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, I started out pretty well with blog visiting and getting 2 reviews written. Then it was time for the Read-along facebook chat. I’m always surprised how much it furthers my knowledge and enjoyment. I’m always trying to figure out the best weather for outdoor projects. The humidity isn’t too bad today but it’s hot. Tomorrow is cooler but more likely to rain. I can’t get over how quickly it gets dark now, which means it gets buggy earlier too. So spot watering, dog walking or grilling are less pleasant if it is too late. I paid my October bills. Then I started packing in the kitchen and it went better than I expected but I’m going to need more boxes. I still have plenty to do.
Monday, I feel better because I got some kitchen packing done. It’s still hot but less humid today. I took the time to finish my last ARC for this week before breakfast. Then I did some computer work until later in the day I will attempt some yard work. It gets dark at 7pm now and it’s so buggy right before dark! I was trying to work out my problems with the COYER rafflecopter so I cleared all my browsing history and caches. Then I had to login to things again. My Feedly was majorly wonky. When I moved over to this new computer in April, I copied the Feedly settings file but it didn’t keep my read laters but they are on the old computer. Today when I logged in again, it was at the April read laters and had 597 posts to read! I read todays and then deleted all the older ones as I was caught up. But I also had to add back a bunch of blogs I follow now. So if I don’t comment, it’s because I have to get you back on Feedly.
Tuesday, another night where I didn’t read much so I read in the morning. It’s raining finally, so it’s computer work and packing today. I mostly did setups for new ARCs. I did manage to get flat boxes out of the garage but not much packing happened.
Here’s my earbud charging station. My daughter liked it and wanted one, too. lol
Wednesday, another wonderful day with rain. I swear the broccoli has grown 6 inches in the last 2 days. I’m getting some stuff out through the Buy Nothing Group to others who might use it. I wrote some reviews, juggled some review dates. I have now submitted 400 reviews to Netgalley! That’s something considering how many audio books I review which aren’t from Netgalley. While my daughter had her Zoom chronic pain group, I made chicken pot pie and chocolate chip cookies. I FINALLY got the quarterly Library Love email ready.
Thursday, I had a pickup order at Sam’s Club mostly for paper product staples. I hadn’t used their curbside before and it’s pretty good, but you can’t get the rotisserie chicken that way. Then I went home to do a bit of computer work and yard work. I cleaned out 2 large totes to use for kitchen packing. I mowed the front yard. Then I planted the hydrangea in the east side planter. My grandma had hydrangea in her front yard. I moved the blocks around on the west side as I’m trying to get it right. Next up was our chiro/ massage appts. I got a pickup order at Home Depot, then got my daughter’s RX at Walgreens, and shopped for a few items at Aldis. I thought I lost my dad’s tape measure when I was at the chiro yesterday so I set my alarm to call them. They are only there 8-10am on Friday.
Friday, I didn’t sleep well worrying about the tape measure and woke up 3 hours before the alarm was set. I had an idea and went upstairs. The tape measure was on my desk! I went back to sleep for another 2 hours. The weather is perfect and there is so much I want to do indoors and outdoors now! The cabinets will be here in 2 weeks. I stuck with indoor chores today other than watering and plan an outdoor day tomorrow. Apparently I never got to Feedly yesterday so I had that to bring up to date today. I got a lot more ARCs. I got some posts scheduled and now I have setups to create for the new ARCs. I made another batch of food for Lulu.
Saturday, it’s actually chilly. I’ve been working at giving away odds & ends in the neighborhood Buy Nothing group and that’s going well. My daughter didn’t get to bed until after 10:30am so my schedule today is flexible since she won’t be awake. So Lulu is very tired. I went out to do a bit of watering. Then I spent some hours getting the planter in better shape. I used adhesive to put around the first row. Maybe tomorrow I can start doing more of the back rows.
Of course, I am excited about COYER Fall. It’s a bit different since every item needs to be on a scavenger hunt list of 50 items. Items can be used more than once. This season goes until the end of the year. I made a spreadsheet with the hunt list where I can add my books. I don’t think I will do any planning. I will just try to place each item into the list after I’ve read it.
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, Amazon Publishing UK, Berkley Publishing Group, St. Martin’s Press – Minotaur Books, Penguin Audio and Tantor Audio.
(If you click on the cover, it will take you to the Goodreads entry)
I picked this one up for $1.99 for the upcoming Read-along.
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 June 2023 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality - June 4, 2023
- 🎧 Series review: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson @HoJay92 @BaileyCarrVOICE @LLAudiobooks @PRHAudio #LoveAudiobooks #JIAM #COYER #ReadASeriesinaMonth - June 3, 2023
- Read-along & #Giveaway: Tricked by Kevin Hearne @KevinHearne @luckylukeekul @DelReyBooks @PRHAudio#Read-along #GIVEAWAY #LoveAudiobooks #JIAM - June 2, 2023
Sounds like another productive week. Glad you found the tape measure. That would have been terrible to lose. Sounds like it’s turned cooler in your area! It’s still well into the 80’s here and I am so ready for some cooler temps. Hooray for getting the Well Matched arc! I’m really excited for that one. I can’t wait for Mitch’s story. 🙂
Thank you Tanya! It is SO much easier to do the yard work and other projects when you can do it anytime of the day mostly without worrying as much about it being too hot. I LOVE it. I had a guess about Mitch while reading the last book, so I’m excited to start it soon also.
Its crazy what you can’t get curbside. I saw on a sign on Caribou’s drive through that for safety reasons they’ll only take cars in the drive thru and the doors are closed so I’m guessing those without cars are S.O.L.
yes various things are not available that way. They could get Uber Eats or something but that would be a pricey way to get coffee.
