Sunday Post – 1 October 2023 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality

Posted October 1, 2023 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 48 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,  well this month has gone by quickly.  Today I did my blog visiting.  We had COYER Book Club. I had read both books.  I took Lulu for a walk before dinner.

Monday, another beautiful day.  I went down the rabbit hole as I looked for a way to auto share posts to Threads. I found a WordPress plugin called FS Poster which may do everything I want.  It costs $45 for a lifetime license which seems reasonable as it posts to 21 social media platforms and includes updates. It looks like it might do everything I do now through dlvr.It, IFTTT, and Buffer plus connect to Threads and what Revive Old Posts did with Twitter except with all the platforms if chosen. I might want to re-share to Mastodon or Threads for example.  My free tools have been working well but it took time to cobble it together and they have changed things so the free accounts are more limited.  I’m going to think about it. I had a few emails with their support to learn more.

Tuesday,  more perfect weather.  I have lots of things I want to do. I did my computer work and helped my daughter with some paperwork.  I wanted to do the leaf eater, but at least I got all the branches I cut earlier into the yard waste.   I was happy with what I finished.

Wednesday, the temperature is even cooler today. After the walk, I reworked my task list and finished up a few things. I called the pharmacy and they just got their Covid boosters so we will go tomorrow.   I went outside and used the leaf eater to make ground up leaves for the 2 compost bins I have.  It stopped working well after the first one I filled, so I had to take it apart and get the sticks and wet leaves out for it to work again.   I also got the last roots of rose bush which died from disease so I can put the compost there and then grind leaves for the third compost bin.  I won’t plant flowers there anymore. That bed will all be an herb garden now.  Right now it has garlic chives, rosemary, basil, sage and oregano. I made some headers for a couple posts which feature more than one book. My daughter was sad so I got up to play a game with her and then couldn’t get to sleep.

Thursday, it was a nice day to walk the dogs.  My daughter hurt her foot so I walked Abby and Lulu.  Then I hurried off to do a Walmart pickup, following that with a trip to Harris Teeter.  My daughter got her COVID and flu shots; I got my COVID and RSV shots.   I was just tired.  I finished two audiobooks today but didn’t hardly read at all at bedtime.  My SDB iris are reblooming as well as the azaelea.  Both are spring bloomers giving me another round. I managed to look through the Audible audiobooks to use 4 credits to earn a $15 coupon.

Friday, I’m still tired.  We went to walk the dogs but Abby seems to be limping so we only walked about half way.  I’m horrified that my laptop updated to Windows 11 overnight.  I had to get in and figure out some settings.  I can’t seem to stop it from making noise so I’ve just muted sound for now.  I decided to have a BLT for lunch since I have more tomatoes. Yummy!

Saturday,  nobody here slept well or got up early.  I woke up at 5:20am and couldn’t go back to sleep until around 9am for an hour.  I did give up on sleeping for an hour of that almost 4 hours and finish my book.  I worked on my month end totals and some reviews. I took Lulu on a medium walk. The trees have already started to turn colors. So much I want to do and I ran out of time this week. I’m just ignoring the Windows 11 but I haven’t tested things out to see if everything works. I just did the normal things I needed to do.

September Reading:  Where did this month go?   I managed to read 25 books. Audiobooks continue to help me read more. Some count for more than one challenge.  I listened to 13 audiobooks, read  6 library books,  15 COYER reads,   and  7 books which I already own.

All Library books (including ones not reviewed on the blog)  2023 Library Love Challenge

I did manage to read 7 books I own (goal is 3 per month):

  • Stripped Bare by Shannon Baker
  • 🎧 The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher
  • Wingman by Cara Bristol
  • Psy by Cara Bristol
  • 🎧 Saving Emma by Allen Eskens
  • 🎧 Staked by Kevin Hearne
  • Watch Her Vanish by Ellery Kane

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 PRH audio, Entangled Publishing,  and Montlake.



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

I got this Audible Daily Deal. 



Then Audible had a deal where if you use 4 credits you get a $15 coupon. 

