Sunday Post – 22 January 2023 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality

Posted January 22, 2023 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 56 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.  Series on Saturday giveaway ends tonight!

Sunday, I am always excited to go visit my friend’s blogs and see what is happening with them.  Aw Grandpa (my younger brother) just sent me a photo of my new grand nephew.  Lulu and I walked a medium route since it was a bit chilly. We liked the fingerless alpaca mitts so well I ordered some more.

Monday,  today it’s warmer.  Lulu and I went on the longer route. After dinner, I took all the ornaments off the Christmas tree.

Tuesday,  I got Lulu out to do her business before the rain started!  My daughter did her gig in a light rain. I got all the garbage, recycle and even the Christmas tree out to the curb.

Wednesday, every night I get one less hour of sleep.  My own fault for staying up reading last night. I scrambled to put in a Walmart pickup The weather was gorgeous. Lulu and I, my daughter and Abby had a nice walk.   I dropped off Amazon returns while my daughter was at the chiro, then we did our Walmart pickup.  They left out the chicken thighs so I had to do a return for them.  That was unusual.  I got two of the audio ARCs I have been waiting for!

Thursday, the weather was so nice and warm 70F 21C.   It felt great.  I got a photo of the Lenton Rose blooming. We walked the dogs.  I went down some rabbit holes again today.  The third one of my audios I wanted to review was available finally.  I got some blog posts ready.  I looked up patterns to make a holder for circular knitting needles.  I have one I made but it needs more space. I made a batch of food for Lulu. I uploaded new audio ARCs to my phone.

Friday, I stayed up too late reading so Lulu woke me up to go outside.  I went back to sleep for a couple hours.  I wrote some reviews and did the usual computer work.  Then Lulu and I took a walk on the longer route, so we could see the swans. The weather was a little cooler than yesterday but still very nice.  I did some more work on a quilt for the new baby.

Saturday, I woke up before Lulu.  I ended up reading for a bit before I got going. I finished off some chores which had been hanging for awhile. It’s cooler today.  I walked Lulu on a short, brisk walk. I got everything ready to prepare for dinner.  I’ve been making soup every Saturday night now.  I did a pile of mending and then did some more quilting while listening to audio.


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):



My thanks to Thomas & Mercer,  Minotaur Books,  Berkley Romance,  MacMillan Audio,  and Hera Books.


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


I got 2 audios for $4 each at Chirp.

I got this on sale for $1.99. I own all the audiobooks and several of the ebooks.

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 January 22, 2023 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 56 Comments

56 responses to “Sunday Post – 22 January 2023

  1. Congrats on the new grand nephew. 🙂 I’ve usually had good luck with Walmart pick-ups. I think only once did something get left out completely. I logged in to report it and they credited my card back quickly (it was out of stock so I couldn’t go back and get it). I have an Aldi much closer than Walmart but I don’t think they offer curbside pickup, which is a shame. I’ve been seeing Hell Bent around the blogosphere a lot this week. Hope you enjoy it!

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  2. Love the new Grand nephew. hopefully it will be another ten years before I get one of those. But I love the pics. Hope your week is grand and I took a gander at your “Mind Walker” rec, I love books like that and so i picked it up.

  3. What a bonny baby! There is always something magical about newborns… Congratulations on being a great-aunty:). Thank you for the pic of your lovely Lenten rose – I love these plants, but here in the UK we call them hellebores. My favourite public garden has a wonderful collection of them – I’ve tried, but the slugs love them too much. We are currently struggling with temperatures below freezing so I look longingly at your warm day. I love the Jane Yellowrock books, too – although I’m quite a way behind. And I enjoyed Mindwalker, which is an enjoyable sci fi adventure. Have a great week, Anne:).

    • Thank you Sarah! I love getting more scifi in my reading. yes I know all the scientific names like hellebore, but I just used the common name here. I am sure my pronunciations of those scientific names are horrible. I’ll ask for something at the garden center and they look at me like I’m speaking gibberish. We are most always 50F /10C days and 30F / 0C nights range during the winter so that was so nice to have a warm spell. I hope it won’t kill my plants since it’s back to normal now.

  4. Aw, your grand nephew is adorable! Congrats! Lulu is also cute as usual. Can’t wait for the new Ali Hazelwood book. I can’t decide if I’ll wait for the audiobook or get it when it comes out maybe from Book of the Month club to match my other ones. I got the Kylie Gilmore book freebie this week too. Hope you have a good week!

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  5. Congrats on the new grand nephew. For a second I did a double take – the picture is almost identical to one of my friend’s little boy born in December! Sounds like a good productive week with lots of good walks – we had some good walks this week too, the weather was mostly nice which helps. So many new books too! I want to read more Ali Hazelwood – I read one book of hers this last year and loved it.

    Have a great week! Looking forward to our buddy read 🙂

  6. Sometimes I go late with my reading and it throws the whole next day off (but I don’t care, LOL). I love soup this time of the year, too. Glad you got in all the audio arcs you were waiting on.

    Have a good week, Anne!

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  7. I remember seeing a couple of your freebies on the lists that passed through my email, even checked them out, but ultimately passed – I already have TOO many so unless the freebie REALLY catches my attention, I pass. (at least for a bit) I also added Hell Bent to my wish list – I loved Ninth House so am eager to see what happens next. Sounds like you had a nice normal week – those are great sometimes. Hope you have another one and enjoy your books.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

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  8. Congratulations on your new addition to the family! What a wonderful haul this week – I hope that you enjoy them all. Have a wonderful week ahead!

  9. Congratulations on the new family member! He’s a cutie! Our walks have become more complicated since we have the one lame dog but I do enjoy getting out with them every day. Nice new reads this week! I have heard that Hell Bent is great but I still need to read Ninth House. Have a great week!

  10. I always like visiting the blogs on Sundays too. what did I do before blogging lol?

    We’ve done Walmart (or Meijer, the local chain) pick ups a few times, and my mom who is now recovering is doing her ordering online and having delivered. It’s definitely convenient once you get the hang of it. 🙂

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  11. Congrats on the new grand nephew! You’ve been having some nice weather! The roses are looking real nice.

    I’ll be requesting A Stolen Child. I’m enjoying that series too. I’m also looking forward to Love, Theoretically.

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  12. I messed around with auto-sharing on my blog last week. I installed a plugin to auto-share with Mastodon and it’s working great. I discovered (and then remembered) that when we set my blog up (I paid someone), we installed a plugin for auto-sharing because Jetpack was unreliable. Over time, the permissions lapsed, etc. I went in and reconnected them, but they aren’t working. I spent about 3 hours on it and am frustrated. I still haven’t tried the ones you sent me. I need to find more time. I just don’t know anything about anything!

  13. Congrats on the baby! What’s his name?

    Do you make broth-y soups or thicker, creamier soups? My like a good, hearty soup or chowder myself, but I’ll eat almost any soup.

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