Sunday Post – 24 February 2019 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality @Tynga

Posted February 24, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 45 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.

So I got a huge book haul this week.  I have so many things I want to read.  I’ve got everything set up for the reviews I’ve planned but I had a bunch of shuffling to do for March.  Some books got moved to different release dates and one I planned to review the audiobook isn’t going to have an audiobook.

My daughter has had some migraines.  She is doing fine with school and her group therapy.  She started with a new individual therapist this week.  We still didn’t get to the YMCA.     I did manage to do some sewing and knitting.

For the love of God, stop raining! It rained all week and I’m looking forward to less rain this week with more normal 50-60F temperatures. I want to grill on the BBQ, eat salads and smoothies.  I’m tired of winter food.


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


Finder                                                Kingdom of Exiles                        Mahimata


     Westside                                       Sweet Wild of Mine                 Secrets Never Die


Wow,  it’s a bang up week for ARCs.     Thank you so much  AceRoc / Berkley Publishing, Sourcebooks Casablanca, Harper Voyager, Brilliance Audio, and Tantor Audio.




Changeling                                                                    The Man with a Load of Mischief


 A Kiss Before the Apocalypse                                           Six of Crows

I succumbed to an Audible Daily Deal from a favorite author / narrator (Amanda Ronconi).  Then there was this week’s Audible sale of first in a series.  I picked the ones I couldn’t get on audio at the library with narrators I love (Steve West, Luke Daniels).


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 24, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 45 Comments

45 responses to “Sunday Post – 24 February 2019

    • IKR??!?! I get many first book in a series as freebies which helps me identify amazing authors and series. The freebies DO serve a great purpose for me. 4 of 6 freebies I got this week are by authors whose name I see all the time and have yet to read. Thrifty Thursday, here they come.

      The rain was supposed to end around noon and be cloudy yet today but it is clear and sunny now!!! It’s also windy so it came in faster I guess. Finally this week will be more normal with temps in the 50s and not raining every day! YES!!!! The sun today just makes me feel energetic again. Although I stayed up to 4am reading so….

      Have a great week Laura!

      Anne recently posted: Wild Country by Anne Bishop
  1. Great book haul. I’m always eyeing Melinda Leigh’s books. I haven’t read any yet, but they look so good. I’m still buying freebies, too. I have no idea when I’ll get to read them, but they are free so I figure it’s okay 🙂 Hope you have a great week!

    • I seriously LOVE the Morgan Dane series by Melinda Leigh. I was turned on to it by Sophia Rose. I got the audio through KU and now the newest I am reviewing. They are all 4-5 star books for me, romantic suspense at its finest.
      I tried one and was hooked. Happy reading!

    • I don’t mind light rain or warm rain or a day of hard rain. But 7 days in a row of rain with temps in the 40s (5C) is not a happy thing. I’s focused on reading and crafting when I didn’t have to be out and about.

      Yes my dreams are coming true on my ARC requests. I tried to rein in my purchases since I do have plenty of credits right now but these were cheaper than credits and not at the library.

      Wishing you some dry, sunny weather this week!

    • I don’t worry so much about the freebies as they are up in the cloud but the ARCs and purchases I want to schedule into my reading. And this weekend, until today it was all about library books coming due. Ah deadlines. But at least we finally have a little sun. Happy reading and listening!

  2. WOW it was nice week on your book haul. I succumb to the Audible First -in-a-Series Sale and bought a whole bunch of audio books, some in series I’ve already read/listen, but others I’ve not yet tried. I looked at my library to see if they had the audios and they didn’t, but did have the books though I wanted to try the audios so, over bought this week ^_^. Oh well it was a deal. I love deals. That’s good your daughter is doing well with school and group therapy. Well I hope you have a wonderful week and happy reading!

  3. Sounds like you might need to start building your own ark for all that rain. 🙂 Ah, poor girl with having to deal with migraines. I’m having sympathy nausea just thinking about it.
    Yay for being ahead on posts which makes it easier when you have to shift them around. Very nice haul. I picked up Secrets Never Die for review, too, and I caught two books from the audio sale- a Louis L’Amour and a Diana Gabaldon.

    Hope you have a good week, Anne!

  4. Ooh grilled food is the best. Now I want some haha! And I hope your daughter gets a break from the migraines.

    Secrets Never Die looks fun!

    Have an awesome week!

