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

Posted July 26, 2020 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 50 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.

Sunday was as hot as expected – 97 with a real feel of 104F (40C). That’s the story for the next week or so with a few short thundershowers in the late afternoon.  But it didn’t rain so I went out and put the weed killer on the lawn I had fenced off, since no rain was forecast for Monday either.  I used fresh tomato and basil from the garden to make pasta sauce.  Saturday night I had made cheesecake brownies.

Monday, I worked on writing some reviews and doing some grocery planning for the rest of the week.  It wasn’t supposed to rain, so I started the sprinkler on the new grass patch  at 7:45 pm  and 20 minutes later it poured!

I worked on helping my daughter with her knitting a blanket. I’ve spent a few hours for 3 days to unknit the part she didn’t like.  She’s going to try a new pattern.  We finally finished putting the grill together and I hauled it to the back yard. I made salsa with tomatoes  from the garden.  It seemed like I only watered on days when it rained later. When I thought it would rain and didn’t water, then it didn’t rain.

Friday, I got an Instacart order which they did a good job, but sadly the things I wanted most were out of stock. Sigh. After waiting a week, I got denied for the first audiobook I requested on Netgalley.  I checked out 2 different Audible sales and found a few things.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday were all supposed to be rainy. Friday had quite the downpour. Sat / Sun then turned up not rainy. Saturday was a bit cooler so I mowed the lawn, even though it thundered it didn’t rain. I decided to make peach crisp for dessert.


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 Berkley Romance,  and Tantor Audio.


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


I got The Clutter Corpse as a $1.99 deal on Chirp.   Then there was the Audible Midsummer sale.



And a few things from the Audible 2-1 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.




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 July 26, 2020 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 50 Comments

50 responses to “Sunday Post – 26 July 2020

  1. The cheesecake brownie looks divine. I used Instacart for the first time last week and had a good/bad experience. It was very fast but also a couple issues. The box of frozen WW ice cream bars were delivered completely melted/liquified and unsalvageable. I was refunded for that. And instead of 1 lb of grapes and 1 lb of cherries I got 2.5 lbs of each. More than I wanted or could possibly use. And much more than I wanted to pay. I got a credit for those. It makes me a little hesitant to use the service again.

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books recently posted: The Sunday Post #218
    • Well you got everything and they do credit for the mistakes so I find it’s usually worth it. I’ve done about 30 orders over the months and have had only 2 complete failures. The brownies were great I’ll have to make them again. But next week I’ll have the peach crisp I made last night. I tend to prefer fruit desserts.

      Anne - Books of My Heart recently posted: Spells for the Dead by Faith Hunter
  2. Those brownies look so good!! We have been doing walmart pick up for our groceries-its no contact! We have been more successful in getting what we want and not getting any surprises. Instacart was a fail for us, and shipt is great but its expensive!

    Samantha recently posted: #SundayPost: One more week
  3. Your dog is too cute. Enjoy the knitting with your daughter. We’ve had very hot and humid weather also around here lately. Happy reading, I loved Pretty Girls, it was very good.

  4. I picked 4 of the freebies you did. I love freebies. That’s a bummer you got denied for you first time request an audio on NetGalley. Dang! Maybe next time. I don’t request much anymore on audio. I’ve got so many freebies, bought books, or my library to pick from. I love the pic of your dog. Adorable! I hope your week ahead is great. Happy Reading!

    • Thank you. Yes I have a wealth of options for audio. I have excellent relationships with most audio publishers and will stay direct with them rather than NG. But this was a new one I wanted. Oh well. Lulu is such a joy for us. I can’t believe it’s only a year with her.

      Anne - Books of My Heart recently posted: Audio: Credible Threat by JA Jance
  5. I bet your tomato sauce was amazing Anne! Nothing tastes better than fresh products from the garden!

  6. Haha, yes, you are not alone with the weather playing games on you. I water; it rains. I don’t water when its supposed to rain; it doesn’t.
    Yum to home grown tomatoes for salsa. I’m starting to get tomatoes and sliced the first one into a salad. Your cheesecake brownies look good and glad your grill is good to go.
    I got Crazy Stupid Bromance, too. You remind me that I need to check the Audible summer sale.

    Have a good week, Anne!

    Sophia recently posted: Sunday Post - 26 July 2020
    • Thanks Sophia! The weather is making me crazy. I don’t like the 96 degree stuff either. I’m looking forward to late August – September when I can get more yard work done and plant the 3rd season of the garden. Enjoy those new reads and have a wonderful week!

