Sunday Post: Aug 9

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

I’ve stayed with one of my daughters the last couple of weeks. I go back home next weekend.

We had such a wonderful time with our relatives and friends in northern Wisconsin–a group of about 100 this year! It was amazing! The house where most of the activities were held is on a lake so there’s lots of boating and swimming.

My daughter had meetings all week at work including in the evenings so I took care of her dog, Bailey. She finished her meetings on Friday so we went to our favorite winery on Saturday and sat on their porch and had cheese and bread and wine! Such a relaxing afternoon.

Reading and blogging this last week was nice. I had posts ready to go so I was able to read and do some other chores around the house. Now I need to get caught up on my commenting and blog visiting!

Home & blog

Blog posts


What I’m reading

Dark Ascension by M. L. Brennan

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

Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

Tea with the Black Dragon by R.A. MacAvoy

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


Named of the Dragon by Susanna Kearsley

The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher

Library Books



Dark Ascension by M.L. Brennan

Thorn Jack by Katherine Harbour

City of Echoes by Robert Ellis — Kindle First book

The Buried Life by Carrie Patel

Audiobooks — an Audible sale this week!

The Musubi Murder by Frankie Bow

The Chaplain’s War by Brad R. Torgersen (I’m not sure about this book based on the cover!?!)

Smashing Physics by Jon Butterworth

Walden on Wheels by Ken Ilgunas

Dirty Chick by Antonia Murphy

Around the Internet

Free Sync Audio books — the last week this year!

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 August 6 – August 13

Under a War-Torn Sky by L.M. Elliott

The Old Brown Suitcase by Lillian Boraks-Nemetz

Next Week

Home & blog

Karen and I have things planned for her after work hours this week. It will be fun to spend more time with her. We are driving to eastern Iowa to meet my husband at his Dad’s. And then my husband and I will fly home together. I’ve missed him a lot as well as my cats, but this has been a fun vacation with my daughter.

Blog Posts

  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Review: The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
  • Review: Armada by Ernest Cline
  • Sunday Post

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

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.

14 thoughts on “Sunday Post: Aug 9”

  1. I passed on The Musubi Murder book and am now kicking myself. LOL I’ll be grabbing it for sure:)
    Looks like a fantastic time and such a huge get together. Bailey doesn’t look too enthused though. LOL


    1. The Musubi Murder book sounds really interesting. Hope it’s good. We did have so much fun on our trip. Luckily, Bailey is out of her big collar! She’s much happier and her incision is all healed (it had gotten a little infected).


  2. Poor Bailey! Hope she’s back to normal but the cone is just no fun. What great pictures! It looks like you’re having a fun and relaxing week. And you’ve gotten some great looking books! I’ve been seeing the Musubi Murders everywhere lately and Thorn Jack looks great. Have a fantastic week!


    1. Thanks, Katherine! Yes, Bailey is back to normal. 🙂 And we’ve all been having lots of fun. I’m looking forward to reading and listening to the books I got.


  3. You’ve been so busy lately, but a good kind of fun busy! Glad you had fun with the family and your daughter. Her dog Bailey is such a cutie!

    I would like to pick up: Tilt a Whirl, Walden on Wheels, Named of the Dragon, and The Firebird, all already on my Goodreads wishlist.

    Safe travels back home!


    1. Thanks, Rita! I’ve got to get back to listening to The Firebird. It’s so good. I also started Tilt-a-Whirl so long ago that I may have to start over since it’s been so long! And the other books are just waiting for me to start them.


  4. Sounds like you had a great trip. The pancakes look delicious and the lake pictures are lovely. I just finished The Musubi Murder and it was nice, I enjoyed it. Poor Bailey. 😦

    Enjoy your time with your daughter and your husband. 🙂


  5. Love the pics- the lake looks great and your group pic- wow! You have quite a crew. 🙂 Looks like a great time. Enjoy your week ahead and your new reads.


  6. What a wonderful trip you’ve been having! I’m glad you were able to get so many friends and family together – and what a beautiful place for a reunion! I’m also happy to hear Bailey is doing well. Wow, she has grown! I remember when you posted her puppy pictures, and that wasn’t that long ago.

    I wanted so much to request The Aeronaut’s Windlass, but I overextended on ARCs for the next few months, and it’s going to take a while to catch up. So I’m glad you snagged a copy – you can tell us how good it is!

    Have a great weak, and enjoy the time with your daughter!


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