Sunday Post – 11 October 2020 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality @Tynga

Posted October 11, 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 I just had more of a lazy day with blog visiting and cooking and laundry.  The weather continues to be fabulous so I really have to get out in the yard again. Sadly, what I was pulling thinking they were weeds is the very expensive grass I planted on that bare patch in the front yard!  So I’ll have to do another round of that and I spent a month watering it daily too!

Last night I broke down and turned on the heat. So Monday started more comfortably and I was willing to get out of bed.  I started by handling all my computer stuff. Then I responded to an IRS notice on my daughter’s taxes for 2019.  After writing a review, the day had warmed up a bit and I could get to work outside.  I mowed the lawn, pulled weeds, dug more clay and rock. I planted the azalea. Everything was going well until dinner when my daughter said her phone wouldn’t charge. We looked up some stuff on the Internet; I talked to Apple support. Then it was so late and I was tired so I just made a short list of things to research in the morning.

Tuesday was a messy day. I talked to a bunch of places with question about new batteries and new phones. The cheapest and quickest option was to get a new battery at Batteries Plus for $50.  Luckily that worked!    Also my lovely neighborhood friends installed the Biden/Harris sign on my lawn while I was making calls.  Wednesday, I slept late and then read for a bit (until I finished my book).  I did get the camelia planted, and used the power washer to clean off the paver stones to go around that bed. I watched the debate which had me too keyed up to get to sleep early.

Thursday was another gorgeous day, around 80.  We got a farm box so veggies are for dinner.  We got the shady corner all planted with the stones around it.  Azalea (spring bloom) on the left, Camelia (fall bloom) on the right with annual pansies in the middle.   I fenced off one quarter of the back yard to spray with weed killer and I did about half the front yard.   After dinner, my daughter and her dad went to Dollar Tree for some craft supplies. I called Lulu to come upstairs with me but she whined and whined.  She would settle down for a while, but even when I was petting her she whined.   When they came back, she ran downstairs and finally got her walk.  No going out the front door unless you are taking her for a walk!

Friday was cloudy and cooler.  I had a headache so I didn’t get going as much on projects.   Later in the day, we did manage to complete Lulu’s monthly nail trim torture session.  I went to bed about 11 and decided I really had to start reading this eARC, which if I had started any day previously this week would have been a good idea, after reading only a couple pages, I didn’t look up until I finished it at 4:48am.

Saturday, was the start of 3 days of rain so I will go back to the baby quilt I am making.  Earlier in the week, we got out the power washer I bought on sale last fall and got it together to use on the paver stones for the shady bed.  Then we tried it on the concrete patio – wow – it made a difference.  The rainy weather is also a great time for making comfort food like chicken pot pie, chili and the like.   I made mini-cheesecakes with fresh raspberries 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):



Many thanks to Harper Audio, PRH Audio, Berkley Romance, and Grand Central Publishing.


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


I used 2 credits to get a coupon.


I got this Audible Daily deal for $4.    Then I got the next Iron Druid Chronicles audio for a credit.


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 October 11, 2020 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 50 Comments

50 responses to “Sunday Post – 11 October 2020

  1. Another busy week for you! I am always amazed by how much of a difference a power washer can make. I may have weeded a few plants that should have stayed at the new house myself this year 🙂 Our dogs will drive us absolutely nuts when they think it is time for a walk. So much so, that we usually give in. I hope you enjoy your new additions this week!

  2. Yes, the power washer makes things look new again. I need to borrow one and do the siding on our house. Haha, sorry you pulled up your new grass. I’ve done that type of mistake a few times. Glad the battery was a fix instead of needing a whole new phone. Sounds like you read a good one to keep you up like that. 🙂

    Have a good week, Anne!

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  3. That[‘s nice you had such good weather, here we’ve had rain and windy weather for most of the week and I could do with a few sunny days. We haven’t switched the heat on yet, but soon probably as it is getting colder. What a pain that your daughter’s phone stopped charging, things like that always take some time to research and fix. That’s nice you found a solution. Nice picture of the power washer! I hope next week is a good one for you!

