The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves-November 3rd Edition

 

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba of The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  This is a weekly meme where we can share news of the week and highlight new books received.

Ugh!  Had a very challenging week.  To get things kicked off, we got the unpleasant news that we need to purchase a new furnace.  The heat exchanger on our current unit is broken, and it’s not cost effective to replace it.  The furnace is 22 years old, and we’ve made it limp along for a few winters, but I’m really bummed that we finally have to make this expensive purchase.  Ouch.  I was referred to a furnace guy from a co-worker, and after I decide which features we absolutely have to have, I’ll give him the go ahead to replace the old furnace.  Space heaters are keeping things toasty for now, and I expect to have everything installed in the next week or two. Good thing it’s not supposed to get too cold before then. UGH!

I had an asthma check that was so bad I don’t even want to think about it.  Suffice it to say – the doctor’s office has some serious issues.  They forgot I was in the room waiting for a flu shot and the doctor to go over the test results with me.  He was stuck in the room next door with a very loud, very talkative patient who wouldn’t let him leave the room.  At least I was able to read, uninterrupted, for a while, but – REALLY?!

Friday I woke up to – no power! Again!  What a crappy start to the day.  Things have been very busy at work; I’m working on insurance renewals, month end, and still catching up from vacation.  Having to head off in the darkness, without a refreshing shower, pretty much ruined the whole day.  What was most annoying about it?  Only about 10 houses on the block didn’t have power.  Everyone else – business as usual!

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New Arrivals at the Café:

Thrown by Colette Auclair

Contagion by Tim Lebbon

The Time-Traveling Fashionista and Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile by Bianca Turetsky

A Breath of Frost by Alyxandra Harvey

Falling For Mr. Wrong by Inara Scott

Ice Forged by Gail Z Martin (This was a Daily Deal at Amazon)

Roman Holiday 1-Chained by Ruthie Knox

Fates by Lanie Bross

Asking for Trouble by Tessa Bailey

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The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves–October 27th Edition

 

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Wow, it’s almost Halloween!  Which means it’s almost Thanksgiving, and then it’s time for the holidays!  I am totally geeked for December – in addition to being my birth month, we are packing our bags and going to my favorite vacation spot – Disney World!  Despite being the most expensive place on Earth, both Dean and I enjoy aimlessly strolling around EPCOT, snacking on Mickey Bars, and trying out the many delicious restaurants.  I can hardly wait to get there!  This is the first time we will be visiting in December; we usually go over Thanksgiving weekend.  I’m curious to see what the crowds are like.

Do you have travel plans this winter? Where are you going?  And are you planning any Halloween festivities?  I’ll be hanging out at home, trying to keep the puppers from barking their fool little heads off at all of the little trick or treaters.

On an administrative note: Feedburner hasn’t been sending my daily emails to subscribers for almost a month, so I am researching alternatives.  If you have any suggestions, please let me know!  I tried Feedcat, but had several problems with it, so that has been crossed off my list.

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New Arrivals at the Café:

This is two week’s worth of books.  I came back from OKC to a sizeable stack of packages, so thank you to the publishers for sending them!

The Rule of Three by Eric Walters

The Golden City by J Kathleen Cheney (YAY!)

The Osiris Curse by Paul Crilley

The Unidentified Redhead by Alice Clayton (This has been getting a lot of love, so I’m interested to check it out)

White Trash Damaged by Teresa Mummert

Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

Darkness Splintered by Keri Arthurs

Stonecast by Anton Strout

Beautiful Player by Christina Lauren

The God Tattoo by Tom Lloyd

Battling Boy by Paul Pope

 

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The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves–OKC Edition

 

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I am jetting back home after a fun week in OKC.  Elle and Sarah had a good show.  They didn’t place high in the ribbons, but they had steady classes.  Elle was one of the youngest horses in her classes, and Sarah had only shown her at one other show during the summer, so I am looking forward to seeing them together next year.  Yup, Sarah asked if she could lease her again next show season, and because I am still struggling a little with Pixie, I agreed to let her take the point again.  After a winter of getting to know Elle better, they should have more solid performances.  I’m very excited for next show season!

I didn’t bring my camera, so I don’t have any pictures, but I do have a video that I will try to load up next week.

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New Arrivals at the Café:

None – I wasn’t home!

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The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves–Vacation Edition!

