Sunday Post: October here I come!


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.


Cool weather this weekend–highs only in the 50’s with rain.

I love Autumn and I always feel like October is the beginning. Leaves start turning color, weather is cooler, sometimes there are storms, there’s Halloween.

A busy week

I’ve put extra blankets on the bed this week plus found warmer clothes to wear. I’m also sorting things to get rid of some of my clutter. That seems to be a neverending problem.

During one of our rainstorms this week a water main broke in front of our driveway. Part of our driveway and sidewalk were dug up most of the week, but I think it’s finally fixed. This is the second time this year a water main has broken in front of our house!

Two of my  kids are visiting this weekend. My son is moving and brought some of his things to store in our basement for a while. My older daughter is also visiting and will drive him back to pick up his car. It’s always good to see both of them and they’re also helping my husband and me with some projects.


We’re watching Dancing With the Stars (on Hulu) and Death in Paradise (on Netflix) as well as too much news.


A busy week–just not so much on my blog. I wrote a review and then lost it. That made me mad (mostly at myself for not saving it while working on the review). But it made me so mad I had to stop using the internet for the rest of the day! And I still haven’t rewritten that review.

Last week
Next week
  • October 2018 books on my list
  • Can’t-Wait Wednesday
  • Review
  • Sunday Post

My books

What I’m reading
  • Emma: An Audible Original Drama by Jane Austen, Anna Lea (adaptation author)
  • Omens by Kelley Armstrong
What I read last week
  • The Automatic Detective by A. Lee Martinez
  • Stray Magic by Kelly Meding
  • A Borrowing of Bones by Paula Munier
Books I got this week

Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding by Rhys Bowen (library ebook)

A Borrowing of Bones by Paula Munier (library hardcover)

Emma: An Audible Original Drama by Jane Austen, Anna Lea (adaptation author)

The Shadow District by Arnaldur Indridason

Phoenix Unbound by Grace Draven

What did you do last week? What do you plan to do next week? 

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.

16 thoughts on “Sunday Post: October here I come!”

  1. I’d like to read A Borrowing of Bones and Phoenix Unbound. Haven’t tried either author yet but they look the most interesting to me. We’re also seeing much cooler temps at night but daytime struggles up to 60s/low 70s. It has been remarked that this is one of the warmest summers in Maine in recent history. Not that many trees have turned colors yet, either, just a small percentage of certain trees.

    We too have been watching too much of the news–with a son who is an attorney, and a husband who is a news junkie, I can’t help but be drawn into these discussions. Such sadness all around, though this week in U.S. news. I flip the channel to HGTV and look at pretty houses instead, lol.


    1. I’ve finished A Borrowing of Bones and really liked it. I bought Phoenix Unbound because I read another book by the author and liked it. Yes, I know about watching lots of news, Rita. I have to change the channel sometimes, too.


  2. It felt like fall here this morning but quickly heated up and now it’s stormy and sticky. LOL I’ve been avoiding the news and watching shows instead. I have A Borrowing Of Bones on my wish list and some of your other books look good too.


    1. Yeah, I know winter follows, Stormi…but I have a guilty secret. (I kind of love winter–though I’m always glad when spring comes…lol)


  3. I love autumn, too! I feel your pain with the water problems. The pipes under my street break every few months, and then we get muddy water or no water at all. It’s frustrating. Happy October!


    1. Yes, I hope the water problems stop happening. I’m sure the city workers would like it to stop, too, since the first time it happened this year it was well below freezing and so the road and sidewalk got covered in ice. And they had to work outside for several days when it was so cold. The muddy water is the worst alright.


  4. I’m also enjoying cooler nights. Your header looks like where I grew up. I really enjoyed both Stray Magic and Phoenix Unbound. Enjoy your books this week! Anne – Books of My Heart


    1. Yup. I grew up in Iowa and my Mom still lives in the house where we lived when I went to high school. I went on RAGBRAI 15 times all the way and a few times for only a couple days. I went to MN for grad school. But 3 years ago I moved to NC.


      1. I didn’t grow up in Iowa, but my sisters-in-law all did RAGBRAI and loved it. I enjoy reading about it every year. How are you liking NC? Have you been affected by the hurricane?


        1. I am liking NC. I’ve been here about 3 years. In 2014, I traveled 19,000 in 29 states on my Harley and after reviewing all kinds of info on the computer, then decided where I wanted to move. The weather has 4 seasons but only a few days of snow a year. It’s so funny because it would have to be over 20″ of snow to bother me but they all freak out. Of course, I can’t go out because THEY don’t know how to drive in the snow. I was stressed out by the hurricane and did prepare but even tho it was disastrous an hour away from me, we were on the edge and just had a bit of wind and rain. Anne – Books of My Heart


          1. One of our daughters lived in North Carolina for a few years and she liked it quite a bit. Since we’re in Iowa I’m happy she found a job in Illinois! I visited my daughter a few times when there was an inch or so of snow and was amazed at the number of accidents!

            Glad to hear you didn’t have problems from the hurricane. It looks like a lot of damage occurred.


    2. Thanks, Anne. Yes, that photo was taken in the fall along an Iowa rural road a few years ago. My daughter took it and lets me use it! I still have to read Phoenix Unbound, but it sounds good.


  5. I would have been mad too at losing the review! I get mad enough about losing a comment so a review would definitely have sent me over the edge. That sounds wonderful about the kids visiting. I hope you have a lovely visit and you get lots of stuff done. I’m watching Dancing with the Stars too! I’m liking that they went back to the 2 episodes a week format. I had kind of gotten done with it but the past few seasons I realized I missed it.


    1. I know, Katherine. I get mad at losing comments, too! I still have to do that review again. It takes me quite a bit of time to write a review and I have to get in the zone to work on several reviews at a time.

      We had a great time with our kids. I’m enjoying DWTS a lot. It’s a lot of fun.


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