Sunday Post – 30 May 2021 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality @Tynga

Posted May 30, 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  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 did the usual blog visiting and continued on my renewed efforts to pickup, cleanup, and organize better.  I made lemon bars and my daughter got up in time for dinner! I’m really enjoying the clean floors in my bedroom and bathroom.

Monday, I managed to get going in time to take the car to have its recalls done and an oil change.  I knew I had a discount coupon I got mailed from this dealership when I moved into the area and I found it right before I left. It was for a free oil change / tire rotation!    I picked lettuce from the garden for lunch.  Two new daylilies are blooming plus coreopsis and the rose bush.


Tuesday, I wanted to get a lot accomplished.  There were a variety of house chores like laundry and dishes, and then lawn mowing, and the rescheduled mammogram.

Wednesday, I had my pap smear and OBGYN exam.    I really like the nurse and doctor  I have to say this was my best appt ever for this exam.  More daylilies are blooming, another iris and the gardenia.

Thursday, I was so glad to have a day home.  My daughter’s psychiatrist had called last week to reschedule ( in advance of her appt later in June).  It turns out she is leaving the practice so she wanted a final appt to determine the best fit for a new caregiver.  At least, we were able to do a telemedicine appt so we didn’t have to leave the house.  I wrote some reviews and set up some additional posts.  I made a new dish (inspired slightly by Hell’s Kitchen)  Seared scallops in garlic butter and herbs (rosemary and basil) .  I added my own touch of snow peas from the garden and served it over rice.  Big hit!  I can’t wait to have it again.

Friday, we got up a bit earlier and went to the farmer’s market.  We got strawberries, blueberries, peaches and the broccoli like I grow.  Plus we got a sage plant since we use that in our favorite soup.   We did a Walmart pickup on the way home.  I got chicken thighs and decided to make another batch of Lulu food.  Then I had a Sam’s Club pickup for just a couple items.  I worked ahead on some of the Read-along posts, and some other reviews and setup.  My ex arrived to visit for 3 weeks. He will help with projects and we’ll celebrate my daughter’s birthday next week.  Her summer session starts next week also.

Saturday, I managed to get going early and get a few things done before the afternoon thunderstorms.  So many more daylilies blooming, and the gardens looking good.  I planted our new sage plant in the herb garden.






Stacking the Shelves is hosted by 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 Simon & Schuster Audio. (I got these 2 last week and forgot to include them.


My grateful thanks to Elizabeth Hunter, and Brilliance Audio.



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


Audible is having day’s of $5 deals.  I found some on Tuesday.

I’ve always enjoyed Drew Hayes so I grabbed this Audible Daily Deal for $2.99.


I used some of my Amazon promo credits to buy a couple books.


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 May 30, 2021 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 40 Comments

40 responses to “Sunday Post – 30 May 2021

  1. Your flowers look gorgeous, Anne💜 You’ve done a great job cultivating.

    Thanks for the heads up about The Heart Principle. I’ve added that one. Sorry I missed out on One Left Alive as that sounds great!

    Have a wonderful week and enjoy all your new books!

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  2. I love going to farmers market! And thank you for reminding me that The Heart principle is coming! Have a good week Anne.

  3. Jen

    I love all the plants and flowers!!

    I’m down in Florida with my daughter visiting friends. We are having a wonderful vacation and I’m doing nothing!

  4. Your flowers look beautiful! I need to get someone in to get rid of my weeds and all the poison ivy, so I can start planting stuff. (I am NOT dealing with poison ivy on my own.) I need to look at what will grow in partial shade, and can handle soil with a lot of clay in it. And I need to figure out what kept killing the plants I put on the porch… some sort of fungus, I think, but it might have been a parasite.

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  5. I love going to farmers market. We were at our daughters so we didn’t go. Maybe this next weekend as we’ll be home. Your flowers and garden look great!

    I loved The Soulmate Equation and I hope you do too!

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  6. Glad your new plantings and vegetables are doing so well. Nicely done finding that coupon in time and fitting in a few stops while out. Looks like you’re getting a lot done with the blog and around the house. I’ve had to set aside some of my projects to help my husband after surgery, but he’s feeling a little better each day so I know I’ll be back at things soon.

    Have a good week, Anne!

  7. Lorna

    Your garden looks fantastic. We are getting lettuce as well. I’m looking forward to tomatoes and green peppers. Are you reading the Soul Summoning books? I see you got book 7? I read the first 2 or 3 and liked them. No idea why I didn’t go on with them. And you got Cake. I love that whole series and actually got the latest one of the series to listen to today. I think you will really like Cake.

  8. Your garden looks amazing! I hope that your daughter has a great birthday this week. I am sorry that your daughter will have to get a new doctor. I hope that you have a great week and enjoy your new books!