Sunday Post: Jan 17


This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it!

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.

Last Week–home and blog

New York City–then back home to a cold

We had a wonderful time in NYC. We did some bar and restaurant hopping with our son. He wanted to go to some places he hadn’t been before–and that’s easy to find in New York! We had some great food and great conversations. It was a good visit. He had other plans Saturday night so we went to see a play–Fun Home. It’s staged in a theater in the round so that was very interesting and it’s a musical which both my husband and I love, but it’s a more serious musical and was very well done.

We arrived back home late Sunday evening and on Monday morning I had a cold. 😦 It progressed from my head to my chest during the week and though I’m feeling better I’m still coughing a lot. I spent most of the week resting, sleeping and reading.

Des Moines and house hunting

What time I spent on the internet this week I was looking at house listings our realtor had sent us. That was exhausting!

We left Friday night for Des Moines and didn’t arrive at our daughter’s house until midnight. My husband came down with the cold on Friday afternoon so he wasn’t feeling so great and by the time we arrived I wasn’t either. We started out with nine houses to see on Saturday, but when our realtor picked us up we were down to six (our favorite had sold, another was a short sale and they weren’t allowing showings??! and at the other house they had unexpected visitors). Of the six houses we might revisit two of them and we’re still hoping to get into the house with the visitors! I was ready for bed by the time we got back to our daughter’s house.

We may have to make another visit in February for more house hunting. 😦


I didn’t feel like watching TV which meant I got more sleep and more books read!

The blog

I did very little on the internet this week especially on my blog. I only had two posts ready so that’s all that posted and I didn’t visit blogs. My thinking process were nonexistent…lol. What little I did do on the internet was reserved for looking through house listings on the internet for our trip to Des Moines.

I love comments on my blog and I love to comment on other people’s blogs, so I hope when we arrive back in Maryland on Tuesday I can spend some time catching up on comments.

Blog posts

What I’m reading

The Big Brush-Off by Michael Murphy

What I read last week

Second Street Station by Lawrence H. Levy 

Envy of Angels by Matt Wallace

Threads of Deceit by

A Muddied Murder by Wendy Tyson

New–Books, E-books, NetGalley, Audiobooks–purchased or free or from library


Library books

  • None



Next Week–home & blog

We get home Tuesday morning and I’m sure I’m going to need some time to rest and recuperate. If I’m still coughing I’m going to the doctor.

It will be a busy week since I got nothing done last week. Our son is coming next weekend and then we are taking care of his dog while he attends business meetings all the next week.

I’m still trying to complete some posts from 2015 including 2015 reviews. I hope to do some of that next week. And comments.

Blog posts

  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • 2015 reading challenges–how’d I do?
  • Sunday Post

What did you do last week? What books did you collect? What are you planning?

Sunday Post: May 17


The 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 take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it!


Last Week

Home & blog

I’ve been in Des Moines all week with my younger daughter. My husband was here Sunday through Tuesday and then drove to the eastern side of Iowa along the Mississippi River to spend the rest of the week with his dad. He did some yard work for both our daughter and his dad. On Monday and Tuesday we looked at houses throughout Des Moines as we may move here. We saw some great houses, but we aren’t ready to make a decision yet. This was more getting an idea of the areas and types of houses available. In the next few months we will get a better idea what we are going to do. I’ve been obsessed looking at houses on the internet the last few weeks! I hope to give that a rest for at least awhile. . . LOL

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I’ve gotten to spend a few days with my daughter’s black lab Bailey. She’s almost a year old now and a wonderful dog. When my daughter got Bailey last summer I came and stayed the first month since my daughter was working. It’s so great seeing Bailey nearly grown up! Quite a contrast from the week before–a tiny mini dachshund–and this week a 75 pound lab! Quite a difference, but both dogs are so much fun. 🙂

My daughter and I are leaving Friday after work for Illinois and my older daughter’s graduation. My husband and father-in-law will meet us there as well as other family members. Graduation for the Master’s programs is Saturday morning and then we’re all spending the day and evening together. On Sunday we all head back home!

Blog posts

  • Sunday Post: May 10
  • WoW: White Hot by Ilona Andrews


What I’m reading

Lock In by John Scalzi (audiobook)

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

To the Moon and Back by Jill Mansell

What I read last week

Millie’s Fling by Jill Mansell 

New–Books, E-books, Audiobooks–purchased or free or from library




Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher

Earthrise by M. C. A. Hogarth

Beneath the Surface by Mike Martin

Under the Skin by E. E. Richardson (novella)

Disturbed Earth by E. E. Richardson



Around the Internet

Sync is back again for the summer (May 7 – Aug 14). Sync is a program which provides two free young adult audiobook downloads each week. One audiobook is a current audiobook and the other is a classic audiobook. Each set of two books are only available for one week.

To listen to these books you must download Overdrive Media Console. It is available free to download at the Sync site.

For the week May 14-21 the two audiobooks available:

The week of May 21-28:

  • X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz, Kekla Magoon
  • Here in Harlem by Walter Dean Myers

Next Week

Home & blog

We’re back to Maryland on Sunday and Monday my husband leaves on a business trip. I’m going to spend the week catching up!

Blog Posts

  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • TBR Review: Millie’s Fling by Jill Mansell
  • Review
  • Sunday Post

What books did you collect last week? What are you planning next week?