Sunday Post – 26 January 2020 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality @Tynga

Posted January 26, 2020 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 53 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, 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!

It was a busy week even with only 2 days of classes. I filled in with 5 medical appointments for my daughter.  Her PT has been going well and they told her Friday she could go down to once a week instead of twice a week.  Thursday was the day to stay home which I always enjoy.

It feels like this week the projects did not progress.  Here is a picture of the new work bench in use, with a kitchen chair being glued for repair.    The new back stairs are almost finished. The old ones were a bit wobbly and rotting underneath.     I did also get my daughter to talk to me about where we would hang different pictures. So I’ve started hanging them.   I’m very close to the finishing with the flannel project but haven’t gotten anywhere this week.  Between colder weather and just feeling tired, things didn’t progress.

We missed quilting because my daughter had more school projects.  This week looks to be warmer with temperatures in the 50s F (12 C). I’m finally more caught up on email. My reading is more on track.  I’m going to work on some mending yet and work on my daughter’s nightstand project.

I’m tired and may just need to rest a day or two.  I’ve had more low grade headaches this week.  I’m loving all the books I have to read.  I’m really excited about a buddy read Carole and I are doing in February of a Nora Roberts trilogy.  I’m still reading some things from the library, but I am getting to a few things I own, and trying a few things from Audible Escape for the time I have a deal.  Of course, I also got some awesome ARCs this week.

Gah, my computer is acting slow and getting the Chrome (Not Responding).  It’s taking forever to get this post finished. I need to run some scans.


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):



Thank you to author Elizabeth Hunter, Tantor Audio,  and Berkley Romance.


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


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 January 26, 2020 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 53 Comments

53 responses to “Sunday Post – 26 January 2020

  1. Isn’t it crazy how we still manage to have crazy busy weeks, even when normal activities are canceled? Sounds like you’re making good progress in house projects – I know it must feel good to be getting them done.

    A little tip I just learned about computer speed and chrome. As much as I prefer chrome, it actually slows your computer way down because it’s constantly trying to gather data. I unistalled Chrome and started using Firefox instead – and voila! My computer isnt slow anymore. Bummed me out a bit, because I love Chrome, but it’s nice to not have a dinosaur speed computer again.

    Have a great week! I hope you get some rest and those headaches stop!

  2. Congrats to going down a day at PT!! It sounds like you do need a little slow down and you time, grab it if you can! 🙂

    You have a bunch of books here that look really good. I am going to go look for some of those witchy ones right now!

  3. Enjoy reading the Nora Roberts trilogy books, I used to read her books often. I had a two day headache this week myself, I think it’s the weather.

    • Thank you! I spent much of the day trying to fix the computer slowdown I make notes about what I do. I think what finally fixed it is either clearing some history in Chrome OR loading some updates. I do notice whenever I have Microsoft updates out there it seems to slow things down until I have loaded them.

      I do love all the Nora I have read.

      Anne - Books of My Heart recently posted: Toxic Vengeance by Kaylea Cross
  4. You are a real busy bee, but I’m glad you recognize that you need to pace yourself. I’m recovering from an infection and its so tough to know there is a task needing attention and not rushing to get it done. 🙂
    Great news that your daughter can do one less day of PT.
    Neat that the workbench is already in use and your steps are nearly done.
    I got A Royal Witch, too. And, I’m right there with you on trying to read more from my own shelves while keeping up with my arcs.

    Have a great week, Anne!

    • I was good today. Other than the hours of computer hanging which seem to be finished, it’s been a productive day. I realized I have not been doing anything with the Library Love Goodreads group, so I changed the notifications so I get them whenever anyone posts a comment. So I’ll try to get on that going forward. I also need to update and finish my prep for the Feb email.

      Have a great week!

      Anne - Books of My Heart recently posted: Audio: The Alchemist and an Amaretto by Annette Marie
      • Thank’s for the help with the library love and no worries. You can comment whenever you get a chance. I know it’s hard to stay on top of comments and sharing the reviews people post. I appreciate you doing the emails. That’s one thing of my list of all the things for the challenge to do. ^_^

        That’s great it’s been a productive day. I got a lot done today with post some 40 reviews on the retailer sites.
        Have a great week!

  5. Sorry to hear about your headaches Anne but 5 medical appointments??? Wow that’s a lot! And enjoy Annette marie’s book! I hope to read this series this year.

  6. Even if the home projects are still in work it sounds like you made progress in other areas – like reading and getting caught up with email. I hope the headaches cease. Eye strain? Dehydration? I rarely get headaches these days but used to get them often. I picked up that Piper Rayne book, too. I’ve not read anything by them before but that were sure sounded good.

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books recently posted: The Sunday Post #192
    • I do think drinking more water is helping. It might be caffeine too. I only drink one diet soda a day or less but that could be a factor. This weekend has been better but I slept better / more. I have to say I am so happy to have my emails a bit more under control. It stresses me out not to do the blog visiting and such on a timely basis.

      Anne - Books of My Heart recently posted: Toxic Vengeance by Kaylea Cross
  7. You still manage to pack a lot into your week – I’m glad the reading is going so well, Anne:). I hope the coming week is a good one:))

  8. Looks like you are putting that workbench to good use. Yay for reading more books on your shelves. I am trying to do that as well. Have you not read The Wayward Children series? I see you grabbed the first one. It’s one of my faves but I’ll be honest, the third one did fall a tad flat for me but it did pick right back up.

    • I have not read the Wayward Children. There are many things I own or want to read and even reading as much as I do I haven’t been able to read all the things I want. I think it’s partly because I read many genres. If I just read one type of book I would have read more of that type.

      Anne - Books of My Heart recently posted: Toxic Vengeance by Kaylea Cross
  9. Jen

    Sounds like it was a hectic week. Hopefully this coming week is a good mix of “getting it done” and “relaxing” for you!

  10. Wow! I love all of the home improvement work you have going on. Doctors appointments are exhausting and 5 in one week is a lot! I can’t wait to start our buddy read! I think I can squeeze in another book this week then I am good to go. Have a great week!

  11. Wow you’re handy, Anne! The back stairs look awesome! I’m so tired this week, too. Hope we both get some rest!

    Paige Tyler’s newest looks good. Happy reading! 🙂

    • Well this is a day we can stay home and the projects are ready and waiting. I’m excited to get to them. Everyone else is still asleep so I’m doing a little blog visiting / commenting until they are awake. I won’t give myself a total day off until I wrestle some of these main projects down because that is what I want to do. Then I’ll choose some craft projects accompanied by audiobook for “time off.”

      Anne - Books of My Heart recently posted: The Grace Year by Kim Liggett
  12. Your back stairs look great! Wood is such wonderful organic material and looks so pretty – I envy you *smile* Have a great week and happy listening. Oh, would you tell me which NR trilogy you are reading with your buddy? I am curious *smile*

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  13. Back to back doctor appointments are tough! I’m glad to hear your daughter is progressing with her P.T.! Good Luck on you DIY projects 🙂 Happy Reading all of your fabulous new books 🙂

  14. You’re always so busy that I’m not surprised you just needed to rest for a couple of days! Hopefully, you’re feeling better and the headaches have passed?

    I love the Suddenly Psychic cover! So pretty. And Slaying Monsters!!! Oh, I do love Robin and Zylas. 🙂