Sunday Post – 28 October 2018 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality @Tynga

Posted October 28, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 31 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.

On the home front, it was a different week. There was only one medical appointment.  I had problems with the dishwasher and the garage door opener which I solved myself. Go me! I felt very productive on Monday writing reviews, doing 3 loads of laundry and cooking.  On Friday, we had a dentist appointment which is medical also I suppose. After it, we went and voted even though it was in the 40s and raining. They actually have curbside voting which my daughter did but I went inside. I was glad to get it in since on the 6th we have 2 medical appointments.

I did get the schedule for the final work week. The only days I have off between now and November 7 are Oct 29, Nov 3,6.  Two of those days are full of medical appointments. On Tuesday and Friday this week, there are medical appointments in the morning and then I work afternoon and evening. One problem is all meals at work are between 2-5 in the afternoon. So like this past Wednesday, when I get home at 9:30pm and haven’t had dinner, I can’t get to sleep by 11 or 12.  So I ended up reading until 4:30am because I couldn’t sleep, which made Thursday a mess since I slept in a bit and was tired.  They have already asked if I would stay another week. I want to help but I also have things planned I want to do.

I forgot to say, last week, I reworked  my chicken pot pie recipe, using the filling to put the chicken & veggies over gluten-free biscuits I made.  It turned out well. I continue to add options to our dining repertoire. I also tried to make the Shrimp/Scallops in Pink Vodka Sauce which we loved at a restaurant on vacation. This one needs more work but I think I can figure it out.  We tried Trader Joe’s gluten-free pumpkin pancake mix and neither of us is a big fan.

I did some preparation for the HoHoHoRAT next month. I’ve been collecting holiday themed freebies with abandon.  lol.  Anyway,  I did receive eARCs and one audio ARC which will be my first things to read.  Next I looked at a holiday shelf on Goodreads where I have been collecting titles this past year. After that, I searched the Want to Read shelf for any with the word Christmas in them to try to find any older ones which weren’t on the holiday shelf. The combination of these 3 things gives me 53 titles! This should be plenty of options for me to read in 10 days.  HoHoHo! I’ll have some for next year likely. I printed out lists and wrote the number of pages and which are 2018 new releases to prioritize after the ARCs.

I didn’t get far on the Blog Ahead challenge this week  I had to finish some end of October posts so I didn’t complete any. I hope to finish up some on Monday as I have the day off.

I have had the Kindle Unlimited deal since the end of July and have not managed to read a single title even though I have a long, long list of ones I want to read. Hopefully, there will be another deal for Black Friday or Cyber Monday.  Or I’ll do it sometime when I know I have time.

I plan to do the Read A Series in a Month Challenge. I’d love to get your input on which one I should read.  There are so many things to consider. First, there is my mood. Next, there are ones which contribute to challenges like New Release, Audiobook or Library Love.  Getting them from the library is a bit risky, if I can’t get them in time or they have to go back before I finish. I can always buy them.  Also, I can’t promise to choose the one with the highest vote because mood, availability at the library, etc.  But you can really help me narrow it down.  So please, give me an idea of which series you enjoy from this extremely short list of possibilities. You can choose more than one.


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


Watcher in the Woods            How to Dance an Undead Waltz            Deathstalker Honor                               by Kelley Armstrong                      by Hailey Edwards                                              by Simon R. Green


Fatal Agreements by Ashley Fontainne

So I’ve been listening to Kelley Armstrong’s Rockton series on audio but I saw the book as read now on Netgalley and could not control myself. I’ll probably do both, read and then listen.   The next two audios are part of series I have been listening to from the beginning, by Hailey Edwards and Simon R. Green, from Tantor Audio.  Thank you, I’m so excited.  I wanted to listen to How to Dance an Undead Waltz the minute I got it. It’s up next.    Then is Fatal Agreements, which I won as a giveaway. Thank you Ashley Fontainne and Laura Thomas.



Cry Wolf                                        Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men                 The Tracker Series 4 book set                  by Patricia Briggs                           by Molly Harper                                                        by Nicholas Sansbury Smith

I forgot these first two which I got as Kindle deals last week.


Broken Soul by Faith Hunter

I snapped up this deal with the Kindle verion at $1.99, an additional $3.49 for the audible version. I already have the MP3 CD but I can give it away since I have the audible version now.


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 28, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 31 Comments

31 responses to “Sunday Post – 28 October 2018

    • Yes, I was only supposed to work 24-30 hours a week. But now they scheduled me for 40 hours these last 2 weeks. I am looking forward to making my own schedule starting with my daughter’s appointments and also having time for my reading.

