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 slept well last night and managed to get going a bit earlier than the past week. I have so much I want to do but I have to prioritize so I don’t get too tired. Not everything needs to be done today or even can be done today. I used up my last 2 Audible credits and then cancelled my membership to take advantage of a deal I saw. Audible did not let me have that deal but they did offer me one almost as good. So I’m all renewed for the next year and will get 12 credits this week. I tend to switch back and forth between the 12 credit and the 24 credit plans. I got around to visiting and then it was time to walk Lulu. It’s warmer today and nice.
Monday I got up pretty well into a cold day. I accomplished a lot with writing reviews, loading review audios to my phone, and unpacking more kitchen items. I made a yummy clam chowder for dinner, and pumpkin bars. I got a new comforter cover on sale since mine is at least 20 years old.
Tuesday, I had so much to do and too quickly; it was time to go to my daughter’s doc appt. Before the appt, I realized I had access to the presale for Hamilton tickets so I got ours! I probably could have gotten them on Friday, oh well, it was still before the general public. It’s for next May. I also got all the boxes from storage to the kitchen area, now I just need to continue unpacking them. The appt went well. Afterwards, she went to rest and I took Lulu for a longer walk route as we missed yesterday. I had an easy dinner planned as she wanted more help with typing notes. She really wasn’t feeling very well. I tried hard to get together a list of tasks for each day this week. The weather is getting nicer so I have more I want to do.
Wednesday, another nice day with too many things I want to do. I did a bunch of computer work and made some phone calls. I did have a nice walk with Lulu. I helped my daughter finish typing her Geology notes. Her final is next Tuesday afternoon. Tonight is the mock final for her English writing class.
Thursday, it was a gorgeous day so I took the Harley out to ride and get inspected. We had our monthly chiro / massage appointments. I stopped to get just a couple things at Aldi. When we got home, we walked Lulu at dusk and saw a few of the holiday lights along with the sunset. I took photos to show the lazy susan organizers I bought and love. When you use 4 of them together, it goes all the way around the circle. I organize the bins so, for example, one bin has all of one type of spices : cinnamon, cloves, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, etc. so I can pull that one bin when I am making molasses cookies or pumpkin bread.
Friday, another day in the 70s and we are going to the zoo. We didn’t get going as fast as I wanted but we had a nice time at the zoo with great weather. We’ve been meaning to go to our “local” zoo for the whole 5 years we have lived here. We got a membership now and it’s very nice. It is about 1.5 hours drive though. So I had plenty of time to listen to my audiobook. They have primarily North American and African animals. My daughter wants to go every week now. They also have plenty of EV charging stations.
Saturday, I am finally having a full day at home to work on things. I was behind on blog comments, Feedly, writing reviews, month end tallies, challenge linkups, and setting up posts. Of course, there is also garbage, laundry, garden work, leaves to blow or collect for compost, and menu planning. I’ve been trying for 2 days to hook up the new tank to the grill. I took Lulu for a nice walk. I stopped to chat with the neighbors when we got back. So, I asked my neighbor to help me. I showed him everything I was doing and of course, it fired up just fine. We ended up grilling earlyish for dinner. Then I finally got some posts finalized and some of the month end stuff for November. This week is finals for my daughter so she will be stressed out and I’ll need to support her.
Of course I am going to participate in COYER again this year. Each of the 4 Seasons are 3 months long and 2022 start with Winter season of COYER. I will track COYER reads on my blog but there are some reads I don’t review on the blog, so all COYER reads will be on my COYER Goodreads shelf. I track all the years on one shelf but you can tell the current ones with a date sort or by also selecting the year. There are different rules for different seasons, so not all my reads will count for COYER. Still I am going to try for 200 books read for COYER next year. If you want to participate in COYER, one of the seasons or the Community, check it out here.
Things I Learned This Week:
OK if I’m asking for help, I’m also going to share the cool things I learn. You may already know them but hopefully it will help someone.
So I have the Ultimate Book Blogger from Nosegraze and have used it for about 7 years, first at The Book Nympho and now on my own blog. I learned this by accident. I usually access posts through the calendar so I can make sure I have the days lined up. I was doing that and went to click on a post and then it seemed to be gone. I searched for it in All Posts and found it. I realized that I was able to drag and drop posts! I can’t tell you how many times I have gone into a post only to change the date, and doing this, things are updated automatically!
OMG! It also works on Google calendar! I can drag and drop to a different day. Drag and drop is my new friend.
November Reading: I had another good reading month. I managed to read 28 books. Audiobooks continue to help me read more. Some count for more than one challenge. I listened to 14 audiobooks, read 7 library books, 28 COYER reads, 12 HoHoHoRAT reads and 3 books which I already own.
All Library books (including ones not reviewed on the blog) 2021 Library Love Challenge
I did manage to read books I own (goal is 3 per month):
- Silent Blade by Ilona Andrews
- My Fake Christmas Fiancé by Julie Kriss
- Cruel Candy by Mildred Abbott
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):
Thank you for the review copies : I already had the eARC but Macmillan Audio offered me the audio as well. I couldn’t resist the Schusterman title from Simon Audio. St. Martin’s Press feeding my K9 addiction. Recorded Books came through with another favorite author.
(If you click on the cover, it will take you to the Goodreads entry)
I had 2 Audible credits to use up on my current plan.
I got this one by Whispersync with the KU ebook.
Then I bought a few books from Penny Reid’s latest releases. Then a 99¢ deal with a pretty cover.
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.