Sunday Post – 3 February 2019 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality @Tynga

Posted February 3, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Giveaway, Sunday Post / 41 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!


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

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This giveaway is for the entire event, with things to enter each month. Tantor is also supporting me by giving away digital codes for all 10 audiobooks in the series!

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I’m off to a smashing start in January 2019 on my challenges.  I’ve read 32 books (Goodreads challenge), 17 audiobooks.  17 for Beat the Backlist, 12 New Releases, 23 for COYER and just 10 library books because I’m using KU and AR while I have them. I’m working this weekend on getting everything linked up to all the challenges.  The next few weeks are going to be all about the romance with Valentine’s Day coming up.

It’s been the week of physical therapy.  I managed to go to my first Water class at YMCA which went well, and a yoga class. My daughter has been doing really well using the walker. She also continues her tradition of anxiety about her first chapter test and then got a 100!   My Mom is doing better than expected and is a PT rock star. By Thursday, she had her stuff all packed and wanted to go home. My brother talked her out of it though.

We had a couple cold days but not as bad as the Midwest.  I was happy to have raked leaves on Sunday when it was 50, and have nothing scheduled so we could stay home on Thursday, the coldest day. Now it’s going to be 60-70 (about 20C) for the next week. YAY! That’s pretty much perfect.  I didn’t get far with knitting or sewing this week, though.


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


Triumphant                                                 Nice and Easy                     Blood Apprentice

 The Line Between                                


Thank you so much  AceRoc Books, SocialButterflyPR, Elizabeth Hunter, and Simon & Schuster.  Another great mix with scifi, contemporary romance, urban fantasy and mystery/thriller.




The Collector                                                                                  The Liar


 The Obsession                                                              The Andromeda Strain

A Tale of Two Cities


So I got these at the Audible sale since they did not have the audios at my library. I could have requested them to purchase them I guess but I chose to buy these.  The Tale of Two Cities was only $0.99 and it’s Simon Vance!  Dickens is an absolute favorite of mine.


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.

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Posted February 3, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Giveaway, Sunday Post / 41 Comments

41 responses to “Sunday Post – 3 February 2019

  1. That sounds like an all around good week for you and your family getting back to a good place in your health. Way to go on the challenges. I feel like I’m sitting pretty with mine, too. It is supposed to be in the 40’s today and even warmer during the week so I can’t wait to get outside for a bit longer than dashing from my car to a building. 🙂
    Nice finds for your audible sale and the freebies. I still need to read that Deborah Harkness series.

    Have a good week, Anne!

    • Thank you. It’s going to be in the 70s, the forecast is even warmer when I looked at it this morning. I love 60-70. This weather means more grilling and salads which I love. I enjoy salad but not so much when it is freezing; I want hot food then.

      I have read 2 of the 3 All Souls and fear I would need to reread the first 2 to handle the third. I remember them as rich in details. Well not this month anyway. I’m sure you are doing great on your challenges, you read more than me. Have a great week and stay comfy.

    • The swimming was good and especially since I could wear flip-flops. I put on my suit at home and then go swim. After I take off my suit, put on undies and outer clothes. Except today I did not bring a shirt. Oops. Good thing I wore a jacket and wasn’t stopping anywhere on the way home. lol Have a great week.

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  2. So glad to hear your mom is feeling better.
    Glad your daughter got 100. I think everyone tends to worry before something as big as that. I know I do 🙂

    It was FREEZING here but I am looking forward to the warmer weather this week. I think I might be ready for spring.

    Have a great week, Anne! Happy Reading! ox

    • Thank you. I’ve enjoyed everything else of hers and it’s a genre I love so I felt pretty safe buying them. It’s always good to have others good opinions. I do tend to check Goodreads to see how others felt also when I plan to buy something, or see if I can get it at the library.

      I’ll be over later to enjoy your food for the week since I’m trying to toe the line on my food right now. Happy reading!

    • Thank you; I’m sure I won’t be able to continue like that but when you are inside more it isn’t too hard, or even with audiobooks as you do all your daily running around.

      I’m enjoying a warmer week already. Here’s to amazing books this week!

      Anne recently posted: Sunday Post – 3 February 2019
  3. Melanie

    I’m glad to hear that about all the health things are looking better. We got hit hard with cold weather, but not as bad as Chicago. Sounds you’re doing great on your reading. I’m already 2 books behind on my GR challenge. Oh well, I will probably get caught up soon. I hope you have a great week.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

    • yes, it’s get up and move! I think when my daughter has her college class instead of sitting in the car knitting and listening to audiobooks I think I might have to have at least one day a week where I put in the earbuds and walk the whole time.

      I had a great month but it isn’t always like that, usually it’s only a few books a week. But I’m trying to get my mileage from my KU and AR deals. Have a great week and hopefully a warmer one.

  4. Anne you are a reading machine!!!!! Now I am happy to hear all the positive news about your health, your daughter and your mom! Let’s hope everything gets better and better!

    • Well it’s all that waiting in line or at classes or appointments, running errands, driving her all over, cooking, folding laundry, sewing, knitting, making blog post shells. I have fully integrated audiobooks which allows me to really read more. And I really love some of those narrators. But it won’t always be like this month.

      Yes we all need to keep moving. I need to walk while listening when she is in class instead of sitting in the car listening. I hope you have a week that’s better with amazing reads.

  5. Glad the big freeze wasn’t so bad for you and that you had a pretty good week!
    32 books is an amazing amount for one month! I topped out at 8 and 3 were teenie kids books, lol.
    I have been in a slump though so I’m not hitting myself with a stick over it and now the slump is ending, I’m excited for a very bookish February!

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  6. You picked up some nice audiobooks. Did you grab them during the sale? Hope your week is good. Happy Reading!

  7. I am so happy to hear that your mom and daughter are both doing so well. Congrats to your daughter for acing that test! You had such a good reading month in January! Nice selection of new reads. I hope you have a great week and enjoy them all.

  8. You are rocking your reading challenges, Anne! Bravo! I only read 17 books last month and that’s including my audio books. Glad to hear PT is going well. Didn’t know both you and your daughter and your mom are going through it. Sounds like you’re all doing well with it, though. I got a few books from that Audible sale as well, and I think there’s a 2 for 1 sale going on right now, but I haven’t looked at the selection yet. They always get me, lol! Have a great week and happy reading! 🙂

    • I did have a very high number of 5 heart reads. And I just reread Penny Reid’s Elements of Chemistry to prep for Elements of Physics and they are just all 5 hearts. I love them. More romance this month with Valentine’s Day so I think it’s a bit harder to get 5 hearts since I find they don’t always have enough plot for me. But that’s a generalization because the ones I read are usually very good. Have a great week!

    • Well I don’t know your specific issues but I have been able to do a lot with occasional chiropractic and massage. I also am finding my back is stronger and less pain with doing the swim and yoga classes. Movement is important and helps lessen stress. It depends on how severe your problem is and one can’t go beserker on it, you have to ease into a program. For me, I do not see an actual physical therapist. For my daughter, she started August 2017 at 3 times a week with an actual physical therapist, now once a week. My Mom in rehab after hip surgery, has daily stuff both PT and occupational therapy. Each one is different.

  9. Wow! You really crushed the January reads! I wish we had a YMCA w/pool closer to us. I’d love to partake in some classes. We have a YMCA Express (no pool) just down the road, but it’s kinda small. 🙁 I managed to get the backpack blower out today and take care of the lingering pesky leaves. Yay!

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