      Anne - Books of My Heart recently posted: Deal with the Devil by Kit Rocha
  7. That certainly sounds steamy – and it’s something of a relief to hear that your weather forecasting service as as lousy as ours:)). I know it used to be a whole lot better back in the 70s and 80s when I used to go sailing. I love the sound of the peach crisp and look forward to seeing how it turned out. And Lulu is sooo cute! Have a great reading week, Anne:)

    • Thank you! I haven’t listened to Harry Bosch or watched the show. I’m excited to listen because you like them. I want to start on the audios, but I noticed there are many different narrators and was thrilled to get the Titus one on sale. I am not a fan of Dick Hill; I find him hard to understand. He did a bunch of the Lee Child (Jack Reacher) books so I didn’t listen to those until a new narrator took over.

      Anne - Books of My Heart recently posted: Audio: What I’m Looking For by Karen Grey
  8. Those cheesecake brownies look delicious….anything with cheesecake and I gobble them up. LOL Its my greatest weakness.

    We got some rain luckily this week which was nice….didn’t have to take my car to the car wash so thats a plus. Good for your daughter learning to knit….I just crochet but I would love to learn both.

    • Cheesecake brownies are awesome – I will make them again. I do all the things knitting, crocheting, sewing, quilting and she wants to learn them all. She is bugging me about crocheting but she has 3 knitting projects right now so I want to have her finish one of those first.

      Anne - Books of My Heart recently posted: Audio: Credible Threat by JA Jance
  9. Yum on the brownies!

    I love Instacart, and most of the time I get the things I want. Sometimes the substitutions they offer are also good.

    Enjoy your books and your week.

  10. That cheesecake brownie looks delicious and homemade pasta sauce sounds wonderful! We’ve been having temps like that here, too. However, we don’t get any rain this time of year. Of course when you water it rains, lol!

    I’m really looking forward to the new Bromance book. Hope we both love it!

    Rachel recently posted: Sunday Post #83
  11. Are you an Amazon Prime member? If so, you should try Amazon Fresh for grocery delivery! That’s what I use. Obviously since Covid the inventory is kind of all over the place, but now that the panic buying has mainly subsided, I’ve been able to get almost everything through them. It’s worth checking out – especially if you already pay for Prime!

    • I had never done much audio but Jennifer and Jonetta converted me. I started listening on long car rides when I was moving from MN to NC about 5 years ago. Now I have earbuds integrated into my life. lol

      Lulu is the best! We seem to be on a dessert binge these days.

      Anne - Books of My Heart recently posted: Deal with the Devil by Kit Rocha
  12. Crazy Stupid Bromance has the cutest cover, and I think I need it now!

    I’m a little jealous of all the rain you’ve been getting! It’s been incredibly dry and hot here. The grass has all turned brown.

    Have a great week!

  13. It’s great that you’re helping your daughter with her knitting. It’s so frustrating when the pattern doesn’t turn out the way you had hoped. I recently frogged a shawlette and started over with a new pattern, but at least I had only knitted a few inches at that point.

    The cheesecake brownies look delicious, and the peach crisp sounds scrumptious. There’s nothing like fresh peaches. I made our Robin’s peach cobbler recipe this weekend. It’s a big recipe; we’ll be eating it for another night or two. Yum!

    Have a great week, and I hope you get to read a bunch of those new books! And may the weather turn cooler again!

    Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard recently posted: Tea & Treachery, by Vicki Delany
  14. Sounds like a every hot Sunday indeed. We have had pretty decent weather temperatures here, not too warm, but the humidity is pretty high which is not nice.

    Those cheesecake brownies you made sound good! Too bad you got decline for the audiobook through Netgalley. I looked into them, but it seems I won’t be able to listen to them on my pc as it requires the app, so I won’t request them.

    I hope you’ll enjoy your new books. Have a great week!

  15. Lorna

    And now I want a brownie like that. Yum. We have a bakery a little ways away from here and I always get one when I go. It’s been a long time. Can’t win with your lawn and the rain situation. We are in a heat wave here as well with some thunderstorms as well here and there. Supposed to be cooler next week. Fingers crossed!

  16. That cheesecake browney looks really damn good. Yumm!
    I’ve been thinking about requesting an audiobook on Netgalley. But I just don’t often find time to listen to them.
    Have a great week and happy reading.