Sunday Post: May 15


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.

The blog

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.

Blog posts

My books

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):

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.

Blog posts

  • Review
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Beyond the books
  • Review
  • 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: May 15”

  1. Wow, it sounds like you’ve had quite an adventure in dog-sitting! I’m glad to hear that you were able to track him okay and brought him home. In bookish news, Origins by Neil DeGrasse Tyson looks very interesting too!


  2. Oh my! I’m sorry but I laughed so hard reading about the fawn and chasing the dogs. I could picture it! It would be my luck 😉
    Thanks for sharing about Sync! I hadn’t heard of it. I love the Overdrive app. Our state has an electronic library and they use the overdrive system. It’s been the best thing I’ve found for eBooks 😀
    Hope you have a great week and enjoy your new reads!


    1. I laughed later, too, Lillian. At the time I was cursing the dog and feeling very sorry for the little fawn. But we must have looked rather strange as I followed them through my new neighbors’ backyards!

      Sync is a great program. I use Overdrive for my library audiobooks, too. It’s a really great program!


  3. Wow, you’ve been busy with dog watching and that adventure with the fawn- glad the dog made it back okay. Hopefully the fawn did too. Not much you can do, once a dog gets the urge to chase they can lead you on a merry adventure! It’s been cool here too, we actually had a little hail this morning and someone said they saw snow flakes although I didn’t see those.

    Glad to hear Clouds in my Coffee was good, I have that one up next. 🙂


    1. Yes, I love my son’s dachshund, but he’s not too well trained. I hope the fawn has survived.

      Wow! Snowflakes this time of year. That’s no fun. I look forward to hearing how you liked Clouds in My Coffee.


  4. Oh, my, what a saga with the dogs! I’m glad Adonis came home, but the poor little fawn! I hope its mother found it.

    Nice books this month. I almost picked up that Kate Elliott, but as I don’t read short stories that often, I decided to wait and try something else by her first. And I keep meaning to try Vicki Delany’s mystery series, too. As for Neil deGrasse Tyson’s book, well, that’s going right on my to-read list. We’re big NDT fans in our house!

    Have a wonderful week, and enjoy the cool weather. I think we’ll be thinking back longingly to this, come summer.


    1. Yes, I feel very badly about the poor fawn. I hope he’s survived.

      I don’t read short stories very often either, but these sound good. We’ll see how they go! I really like Delany’s Molly Smith series. I’m having to keep myself from reading them all at once! We’re fans of NDT, too. This is the audiobook and I’ve enjoyed listening to several others by him.

      I agree, Lark. Actually I’d rather have cooler weather than hot. Hot and humid aren’t my favorite combinations!


  5. I feel your pain with the dogs and the no fenced in yard. We’re in the same boat and it does make things about trying. We did get some dog leads from Home Depot or Lowes for not very much and use them sometimes. It makes life much easier. Poor little fawn and poor you for having to chase them all! Negative Images looks really good and I just read and really enjoyed The Crossing Places. Have a great week!


    1. I feel for you, Katherine. I really want a fence, but we can’t do it right now so when I’m taking care of one of the dogs I have to be more careful. And we have some leads we got from Lowes as well as a big hook to put in the yard to attach the lead. Unfortunately, both dogs got out of their collars (one slipping off and the other breaking) two different times. 😦

      The Vicky Delany series is very good! And I want to get to The Crossing Places soon.


  6. Oh, the dog-sitting sounds a bit stressful but I’m sure the dogs and your kids appreciate it.

    I know what you mean about needing to be in the right mood for a book. I’ve been like that lately and put some aside because I didn’t want anything too heavy!


    1. I hope they appreciate it, Deborah! (And I think they do.) It’s been stressful, but my son returns next week to pick up his dog. I know they will be very happy to see each other!

      I sometimes start a half dozen books before I find the one I want to read right now!


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