Kimberly hosts the Sunday Post each week. I like to take part because it gives me an opportunity to look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also love to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading.
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This is the day we honor those who died while serving in our country’s military. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials this weekend. It is good to remember those who died.
Lots of people also correlate it with the beginning of the summer vacation season.
We went to see a baseball game Friday night. We have a triple-A minor league baseball team in town–the Iowa Cubs–affiliated with the Chicago Cubs. They are fun to watch, the tickets aren’t expensive and the stadium is great. The Iowa Cubs led during most of the game, but in the end the Reno Aces won 7-6. It was a good game and fun to watch since there were lots of hits. Every Friday night home game they have fireworks after the game which are so fun to see, too.
On Saturday we went to a nursery to look at plants and get ideas of what we might want to plant. However, we have to build more flowerbeds first. My husband brought home a bunch of hostas from his Dad’s yard after he visited this last week. He has spent a lot of time dividing and planting hostas this last week and not gotten them all planted yet!
My sister-in-law is driving here to visit for a couple of days on Sunday so that will be fun. She wants to play croquet which really makes me think of summer. We don’t have too much else planned, but the weather is supposed to be nice so I’m sure we’ll have a great time even if we just hang out.
I had a very busy week this last week with several doctors’ appointments, physical therapy for my lower back and neck plus several other activities. Thus, I didn’t get much blogging done again. I did visit a few blogs which was fun. Nice to see what book bloggers are blogging about. I’ll try again this week to do a little more.
Blog posts planned
- WWW Wednesday
- Review: Watching the Detectives by Julie Mulhern
- Sunday Post
What I’m reading
Hunting Hour by Margaret Mizushima
What I’ve read
Den of Wolves by Juliet Marillier
An Accidental Death by Peter Grainger
All Systems Red by Martha Wells
Some books I got recently
River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey
But for the Grace by Peter Grainger
Into the Shadows by Shirley Wells
Every week until August 16 two young adult audiobooks are free to download. These books are young adult titles so if that’s your favorite genre check them out.
Audiobooks available May 25 – 31
Published by Brilliance Audio
Published by L.A. Theatre Works
Anna Ziegler’s Boy is a powerful statement about sexual identity and the mystery of what makes us who we are. After a baby boy is seriously injured in an accident, a doctor persuades his parents to raise the child as a girl. As the child grows up, the child—known as Samantha and Adam at different times—faces an extraordinary challenge to carve out a place in the world.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Sarah Drew as Jenny
John Getz as Dr. Wendell Barnes
Travis Johns as Doug
Amy Pietz as Trudy
Bobby Steggert as Adam Turner
Directed by Debbie Devine. Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at The James Bridges Theater, UCLA in July of 2016.
Boy is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world.
Audiobooks available June 1 – 7
Published by Recorded Books
Published by Tantor Media
It’s pointless. Hopeless. Even if she weren’t afraid of me, we’ll always be enemies at the core . . .
In the city of Yuan, the blind Princess Isra is raised to be a human sacrifice. Her death will ensure her city’s vitality.
In the desert, a mutant beast named Gem fights to save his people, known as the Monstrous, from starvation.
Neither dreams that, together, they can return balance to their worlds. When Gem is captured for trying to steal Yuan’s enchanted roses, he becomes a prisoner of the city. Isra enlists his help, and soon begins to care for him—and to question everything she has been brought up to believe.
She’s a queen; I’m her prisoner. I am her monster and she is mine.
What did you do last week? What did you read? What books did you collect? What are you planning?