devon Monk purchases.

    Have a great week in your new fall temps, Anne!

    • Yes I hope the new plan works for her.

      I may try to do a con post or more likely include a few sentences and some pics in my Sunday post. I’m still struggling because there are so many series I want to read next month. I also have review commitments and HoHoHoRAT. I’ll have to post the reviews to anything in December.

      I love Devon Monk and I’m behind on that series since they aren’t at the library although I could request them but 3 are novellas so they wouldn’t really count for the series.

      I hope your week is great weather for you and some excellent reading!

  3. 15 posts ahead! WTF Anne! Ordinary Magic looks great, hope you love it. I’m also coming up with a “freebie love” regular feature to force me to read some of the many freebies I get. I got the Ballad of Black Tom last week too! Hope it is good!

    • Well I have to make an effort, right? I have some features like Thrifty Thursday, Series on Saturday, ICYMI which can be done ahead. I’ve only done the ICYMI so far, plus some November reviews. But I’m off work the next 4 days so I hope to do more.

      You’re welcome to link up to Thrifty Thursday , even in addition to your freebie feature. I want to know which are the “good” ones. I often enjoy the first in the series freebies from authors I already recognize their names.

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    • Things are progressing. I am in a furious planning mode right now.

      I get ahead and then behind. Right now I have written some reviews for November for Blog Ahead, because this week was all set. Now I don’t have my stuff for next week read or written but I am off for 4 days starting today so I’m not all that worried. Yet. I need to start reading the one for next Tuesday tonight though. I want to read it. I’m listening to a really good audio series right now which has sidetracked me a little.