Sunday Post: Sep 7


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 meets Golden Retriever puppy at kindergarten

Last Week

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Bailey began puppy kindergarten this week and visited the vet to get shots and microchipped. She was so busy licking up the treat they gave her she didn’t even notice the shots…LOL. She’s growing so fast–almost 25 lbs. now!

Karen and I went to a vintage and made fair on Saturday. That was lots of fun. I bought a carved wood bird for our Christmas tree. Karen bought a Christmas candle holder with green tin trees and wool mittens. And we each got henna tattoos! henna-handsMine is the smaller one on my wrist! (And I’ve already smudged it a little at this point.)

When my daughters and husband and I visited my father-in-law last Labor Day weekend my daughters and I decided to start a family blog. We’ve talked about it for several months and finally took the plunge. It’s been fun to plan and get started.

COYER Summer Vacation ended this week and I read and reviewed 16 books during the reading challenge. I didn’t end up participating very much in reading challenges or other fun stuff. I was much busier this summer than I thought I would be. One of the good things about COYER is that I’m caught up on my reviews. Yay!

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What I’m reading

Bones of the Fair by Andrea K. Höst

What I read this week

Small Favor by Jim Butcher


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Next Week

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I’m heading home to Maryland the middle of this week. I’ll miss Bailey and Karen, but it will be great to see my husband and my kitty cats. I’ve missed them all.


  • Review:
  • Review: Small Favor by Jim Butcher
  • 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.

24 thoughts on “Sunday Post: Sep 7”

  1. Wow they grow fast. I’ll check out your review for The Cloud Roads, I’ve read two of Martha Wells’ YA books but never this series. They look interesting.

    SAfe travels back home!


  2. Thanks, Greg! They do grow fast and get into more and more mischief. We’re dealing with jumping on us at the moment!

    The Cloud Roads is the only Martha Wells book I’ve read, but I did love it!


  3. Wow, your puppy is already bigger than my dogs, who are a handful even in their little-ness! They grow so fast. Good luck with kindergarten for Bailey, I think those programs are really good for training and socializing dogs – and fun for everyone!

    Dust and Light is one of the books I have on my “priority” list for this month, I’ve never read any Carol Berg and I’m looking forward to it.


    1. Yes, she’s growing quickly. I think the kindergarten is going to be great for her. I don’t think it matters what size dogs are they can be a handful!

      I’m hoping to start Dust and Light pretty soon, Mogsy. I need to make my “priority” list for September, too. I haven’t read Carol Berg before either.


  4. Aw, cute puppy! A family blog sounds fun, a nice way to record all the important moments that will be treasured memories someday.
    I’m not familiar with your books. Hope you enjoy them all 🙂


    1. I’m hoping our family blog gets off the ground. My daughters are pretty busy right now and I don’t want my book blog to suffer so we need to figure out how much time we can give the new blog.

      Thanks, Trish. I’m looking forward to these books!


  5. The henna tattoos look awesome, Bailey is too cute, and hurray for being caught up on reviews! (I’m working on it, I’m working on it…) You had a terrific week, Jan, and I’m glad you’re getting to spend so much time with family. Here’s to another good week!


    1. Thanks, Lark! I’m amazed I got caught up, but now I need to get reading so I can have reviews to write! This has been a really nice time to spend with so many family members. I am looking forward to seeing my husband and cats though!


  6. That photo of Bailey and the golden is too cute. Looks like it’s back to school time for everyone right now! And that is a sweet Henna tattoo! Mine would’ve been smudged too, for sure. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on The Bullet Catcher’s Daughter – I’ve heard it’s excellent.


  7. I can’t believe how Bailey has gotten. She’s going to be a big girl! It does sound like you’ve had a fantastic trip but there’s nothing quite like getting home. Have a great week!


    1. Bailey is really growing. I feel like she’s already acting like a teenager, but that’s probably still to come…LOL. My daughter has lots of fun times to look forward to!

      Thanks, Katherine!


    1. Puppy kindergarten is mostly about socializing the puppy to get used to other dogs, to pay attention when necessary, not bark, not jump and to learn a few commands–Sit, Down, Come. They can’t take formal obedience training until they’re six months old. Bailey has lots of energy so she needs to learn a few commands!


  8. Your cats are going to sniff the dog smell lol ! Those puppies are so cute and the tattoos are splendid and I want your book haul ! Have a great week and a safe travel 🙂


    1. Thanks! Yeah, my husband has been telling the cats all about the puppy so they’re probably already mad! We had fun getting the tattoos and they’re still looking good.


  9. I never heard of that series, but since you say it’s so good, I’m adding it to my list ! Hey, better a short series with a great ending than a long series with a drop in quality, we know too many of those 😉


    1. That’s okay! Cassie Alexander’s series has been good. I wish there had been more of a finale for the series itself, but Ms. Alexander didn’t know she wouldn’t get to write another book.


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