Sunday Post: End of Summer


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.

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It’s Labor Day weekend here in the United States. This signals the end of summer–kids going back to school and all the activities start up again. I love fall, but it seems to just fly by and before I know it Christmas is past and it’s another new year.

August is over

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August was a busy month and I didn’t do a whole lot of blogging or even very much reading. But we did go to a family reunion in northern Wisconsin, to the Iowa State Fair, traveled a couple of hours south to see the total eclipse, a baseball game (complete with fireworks) as well as other summer activities. Now we’re taking care of my daughter’s two dogs while she’s on vacation in Alaska. She gets home on Tuesday. She’s been sending us beautiful pictures. She’s done a lot of fishing and has caught salmon and halibut and seen lots of whales.


I’ve watched several shows mostly on Amazon Prime, Acorn and Netflix: Vera (A British mystery series), Hamish MacBeth (a humorous mystery series set in Scotland), Endeavor (Masterpiece Mystery on PBS), Pioneer Quest: A Year in the Real West (Amazon Prime–set in Manitoba, Canada where two couples try to live on the Canadian prairie like 1870’s homesteaders), Blood and Water (Amazon Prime about a homicide detective investigating her first homicide as lead detective) and Father Brown (on Netflix). I like all of these except Blood and Water which didn’t wow me. I watched three episodes and probably won’t watch any more.


I’m hoping to keep to a more regular blogging schedule and hope to get reviews done. I plan to write mostly mini reviews like I wrote on yesterday–Putting the mystery into historical. We’ll see how that goes since I haven’t managed to do much blogging lately.

August Blog posts
Next week
  • Reviews
  • Sunday Post

My books

What I’m reading

City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong

Reykjavik Nights by Arnaldur Indriðason

Arabella and the Battle of Venus by David D. Levine

What I’ve read

Dark Run by Mike Brooks

On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service by Rhys Bowen

The Cold Between by Elizabeth Bonesteel

Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrota

Among the Dead by J.R. Backlund

Some books I got in August (from the library, Kindle Unlimited, Audible, Amazon)

My First Murder by Leena Lehtolainen (Kindle Unlimited)

One Last Lesson by Iain Cameron (Kindle Unlimited)

A Dragon of a Different Color by Rachel Aaron

Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrota (library)

Among the Dead by J.R. Backlund (library)

Arabella and the Battle of Venus by David D. Levine (library)

Wife of the Gods by Kwei Quartey (library)

The Branson Beauty by Claire Booth (library)

City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong (library)

Starfire: A Red Peace by Spencer Ellsworth (ebook)

Darktown by Thomas Mullen (ebook)

Soldier Dogs by Maria Goodavage (audiobook)

What did you do last week? What did you read? What books did you collect? What are you planning the rest of the summer?