Sunday Post: Jul 5

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

Home & blog

My family is here visiting. The first group arrived Tuesday evening–my brother and sister-in-law. And then our children arrived Wednesday and Thursday. Everyone leaves by July 7. We’ve had lots of fun. A little sightseeing, lots of community cooking and baking and lots of conversations. By the time everyone leaves we will make six round trips to the airport! It has been so much fun having everyone here.

My brother is a dragonfly expert (he just returned from a trip to Costa Rica where they cataloged and photographed dragonflies and damselflies). He identified over 10 species of dragonflies in our pond behind our house! I had no idea. I knew there were several kinds, but not that many.

I was going to post of photos, but our internet is running slowly–probably too many people trying to use it!

Blog posts


What I’m reading

The Thorn of Dentonhill by Marshall Ryan Maresca

Tilt-A-Whirl by Chris Grabenstein

What I read last week

Disturbed Earth by E. E. Richardson

The Deep End by Julie Mulhern

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

Library Books



Death and the Redheaded Woman by Loretta Ross

The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Andersen Brower


Common Sense by Thomas Paine

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 July 2 – 9


Echoes of an Angel by Aquanetta Gordon & Chris Macias

Buddha Boy by Kathe Koja

For the week of July 9 – 16

The Explorers Club by Nell Benjamin

Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

Next Week

Home & blog

Once all the family are gone by Tuesday evening it will be quiet here. My husband will be back at work, too, so it will be the cats and me! I plan to catch up on sleep and reading and blogging.

Blog Posts

  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Review: No Mark Upon Her by Deborah Crombie
  • 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?