Sunday Post – 28 May 2023 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality

Posted May 28, 2023 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 57 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.

Sunday,   today will be busy with the run around to pick up everything while we have a van rental.   My ex went to Lowes to do a few returns and pick up the rest of the order in the rental van.  I did kitchen cleanup and blog visiting. I enjoyed the facebook room chat for Hammered. Then it was off to a rural town for homemade ice cream and cattle panels.  We stopped at Aldi on the way back and luckily, even though I hadn’t brought my list I remembered every item!     I worked through a variety of options with my daughter and we ordered her new computer.

Monday, I was up late so I slept late.  Today is finishing the connections for the faucets in the bathroom so we can shift to outdoor projects for awhile with good weather this week.


Tuesday, I got going better today.  We did the walking in the nice weather with Abby & Lulu. Then my ex and I put together my new outdoor box to hold the cushions for the chairs. I did my blog visiting and caught up with some other computer stuff. Then I went out and put garden soil / fertilizer in two beds. The flowers on this bush smell so good.  They were behind the holly bushes we cut out a couple years ago but now they are open to view.

Wednesday, I woke up very early.  Beautiful weather for our walk.  We borrowed a ladder from a neighbor to clean the gutters and check repairs on windows. I made calls and worked on reviews.  I got the menu plan figured out for next week. I went through the Audible sale and picked a couple I wanted. The camellia is just starting to bloom.

Thursday, there wasn’t enough time today.  We did our walk with Abby & Lulu, nice and cool.  I did some of my computer work, then I went to pick up a few items at Aldi and Food Lion plus a quick stop at the UPS store.  I helped with the new raised garden bed, just a little. I also helped my daughter with her new computer setup, just a little.

Friday,  we went to the NC Zoo.  I had not seen the Africa part.  We took the wheelchair for my daughter as she has been having more joint pain.   The zoo is hilly so it was a tough push for me.  We saw zebras, giraffes,  chimpanzees, gorillas, lemur, elephants and more. Luckily, the weather was cloudy and cool with a nice breeze. Lulu apparently was pouting while we were gone and raced to the door when we came home.  Otherwise she was on the couch.

Saturday, I was wiped out from the trip yesterday.  But we heard a pitch about getting new windows.  They’re expensive but maintenance has to be done.   I made our favorite soup since it was Saturday and rainy. Three new daylily colors bloomed this week. I’ve got photos of 2 here. The other is a very clear lemon yellow. I’ll try to get a photo next week if it stops raining. This week looks hot and rainy.

How do I do it?

Does anyone know how to change the audio output from Libby?  I plug my phone into the USB in the car which connects it to Apple Play but with lots of people in the car I want the sound to go to my earbuds.  I know where the buttons are to do that in some apps but can’t find it in Libby.

If you have any tips for me, please comment.

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 grateful thanks to Macmillan Audio.                           


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


I picked my Amazon First Read.   Hidden Scars was a 99¢ deal and later I’ll probably get the audio.

          Space Academy Dropouts (Space Academy #1) by C.T. Phipps and Michael Suttkus read by Jeffrey Kafer

I purchased these 2 audiobooks in the Audible 2-1 credit sale.


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 May 28, 2023 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 57 Comments

57 responses to “Sunday Post – 28 May 2023

  1. Sweet Lulu💜 She was just happy her family came home.

    If you go to settings and then to Bluetooth on your phone, you can change the connection to your earbuds. That’s the way I do it.

    Nice haul, Anne! I think you’ll enjoy that Daniel Hurst book. I listened to it. I also got the Kennedy Ryan book, too. Have a great week!

    Jonetta | Blue Mood Café recently posted: Saturdays at the Café
  2. It’s so nice to be out in the garden again! It sounds like you got a lot done!

    Your zoo trip sounds really fun. We are actually going to our zoo on Friday night with Wyatt. 🙂

  3. That’s a really busy week – and I’m not surprised you were shattered after pushing your daughter around the zoo, as wheelchairs are really heavy, particularly if the ground is at all uneven. Thank you for sharing the pics of your garden – that variagated holly looks lovely and I absolutely love your spectacular day lilies. Have a great week, Anne:).

  4. I use Libby in the car, but since I’m the only one in the car when I listen I have never tried anything like that. Sorry. I like that you get along with your ex well enough that you can do those projects together. I think that’s great. Sorry your daughter is having more issues. I hope you did have a nice time at the zoo though. Hope Lulu is doing better. You got some good freebies, the Penny Reid books I love, and I love the new covers for those. Group Therapy was a good one too!

    Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature) recently posted: Weekly Wrap-Up #120 – May 28th, 2023
  5. I fear I can’t help you as I don’t use Libby. And my dog pouts too when we are out without her for a long time!

  6. Pushing someone around the zoo is tough! It’s always hilly and challenging. Good luck with the new windows. I really want to get new windows in my house, but it is just not in the budget right now.

    Samantha recently posted: #SundayPost: May 28th
  7. Way to go with your little memory game for the Aldi’s list! Nice that you got your running around and inside projects done in time for the nice weather outdoor projects. Neat that you were able to hit the zoo. I love going now and then.
    We had a lovely outdoors week in the 60’s so I got caught up in my yard and garden after our trip. Tried a new to me chix teriyaki slow cook recipe my sister in law gave me and we’ll be having that again.
    Impressed that you only got two from the Audible sale. 🙂

    Have a great Memorial Day and week, Anne!

  8. The zoo trip sounds fun but exhausting. It’s been ages since we last went to the zoo. (Any zoo.) Certainly, pre-pandemic. I think maybe our last zoo trip was the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City, while visiting family in Utah. Maybe it’s time for another trip to the National Zoo in DC this fall. (Not in summer. It’s too hot.)

    Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard recently posted: Sunday Post – 5/28/2023
  9. I usually download my audiobooks from Overdrive to my computer and transfer them via cable to listen in a different app so I have no idea about Libby. Sorry! Your plants are gorgeous and it sounds like you are getting a lot done around the house. I love the audiobook of Hello Stranger and hope that you do as well. Have a great week!

    Carole @ Carole's Random Life recently posted: Weekly Wrap Up #363
  10. I have several of the same colours of daylilies as you do! I have a galley for Hello Stranger and am looking forward to reading it – I enjoy Katherine Center’s books! Have a great rest of your long weekend!

  11. You’ve been very busy! And a trip to the zoo. We used to go every year, but haven’t been in a few years now. Trip was saying we should go this summer. We can’t wait for the Asian continent to open in 2026. We’ll probably hit the Greensboro Science Center at some point this summer with the grandkiddos, too. All this rain is a bummer for outdoor projects. Hopefully it’ll dry out soon. Also, congrats to your daughter! I had to go get caught up on posts.

  12. Zoos are one of my very favorite places to visit! And even better they’re usually wheelchair friendly (with the exception of the hills!). Katherine Center is on my list of authors to read. I’ve heard such good things about her books. Have a great week!