Sunday Post: Jun 28

rp_sundaypostmeme13.jpgThe 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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Rain and more rain . . . and a birthday!
Today is my husband’s birthday! Yay! I got him a book he’s been wanting. It hasn’t been available on Amazon for quite awhile so I found it at The Book Depository. So glad I could get it from there.
We got home from Iowa Monday evening and all week I’ve played catch-up. I did get cards finished and mailed for birthdays, anniversaries and other occasions. Plus a birthday card for my husband!

We’ve had thunderstorms several days this week. Today it started raining in the morning and we’ve had thunderstorms this afternoon plus a flood watch and tornado watch. Our pond has never been so high. At least our grass is nice and green and the plants are growing.

However, when we looked closely at our plants we discovered most of them being eaten by Japanese beetles. One of our roses must have had 50 or more beetles eating the poor plants. I hate these beetles. It makes me feel sick to see our poor plants. Of course, we’re growing several of their favorite plants–roses, birches and crape myrtles. They’ve become a serious problem in North America where they don’t have natural predators. (In Japan they aren’t much of a problem since they have predators to take care of them.) Our next door neighbor has two Japanese beetle traps. Unfortunately, several studies have found the traps may attract more beetles than they trap. Our neighbor doesn’t believe this. 😦

Blog posts


What I’m reading

Disturbed Earth by E. E. Richardson

What I read last week

No Mark Upon Her by Deborah Crombie

When Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm

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

Library Books



The Rabbit Factory & Bloodthirsty by Marshall Karp

Laisrathera by M.C.A. Hogarth

Darkness Brutal by Rachel A. Marks (Kindle First book–free)

Skin Game by Jim Butcher

The Book of Bart by Ryan Hill


Golden Son by Pierce Brown

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

The Art of Racing in the Wind by Garth Stein

The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack by Mark Hodder

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.

For the week of June 25 – July 2

Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

For the week July 2 – 9

Echoes of an Angel by Aquanetta Gordon & Chris Macias

Buddha Boy by Kathe Koja

Next Week

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Our guests arrive this next week! I’m excited to see everyone and at the last minute my sister-in-law is able to come, too! Very happy about that. Also our three children are coming. So happy to have everyone visiting. We’re going to make seven trips to airports to pick up and drop off! I’m going to try to get next week’s posts all set up because, of course, I’m not that organized yet!

Blog Posts

  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Review: When Last the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm
  • Review: Lock In by John Scalzi
  • Sunday Post

What did you do last week? What books did you collect? What are you planning next week?