Sunday Post – 4 August 2019 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality @Tynga

Posted August 4, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 35 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.

I started adding in the review copies I received then noticed the August date and thought I messed up.  How can it be August?   I did so much moving last Thursday – Sunday that I let everything else go. I knew by Saturday night I was going to make it. It’s strange to see the old place empty.   Monday was the cleaning and carpet cleaning people, along with my daughter’s med appts.  I also had 5 people come by to pick up boxes and packing materials I was giving away.

I forgot to mention last week that both my daughter’s computers failed in that last crazy week.  Her new one was from May of 2017.  We took them to my favorite local fixit shop but they said they weren’t worth repairing.  So we need to shop.  She is using my old computer which I got Black Friday of 2011 and is still fine. I was using it to convert VHS to digital.    My current computer is from September 2017.  So we will have to shop and get her something before August 15 when school starts.  Sigh.

Tuesday was the first day with nothing scheduled and surprisingly the rest of the week was not very scheduled other than a med appt on Thursday afternoon.   I took the day to catch up on emails, laundry, calling about appointments, and do a bit of unpacking.  I was so far behind on reading, I had a couple days where I read the whole book and wrote the review for the next day.  I’m finally a bit more on track.

Friday I needed to make phone calls about various things I had put off all week. But we also went to the farmer’s market and the grocery store.  Friday night, we did some cooking which was fun. I roasted a whole chicken which I had never done previously.  We also made a marinade for chicken wings. The corn we got at the market was fabulous. We also got peaches, tomatoes, broccoli and some herb plants.

Today (Saturday) I am getting some reviews setup and some written finally.  There are so many boxes everywhere but it is a process to unpack them.  Some things are easier as they just go into a bookcase similar to before. But others are more complicated.  The last set of movers didn’t follow my directions very well about where the boxes went so I am having to move them to the correct rooms.  Today I’m just trying more to get boxes into groups in the rooms where they should be.

I love this part though- organizing and getting things into their place. But the process is messy.  First I have to take stock of everything in the particular category.  For example, all the stuff for my bathroom – makeup, nail stuff, medications, backup supplies, etc.  Then I break it into subcategories to see how much of it there is.  I sometimes draw sketches of the space breaking it down, say 2 cabinets, 4 shelves, one drawer.  Then based on how much I have of something and how I use it.  I pencil in where it will go.  Next everything is cleaned and put into place.

This next week, I am excited to go to Book Bonanza in Texas and see some friends and meet some new people.  There are also a couple of authors I am excited to meet.  I’ll enjoy the travel time to listen to audiobooks too!

So this was an easier week because everything is here and now I just can work in the nice AC house to put things away.  There is still lots to do but mostly doesn’t have a deadline.   I do need to figure out today or tomorrow how to run the new lawnmower though.  The weather has been much more comfortable in the upper 80s, any rain wasn’t all day.

July Reading:  I had a pretty good reading month.  I managed to read 21 books, but I was busy moving.  Audiobooks were easier and will probably be easier in August for travel and unpacking. Some count for more than one challenge.  I listened to 13 audiobooks, read 11 New Releases, 10 library books,  all 21 count for COYER Hunt books, and  9 Beat the Backlist books.


Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality.  These are the exciting ARCs I received this week (If you click on the cover, it will take you to the Goodreads entry):





I actually got Shattered Bonds at the end of last week but with all the moving Thursday-Sunday I forgot to include it here.  So excited to get it!  Because You’re Mine is an audiobook but I can’t find a cover graphics for it yet.

Oh the publishers were so very good to me this week!  Thank you so much  AceRoc, Recorded Books,   MacMillan Audio,  and Berkley Romance.



First I picked my Audible originals for August.


I got a few at the Audible $5 sale.


I pre-ordered this one and also the ebook.    I also got my Prime First read.


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 August 4, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 35 Comments

35 responses to “Sunday Post – 4 August 2019

  1. I hope you’ll enjoy A Madness of Sunshine as much as I did, Anne! I was very much entertained and loved how Singh is branching out 🙂 I’m a bit jealous you got a copy of Blind Spot! I’m on Novak’s review crew, but NetGalley wouldn’t even let me request it 🙁
    I can’t wait to see you next week! What day are you arriving? It’s going to be so much fun 🙂
    Safe travels 🙂

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    • I never have any luck with anything Avon and that’s mostly on Edelweiss. So I got it on audio. I love their audio guy and we work well together. If I want anything from Avon or Harlequin that is how I get it.

      I haven’t read much of Nalini Singh even though I want to! So since this is the first in a new series I got it. I do want to catch up on her other books though.

      I am coming on Thursday, hopefully mid afternoon. I am driving, Wed – Thur. I hope to drive much more on Wednesday than Thursday. I am very excited to see you and everyone. So they have a lazy river? I might have to pack my suit then.

