Sunday Post: August 17



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

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My older daughter visited last weekend. She left Sunday to go home. We talked her into a short detour and went to visit the puppies. That also gave us a chance to ask questions and make sure we’re ready for the puppy on Saturday. So exciting.

The puppy–Bailey–a black Labrador Retriever–came home with my daughter and I yesterday. She already comes pretty well when we call her name, rode home in the crate with a minimum of fuss and is so much fun! I’m putting up a picture of her. I’m a proud grandma! I’m sure I’ll be adding photos for the next few weeks while I’m here…LOL

I’ve spent some time reading and blogging, visiting other blogs and getting caught up. I had a backlog of comments I had missed. I think I got caught up.

 Blog posts


What I’m reading

The Heiress Effect by Courtney Milan

Unhinged by A. G. Howard (audiobook)

What I read this week

Break In by Dick Francis (audiobook)

Suddenly Last Summer by Sarah Morgan

E-books & Audiobooks bought (or free)

The Magicians & The Magician King by Lev Grossman

Underground by Kat Richardson

John Golden: Freelance Debugger by Django Wexler

Skinwalker by Faith Hunter

Audiobooks (2 for 1 sale and Daily Deals on Audible)

Hammered by Kevin Hearne

The Rose and the Thorn by Michael J. Sullivan

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

Izzy and Lenore by Jon Katz (I bet you can tell why I got this one!)

Bellwether by Connie Willis

Jhereg by Steven Brust

Around the internetUprooted

A new series by Naomi Novik

Uprooted–described as a dark fairy tale. Not too much info here, but it doesn’t come out until June 2015.  I love the cover of this new book. Naomi Novik is the author of the Temeraire series (which I haven’t read, but plan to!)

Next Week

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Lots of puppy stuff this next week! I’m taking care of her during the day so I’m getting ready for that! She’s a bundle of energy. I hope I get time for reading and some blogging!


  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • TBR Review: The Heiress Effect by Courtney Milan
  • Review: Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey
  • 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.

19 thoughts on “Sunday Post: August 17”

  1. I love lab puppies! So adorable! I like the name Bailey as well. You got some good books read this week. I’m anxious to start the Escape after reading your review and I enjoyed Suddenly Last Summer. Have fun playing with Bailey!


    1. Bailey is doing great! We’re having lots of fun with her. Oh, I hope you like The Escape, Katherine. I’ll look forward to hearing about it after you read it.


  2. Good luck with the puppy, should be fun (and busy)! She’s a cutie for sure.

    I should get Name of the Wind on audio, it’s huge so I haven’t taken the plunge but that might be a good way for me to get it in. Hmm. Liked your Tuesday post too, I also have some books that have been waiting around to be read… and frankly some I don’t know if I want to read now as much as I did when I got them! 🙂


    1. Bailey is lots of fun–and a little exhausting right now!

      I hope I’ll like The Name of the Wind on audio. I’ve been wanting to read it.

      I agree, Greg…I’ve got a lot of books waiting and some I’ve lost interest in.


      1. I went to check out your blog (nice blog, BTW) and wanted to leave a comment, but I don’t use Google+. I couldn’t find another way to comment unless I signed up for Google+. I’m sorry not to comment.


  3. Bailey is still so cute and yes, I can see why you bought *that* book 😉 Great book haul with plenty attractive covers, enjoy your reading week (pat Bailey on the head for me, please) 😉


  4. Such a cute puppy! You got some great stuff from Audible! I must not have been paying attention to their deals this week. Excited also to hear that Naomi Novik has a new series.


    1. As my husband is fond of saying “there are no ugly babies, kitten or puppies!”

      I just happened to notice the BOGO sale at Audible. I hope the new Novik series will be good.


  5. Bailey is just too cute! I love labs, such ditzy sweethearts 🙂 Sounds like the training is off to a good start – these first few weeks are the most exhausting for sure, getting them used to going outside and everything. There also so much fun though, enjoy!

    Looks like you did as well as I did with the audible 2 for 1 sale, though we grabbed entirely different books. There was just too much goodness to get it all! Have a great week 🙂


    1. Yeah puppy duty is a little exhausting–especially as we try to interpret Bailey’s “need to pee” signal…LOL.

      The Audible BOGO sale was great. I don’t know how I missed some of the ones you got–but I think I got plenty!


  6. Such an adorable puppy!!!

    And I hope you will enjoy John Golden! A fast read, I loved that I could finish it in a single sitting.


    1. I just started John Golden…have only had time for a couple pages though. I like the Seattle setting since I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Seattle. I think it will be a good book to read as I keep track of the puppy!


  7. What a sweet puppy! She’s really adorable. I’m more a cat person than a dog person, but the Labs I’ve known have been great family dogs.

    And you bought The Name of the Wind! Yay, hurray, and huzzah! Now don’t get discouraged when you start; it can take a little while to get into it. Oh – and pay close attention to any myths and stories you hear. They’re signficant. Have fun!


    1. I love my cats, but I love dogs, too. We had both cats and a dog (a Lab) when the kids were growing up. And when I was growing up, too, come to think of it!

      I know The Name of the Wind is going to be good. I hope it won’t be too hard to keep track of everything in the Audible edition though. I hope the narrator is good. Thanks for the info, Lark!


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