Sunday Post – 17 January 2021 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality @Tynga

Posted January 17, 2021 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 66 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!

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Sunday I tried to rest and do some of my blog visiting and catch up on Feedly.  I felt ok, but still was having pain and being careful.  Monday,  I had another chiro adjustment.  The stairs were hurting me so I went to bed early.  The great thing is my 4 new hot/cold gel packs came from Amazon.  They are nice and big. I got those frozen and they work great.   I spent a few hours in bed with a new cold pack on my back and the heating pad on my spasming legs, very comfortable.

Tuesday,  I don’t know if it was the cold packs on my back or the heat on my legs but this was the least pain in the morning for weeks. However, it’s definitely a cold. I hate it. I got 2 Instacarts because I’m not eating, so of course, I need groceries. Taking the stairs to the office, made it hurt again.  I did some computer catch up but still behind with less computer time right now. I made chicken fajitas for a late lunch.  By the time it was ready I was hurting a lot, so I got comfy with an ice pack and heating pad. Then my daughter and I both tried to stay awake until the Walmart delivery arrived.  By the time I was able to get up my daughter had it all in, cleaned with wipes and put away.  She let Lulu outside and they went to nap.  I decided to get another couple hours at the computer before calling it an early night.

Wednesday started out ok but only went downhill.  I successfully slept 8 hours straight sitting up.  The cold meds have definitely improved over the last 19 years.  Or maybe before I was using them to try to treat allergies which didn’t work at all.  I did get a batch of food made for Lulu.  I read Big Kibble last night which makes it hard to feed her any packaged dog food.

Thursday I got going a bit earlier as we had a chiro / massage appointments.  My daughter liked them also so we scheduled for the next couple months for every other week.  I hate being out of the house so much but I am feeling what happened to me when I didn’t go for months.  It is getting easier to change positions finally.

Friday, I did the usual now. In the morning, I read or doze if I didn’t sleep well overnight. (I didn’t. I coughed for about 2 hours even with the meds). But I didn’t doze; I read.  Then after breakfast, it’s up to the office for the afternoon to do things on the computer, either blogging or bill paying or whatever else.  Late afternoon, it’s back downstairs to eat dinner and then read in bed until bedtime. I hope by next week I can do more. I want to do more and think I will be able to do more if I get over the cold.

Saturday went well except when I tried to wipe Lulu’s feet when she came inside, that was very painful.  Otherwise, it was a day with less pain. I did sleep a little later and the cold seems better, less coughing.  I wrote reviews and visited some blogs, finally finishing up last Sunday.  I made it upstairs twice so that gave me a bit more computer time.


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,  and Harper Audio!


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




I always pre-order and buy everything from Ilona Andrews.  I had a bunch of digital credits and decided I wanted Dirty Deeds.  Then I got a couple of things from the latest Audible 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.

I’m trying to do everything but I have been falling behind on Feedly this week.  I’ll catch up at some point.  I sincerely hope everyone feels better than me.




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Posted January 17, 2021 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 66 Comments

66 responses to “Sunday Post – 17 January 2021

  1. I’m sorry to hear you’re still hurting so much. I hope the chiro will help with that asap. And I also hope your cold will disappear quickly. It sucks not sleeping well. It just makes everything else that much more difficult.
    I hope you’ll enjoy The Forever Girl as much as I did, Anne. Jill Shalvis keeps giving me stories I absolutely love.
    Have a wonderful week ahead, feel better, and happy reading 🙂

    Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms recently posted: Review: The Forever Girl – Jill Shalvis
  2. Awww… I’m so sorry that you are still in so much pain! Though I also find it interesting that you are suffering from a cold, which you haven’t had for 19 years. And I wonder if that might be one of the reasons for your back hurting so much…. because whenever I’m ill with something else – I get back pain as well. I hope you recover from both the cold and the back very, very soon and that the coming week is a lot less painful!

    • Thanks Sarah. I am improving a bit. Initially the coughing hurt a lot but I’ve figure that out too. I think the cold is nearly done. I’ll be glad to get back to normal but I’m feeling hopeful now at least. I’m just glad I had the option to take it easy and get better.

      Anne - Books of My Heart recently posted: The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon
  3. A cold and your back and knee pain? Yeesh! You sure have gotten more than your fair share of poor health lately. I’m glad the hot/cold pads are helping a little and the chiro is as well. Hopefully, it will all start to get better soon.

    Have a good week, Anne!

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    • Thank you Sophia! It is getting better so I’m more hopeful now. At least I have great books. The bothersome part is I had just finished a bunch of things and was ready to start on new projects, get back to the baby quilt and of course, none of it is happening since I minimize moving and rest more. It’s great for reading though.

      Anne - Books of My Heart recently posted: Blood Heir by Ilona Andrews
  4. I’m so sorry to hear you aren’t feeling well! I hope this weeks bring even more healing and better movement. I really need to read The Roommate. I’ve heard such great things. Enjoy your book haul. It looks like there are some good ones in there. I hope you have a great week!

    Stephanie @ Once Upon a Chapter recently posted: The Sunday Post {1/17/21}
  5. I hope you are feeling better, Anne, and that you are sleeping better as well. You’ve really been hit hard lately! 🙁 My sinuses have been making me miserable as of late, but it doesn’t compare to everything you are dealing with. I hope you enjoy your new books! I have heard great thing about Age of Myth. I’ve enjoyed a couple of Catherine Ryan Hyde’s novels in the past. Brave Girl, Quiet Girl sounds like a good one. Take care, Anne. I hope this week will be better for you.

  6. It looks like you are slowly on the road to healing, keeping you in my thoughts and prayers to improve and be healthy soon. I am happy to see Blood Heir on your New Additions, I am hearing all the best things about it and need to pick it up soon.

    Hope you and yours have a blessed week.

  7. I’m so sorry to hear you’re hurting so much. I’m with you on the not wanting to go anywhere at all but somethings are mandatory and the chiropractor is definitely one of them. I hope the ice packs continue to help and the adjustments start easing off the pain. Have a better week!

  8. Oh, I hope your back pain and cold resolve soon. Talk about a double whammy!

    I got a copy of Blood Heir, too, as you know, but I haven’t been able to start it yet. I’m dying to!

    I went up to our place in Central California and met my daughter, her husband and the grand kids on Thursday so I’ve had little time to myself. Didn’t even have time to do a Sunday Post! I took the day off of work today and caught up a little. I’ll be working on my review for Visions of Heat to mail over to you after I log off of here.

  9. Jen

    Oh Anne, I’m so sorry things have been so rough. I hope this week things finally start to turn around for you!

  10. Iza

    I can’t imagine what it’s like to be in constant pain like that, take care, I hope the chiro will improve things. Enjoy the Michael J. Sullivan, it’s an author I like very much 🙂

  11. I’m so glad to read you haven’t been in as much pain this week. I hope things keep on improving this week.
    The Forever Girl is definitely on my TBR.
    Have a great week and happy reading.

  12. Ugh I’m sorry your not feeling well, on top of the sciatica pain! Sounds like your doing all the right things so hopefully you’ll be feeling much better this week. Rest is of course most important and most challenging when you don’t feel well. Take care!!