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
A busy week both at home and around town!
Waiting in line–hurry up and wait
We spent a whole day waiting at various government agencies getting drivers’ and vehicle licenses. We went to three different buildings miles apart after we waited 2 hours at the first place. I was exhausted when we got home.
We also got library cards for two communities close to us which means I can put books on hold there. That gives me more chances of finding the books I want. Or finding new books I didn’t know I wanted.
Putting things away
We spent a lot of time unpacking boxes–most of them pictures. We have lots of pictures and we want to unpack them all before we decide what to hang and where to hang it.
We also bought a new refrigerator which was delivered this week. The existing refrigerator was really old and though it worked there were parts of it not working. It seemed to always be running. We bought an Energy Smart refrigerator so our power company will give us a rebate. Taking everything out of the refrigerator and then putting it back in was a lot of work!
We’ve watched a little television the last couple of weeks. Our favorites:
The Great British Baking Show on PBS. The new season started a couple weeks ago. This is my favorite reality cooking show. Knowledgeable judges, funny and sympathetic hosts and interesting British home bakers. Some of the things they have to bake I’ve never heard of and sometimes the bakers haven’t heard of them either!
We watched the final three or four episodes of last year’s Dark Matter to remember what happened. We’ve got some of the new season recorded and we’re ready to start watching. This science fiction show is one of our favorite shows from last year.
I got a few posts completed this week. Made me feel good! Not much reading completed though. I’m reading a good book, but couldn’t concentrate very long. I have so many good books I want to read. I want to get some reading done.
- Sunday Post: July 10
- July books on my list. . .
- Ten facts about me
- Waiting on Wednesday: July 13
- The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
- Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner
What I’m reading
- No Good Dragon Goes Unpunished by Rachel Aaron
- The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny
What I read last week
New–Books, E-books, NetGalley, Audiobooks–purchased or free or from library
- No new books!
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 this week (July 14 – 21):
Only 5 more weeks of Sync books!
- Fat Angie by e. E. Charlton-Trujillo; Read by Angela Dawe
- On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta; Read by Rebecca Macauley
The Sync books available next week (July 21 – 28)
- Mandela: An Audio History by Nelson Mandela; Read by Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela, Joe Richman
- Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe; Read by Peter Francis James
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
More of the same–putting things away or reorganizing so we have more places to put things. Thinking of recipes which won’t heat up the house since the forecast is for around 100 degrees several days next week. I have a few things planned for the blog.
- Review: Borrowing Death by Cathy Pegau
- Top Ten Tuesday
- Waiting on Wednesday
- Sunday Post
What did you do last week? What books did you collect? What are you planning?