Sunday Post: May 31


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

We had dinner with our son, his girlfriend and their puppy on Monday evening. (The same puppy I took care of at the beginning of May.) It was so good to see them. They are moving to New York City this weekend. They’ve been in Washington DC the last couple of years so we’re really going to miss them.

We returned from our road trip Saturday afternoon. We had such a good time. My husband had a couple of meetings so we drove to western Maryland and then to Philadelphia. We spent several days in Philadelphia right downtown. We’ve been there before and enjoy all the history. We didn’t have a lot of time in the City so we mostly walked around. But one of the best parts was listening to a bluegrass band one evening. The band had a bass, a mandolin, banjo and guitar. So much fun to listen to.

It’s hard to believe May is almost here!

Blog posts


What I’m reading

Mouse and Dragon by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

What I read last week

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden’s Syndrome by John Scalzi

Earthrise by M.C.A. Hogarth

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

No books this week. I’ve already got too many!







Around the Internet

Free Sync Audio books

Sync is back again for the summer (May 7 – Aug 14). Sync is a program which provides two free young adult audiobook downloads each week. One audiobook is a current audiobook and the other is a classic audiobook. Each set of two books are only available for one week.

To listen to these books you must download Overdrive Media Console. It is available free to download at the Sync site.

Audiobooks for download the week of May 28 – June 4

During the week of June 4 – 11

  • A Corner of White: Book 1 of the Colors of Madeleine by Jaclyn Moriarty
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker

Great book deal for John Scalzi

Tor Books announced a book deal with John Scalzi–13 books (10 adult books and 3 young adult books) over 10 years. Plans include a far-future space opera series, return to the Old Man’s War universe and sequels to Lock-In.

I’m so excited about this book deal for John Scalzi. He’s one of my favorite authors. In the past two years since I discovered him I’ve read or listened to a number of his books and loved all of them. I’m excited for myself as a reader and for Mr. Scalzi as an author.

Next Week

Home & blog

Another week of catching up after our trip! I think it will be a little cooler, less humid with some rain next week. Since we’ve got a few more plants to get planted that’s a good thing!

Blog Posts

  • June books on my radar . . .
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • COYER Sign-up
  • Review: Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Review: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
  • Sunday Post

What did you do last week? What books did you collect? 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.

10 thoughts on “Sunday Post: May 31”

  1. Looks like a fun trip. And I’ll bet the concert was fun. Enjoy your week, and hopefully it stays cooler. We’re supposed to be a little cooler too, a break from the humidity will be nice. 🙂


  2. How great to spend some time with your son this weekend and the puppy is adorable and not so little anymore! Sounds like you had a fun trip to Philadelphia. That’s a place I’ve never been but would love to go. Have a great week!


    1. Yes, we’ve enjoyed being in the same area as our son the last couple of years. Philadelphia is a great place. Definitely worth a visit, Katherine.


  3. Sounds like a fun trip! I haven’t head live bluegrass in years, what a nice treat for you.

    No new books? Good for you!


    1. I agree, Elizabeth. The history in these places is great. I bet Cambridge would be a wonderful place to live.


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