Sunday Post – 19 June 2022 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality

Posted June 19, 2022 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 50 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.

Don’t forget to look at my giveaways on the right sidebar.  Two giveaways end tonight!

Sunday,  the normal visiting went well and I got a couple of reviews written.  I enjoyed the Read-along facebook chat after struggling a bit to get the room to work which is unusual. Before dinner, I did some watering because it will be so hot the next 5 days or so, near 100F.  Ugh,  last week my daughter had 4 medical appts, this week is 3 and next week is back to 4.

Monday,  Lulu woke me at 7am but she had to go so I’m fine with it.  I did go back to sleep a bit.  Lulu went along on my Walmart pickup.  Late afternoon, my daughter and I had a try-on party to see if we liked some casual dresses I found on Amazon.  We decided which to keep and which to return, replacing some with better sizes.  My daughter wasn’t feeling great so we watched 2 more episodes of Hell’s Kitchen instead of the one we normally watch while getting dinner.

Tuesday,  there’s a heat warning today.  But the wind is from the north and the humidity is low so it feels much better than it did last night.  After my daughter’s doc appt, we decided to have dinner for lunch since it is supposed to thunderstorm at dinnertime and I was planning to grill.  Of course, it didn’t rain.

Wednesday, the temperature was lower by 10 degrees but with the humidity it was suffocating.  I ran errands to do Amazon returns, Aldi and Trader Joe’s while my daughter was at the dentist.  I did some watering since the rain has been iffy.  We walked Lulu a bit after dinner since it’s so hot during the day.

Thursday, it’s another hot day. I watered a bit and picked spent blossoms when I took Lulu outside.  I’ve been staying  inside learning more about my home insurance and HSA account.   We harvested the broccoli since it’s been hot and it was starting to look like it was bolting.  Late afternoon we did get some strong rain which we need. My daughter wanted more bandanas and silk scarves so I gave her some of mine.  I don’t have many silk scarves but my bandana collection is extensive.  I decided to update my challenges for mid-month.  We watched the finale of S17 All Star Hell’s Kitchen.

Friday,  another very hot day.  I stayed inside and worked on computer things, setting up a few posts and writing a review. The power flickered while I was making Lulu’s food.  Luckily our stove is gas so it wasn’t a problem. Apparently half the neighborhood doesn’t have power. It was extremely windy and then rained. I also made us a batch of homemade ice cream with 2 flavors: Peppermint and Fresh Strawberry. I finally got a menu plan organized.

Saturday,   finally the wind has turned and is from the north.  We’ll have 80s for a couple days now. I picked up sticks and righted the yard waste bin.  Some daylilies were snapped by the bin falling so I brought them in and put them in a vase.   I got right back out after breakfast to start the lawn mowing.  Then I walked Lulu on the long route which used to go by the swans. I didn’t see them.  After dinner, I went out to water a bit and pull a few weeds. It’s so nice outside! Next week is shaping up to be another one with medical appts every day but Thursday and even one for Lulu.  She wasn’t showing signs of allergies in May but now she is.


Happy Father’s Day!

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 so much to Berkley,  Carina Press, and Macmillan Audio.


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



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.





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Posted June 19, 2022 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 50 Comments

50 responses to “Sunday Post – 19 June 2022

  1. I can relate on the extreme heat. Yesterday it was 99 and the rest of the week was in the high 90’s. Plus add in the Florida humidity. So miserable. I forever need to write reviews and set up posts but never seem to make the time. I blog by the seat of my pants. LOL As much as I love Sarina Bowen, I have not read Moonlighter yet. I need to get that one.

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    • Tanya, I always try to select out the best freebies to post. I also share them daily on facebook and twitter. I only do the ones I would be willing to read or have already read. Today has cooled off to 80 with low humidity and north wind. It was 50s overnight – it’s heavenly. Tomorrow also but then it’s back to the heat. UGH.

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  2. Jen

    Sounds like last week was a pretty good week! I see you have the ARC for the next Kat Halloway book. I’m one behind and hope to get the audiobook from the library before the audiobook for the newest comes out. I need to get through a couple review audiobooks first.

    Weather here is still inconsistent. We had a couple nice days, but then this weekend has been chilly. We went to see my son play in the NH All Star LAX game yesterday and it was windy, overcast, and 58F. BRRRR.

    • Thanks Jen! It was pretty good. I just organize my days by the heat so that I can get things accomplished. We have a short spurt of 80s now and it’s heavenly. I love 58! It was 58 overnight, around 80 today but the low humidity is precious. I thought I wouldn’t get the new Kat Holloway because they even put read the excerpt on it and that is usually the kiss of death but it came through!

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  3. It was cool here yesterday and it will be today too, but then it’s supposed to really heat up with 94 degree weather (real feel 98!), but still that’s cooler than down South were we used to be and I’m thankful! The house here stays pretty cool with a bunch of trees around, but I’ll have to water around like you. We still don’t have the water line working in the front for a hose or anything because in the past it froze and they never fixed it. Getting on that hopefully today.

    Glad to hear you got a few days of cooler weather.

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  4. I hope your daughter feels better soon. The humidity is so suffocating. Whenever I travel back east, it’s the thing I look forward to the least. I love dry heat.

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  5. Those storms were nasty, but we did need the rain. And it’s so nice out now. Ahhh! I’m going to mow tomorrow morning while it’s still cool from tonight’s drop to 54º. I hope you have a great week despite the upcoming heat (again), Anne!

  6. Our weather got hotter throughout the week and by Friday we had temperatures in the high 80s. By the end of Saturday, they were back down to the mid-60s – our weather is so topsy-turvy. I love your photos, Lulu is as cute as ever and the flowers are beautiful. Happy reading!

  7. The humidity’s the worst. I’m glad you’re in an 80’s cycle and not 100’s. 🙂 We’re warmer here too after a cool early June. It’s 79 today so I can’t complain…

    That Alice Feeny books looks good- love the eerie cover!

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  8. A hundred, ugh! Glad you got some rain and cooler days, too. I have a good bandana collection, too. I’ve thought I should give some over to my niece who likes to make things from them. Another productive week for you.

    Have a good week, Anne!

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  9. Strawberry ice cream sounds amazing! I love homemade ice cream. I’m sorry to hear your daughter wasn’t feeling bad but glad you were able to just relax and watch an extra episode of your show together. We’ve been in the 100s and will be back there next week but today was in the low 90s with fairly low humidity so it felt amazing! Hope you all have a wonderful week!

  10. Yum! Homemade ice cream! My uncle used to make it but it’s been years since he’s done that–at least when we’ve been around.

    We got into the mid-90s here over the weekend, which wasn’t quite as high as forecasters expected, but it was pretty miserable in our RV. The AC couldn’t keep up and I only had it set on 84. At least it isn’t humid here though. I can’t even tell you the last time we personally were in temperatures like this. Maybe in Florida in spring 2021? Maybe in Oregon in summer 2020? It’s been a while. Stay cool!

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  11. We’re in our second week of a heat wave and I am OVER it. But we have good AC so I can’t complain, really. In fact the AC is running and I just had a chocolate milkshake so I’m freezing to death in my fleece jammies and socks.

    Your homemade ice cream sounds tasty! I only made ice cream once and didn’t like the texture of it. I want it to be like Baskin Robbins. lol

    Did Lulu enjoy her Walmart run?

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    • Lulu did enjoy her Walmart run. She likes to see different things as long as we are there with her. I can’t say I know the texture of Baskin Robbins but my dim memory of it is it being much coarser than the homemade version I make. My version is very smooth and creamy. Other than the things added in like strawberries. Those are chunks.

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