Sunday Post – 12 May 2019 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality @Tynga

Posted May 12, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 61 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. It’s Series on Saturday weekend, with former military guys.

Sunday I hoped to do more sort/throw/pack but didn’t get very far. I just felt tired.    My daughter had her last final Monday which was quick and she thought she did well.  It’s easier to converse with a teacher who knows the language than a classmate who keeps forgetting what to say.  We went out to dinner to celebrate and they gave us a free piece of flourless chocolate torte since it was our first visit to the restaurant. Yummy!

Tuesday, I met the contractor at the house to figure out all the things we want.  The weather was nice but the car was HOT.  I stopped at Aldi for more green veggies and they had some new-to-me GF stuff which I bought some to try. They even had a GF cheesecake sampler which sounded like just the thing for today since it is Mother’s Day and my birthday. This is a birthday week at Books of My Heart, with Robin, Melanie and I are all having birthdays over this last week.

Wednesday was the long-awaited GI appt. We got some ideas and are doing some tests.  For now, they are recommending a low fiber diet (short term) just to give her intestines a break.  Low fiber is more digestible.   Quilting was cancelled because our hostess was sick.

Thursday, I was so excited because they announced the fall schedule for my daughter’s college.  I love to look at all the classes, figure out the best schedule and see how all the teachers are rated.  Then I give her my best ideas to ok or veto. I wrote all the reviews for things I’ve read, caught up on emails,  and prepared for the 2020 Read-along.  I also did 4 loads of laundry, some sort/pack/throw/donate, and vacuuming.

Friday, I got little accomplished as I mostly waited for test results on my daughter and a quote from the contractor. I couldn’t seem to get in the groove on things. Now it’s Saturday and still no information yet.  Last night my daughter and I started some sort / throw/ pack/ donate and I hope we will continue it today.  We did continue. She is an excellent packer.  But she is not organized. I need to help her after we move so she develops more of those skills.


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


The Unhoneymooners                                                                One Bad Witch


One Word Kill                                                             Limited Wish


Salvation Day                                                       Birthright

Oh the publishers were so very good to me this week!  Thank you so much to Simon & Schuster Audio, Tantor Audio,  Brilliance Audio, AceRoc / Berkley Publishing, and EJ Stevens.




Kingdom of Needle and Bone                             Aurora Rising



Don’t Believe It                                                                    Thin Air


Bound No More                                                                   Off the Grid

Robin had such a great review of Kingdom of Needle and Bone and then there was an Audible sale.    I used one of my credits for Aurora Rising because I have seen some good reviews. I haven’t spent hardly any of my credits yet this year.    Don’t Believe It was an Audible Daily Deal  from an author I enjoy.    Thin Air is my May Kindle first selection which I get for free as a Prime member.    I got Bound No More and Off the Grid, novellas in the Jane Yellowrock series, in the Audible sale.


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 May 12, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 61 Comments

61 responses to “Sunday Post – 12 May 2019

    • Thank you! I hope your day was great. It’s been relaxed here. I stayed up late reading. I’ve already Facetimed with my Mom and brother. My daughter was up until 3 am with stomach pain, so we didn’t get up at the crack of dawn. More like we were still up at the crack of dawn.

      I can’t wait to see you. I hope you like the restaurant. We love CoreLife Eatery; I can’t believe you have never been there.

  1. That was a productive week. Smart to do the sort, donate, and then pack. Much better than deciding to get rid of it after you packed and moved it. Glad the medical meeting gave you something to try even as they keep working on it. Yay for finals being over and time to pick some new classes.

    I got one book from the audio sale, an old Georgette Heyer, and I got Aurora Rising for review. It’s starting out well.

    Hope your birthday is fabulous, Anne, and wishing you a great Mother’s Day, too.

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    • Thank you Sophia! I am loving the look of the rooms and closets as we organize. It feels great! I am loading up the car with the donate stuff today to take tomorrow as we go to a med appt in the morning. I hope you have a great week and enjoy those new books!

  2. Yay for Birthday Week Anne! It’s my birthday this Friday. Low fiber does seem to help my daughter’s stomach too, (she has Crohn’s,) but you just have to watch out for constipation. Have fun planning out college with your daughter. I cherish those memories with my mom. The Unhoneymooners was a fun story. I hope you enjoy it. Happy Mother’s Day!!!

  3. I hope you get the test results for your daughter soon and they are able to give you a long term solution. I hate packing. You can always tell the stuff that got packed near the end because I literally just don’t care and throw everything in random boxes. Kitchen utensils with movies with pillowcases. Totally random.

    • Um no. I at least pack by room and those things mostly aren’t in the same rooms. lol We have 3 months, altho May is almost half over. But with the closing at the end of June and the lease here up at the end of July we have the luxury of a month overlap. I hope to get a LOT packed in June though. May is more about sort / throw/ donate.

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  4. Good luck with all your sorting, Anne! You got some wonderful sounding books this week! I have The Unhoneymooners to read this week and cannot wait! I hope we both enjoy it!

  5. Happy Mother’s Day! Well it sounds like you had a full and busy week. Good luck on the movie and sorting everything out. I remember going through things after we moved and taking them to Goodwill. Should have done before, but at the time we didn’t have time. Love all your new books. I hope you enjoy!

    • Thank you! I filled the car with boxes of stuff and took it on Monday, but there will be more. It’s a process. May is lots of sort/throw/donate, although we are packing as we sort. Especially the winter stuff.

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  6. Happy birthday and mother’s day! That’s great your daughter is a good packer, hopefully the organizational skills will come. I haven’t involved my son much in my own packing but maybe I should.

    Lory recently posted: Month in Review: April 2019
    • It’s not too early to develop skills. She needs guidance but don’t we all at times? I enjoy packing with her but she is capable of doing it on her own. She just gets bored and I understand that too.

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  7. Sounds like a good week and good luck with the move. Also sounds like you are finally on your way to getting some answers with all the medical stuff. Hope it keeps up. Looks like you got some good new books to keep you company!

  8. Happy Mother’s Day AND Happy Birthday! The cheesecake sampler sounds fabulous. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth but I do like cheesecake. I hope the low fiber diet helps some. I really enjoyed The Unhoneymooners!

  9. Awesome books you got! Really want to read Aurora Rising, The Unhoneymooners and One Word Kill as well! I hope you’ll enjoy all the books you got!

  10. Jen

    Yea for the birthday week! I hope you had a wonderful birthday and Mother’s Day! Sounds like overall last week was a productive one.

    • Thanks so much! I just had to get Aurora Rising. Now to hope it doesn’t go to the TBR where all purchases die while waiting. I just go for the ARCs and library books first as they have due dates.

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  11. Nice, you got an audio copy of The Unhoneymooners! It’s been a fun read so far, and I bet it’s a hilarious audio book.

    Glad you found some nice cheesecake to celebrate. I hope you get your daughter’s results back soon, and you get a good plan of action with it. Good luck packing!

    • I hope I can get to Aurora Rising. Once I buy something it goes to the TBR pile of doom. Certain months have less new releases and I try to get to them then or during COYER.

      Thank you. Yes the changes seem to be helping her.