  2. Good luck with your organizing, Anne! I actually find that to be the most satisfying part of a move.

    Love those ARCs💜 Hope you enjoy Rea Frey’s latest book. I set up a buddy read for that book on Goodreads so let me know if you’re interested in commenting as you read that book and I’ll send you the link.

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  3. Sounds like it’s the week for computer issues as I replaced mine a few days ago. Hope you find a good deal for the replacement. So envious that you’re headed to Book Bonanza! I would love to go but it was just too far this year. FL to TX is not a cheap flight. Plus hotel, food, etc… that would end up being one pricey trip. Hope you have a blast!

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  4. Oooh you go to Book Bonanza??? Have lots of fun Anne! I think it will be great for you to unwind after the moving and all the packing/unpacking business.

  5. Oh no on the computer issues! I love getting a new computer but getting everything installed onto it can be a complete headache.

    I hope you have so much fun at book bonanza! I’m having book bonanza envy! My first convention will be RARE 2020 in Edinburgh but I hope to do one of the US based ones one day too. 🙂

    Glad you’re in the slower paced part of moving! Enjoy slowly finishing off the unpacking and getting back to normal.

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    • Thank you ! I’m excited for every day now. I love unpacking and organizing; I’m thrilled for Book Bonanza. It’s all fun now. And I’m almost caught up on reading/blogging. I hope I can comment more this week too. But I leave in 2 days so we will see.

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  6. You are almost done! Enjoy that AC. I am sorry to hear about your daughter’s computers. I hope you find a good one for her before school starts again. I am looking forward to my daughter going back to school and me having some time to myself again–even if it’s half a day one day a week! It’s something. I hope you have a great time at the Book Bonanza. It sounds like it will be fun. Have a great week, Anne!

    • Thank you! She is taking 2 classes this year with an hour between and will be on campus at least 11-2 so I can go home and pick her up later as we only live a couple miles from school now instead of a half hour each way. I used to sit in the car and listen to audiobooks and knit if it wasn’t too cold.

  7. I hate it when computers go on the fritz. Good luck with computer shopping! Sounds like you’ve been super busy with moving too. Now you can settle in at your new place- always a good thing. 🙂

    Shattered Bonds looks quite good.

    • I’m happy to be at one place to work on the organize and unpack. But now I’m off to Book Bonanza. No rest for the wicked. Faith Hunter is a favorite author. I wish I could drop everything and read it the moment I got Shattered Bonds. I do feel that way about several of the great books I get, though.

    • Thank you! I think things are coming together finally. Time will tell. I’ll be ready for a more regular routine after Book Bonanza. I’ll actually enjoy my travel time alone to listen to audiobooks too.

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    • IKR?? If a washer or dryer that cost $700-800 failed after 2 years and couldn’t be repaired there would be riots! I admit my daughter is hard on them. See she has 2 which failed my old 2011 still working fine. But still. And I bought her quality stuff too. It’s what I would have bought myself for the parameters she needed. I still always want a DVD drive and her newer one doesn’t have that, very light weight.

      Thanks, the unpacking is not happening fast because so many other things and now off to Book Bonanza this week. I unpacked my shoes this morning. I have to find my books I want signed at Book Bonanza. I put them somewhere special but where was that? UGH.

    • I suppose it won’t work for everyone. It’s just the only way I can be certain I do the BEST job. I have to consider all the factors / perspectives; that’s why it takes longer but it usually results in a long term solution to a problem rather than a quick fix which falls apart and has to be revisited.

  8. That’s great to hear you’re done with all the moving, it sure is strange to see a house you lived in so long be empty. Sorry to hear about both your daughters computers breaking down, I hope you can find a new computer for her soon.

    Unpacking can take quite some time, but some things are easier or more fun to unpack. You sound very organized with how you plan out where everything has to go. That’s nice you still got some books read even with all the moving you did last month.

    • I do enjoy this part even though it’s embarrassing how the house looks right now. But every day I see progress. It’s just someone new coming in to repair something only sees the mess and doesn’t realize how much worse it was before. But who are they to judge? I’ll get there.

      I’m on my way home from Book Bonanza but I drove shorter time yesterday, only 9 hours, so I could spend 3 hours doing research. I’m not sold on one computer yet but I have a shortlist now, hopefully we can decide tonight.

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  9. I didn’t know Brenda Novak had a new book coming out! I’ll have to check it out! I’ve only read 2 other books by her but really enjoyed them!
    I HATE unpacking! I got to Puerto Rico around 2 weeks ago and I have yet to unpack anything 😂 And I know I’ll have to pack and unpack again when I move to my own place. This is too much packing/unpacking and moving!

    • If you’re moving again it isn’t as important to unpack as much. That’s why I didn’t bother at the old house and why there is so much more to do now that we own the house. I wasn’t willingly to give up things I might want or need, not knowing what house we would live in, but knowing now I can make those decisions. Good luck with your moving.

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