Wow, 400 reviews on NetGalley is an awesome milestone! I’m coming up on 300 but it feels like I’ll never get there? And I’m hoping I get approved for The Book of Cold Cases too. Have a great week, Anne!
I’ve been worried about it because I get so many audiobooks now I wasn’t getting so much on Netgalley the last few years. I have done a few audios on Netgalley. But oddly I’ve been turned down for ones on Netgalley which then I got through my direct contact with the publisher. Thank you Tammy! I’m excited about all my new books too.
Wow, congrats on writing 400 reviews! I used to review every book I read on Goodreads, but now I’m too lazy for that. I hope you have a great week!
Thanks! I review every book I read, at least a sentence or two on Goodreads. But the ARCs all get full blog reviews unless I DNF or something.
Anne, you are a busy bee as always *smile* Sometimes I wished I had your energy to get things done *lol* 400 reviews on Netgalley?! Holy smokes, what a great number. Congrats to that. I am registered there, but that´s about it. I barely read ebooks, and with the new restrictions there due to copyright and licensing laws it is very hard to get an English ARC from there. But maybe I should give it a try and see how things will go … Thank you for the Lulu picture. I absolutely adore your dog *smile*
Thanks Vi! I have been on Netgalley since 2014 so it’s not so much for 7 + years. I’d have more if I didn’t do so much audio in the last 5 years. The better weather was definitely energizing and I accomplished more this week. Lulu is our best girl!
I’m so jealous of everyone who got the upcoming Simone St. James book! Enjoy!
Well it’s just on Netgalley and it doesn’t release until March. You could still get it.
Hi, I know what you mean about lying awake and worrying and then having to get up to check it. Happens all the time. I love Jeanine Frost’s books. I think I read those series twice at least.
I hope you join us next year for the Jeaniene Frost Read-along (2022) !
Ooh, I’d like that.
LOL, yes the rain was plentiful for us, too. Always tricky to plan out the task schedule around that. Glad the kitchen pack-up is going smoothly. A kitchen renovation is a future project for us, but currently it’s the bathroom getting a makeover. Yay for finishing up a pile of reviews and hitting 400 with NetGalley. I rely on that site a lot and do pretty well with keeping up to date on my reviews lately, but it is tough not to over-request. 🙂
Have a great week, Anne!
I have a bathroom reno I almost did at the same time but no, I can only handle so much at one time. It’s really tough not to request too many but I have less on Netgalley because of audiobooks.
I can’t believe how early it gets dark now too! I mean I know it’s autumn now and I should be used to it but still… and it’s been getting chilly here too.
I’m clearly behind on the Rockton books as I was not aware of that one! Yeah that gives me something to look forward to. 🙂
Yeah, it’s cutting into my yard work time with the earlier sunset! I love the Rockton books. I want to sit down and read it today but I have ARCs to finish for next week too.
The dog picture is so cute.
It’s still 100F here and I will be so happy when it should cool down to the 80’s next month…hopefully.
Thanks Mary! I hope you get those lower temps. It has made a huge difference in my energy level and ability to tackle outdoor projects.
I’ve had to get up in the middle of the night to find things like you did with the tape measure because I can’t sleep until I do! So I understand that! I’m so ready for the fall weather here. I don’t think bugs are worse in the dark, and it makes it easier for me to sit and relax when it gets dark sooner, so I’m happy for that. Hope you have a good week!
I wouldn’t say the bugs are worse in the dark, it seems to be just at dusk. But once it’s dark it’s too hard to do some projects. I’m loving the weather now here.
You mentioned Sams Club, and I went to the website and ordered for us while I was thinking about it! So, thanks for that! Nice haul. I really need to read Well Matched as I’ve heard so much about it.
Thanks for visiting Wendy! I do what I can with curbside. I have really enjoyed that series with the Ren Faire so far.
I am looking forward to The Man Who Died Twice and The Deepest of Secrets. I just requested The Book of Cold Cases so we’ll see what happens.
Sounds like you got a lot accomplished. I saw your comment from an older post and now I know why. I love hydrangeas, but the heat here makes them hard to grow unless you have the perfect location here. I have one that’s doing well now. Good luck with yours!
There are SO many great books coming up again. Most of those you mentioned are early in 2022 though. I hope to see your kitchen results photos sometime.
Many things for you this week! And you had some intriguing books too! Happy reading!
I got so many great reads this week!
I’m waiting on that St. Simone book on audio. I loved listening to the last one. Congrats on that bud charging station! They are the best solutions for multiple devices.
Oh, I miss reading Jeaniene Frost so enjoy the read-along. Maybe 2022 I can fit the updates and spinoffs back in.
Have a wonderful week, Anne?
Oh my gosh! I just discovered our city’s Buy Nothing group and I am loving it! I am going through things and it makes it so easy to give away. I have also gotten a giant tank that I plan to use one day and some Magic Tree House books for my son on there!
Yes I am astounded at the things people give away in this area. My daughter is loving the exercise bike we got for her. I got some totes I am using to pack kitchen stuff I want to keep clean.
Glad you found the tape measure, and I’m impressed you went back to bed after getting up and finding it! That’s something that would interrupt my sleep for good. 🙂
Well I was exhausted from worrying all night!
Another busy, busy week for you. We’re starting to get cooler temps here too and I’m loving it. It’s so nice to be able to walk to the dog and sit outside without feeling like I’m going to melt into a puddle. Looks like you had a great book haul this week too. I’m so excited to read the new Simone St. James and Well Matched.
Yes it’s just the best weather now. And I get the very best books (for me).!