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, I slept well and am happy to be visiting blogs and doing chores today. I have one final ARC to read for 2023 and I’m reading it now. It’s a thrill to be a bit ahead. I tried to disconnect the hose from the faucet outside yesterday and even tried pliers and could not get it loose. I gave it one more try this morning and I got it! I was worried because it will be around freezing most nights this week. I can’t believe the leafsucker came today as it is Sunday. I made a long list before bedtime of all the things I want to do this week.
Monday, I worked on the usual stuff. I also scrubbed most of my daughter’s bathroom. I called Audible to ask some questions about giving gifts and also about a credit that says it doesn’t expire until 2041. I signed up for Hulu’s Cyber Monday deal for 99¢ a month (with ads) for a year. I want to watch the Olympics next year and probably Only Murders in the Building. I called and asked more questions about my daughter’s college registration. I took Lulu for a short walk. It was cold and it will be colder the next few days. I covered the new plants and some plants in the food garden. I went upstairs to do more work after dinner which I don’t do often.
Tuesday, it’s colder and windy but with the sunshine and good coat it felt fine when I walked the dogs. We went to our annual physicals this afternoon which was a big nothing burger. I started filling my cart with items in the Audible sale. There are a lot of really good deals.
Wednesday, my daughter went to bed at 6am and Lulu barked off and on from then until 8:30am, when I let her outside. My daughter let her outside at 6am also. This happens whenever my daughter goes to bed too late. I got up and went to walk the dogs. I brought Lulu across and attached her to their front porch. Kayla eventually saw her but got over it. I like that because I don’t have to go back across the street to get her. I thought it would be cold since it got down to 20F/ -7C last night but it was sunny and nice. I covered plants and that seems to have helped. Tonight and one day next week will freeze but otherwise warm enough to let them keep growing. I got through my Audible and Chirp selections. I wrote a few reviews. I made a batch of food for Lulu with ground turkey and spinach.. Luckily, I went back after dinner to finish up my Audible purchases because I realized it will bill me tomorrow for the membership. I went to cancel and they offered me a really good deal, so I have it another 6 months, then we will see. I just think they only offer deals to new subscribers.
Thursday, a very cold night but by the midday walk it was very nice. I managed to get up early and get a few things accomplished. The walk was pleasant and if Kayla saw Lulu she didn’t bark or huff at her. Lulu had her second round of canine flu vaccine. But my daughter’s chiro appt was cancelled. I covered the plants again as it will just be to freezing. I made another batch of food for Lulu with chicken thighs and green beans. I put together a shelf for my daughter’s bathroom. After dinner I went up to look at the 100 audiobook giveaway. There were a couple I really wanted and a bunch of others I might try. I got over 30 free audiobooks mostly on Chirp. The ones I really wanted were the Rachel Grant and Toni Anderson ones but there are others I’m sure I’ll want to read with more consideration.
Friday, another day with not too much sleep and lots to do. I put together the second shelf for my daughter’s bathroom and the handyman came to install them. Things went off a bit but I can finish up myself. Lulu and I took a walk on the longer route and saw 4 swans. They’re back! I started setting up the 2024 Library Love setup.
Saturday, I got a nice start on all the different fronts. I’m scrambling to get all my challenge posts set up for 2024. Lulu and I walked the longer route and this time I took some photos of the swans. I stopped to talk to a neighbor. Mom, Dad and 2 of the babies are back, no sign of the third baby. They were gone since around Halloween. I’m a little frustrated with all the big tasks on deck and they are all finished except for one final thing or piece of info I have to find. I just want to finish them! It’s warm today around 70F /21C and cloudy and humid. At least it’s not raining. No rain projected in the week ahead, sunny and 50-60sF.
So another week not looking at FS Poster. I manually shared friends’ reviews to Threads and Mastodon. I prefer those two for reading things myself.
I did mange to finish my series in the month buddy read with Berls @ Because Reading and Rachel @Waves of Fiction. We read the No Evil trilogy by Allison Brennan. It has a lot of background on the Kincaid family which leads up to her Lucy Kincaid series. I chose to do short Goodreads reviews.
November Reading: I had another good reading month. I managed to read 28 books. Audiobooks continue to help me read more. Some count for more than one challenge. I listened to 14 audiobooks, read 7 library books, 20 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):
- 🎧 Time and Tide by Peter Grainger
- 🎧 A Private Investigation by Peter Grainger
- 🎧 Scourged by Kevin Hearne
- 🎧 First Dangle & Other Stories by Kevin Hearne
- 🎧 Death & Honey by Kevin Hearne ( and others)
- Gladiator by Anna Hackett
- Alien Mate by Cara Bristol
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):
I am so thankful to the publishers – Tantor Audio.
(If you click on the cover, it will take you to the Goodreads entry)
The Audible Sale was huge. I also had four credits to use by the end of the week. I used my 4 credits for these.
I bought 26 titles in the Audible sale for about $83. I finished off a bunch of series: October Daye by Seanan MacGuire, Tracy Crosswhite by Robert Dugoni, Unwind series by Neal Shusterman, Shining Smith by Faith Hunter, and a few audiobooks in the Cavendish & Walker series by Sally Rigby, Chronicles of St. Mary’s by Jodi Taylor, Evidence series by Rachel Grant, Kara Gillian by Diana Rowland, Inspector Wexford series by Ruth Rendell, DC Smith series by Peter Grainger, and Paper & Blood by Kevin Hearne.
I got the Audible Daily Deal – Bitter Past by Bruce Borgos for $2.99 which I loved.
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.
- Black & White by Justin M Kiska @JustinKiska @levelbestbooks @partnersincr1me - February 25, 2024
- Sunday Post – 25 February 2024 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality - February 25, 2024
- Leave No Trace by AJ Landau @JonDLand #JeffAyers @MinotaurBooks - February 22, 2024