Sunday Post–June 1


The 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

A week to catch up on sleep, the bills, make up with my cats for being gone so long and do a little cleaning! We had sun, hot weather (89 degrees F), rain, thunderstorms, wind and cool weather (65 degrees F–the day after the 89 degrees).

We have a play on both Saturday night (Cymbelline–and it was very good) and Sunday afternoon (Henry IV, part 2) so it’s a busy weekend…LOL.

Blog posts


What I’m reading

 Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen

What I read this week

Green Rider by Kristen Britain

E-books bought (or free)

Pirate Vishnu by Gigi Pandian

Perry’s Killer Playlist by Joe Schreiber

The Hanover Square Affair by Ashley Gardner

Shadow by Amanda Sun

Love Chocolate and Beer by Violet Duke

Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman

A Question of Honor by Charles Todd


Fire and Ice by Dana Stabenow (Audible)

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge (too late to download at Sync)

Oedipus the King by Sophocles (too late to download at Sync)

Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie (linked to Sync)

Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson (linked to Sync)

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.

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)

Available from June 5-11:

ALL OUR YESTERDAYS by Cristin Terrill, Narrated by Meredith Mitchell (Tantor Audio)
JULIUS CAESAR by William Shakespeare, Performed by Richard Dreyfuss, JoBeth Williams, Stacy Keach, Kelsey Grammer, and a full cast (L.A. Theatre Works)

Check out the entire Sync schedule.

Around the house

My husband is out-of-town all week on business so I hope to read more than usual! I think I’m staying home for the month of June which is good since I need to catch up on lots of stuff! I’m hoping it’s not too humid since I’d like to sit outside and read.

Posts on the blog

  • June books on my radar…
  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • Review: Silence by Michelle Sagara
  • Review: And All the Stars by Andrea K. Höst
  • Sunday Post

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–June 1”

  1. Sounds like a good week! Curious what you thought of green Rider… I remember liking it although it’s been a few years since I read it.

    I see you have Perry’s Killer PLaylist. You may get to it before I do, at the rate I’m going. Hope it’s good… happy reading!


    1. I liked Green Rider pretty well, but thought it was a little long. I’m not sure if I will read more of the books. Not sure when I’ll get to Perry’s Killer Playlist either. Too, too many books!


        1. I’ll have to decide if I’m going to read more in the series. Our library has several of them so that’s a plus!


  2. A Question of Honor looks good and glad you are back and settling in. Hopefully the cats have forgiven you. I have downloaded all of the sync audiobooks as well. I now have plenty of listening material for my walks!


    1. I think A Question of Honor looks good, too. The cats have forgiven me, I think, though one of them follows me around quite a bit! She seems worried I’m leaving again! Thanks for coming by, Kimba!


  3. I think I read the first 3 books of Kristen Britain’s series, but I didn’t continue (probably waiting for the next book to be released and then forgot). I hope the weather will be kind to you and you’ll be able to read outside, it’s so agreeable ! Have a great week 😉


    1. I’ve read outside this weekend and it has been wonderful, but I think it’s supposed to be quite a bit hotter this next week. Oh well! I’m not sure if I’ll continue with the next book in the Green Rider series or not. I have so many very good books waiting for me!


  4. Looks like you got some great books! I’ve got a few Charles Todds but have yet to read any yet. I really want to read The Hanover Square Affair, Cruel Beauty and Between Two Thorns. I get way more reading done when my husband is out of town too! Glad I’m not the only one! Have a great week!


  5. I always need lots of time with Buffy when I return from a trip too. I’m never sure if I missed her more or vice versa. I’m sure your cats are glad to have you home. And yay for lots of reading time – one of the benefits of the hubby being away 😉 Enjoy your week!


  6. Do you usually get quite humid weather than? I can do hot I suppose, but humid is entirely different. No chance here of that happening though.. this is England LOL
    Nice to see an Agatha Christie as well on Audiobook.
    Thanks for stopping by:)


    1. Yes, our summers are very humid. I grew up in an area of the States where it is very dry and though I’ve lived lots of my adult life in the humid part of the U.S. I still don’t like it. Thanks for coming by, Peggy–sorry I’m so late answering. My allergies have been awful this week.


  7. I’m sure the cats were glad to have you home! I picked up some of the same books you did (actually, I got the Todd book last time it went on sale.) Where did you you go to see the Shakespeare plays? We used to go to the ASC in Staunton a lot, but since ‘Robin’ graduated and went off to college, we haven’t been back. Now that she’s home for the summer, we may try to go again. I love live theatre!


    1. I enjoy my cats! They’ve finally stopped thinking I’m leaving again for a long time every time I leave the house!

      We had season tickets this year to the Folger Shakespeare Theater and the Shakespeare Theater Company–both in Washington, DC. We have one more play and then the season is wrapped up until Fall. Not all the plays were by Shakespeare, but the majority were.


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