Sunday Post – 10 March 2019 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality @Tynga

Posted March 10, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 64 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.   There are 3 giveaways which end Sunday at midnight!

This week was spring break but we kept busy enough. Sunday, I finally did vacuuming which I hate but I love the results.  The weather this week was blah, mostly cloudy and around 45-50F (10C) which isn’t too bad.  Tuesday and Friday were days with nothing scheduled so I was able to do some sewing and other avoided tasks.  I did spend a couple hours going through my closet and packed up another box of things I won’t wear. I also finally arranged for someone to come clean the gutters next week.  Here’s a better photo of the cowl from last week with me wearing it.  I’ve started another slouch hat for my daughter now.

I’m happy to say my daughter is working into her new things very well now.  She’s doing well with school, and her new group AND its social activities.  Now if we could just get to the Y more often.  She also wanted to do another social activity she just found. The mom of one of the guys in her group has a weekly quilting event at her home on Wednesday evenings 6-9pm.  It’s a gorgeous old brick home. She cooks dinner for everyone and has at least 4 sewing machines, 2 irons/ironing boards and more fabric than some fabric stores!  People bring their own projects or work on quilts for charity projects.  Most of the women are from her church I think, or friends of her children. I’m roughly her age but the rest were all our children’s age.  I’m just glad my daughter’s so excited to do something. It’s a fun regular function for us to do together. We are working on a king size, dog print quilt I started for her in MN and have not worked on here.

Again, I got the big haul of ARCs but there were such exciting things!  I’m a little worried but they spread over more than just this month.  This week, Laura visited on my Friends on Friday. Saturday,  we have our popular Series on Saturday post with a theme of Assassins.  I’m still perusing the Audible 2-1 sale but didn’t see very much I wanted or that I don’t already have.

This week will be busier with school back in session but apparently no classes for her this Friday which means a 4 day weekend!  The weather is supposed to be warmer and more sun.


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


Fatal Reckoning                                                             The Devil and the Dancer               Wherever She Goes


The Ghost Hunter Next Door                                      The Women’s War     

Thank you so much Harlequin Audio, Elizabeth Hunter, Minotaur Books,  Tantor Audio,  and  Penguin Random Audio.




Bound                                                           Bad to the Bone


I got Bound with my COYER gift card!  Bad to the Bone was a $0.99 deal and it is in the wonderful Dogfather series.



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 March 10, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 64 Comments

64 responses to “Sunday Post – 10 March 2019

  1. Oh Anne this is so good to hear positive news about your daughter! I follow you on your Sunday posts and know that it’s not always easy, far from it! Enjoy all the books now 😉

    • Thank you Sophie! yes I am glad to have her settling in to some activities rather than sitting at home in her room. A balance is good. Home sometimes, out and about sometimes. Have a wonderful week!

      Anne recently posted: Series on Saturday: Assassins
  2. Hard to fit so many things in one week. I remember fondly going to the Y and participating in dance work-out classes.

    • And on spring break you would think we would have more time. Sort of, but it’s great to have days without appointments or scheduled things to work on bigger or more free form projects. It’s easier to do more out and about in weeks where one is scheduling more of it. Have a lovely week!

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  3. Melanie

    I grabbed The Women’s War too. I’ve read this author before, under the name Jenna Black, and loved her work. I can’t wait to see what she’s done with this one. Great news about your daughter. I hope she’s able to keep it up. Have a great week.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

    • Yes the whole Nikki Glass series. I know. I just couldn’t pass it up even though I don’t have a slot figured out yet. Usually I don’t take something unless I have a spot on the schedule planned.

      I’m glad to see her opening up and doing more. Have an amazing week, Melanie!

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  4. Your daughter’s new social activity sounds like fun.

    I hate vacuuming, too, but dusting…even more. Cleaning closets…something I need to do.

    I like the cowl shawl.

    Enjoy those books, which look tempting. Thanks for sharing, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  5. Quilting sounds so fun and nice to do as a group. I hope she enjoys it. 🙂 Glad your daughter is feeling better.
    We avoided all house hold stuff yesterday and will do a little today but nothing crazy because I am trying to get my weekends to be more relaxed and less crazy with house work. 🙂

    I hope you have a great week, Anne! Happy Reading! xx

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    • Thanks Michelle. I have seen several memes about today about how Sunday is a day of rest, but more like rest of the tasks, laundry, cleaning, etc. It does often feel like we never get a day “off”. We just stayed home this past week for spring break. I’m glad even though we did work on various things. At least we could organize them in the order we wanted instead of trying to stuff everything into time between scheduled things. Have a fantastic week!

