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.
Don’t forget to look at my giveaways on the right sidebar.
Sunday was another productive day at home. I think the reason I feel like I am not getting anything done is that this flannel project is very time-consuming. I’ve been working on it more than a month. I’m getting there but while I am doing it, I’m not doing much unpacking. It is a form of unpacking / sort/throw.
I made a decision sheet for my daughter about classes available for next Spring since the schedule was released. I was really happy; she made a decision right away! Usually she says – I’ll think about it. The difference is I put the options with pros/cons and questions in writing plus rating of the professors. I may have to put it together in writing every semester. Really, I need to teach her to organize and list her options with questions, rather than freaking out with anxiety about having a decision to make.
I continued trying to keep up / catchup with my ARCs. The Audible 2-1 sale was a great one, especially since I have a LOT of credits to use up by the end of the year. Yes, I am a credit hoarder. I also got the whole Tracy Crosswhite series by Robert Dugoni which I listened to on KU. I really loved it and am sure I will listen to it again. I’m trying to do some Blog Ahead work for end of year posts and some 2020 features.
The weather was all over the place this week. The upstairs unit auto switches between heat and A/C but the downstairs I have to set and we switched from heat to A/C and then back to heat. It was everywhere from a sticky 82 (28C) to a frosty 26 (-3C). There was a tornado watch on Halloween night and some high winds and rain. The neighborhood told me over 200 trick or treaters but I am not sure we had 50. It didn’t really rain until after 9pm but it was windy. UGH. We have SO much candy left.
We did go to quilting but left a little early since my daughter didn’t feel great. She also had a migraine and missed her Friday classes. I know I felt disjointed after the rush and interruptions of Halloween. Friday, I got an email about neighborhood fall cleanup which everything needs to go to the street by Monday morning. I wish I had known sooner but I guess it wouldn’t make that much difference. I had the leaves all to the back last weekend and now the yard is covered again.
I REALLY really wanted to go to a Faith Hunter signing on Saturday since I love her and this latest book was amazing. It would have been a nice Harley day trip too. But it is the first 2 day weekend I have had in awhile since the dog training is finished and I just want to be home and work on some unpacking. I’ve cleared the boxes in my room now with the blankets fitted nicely in my underbed storage. My daughter’s blankets are also going in a tote under her bed. I mostly relaxed today (Saturday), so I hope to make more progress tomorrow.
October Reading: I had a good reading month. I managed to read 24 books with my travels making me too tired to read many days. Some count for more than one challenge. I listened to 12 audiobooks, read 20 New Releases, 4 library books, and 4 Beat the Backlist books. I have met all my challenges for the year.
Join me in the 2019 Top 10 Posts!
December 23 – Top 10 Books of 2019
December 24 – Top 10 “Your Choice” of 2019 (Audiobooks for me)
December 25 – Top 10 Book Covers of 2019
December 26 – Top 10 Book Characters of 2019
December 27 – Top 10 Books I Want in 2020
Here is a post from 2018 so you can get an idea of how it works. I’ll do a full post in early December with all the information. I hope you will join me! I’ll create a linkup each day so you can easily find everyone’s favorites. Grab the Top 10 button for your posts. Thanks to Michelle at Limabean Designs for the button!
I finally decided on a series. I wish I could do more. I have chose the Green Valley Library series from Smartypants Romance. I read the first book already and have the next 3 eARCs as they are releasing this month.
- Love in Due Time by LB Dunbar
- Crime and Periodicals by Nora Everly
- Prose Before Bros by Cathy Yardley
- Shelf Awareness by Katie Ashley
Thank you so much SocialButterflyPR, Forever (Grand Central Publishing) ( I requested Lethal Redemption on Netgalley and got it, then I got paperback ARCs of it plus Forever and a Duke in the mail!) , AceRoc / Berkley Publishing, and Tantor Audio.
(If you click on the cover, it will take you to the Goodreads entry)
I spent some of my credits this week at the Audible 2-1 sale! So it’s a lot but I have a lot of credits to use before December. Thanks to Jonetta and Carole for suggestions!
Front Page Fatality was an Audible Daily Deal. I love Therese Plummer, the narrator. I also got all six Audible Originals for November free by pre-ordering, but I’m not going to put the graphics up for all of them. I’ve always enjoyed Cynthia Eden and this 3 book box set was on sale for $0.99. The first book, The Devil in Disguise is a freebie I had since 2017. I read it today and enjoyed it. I think it’s still free.
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.
If you like this and want to see me do the Sunday post, as often as I can manage, leave me a comment and let me know.
- Thrifty Thursday –No Simple Death by Valerie Keogh @ValerieKeogh1 #BloodhoundBooks #KindleUnlimited #ThriftyThursday - October 29, 2020
- Audio: The Sentinel by Lee Child, Andrew Child @Andrew_Grant @LeeChildReacher @ScottBrick @PRHAudio #LoveAudiobooks - October 27, 2020
- Runaway Fate by Elizabeth Hunter @EHunterWrites @jennbeachpa #KindleUnlimited - October 25, 2020