Sunday Post – 25 September 2022 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality

Posted September 25, 2022 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 63 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,  last night I made grilled chicken/veggie sandwiches. The recipe is from Bon Appetit and I always loved them but hadn’t made them in many years.  It’s a summer dish in my mind with the grilling of the chicken breast, zucchini and onions. Those go in a pita bread with basil aioli.  My daughter’s reaction – “Mom, why did you stop making these? They’re amazing.” Because I didn’t think you’d like them. To be fair, she’s more recently liked more things. She’s always liked vegetables but not all of them.  We found out she liked roasted asparagus now too.  It’s the first time I made them gluten free. I grilled the pita bread on the grill briefly also. They are delicious.

So now I’m doing the usual Sunday visiting. The weather will be hot for a few days this week, back to 90s but more normal at the end of the week, not really any rain predicted so I’ll be doing a bit of watering. I’ve been reading scifi books for a challenge. I always love them and need to read more in the genre.  Lulu and I did the longer route for our walk since it’s going to heat up and we may walk less the next few days.

Monday, there was plenty of tasks with two giveaways to notify winners, blog visiting and writing some reviews.  I vacuumed the whole house. I worked a bit on planning for the 2023 Read-along – Iron Druid Chronicles.  I looked at some things I might want in the Audible sale.

Tuesday, I did more menu planning and took a look at freezer inventory.  My daughter showed me the outline for her first paper for her English class.  She had to come up with 3 topics earlier and now choose one.  I mentioned Book Banning as a topic and she chose that one.  It’s Banned Books week so it’s timely.  Her outline is really excellent.  The paper needs to talk about both sides of the issue and then find the common ground.  My daughter and I went to Costco and got our flu shot and Covid booster. She was tired after a late lunch and took a nap.  I processed the 3 rotisseries chickens for making chicken soups and pot pies,  and the dark meat for Lulu’s food. I made a batch of Lulu food. Then I cleaned up the kitchen.

Wednesday, I woke up really early.  We took Lulu for a quick check at the vet and then I picked up a couple things at Aldi. We ate a late lunch.  We talked about my daughter’s rough draft for her paper.  I did some spot watering to prepare for the heat tomorrow.

Thursday, I finished a book before getting going for the day.  It’s a hot humid one, but now it’s clouding up to possibly rain. I got a farm box with fresh veggies and I also got a mini watermelon this time.  oh exciting I got an email from Schar. I filled out a Google form to become one of 200 to test their breads. Apparently I got picked since the email told me about the test box and instructions for testing.  I started working on my List for the COYER Fall reading challenge. When I got the mail, there was a box with 2 loaves of Schar bread to test.  We did that for dinner instead of the original plan.  Both loaves were very good.  I wish I knew if they were current or future products.  I think they were better because they were fresh, room temperature.  Once opened, the bread is good for 2-3 days in the fridge or it needs to be frozen.  We don’t eat enough bread to finish it in 2-3 days so it will have to be frozen. I took Lulu out and it was brisk, windy and cool.

Friday,  I stayed up late reading until 1 am and then woke up just before 8.  I’m going to be tired today. The weather has dropped 25 degrees since yesterday.  I’ll need to wear a long sleeve shirt or jacket when I walk Lulu today.   It’s the last day so I need to finish deciding buys for the Audible sale. I kept it to 15 audiobooks for around $70.  They were finishing up series mostly.  I also sent emails to some publishers about the 2023 Read-along of Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne.  My daughter walked with Lulu and me before dinner.

Saturday, I have a lot to do today, so I started by reading in bed until noon and finishing my book. Then I got to work on laundry,  going through my T-shirts to sort them.  I FINALLY wrote a couple reviews for this week, and visited some blogs.  I mowed the lawn. Lulu raced around the yard supervising.  It sprinkled a bit while I was mowing.  I showered, made the bed with fresh sheets and then got busy with dinner.

Berls and I chose the Will Robie Series by David Baldacci to buddy read for the challenge.  We have finished. The books ranged from 3.5 to 5 hearts.

* The Innocent

* The Hit

* Bullseye

* The Target

* The Guilty

* End Game



Of course, I’ll be doing COYER Fall.  There are choices of doing The List, The Strict or the Twist.  I am working on putting together my List.  If you want to know the specifics, you can read about it HERE.



Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Marlene at  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):



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

I got this “free” through my Prime First reads.   I also got 15 audiobooks at the Audible sale.  They mostly added to or finished series I am collecting.


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 September 25, 2022 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 63 Comments

63 responses to “Sunday Post – 25 September 2022

  1. I am vegetarian but I must confess that your grilled chicken sandwich seems delicious! I also got my booster this week. Have a great Sunday Anne!

  2. I got my son the covid shot this week and will go back for a booster. It’s unfortunate how many books are banned in other countries. I feel so fortunate to read what I want.

    • Terrie you could also do the Strict or the Twist. It’s just such a fun group. With the list nearly everything I read will count. Each Season for COYER is different. Summer has all the loose rules where everything counts. But I do it for the connection with friends. I read the books anyway. I’m approaching it that I read at least 20 books a month. So that’s at least 60. I’m starting with my ARC list and adding in other freebies and things I just want to read. My list can have 110 because I know I’ll read at least 60. And I can read other things – they just won’t count to my COYER totals.

