Sunday Post: August 21


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

This hasn’t been the restful, get things done week I’d hoped for. Our house in Maryland was supposed to close this week and I was looking forward to a celebration. However, at the last moment–just as we were driving to a notary so we could sign our papers we received word from our realtor that the buyers were unable to buy our house since the people who were buying their house weren’t able to get their loan.

We’ve bought and sold a lot of houses during our 30+ years of marriage (moving every three or four years), but we’ve never had one fail that late in the process before. However, it looks like we have other buyers who are interested. It means an extra one to two months of two house payments, but we’re hoping this works out. So even though it doesn’t do any good I’ve been stressed. 😦


We watched a lot of Olympics this week. And at last I got to watch equestrian events! Lots of great athletes in track and field this week, too. It’s amazing to see all the different events and athletes of the summer Olympics, but I’m not sure it’s a good thing for the host city. The host cities always spend a ton of money and a few years later it seems like many of the stadiums, pools and arenas stand empty and are falling apart.

The blog

Since I watched a lot of Olympics to keep my mind off our house sale I didn’t do a lot of blogging or reading or commenting.

Blog posts

  • Sunday Post: August 14
  • Waiting on Wednesday: August 17

My books

What I’m reading
  • A Red-Rose Chain by Seanan McGuire
  • The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny
What I read last week
  • Kingdom Come by Jane Jensen
New–Books, E-books, NetGalley, Audiobooks–purchased or free or from library

Moonshadows by Julie Weston

Badlands by C.J. Box

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha Christie

The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon

Next Week–home & blog

My husband is going out-of-town for the week and then we’re meeting at my older daughter’s in Illinois to help her move to a new apartment. She was able to break her lease since she kept finding snakes in her garage and even between her patio door and the cement slab of her patio. The snakes weren’t dangerous, but the apartment management weren’t able to keep them away so they’re letting her leave–much to her relief!

Blog posts

  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Review
  • Sunday Post

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