Sunday Post–May 25

rp_sundaypostmeme13.jpgThe Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it!

Last Week

Around the house

I’ve been in Des Moines all week. Last Saturday we moved all the big stuff. She hired Two Men and a Truck to do that and they did a great job. We spent the week putting stuff away and the house is looking great! My husband and older daughter arrived Friday night and my husband has been working in the yard ever since! He bought mulch, a Japanese Maple, bird feeders and many other things to populate the yard! We had to rent a pick up truck to bring everything home!

It’s raining (Sunday morning) as I type this and my husband has been outside working since 6 a.m. He’s determined to do as much as he can before we leave tomorrow.

Blog posts

What I’m reading

 Green Rider by Kristen Britain

What I read this week

The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley (audiobook)

The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson (novella/audiobook)

Iron Night by M. L. Brennan

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber

E-books bought

The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abe

Thief’s Magic by Trudi Canavan

A Fairy’s Guide to Disaster by A. W. Hartoin

A Dangerous Madness by Michelle Diener

A Lessson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

From Audible

The Currents of Space by Isaac Assimov

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Next Week

Around the internet SyncSync downloads

Sync is a site for young adult audiobooks. In the summer (beginning May 15 to August 20) they offer two free audiobooks each week. These books are available from May 22-28:

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Oedipus the King by Sophocles

The following books are available from May 29 – June 4:

CONFESSIONS OF A MURDER SUSPECT by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, Narrated by Emma Galvin (Hachette Audio)
THE MURDER AT THE VICARAGE by Agatha Christie, Narrated by Richard E. Grant (Harper Audio)

Check out the entire Sync schedule.

Around the house

We leave for Maryland Monday evening and after being gone for more  than two week I have lots to do.

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What books did you collect last week? What are you planning next week?

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.

19 thoughts on “Sunday Post–May 25”

    1. It’s been awhile since I’ve read a book by Shana Abe and I’m looking forward to this one. Thanks for coming by, Dani!


  1. I absolutely loved The Sweetest Dark (and I keep wondering if/when there will be a book 3.) And I really liked Green Rider, so I’m looking forward to your review. I haven’t read The Winter Sea – I’ve got a signed copy on my TBR pile/shelves, but haven’t gotten to it yet. So I’m off to check out your review!


    1. I’ll have to read The Sweetest Dark soon, Lark! I’m not very far into Green Rider yet, but I’m liking it so far. Winter Sea is great. I hope you’ll like it when you get a chance to read it.


  2. Sounds like you’ve had a crazy week. We have a Japanese Maple in our yard and when we bought our house I didn’t get why they’re such a big deal until it turned all purple-y gorgeous! Looks like you got some great books this week. I really want to read The Night Circus and A Dangerous Madness. Have a great week!


    1. Yes, it has been a busy week, but so great to see my daughter’s house come together! We love Japanese Maples. They are beautiful.

      So many good books…just not enough time to read them all!


  3. You had quite a busy week ! Good choice with the Japanese maple, those trees are absolutely gorgeous. Have a great week 😉


  4. Sounds like you guys are getting a lot done! The Winter Sea sounds good and I see you’re reading Green Rider- hope you like it. I read it a few years ago but have not read the sequels- I remember liking it well enough though.

    The Maisie Dobbs book A Lesson in Secrets also looks interesting, like that cover a lot. I may have to get to that at some point.


    1. The Winter Sea is so good. I’m enjoying Green Rider though I’m not very far into it. The covers for all the Maisie Dobbs books are very nice. I’ve only read the first book, but whenever they’re on sale I buy one!

      Thanks for coming by, Greg!


  5. Sounds like you are really getting there now, the hard work will pay off, I’d love to have a look at your yard 🙂 My Japanese Maple didn’t last very long I’m afraid, not sure what I did wrong there. Big book haul as well and you managed to get through quite a few, so happy reading.
    Have a great week and Happy Reading.
    My Sunday Post is here


    1. I hope the Japanese Maple does well. We’ve planted quite a few through the years at the various places we’ve lived and they are one of my favorite trees. I think our daughter is going to like her yard as much as she’s enjoying her new house!

      Yes, as usual I got quite a few books. Lots of fun reading ahead!


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