Sunday Post–June 22


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

Hot and humid much of the week. I stayed inside as much as possible.

Blog posts


What I’m reading

Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen

These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer

Splintered by A. G. Howard (audiobook)

What I read this week

Earth Star by Janet Edwards

The Spanish Consultant by Sarah Morgan

E-books bought (or free)

The Golden City by J. Kathleen Cheney

The Fierce Reads Anthology by Anna Banks, Leigh Bardugo, Jennifer Bosworth, Emma Laybourne & Marissa Meyer (free)

The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs

Earth Star by Janet Edwards

Midsummer Night” by Deanna Raybourne (novella)

Orleans by Sherri L. Smith

The Thousand Names by Django Wexler

Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry


Pontoon by Garrison Keillor

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

Without a Summer by Mary Ronette Kowal

Break In by Dick Francis

I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

Dance of the Gods by Nora Roberts (library)

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed (library)

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.

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)

June 26 – July 2
FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK by Matthew Quick, Narrated by Noah Galvin (Hachette Audio)
OCTOBER MOURNING: A Song for Matthew Shepard by Lesléa Newman, Narrated by Emily Beresford, Luke Daniels, Tom Parks, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd, Christina Traister (Brilliance Audio)

Check out the entire Sync schedule.

Started yesterday, June 21–the Summer Solstice (in the northern hemisphere). Read and review books and participate in weekly activities. Hosted by Fantasy is More Fun & Because Reading is Better Than Real Life…Check it out!

Next Week

House & blog

I hope to read and blog more this next week. I want to participate in some of the COYER activities. I’m also working on some ideas to add a thing or two to my blog.


  • Review: And All the Stars by Andrea K. Höst
  • Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
  • Review:
  • 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.

20 thoughts on “Sunday Post–June 22”

  1. Not a fan of hot and humid are we 😛 Well I see you’ve got plenty of books to keep you entertained 😉


    1. No, I don’t, Steph, but check They have lots of great lists of places to find audiobooks. And I need the AC…LOL


  2. I bet I’d Tell You I Love You would make an amazing audiobook. Such a fun book. I should read the rest of the series.

    Enjoy your goodies and happy reading 🙂


  3. We haven’t had the humidity yet here in Michigan much, but I know it’s coming soon- it always does. So far our summer has been mild and therefore nice. The Maltese falcon caught my eye- I’ve never read Hammett but I should give it a try on audio, that might be fun.


    1. If you’ve managed to escape humidity so far that’s great, Greg. I read some Hammett books many years ago. I think it’ll be nice to listen to this.


  4. We’re hot and humid here as well but after the cold winter we had I’m still enjoying the heat! Lucking forward to your review on Heyer’s book. I read several of hers years ago and keep meaning to pick another one up. Have a great week!


  5. I need to finish the Heyer book. I set it down to read a few others and need to get back to it. I read quite a few Heyer books when I was a teenager.


  6. I’m so with you on the weather, I just hide inside all summer next to the air conditioner D: Really easy to read that way though 😀


    1. Yeah, I grew up in the western U.S. where the humidity was often around 10%, less than 10 inches of rain a year (had to worry about forest fires) and no a/c since there were only a few days above 90 each summer. Now I don’t leave the a/c too often…lol! But you’re right about making it so much nicer to read!


  7. The weather’s hot and heavy here, you can hardly breathe when you’re outside. Reading is a good way to forget your surroundings, so enjoy 😉


  8. I’m not a fan of hot & humid, so I’m so grateful we went out of town! It wasn’t nearly as hot in the mountains (in fact, Saturday, it was overcast and rainy and cool all day.) We’re back now, but it’s still relatively cool, thank goodness.

    Jan, your new books look great! I’ve been wanting to read the Glamourist series for a while, so I’ll look forward to your review of Without a Summer. And thanks for the links to the books you got; I snapped up the Deanna Raybourn novella because I’m hoping to get back to the series very soon.


    1. I’m glad you had some cool weather. Actually, we’ve had some days with lower humidity. I’ve been enjoying that.

      Yes, I think the Glamourist series is going to be good! Oh, I’m glad you got the novella, too, Lark. I’ve got to get back to that series, too.


  9. I loved The Golden City – I just got a copy of Thousand Names as well….actually i own the ebook and the hardcover cause I’m weird like that. I hope you’re enjoying Stolen Songbird. I loved Earth Girl as well as Earth Star. yes yes we are so sympatico – you want to get some coffee sometime? *wink wink nudge nudge*


    1. Oh, that’s good to hear, Tabitha! The Golden City and Thousand Names sound great. I have so many good books to read. And, yes, we’ll have to get some coffee…LOL


  10. Howdy! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could find a captcha plugin for my comment form? I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having trouble finding one? Thanks a lot!


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