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
It’s supposed to get into the 90’s during the weekend. And those temperatures will last most of the week. Before Saturday the humidity hadn’t really arrived this summer, but this weekend that changes! It’s also been very windy on Saturday which made the Garden Walk comfortable.
My husband and I went on a garden walk on Saturday. We got there just a few minutes after it started in the morning since it’s going to be hot all weekend. There were eight gardens to visit. The thing I noticed the most was all the garden art. That was really fun to see. Lots of beautiful plants, too. One garden had lots of clematis; another had over 100 hostas. Two gardens also had chickens and another had raised beds growing vegetables in the entire backyard. I got so many great ideas of things we could do in our yard. By the time we left a little before 11 a.m. it was 87 degrees. And it got up to 96 degrees before the end of the day.
Some blogging done this week and I visited a few blogs as I tried to catch up with some of my blog friends. It’s good to see what people are doing as summer arrives.
- Sunday Post: June already?
- Police procedurals I’ve recently added to my TBR pile
- WWW Wednesday: June 7
Blog posts planned
- WWW Wednesday
- Sunday Post
What I’m reading
Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen
But for the Grace by Peter Grainger
What I’ve read
A Second Chance by Jody Taylor
Some books I got recently
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula LeGuin
Telepath by Janet Edwards
Deadly Crimes by Michael Hambling
A Trail Through Time by Jodi Taylor
The Trumpet Shall Sound by Aline Templeton
Cop Hater by Ed McBain
The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe
Interesting on the Internet
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.
Audiobooks available June 8 – 14
Published by Elizabeth Fama
Published by Zondervan
Published by Ideal Audiobooks
The Red Umbrella is a moving tale of a 14-year-old girl’s journey from Cuba to America as part of Operation Pedro Pan—an organized exodus of more than 14,000 unaccompanied children, whose parents sent them away to escape Fidel Castro’s revolution.
In 1961, two years after the Communist revolution, Lucía Álvarez still leads a carefree life, dreaming of parties and her first crush. But when the soldiers come to her sleepy Cuban town, everything begins to change. Freedoms are stripped away. Neighbors disappear. And soon, Lucía’s parents make the heart-wrenching decision to send her and her little brother to the United States—on their own.
Suddenly plunked down in Nebraska with well-meaning strangers, Lucía struggles to adapt to a new country, a new language, a new way of life. But what of her old life? Will she ever see her home or her parents again? And if she does, will she still be the same girl?
The Red Umbrella is a touching story of country, culture, family, and the true meaning of home.
Published by Dreamscape Media
What did you do last week? What did you read? What books did you collect? What are you planning?