    • Thanks. It was 60 and sunny finally today. I would have grilled if I hadn’t been so busy cleaning and doing laundry and running errands. The sun energized me. I can’t wait to grill this week. And it SO much easier now with a gas grill. I remember using charcoal and lighter fluid. Salmon and tuna steaks, as well as regular steaks and chicken. I can think of so many things I want to grill. I have all the veggies for kebabs and fresh pineapple too. Mmmm.

      The Melinda Leigh series are really great. It’s romantic suspense but the romance is a background story to mostly it’s action packed and smart investigating. Enjoy your week!

  5. We have had a ton of rain around here as well. I don’t really think that my family eats differently in the summer than we do in winter except we have more BBQ. I am sorry to hear that your daughter has been having a lot of migraines. Those are terrible. Lots of great looking new books this week. I hope you enjoy them all, Anne!

    • My daughter doesn’t eat differently but I do. I grill more in warmer weather and bake more in the colder months. I used to only eat soup or pot roast in the winter but since they are stovetop, they are year round now. Also I eat more salads, smoothies and fresh fruit in the warmer months.

      I hope you have a wonderful week and find some really enjoyable books!

  6. I’m tired of winter as well. I’ve actually had cravings for smoothies recently and looked around for recipes. LOL.

    I’m sorry about your daughter’s migraines, hope she feels better soon.

    Changeling sounds like a fun read/listen.

    • My daughter’s therapy group is actually going out for smoothies today for their social activity. Thank goodness it is sunny. This week is a break with more sun and 50-60 but next week, rain and even snow!

      Audible daily deal and a favorite author/ narrator combo, how could I resist?

      I hope it’s nice where you are and you read the most amazing books this week!

      Anne recently posted: Wild Country by Anne Bishop
  7. So excited to see the Martha Grimes in your list! I love Richard Jury though it’s been years since I read any of the series. I’d really like to go back to the beginning but I’m not sure I’ll ever really have the time. Hope you’re having a great week and you get some sun and warmth!

    • I love Richard Jury / Martha Grimes. I’ve read them all. But now realizing STEVE WEST is the narrator I’ll be collecting them for a reread. If I think I won’t have time, I just do once a month like I do the Read-along. Of course there are 800 series I want to read RIGHT NOW. lol Have a lovely week!

    • Agree. Agree. Agree. Agree. Agree. It is finally sunny and 50-60s this week but next week colder and snow! So instead of getting out and having fun on spring break, we’ll be staying in. Well there is reading, cleaning, cooking and crafting to do. My daughter has been doing better this week. I hope you are feeling better. It’s been a tough winter there.

  8. I’m always a fan of your haul posts and totally with you on the rain and winter food. It was excessive! Nice to see the sun again and have a warm day. I hope you enjoy all your new reads, Anne!

  9. We’ve been getting a lot of rain here in Southern California, and in Northern California, too, where I spend just about every other weekend. This is unusual for us, but we desperately needed the water. We’ve had a few lovely days, but I think we’ve got some days of rain coming again. Hope the weather improves for you, Anne!

    I love Luke Daniels, Steve West, and Amanda Ronconi as narrators as well. I’ll have to check out your audios. 🙂

    • After a measly 3 days, it’s back to forecast of 5 more days of rain.

      Anyone who knows audio is going to love Steve West, Luke Daniels and Amanda Ronconi! I’m also partial to Gabra Zackman, Simon Vance, Davina Porter and many, many others. I have really glommed on to audiobook love.

  10. Anne I am so sorry to hear about the migraines! My daughter is suffering from them since she was six years old! Now she seems doing better thanks to new medicine but I do know how hard it can be and on the mom too as we are feeling helpless! I hope next week will be smoother for her.

    • Thank you! We had 3 days of sun and now they predict 5 more days of rain and then maybe snow!!!!

      Sweet Wild of Mine is the second in the series and I really liked the first one – Wild on My Mind, or I probably wouldn’t have requested the next one. Have a lovely week!

  11. The cover on Find My Way Home is cute, happy reading.
    I hope she’s feeling better. I know how painful the migraines are.

  12. I am so sorry about your daughter having migraines! I first started having them when I was about 12 or so, and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.
    I’m sick of the rain as well. The past few days have been almost spring-like, but we’ve been getting a lot of rain overnight and everything is threatening to flood over at this point. The temps are going to drop again soon though. I’m just read for sun and some heat.

    • Thankfully this week has been better for the migraines. Yesterday was actually really nice but today it rained again. It’s supposed to be mostly clear and colder next week. We will see. They originally said snow but that is not forecast anymore. Have a lovely weekend, hopefully with sun!