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 got going on some research, watered the front yard, and visited a few Sunday posts. Then I finally decided to order my kitchen cabinets. It was 30% off and I scored 24 month free financing. They won’t be here until late October though. I stopped for a few groceries on the way home. Then it was back to some blog posts and visiting. I finally found a second book for the Audible sale.
Monday, I started out with more energy. I got back on the watering plan. The weather this week is hot about 90 all week but today isn’t too humid yet. I did a lot of cleanup work like getting all the photos off my phone onto the laptop, updating the ARC audiobooks on my phone.
Tuesday, I wasn’t feeling as energetic after two nights with pain in the night. Still, I went right to work cleaning spiders and their webs out of the garage, and spraying for ongoing defense. I was thrilled to get my July audiobooks from Harper Audio. I had been waiting and started listening to one right away. My daughter was working on midterms and deciding what classes to take this fall. She decided in the end to stay with only online classes.
Wednesday, I began the watering routine. I do it every other day now but not when rain helps me out. I finished my audio and got the review written. I decided to start my blog ahead work for 2022. I created the posts for Series on Saturday and Thrifty Thursday. I’m letting myself have a sort of quiet week while doing some needed tasks like cleaning, blogging ahead and others which are immediate but make me feel I’m getting a bit ahead or on track.
Thursday, we had chiro and massage appts and then I picked up a few groceries. I continued on my ramped up chores with vacuuming the first floor and laundering all the throw rugs. My brother booked tickets to come visit for a 3 day weekend, early in August, only $67 round-trip from Tampa to Raleigh. He hasn’t seen the new house. I made Lulu another batch of food. I stayed up too late finishing my review book.
Friday, I got up later. I moved around the sprinklers to water sod for another day. I need another cooler day to mow again. I wrote a few posts. I figured out one of my old kitchen cabinet would fit and work well above the toilet in the bathroom. Also all the towel bars and such are chrome in my bathroom but the cabinet handles are gold. I’m going to take the similar chrome (brushed nickel?) ones from the old kitchen cabinets and put them in the bath so it all matches.
Saturday, well I was going to do sewing but instead I chatted with Berls about the 2022 Read-along and came up with a schedule. She suggested, and I posted a poll on the COYER group. If you are in the COYER FB group, please go vote in the poll here. It is the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost. The kickoff post will be December 5 with the first book to be read by Jan 16. There will be 13 books in 2022 and then in Jan 2023 we will do a ReadASeries of the 3 Ian books. There will be COYER FB chats on Sundays, following the Friday posts. I baked a blueberry coffee cake I don’t think I have made in our GF times. Then for dinner I tried a new recipe for Lobster pasta.
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 Harper Audio, St. Martin’s Press, SocialButterflyPR, and Tantor Audio.
(If you click on the cover, it will take you to the Goodreads entry)
I finally managed to find a second pick for the 2-1 credit Audible sale that I couldn’t get at the library or KU or didn’t already own.
I found 2 in the new 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.
- A Good Day for Chardonnay by Darynda Jones @Darynda @StMartinsPress - July 27, 2021
- The Adversary by Thea Harrison @TheaHarrison - July 25, 2021
- Sunday Post – 25 July 2021 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality - July 25, 2021