Sunday Post: Aug 16

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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My last week with my daughter for awhile and we had lots of fun. Always hard to leave when I’m visiting one of my kids. We drove to eastern Iowa on Friday night to my father-in-law’s home. My husband flew in on Thursday to see his dad and he and I are heading home on Sunday.

I finally finished The Thorn of Dentonhill. It took me about a month to get it read. I had other books to read during that time and I was bogged down in the first third of the book. Glad to finish it! Also posted a couple reviews. I’m getting caught up with my reviews so I feel good about that.

Blog posts


What I’m reading

The Last Colony by John Scalzi

The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley (audiobook)

Tilt-A-Whirl by Chris Grabenstein (audiobook)

What I read last week

Dark Ascension by M. L. Brennan

The Thorn of Dentonhill by Marshall Ryan Maresca

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

peacemakerJust one book this week!



Library books



Peacemaker by Marianne De Pierres



Around the Internetthe-end-of-all-things

An interesting look back at Old Man’s War by John Scalzi on the blog.

Many of you know that since I discovered John Scalzi’s books last year I’ve slowly been reading them and loving them. He’s become one of my favorite authors.

Old Man’s War was the first book I read. Recently I read book 2 The Ghost Brigades and I’m reviewing it next week. I’m currently reading The Last Colony and book 6 in the series–The End of All Things–came out this week.

Next Week

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My husband and I fly home early Sunday morning so I’ll be back in Maryland and recovering from travel! I know there will be lots of little things and maybe some big things to catch up on. I can’t wait to see my cats!

Blog Posts

  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • TBR Review: Tea with the Black Dragon by R.A. MacAvoy
  • Review: The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi
  • 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.

12 thoughts on “Sunday Post: Aug 16”

  1. You’ve been doing lots of traveling this summer! It sounds like a fun trip to see your daughter but I’m sure it will be very good to be home! Good job on no books from NetGally and for finishing up The Thorn of Dentonhill. It does get frustrating when books start off so slow but it’s always great when it ends up being a really good read. Have a great week!


    1. Yes, lots of travel which I enjoy, but it’s also nice to be home for awhile! I was very glad to get done with The Thorn of Dentonhill!


    1. Thanks, Laura! As you can see I’ve been slow getting my mojo back after getting home. It’s taken a long time to get caught up with comments, but I’m getting there. I appreciate you stopping by.


  2. Glad you had good travels, it’s nice to be home after traveling but hard to leave family. Hope you have a good week, and enjoy your reads.


  3. Always good to get home after travels. I am fortunate, my daughter just moved 20 mins away from me. I am so excited. Have a great week.


  4. You and your husband do so much traveling and visiting, I’m amazed at how much reading you’re able to get done! I’ve been hearing some interesting stuff about The Thorn of Dentonhill so I look forward to your thoughts on that.


    1. I get quite a bit of reading done during the actual travel–whether by car (my husband likes to drive!), plane or train. The Thorn wasn’t my favorite book, but the world building is really good and it was just the main character I didn’t connect with.


    1. I was very tempted to stop reading, Kimba, but I was at the 30% point and I thought I just need to keep reading and finish it–so I finally did!


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