Sunday Post – 5 May 2019 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality @Tynga

Posted May 5, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 69 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.

This week was crazy busy.  My daughter had her last two classes and one final.  She has her other final tomorrow. She thinks she did fine and seems to be doing better this week.  At least, she is talking to me more.  I called on Friday to the GI for cancellations and I got one for next week on Wednesday!!!!!  I’m so excited.

Tuesday was the home inspection and I’ve been looking for appliance which aren’t in the new place.  Sears Outlet is pretty awesome and I’m a fan of Lowe’s.  It’s not Menards but they don’t have that here.  I’m going to have a massive delivery order for early July since I have rented the last 8 years. I need a lawnmower, a ladder, and a dozen other things. I’ve been pondering kitchen organization this week and how to get various things off the counter.  So where do you keep your loaf of bread?

Wednesday night, my computer got the Google Chrome Not Responding which made me insane.  I was trying to look up reviews on appliances and it took HOURS because it kept freezing. I ran a bunch of scans and utilities,  and it seems normal now.

Friday and Saturday were nice days at home. I worked to get ahead on blogging and updated challenges. I did laundry, cleaned, cooked, started going through more stuff.  The weather has been good all week but started raining Saturday night and is supposed to rain all day today (Sunday) I plan to do more sort/throw and hopefully, actually do some packing. There is an errand I want to run if it isn’t raining all the time.

April Reading:  I had another good reading month.  I read an appalling low 28 books (lol, not even one a day). Some count for more than one challenge.  I listened to 11 audiobooks, read 16 New Releases, read 7 library books, and read 8 Beat the Backlist books.

Things I Learned This Week:

OK  if I’m asking for help, I’m also going to share the cool things I learn. You may already know them but hopefully it will help someone.

I had the dreaded Google Chrome Not Responding.  I was able to do some steps I found. What made the difference for me was Solution 6 – clearing all the cache, browsing history and cookies.  I did a bunch of the other things. I also ran many scans, emptied the recycle bin, and did a defrag.  Now it is running well.


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


Hard Target                                                 Explosive Forces

Thank you so much Pamela Clare,   and Tantor Audio.




I got an Audible Daily Deal using my $5 coupon and two audible originals which are included with membership.


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.

I appreciate all your comments and hearing from you on different topics.  Have a wonderful week!




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Posted May 5, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 69 Comments

69 responses to “Sunday Post – 5 May 2019

  1. I actually keep my loaf of bread in the refrigerator. We tend to toast or grill our bread anyway since the gluten free bread we eat just tastes better that way. I know that is not where the experts say to keep your bread but it works for us 🙂 I am glad you were able to get an appointment for your daughter and she seems to be feeling better. I know it has to be a relief for her to be finishing up with classes. I really wanted to get Skyward but I am not spending money right now and I had already used my coupon. I hope that it shows up again in another sale. I hope you have a good week and enjoy your new books!

    • Thanks. I am not sure about bread in the fridge. We have some in the freezer but it’s easier to get apart when thawed. I don’t eat much bread but my daughter makes sandwiches quite a bit. I am sure Skyward will be on sale again; I’ve seen it before. Robin loves it. I held back before because it’s YA and I think it is at my library also.

  2. I keep one loaf of bread on my microwave and one in my freezer for when the other one runs out. I like both raisin bread and lately-italian bread. It’s our daily tradition to eat eggs with toast. Hope you have a great week!

    • Thank you. We do keep the backup GF bread in the freezer. It would work now to put on the microwave but where we are moving it is built in over the stovetop. I had eggs and toast every day as a high school student. Then I switched over to oatmeal for awhile.

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    • Thank you. I have a German breadbox from an uncle who was from Germany before he married my aunt. It has sewing supplies in it. I just want to find somewhere to put bread rather than on the counter. I used to have enough cupboards to put it in one. I think the pantry may be the option in the new place.

      Anne recently posted: Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs
  3. Yay for getting further along with the home buying and setting up your larger utility purchases. I love Sears Outlet, too. We just got Menards in our area, but I do like Lowes, too.
    Glad you’re daughter felt good about her first final and only has one left.
    Looks like you did great catching up on the blog stuff even if your Chrome slow down interfered. You remind me. I need to defrag soon.
    A little low for the reading month, but you’ve had a lot going on.

    Have a great week, Anne!

    • Thanks! That a lot going on isn’t likely to change anytime soon. I might have to schedule a vacation to an area which has Menards so I can spend time walking around there. Of course on vacation we usually have cable and get sucked into watching HGTV for hours. Have a wonderful week, my friend!

