Sunday Post: July 24


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

Sweltering here in the Midwest! With the humidity the heat index was well over 100 degrees several days.


We stayed home most of the time since it was so hot and didn’t do much in the yard other than water a few plants. My husband put pictures on walls and I organized my craft room. It’s finally coming together which is nice.

I finally got my glass bells hung. I’ve had them for quite a while and some bells have gotten a bit broken during moves, but I still love them. They had gotten very tangled during the move and since I unpacked them I looked at them several times, but hadn’t taken the time to untangle them. I finally took that time. And it makes me happy!

Television & a movie

We watched some of the Republican Convention and will watch the Democratic Convention next week. We also watched a lot of the humorous political commentary which was some relief from some of the speakers at the Convention.

Friday we went to see the new Star Trek movie: “Star Trek Beyond”. We really enjoyed it. I like the new Star Trek movies.

The blog

I finally finished my book. The book was good and glad I finished it! Only a few posts. I hope to get a few posts done ahead since we have traveling scheduled for the next couple weeks!

Blog posts

My books

What I’m reading
  • The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny
What I read last week
  • No Good Dragon Goes Unpunished by Rachel Aaron
New–Books, E-books, NetGalley, Audiobooks–purchased or free or from library

Kilmoon: A County Clare Mystery by Lisa Alber

On the Head of a Pin: A Thaddeus Lewis Mystery by Janet Kellough

Address to Die For by Mary Feliz

The Gods Themselves by Isaac Assimov

Interesting on the internetNew-York-Society-Library

I found this article at the Mystery Fanfare Blog:

And it’s a fascinating article for all of us who love libraries. It would make a great novel–maybe a mystery or fantasy!

Life behind the stacks: The secret apartments of New York libraries (from 6sqft)

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.

Only 4 more weeks of Sync books!

The Sync books available this week (July 21 – 28):

The Sync books available next week (July 28 – August 4):

  • Pennies for Hitler by Jackie French; read by Humphrey Bower
  • Juba! by Walter Dean Myers; read by Brandon Myer

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

My husband and I are going to visit his dad for the week. We’re leaving Monday and coming home on Friday. I hope to read and do some blogging and commenting while I’m there. We’ll see. It won’t be quite as hot next week–in the eighties, I think.

Blog posts

  • Review
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • 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.

12 thoughts on “Sunday Post: July 24”

  1. I love your glass bells! How pretty and I can see why they brighten your day. I think you’ll like Address to Die For. It’s a fun cozy though a busy one but not in a confusing way and you’ll be glad your move didn’t work out like hers did! Kilmoon looks good. I’m definitely intrigued and need to find out more. Now off to find out about the secret apartments in libraries. Have a great week!


    1. Thanks, Katherine! It’s so nice to get some of my familiar beloved objects out and around our new house. I hope to read Address to Die For soon. Glad I didn’t read it before our move…lol.


  2. It great to get your favourite things unpacked and all straightened out, isn’t it? I don’t mind the unpacking – it’s the packing I absolutely LOATHE. I have only recently finished reading Nice Dragons Finish Last, but really, really enjoyed and am looking forward to reading the next one, which is now on my TBR. I do like the look of Kilmoon. Have a great week away and hopefully it won’t be too hot for you.


    1. I don’t maind the unpacking except when I get to the items I’m not sure where to put. We moved into a house that’s 600 square feet smaller than our old house. I’m glad we went smaller and we donated and sold lots of stuff before we moved, but we have more we have to get rid of!


  3. Been very hot here too– most of the country! Our granddaughter finally left yesterday, today will be a daylong readathon or tv bingeing, or both 🙂

    I love your bells– how soothing to be able to look at that every day with the sun shining through them. I have beloved little things that I’ve rediscovered as I unpack (sometimes boxes don’t get unpacked when we move, lol). Still looking for my box of several unread print books I kept, but now can’t find.

    Have a great week. We also want to see the Star Trek movie. I went to watch Secret Life of Pets this week, because g-daughter chose that one 🙂


    1. Yes, I saw a heat map for the country and it’s almost all bright red right now. It’s great to have family visit, but I have to admit I always feel like I can’t sit and read when I want to. (Sometimes I go into my bedroom to rest, but before I rest I read for awhile!)

      How’d you like Secret Life of Pets? Some animated movies aren’t bad though they’re not my favorite genre.

      I know what you mean about missing boxes, Rita. I still have stuff we haven’t found. 😦


  4. Your bells are lovely and how wonderful that you finally got them untangled and hung up. 🙂 I hate unpacking, but sometimes you find little treasures and that’s a joy. Seems like much of the US is having high temps lately; at least it’s a good excuse to stay somewhere cool and read! 🙂

    Have a good week. 🙂


    1. Thanks, Bea. Yes, I had looked at the tangle for several weeks and kept putting the untangling off! It took at least a half hour, but was well worth it.


  5. Thanks for sharing that article about the library apartments, that was really cool! I liked the new Star Trek movie as well, although it seemed to have a little more action and a little less story than normal, but not in a really bad way. Hope you have a great week! You can check out my Sunday Post in the link below!


    1. Wasn’t that a great article. I sure wish they still had people living in library apartments. I would have to try to make friends with them…lol.


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