Sunday Post – 22 December 2019 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality @Tynga

Posted December 22, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 49 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!

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The week started with my daughter finishing up her last final.  Then there were medical appointments.  My ex is here for a few weeks to visit my daughter and work on a few projects. It is a bit difficult at times.  But I want her to be able to spend time with him. She hadn’t seen him for 1.5 years.

We did make it to quilting on Wednesday. We were tired but it was great to see people. We finished one of the receiving blankets from one of my kits. I have many kits prepared with the 9 squares but need to match backing to them yet.  When we were ready to leave, my daughter was with Tucker, their dog,  and he bit her hand. It happened so fast we were shocked.  So she hasn’t been able to do much with her hand swelling and hurting a bit.  It’s making it hard for her to work on her unpacking.

I saw on Twitter, because I follow my favorite narrator, that one of his fans was making ornaments and if you contacted him you would get one.  I didn’t know if it would happen but it showed up! YAY!

I spent a lot of time making phone calls to set up medical appointments or get information for projects. I’m doing lots of great cooking. I’m coordinating and working on household projects he’s doing, and my own. I don’t seem to be reading much, other than audio while I’m doing tasks.  I’m planning a bit for next year on the blog.  I think somewhat less challenges and blog tours, and more reading books I already own and some discussion posts.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

I hope everyone has a happy, healthy and safe holiday season. I wish for you to have some yummy food and good times with friends and family.

This week (December 23 – 27) is Top 10 of 2019 posts.  They will post at 12:10am EST so you can link up early. Each day will have a linky, so you can participate in 1 day or all 5 posts. 

You can read about it HERE



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):




Tantor Audio gave me four December / January titles. Thank you so much!


(If you click on the cover, it will take you to the Goodreads entry)



I started with the Audible sale with every title on sale.  I always check if they are available at the library and also if they are on KU.  Some of these are where I checked out the KU book and then added the narration.  I had a $5 coupon from an earlier 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.



        Sixx (Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides #4) by Cara Bristol

I really meant to cut back on freebies BUT  they are free so I guess that won’t be happening.


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Posted December 22, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 49 Comments

49 responses to “Sunday Post – 22 December 2019

  1. Sorry to hear about your daughter’s bitten hand and I hope it soon clears up. A very Happy Christmas to you, Anne. I hope you get a chance to listen or read some really good books during the holiday season:)).

  2. Oh my goodness, your poor daughter! I hope she was able to get some meds to avoid infection. We had to do that when my daughter was bite by the dog down the block. It just ran up to her and bite her. I hope she has a nice time with her dad.

    You got lots of awesome books! I hope you have a great Christmas, Anne! Happy Reading! xx

    • Thanks Michelle! I didn’t even think of antibiotics although we sprayed it with Bactine. If she is still having swelling tomorrow perhaps a trip to the doc or urgent care is warranted. We are having a good holiday so far and slowly working through the small projects.

      Anne - Books of My Heart recently posted: Audio: Starfish by Lisa Becker
  3. I’m thinking of doing less challenges and blog tours next year as well. I have several tours scheduled in January but then I think I’m really going to try to focus more on my backlist. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

  4. I hope your daughter is feeling okay. Strange that the dog bit her so suddenly. I also hope she has a nice visit with her dad but I understand how awkward it can be for you. Nice new reads this week – I hope you enjoy them all!

  5. It’s nice that your supportive of your daughter spending time with her father. Hope her hand heals quickly!

    I hope you enjoy In the Dark as much as I did! Have a lovely holiday, Anne! 🙂

  6. I can understand it being awkward, but my hat’s off to you for making it possible for your daughter to spend time with her dad. As a child of divorced parents, one thing I always appreciated was that my mom and dad always supported the other parent’s relationship with me. I’m sure your daughter does as well.

    I hope your daughter’s hand heals soon. And I wish you all a wonderful Christmas!

    Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard recently posted: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
  7. Sorry about your daughter´s hand. I made the same experience a few years ago and had to go and see the doctor every day for control. It was no fun. Wish her to get well soon. Your quilt looks wonderful. It reminds me of my time in the US when I participated in a quilting class in Massachusetts. I made some quilts but have only one left and here at home. Have wonderful holidays and hopefully the one or the other book under the tree. Merry Christmas.

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  8. Jen

    Oh no, Anne! I am sorry to hear about your daughter’s hand. How scary – is she doing okay? I hope you both have a wonderful Christmas! xoxo

  9. Happy New Year and happy reading. I hope your daughter’s hand is healed, those things always happen so fast.
    Nice ornament!