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      • So if I’m reading it right, I would create a list of books i expect to read by the end of the year. Do you publish your list? Then each time I read one that is on that list, i connect my review to the linky on the COYER page and click around and see what others are reading. At the end of Dec I see if I’ve read at least half of what I started out to read. Do I have that right?

    • Lulu was sleeping and we thought it was hilarious. The fresh herbs make everything so tasty. I have so many things I want to read that I own. I looked through my entire library scouting out things where I need to finish the series, that somehow didn’t get on my wishlist. I always go thru to see if I can get it at the library or if I already got it at Chirp. It’s a process.

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  3. Ann

    Nothing better then a free book. Sometimes I will be scrolling on Amazon looking for free kindle books.
    Have a great week.

  4. Banned Books is a solid English paper theme and I hope you does well on it. Nice that you got picked to try out the bread. Your weather was like ours this week with a few hot days and then dropping way off like that. Yay that your chicken veggie pita grilled was a hit. Sounds delicious. I did up some turkey sweet and sour meatballs for a friend who had surgery and was glad they enjoyed them. Yay for getting through all those series reads and getting plenty of chores and walking in. I picked up $65 worth of audios. Two were new to me, but the others were for series I wanted.

    Have a good week, Anne!

  5. I got the free Holiday with You book today. We had the heat then the fall weather at the end of the week too. How exciting to get to try bread for a company! Like you I can never eat a whole loaf in a week even, but I don’t like bread after it’s been refrigerated. I wish there was a way to buy a smaller loaf. Oh well. First world problems I guess! Have a great week!

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  6. Holy moly batman that pita sandwich looks delicious!!!! Now I wish I hadn’t second-guessed buying ciabatta rolls at Walmart earlier today. I have everything to make those sandwiches but not any proper bread, like a roll or a pita. Next week!!!

    Thanks for reminding me I need to get stuff out of the dryer.

    Hope you have a good week!

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  7. I love grilled sandwiches. Grilled anything really, but a sandwich is *primo* Great topic for your daughter’s paper as well. Super timely.

    Chicken soup… pot pie. Yum. I’ve ben all about food lately. It must be the cool off happening here. I’m wanting to eat. sounds like you’re still warm, it’s been cooling here like fall.

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  8. The grilled sandwich looks amazing – so much better than what is usually found in my lunchbox! What a fascinating topic your daughter has chosen to write about. It isn’t as cut and dried an issue as one would assume at first.

  9. The chicken wrap looks divine. I love zucchini and garlic aioli. Yum! Costco’s rotisserie chickens are such a steal – and so versatile. I took advantage of the Audible sale, too. I think I got around 10 titles but only spent about $40. None of mine were $5. Love getting those deals!

  10. Your chicken sandwich looks delicious! I wonder if you have a link to the recipe? We’re having a few days of heat again, but nothing over low 90s. Thankfully it’s set to cool down again by Friday. I have to water more too when it’s so hot.

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  11. I love the look of your pitta bread sarnie:)). We’ve recently tracked down a very nice vegan chicken breast, which I’m guessing would be ideal for the recipe – so maybe we’ll try it out on the boys. It’s rapidly cooling here, though I cannot complain about the weather throughout September – it’s been largely warm and sunny. But it’s now in the mid-50s during the day and dropping at night. We’ve even woken up to a couple of frosts! We are still desperate for rain to refill our rivers and reservoirs and we still have a hosepipe ban. I hope the coming week is a good one, Anne:)).

    • Thank you Sarah! With Hurricane Ian coming for Florida we are supposed to have 3-4 days of rain. I’m going to do a couple small areas with sod so the rain will water them for me. I posted the Chicken & Veggie Pita recipe on my Recipes tab. It dropped from mid 90s ( 35C) to about 70F (21C ) from Thursday to Friday last week. So now it’s been in the 70s . It’s great for walking and yard work. Mid 50s are the winter temperatures here. We probably won’t get any frost until November. I hope to eat plenty of lettuces , spinach and broccoli during October yet.

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  12. Jen

    I love the IDC! I don’t know if I will do the whole read along, since I’ve listened to them all, but I definitely want to participate with a review; preferably an early one because that might hook me into re-reading the whole thing.

    I get rotisserie chickens and pull them apart for my daughter’s lunches (breast) and then keep the rest to put in sandwiches or salads.. My cats beg for bits when I’m pulling it apart.

    Weather is very fallish here. Days can range between 60-70 and nights down into the lower 50s (even 40s). The sun is coming up much later and so I’m seeing it at sunrise or just after when I walk in the mornings. It’s so pretty over the ocean.

    • That’s so lovely to be by the ocean. Hopefully it tempers your weather to be less extreme. We’ve gone from mostly 90s to 70-80 so I like it. Of course there will be cooler and hotter days but probably no frost until November or later. That’s why I can have a fall garden. I’ll put you on my email for IDC reviewers. 🙂 I’ll be working on that in October. I’m working on the banner and the sponsors for now.

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  13. Those sandwiches do look amazing! 😀 I’m glad your daughter like them now as well as other new veggies. Staying up late reading is always fun. I love reading into the wee hours of the morning.

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