Sunday Post – 27 January 2019 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality @Tynga

Posted January 27, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 40 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.


Stacking The Shelves is also a weekly meme hosted by  Tynga’s Reviews and Marlene from Reading Reality.  It’s all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!


This was another week which wasn’t quite routine.   With MLK,  my daughter only had two classes but we fit in more medical appointments.  My back is better, just a bit twingy but I am being careful.  She had the specialist on Thursday and I learned some things.  She has had a lot less headaches over the past couple months, and her leg muscles are improving, although slowly.  We do need to keep moving and she is determined now to start using the walker instead of the wheelchair more. She seems to do fine but is tired.  So that seems good.

My Mom who is 91, fell and fractured her hip.  She had to have surgery to put in a pin. She is in a nursing home for at least the next month for care and physical therapy but she is already up and walking. My brother is there with her and I facetimed with them Friday night so I feel better about it.  He sent me pictures of her room at the nursing home and it is nice.  I’ve always heard it is a good one.

The weather has been decent after the 30s (0C) on Mon/Tues,  it was 50-60s (14-19C)  the rest of the week.  When I stopped at the grocery store after her class Friday for milk, they were selling Girl Scout cookies. I was sadly going to say no, but they actually have gluten-free ones! They are caramel chocolate chip and are tasty!

I have continued to enjoy some knitting and now I’m going to knit a dog sweater for our massage therapist. I’ll start that this week and put aside another cowl I am making for a bit.  I FINALLY got to sewing this week.  I made a couple pair of flannel pajama pants, flannel pillowcases and did some mending. It felt great.

I really have an exciting book haul this week!!  I am struggling about which things to get at the current Audible sale which is a rerun of daily deals. For example, there are 3 by Allen Eskens which I have listened to from the library and I LOVE them. The total would be $10. BUT it seems ridiculous to buy them when I probably won’t listen to them again and could easily get them at the library again if I wanted. UGH.  So I am considering the ones which aren’t at the library on audiobook.  I’ll probably get a few today, the last day of the sale.


Later this week, Friday, is the next post of the Read-Along, the Alex Verus series by Benedict Jacka. There will be some giveaways and games and reviews.   We are just reading one book a month and this is the first month so it’s not too late to join us!



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


Back to You                                     Motion: Laws of Physics           Watcher in the Woods

Hot to the Touch                             

Oh the romances for Valentine’s Day are on tap for a few weeks.  Thank you to Kimberly Kincaid,  Social Butterfly PR, McMillan Audio



Burning Bright                             Up By Five                                   Calamity  



I won a $5 gift card for a COYER Twitter party and did a little shopping getting two series books which weren’t available at my libraries.    Calamity and The Turquoise Lament were each on sale for $1.99; I’ll probably add the Whispersync for them later.    A nice mix here: urban fantasy, contemporary romance, science fiction, and mystery.


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 love hearing from you!




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Posted January 27, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 40 Comments

40 responses to “Sunday Post – 27 January 2019

  1. That’s good news about your daughter working with the walker. Your poor mom. Hope she heals and gets back on her feet. So good that she has loving kids. Neat knitting and sewing projects you’ve picked.

    LOL, I did that at the last Audible sale when I was trying to figure out what I couldn’t get elsewhere from library or other cheaper sources.

    Hope you have another good week and your back continues to improve, Anne. Wishing you well with your readathon, too. 🙂

    • Thanks. I am off to the Y for a water class shortly. I don’t want to go but I need to start going. It’s so much easier to stay home and read. Plus it will encourage my daughter who says no every time if I am going at regular times to things. So I must get myself in gear.

      I’m really pleased with how the pj pants are turning out. The pattern didn’t have pockets but I added them.

      I check the library for every single daily deal I want too. I’d love to own them all but that’s ridiculous too.

      Have a wonderful week and enjoy your books Sophia!

  2. So glad your back is better and your daughter is doing well and using the walker more. And sorry to hear about your mother. It’s nice that your brother can be there with her. The weather was up and down here too. Saturday was like spring but temps are supposed to get very cold here by midweek before bouncing back. I’m so ready for spring:) Enjoy those new books and snuggly new PJs.

    • I like the days in the 50-60s and the nights just above freezing, or a little warmer which is more like spring and fall.

      My brother lives where he can get a direct flight for $100 or so (Florida) and here in NC there are no direct flights and it’s about $400. He’s an empty nester and I have a daughter at home in a wheelchair. So it’s what we can do now.

      I hope you have a great week with some new reads, too!

      Anne recently posted: Shattered Vows by Kaylea Cross
  3. Anne some good news about your daughter having less migraines (I know all about it as my daughter had one migraine a week since she was 6 years old until some months ago when a doctor prescribed beta blockers) and some bad news with your mom. A give and take from life i guess. I just hope that next week you’ll only have a “give week”. Happy Sunday!

  4. Sorry to hear about your mom, I hope she has a quick recover. Those falls are no fun.
    I am sorry your daughter is still not feeling well. Did they ever find out what was going on? I don’t remember if you ever sad or if they are still trying to figure it out?

    I do hope this week is awesome for you Anne! Happy Reading!

    • Well she is diagnosed as having fibromyalgia. They also believe she has IBS and endometriosis. We may actually do the laproscopy this summer to see if the endometriosis is accurate and if they can do anything for it. So unfortunately it is multiple things which each make the others worse. Being active is important so we are working towards it.

      Have a wonderful week with good reads! No readathon so time to work down those 2019 ARCs for me.

      Anne recently posted: Playing For Keeps by Jill Shalvis
    • Sewing, knitting, quilting, all that is using math skills with a love of color / texture and being able to be creative. I like the design process best but I enjoy it all. I learned somewhat in 10 years of 4H, but mostly it was trial and error sewing almost every day from the time I was about 9 until I went to college. So there were lots of mistakes and practice before I developed any skills.

