Sunday Post: Feb 8


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

Home & blog

It has been a busy week in my personal life so I didn’t get a lot of internet time. I’m especially behind with my commenting and visiting other blogs. I’m going to try to catch up next week. I love comments so I appreciate all the people who comment on my blog posts.

Another reason I’m behind is that we subscribed to Acorn TV this week. This is a subscription service for the U.S. and Canada with British TV shows. I discovered it about a month ago and have been trying to decide whether to subscribe. My husband and I love British TV shows especially the mysteries and three new episodes of Foyle’s War are being added this month! We finally decided to subscribe (the first month is free) so I spent awhile browsing and watching episodes from some shows–Blue Murder, Vexed and The Blue Rose.

We also changed our TV and Internet service which had gotten very expensive. We managed to cut the price in half by moving to a lower tier of TV service, slower internet service, dropping HBO, dropping our landline phone and removing our second TV. It’s still way overpriced, but we’re staying with it for now, I guess.

Blog posts


What I’m reading

Turn Coat by Jim Butcher

A Test of Wills by Charles Todd

What I read the this week

 I, Robot by Isaac Asimov (audiobook)

New–Books, E-books, Audiobooks–NetGalley, library–purchased or free




Hot Lead, Cold Iron by Ari Marmell

The Mermaid’s Sister by Carrie Anne Noble

The Winter Boy by Sally Wiener Grotta


Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson

Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord

Wards of Faerie by Terry Brooks

Lost and Found by Alan Dean Foster

The Riddle-Master of Hed by Patricia A. McKillip

Next Week

Home & blog

My husband is out-of-town for work next week so I hope to read a lot and get more posts ahead.

Blog Posts

  • Review: Stained Glass Monster by Andrea K. Höst
  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Review: The Better Part of Valor by Tanya Huff
  • Review:Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal
  • 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.

8 thoughts on “Sunday Post: Feb 8”

  1. Cutting your TV/internet costs by half is a great deal! I was looking at switching energy suppliers earlier this week, but got all confused and gave up – may have to look again next weekend.

    I’m looking forward to your thoughts on STAINED GLASS MONSTERS. AKH has a new book coming out soon-ish, so am excited about that one!


    1. Yes, cutting our TV/Internet costs is good, but it’s still expensive. We don’t have many choices here. Trying to decide what energy supplier to use would be confusing.

      I’m very excited about the new AKH book, too. Do you know when it’s coming out?


  2. My TV and Internet is so expensive. I have few choices as I’m in a rural area and have few choices in providers. I do call and complain occasionally and they give me some discounts that last for a few months though. LOL
    Lots of great books this week. I’ve not heard of Lost and Found by Foster and will be checking that one out.
    Happy reading:)


  3. Acorn TV sound neat. I may have to look into that. Our cable was so expensive too, we ended up dropping it although we do miss certain channels. We may reorder and just go with a lower tier. I’m glad you guys found a solution.


  4. Acorn TV looks good, we’ve only just got Netflix here in France but it helped me catch up on a lot of British shows – we love them too ! I’m seeing Brandon Sanderson everywhere, I need to see if his books are that good. Have a great week !


  5. I’ve thought about Acorn TV but haven’t done it yet. I hope you love it! Looking forward to your review on Mr. Churchill’s Secretary. I hope you give us an update on Acorn. It’s tempting me but we already have far too much to watch!


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