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
Cool weather here at the end of the week–almost had frost a couple of nights. My allergies are in full bloom and I’m going through boxes of kleenex.
I’ve mostly taken care of my son’s dog this week. My daughter did give me a break and took him to her house for a couple of days. He’s a sweet dog, but lots of work.
My daughter is gone this weekend so I’m taking care of both dogs. My biggest problem taking care of the dogs is that we don’t have a fenced yard yet so I have to watch them very carefully when I let them out. This was a big problem on Saturday, because even though I didn’t see him there was a fawn laying in the middle of our yard hidden by grass.
The dogs found him, however, and by the time I got there the fawn was on his feet and running around the yard chased by the dogs. I managed to get my daughter’s Labrador Retriever to stop and put her into the house. In the meantime, my son’s dachshund chased the fawn out of the yard.
Many people in this neighborhood don’t have fences so I chased them (at a fast walk since I can’t run anymore) through many yards. This went on for over half an hour. I was afraid they would run into the busy street below our house, but I managed to keep that from happening. However, every time I got close the fawn started running again so Adonis took off, too. He was having a great time and wouldn’t come when I called him. I was able to track them, because he barked occasionally. Finally, I couldn’t hear Adonis anymore and had no idea where they were. I decided I could only walk back home. As I walked into my backyard Adonis came running into the yard, too. By that time, I was angry and stressed, but much as I wanted to yell at him and shake him I put him back in his crate and left him alone for awhile. Now the dogs will only go out in my backyard on a leash.
There was no sign of the fawn and I don’t know what happened to him. I feel very sorry for him as I don’t know if his mother will find him.
I got some good reading done this week. I’m having trouble reading one of my NetGalley books–Roses and Rot. I’m not very far into the book and I think I will like it, but it feels melancholy at the moment and I don’t want to read melancholy right now. So I keep picking it up and putting it down and reading something else. Frustrating.
What I’m reading
- The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny
- Roses and Rot by Kat Howard
What I read last week
- Cold in the Earth by Aline Templeton
- Winter of Secrets by Vicky Delany
New–Books, E-books, NetGalley, Audiobooks–purchased or free or from library
The Very Best of Kate Elliott by Kate Elliott
The Darkness and the Deep by Aline Templeton
Negative Image by Vicki Delany
The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths
Origins by Neil deGrasse Tyson
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 19 – 26):
- 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith; Read by Kirby Heyborne
- This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff; Read by Oliver Wyman
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
I hope for a more peaceful week.
- Waiting on Wednesday
- Beyond the books
- Sunday Post
What did you do last week? What books did you collect? What are you planning?