      Have a great week! Thanks for visiting.

  5. Oh sorry to hear your mom fell! Thats terrible! But, it sounds like she is in a good place at least. I knew there were some toffee gluten free girl scout cookies but I didn’t know about a caramel chocolate chip! Delicious!
    Its suppose to get SUPER cold here this week. I’m not prepared!

    Samantha recently posted: #SundayPost: Is January over yet?
    • Thankfully she seems to be doing well. They had strawberry rhubarb pie today – my favorite (probably not gluten-free) I don’t have to have GF but I always do because it is what my daughter has to have.

      Well it’s colder in Iowa where they are and snowy, and colder where you are. We are going to be 40-50 with some 20-30 nights which isn’t all that bad. I hope you have a good week and manage to read before falling asleep some nights.

  6. That’s great your daughter is doing better and yourself. Nice book haul. Hope you enjoy. I haven’t looked at the Audible sale yet, but I’m sure their are some I’d like to pick up too. ^_^

    • Well I’m going to go look at the sale after I finish responding to comments. What is great is they are all $6 or less so really reasonable. I just have to NOT buy the ones I can get at the library, even if I love them.

      Thanks Angela! I hope you have a lovely week and have some wonderful reads.

  7. I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I hope she can heal and get back home as soon as possible. Girl Scouts have had a gluten free cookie for a couple of years now. They cost more but make my family happy so we buy them. I am glad your daughter is working with the walker more. Hopefully, that will build up her strength. I had some struggles over the audible sale myself and settled on just a few. Have a great week!

    • Thanks we are all in PT more or less. Mom seems to be doing well. I went to the Y and did the water class and swam laps. My daughter had some bad cramps but when I came back she was better. She’s busy with her homework tonight with class in the morning.

      After this I’m going to make my decisions at the sale – eek only 3.5 hours left. Enjoy your week!

      Anne recently posted: Sunday Post – 27 January 2019
  8. Glad your mom is in a good home. That can make all the difference. Sounds like she is a spunky one. Glad you got to facetime them. You must feel better about it all. Hope you have a great week and enjoy all your books.

    • Thanks. My brother texted me some photos from today – even of the strawberry rhubarb pie! My favorite but I don’t have / make pie any more with gluten-free these days. She has tried out some homes over the last 10 years or so and doesn’t really like any of them. I don’t think she has tried this one that I remember but it is a good one. It’s about 20 miles from my home town. Thanks for stopping by! I hope your reading week is a good one.

      Anne recently posted: Shattered Vows by Kaylea Cross
    • Thank you! It’s all about PT in our family right now. I went to the Y to swim which went well. Mom seems to be doing well also. My daughter has agreed to go to yoga tomorrow. We will see- it is a bit day to day for her. I hope you have a great week and find all the best books!

  9. I’m sorry to hear about your mom. That’s hard seeing as you have to deal with medical issues with your daughter as well. I hope your daughter is on the mend! Didn’t know she was in a wheelchair, but I hope she’s able to transition smoothly to a walker instead.

    I love The Rockton series, and Therese Plummer is one of my all-time favorite narrators, so enjoy! I also got a book from the Audible sale. The first in the Murderbot series which wasn’t at my library so I was happy to snag that!

    • Thank you. It’s all about the PT right now. She is transitioning to the walker better than I expected so far. It is tiring for her but she’s handling it well. It’s important to get those muscles moving.

      I totally agree about the Rockton series and Therese Plummer. I finished it Saturday and I already can’t wait for more. I am also a HUG lover of the Murderbot series and Kevin Free. I hope you LOVE them. I can’t wait for the next one in that series either, apparently full length next spring I think. So many amazing reads! I hope you have a great week with them!

    • Thank you! We are all doing the PT this week. I did manage to go to the Y on Sunday for Water class and swim laps for 30 minutes. We are going to Chair yoga tomorrow hopefully. Today I raked my 2 weekly cans of leaves because it is going to rain tomorrow and then be cold. Plus they come for them on Thursday. I hope you have a great week!

  10. So sorry to hear about your mom 😧 I hope for a quick recovery for her! And your daughter! I hope whatever is going on with her looks up even more. I’m sad to see so many medical things going on in your life. 💔

  11. What a fabulous post! Sorry to hear about all the family medical issues and I hope everyone is feeling better. Kudos to your mom. That is amazing. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

    sherry fundin recently posted: January 2019 Wrapup
    • Thank you Sherry. It’s always tough to know how much to include or not. We are making progress. In fact, my brother just texted that my Mom has her bags packed and wants to go home. Have a great week!

      Anne recently posted: Flare Up by Shannon Stacey
  12. Those weeks that are out of routine can be tiring. Good to hear your back is doing better, I hope it continues to improve. Sounds like your daughter is making some good progress. I am sorry to hear about your mom falling, but that’s good she is up and walking again already.

    They don’t sell Girl Scout Cookies here, but I always hear good things about them. Glad to hear you found some gluten free ones.

    It’s fun to hear about your sewing and knitting. I hope I can pick up knitting once as it sounds so fun to be able to make things yourself that way.

    I have to catch up on that Kelley Armstrong series, I loved the first book, but haven’t read the later ones yet. Might have to see if the site I use for audiobooks has them.

    Have a great week!

    • Thanks for visiting Lola. My review posted today on the Kelley Armstrong audio. I’m REALLY enjoying the series.

      We are all doing better. I made it to 2 classes at the YMCA one water one a stretch and they are definitely helping. We probably would have gone today but the it was the coldest day of the week and too tempting to just stay home. I hope you have a wonderful week and are continuing to enjoy audiobooks!