 

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We made it to OKC!  Friday was a long, long day (didn’t get to our hotel until 2am and had to be up again early!) but things have settled down and now I am just chilling, watching beautiful Morgan horses and reading.  Also enjoying the company of good friends.  Elle shows undersaddle tomorrow, and I am looking forward to seeing her and Sarah go.  Big classes and lots of competition for both of them.  Naturally, Elle chose the month of October to grow another couple of inches – like she wasn’t tall enough!!! – so she is a little awkward going with her rear a little higher than her withers.  She is now larger than Blondie, and Blondie was a big girl. 

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The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves

 

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba of The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  This is a weekly meme where we can share news of the week and highlight new books received.

GAH!!! I leave for OKC next Friday, and I am so not ready to go!  The upcoming work week will be a challenge as I squeeze two weeks of work into one.  The only thing more stressful than flying is getting everything taken care of at work before I go on vacation!

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The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves–It’s Almost October! Edition

 

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba of The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  This is a weekly meme where we can share news of the week and highlight new books received.

Here’s an update for the past two weeks.  First, I can’t believe it’s almost October.  I leave for OKC and the Grand National Morgan Horse Show in a little less than two weeks.  I am so looking forward to relaxing while watching the best Morgan horses in the country that are showcased in the competition.

I took the puppers to a private training lesson last week.  Bumble was pulling me during our walks, and totally ignoring me.  Rachel showed me some things to try with him, and I was AMAZED at how quickly and how well they worked.  He still needs a lot of work, but when I took them to the park for our walkie, they were both much improved.  I am so excited to work on some of his other trouble areas, especially how he reacts to other dogs.  He gets so nervous and thinks that he has to protect his little pack from danger, and I don’t like him to be so stressed out.  They go back for another lesson after OKC, but in the meantime, I will continue to work on improving his walking habits, and both of their listening skills.  When I ask them to come to me, I need them to pay attention to me!  Do any of you have problem areas with your dogs that you’d like to work on?

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The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves–September 15th Edition

 

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba of The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  This is a weekly meme where we can share news of the week and highlight new books received.

Last week wasn’t one of my better ones.  Trusty DTE once again had power lines come down during a storm, and we didn’t have power part of the week.  Better yet, I had appointments scheduled, so I got to meet people without the benefit of a shower.  Ugh!  If DTE would spend some of the billions they make gouging us on energy costs and trim a few trees once in a while, maybe we wouldn’t have to suffer through outages several times a year.  Since we are on a well, when there is no power, we have no water.  I don’t even want to think about the food I had to toss, because I didn’t trust it after being in the fridge for two days with no electricitySad smile

Hope you had a better week!  As least I got some awesome books to make the bad memories of getting ready for work by Kindle light a fading memory.

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New Arrivals at the Café:

The Savage Dead by Joe McKinney (ZOMIBES)

His by Christmas by Kaitlin O’Riley

The Scroll of Years by Chris Willrich

A Dance of Cloaks by David Dalglish

Rumor Has It by Jill Shalvis

Head Over Heels (A Lucky Harbor Novel) by  Jill Shalvis ($1.99 for Kindle)

Run To You by Rachel Gibson

Confessions of Love by Melissa Blue

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Haunted Chemistry by Lindsey Loucks

Playing Dirty by Jennifer Echols

Wish Upon a Star by Michelle McLean

One Thousand and One Nights by Ruth Browne (More ZOMBIE!)

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The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves–September 8th Edition

 

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba of The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  This is a weekly meme where we can share news of the week and highlight new books received.

Yesterday was my niece’s 8th birthday party.  Happy birthday, kiddo! Hope you enjoy all of your gifts!  She is into American Girl right now; I think they are kind of creepy looking dolls, so I gave her some books about spies.  She can even make her own DNA with the spy kit I found, so when she gets bored changing her doll’s shoes, she can dabble into scientific experiments.

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New Arrivals at the Café:

Stir Me Up by Sabrina Elkins

Made of Stars by Kelley York

The Outside by Laura Bickle

Once She Was Tempted by Anne Barton

To All The Rakes I’ve Loved Before by Anne Barton

Open Flame by Lacy Danes

Midnight Secretary by Tomu Ohmi

Never Desire a Duke by Lily Dalton

Secrets and Sins Malachim by Naima Simone

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