      Anne recently posted: Mahimata by Rati Mehrotra
  6. Lots of great looking books. I requested one from Abigail Owen on NetGalley but so far this week that’s all the books I’ve added to my pile. You have some great looking books there. I need to read another Katie Ruggle since I haven’t read many from her.

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  7. That’s great for your daughter and the weekly quilting sounds like fun. I like the cowl!
    Enjoy your books, so many great covers. Buried looks good, I feel like I’ve seen it somewhere before.

    • I think we’d get more quilting done at home but I’m happy to go with her to get that social connection for her. Thanks! I got all the goodies this week! I love the covers on the CJ Carmichael books. As I recall they are in KU and Sophia Rose has been reviewing some of them, at least that’s how they came to my attention. Have a terrific week!

      Anne recently posted: Dead Eye by Alyssa Day
    • NO I won’t be cleaning gutters. I’m enjoying the cowl, it’s a lighter weight than the cashmere one so perfect for the 50-60 weather up next. I enjoy making the slouch hats and now she will have one in each color family. Have a fabulous week, hopefully you will need some of the summer clothes you got out!

  8. The quilting group sounds awesome. Both of my grandmothers were awesome quilters but I don’t think any of their talent rubbed off. Sounds like your daughter will have fun. I simply must start The Dogfather series. It looks cute. I was also able to snag the Armstrong book. She’s one of my favorite authors. Hope you guys have a wonderful week!

    • I love, love the Dogfather series! When a new book comes out she donates a percentage of the first month to a shelter there. The covers are of actual dogs and guys from that shelter.

      My grandma was an awesome quilter (+knitter, crotchet, tat, cooking, gardening). I have a quilt on my bed she made. She had a treadle sewing machine where you peddled your feet rather than electricity. And of course many parts are hand quilted.

      Have a super week!

      Anne recently posted: Mahimata by Rati Mehrotra
  9. You have a great haul of books there and I love the look of your cowl – so cosy:)). What a lovely experience – being part of a quilting group… it must be so much fun. I’m so glad your daughter is finding other activities to join in. Have a great week, Anne!

    • Thank you! We both wear our cowls and love them. This is the spring weight one (linen/wool, the cashmere one was for winter) I am grateful to get so many amazing books!

      Have an awesome week!

      Anne recently posted: The True Queen by Zen Cho
  10. What a beautiful cowl! You look lovely in it, Anne. That is great news about your daughter. I love that you have found an activity that you can do together on a regular basis. I am sure it will be great to get that quilt done as well as spend time with your daughter. Great haul this week. I hope you enjoy them all and have a great week!

  11. Now, that sounds like a solid and productive week for you. I drag my feet about a few chores, too. Dusting is the one I have to have a good book to motivate me. 🙂 The cowl looks lovely. I realized after I saw the first pic why it looked familiar. I have one in a similar color scheme and pattern. We’re twinsies. 🙂 Neat about your daughter finding the easy going quilters group.
    We got some of the same reviews and freebies. I’m looking forward to them. I didn’t know there was that in between book from Mark Lawrence and I love that series so I’ll have to snag it.

    Have another good week, Anne!

    • I love a productive week although it doesn’t ever seem to feel like enough. I have high standards for myself.

      We have lots in common! I saw the novella and knew I wanted to read it before Holy Sister which is coming up quickly. Bound wasn’t at any of my libraries but I wanted it. I think it’s only 46 pages or so.

      Have a stupendous week, Sophia!

      Anne recently posted: Series on Saturday: Assassins
  12. That weekly quilting event sounds lovely with dinner and everything! Your knitting turned out nice!

    I grabbed a copy of Katie Ruggle’s Turn the Tide too. I really enjoy her books. I was eyeing Wherever She Goes because I love Kelley Armstrong’s Rockton series.

    Enjoy your books and have a nice week, Anne!

  13. That sounds great! Good for your daughter, and yay for the weather slowly warming up! It’s supposed to get close to 40 later this week and I’m ready haha! Some progress is better than none I suppose!

    Nice haul of freebies too!

    • Ha I remember those long years in MN where 40s were the warm weather! I like that as the lowest highs here. Our “average” is 50s for highs, and 30s for lows. But it’s been much colder. I got a nice haul all around this week. Thanks for visiting. Have a great week!

      Anne recently posted: Series on Saturday: Assassins
  14. Sounds like a busy week! I’m glad your daughter is doing okay. And I love the cowl. It looks great! 😉
    My mother-in-law is also pretty good in making things for our baby girl.. I can’t even sew on a button. LOL!
    Have a great week and happy reading!

    • Thanks, I am glad she seems to be getting more comfortable with her activities. I tried to get her more out and about but we only do 1-2 things a day usually. I try to leave her plenty of free time to do her homework and PT exercises.