  4. Your week sounds lovely! I keep saying we should get a powerwasher, we’ve got nothing really dirty that needs washing as the house is pretty new, but it just looks so satisfying
    That ARC that kept you up till 5 am sounds good! I had a book pull that on me the other week, but I’m so set in my sleep pattern I only managed to stay up till midnight, then finished it in the morning when I was supposed to be working (don’t tell my boss)

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    • Thank you Vi! I love plants and am glad to own instead of renting so I can have some I want now. The bricks were all piled in the other corner of the yard near where I set up the compost bin so I didn’t even have to buy them. Hopefully next year I will have more photos of blooming flowers. Some planted this fall may need another year to bloom; we will see.

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  5. That power washer seems a beast Anne! And as usual I feel so useless after reading all that you do every week! Have a great Sunday!

  6. Chicken Pot Pie sounds amazing right now! I want to go looking for a Camelia bush and I want to buy some pink jasmine. I have star jasmine, but I really love the smell of pink jasmine. Nice to hear you’re having beautiful weather. Enjoy! 🙂

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    Looking forward to seeing what pops up in your new garden corner. The comfort food making sounds so yummy. Must attempt to make a chicken pot pie as I usually get the ready-made. Enjoy your latest haul!

  8. Glad you managed to sort out your daughter’s phone without having to get a new one! That’s a win.
    The power washer is so cool! I had no idea they could make that much of a difference. 🙂

    I grabbed After The Climb when I saw it in your freebies list. Who knows when I’ll get to read it though, lol.

  9. Another busy, busy week! How annoying to find you’ve pulled up the expensive grass… but that does tend to happen when gardening… I love your corner bed – it’s going to look marvellous when the plants get going. And ah… the audio versions of The Iron Druid – I’m guessing they sound great:)). I so loved that series. I hope you have a good week, where you can get out and do more in the garden.

    • yes, it is frustrating to have pulled up the wrong stuff. I see it is doing well in the yard overall though so all is not lost. Right now I have pansies between the 2 bushes until the bushes fill out over the years I can put annuals there. I am planting more this week and next week as they arrive. The weather has been awesome but there have been other distractions. Luke Daniels is an audio narrator master. He makes that world come alive.

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  10. We haven’t gotten a Biden-Harris sign since there so many issues with them being stolen. Same thing happened with Obama-Biden but we got ten of them and kept putting them back up. We lost about three of them.

    Thanks for the reminder about Daylight! I’d forgotten about following up on that series. I’ve gotten behind, though. I loved the start of the Iron Druid series and hate that I never got back to it. The first book was wonderful.

    You’ve some great book additions this week! Kudos on all those freebies. I was tempted by a few of them but am vowing to show more restraint these days.

    Have a wonderful week!

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  11. Hi Lulu! Otis loves his walks too. We’ve got rain all day here today also and cool weather, which is perfect for cooking comfort food. Have a good week ahead and happy reading and quilting.

  12. Wow, your week was so productive. I’m jealous, haha. I love the photo of your dog too. So cute! That’s wonderful that you had such great weather last weekend. We did too and I’m glad because this weekend was so rainy and gross. The rain still hasn’t stopped and my yard is a disaster.

  13. phones and their batteries LOL such a pain right? I swear I have to get a new apple charger like every six months. *sigh* technology.

    I am not a fan of signs on lawns, I personally think its tacky. But that is my father’s influence. He gets so peeved any time he sees a bumper sticker on a car. LOL Although good for them, I rarely ever see a Biden sign. Be happy and proud for who you vote for —doesn’t matter who it is in my book. We are blessed to have the ability and privilege to vote in ways many ppl in the world don’t have.

    • I was glad her phone could be fixed so easily and rather inexpensively. It’s the first time I have ever had a lawn sign. I am seriously re-thinking the automatic reaction I have to signs or bumper stickers as to the people who have them. There are signs for all different candidates in our neighborhood but very few. I believe people should have the right to vote. I don’t like the laws and intimidation and closing polling places that has happened to suppress votes and that includes the gerrymandering which both parties do.

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