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?

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.

21 thoughts on “Sunday Post–June 15”

  1. I’ve heard great things about Stolen Songbird. Also I really enjoyed Of Poseidon. I didn’t feature Code Name Verity in my post this week because I already have a copy of it, but I did download the audio version from sync. Great week! Glad you got to watch the World Cup with your son.

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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    1. I’m only part way into Stolen Songbird, but have been reading some other things. I hope to get back to it next week. We had lots of fun watching the game with our son and catching up on what we’ve all been doing! Thanks for coming by, Sandy.

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  2. Looks like you got some interesting books this week. I love The Hiding Place and I’ve had Katharine Hepburn’s book for years but have yet to read it! So sorry about your allergies. It’s so awful when nothing seems to work. Have a great week!

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    1. I read The Hiding Place years ago as a young adult. I thought it would be interesting to listen to it this time. I’ve liked Katharine Hepburn for years so look forward to reading this book.

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    1. I’m sorry to answer your comment so late, Lisa. Your comment got lost in my spam box. Yes, I’m enjoying all those books. Thanks for coming by!

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  3. Sounds like a fun way to watch the game! We’ve been enjoying the World Cup a bit too, one of my daughters has decided she’s rooting for France. No real reason, she just likes France. 🙂 So it’s nice to see them get into it.

    We have been surprisingly moderate in our temps, but I know the hot stuff is coming. I see a couple by Kate Elliott in your ebook haul. I’ve thought about trying her in the past but never have… will be curious what you think of those.

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    1. We’re watching the France game right now (at home where my husband would rather be!) I’m hoping I like these Kate Elliott books. I loved Cold Magic so when I saw these on sale I decided I had to buy them!

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    1. I’m looking forward to book 2 in the series. Of course, I’m not quite finished with Splinter, but I’m feeling pretty confident I will want to continue on…

      Thanks for stopping by, Lenore.

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  4. Glad you had a good time with your son! But wow, I know what you mean about the thunderstorms. It poured buckets here!

    The books you’ve picked up this week look very good. Thanks for the heads-up on the Hugo winners; I just picked up Mary Robinette Kowal’s novellate. (That’s a new term I hadn’t come across before. I assume it’s shorter than a novella and longer than a short story?)

    Have a great week!

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  5. Hi Lark! I hadn’t come across that term before either! I don’t read too much shorter fiction, but these covers at least are really nice…LOL.

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  6. We’ve had a few thunderstorms, but nothing as high as 90’s yet – phew. I didn’t watch the England-Italy game, as I was driving at the time, had to pick my son up who had gone out to a concert ( it was at 11pm here in in England) but the roads were very quiet!
    Have a great week and Happy Reading.
    My Sunday Post is here

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    1. Today the temperature is supposed to get to 95 degrees or more! I’m staying inside as much as possible. I imagine the roads were very quiet! I was sad to see England lose. Thanks for coming by, Peggy.

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