Sunday Post – 10 December 2023 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality

Posted December 10, 2023 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 30 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.  Scourged giveaway ends tonight!!

Sunday,  a busy day with blog visiting. The weather was warm and humid.  I managed a short walk for Lulu.  Then I had the chat for Scourged and then for COYER book club. I worked more in the office after dinner because I feel so behind on tasks.

Monday, I tried to get a handle to finish a few big tasks.  I had some success but always want to do more.  I laundered all the rugs in my daughter’s bathroom and Swiffer disinfected the floor after vacuuming.  I couldn’t stand her not doing it anymore.  I made good progress on hanging the shelf. I talked to the admissions counselor at her college and got a few more things finished.  Lulu and I managed a short walk. The African violets and Christmas cactus are blooming, now if I could figure help the orchid.

Tuesday,  I went to bed late and work up early. I walked the Kayla, Abby and Lulu.  I’m working to get everything done so I can just relax more for a few weeks.  I did almost all my 2024 blog  ahead stuff this afternoon setting up Sunday posts, Sunday month end posts, Thrifty Thursday posts, Series on Saturday posts and the first Read-along set of posts. I still need to work on Library Love posts, which could have been done anytime after August when we decided stuff.  UGH.  I talked again to SNHU about my daughter’s classes and sent in more forms.

Wednesday,  it was rather chilly today.  I walked all the dogs.  Today is eat the leftovers.  Also do all the laundry.  I went online and signed up for our healthcare for 2024.  Then I did write some reviews. I got an email from that they will auto share to Bluesky.  The free version only lets you choose 2 social so I would have to drop one to do Bluesky.  I’ll have to think about it.

Thursday,  today we are traveling to Atlanta GA.  I was able to listen to a whole audiobook.  It went pretty well.  We got takeout dinner and we didn’t like it.   So then we tried a gluten free pizza from Papa John’s which was ok. Lulu slept with me and really she prefers to sleep ON me.

Friday, My computer screen stopped working, so I am now using my daughter’s computer.  I learned how to create a second Chrome profile on one computer.  My daughter opted for some cuddle time after breakfast.  We went to the Atlanta Zoo, then a restaurant and bakery that is dedicated gluten free. The zoo was really lovely; it’s a nice size and has a good selection of animals.  We saw the pandas. There are 4 of them, a mom, a dad and twin children who are old enough now to also be solitary. The restaurant bakery food was fabulous.


Saturday,  now we are on the way home.


Of course I am going to do COYER Unwind,  all four Chapters.  I imagine I will again read and review on the blog about 100 books at least.   The Read-along chats are tagging along with COYER again.  And the Library Love Bingo has a special opening for COYER in July and August.  I’m a fan of the #SIAM  reading a Series in a Month because I have so many I want to read.

If you want to read all the sign up details, you can do that HERE.


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):



All my thanks to Penguin Audio,  Tantor Audio, Ace, William Morrow, Berkley Publishing, 


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

I purchased this one with No Rush Shipping Rewards.


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 December 10, 2023 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 30 Comments

30 responses to “Sunday Post – 10 December 2023

  1. Sounds like a pretty good week overall! I love how you do all the blogging ahead, I should try to do that more than I already do. Right now the best I do is getting started on my weekly wrap-up at the beginning of the week and adding to it each day, and then starting a monthly wrap-up about a week ahead as well. Hope you have a good week!

    Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature) recently posted: Weekly Wrap-Up #147 – December 10th, 2023
  2. It’s so hard to keep ahead on everything, but you’re doing a great job on staying current and getting a little ahead with posts/reviews. Neat that you got to go on a trip and see the cute panda family at the Atlanta zoo. Bummer about your screen. Maybe, they’ll do a replacement if it hasn’t been that long. Fun pic of Lulu snuggling with your daughter.
    Nice haul. I snagged a couple of those freebies, too. I’m in for COYER again. Fun times!

    Have a good week, Anne!

  3. I remember you told me about, so I should look into it, especially since they do Bluesky. I would use it for Bluesky and Threads, if it has it.

    Sounds like a good time away – despite some mediocre food. I have been dealing with some non-emergency health stuff, but got medicine last Tuesday and now, almost a week later, am doing a lot better!

  4. I wish that I was that far ahead with the blog. I am such a procrastinator! I hope you can figure out your computer issues without too much trouble. Your African violets look great…mine looks dead. Nice that you were able to enjoy a trip. Have a great week!

  5. Sounds like you had a nice trip to Atlanta! The zoo sounds nice.

    I need to get Emily Wilde’s books, her Encyclopedia of Faeries is one I really ant to get!

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  6. I love zoos but somehow I’ve never been to the one in Atlanta though it isn’t that far away. I did love seeing the pandas in Memphis though. My husband has a gift for African violets and I’m so glad he does as they’re so pretty! Yours are gorgeous! I hope you’re having a wonderful week.