Sunday Post: August 24



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!Bailey-082014


Last Week

Home & blog

Lots of puppy time this week. We took her to the Vet this week to have her checked out and make sure she’s healthy. She is 🙂

She’s 9 weeks old now and she sits quite reliably (before eating, before going into another room, going up or down stairs). She loves to play with her toys, but she especially liked a gallon size plastic milk carton! We have some steep stairs to go down to get outside and she hasn’t gone down those yet. We’ve had to carry her and both my daughter and I had sore backs by the end of the week (she weighs about 17+ pounds already!) The next step is for her to learn to go down those stairs so we don’t have to carry her as often!

I’ve spent a lot of time reading and listening to books this week. I didn’t get as much blogging done as planned. I was too busy playing with Bailey to concentrate on writing posts!

 Blog posts

  • Sunday Post
  • Books recommended to me. . .
  • TBR Review: The Heiress Effect by Courtney Milan


What I’m reading

Chimes at Midnight by Seanan McGuire

What I read this week

The Heiress Effect by Courtney Milan

Jhereg by Steven Brust

John Golden: Freelance Debugger by Django Wexler

The Cloud Roads by Martha Wells

E-books & Audiobooks bought (or free)

Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler

Tea with the Black Dragon by R. A. MacAvoy

The Human Division #1 & #2: The B Team  & Walk the Plank by John Scalzi (series of short stories)

The Falconer by Elizabeth May

Doon by Carrie Corp & Lorie Langdon

Talk Sweetly to Me by Courtney Milan

Storm Siren by Mary Weber


The Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison

Neverwhere (BBC adaptation) by Neil Gaiman (link connects to Audible)

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

Around the internet

The 2014 Hugo Award winners were announced!

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie won the Hugo for Best Novel. I bought this book awhile back and I really should read it.

There are awards for many different categories including lots of short form stories as well as dramatic presentations, editors and many others. Check out the nominees and winners in all categories.

Next Week

Home & blog

More puppy stuff this next week! We’re going to eastern Iowa this week to visit my father-in-law. My husband and older daughter will be there, too. We’ve been taking Bailey for rides in the car so she gets used to riding in the car.


  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • Review: Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey
  • Review: Break In by Dick Francis
  • 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.

11 thoughts on “Sunday Post: August 24”

    1. My daughter and I are having lots of fun with Bailey. She’s a handful at times, but so cute and sweet.

      I’m reading last year’s Toby Daye to get ready for the new one in September. I’m jealous you already have it. I hope it’s good!


  1. Bailey is so cute, it seems he’s going to be a big dog ! You’re reading S. McGuire, I discovered her a few months ago when I bought one of her books… by mistake 😉 Great book haul, enjoy it and have a great week !


    1. Yes, she will probably weigh at least 65 lbs. when she’s fully grown. Labrador Retrievers are big dogs, but also very friendly usually.

      I love the October Daye series. I like the San Francisco setting and the world she’s built. One of my favorite series.


  2. Bailey looks like SUCH a sweetheart! I totally get why you’d rather play with her than blog, haha. I’m really excited to hear your thoughts on Chimes at Midnight; I read Discount Armageddon recently and fell in love with Seanan McGuire’s sense of humor.


    1. She’s so much fun, Danya. Luckily, she sleeps a fair amount so I’m able to do some reading and some blogging when she’s conked out!

      I’m liking Chimes at Midnight so far. I’ve read Discount Armageddon and liked it, but I think I like the October Daye series a little better. I need to read the next book in the Discount Armageddon series though as series often get better as you read more books.


  3. Adorable puppy! And The Human Division serials are a great addition to the Old Man’s War universe, they’re best read all together if you can get your hands on all of them!


    1. Oh, that’s good to know, Mogsy. I wondered about all the books in the set. I wasn’t sure if they were all part of a serial or were short stories or what. Those two were on sale so I bought them. I’ll have to watch for more on sale in the future since I’m not quite ready to read them.


  4. Bailey is so cute! Definitely looks like she’s going to be a big girl! Glad to hear she’s doing well and good for her to already be sitting consistently! I got the Milan book as well and have just started it. So far I’m really enjoying it! Have a great week and enjoy your new goodies!


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