Sunday Post – 10 May 2020 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality @Tynga

Posted May 10, 2020 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 48 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!

Don’t forget to look at my giveaways on the right sidebar.

Happy Mother’s Day to the moms out there!

I’ve been spending a lot of time on setting up posts and working on things, figuring out things for the blog.  Feedly is really working out very well for my own blog visiting and is easier than so many emails. I still subscribe to several blogs by email though.

I continued on my usual stuff. Our weather is really pleasant. Sunday, I figured out a design for a baby boy quilt.  Tuesday, I finally made some more masks with elastic.  Wednesday, I went on a takeout run to get some favorites. Our monthly Amazon order arrived and I got my Lysol wipes!  Now we really do have everything.

I also did a big project to move all the readers and authors I was following from my Northwomn to BooksofMyHeart twitter.   I unfollowed a few people I didn’t know who they were. I’ve been on Twitter for 10 years.  I’m making more of an effort to do book deals and that sort of thing on BOMH twitter too.  I see both accounts on Tweetdeck and they both get all the blog posts; it’s more about what I follow so I can focus by “stream” on certain topics more easily.  For example, all the personal and  political / crafting / Harley type stuff is on Northwomn not BOMH.

Thursday, it was time to do more yard work. Friday I got a delivery from Aldi’s.  Our state may be “opening” today but I’m staying home as much as possible this year.  We are fortunate we can make that choice. I FINALLY started cutting out a baby boy quilt on Friday and continued to work on it Saturday.

Next week is finals for my daughter’s college classes. She has two short papers due today and a final on Monday.  Lulu has her annual vet checkup and booster shots this week. What she will hate most is having her toenails clipped though.

This is a big birthday week here with Robin last Thursday, Melanie tomorrow and me on Tuesday.


How do I do it?

If you have any tips for me, please comment.

OK  my problem is not with playing audios on my iPhone.  That works fine.  My problems are with using iTunes on my Windows computer.  Does anyone know of another audiobook manager to use on the computer.  In iTunes, I can make it work but I take it into Music, edit everything, then change to an Audiobook.  The problem is editing after that is tedious.

Things I Learned This Week:

OK  if I’m asking for help, I’m also going to share the cool things I learn. You may already know them but hopefully it will help someone.

I’m able to use iTunes which is now Books on my iPhone just fine.  The listening part on my phone is no problem.  My problem is the library management of my audiobooks on the iTunes part on the computer.

I did get great suggestions for players with the best suggestions being Android but I found an article with more ideas for both, although many are just services like Audible, Chirp or Overdrive which only work with audiobooks from their site.   I may fiddle around with Bookmobile and Bookplayer (not in the article).


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):




Thanks so much to      Kimberly Kincaid, Harper Audio,  Recorded Books


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



I bought some audios from the new 2-1 sale at Audible which is running 145 days?



Then I chose a legal thriller for my Prime First read.  Slickdeals had some weird deals for less than a dollar and I picked up The Art of War.

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.




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Posted May 10, 2020 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 48 Comments

48 responses to “Sunday Post – 10 May 2020

    • Well you’d be one to fit both accounts. I’m just using them to differentiate what I see and I am sure some blog followers aren’t interested in my personal or political views or Harleys or crafting or Charlie Hunnam. I created the blog one when I started the blog in 2017 but now I’m organizing. But the books stuff will be more often at @BooksofMyHeart.

      Anne - Books of My Heart recently posted: Driving the Deep by Suzanne Palmer
  1. While reading your post I followed your Twitter BOMH account too before I realized that I already follow your personal one as well *lol* Well, sometimes … I try to stay at home as much as I can too. But I am not as busy as you. Lack of energy *smile* Stay safe and well and happy reading.

    • You are totally welcome to follow both accounts. I’m trying to put the books deals and book post RT all to the BOMH one now though. I’ve had my ups and downs with energy. I’m doing better these days. I think it’s a combination of sleeping at more normal times and adjusting to the way it is.

      Anne - Books of My Heart recently posted: Audio: Queen of the Unwanted by Jenna Glass
  2. Happy Mother’s Day, Anne! I see that you were able to get Network Effect! I cannot wait to read that one. I am going to do the same thing as you and try to stay at home as much as I can. I am not really too worried about going to work since we have a huge warehouse and only 4 staff so I am not around anyone. It sounds like you had a really productive week. Take care!

  3. Happy Mother’s Day, Anne! I think staying away from crowds/people as much as you can is a wise choice. No one is really safe until there’s a vaccine.

    I’m looking forward to Chaos Reigning! 🙂

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  4. Like you, I have zero plans to rush back out into the world at large. Things are reopening in my city but I won’t be there. I’d much rather be cautious and safe than take chances. I’ve heard great things about The Guest List. And I really loved Verity. Hope you have a great week!

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  5. Happy mothers day & early birthday!!!

    You got lysol wipes?! Could you share the amazon link with me? I used to get them in my regular grocery order and haven’t been able to since this started. And we’re almost out. I also need lysol. Spray, but that is less urgent.

    Whoever your making that quilt for is quite lucky – I love the one you made for Dante. I use it when he wakes up in the middle of the night and needs to be rocked to sleep. And for his monthly photos. I loom forward to him using it on his bed when he gets older.

    I’m glad feedly is working for you – I love it.