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  4. You did great reading in April. I hope May is a good month. I keep my bread in an airtight Rubbermaid tub. I freeze the ones I’m not ready to use yet.

    Hope you have a good week!

  5. I gave up putting the bread in the pantry because the kids would always just leave it on the counter.
    I’m glad you got an early cancellation appointment, I know how much you wanted it.

    Have a great reading week

    • Thank you! Hopefully, she doesn’t use it at every meal and it would be put away at least half the time! I am a picker upper. Usually, by the time the meal is ready the kitchen is all clean too. I haven’t succeeded with this house looking good for several reasons. One being I never complete unpacked since I knew with renting we would be moving.

    • Thanks! My bread, bagels and wraps are all on the counter and since we have so little counter space I need to figure this out so when we move they have a different place.

      I knew I couldn’t keep up the previous months’ pace and it won’t get better with all the moving activity.

  6. I keep our loaf of bread in our fridge. It lasts WAY longer than on the counter. I have Skyward too I’m not sure when I’ll get to it though! Have a great week!!

    ~ Kendra @ Kendra Loves Books

  7. I have a microwave cart that I keep bread and dog food on. It looks like a wooden storage cabinet and the microwave is supposed to go on it but mine is too long to fit on it. So the microwave is on top of the fridge and the bread is on the cart along with dog food.

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  8. Jen

    Yea to classes almost done and daughters talking! I hope you guys have a smooth move ahead. As for bread items. When we were growing up, my mom and dad kept in the freeze for maximum length. But I hated thawing all the time, so I keep daily use stuff in a bread box on my counter.

  9. I can’t wait to read your thoughts on the audible of Skyward Anne! Now about Google I can’t help you as I use Firefox …. I hope your week will be light and easy (for once)

  10. Lorna

    I see a couple of your freebies I want to look at so thanks for posting! Glad your daughter’s final went good. Crossing fingers the last one will as well. Good luck getting all your space issues figured out. It’s a chore, I know.

  11. Good luck with the appliance shopping!! I have found good deals online but it does take so much time to really search the net! And I don’t have bread 🙂 Gluten free bread is just not good.

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  12. Our bread stays on the counter. There’s very little on the countertops (I loathe clutter) but we do leave the bread there. Good luck with the appliance shopping. All the comparison shopping can be exhausting… but worth it if you find the deals.

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books recently posted: The Sunday Post #153
  13. We put our bread in the pantry. I can’t stand having it on the counter. I am not a neat freak, but it just seems like food shouldn’t be on my counter, other than the fruit stand we have. I hope you have an easy move, Anne, and that you love your new place! I also hope you enjoy all your new reads!

    • The pantry is looking like my best choice. I really want to keep the counters uncluttered if at all possible.

      Thank you! I’m certainly going through and getting rid of old junk at a good pace now. My daughter actually seems willing to help now that her school is finished which is a big plus.

      Anne recently posted: Hot to the Touch by Jaci Burton
  14. Sounds like you had a nice, productive week. Glad you were able to get the appointment pushed up some. I find buying appliances and things super stressful but it sounds like you have a plan of action. As for our bread, it goes on top of the fridge. I constantly struggle with counter space, especially because Mr. Barb loves his gadgets. 28 books! I wish I could come close to that. Great job!

    • We do put the extras in the freezer but there isn’t much room in the current fridge. The new one will be bigger plus we are getting a mini fridge for beverages to put in the craft room.

      Thank you! I do love to read and there’s so much I want to read I needed to up my pace. Audiobooks really help with the numbers a lot.

      Anne recently posted: Audio: Dirty by Kylie Scott
  15. Home buying? I knew you were moving but didn’t realise you were buying. How exciting!
    I keep bread in a cupboard. ‘Bread bins’ just annoyed me, took up space on the counter and never fit all the bread products we buy, lol.
    Glad to hear your daughter feels good about the finals! Fingers crossed her final one is the same.

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    • Thank you! yes we are tired of renting. I agree about the cupboard or pantry. I just need to free the counter space. The new place has twice as much pantry and slightly more cupboard space (better organized though. It has a susan and pull-outs which we don’t have now. I’m also going to put coolers and things like the crockpot in the pantry there which I have to use cupboard space for currently.

