Sunday Post – 27 February 2022 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality

Posted February 27, 2022 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 51 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.


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Sunday, I spent some time day reading the newest In Death by JD Robb, finishing it at bedtime.  I was kind of cold even tho the weather wasn’t really.  I did do my blog visiting and such.  We worked on hanging shelves and hooks in the garage.

Monday,  I notified winners of some giveaways and took care of some other calls.  Everything was going along well until I bought a Kindle book (not a freebie) and Amazon took that as suspicious activity and put my account on hold.  Are you fucking kidding me?  Do you not notice I have like 4000+ ebooks,  500+ audiobooks, KU, library books on Kindle, ARCs sent to Kindle!  It’s not like I don’t READ.  I am obviously tightly bound to Amazon,  also with Subscribe & Save and Amazon Prime Video.  So for 5 hours I could watch Netflix or use Hoopla (where I had checked out Spoiler Alert luckily).  The credit cards are the same as have been on the account for YEARS, the devices are the same.  Yes we have lots – I have a degree in computer science.  They reinstated once and when I tried to buy the book again, back on hold.  Do you NOT want me to buy things, seriously? Pulling my hair out would be less painful.

Tuesday, I went to get the tank for the grill refilled and pickup a curbside order at BJs.  The weather is warm, 72F / 21C but cloudy and windy.   I got things put away and back to my tasks disrupted yesterday.  This week’s posts are ready but I have to get going on the ones for next week.  I found some more ARCs I’d like but really I can’t take any more for March or June. I do have some space in April and May, thank goodness, because there will be things which I want to read.  The Lenten rose is still just gorgeous even with nights that freeze.

Wednesday, I dawdled and read in the morning. Then my daughter had a doc appt.  It rained a bit but cleared up by 4 so my daughter and I took Lulu for a walk.  I stopped to take a picture and she was not happy.  Why aren’t we walking?!?!?!  There were lots of people out and other dogs to see and smell.

Thursday,  I tried to get ahead of tasks. I stopped at the post office, picked up an RX for my daughter,  and got a few items at Aldi.  Then I did my usual blog tasks. I then helped my ex put up new downspouts,  paid bills, made a batch of food for Lulu,  made chocolate chip cookies and pumpkin muffins.

Friday, my ex and my daughter went to the Greensboro Science Center.  I stayed home with Lulu because I like my time at home.  I finally got the purchase of a gift ebook to go through without shutting down my account. It seems to be related to not having a promotional credit too, so I used that first.  I am sure I have had a promo credit applied to a gift before, because I would rather have kept it separate but this time it messed things up.  I started to watch the Marvel stuff on Netflix in earnest.

Saturday, other than walking Lulu and cooking meals. I mostly binged more Marvel which won’t be on Netflix in a couple days.  Since I’m bingeing before they are gone, I may not get to all my Sunday post visiting until Tuesday.

 


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 Kensington Books,    Brilliance Audio.                          

 

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

           

I grabbed this Chirp deal of 99¢.  I had a promotional credit at Amazon and bought one of the books I don’t own yet.

 

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.

 

Anne

 

 

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Posted February 27, 2022 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 51 Comments


51 responses to “Sunday Post – 27 February 2022

  1. You describe the most annoying situation. Had to have been a weird glitch. Wow, you were a whiz this week at errands and tasks. I binged this weekend, but it wasn’t Marvel, LOL. I’ve been binging KU books between my regular review and book commitments since I’m on a free trial right now. Loved finally finishing up a historical mystery serial (since I refuse to actually purchase books in a serial until they are all in one).
    Your rose is pretty and Lulu is a riot in that shot.

    Have a good week, Anne!

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  2. I used to haved Kindle Unlimited and enjoyed it for a while, then canceled when I saw I could get ARCs from Netgalley. Right now, I have too many ebooks to read and have kept commitment to Amazon on a tight leash. But I do enjoy Netflix! Have a great reading week.