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 October 1, 2023 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 48 Comments

48 responses to “Sunday Post – 1 October 2023

  1. I hate it when my computer just updates without something without me wanting it! Hope Windows 11 isn’t too annoying. I think I have it or maybe Windows 10. Had to update when I got a new laptop. That was a painful transfer.

    Sorry to hear your daughter was sad. It was nice that you tried to cheer her up.

    I have one compost bin that we’ve been filling up. It’s my first time composting. I hope it turns out well. Nice that you’re still getting tomatoes. Not sure how long we’ll continue to get them because it’s cold at night. We’ve been covering them with plastic to help keep them warm at night.

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  2. The weather here has been wonderful. The trees are turning such beautiful colors. I hope your furbaby’s leg gets better. Happy Sunday, Anne!

  3. Huge congratulations on your monthly reading total – that’s hugely impressive. Especially when you’re always so busy. The spring flowering plants that then decide to give us an autumn present are just lovely, aren’t they? I used to have some in my garden, though they’re currently covered in a swathe of bindweed so I wouldn’t know. Hopefully, next year I’ll be well enough to do some work in the garden, again. I hope your daughter’s foot soon feels better. Have a great week, Anne:)).

  4. Last week the mornings were beautiful and fall like, but then we got up into the 80s and even to 90 one or two days I think! But this week I think fall weather is moving in for good towards the end. Hope Lulu’s limp is gone! Poor sweet girl. I’ll be watching to see what you think of FS Poster if you end up getting it, because $45 for a lifetime license sounds very reasonable! Hope you have a good first week of October!

    Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature) recently posted: Weekly Wrap-Up #137 – October 1st, 2023
  5. You had SUCH a busy week, my goodness! Also–25 books?!?!?!?! I need to get back to doing that but I don’t know how I’ll find the time I used to have–we’ll see! Congrats on finishing so many! I hope y’all feel better soon after your vaccinations. Happy spooky season!

  6. For the first time I am undecided about the COVID booster. I have done all my jabs so far but after seeing people having really nasty effects from theirs and that COVID has now less severe symptoms, I don’t know what to do to be honest.

  7. Yeah, some weeks the list just doesn’t get completed, but you still really got a lot done even if its the sort of stuff that isn’t obvious. I didn’t get a chance to get out in the garden this week, but its still producing since we haven’t dipped low enough for a frost yet. Nice haul for that Audible deal and deal of the day. Looking great on your challenge numbers and way to go doubling up reads from your own shelf.

    Have a great week, Anne!

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  8. I love your Halloween banner!

    Look at that cute face on Lulu!

    Glad you were able to get the booster shots you wanted.

    Windows updates are so annoying.

    Jinjer recently posted: Scoops Ahoy!
  9. I haven’t signed up for Threads, Mastodon or Blue Sky like a lot of others have, If Twitter goes away or we have to pay for it I’m just gonna be done with it. I’m not signing up for yet another social media platform. It’s been nice here the last few days. I actually have my door and windows open.

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  10. Oh my gosh I love your spooky new header! And i kind of hate the auto updates. I guess maybe they’re necessary but I don’t like having to jump through hoops to figure things out.

    I love the idea of growing herbs. I want to do that maybe next year and grow more of my own herbs and spices for cooking rather than always buying.

    A BLT sounds so good. It warmed back up here and is supposed tobe 80s all week, so a BLT is perfect.

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  11. Anne

    Like the new Halloween banner look. I have and ecopy of Sleep No More and am looking forward to starting it soon.

  12. I hope you’re able to figure out something that works for you for sharing your posts. I have to admit that’s one of the reasons why I’ve been blogging less frequently. That whole situation has been so frustrating. I still need to get my Covid and flu shots. I hope to do that sometime in the next few days.

  13. I can’t believe how fast this year has flown. I love October but fear it will be gone in a blink of an eye. That pic of Lulu is precious. She is looking at you like “why are you disturbing me.” Computers can be so frustrating!

  14. It’s Thursday and I’m just getting around to blog visits. What a week – it was nice because my son was home from college and it was his 20th birthday.

    Did you end up trying FS Poster? I’d be willing to pay that amount for a one-time fee if it works with all the sites and does what we want (auto-posts). Is Bluesky on it?