Sunday Post: August 31


Happy Labor Day to everyone in the U. S.



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 sister-in-law and father-in-law came for a short visit Sunday afternoon–just time for a house tour, meet Bailey and have lunch. That was fun!

We drove to eastern Iowa Friday night for the Labor Day weekend to visit my father-in-law. My husband and older daughter met us there. We’re all having a good time. Bailey has a huge backyard to play in and a new house to explore. It’s great to see all the family members. I’m spending another 10 days or so in Iowa with my daughter and Bailey.bailey-082714

Blog posts


What I’m reading

Small Favor by Jim Butcher

What I read this week

Chimes at Midnight by Seanan McGuire

E-books & Audiobooks bought (or free)

Royal Airs by Sharon Shinn

Small Favor by Jim Butcher (from the public library)

The Assassin’s Blade: The Throne of Glass Novellas by Sarah J. Maas


 I bought many Audible books this week during the First Anniversary Sale of Daily Deals. 100 books were for sale at the Daily Deal price–up to $5.95 per book.

Some of the books I bought: Persuader by Lee Child; Hyperion by Dan Simmons; Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth and The No. 1 Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith.

Next Week

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Bailey begins puppy kindergarten this week and goes to the vet to get microchipped so we’ll have a busy week!

COYER Summer Vacation ends this week so I’m trying to get my reviews posted before the end of the reading challenge.


  • September books on my radar . . .
  • Review: Bloodshifted by Cassie Alexander
  • Review: John Golden: Freelance Debugger by Django Wexler
  • Review: The Cloud Roads by Martha Wells
  • Review: Chimes at Midnight by Seanan McGuire
  • 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.

12 thoughts on “Sunday Post: August 31”

  1. Have fun in Iowa! Bailey looks like he’s having a great time. 🙂

    Leviathan Wakes looks like an interesting read, I don’t read much SF for some reason these days although I used to, but I sometimes miss the big ideas and speculations on how things might be. I like space opera more than hard SF I guess, this looks like a good one.


    1. Bailey is very curious and gets into everything if we don’t watch her!

      I used to read a lot more hard SF than I do now. Now I like more of the space opera kind of SF. And this one was good!


  2. I really should get some audible books. I need ore hours in the day for all the books I want to read. I loved your I want to read it post. Your blog is so well laid out, and looks great. I subscribed!


  3. Mmmm, Jim Butcher and the Throne of glass, great choice of books ! Is it my imagination or is Bailey growing up very fast ? But he’s still so cute 🙂 Have a great week !


  4. Bailey is noticeably bigger this week! Such a cute puppy! Sounds like you’re having a great time. I’ve just started getting into audiobooks and it looks like you got some great ones! Hope Bailey’s kindergarten goes well this week! Have a fantastic week!


    1. She is growing fast! We are having so much fun with her. I’m interested to see what they plan to do in the puppy kindergarten.

      This is the first year I’ve listened to many audiobooks and I’ve only listened to about a dozen so far this year, but I’m really enjoying them.


  5. Hope you had a great long weekend of reading and puppy cuddles! Enjoy the rest of your time in Iowa, and looking forward to those reviews 🙂


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