Sunday Post: Jul 26

rp_sundaypostmeme13.jpg 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

I arrived in Iowa on Thursday. I’m having lots of fun. My daughter’s dog Bailey just got spayed so she had to wear a cone over her head to keep from licking the incision. The stitches are out now so she’s back to her fun and active self.

My older daughter came for the weekend and as well as my brother-in-law and sister-in-law. They are bringing their Great Pyrenees, Emma, with them so we should have fun times! Bailey and Emma are great friends.

I decided to request a few books at NetGalley and I got two of them! I have one more pending so we’ll see if I get that one. I don’t want to get too many and turn it into a chore–which is what I would do…lol.

Home & blog

Blog posts


What I’m reading

The Thorn of Dentonhill by Marshall Ryan Maresca

The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley (audiobook)

Tilt-A-Whirl by Chris Grabenstein (audiobook)

What I read last week

The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny

The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi

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


Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

Guaranteed to Bleed by Julie Mulhern

Library Books



The Last Colony by John Scalzi

Making Up Your Mind by Jill Mansell

Caught in Amber by Cathy Pegau


Real Murders by Charlaine Harris

Mort(e) by Robert Repino

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 23 – 30

March by Geraldine Brooks

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

For the week of July 31 – August 6

Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles by Tanya Lee Stone

In the Heat of the Night by Matt Pelfrey

Next Week

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The week will start out quietly since our guests leave on Sunday, but Friday we leave for northern Wisconsin and a long weekend up there. It is a family reunion with lots of fun activities! I don’t know if I’ll be able to get my Sunday Post up or not. The internet coverage in northern Wisconsin isn’t always the best!

Blog Posts

  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Review: Mouse and Dragon by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
  • Review: One Good Dragon Deserves Another by Rachel Aaron
  • August books on my radar . . .
  • 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.

12 thoughts on “Sunday Post: Jul 26”

  1. Have fun on your trip! Sounds like you have fun stuff planned. I should get on netgalley, then maybe I wouldn’t have to wait so long for books I want to read. But I’d probably over do it!

    Great post on The Deep end by the way- and thank you for the shout out. I also liked the humor in that one.


    1. Thanks, Greg! I’m liking the books I’ve gotten so far on NetGalley. I’m trying to be careful. And you’re welcome–I appreciate finding out about The Deep End from you!


    1. Thanks, Laura! The book with the cat on the cover sounds like a very strange science fiction. It will be interesting to see what it’s like.


  2. Sounds like you’ll be busy and what a lot of visiting you’ve done! I love Great Pyrenees. They’re just so enormous but with such quietly awesome personalities. Did you see Real Murders by Charlain Harris is a Hallmark movie? It’s on this week and I’m looking forward to reading it. Of course I haven’t actually watched the first movie they made from the Aurora Teagarden books but it will happen. Have a great week!


    1. Yes, indeed, Katherine! A busy time. You are so right about Great Pyrenees. Emma is a real sweetheart and a gentle giant.

      I didn’t know Real Murders or any of the Aurora books had been made into movies. After I read the books I’ll have to try to find the movies.


  3. My dog got spayed in December a couple of years ago and that cone was a nightmare, she ran in to legs with it (lots of bruises for us) but the best was we had deep snow and everytime she went outside she would scoop up the snow with cone, through it in the air and then open her mouth!


  4. Wow! Lots of lovely family time and some travel thrown in. You have been busy… but still getting some reading done by the looks of things!


    1. Yes, lot of family time, Deborah! Some reading is getting done–not always as much as I’d like, but at least some.


  5. I’ll bet Bailey is glad to get out of that cone! Enjoy your time with your family, and the dogs!

    Sorcerer to the Crown looked so tempting, but I was already really booked up (pun intended) for that month. You’re smart to keep the NetGalley requests to a minimum. I overdid it… again. They’re all books I’m interested in, but I’m finding I have less time than I thought I would this summer.

    I look forward to your review of The Firebird! Now that I’ve read one Susanna Kearsley, I’m eager to read some more. I have The Firebird on my Kindle, along with The Winter Sea – and autographed copies of both in paperback, as well. I’ll get to them sometime! (But probably not this month!)


    1. Oh, Bailey is so happy now, Lark! And she was wild over the weekend with everyone at my daughter’s and getting freed as well!

      I’m trying to be careful on NetGalley! And Sorcerer for the Crown is very good so far. I hope you get a chance to read some more Kearsley books.


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