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?

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.

13 thoughts on “Sunday Post: June 29”

  1. I personally index my reviews by author last-name because it’s easier to see reviews for a whole series that way. Maybe I should take a page out of your book and add a page where they’re indexed by title as well!

    I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for when your Stolen Songbird review goes up. I’ve been wanting to read it for a while now, and ended up buying a copy after the whole Strange Chemistry debacle was announced. Hope you liked it!


    1. It’s sad to see Strange Chemistry closing–and not to know if future books in a series will get published. I did like Stolen Songbird.

      I’m still thinking about my index…haven’t decided yet how I want it!


  2. The World Cup marches on and there have been some fun games. Enjoying it thoroughly. 🙂 Pardonable Lies looks good, and I like the cover they all remind me of vintage travel posters, which I’ve always had a thing for. I really need to read the Maisie dobbs books at some point. And Peter and the Starcatchers- I’ve seen that one numerous times and wondered about it. will be curious to see your thoughts on that one.


    1. Yes, the World Cup games have been fun to watch! I never really realized the Maisie Dobb covers do look like vintage travel posters. Thanks, Greg! I’ll be interested in Peter and the Starcatchers, too!


  3. I can’t wait to see what you thought of the Eloisa James book. I’ve only read 1 book and a novella from her but I enjoyed them. Looks like you got some great books. I have to Sarah Morgan and I’ve heard great things about it. Have a great vacation and week!


    1. The Eloisa James book is very good. Really enjoy her writing. And I’m looking forward to reading Sarah Morgan’s book.

      Thanks, Katherine! I’m looking forward to our mini-vacation!


  4. We have been watching a few World Cup games, It’s gone a bit quiet here since England are out, but they still show the games on TV. The excitement is gone though from the nation.

    I’ve got my review index only by author sorted alphabetically hmmmm not sure.
    Peggy @ The Pegster Reads


    1. Peggy, I can imagine the English are disappointed and depressed! I don’t expect the U.S. to play much longer either. I’ll watch them tomorrow as they play Belgium and hope for the best!


  5. I vote for two indexes – easier to navigate. (Unlike in a book, where 2 can just be confusing.)

    I haven’t been following the World Cup… and I’m stealing a quote from Tumblr to explain why: “The last time I cared about a special cup, Cedric Diggory died.” (Robin has been following the Quidditch World Cup, though!)


    1. Yes, I decided on two indexes, too, Lark. I redid it last night and think it’s better that way.

      It’s sacrilege not to watch the World Cup…LOL. (I’m watching the U.S. game as I answer your comment!) The quote is very funny and Quidditch World Cup is pretty exciting.


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