Sunday Post – 14 April 2024 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality

Posted April 14, 2024 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 42 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.

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Saturday night,  we made shrimp dumplings using rice paper. Then I made Moo Shu Chicken since my daughter can’t eat red meat.  They tasted great but those dumplings are hours of work.  Next time we will just make them egg roll size which will be faster.  We served the Moo Shu Chicken with hoisin sauce on  corn tortillas, or just over rice.


Sunday,  it’s warming up but I still feel cold.  I stayed up late reading until 3am.  I did the Sunday visiting.  I’m still playing around a bit with FS Poster. My current test seems to lock me out of Facebook every Sunday because I am sharing my Sunday Post to my personal page.   I’m making a batch of food for Lulu tonight.  We are having lettuce from the garden with dinner. I walked Lulu on the usual short route.  I was trying to help my daughter with reading over her homework and we couldn’t get the printer to work.  That may be a project requiring more troubleshooting tomorrow.

Monday, well the printer is working today.  Now my screen went all jiggly which is what I sent it in for repair last time.  I’m not excited about this. I got some reviews written and posts set up.   The weather is warmer.  My daughter, Lulu and I walked the medium route to the park /pool area in our neighborhood.

My brother Paul, his wife and our Mom in a picture he sent me.

Tuesday, it wasn’t supposed to rain!  But it rained lightly, Lulu and Abby took it in stride. I wrote reviews. I made calls about medical appointments.  The cardiac ultrasound is now scheduled for August 2025  and the PT is still supposed to call me.  We are eating greens from the garden every night.

Wednesday, it rained again but stopped by the time we walked. I had a bunch more phone calls for what I call doing other people’s jobs.  Grr.   I finished editing and scheduled a bunch of posts.  I planned for the 80,000 books I want to read the next 2 weeks for the COYER Mystery Readathon.  I’m finally caught up with a tiny bit ahead so I can fit in a couple, along with ARCs which fit the criteria.

Thursday, today was supposed to have thunderstorms and high winds.  Luckily it was ending around the time of our walk.  So Abby and Lulu and I had our usual jaunt.  Then I picked up some things at Aldi’s I needed so we could have clam chowder for dinner.  Our big gluten free MyBread order came.  So we had some mini baguettes with our soup, along with salad from the garden. I went up to the office with her after dinner to support her emotionally while she was working on her homework.  Now my daughter’s computer is randomly rebooting.  I ordered her a new one which will be here next week.  I was able to get the exact same model which is great because she really likes it.

Friday,  I slept in a bit late.  I wrote some reviews. I organized some options for what I am reading the next week.  It was supposed to be windy so I put off yardwork until tomorrow.  Late afternoon, my daughter and I went out to walk Lulu and my neighbor was out so we invited Abby to go with us.   We picked some snow peas from the garden.  I caught up on replying to comments.  For the first time, I may have spinach growing.

Saturday, I have lots of tasks I want to do today.  I sent a message to FS Poster with my latest questions.  I started with some cleaning.  Then I wrote a review. My computer and the printer have been working ok so we will see.  My daughter’s replacement computer showed up today instead of Tuesday. I went out and mowed the lawn.  I was almost finished when the neighbor came over to see if we wanted to walk with her and Abby so we did. A nice day around 70F / 21C.   It’s going to really heat up the next few days though, like 85F / 30C.


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):


 Thanks so much to Macmillan Audio,    AceRoc Books,  Berkley.                        


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

I always pre-order Ilona Andrews!

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 April 14, 2024 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 42 Comments

42 responses to “Sunday Post – 14 April 2024

  1. Rainy weather and clam chowder could not be a more perfect combo. 🙂 Especially with a good baguette. The MyBread sounds interesting, I will have to look them up! Enjoy your week.

  2. Gosh Anne, your cooking looks absolutely delicious and you have me hungry now! Have a wonderful week.

  3. Nice that you could get out on your walks between rain showers. I managed to wash my windows around house and screened in porch between rainshowers so I was happy to get that spring cleaning task done. I love that you’re eating your garden produce all week. I was thrilled to start my seeds in their trays. I have to keep them inside up in the window, though, until we’re warm enough at night. Bummer about the printer and your daughter’s computer going on the fritz. I’m about due for a new computer, but I’m trying to eek out a few more months with this one. Ooo, nice haul this week of books. I got that Nalini Singh, too.

    Have a good week, Anne!

  4. Wow! 80,000 books, huh?! Have you been reading Sanctuary weekly? I always wait until it’s all done and edited, so I’m very excited!

    We had a busy beginning of the week with the eclipse and my daughter’s birthday. Then lots of rain. This weekend is better and I think we will have some nice weather for a couple days. I have hyacinths and daffodils blooming.

  5. Your lettuces are growing so nicely! It’ll be several weeks before mine are full grown. Lulu and Abby look so cute and they look like they get along well. Your mother seems like she’s doing a lot better! I’ve never made dumplings. They look good despite being labor intensive. I’m looking forward to Primal Mirror and Disturbing the Dead. I need to catch up with that series before I read it, though.

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  6. I don’t know if my body and eyes would let me stay up until 3 a.m. reading. I can barely keep my eyes open if I’m still up at 11 p.m. It was easier when I was younger. It doesn’t help though that I am up at 5 a.m. most days because of work. Of course, I could do a lot of things when I was younger. I’ve been really feeling my age lately. Ooo! Sanctuary! That sounds like a good one. I hope you have a great week, Anne! Hopefully it won’t get too warm–but just warm enough!

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  7. I had to go request instruction in shadow i loved the first book for that series. How cool that you all ready have nice enough weather to gather from your garden. Hope you have a good reading week.

  8. It sounds like a busy week – how lovely to be eating greens from the garden every night!! It sounds as if your daughter is feeling a bit better. I am very excited to see the second book in the Benedict Jacka series popping up as An Inheritance of Magic is one of my favourite books of 2023:)). I hope you have a great week, Anne.

  9. It’s been too long since I’ve had a good clam chowder! Perfect rainy day food. I’ve wanted to make dumpings but have always chickened out. I have a shellfish allergy so I typically don’t eat dumplings at restaraunts (too high of a risk of cross contamination) but I do love them! I hope you’re having a great week!

  10. The Chinese food looks delicious!
    Cute pic of your mom!
    Cute pics of the doggies.
    You mentioned clam chowder and that sounds so good right now.

    Wait…cardiac ultrasound…did you say August 2 0 2 5 as in one year and 4-ish months from now???? Jeeeeeesus! That’s crazy!