  1. My goodness you are busy… I hope you can fins some time to listen or read something. I like your freebies. i grabbed Forgotten Sin too. I also like your book haul. Hailey Edwards is a great author to read. I need to get back to the Jane Yellowrock series. I think I’m on book 8. Thank goodness for Goodreads to help me keep track. ^_^

    • I’ll get there. 7 days left. Then I can chart my own course. I’m going to be very tired this week though. I’ve listened to Forgotten Sin from the library but I couldn’t pass up a freebie. I loved it. And I’m never sure if things will stay at the library once they are older now with them being digital. I notice some series I can’t get the older ones at the library.

      • Ya I’ve noticed changes to, to the library as well. Things are going digital or they are just buying hardcovers now and not the paperbacks, so the older titles as you know no longer are in hardcover for sale.
        Have a good week

    • You can vote as much as you like! Thank you. I’m looking forward to planning our schedule. 7 days left, over the next 10 days.

      I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned because I’m not sure we know everything. Different doctors have said some different things plus some testing we didn’t do because it was uncomfortable or invasive and the treatment would be no different. For example, when she was 1 they thought she might have endometriosis. But whether they did the laparoscopy or not, the treatment would be a Mirena IUD. So we did have the lapaoscopy. Similar with the IBS vs. Crohns. She has multiple conditions. The rheumatologist says fibromyalgia and hypo-mobility. The biggest issues are many long painful periods no matter what medication (birth control) is used. An average period is 3-4 weeks, altho they have been as long as 13 weeks and they make everything else – migraines, cramps, other muscle pains worse. The muscle pains are made worse by anxiety and most things seem to cause her anxiety since she doesn’t know if her body is going to work for her on a particular day.

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  2. Go you with the home DIY care and the tweaking of the recipes. Yay for getting in your votes and appointments.

    I’ve been making a holiday list, too. I have about twenty to choose from so I’m good to go for HoHoHoRAT. I’ll be doing the Series in a Month with you, too. 🙂

    Nice haul. I am just starting the Rockton series.

    Have a good week, Anne!

  3. My garage door is acting weird lately. I need to figure out if its the door or the remote or the sensor. I can’t imagine how difficult it would be to get to sleep when you get off work at 9:30 then have to eat dinner! I usually have the opposite problem-we eat lunch at 11:00 am. By 4 pm when I get home, I am STARVING. My husband doesn’t get home until 7:30-8:00.
    Yay for reworking recipes for gluten free. It took me a while to figure some out, but its great to have options when it comes to dinners!

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    • So garage door tips. 1st if it has the same issues from the remote as it does from the switch on the wall, it is NOT the battery in the remote. Next – if it goes up from either but not down, there is something blocking the sensors. I had wiped the sensors free – I thought – but it took scrubbing the centers since it was a spider web or something right in the sensor face. The other difficult expensive possibility with a garage door is the spring and that can be very dangerous so don’t mess with it – it requires professional help.

      yes, I really love cooking.

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  4. Doctor appointments are not any fun. I hope that they slow down for you and your daughter soon. It does take some time to work out gluten-free recipes that your family will enjoy in the regular rotation. I have been doing this for a long time but I still experiment often. Nice new reads this week! I hope you have a great week, Anne!

    • Thanks Carole. I enjoy the cooking. I look forward to having time to do it and eat meals at more regular times. We are talking about having themes for our nights: Pizza, Grill, Pasta, Soup, New Recipe and so forth. Grill night might include grilled salmon or tuna, or chicken, they might have marinades or be on kebobs. They might be eaten over rice or in fajitas. So even tho a theme there will be plenty of variety. It’s fun to plan. I will create a list for each night of recipe options over time.

      I’m excited about my new reads but it will be dicey between medical appointments and full-time work. I hope you have a better week!

  5. Wow you have been busy. And yay for the HoHoHo readathon. I think I’m going to do that one too.

    I can’t wait to read Watcher in the Woods.

  6. I am pretty sure I have Watcher in the Woods and need to read it. Currently, I have 4 books going and might be adding a 5th. As I read them in different places. What can I say? I need to work on reviewing some that I have already read this week. That is my goal.


    • I try to hold the line at one ebook and one audiobook. It doesn’t always work. The other things on Goodreads in my currently reading are things I started but then had to switch to something else for some reason and I hope to get back to them soon.

      Yes I always manage my reading; my day tomorrow after my daughter’s PT is writing some reviews. I managed to finish up 3 posts tonight and I have at least 3 to do tomorrow.

      Good luck with your posts and your reading! Anne – Books of My Heart

  7. I’m very impressed that you managed to sort out your dishwasher AND garage door remote – indeed, go you! It sounds like a really busy week and I hope the coming one is a tad more peaceful, Anne. Thank you for popping across to my site.

    • Yes, I knew we would be really busy already on election day so I am glad it is accomplished. Also if we had trouble or ran out of time I knew we could go a different day. Thanks for visiting.

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