Sunday Post: June 29

rp_sundaypostmeme13.jpgThe 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


Home & blog

We watched several World Cup games this week including the U.S. game. Met our son again to watch the Brazil v. Chile game on Saturday. His girlfriend came with him this time since she has a couple of weeks break in her classes. Good to see both of them and it was a fun game.

This month I’ve started a number of books, but not finished all of them. This week I finally got through them all! I’ve also got a backlog of reviews so this week I posted four reviews. A record for me, I think…LOL. I also updated my Book Review Index to add the titles of the books into the index. I’m not sure how I like that. Maybe I should have two separate indexes–one sorted by titles and one sorted by author??!

Blog posts


What I’m reading

The Golden City by J. Kathleen Cheney

What I read this week

Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen

These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer

Splintered by A. G. Howard (audiobook)

Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi

E-books bought (or free)

Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear

Suddenly Last Summer by Sarah Morgan

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson


Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shephard by Lesléa Newman

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 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)

July 3 – July 9
TORN FROM TROY by Patrick Bowman, Narrated by Gerard Doyle (Post Hypnotic Press)
PETER AND THE STARCATCHERS by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Narrated by Jim Dale (Brilliance Audio)

Check out the entire Sync schedule.

Next Week

Home & blog

A busy week next week. I’ve got lots of appointments the first part of the week and then since Friday (July 4) is Independence Day here in the U.S. we’re taking a long weekend to visit my husband’s father in Iowa. Lots of fun, but lots to do before we leave!


  • July books on my radar. . .
  • Review: Three Weeks With Lady X by  Eloisa James
  • Review: The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson
  • Review:
  • Sunday Post

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