This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it!
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.
Last Week–home and blog
My son and his mini dachshund dog, Adonis, arrived late Friday night. So good to see them! They live in New York City so now that I’m in the Midwest I don’t see them as often as when I was on the East Coast. I will take care of Adonis for three weeks while my son is working in Denver for his company. So I will have a houseful of pets in May since I often have my daughter’s dog Bailey here.
In a funk
I was in a bit of a funk this week. I’m missing my husband, I still have boxes to unpack, my allergies are in full bloom and after I finished one book this week I couldn’t settle down to a book to read. That also affected my blogging.
So instead I watched television. I vegged out in front of the screen. On the plus side, I found a series on Netflix that I really like (Longmire); on the negative side, I binge watched and didn’t do much else.
My daughter and I did go to the Drake Relays for a few hours before my son arrived late Friday night. It was cold and windy and we had blankets wrapped around us! This is a nationally renowned track and field event founded over 100 years ago. Friday night a number of Olympic athletes competed which was exciting to see.
Not many posts done last week and only a few blogs visited. As I said above I was in a funk. This is why I need to have posts blogged ahead.
I even had a Waiting on Wednesday post all ready to go and I didn’t notice until I worked on this post that I hadn’t posted it. I guess I didn’t schedule it like I thought I had?
What I’m reading
- Roses and Rot by Kat Howard
- Murder on Bamboo Lane by Naomi Hirahara
What I read last week
- Burning Man by Alan Russell
New–Books, E-books, NetGalley, Audiobooks–purchased or free or from library
Bone Dust White by Karin Salvalaggio
Arkwright by Allen Steele
A Deadly Grind by Victoria Howard
Interesting on the internet
Free Sync Audio books
Sync is back again for the summer (May 5 – Aug 17). Sync is a program which provides two free young adult audiobook downloads each week. Each set of books are only available for one week.
The Sync books available next week (May 5 – 11):
- Vivian Apple at the End of the World by Katie Coyle; Read by Julia Whelan
- The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial by Peter Goodchild; Read by Edward Asner, Bill Brochtrup, Matthew Patrick Davis, John de Lancie, James Gleason, Harry Groener, Jerry Hardin, Marnie Mosiman, Kenneth Alan Williams, Geoffrey Lower, Kyle Colerider-Krugh
To listen to these books you must download Overdrive Media Console. It is available free to download at the Sync site.
Note: Some of the books have international restrictions, but some are available even if you live outside the U.S.
Next Week–home & blog
Since my son arrived I already feel energized and hope next week is a great week both for unpacking and on the internet.
- Review: Admiral by Sean Danker
- Review: A Useful Woman by Darcie Wilde
- Review: A Front Page Affair by Radha Vatsal
- Beyond the books
- Sunday Post
What did you do last week? What books did you collect? What are you planning?