Sunday Post – 25 April 2021 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality @Tynga

Posted April 25, 2021 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 47 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, another beautiful day.  I managed to pick up another pile of sticks when I was out with Lulu.  My exercise for PT involves putting my hands towards the floor while sitting and she thinks that means she should be petted so she goes right where my hands go.   Either my daughter is not closing her door or Lulu has figured out how to open it because she is getting in while my daughter is still sleeping more often. I enjoyed the Facebook chat. Then I was trying to finish an audiobook and ran into problem.

Monday was cool and a bit more cloudy to start.  Despite a few problems, I finished up my audiobook.  Then I got to work on calls and appts I needed to make.  I had asked on the neighborhood facebook page who does kitchen design in the area.  One of the neighbors stopped by and we set up appt for next week.  The rose bush is going to town but there was a green caterpillar eating the leaves and got rid of it.

Tuesday, I was so tired I fell asleep by 10 but then I woke up at 2:30am and couldn’t go back to sleep although I tried for about 6 hours.  I got bored and read for a little while.   The repair guy came and did fix the thermostat for the upstairs HVAC.  Apparently it was a fuse and conductor.  Then I hurried off to PT where I got a pile of new exercises.

Wednesday,  another gorgeous weather day.  I slept better and started off with a Walmart pickup. I hoped to get Weed & Feed – NOPE.  Then I did some minor weeding, ones that came up or got missed in the first round,  then I spread PREEN.  I managed to do some computer work before we were off to our dentist appts. As usual, I had no cavities. My daughter has one, so that’s another thing to schedule.  I spent a bunch of time looking at what gluten free restaurants might be along our trip and also a bit at attractions we might see.

Thursday,  it was a tough start to get going. Brr last night and tonight it got to 35F / 1C. I had a Food Lion Instacart since I was out of milk.  I talked to my brother briefly about repair or replace my phone, recalls on my Volt and how my PT is going.    In the afternoon, it was time for chiro and massage.

Friday,      I dropped a couple Amazon returns at the UPS store, then I had my PT appt followed by a Walmart pickup near there to get the Weed & Feed.  After letting Lulu out and swinging with her,  I picked up dog poop and sticks and finished mowing the lawn.  Then I did more weeding and weed spraying.   After dinner, I got to the computer.  I ordered a new iphone as mine is 5 years old and definitely dying.  I am feeling overwhelmed right now with all the things I need to do and then there’s the things I want to do.

Saturday,  Michelle at Limabean Designs made a new header for me and I’m finally trying it out.   This week Ashley came through with a new plug in to handle my author boxes for guest posts the way I want them.  The new computer is working fast and smoothly.  So not everything is a problem.


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):




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


I got this book “free” from Amazon First Reads.    I enjoyed the Traitor so much I had to buy it.

I got this one for $3.95 as an Audible Daily deal.

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.




      These first 10 are the free Amazon books for World Book Day.




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 April 25, 2021 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 47 Comments

47 responses to “Sunday Post – 25 April 2021

  1. Sounds like you’ve had a busy week. I love the new header. It looks very pretty.
    I really need to do some garden work too since there are weeds growing everywhere. I’ve never had a garden before and I still have got to get used to the work that comes with it. But it will be nice to have a nice looking garden when the weather improves.
    Have a great week and happy reading.

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    • I’m so happy I was able to be busy this week. The lawn is all mowed and the garden is all weeded. Today I have to do weed& feed for the lawn though to kill weeds and help the grass.
      Thank you Maureen! I wanted a new header to include all my team.

  2. I noted many of your works and also admired your new blog banner. I’ve given some thought to marketing this week and changing some things. One thing I’d like to do is update my linkedin and see if I can hone in some prospective writing job.

  3. I love the new header! I was surprised to see it this morning. There never seems to be enough time to fit everything in, right? No ARCs this week?! Wow! Meanwhile, I went overboard. That’s great that you could get things to work the way you wanted with the new plug-in. Have a great week, Anne!

    • Thank you Tammy. I wanted everyone on the team. I seem to only get a new computer or iphone every 5 years. And my 10 year old computer is still working. My daughter is using it as a second / backup computer. We each have 2 computers now.

  4. Sounds like a productive week. Your new blog banner looks great! Michelle always does such amazing work. I really enjoy working with her. And that’s nice you got a new plug in as well to help with the author boxes. That’s nice your HVAC got fixed this week. I hope your PT exercises go well and that you see improvement soon. I hope you’ll have a great week!

    • Thank you Lola! It was a productive week. I had to stop commenting and write down ideas for 3 more headers I want to ask Michelle about doing. LOL. I’m so unfocused I don’t know how she makes sense of what I want. lol I am happy to be doing my PT and able to do more.

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    • Wow I heard it was going to snow but I didn’t realize it was that much. Thankfully we just got into the 30s In MN of course, we had heavy snow in April sometimes and it snowed as late as June. Thank you Samantha. I wanted the all of us on the header.

  5. Neat that you’re getting so much done and found a local person to work on your kitchen. Yay for no cavities. I’m always relieved when it’s my turn. I’m impressed that you had no ARCs this week. I seem to add at least a couple each week even when I’m determined to reduce that pile. I took advantage of World Book Day freebies, too.
    Snazzy new banner! So kind of you to include the rest of the team. Fun to be part of it. 🙂

    Have a great week, Anne!

  6. Jen

    Love the new header! It was the first think I noticed when I opened the site. Great job! Sounds like all the computer/blogging stuff is working out, so that’s good. I love that Lulu comes up to you while doing PT. My cats have been having fun while I try to do yoga, so I’ve started closing the door, and then they meow. Those silly fur-babies!!

    • Yes when I moved from MN to NC I rented and so was not able to take my plants. So I had to start over when we bought this house. I love having my favorite perennials planted and also got some new ones which would never grow in MN.

    • It was a good week and I’m picking up on more things I need to do now. I probably shouldn’t have let it go quite so long but I really liked the small size of my SE so I waited and now they came out with the mini. I wish I could get a smaller Kindle Fire but the new ones keep getting bigger, probably for gaming and video watching.

  7. I like your new look here at the blog!

    I am eagerly awaiting my copy of The Next Wife.

    Enjoy your week and your books, and thanks for visiting my blog.

    • Thank you Suzanne. But finally I am able to do more after 3 full months of almost nothing. Now I am trying o do all those things I haven’t been able to do. I’m happy to have my whole team on the header.

  8. Sounds like you’ve had a busy week. Nice that you’re having great weather. I hate it when pests chew on my plants! My roses are doing well, but I noticed some aphids. I have to do something about them.

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  9. I love your new header? Great job!

    That’s a magnificent freebie haul! I’m definitely going to check some of them out. FYI, Stacy Green is one of my favorite authors. I started with her when she was an Indie. She’s now with Bookouture and deserves it.

    Have a wonderful week, Anne, and thanks for my Lulu fix?

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  10. You did quite a lot this week! I’m glad you’re feeling up to doing at least some gardening and such. I like your new header, and Lulu is adorable as always.

    I saw all those free books for World Book Day, but I know I will probably never read any of them, so I didn’t pick any of them. I am intrigued by The Traitor, though!

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  11. Sounds like your week was a busy one! Glad to hear that you are in PT and hopefully the exercises will be helping soon. And congrats on no cavities! I remember as a kid you got prizes and your picture on a wall – adults should totally get the same recognition! 🙂