Sunday Post: August 7


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

I was sick for a couple of days this week–something I ate I think. Glad to feel better now. Kept me from getting things done I had planned. However, we did have an energy audit done our power company and that was very helpful. Lots of great suggestions and rebates if we get more efficient appliances. So we’ll spend some time planning what we might replace. We had a really old thermostat and the fellow who came replaced it with a digital thermostat! Plus he brought LED lights, new shower heads, a power strip for the TV all of which were part of energy audit. It was great!

Family Reunion

My husband and I are headed to northern Wisconsin at the end of the week. We have a family reunion with my husband’s family plus a celebration of the life of our 90-year-old patriarch. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone and having lots of fun.


We caught up on Dark Matter, Killjoy, The Great British Baking Show. I really enjoy these shows though I have to admit I’m a little confused by Killjoy!

The blog

I had posts already scheduled this week which really helped when I got sick this week. I had hoped to get more posts scheduled, but it didn’t happen. Something to work on again next week!

I’m writing this Sunday Post before we leave for northern Wisconsin since internet coverage is spotty at best.

Blog posts

My books

What I’m reading
  • Lying Dead by Aline Templeton
  • The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny
What I read last week

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

New–Books, E-books, NetGalley, Audiobooks–purchased or free or from library

A Cold and Broken Hallelujah by Tyler Dilts

The Last Death of Jack Harbin by Terry Shames

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.

Only 2 more weeks of Sync books!

The Sync books available next week (August 4 – 11):

  • Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin; read by Ray Porter
  • The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez; read by Yareli Arizmendi, Christine Avila, Jesse Corti, Gustavo Res, Ozzie Rodriguez, Gabriel Romero

The Sync books available this week (August 11 – 18):

  • Bone Gap by Laura Ruby; read by Dan Bittner
  • Classic American Short Stories by O. Henry, Jack London, Ambrose Bierce, Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, Kate Chopin, James Fenimore Cooper; read by William Roberts, Garrick Hagon, Liza Ross

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’re not getting home from northern Wisconsin until late on Tuesday and I used up most of my scheduled posts so I probably won’t post too much next week.

I’ll be busy with household projects when I get back. I already know the rest of August is quite busy.

Blog posts

  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Review: A Killing at Cotton Hill by Terry Shames
  • 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.

8 thoughts on “Sunday Post: August 7”

  1. All the new toys from the energy audit sound fun! We have LED lights in our recessed lighting and like them. I was worried that the light wouldn’t look right but so far I’m pleased. Glad to hear you’re feeling better! I don’t like that kind of sick – not that any kind of sick is all that great of course. Have a great time at the reunion! And have a great week!


  2. Glad to hear you are feeling better!
    I’ve been seeing great reviews for Every Heart A Doorway. I really need to pick up a copy myself.
    I hope you have a great reading week!


    1. Every Heart a Doorway was good. I look forward to the next book, though I think I like Seanan McGuire’s October Daye books better.


  3. Those energy audits are nice! They can save a bit of money and it’s nice to be efficient too. I like Dark Matter a lot but I didn’t get past Killjoys episode one or two last year when I tried it- maybe I should give it another shot.

    Have a nice week. 🙂


    1. Dark Matter is really good. I’m enjoying it a lot. I’ve given up on Killjoys. My husband is still watching thought it’s not his favorite series.


  4. I’m also thoroughly enjoying Dark Matter – I haven’t started on Killjoy yet. I hope you enjoyed Every Heart a Doorway – I thought it was a really good book. Energy audits can be really helpful – we had solar panels fitted last year and it has made a real impact on our bills. I hope you have a great time with your husband’s family. We had a big family gathering yesterday, which was why I wasn’t around.


    1. I’d really like to get solar panels, but my husband is quite skeptical about them. It won’t happen for a while anyway. We are thinking about new furnace and a/c though since they’re both over 20 years old and not very efficient.


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