Sunday Post: May 29


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.

My son's dog waiting for him at the airport
My son’s dog waiting for him at the airport

Last Week–home and blog

My son arrived late Tuesday night, picked up Adonis and flew home early the next morning. Then my sister-in-law arrived Friday morning. My brother is attending some meetings in Tennessee so when he’s done he’ll drive here and spend a few days before they drive home to Oregon.

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is on Monday May 30 here in the U.S. to honor our soldiers who have died while serving in the armed forces. Many of us visit cemeteries during the weekend. And it’s a three-day weekend for many people and kind of symbolizes the beginning of summer with lots of barbecues. We barbecued on Saturday.

My daughter, sister-in-law and I leave for eastern Iowa after work on Friday. My husband and older daughter are meeting us at my father-in-law’s home. I’m really looking forward to seeing my husband since it has been almost two months since we’ve seen each other. I’m very much looking forward to his move to Iowa at the end of June.thunderstorm


Lots of thunderstorms and rain this week in Iowa. Luckily, none have been too severe (as I’m writing this), but we’ve had several severe thunderstorm warnings and tornado watches.

The blog

I finally finished Roses and Rot. It took a long time to read it, but I thought it was good. May has been a very busy month and I’ve gotten very little reading done so far.

Blog posts

My books

What I’m reading
  • The Darkness and the Deep by Aline Templeton
  • The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny
What I read last week
  • Roses and Rot by Kat Howard
New–Books, E-books, NetGalley, Audiobooks–purchased or free or from library


Dragon in Exile by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller


Several of Mary Balogh’s older books were on sale on Amazon for the Kindle (Red Rose, Lady with the Black Umbrella, An Unlikely Duchess, A Certain Magic). However, I don’t know if they still are on sale.

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 (June 2 — 9):

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

We drive back home on Monday and my husband flies back to Maryland for another month. So good to see him over the weekend.

My sister-in-law and I plan to do some fun things this week including visiting the Des Moines farmers’ market which is huge. I’m hoping for fewer thunderstorms this next week. Also hope to finish some more books!

Blog posts

  • June books on my list
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Review: Cold in the Earth by Aline Templeton
  • Review: Roses and Rot by Kat Howard
  • Sunday Post

What did you do last week? What books did you collect? What are you planning?