Sunday Post–June 15

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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!

Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there!

Last Week

 

Around the house

We’ve had thunderstorms and rain several times this week. It was also very humid, but just in time for the weekend the temperatures and humidity dropped some! Yay! I’ve stopped taking anything for my allergies. Nothing seems to work so I’d rather not feel drugged. Some days are better than others!

My husband and I went into DC, met our son at an Irish soccer pub and watched the Italy v. England World Cup game on Saturday evening. I hoped England would win, but my son was happy when Italy won! We managed to find some pretty good seats at the bar by arriving an hour early! The bar was very crowded, but we had fun and was good to see our son.

Blog posts

Books

What I’m reading

Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen

These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer

Splintered by A. G. Howard (audiobook)

When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James

What I read this week

Earth Girl by Janet Edwards

The Midwife’s Child by Sarah Morgan

E-books bought (or free)

Jaran by Kate Elliott

A Passage of Stars by Kate Elliott

Among Thieves by Douglas Hulick

Me: Stories of My Life by Katharine Hepburn

The Midwife’s Child by Sarah Morgan

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

“The Lady Astronaut of Mars” by Mary Robinette Kowal

“The Water That Falls on You From Nowhere” by John Chu

“Wakulla Springs” by Andy Duncan

“The Ink Readers of Doi Saket” by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

Audiobooks

Short Stories by C. S. Lewis

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom

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 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)

June 19 – June 25
I’D TELL YOU I LOVE YOU, BUT THEN I’D HAVE TO KILL YOU by Ally Carter, Narrated by Renée Raudman (Brilliance Audio)
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES by L.M. Montgomery, Narrated by Colleen Winton (Post Hypnotic Press)

Check out the entire Sync schedule.

  •  Get Tor.com’s Original Fiction Hugo Finalists for Free

These books are also on Amazon for free so I would guess they’re free on other locations, too.

Best Novella:

“Wakulla Springs” by Andy Duncan and Ellen Klages

“Equoid” by Charles Stross

Best Novellate:

“The Last Astronaut of Mars” by Mary Robinette Kowal

Best Short Story:

“The Ink Readers of Doi Saket” by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

“The Water That Falls on You From Nowhere” by John Chu

Next Week

Around the house

Summer is here…next week the temps should be in the 90’s several days! Also summer officially arrives on the 21st!

Posts on the blog

  • Top Ten Tuesday–My Summer Reading
  • TBR Review: Splintered by A. G. Howard
  • Review: And All the Stars by Andrea K. Höst
  • Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
  • Sunday Post

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