      I’ve really gone wild with wanting books these past couple weeks. Have a terrific week with some great books!

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  15. The cowl is beautiful. And the quilting gathering sounds like a lot of fun. That’s great that your daughter wants to join in. I have a couple by Sawyer Bennett on my Kindle but have yet to read anything by her. Hope your week is off to a great start!

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    • Thank you! I’m pretty pale and no makeup but I was trying to at least show how it looks when not a lump on the table. lol

      I like Sawyer Bennett but haven’t read this series at all. It looks like she is a lawyer from NC and has written lots of hockey and legal romances. I read her book Atticus which is about a girl and her dog. But I have some of her other books first in the series freebies, and I bought the Wicked Horse box set on sale. So many things I want to read. Have a wonderful week!

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  16. Jen

    Sounds like a pretty good week!

    I forget – did you listen to the original Beechwood Harbor series, or are you starting with the Ghosthunter book? I know Melanie listens with me, but wasn’t sure… anyhow, if you haven’t listened to the Witch books, I highly recommend! I’m listening to the anthology now, which apparently introduces the Ghost books.

    I hope you have a good week!

    • I have not listened to the other series but I am reading or listening to it now. Some of it it in KU. Melanie has been listening to both series. You all have convinced me I need to read / listen to them. I hope you are having an excellent week!

      Anne recently posted: Series on Saturday: Assassins
  17. Lovely to have a face to put with the name and blog! And I like your cowl; it looks warm and soft and squishy and comfy—all the things a good cowl should be.

    It sounds like your daughter is really settling in and making friends. The quilting group sounds awesome! I’d like to find a knitting group like that. There’s a group that gets together twice a month to do charity knitting, and I go sometimes, but I’m usually working when they meet. Maybe I should start a knit night…

    Enjoy your new books! They look fun, especially The Ghost Hunter Next Door.

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    • Thank you! While the first quilting night we didn’t even finish one block, last night we finished 4! Partly since it was the first we were figuring out how it all worked, plus it started an hour late for Ash Wednesday.

      I was in a weekly knitting group in Minnesota and have some really wonderful friends from it over more than 10 years. We did some Christmas exchanges and even went to a retreat together one year. I haven’t figured out anything like that here in NC. There were some amazing master knitters in the MN group. You should start one! I would but I find I hate to go out at night, it makes such a long day. But the MN one was Wednesdays from 10-12 noon. So it does’t have to be at night. Hmmm Have a more normal and comfortable week!

  18. Vacuuming I do not mind so much, but mopping . . . That’s my hated chore. And here I want to get rid of the carpet someday. At least it won’t be any time soon because that takes money. It’s a dream. I am glad to hear your daughter is doing well. The Women’s War especially caught my attention, but all your new books look good! I hope you love them. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Anne!

    • Dusting, vacuuming I don’t like them and they just need to be done over and over. I have ACTUAL documentation from the Mayo Clinic to my mother saying to do it when I wasn’t home because of my allergies and asthma. Luckily, I outgrew the asthma.

      I did get some amazing books. I hope your weekend is great and you get some terrific reads!

    • Thank you! See I think you know everything that I don’t know or is on the edge of my need-to-know. I don’t even know for sure what Gutenberg is. I use UBB with WordPress. I select Add Media. I used to be able to paste in a URL there but now it has to be a file saved to my hard drive. That just changed about a month ago. The other weird thing is now after I paste them in. I can’t use the space bar! I have to copy and paste spaces. That just started in the last week or so. UGH.

      To create a link, I clink on a click on what looks kind of like a paper clip on the toolbar and then just paste in the URL to the Goodreads page I want, or whatever the link. I don’t have any trouble with this. I don’t know how to make an image clickable to a link, like my freebies but I think I could probably do the same thing but it would be more work than I want to do for freebies.

      I always hope your week is incredible, happy and healthy.

      • Gutenberg is the newest WordPress . The post editor works with blocks. It changed the way media works and when creating a gallery you can no longer add links. On your dashboard you should be able to see what version of WordPress you are using. My guess is you had an update and are using it. I finally switched, and it’s mostly easy, but the Gallery changed and I now have to use code for some things now.

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        • I’m sure you are right. I host at Nose Graze and so I don’t deal with any of the updates or anything. OK There is a notice that we are updated to WordPress 5.1. It says IF I want to go to the Gutenberg editor I have to deactivate the Classic Editor which I have not done. I don’t know which of my plug-ins are tied into that so I won’t be doing it right now. But the timeframe is about the same time I started having problems with the space bar but I already had the url into Media problem. I first emailed Ashley about that February 19th and it had been happening for at least a week or so then.