Sunday Post–August 4

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

A chance for me to review my last week and plan the week ahead…

Last Week

Around the House

I didn’t get a Sunday Post done last week since we were in the Cascade Mountains in Oregon last weekend. We had a wonderful time in Oregon and Washington on our vacation, but by the time I got home this week I was exhausted! I’ve been catching up on sleep and enjoying not having lots of stuff to do everyday.

Blog

August 2013 Books on My Radar

Book Review: Death Masks by Jim Butcher

Book read

Death Masks by Jim Butcher

An Invitation to Sin by Sarah Morgan

The Proposal by Mary Balogh

The Price of the Stars by Debra Doyle and James D. MacDonald

What I’m reading

Late Eclipses by Seanan McGuire

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E-books bought

The Orchid Affair: A Pink Carnation Novel by Lauren Willig

Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews

A Time of Dying by Hailey Edwards

The Crown of Embers (Girl of Fire and Thorns) by Rae Carson

Bridegroom Wore Plaid by Grace Burrowes

Her Favorite Temptation by Sarah Mayberry

The Unexpected Wedding Guest by Aimee Carson

A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter

Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Around the web

The Sync free downloads for this week (August 1-7)

Aug 1 – Aug 7, 2013
Death Cloud by Andrew Lane, read by Dan Weyman (Macmillan Audio)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, read by Ralph Cosham (Blackstone Audio)

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Li from Me and My Books blog posted some links in her latest post including one for an interview with Marko Kloos who self-published a book–Terms of Enlistment–this last spring. He had attempted to go the traditional route by sending his manuscript to publishers and agents, but no one was interested. He finally decided to self-publish and had success with that route. He has since gotten an agent and a publishing contract. The interview is very interesting as he talks about his book and the self-publishing process. Terms of Enlistment is one of my favorite books I’ve read this year.

Next Week

Around the house

I plan to have a quiet week and hope to get back into the swing of things both on my blog and around the house.

Posts on the blog

  • Vacation post
  • Review: The Price of the Stars by Debra Doyle and James D. MacDonald
  • Sunday Post

Author: Jan

I love to read--especially mysteries, science fiction and fantasy. I also love blogging, photography, gardening, playing Mah Jonng, reading with a cat on my lap, throwing a ball for a dog, creating cards to send to family and friends, reading book blogs, using my computer.

14 thoughts on “Sunday Post–August 4”

  1. I’m looking forward to your review of THE PRICE OF THE STARS 🙂 I’m glad you found the Marko Kloos interview interesting – I’m looking forward to his next book.

    And that’s an excellent book haul, btw!

    Li

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    1. This comment ended up in my spam and I just found it. Sorry about that, Jeanea. I hope you had a good week, too! Thanks for coming by.

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  2. Ah after vacation we always need a vacation to adjust. Lovely haul and I am loving all the covers. The Harlequin books look interesting, I haven’t picked up a Kiss book in a while. Have a nice quiet week!

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  3. You’re back, and I’m headed out! I’m glad you had a great time. Now you can enjoy getting back to your normal schedule.

    I love the books you bought this week, and can’t wait to see what you think of them. And how did you enjoy Mary Balogh’s The Proposal? (Hint: the sequel, The Arrangement, is even better!)

    Thanks for stopping by yesterday! I hope you’ll check out my Sunday Post, too. It may be the last one for a few weeks, since I’ll be on the road for the rest of the month.

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  4. It’s always so much fun going on vacation, but it’s always good to get back home and into the routine aspects of life, too! I hope you have a wonderful time. I’m sure it will be a little bittersweet with your daughter headed off to college and so far away. One of our daughters went to college in California.

    I did like The Proposal and I’m happy to hear The Arrangement is even better! And your Sunday Post was great plus your News and Notes was great as always. Enjoy your time off and don’t worry about blogging.

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