Christmas in July Read-a-Thon


I need to plan these activities better. Of course, it didn’t help I thought there was another weekend in July so the read-a-thon was totally supposed to be next weekend!

When I figured out it was this weekend I started a novella by Courtney Milan–This Wicked Gift. However, it’s Sunday night and I’m not even done with a novella! So . . . that’s the story of Christmas in July for me!


Sunday Post: July 27


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!


Washington Cascade Mt. seen from airplane

Last Week


Home & blog

We flew home from Seattle on Monday. It seems like there’s always lots to do after we’ve been gone and this week was no exception.

 Blog posts


What I’m reading

Break In by Dick Francis (audiobook)

Coming Home for Christmas by Carla Kelly

Unhinged by A. G. Howard (audiobook)

What I read this week

Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron

River Road by Jayne Ann Krentz

The Escape by Mary Balogh

E-books & Audiobooks bought (or free)

The Seat of Magic by J. Kathleen Cheney

Omens by Kelley Armstrong


Dr. Who by Stephen Cole (link from Audible)

Endurance by Alfred Lansing

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.

July 24 – July 30

HEADSTRONG by Patrick Link, Performed by Deidrie Henry, Ernie Hudson, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine and Scott Wolf (L.A. Theatre Works)
THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE by Robert Louis Stevenson, Narrated by Scott Brick (Tantor Audio)

July 31 – August 6
DIVIDED WE FALL by Trent Reedy, Narrated by Andrew Eiden (Scholastic Audio)
THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE by Stephen Crane, Narrated by Frank Muller (Recorded Books)

Check out the entire Sync schedule.

Next Week

Home & blog

Both my husband and I are leaving again this week. This has been a busy summer so far. We’ve done a lot of traveling not all of it planned at the same time! I’m off to Iowa to spend time helping my daughter. She’s getting a puppy toward the middle of August and since she works I’m going to help get the puppy off to a good start. But first, she and I are off to northern Wisconsin to meet up with relatives for a family gathering the first weekend in August. My son and both daughters are coming, but my husband is off to Oklahoma on business since he has to work. 😦


  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • Review: Fireborn by Keri Arthur
  • August books on my radar . . .
  • Sunday Post

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