      Her last final (oral one for Spanish) was done in 15 minutes and she thinks it went well! She was glad to “talk” with the teacher who knows Spanish and doesn’t forget things instead of a classmate like she had to do for a previous quiz. lol

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  16. Best of luck to your daughter on her finals! We keep our loaf of bread in the cupboard lol but I’m sure there’s a better place. We had a breadbox growing up but i don’t have one of those now…

    Stevie Nicks!!! 🙂

    • Thank you! She is so happy to be finished and she thinks she did well. You know I can’t remember where we kept ours at either house. I think on the counter at the second house where my Mom still lives, by the toaster.

      Anne recently posted: Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs
    • Thank you Laura! We had so much fun last night sorting / packing and organizing in her bathroom. I am better at organizing (more experience obviously) but she knows her stuff, how she uses it and what needs to be kept or thrown. I meet with the contractor today for things we want done before we move. Busy now but fun busy!

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  17. We leave the bread on the counter, I’m afraid – like most of the other things that SHOULD be tidied away. I’ve always got more interesting things to do than housework… Best of luck with finding appliances – I’m slightly holding my breath because nearly EVERYTHING broke and needed replacing back in 2012 – so I’m expecting the same thing to happen, starting about now! In the meantime, all the best – I’m glad your daughter is less stressed and have a lovely week, Anne:)

  18. Hard Target looks good, as do all your freebies! I like K.A. Linde, so I’m going to need to check out Take Me for Granted! I need to reorganize and do some spring cleaning myself! We keep our bread in the fridge, but that’s because it’s gluten free. I think 28 books is great! I’m lucky if I read 2-3 a week :). Happy Reading and hoping you have a wonderful week Anne!

    • Thanks Lindy! Ours is gluten free but doesn’t need to be in the fridge. The pantry is looking like my best bet.

      I just finished Hard Target and it was fun. It is loosely related to the Iteam series so it was fun to see some of those folks again. The KA Linde one may have been a freebie through an author newsletter rather than just on Amazon, FYI.

  19. Glad to hear your daughter has finished with her finals. Hope they all went well for her. We store our bread in the pantry, but my husband and son are awful about bringing it out to make sandwiches and then not putting it back in the pantry.

    • Thank you. She thinks they went well. And the fall schedule comes out Thursday – I am SO excited as I love planning and organization. She doesn’t so I just put together my top picks for her ok or veto. I look at the logistics of the schedule the teachers and their ratings. She prefers hybrid rather than totally on-line or totally classroom. I slice/dice/analyze it all. lol

      I’m good about putting it away when I have a place decided and my daughter is too.

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  20. Wow, you read 28 books? That’s awesome! I keep my bread in the fridge since it’s just me and the hubby at home now. We don’t use that much bread and it lasts longer in there. Good luck on your hunt for appliances! 🙂

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    • Thanks. No matter how many I read I want to read more. I’m enjoying the appliance hunt and found out last night my brother has a Consumer Reports subscription! He looked up and sent me info on the ones I want.

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  21. That’s a lot of books for a month, good job! We recently moved to town after 20 years in the country and I’m loving!

    I keep bread in the fridge.

  22. It’s so frustrating when technology won’t work! Glad you learned some tricks to fix it. Happy reading!

  23. Tonyalee

    LOL I keep my bread in a pantry! But before, on top of the fridge!

    I’m glad you found a fix for your Chrome issue!! Have a great weekend! (sorry I am late on commenting)

    Tonyalee @

    • Thank you! The pantry seems to be my best option. No worries I only finished yesterday and it often takes me until Friday or Saturday to get around to all the blogs. It would take the entire day if I did it all on Sunday.

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  24. I hate it when the Internet does not work how it should, it’s incredibly frustrating! I’m glad you were able to fix it.
    I really want to read Skyward! I hope you’ll enjoy all your new books!
    Have a wonderful week!

  25. Sounds like you’re busy! That’s good to hear your daughter is doing a bit better and that she think she did well on her finals.

    I always freeze my bread, so i am no help there. And if I buy bread that I don’t freeze, I keep it on the counter until it’s gone. We have this extra piece of counter that I use for storage of eggs, tomatoes and that sort of things.

    That’s good to hear your browser is working fine again, but that’s strange it was acting up in the first place.

    28 books a month, that’s a lot in my opinion!

    I stopped listing my freebies in my book hauls as it only made me realize how many I get each week. But I do read some of them at least.

    Have a great week!

    • Thank you. I freeze the extra bread but right now the current one sits on the counter. I need to list my freebies to make sure I really think about if I want them. I’m getting more picky but I still get a lot.

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