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.
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Sunday, last night I forgot about the flash sale Audible was doing and remembered at 11:30. I also had my old laptop with the new hard drive in my room which I hadn’t turned on yet. So I set it up to take a look but there was nothing I wanted.
Monday, I got going early as I feel asleep without being able to read much at night. I spot watered the flowers, trees and a dry patch of sod. I got a review request which said the book “may not be appropriate for children or trump supporters.” Sometimes, they seem like the same thing. But it did make me laugh and think it might be worth reading. I had a nice salad for lunch. I keep using more of the cherry tomatoes and it’s never enough. I read all the little shorts in the Psy-Changeling series which follow Tangle of Need.
Tuesday, I spent time reading. I found a publisher had sent a code for a book in my favorite series!! Then I got to work on laundry, garbage, and recycle. I updated my challenges for COYER and Library Love.
Wednesday, I planned today to do a lot of computer work since it was supposed to rain. The the next two days which are to be cooler I would do a bunch of yard work. Well I started out and then some odd things were happening with the blog. I couldn’t add graphics, the post calendar just gets and error, and commentluv can’t find any posts. I did setup posts without the graphics and I was able to get posts ready that already had the graphics. It’s a good thing I set up usually when I get ARCs but some I got this week I can’t set up. And so far, we aren’t really getting the rain, other than a few sprinkles.
Thursday, the lovely and competent Ashley has the problem solved so I would be busy doing setups but it is below 80 so the lawn work is top priority. I spot watered the beds on the west side of the house. I got out all the tools. I ran the leaf sucker. When the bag was full. I emptied out the compost grown this summer into the garden beds for the soon to be fall planting. Then I refilled the compost bin with sucked and pulverized leaves. Then I fired up my new edger to trim around the patio and driveway. After that I started mowing the back yard which I believe is 12 inches high. I’m having to empty the bag after I go to the other end of the yard and back. The yard waste bin is nearly full and I haven’t done 25% of the lawn. I stopped a bit for water, more sunscreen and a little computer time and then it’s back to work. There a really nice breeze which feels good too. So I finished the lawn sucking because that is an electric which is plugged in with a cord to an outlet. But the mower and edger use batteries, which are all dead so I will have to finish tomorrow (And I have more than one battery for each). I called my ex to ask a question about the edger because he has one. I told him I still haven’t found the level, I think I’ve looked everywhere over the last month and many times. He admitted he found it early this week – he’d taken it to IL, which I asked him that a month ago! So I’ll either need to buy a level or wait until December to hang them.
Friday, well I was sore last night but a dose of ibuprofen and an hour with the heating pad seem to have left me in good shape today. I was worried I couldn’t get out of bed but I’m back at it today. It’s another gorgeous one with temps around 80 and no humidity. I ran a bunch of errands (masked) to Home Depot, Lowe’s Home Improvement and the grocery store. After putting away the groceries, I almost finished the lawn but worked until both batteries were dead again.
Saturday, my arms hurt a bit this morning. I spent a lot of the day reading. I did go out and mow the last little bit. It’s just a little warmer today but no wind at all. I did some spot watering. Then I worked on some post setups. There are more to do though. I’m finally evening out the balance between ebooks and audio.
August Reading: I managed to read 24 books this month. Audiobooks continue to help me read more. Some count for more than one challenge. I listened to 7 audiobooks, read 8 library books, 24 COYER reads, and 2 books which I already own.
All Library books (including ones not reviewed on the blog) 2021 Library Love Challenge
I did manage to read 2 books I own (goal is 3 per month):
- Just Folking Around by Penny Reid
- The Duchess War by Courtney Milan
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 to Recorded Books for a book from a favorite series, Harper Audio, Inkubator Books, William Morrow, and Tantor Audio.
(If you click on the cover, it will take you to the Goodreads entry)
I couldn’t find anything I wanted at the Audible flash sale all week but I got these 2 at Chirp for $4.99 and 99¢.
And Audible started a new 2-1 sale where I found these two I wanted.
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.
- Sunday Post –4 December 2022 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality - December 4, 2022
- Winter’s End by Paige Shelton @AuthorPaige @StMartinsPress @MinotaurBooks - December 3, 2022
- Read-along & #Giveaway: Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne @KevinHearne @luckylukeekul @DelReyBooks #BrillianceAudio @PRHAudio #Read-along #GIVEAWAY #LoveAudiobooks - December 3, 2022