Kimberly 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
More rain and cold temperatures some of the week. The crabapple trees are just about done blooming. It’s supposed to rain all weekend so we plan to do mostly indoor activities.
Lots of family fun
My son arrived this week for a short visit. So good to see him. We picked him up at the airport and left from there to drive to eastern Iowa to visit his grandpa and other family members. We came back the next day so a quick trip, but so fun to see family and friends.
My sister-in-law and brother-in-law had also gone there for a few days. They returned to our house for a few more days and left for home in Maine on Saturday morning. We all had a wonderful time.
They helped with the fence and bought some flowering plants and herbs which my sister-in-law planted in pots for me. She also helped me sort through clothes to give to Goodwill plus helped me pack away winter clothes and bring out spring clothes. Feels so good to get those chores done.
More work done on the fence. Just about all the posts are in. Work slowed down since we were gone two days this week plus it rained for a couple of days. One of the days it was only about 40 degrees all day so that was an indoor day, too! We’re also trying to clear some of the flowerbeds of the rocks and landscape cloth the previous owners used. It’s impossible to plant anything in the flowerbeds unless we remove both rocks and landscape cloth.
With the road trip and visitors all week not much blogging, commenting or reading done. I’m hoping to get some reviews written and scheduled–we’ll see how well I do with that.
Blog posts planned
- WWW Wednesday
- Book review
- Sunday Post
What I’m reading
Watching the Detectives by Julie Mulhern
What I read
A Peace Divided by Tanya Huff
Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor
Some books I got recently
Watching the Detectives by Julie Mulhern (NetGalley)
On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service by Rhys Bowen (NetGalley)
Blackfoot by W.R. Gingell (ebook)
Buffalo Soldier by Maurice Broaddus (ebook)
Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury (Audiobook)
Yes Please by Amy Poehler (Audiobook)
A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas
Interesting on the Internet
Sync is back! Every week until August 16 two young adult audiobooks are free to download. These books are young adult titles so if that’s your favorite genre check them out.
For the first week (April 27 – May 3):
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.
Audiobooks available May 4 -10:
Published by Listening Library
Published by Random House Audio
Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.
Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker’s Guide (“A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have”) and a galaxy-full of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox–the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian, Zaphod’s girlfriend (formally Tricia McMillan), whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years.
Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? Why do we spend so much time between wearing digital watches? For all the answers stick your thumb to the stars. And don’t forget to bring a towel!
What did you do last week? What did you read? What books did you collect? What are you planning?