Sunday Post – 21 March 2021 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality @Tynga

Posted March 21, 2021 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 40 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,  nice weather and the usual blog hopping. With the ex arriving late, we grilled steaks and had garden broccoli.   Monday was off with lots of discussions about projects. The temperature had dropped a lot, so it felt cold.  I got a Food Lion Instacart. We had chicken pad thai from the neighborhood chef.  I baked chocolate chip cookies.

Tuesday, it rained as expected.  I slept well the last couple nights, but overnight I woke up a bit with pain.  I was sleeping with my hip muscles opened.  So I felt pretty good when I got up.  My PCP referred me to physical therapy but the earliest appt is April 16, and I hope this is over by then!

Wednesday was not a good night and not a good pain day.  But we did get to the clinic and get our first dose of Pfizer COVID vaccine.  It was quick and easy.  I was listening to my audio on the way there and back.  I rested briefly before fixing dinner, then wrote a review and organized for tomorrow before bed.  I’m sleepy but completely fine, no pain from the shot.

Thursday,  no injection pain at all. But it would have to compete with the hip pain which is better today.  I slept well.  I got a Sprouts Instacart.  I did some catchup since I didn’t spend time at the computer yesterday.  I did update my challenge linkys for the first half of the month.

Friday,  another medium pain day.  I slept in 2 shifts.  I finally made our dentist appts for April after we are fully vaccinated.  We had crab cakes from the neighborhood chef with broccoli from the garden.

Saturday,  I stayed up too late reading and then slept in 3 shifts although the first was 6 hours. The pain was so bad I had to lay down again twice with heat and stretches and about an hour nap each time.  After that it was ok, so I got going. Overall I am trying to do more and it feels like I had more pain this week. But that could be because I am frustrated.

I did my usual computer stuff with setting up and writing reviews, visiting blogs, etc. I went off on a tangent looking at products and entering giveaways at the Gluten Free Festival.  I’m excited for the FB chat tomorrow of Mine to Possess as it’s my favorite Psy-Changeling book so far.  This week the weather should get warmer as we go along into the 60s-70s (20C+) but some rain later in the week.  I hope to get spring plants in this week.


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):


My grateful thanks to Brilliance Audio,  Stackpole Books, and Berkley Romance. 


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


I grabbed this Ilona Andrew’s book on a $1.99 deal.  I picked my Amazon first read for the month.


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.

Does anybody know how long wireless earbuds hold a charge after they are charged but not been used?




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Posted March 21, 2021 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 40 Comments

40 responses to “Sunday Post – 21 March 2021

  1. Congrats on that Covid-19 vaccination!!! It’s so good that you’re halfway there. I’m so sorry you’re still experiencing pain and I’m pulling for you to get relief.

    I got Win, too, and am so excited about it. I’m a big Myron Bolitar fan and can’t wait to start, maybe next week.

    Have a great week, Anne?

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  2. Yay on your vaccine!! My husband got his first yesterday, Pfizer, and I go tomorrow. I am excited and nervous.

    I am sorry to hear that you are still in so much pain though. 🙁

    • Thank you Molly. I agree, since they are free I just keep them. I did add an SD card to my Kindle for more storage but I could leave them in the cloud and download them later too. I’m shocked how I find things I got free, even years ago, and now the author is well known or it’s the start of a series I really want to read.

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    • Thank you Tammy. I’m glad to have the vaccine organized, now I just hope the non-mask, non-vax idiots don’t lead to a huge rise in variants. Today is a better day on the hip pain, but yes, overall this week seemed worse.

  3. Sorry to hear you are still having such hip pain. It sucks that you can’t start PT until April 16th. Did you have a cortisone shot? My mom swore by those before she had to have her hip replaced. Congrats on getting your vaccine!

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  4. That’s great you got the 1st does. I hope your hip is better. Enjoy your books, I like Nancy Warren’s writing.

    • Thank you. It’s just weird as I don’t know exactly how I injured it and I’ve never had this type of pain. Usually I’m quite active and now I’m like a potato who stays in one place.

  5. Jen

    Just keep after it, Anne. It seems like even though you continue to have pain, that maybe there are more good days/moments that even a month ago? Glad you guys got your vaccine. My state (NH) opens registration tomorrow for my grouping, with appointments starting a week after. We’ll see how quickly I can schedule.

    • Thanks Jen. I thought this week was worse, but maybe just because I wanted to do more. Keep after them on vaccine appts. I checked daily because things change quickly, even if they tell you there won’t be appts until Monday or something. My group opened up the 17th and I scheduled my vaccine for that day. I really wanted to get it handled so we can do other appts like the dentist with less worry.

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  6. That’s great you got the 1st part of the vaccine. Sorry to hear you’re still having pain. Never fun. Nice book haul this week. I also picked up Fate’s Edge on sale. I’ve got all the paperbacks, but not in eCopy yet, so completing that when they pop up for sale. Love a good sale. Have a great week!

    • Thank you Angela! I read everything Ilona Andrews on paperback from the library initially. But then I started buying them on ebook. I have this whole series on audio, but got the ebook since it was a deal.

  7. That is fabulous that you got your first shot and it went well. Those neighborhood chef dinners sound delicious. Glad your ex got in safely and you can plan some projects. Feel badly that your pain is still constant, but glad you are still able to get about. I got Isn’t It Bromantic, too.

    Have a great week, Anne!

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  8. Sorry to hear you’re still having issues with pain! Glad to hear you got your first shot and there were no bad side effects! Yay!

    I’m looking forward to the Russian’s story in the Bromance books! I need to download a copy.

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  9. Yay for getting your first shot! But boo for the hip pain! It sounds like you had a pretty busy week. I cannot wait to see what you think of Win! I love Harlan Coben’s books and Win has been a favorite character for a very long time. Have a great week!

  10. So happy to hear you got your first vaccine shot! And glad that there were no side effects. I get my second dose in a bout a week and will be so relieved. Like you, I’ll (finally) be making a dentist appt. once I’m fully vaccinated.