  3. We are also closely tied to Amazon– KU, Prime Video, and using it for sending gifts and downloading books. That’s ridiculous that they would do something like that! Did you call them? We’ve gotten help that way in the past and usually they solve the problem. I’ve read Loreth Anne White and Toby Neal before. I try to avoid clicking freebies because I already have too many books to read, lol.

    Mia @ Genre Books and Me recently posted: What My Week Looked Like- 2/26/22
    • Thank you. Yes I was on the phone with them several times over the 5 hours. I wasn’t going to wait for them to get to it “sometime” over the next 24 hours. But even the support is different when you don’t have an account you can log in, you have to go through a big phone tree. They did fix it and probably quickly for them.

      Anne - Books of My Heart recently posted: 🎧The Silent Sisters by Robert Dugoni
  4. It seems to me that Lulu did a lot of walking LOL And my dog does not love either when we stop walking! Have a great week Anne.

  5. Amazon are such a law unto themselves – so glad you finally got the issue sorted, even if it was without their help! I really must add a JD Robb book to my kindle – her books have been recommended to me again and again.

  6. That would be so frustrating about Amazon.

    I’m really curious to see what Disney does with those Marvel shows previously on Netflix. Hopefully we’ll get some revisiting or at least some characters might make the transition?

    Cookies- those sound good 🙂

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    • yes I wondered if I didn’t get finished if they would be on Disney+ right away in March. I was able to finish what I wanted mostly and I’m satisfied. I would watch more with these characters if they do more with them. I really enjoyed The Defenders when they all worked together. And I do have questions about what happened to some characters because I buzzed thru so quickly.

      The cookies are yummy. I made a really good batch of chili and homemade cornbread on Sunday too.

      Anne - Books of My Heart recently posted: 🎧The Silent Sisters by Robert Dugoni
  7. Oh my gosh! How annoying! I hope you get it resolved. I wonder why Amazon had such heartburn about it. It seems so strange. Chocolate chip pumpkin muffins sound amazing. I might have to find a gluten free recipe and make some. (I have celiac disease.) I hope your daughter gets feeling better soon and Lulu is so cute. 🙂

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    • Thank you Jenni! The chocolate chip cookies and pumpkin muffins were both gluten-free. I used recipes that were regular and substituted gluten-free flour. I have 3 kinds of flour though because I find some types work in some recipes and others better in other. We eat gluten free for my daughter’s health issues. Lulu is a bright light in every day.

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  8. What a productive week. I haven’t had issues with Amazon, (knock on wood) yet. I buy from them for everything. I finally got back into reading and have been binging on KU books since I’ve got a discounted trill. It’s been nice to just read thou review is not happening =/. Nice book haul. Hope you enjoy! Have a great week.

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  9. Oh, how frustrating! It sounds like Amazon may have had some sort of glitch or algorithm that needs tweaking. I hope you get it sorted out soon. I don’t have as many Kindle books as you, but definitely in excess of 2000. I need to prune out some that I know I’ll never read.

    I hope you have another productive week this week, and good weather! And enjoy your Marvel binge. 🙂

    Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard recently posted: Sunday Post, 2/27/2022
  10. That is super annoying about Amazon. Why would they even sell the book on their site if they’re just going to put an account on hold because of it? What in the actual f*ck? That’s also another hassle with them, if I forget to take out a cuss word in a review (I don’t often use them in reviews, but I do on occasion) they won’t post. I won’t even post on B & N anymore because they’re even worse. And I don’t read the reviews on either site to make a decision to read a book or not. It’s always Goodreads.

    I need that new Loreth Anne White.

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    • Thank you Shelleyrae! There does seem to be some clumping of releases. I just try to get the things I really want and fit them in as best I can. I don’t keep a big backlog, most of my stuff from Netgalley or direct from publishers is not yet released. But I always feel badly if I can’t review within a week of publication. The Marvel binge went well.

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