Sunday Post: Spring Really is Here!

April 23, 2017 2017, Sunday Post 11

Sunday-Post

Spring really is here!

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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More rain this week and some cool temperatures, but our crabapple trees are really in bloom and they are beautiful. Spring really is here!

Busy week

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My back is still hurting. Just when I think it’s getting better I spend too much time walking or get up wrong and it starts really hurting again.  My husband’s sister and brother-in-law are visiting. We’ve had so much fun together. We spent a day in a nearby town which has a tulip festival at the end of the month, but a lot of the tulips are already blooming. The town was settled by people from Holland so there are windmills and beautiful historic houses as well as tulips! A beautiful day and the tulips are beautiful, too.

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My older daughter came for the weekend to help dig post holes for our fence. Having both our daughters helping was so great! We enjoyed beautiful weather on Saturday and all enjoyed being outside–especially my daughter’s dog Bailey. In the evening we had a wonderful dinner at a new restaurant that just opened this week. I can tell it will be a great place to go for special occasions. Lots of wood inside as well as some a picture with a living wall of plants. The Spring Spinach was a bowl with spinach, wild mushrooms, a ginger vinaigrette, a soft-boiled egg, mushroom bacon. We mixed it up after it was brought to the table. That was excellent as was the Deconstructed Lemon Meringue Pie. A great end to a wonderful day.

Blogging

A busy week so not much blogging done. Not even much reading.

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

My books

What I’m reading

A Peace Divided by Tanya Huff

What I read recently

Nothing finished this week

Some books I bought recently

The Pride of Chanur by C.J. Cherryh

Delivering the Truth by Edith Maxwell

Interesting on the Internet

Sync is coming back! It starts this next Thursday–April 27. Every week until August 16 Sync gives away two young adult audiobooks for free. These books are primarily for young adults, but anyone can download the audiobooks to listen to them.

For the first week (April 27 – May 3) these are the two books available:

Debut author Dawn Kurtagich is dead on in this terrifying psychological thriller!

Over two decades have passed since the fire at Elmbridge High, an inferno that took the lives of five teenagers. Not much was known about the events leading up to the tragedy – only that one student, Carly Johnson, vanished without a trace…

…until a diary is found hidden in the ruins.

But the diary, badly scorched, does not belong to Carly Johnson. It belongs to Kaitlyn Johnson, a girl who shouldn’t exist. Who was Kaitlyn? Why did she come out only at night? What is her connection to Carly?

The case has been reopened. Police records are being reexamined: psychiatric reports, video footage, text messages, e-mails.

And the diary.

The diary that paints a much more sinister version of events than was ever made publicly known.

Oscar Wilde’s enduring masterpiece, this fable of innocence and corruption, purity and decay has become a true classic. The beautiful, narcissistic Dorian Gray, torn between the influence of cynical hedonist Lord Henry Wotton and tortured artist Basil Hallward, sells the beauty of his soul in exchange for external perfection. Ultimately, he cannot escape the disfigurement of sin. Wilde’s remarkable wit and memorable, epigrammatic lines dazzle in audiobook form!
Note: these two books must be downloaded during the dates listed above. After May 3 they aren’t available.

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

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11 Responses to “Sunday Post: Spring Really is Here!”

    • Jan

      Crabapples are such beautiful trees in the spring. We even have a crabapple arboretum in our city and so many people go to enjoy the trees this time of year.

      My back is doing better, Aleen. Thanks goodness!
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  1. sjhigbee

    Ooo – The Pride of Chanur – I LOVE Cherryh’s writing:)). And I MUST get hold of that Tanya Huff! I’m sorry to hear that your back is still playing up and I hope that it eases up during the coming week.
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    • Jan

      I am ashamed to admit I haven’t read any of Cherryh’s books, Sarah. And I’ve been reading science fiction and fantasy for many years. So this year I plan to change that. They certainly sound like the kind of science fiction I enjoy. My back is some better–thank goodness.
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      • sjhigbee

        It depends on your taste – but for me, her outstanding work is the duology Cloud’s Rider and Rider at the Gate and I also loved her Belt Miner world and her book Heavy Time blew me away. Her current Foreigner series is also well worth checking out. I have to say that Chanur’s Pride didn’t grab me as much – so if it doesn’t tick all your boxes, do track down some of her other work. At her best, she is one of the greatest speculative fiction writers of her generation. Delighted to hear your back is easing up:)
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  2. Li

    That Spring Spinach salad sounds amazing! I’ll have to try to make a version of it.

    I’m looking forward to the SYNC audiobooks, thanks for the reminder!
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    • Jan

      The Spring Spinach was so good, Li. I love it when we find a new restaurant which is doing unusual things. They also had a sweet potato roll served with a burnt leek butter which was black(!), but tasted really good. We got two orders of the Spring Spinach we liked it so much…lol.
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    • Jan

      Isn’t it wonderful when you plant a tree and live somewhere long enough to see it in its glory?!! (My husband and I have moved 15 times in our 35 years of marriage so that hasn’t happened too often!) We’ve gotten lots of rain this spring, too, Nathan. Our grass is really green and growing fast. We’ve gotten a few sunny, warm (but not too warm) days so I’m loving spending time outside.
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