Sunday Post: Fun in Indiana

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

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

I’m having fun in Indiana with my daughter. We did a mini road trip south of Indianapolis last Sunday and it was so much fun. Beautiful area with rolling hills, lots of trees and autumn leaves. The leaves had mostly fallen from the trees, but it was still pretty. Apparently it’s a very popular area in October when the leaves are changing and still in the trees.

I’ve worked on cards during the week while my daughter is at work as well as doing some cooking. And taking the dogs out and throwing lots of balls! There was snow one day during the week and then it got very cold–down towards zero degrees Fahrenheit. It’s warmed up a little and with the sun the snow has melted.

This weekend my older daughter is visiting as well as a cousin and her teenage daughter. The teenage daughter is playing soccer with her team so a group of us relatives are watching her play both days. Brings back memories of my kids playing soccer. Both the games we are watching she has played inside in a huge complex with three indoor fields!

Blog Life

Last week
Next week
  • Can’t-Wait Wednesday
  • Book review
  • Sunday Post

My books

What I’m reading
  • A Bitter Feast by Deborah Crombie
  • The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
What I read recently
  • Thread Herrings by Lea Wait
Books I got recently

The Sound of Her Voice by Nathan Blackwell (ebook/purchased)

A Bitter Feast by Deborah Crombie (ebook/Library)

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes (audiobook/library)

What have you been doing? What are your plans for next week?

Sunday Post: It’s melting!

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

Really cold several days during the week, but this weekend it’s warmed into the 40’s and 50’s. A 70 degree difference! Lots of melting going on so now we have fog and lots of standing water.

Donnie goes home

My son arrived this weekend and is taking Donnie home with him. Donnie was so excited to see him Friday night! I will miss him lots, but he’s so happy to be reunited with my son. I’ll miss them both.  We’ve seen a lot of both of them this past year while they lived in the Midwest.

Television

We’ve watched the new Star Trek series. We watched season 1 again and have now started on season 2. I’m really enjoying it.

Blog life

I’m still working to get my reviews set up plus write a few more. And I’m slowly visiting other blogs and commenting. I’m also getting a few posts set up and scheduled ahead. I haven’t done that for a while and it’s a good feeling.

Recent posts
Next week
  • Upcoming releases I’m on the fence about
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Review
  • Sunday Post

My books

What I’m reading
  •  Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts by Lucy Dillon
What I read recently
  • Rack, Ruin and Murder by Ann Granger
  • Rocket Ship Galileo by Robert Heinlein
Books I got recently

Fractured Truth by Susan Furlong (hardback, library)

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik (audiobook, library)

And the Rest is History by Jodi Taylor (ebook, purchased)

Scavenger Alliance by Janet Edwards  (ebook, purchased)

Death by Committee by Alexis Morgan (ebook, purchased)

What have you been doing? What are your plans next week?

Sunday Post–snow starts to melt

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.

Home

It warmed up this week–upper 40’s–and a lot of our 10 inches of snow melted. On Sunday it’s supposed to get up to 55 degrees! We’re taking care of our daughter’s dogs this weekend since she’s gone for the weekend. They’ve had lots of fun running in the backyard that still has some snow. I got pictures of them chasing each other!

Earlier in the week I saw a couple of wild turkeys in our yard and got a photo of them. Luckily they haven’t come back since the dogs are here. Juneau, the yellow lab, loves to chase the squirrels and she’s come close to catching them. It wouldn’t be good for the turkeys!

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Television

We’re still watching quite a few different Olympic sports and enjoying them. I’m always in awe of the athletes. We watched another episode of Altered Carbon, too. I’m trying to have us just watch a couple of episodes a week so we have the show around for awhile. I think we have three or four episodes left.

Blog

I’ve decided to do some reading challenges this year and I’m excited about them since I didn’t do any last year. However, some of the challenges require reviews so I’ve decided to do mini reviews. I’ll have to see how that works out!

I’ve created an Instagram account and am learning what I have to do for that. Of course, almost all my books are digital–ebooks or audiobooks–so it’s kind of hard to upload photos of my books! But I’ve uploaded a few other photos. I will connect it to my blog sometime this week.

Last week
Next week
  • Tell Me Something Tuesday
  • Can’t-Wait Wednesday
  • mini review
  • Sunday Post

My books

What I’m reading

White Nights by Ann Cleeves

Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny

What I read last week

Nothing finished

Books I got this week

Diamond Girl by Julie Mulhern

Meddling and Murder by Ovidia Yu

Wish Me Home by Kay Bratt (Kindle Unlimited)

A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee (audiobook)

Take Out by Margaret Maron (audiobook)

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia (audiobook)

A Rare Book of Cunning Device by Ben Aaronovitch (audiobook)

P.S. from Paris by Marc Levy (audiobook)

Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny (library audiobook)

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (library audiobook)

What did you do last week?