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.
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!
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 internet
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):
- 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
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.
- Waiting on Wednesday
- Sunday Post
What did you do last week? What books did you collect? What are you planning?