Sunday Post–June 8

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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

My husband was gone all week and I thought I’d get lots of reading and posts done, but my allergies laid me low. I had trouble reading and writing, but I did get some cleaning and picking up done!

My husband helped me plant some container plants so I’m glad to get all that done. He worked in the yard this weekend and last weekend so it’s looking so nice. We also saw a black snake in the yard. I went outside to take a picture, but it immediately high-tailed into the woods–luckily it didn’t come toward me or I probably would have fallen down trying to get away. It was really fast–I looked up the snakes we have in Maryland and I think it was a Northern Black Racer (a good name since it moved so fast!)

Blog posts

Books

What I’m reading

 Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen

These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer

Earth Girl by Janet Edwards

What I read this week

Nothing, nada–first week in a long time I haven’t finished anything 😦

E-books bought (or free)

Lavinia by Ursula Le Guin

Equoid by Charles Stross (novella)

Indiscreet by Carolyn Jewel

Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead

Earth Girl by Janet Edwards

Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded by Ann VanderMeer (anthology)

Audiobooks

Spider’s Bite by Jennifer Estep

The Android’s Dream by John Scalzi

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Around the internet

  • Sync 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.

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)

Available from June 12-18:

CODE NAME VERITY by Elizabeth Wein, Narrated by Morven Christie and Lucy Gaskell (Bolinda Audio)
THE HIDING PLACE by Corrie Ten Boom, John Sherrill, Elizabeth Sherrill, Narrated by Bernadette Dunne (christianaudio)

Check out the entire Sync schedule.

  • Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fridays

Anya from On Starships and Dragonwings blog posts Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fridays where anyone can link science fiction or fantasy reviews and/or giveaways from that week as well as any blog discussions. From all the people who post links Anya randomly picks one person each week to give a $5 Amazon gift card or an ARC.

  • YA debate–should adults read YA books?

You may have read or heard about the original article by Ruth Graham that adults should be embarrassed to read YA. Lark @ The Bookwyrm’s Hoard gives links to this debate on her News & Notes post yesterday. (She has links to a lot of other book news as well!)

  • BEA & NYC

Tabitha @ Not Yet Read posts about her experiences at the BEA conference–lots of great photos and commentary.

Next Week

Around the house

I’m hoping to get my allergies under control. Also hoping to find a book I want to read when I’m all stuffed up and going through a box of Kleenex!

Posts on the blog

  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • Review:
  • Review: And All the Stars by Andrea K. Höst
  • Sunday Post

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