Sunday Post: May 1


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.

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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.

The blog

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?

Blog posts

My books

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):

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?

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.

6 thoughts on “Sunday Post: May 1”

  1. Some weeks are like that, Jan. And it’s not surprising, given that you’ve recently moved. It takes time to adjust to any new place. Sounds like you did what you needed to do and just let yourself relax! I hope you enjoy your weeks of lots of pets, and that you find some books that ignite your reading “spark” again. Have a wonderful week!


    1. Thanks, Nise’! I’m loving Longmire. Trying not to watch it too fast. I’ve downloaded my first SYNC book of the season. So now I just need to listen to it…lol.


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