Sunday Post: More fence building

May 7, 2017 2017, Sunday Post 10

Sunday-Post

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.

Home and Blog

The weather is beautiful here. A little rain earlier in the week and now lots of sun and temps in the 70’s. I don’t know if the weather or just the time of year has made my allergies go into hyper drive. I blew my nose and my eyes itched all week, but I had a couple of days with allergies all day and went through at least a box of Kleenex everyday.

Fence building

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We moved forward with our fence building this weekend. We got the rest of our lumber delivered on Friday afternoon and put in the rest of the fence posts. On Saturday my husband and I started to put in the side pieces and then even put up some of the fence slats. By Saturday evening we were really tired!

I did get a few herbs planted this week and hope to get a few more plants to plant this week.

Blogging

Not a lot of blogging. I’m hoping next week will work better.

Blog posts
Blog posts planned
  • WWW Wednesday
  • Book review
  • Sunday Post

My books

What I’m reading

The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

Dark Crimes by Michael Hambling

What I’ve read

Watching the Detectives by Julie Mulhern

Some books I got recently

All Systems Red by Martha Wells

Dead Simple by Peter James

Dark Crimes by Michael Hambling

Dead Over Heels by Charlaine Harris

Cold-Forged Flame by Marie Brennan

Interesting on the Internet

Sync is back! 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 during May 4 – 10:

Feed by M.T. Anderson | Read by David Aaron Baker, a Full Cast

Published by Listening Library

For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon—a chance to party during spring break and play with some stupid low-grav at the Ricochet Lounge. But that was before the crazy hacker caused all their feeds to malfunction, sending them to the hospital to lie around with nothing inside their heads for days. And it was before Titus met Violet, a beautiful, brainy teenage girl who has decided to fight the feed and its omnipresent ability to categorize human thoughts and desires. Following in the footsteps of George Orwell, Anthony Burgess, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr., M. T. Anderson has created a not-so-brave new world—and a smart, savage satire that will captivate listeners with its view of an imagined future that veers unnervingly close to the here and now.
Published by Random House Audio

Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.

Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker’s Guide (“A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have”) and a galaxy-full of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox–the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian, Zaphod’s girlfriend (formally Tricia McMillan), whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years.

Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? Why do we spend so much time between wearing digital watches? For all the answers stick your thumb to the stars. And don’t forget to bring a towel!

Audiobooks available during May 11 – 17

Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes | Read by Jessica Almasy, Kevin R. Free, Marc Damon Johnson, Sisi Aisha Johnson, Melanie Martinez, Cherise Boothe

Published by Recorded Books

Acclaimed poet, novelist, journalist, and educator Nikki Grimes was born and raised in New York City. Each of the 18 kids in Mr. Ward’s inner city classroom has something important to say, but some don’t even realize it. Then Mr. Ward begins to have “open mic” poetry slams once a month on Fridays. Young adult listeners will identify with the characters in Bronx Masquerade as they explore questions about life and self-expression. “As always, Grimes gives young people exactly what they’re looking for-real characters who show them they are not alone.”-School Library Journal

Teenage Diaries: Then and Now by Radio Diaries | Read by Hosted by Joe Richman

Published by HighBridge Audio

They conduct interviews, keep audio journals, and record the sounds of daily life; usually collecting more than 30 hours of raw tape over the course of a year, edited into documentaries airing on NPR’s All Things Considered. Whether it’s the story of Amanda, a gay teen trying to understand her sexuality, or the story of Juan, who crossed the Rio Grande with his family illegally, these stories offer insight into the mysterious life of teenagers. Sixteen years later, five of those diarists return to chronicle their grown-up lives.

What did you do last week? What did you read? What books did you collect? What are you planning?

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10 Responses to “Sunday Post: More fence building”

  1. Katherine

    Good luck with the fence building! I know that’s tedious work. I’m looking forward to your thoughts on Watching the Detective. I’ve got that coming up on my reading list and am looking forward to it. Julie Mulhern is one of my favorites! Have a great week!
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  2. Li

    I just finished the Martha Wells. Really fun (though on the short side), I hope she writes more in this universe.

    Your fence looks great (as does the weather – am very envious!).
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    • Jan

      I think the Martha Wells needs to be one of my next books, Li. I think the fence will be good. I won’t have to worry about the dogs, but it sure changes our view. I’m consoling myself that we have new places to grow shrubs and vines…lol.

      And it’s pouring down rain today so not all sunshine–but the rain gives us a day off from the fence building!
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  3. sjhigbee

    My goodness – that’s a fence and a half! What a huge amount of work involved. It will no doubt be a lot stronger than those with prefab panels. I was interested to see that you are reading The Collapsing Empire – I look forward to reading what you make of it. Have a great week and hopefully, the fence won’t take too much longer…
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    • Jan

      Thanks, Sarah! I hope the fence is stronger than a prefab version. We get quite a bit of wind here especially during thunderstorms. The Collapsing Empire is so good.
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