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?

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.

11 thoughts on “Sunday Post: Jul 5”

  1. Sounds like a busy, but lovely time! I suspect you’ll be looking forward to some peace and quiet after Tuesday. (Not to mention faster internet speeds!)



    1. Yes, the quiet time will be good though I think it will be a little lonesome, too–especially since we all live far from each other so we don’t see each other as often as I would like. The faster internet speeds will definitely be good!


  2. I love having family around (though it can also be exhausting!)


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  3. That’s neat about the dragonflies. I like to watch them, but never really occurred to me there might be so many different species in a small area. Kinda cool. And enjoy your family visit- sounds like a great time!

    How did you like The Deep End? I enjoyed that one.

    Have a great week!


    1. My brother has been interested in dragonflies since he was a kid. As an adult he has traveled all over the U.S. and in Central and South America. He has beautiful photos of them. We are having so much fun with everyone.

      The Deep End was good, Greg. I think I first saw it on your blog, Greg. So thank you!


  4. What a fun visit with your family and you’re not kidding when you say your brother is a dragonfly expert. What fun! I had no idea there even were 10 different kinds of dragonflies. That’s just fascinating. You got some great books this week! Death and the Redheaded Woman and The Residence are 2 of my favorite books so far this year. Have a great week!


    1. Yes, my brother is very envious that we have a pond in our backyard with so much diversity. He was out there again today. I’m looking forward to reading my new books when I get a chance.


  5. How lovely to have a houseful of family! And then to have some quiet time to look forward to afterward. 🙂 I’m so pleased you’re going to read Death and the Redheaded Woman; I really liked it. I just wish there was some word on when book 2 is coming out.

    Say hi to your cats from my cats, and have a wonderful week!


    1. We’ve all had so much fun. All the kids are gone now which makes me sad, but we did have a great time with them. They did a lot of the cooking. So fun to see my kids so grown up.

      You and Katherine both like the Redheaded Woman so that’s very encouraging, Lark! My cats will definitely be happy when the visitors are gone–especially my cat who’s hiding under my bed! But my cats are waving to yours. 🙂


  6. Sounds like you are having an amazing time with your family, I wouldn’t have a clue about Dragonflies apart from they are beautiful!

    Have a lovely week!


    1. We dropped off our last guests at the airport a couple hours ago and we’re back home. It was a wonderful visit with everyone. So happy they all could come since we don’t get too many visitors. My brother got me a dragonfly book so I can id some of the dragonflies around our pond! He found a species which hadn’t been cataloged in our county before so that’s pretty neat. He was very envious of our pond…lol.


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