Sunday Post: April 16


Kimba hosts the Sunday Post each week. I like to take part because it gives me an opportunity to look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also love to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading.

Home and Blog

We’ve had quite a bit of rain and it has been quite warm–60’s and 70’s–so the grass is a lovely green and our crabapple trees are about to bloom. I’ve noticed tulips blooming around here already. One of the towns close by has a tulip festival which doesn’t start until the end of April. Their tulips are already blooming, too!

Busy, busy, busy and medical issues

I didn’t do a Sunday Post last week since my daughter and I were in Kentucky for a baptism. We had a wonderful time and lots of great food. My niece and her husband had their third child a few months ago. They waited for better weather for the family to travel to a baptism! This is their third child and so fun to see how the two older girls are growing and changing and how unspoiled they are. The new baby is beautiful!

I’ve been tired since we got home on Monday evening. I was diagnosed with sleep apnea in March and finally got the cpap machine and mask. I’ve had it about a week and sometimes feel a little better in the morning, but other times have a sinus headache from allergies. I’m also getting lots of leaks around the mask during the night. I’m working to get it all to work together so I won’t be so tired all the time. However, I’m finding it all takes awhile.

My back is also hurting this week making it hard to walk and sleep. I have arthritis in the lower back and one of the bones/joints is very painful. I can’t straighten up completely and even when I am sitting it’s painful. If it’s not better by tomorrow I’ll go to my doctor since it’s been hurting for at least four days.

And my husband’s sister and brother-in-law are coming to visit this next week. I wanted to get more cleaning and picking up done, but that’s not going to happen. My daughter is coming over today and she said she’d vacuum and clean the guest bathroom for me. It will be enough to get those things done!


I introduced some mini reviews this last week. These were reviews of some mysteries I’ve read. I will continue to do these mini reviews with mysteries and fantasies and science fiction. I’m going to try a new meme on Wednesdays and maybe another new meme another day. Also trying to do more reviews and mini reviews. I’ve requested three NetGalley books in the past few weeks and am enjoying reading them. I’m being careful not to request very many though.

Blog posts
Blog posts planned
  • New meme
  • Book review
  • Sunday Post

My books

What I’m reading

A Peace Divided by Tanya Huff

What I read recently

Dead in the Water by Matthew Costello

A Cold White Sun by Vicki Delany

Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

Requiem by Celina Grace

Some books I bought recently

Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson

Requiem by Celina Grace

Hushabye by Celina Grace

Fall From Grace by Clyde Phillips

The Danger by Dick Francis

An Unhallowed Grave by Kate Ellis

Forsaken Skies by D. Nolan Clark

Interesting on the Internet

Sync is coming back! It will start on April 27. Every week until August 16 Sync gives away two young adult audiobooks for free. These books are primarily for young adults, but anyone can download the audiobooks to listen to them.

For the first week (April 27 – May 3) these are the two books available:

Debut author Dawn Kurtagich is dead on in this terrifying psychological thriller!

Over two decades have passed since the fire at Elmbridge High, an inferno that took the lives of five teenagers. Not much was known about the events leading up to the tragedy – only that one student, Carly Johnson, vanished without a trace…

…until a diary is found hidden in the ruins.

But the diary, badly scorched, does not belong to Carly Johnson. It belongs to Kaitlyn Johnson, a girl who shouldn’t exist. Who was Kaitlyn? Why did she come out only at night? What is her connection to Carly?

The case has been reopened. Police records are being reexamined: psychiatric reports, video footage, text messages, e-mails.

And the diary.

The diary that paints a much more sinister version of events than was ever made publicly known.

Oscar Wilde’s enduring masterpiece, this fable of innocence and corruption, purity and decay has become a true classic. The beautiful, narcissistic Dorian Gray, torn between the influence of cynical hedonist Lord Henry Wotton and tortured artist Basil Hallward, sells the beauty of his soul in exchange for external perfection. Ultimately, he cannot escape the disfigurement of sin. Wilde’s remarkable wit and memorable, epigrammatic lines dazzle in audiobook form!
Note: these two books must be downloaded during the dates listed above. After May 3 these books aren’t available.

What did you do last week? What did you read? 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.

4 thoughts on “Sunday Post: April 16”

  1. I’ve enjoyed the Celina Grace books although I still have couple on my kindle to read. I do hope you are feeling better and enjoy the visit with your husband’s sister.


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