    Good luck to your daughter with her classes finishing up! Have a great week and stay safe!

    • The only reason I think I got the wipes is it is in my monthly subscription, for like the past couple years. They cancelled it on me the last couple months and we were getting low also. But I don’t think any of the regular links will work. Sorry.

      The quilt I’m making is a flannel one this time as this baby is more north in Maryland. I’m excited about the design so we will see how it turns out. I’m working on it today while listening to Chaos Reigning. I’m glad you like yours.

      Anne - Books of My Heart recently posted: Driving the Deep by Suzanne Palmer
  6. Happy Mother’s Day!

    I am glad Feedly is working well for you. You got Lysol wipes! I am so jealous! I cannot seem to find them anywhere. When I check Amazon, they are always sold out. My husband ended up ordering hand soap via Amazon and it arrived just today (I don’t know if I’ll ever get used to Sunday deliveries). He wasn’t able to find any in the stores around here for awhile now and we are almost out.

    Our vet is still closed for regular visits right now and only taking emergencies. I think the cats are still good on their shots for a little while longer though. My daughter is due for her physical, but I am not sure if they are taking regular appointments yet. I should probably check, but I kind of want to put these things off as long as I can. I hear the hospitals are fairly empty here because everyone’s doing everything by phone and video right now. I got a notice that it’s time for my annual mammogram. So I have to decide whether I am comfortable enough yet to do that.

    I hope your daughter’s finals go well!

    I hope you enjoy your reading–so many great books! At least you won’t run out of things to read any time soon. 🙂 Have a great week and stay safe and well.

    • Thank you! I am really working well with Feedly. Somehow having it there rather than in a bunch of emails is just easier. I’m actually visiting more blog posts.

      I think the only reason I got the wipes is that I subscribe to get them monthly and have for a couple years. The last couple months were cancelled and finally I got them and am excited because we were getting low. We use wipes more than hand sanitizer for cleaning doorknobs, phones, and many other things. Of course, we wash our hands all the time also.

      Yes I am always grateful to have such a large number of options for reading.

      Anne - Books of My Heart recently posted: Robin’s Audiobooks for January – February 2020
  7. Happy Mother’s Day, Anne!

    Another productive week for you. Glad you got all the stuff on your list this week. I’ve been doing pretty well getting all the things on our list, too.

    I try to clean up my social media accounts every few years or so of the names I don’t recognize. That is a great way to sort your posting styles into blog accounts and personal ones.

    Nice haul this week. I got Network Effect, too. That was a must. 🙂

    Have a good week!

  8. Ooo… You have an arc of Network Effect – I am soooo jealous! Glad the techie stuff on your blog is working out well and that you are also having good weather. We have found out tonight that people are expected to start going back to work tomorrow – which I personally think is bonkers. Like you, I have the good fortune to stay at home. Happy Birthday you all – and best of luck to your daughter with her exams. Have a great week.

  9. I can barely find time for one Twitter account I can’t imagine how you are doing it with two!!!!

    • Well the BOMH one used to be only blog posts. But now I tweet the deals and reviews / giveaways from blogs I visit too. The rest of the time I’m on my “personal” account which also get the blog posts automatically but also my occasional personal tweets. I don’t do Instagram.

      Anne - Books of My Heart recently posted: Driving the Deep by Suzanne Palmer
  10. So glad to hear that Feedly is working out well for you – yahoo! I haven’t tried audiobooks on my computer – I’ll be following along for ideas too.

    Glad that you are able to stay put at home for now. I’m staying home too, at least until my company expects me to be in the office.

    Athira recently posted: Happy Mother's Day | Weekly Snapshot
  11. vvb

    You got some good ones in your pile. Gideon the Ninth has been on my mind. Happy upcoming birthday 🙂

  12. Glad to hear you are getting the supplies you need! 🙂 I think we are going to try to stay as close to home as possible this year as well; my husband still has to go out to work but other than that… we are home. I think I am going to continue homeschooling Wyatt in the fall.

    I was inspired by you and your blog stuff – so I fiddled around with mine a bit, and added a linktree to my Instagram.

  13. Jen

    Happy Mother’s Day. Good luck to your girl this week with finals! I have Chaos Reigning on preorder from Audible – can’t wait!! Sorry my info didn’t help much with audiobooks. The Audiobook Builder is AMAZING (thank you Melanie), but only for Macs. And… BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAYS to you and the gang! Enjoy!!

  14. We are not going out much even if things are starting to slowly reopen. I’m not as confident about things as some I guess and that’s fine with me. We still can’t get Clorox wipes here. I keep looking but no luck. You got some great books and I need to grab the Murderbot one as well as Hanging Falls!

  15. I just realized you had a new twitter account today so I’m following you now. 🙂 And yay for scoring some Lysol Wipes. It has been months since I’ve been able to find any of those.

    • Thanks so much for following! I decided I had to organize my Twitter better even though I have had both accounts for 3 years. Well the Northwomn for 10 years and BOMH for 3 years. I have mail for both too. But it really helps me organize things. I think I only got the wipes because it is a monthly subscription I have had for a few years and even then I didn’t get them the last couple months. I was thrilled to see them because we are a big wipes user.

      Anne - Books of My Heart recently posted: Audio: Queen of the Unwanted by Jenna Glass