Sunday Post: Mid September, but still hot

Weekly meme to talk about books and a little my personal life last week

Sunday-Post

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.

Personal life

Labor Day is over, kids are back in school–and now it’s mid September!

We had cooler weather last week , but next week the temperatures are forecast to be close to 90 degrees. I love the cooler temperatures of fall so I’m looking forward to more cool weather!

Back from Indiana

I spent a week in Indiana visiting one of my daughters and got back during the middle of this week. I had lots of fun visiting with her and her two Labrador retrievers. They are such fun happy dogs. (And my daughter is pretty fun, too…lol)

Chicago wedding

This next week we’re driving to Chicago for a niece’s wedding. It will be fun to see lots of family members and see our niece and her fiance get married. They seem very happy!

Blog life

You may have noticed that during the last month my blog was gone for a few days and then back and then may have disappeared again. It’s finally back though I do still have a few things to tweak.

I spent a lot of time over the last month deciding whether to keep my self-hosted blog or to try to move the blog to WordPress.com. I wrote a post about that earlier in the week. I published a number of posts this week and am working on more posts for the future. It feels good to be back.

Recent posts
Next week
  • Can’t-Wait Wednesday
  • Review
  • Sunday Post

My books

What I’m reading
  • The Night Raven by Sarah Painter
What I read recently
  • Craks in a Marriage by Barbara Barrett
  • A Necessary Evil by Abir Mukherjee
  • The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
  • Bright Shards by Meg Pechenick
  • The White Shepherd by Annie Dalton
  • The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
  • The Bookshop on the Shore by Jenny Colgan
Books I got recently

Last Boat to Camden Town by Paul Charles (Kindle Unlimited)

Poor Man’s Flight by Elliott Kay (Prime)

Echo in Onyx by Sharon Shinn

A Shot in the Dark by Matthew Costello

The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith

What have you been doing? What are your plans next week? Are you looking forward to autumn or mourning because summer is nearly gone?

Sunday Post–January 19

abcb8-sundaypostmemeThe Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. This is a great meme to participate in every week and I thank Kim for hosting it!

Last two Weeks

Around the House

We’ve had lots of cold weather (it is winter!), but also had a few days in the 60’s. A few snow flurries and lots of rain.

Lots of birds coming to our bird feeders…I love watching all the different birds we have. This last week we’ve had lots of red-winged blackbirds which are a bird I really like, but until we moved to Maryland I never saw them in such flocks. We have flocks of 50 or more red-winged blackbirds coming to our feeders! They clean them out, scare away the other birds and then leave for awhile. I’m not too fond of the huge flocks, but the birds also showed up last year and left after about two weeks so I hope that happens this year!

Blog

I finally moved my blog to a self-hosted site–notesfromareaderolic.com. I have so much more to do on the blog, but at least it’s moved. I spent most of the last two weeks working on the blog and was quite frustrated at times! 😦  Sometimes I get stuck in the weeds and that happened quite a bit the last couple of weeks…lol. Plus I missed posting the Sunday Post last week.

What I’m reading

Champion of the Rose by Andrea K. Höst

What I read

The Silvered by Tanya Huff

Gratuitous Epilogue by Andrea K. Höst

Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach

Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

E-books bought

Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach

Bewitching the Werewolf by Caroline Hanson

Extracted by Sherry Ficklin and Tyler Jolley

Slip Point by Karalynn Lee

The Magpie Lord by KJ Charles

State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy

The Countess Conspiracy by Courtney Milan

The Line by J. D. Horn

Rose Gardner Mystery Box Set by Denise Swank

The Dinosaur Feather by S. J. Gazan

Night Watch by Sergei Lukanenko

Goblin Secrets by William Alexander

Reckless by Corneilia Funke

The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi

Audible books bought

slave-to-sensationI’ve signed up for the Audible Deal of the Day at Amazon Audible and have an email sent to me each morning. I don’t know if this is available to anyone outside the United States, but it’s a pretty good deal (if you want the book!)

This book cost $3.95 which isn’t too bad for an audio book. I’ve read the book before, but look forward to listening to it plus this is a series I’ve fallen behind with so I’m thinking of re-reading (or listening) to some.

…And one of my reading challenges for the year is to listen to some audio books this year.

Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh (audible version)

Next Week

Around the house

I need to pick up, clean our house, do a little organizing and spend less time on my blog! Next weekend my husband and I are traveling to Iowa to visit his dad. I’m going to stay a little longer and visit our daughters. I can’t wait!

Posts on the blog

I’m focusing on posting the last of my 2013 reviews. I also plan to tweak my blog a little, but limit the amount of time I spend each day.

  • Review: Stray by Andrea K. Höst
  • Review: Hexed by Kevin Hearne
  • Review:
  • Sunday Post

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What did you do last week? And what are you planning for next week?

Blog Moved

notes-for-a-readerholicI finally moved my blog to my self-hosted site! I’ve been talking about it for several months and had decided the first part of 2014 had to be the time!

I kept the same name–Notes from a Readerholic–but the link is slightly different: notesfromareaderholic.com. I hope if you subscribed to my blog or followed me in the past that you will continue to do so. My old site at wordpress.com is automatically redirecting people to my new self-hosted site.

I have more updates to complete and plan to do a few more changes, but have decided to let people know this is the new site. If you have problems connecting let me know. Or if you find problems on the new site let me know that.

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Thanks!

Jan