The Sunday Post is hosted by the wonderful Kimba, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week, take a look ahead, and showcase our new treasures—I mean books!
Mr. Bookwyrm joined us in Salt Lake City early in the week. We visited the Hogle Zoo, and had dinner out with my dad and stepmother, my aunt, and several of my cousins. Wednesday and Thursday, we drove down to my mom and stepdad’s house in New Mexico. Friday we celebrated my sort-of-nephew’s birthday (his family and ours are close friends, so my parents consider him and his sister like extra grandchildren.) This week, there will be a birthday party for Robin, plenty of hanging out with family (and playing Pounce, our favorite card game!), plus visits to her vision therapist/eye doctor and other necessary back-to-college stuff—all before she heads off at the end of the week for her final year in college.
Two more pieces of good news: our housesitter says there are no more ants! Huzzah! It took removing the window moulding and spraying inside the wall, but Orkin’s final visit, the morning before I left, seems to have done the trick at last. And I forgot to mention in last Sunday’s post that contrary to all expectations, one of our kitty Tasha’s tumors has shrunk. It’s not likely to go away, but we’ll take all the improvement and all the extra time we can get. None of us expected her to live this long after her cancer diagnosis last November, so we are delighted that she’s doing so well.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sun. 8/07/16: Family and More Family: Sunday Post
- Sun. 8/07/16: Where There’s A Will, There’s a Witch: Midsummer Night’s Mischief – TOUR
- Mon. 8/08/16: Death at the Day Lily Cafe (Wendy Sand Eckel)
- Tues. 8/09/16: Once a Rancher (Linda Lael Miller)
- Wed. 8/10/16: In the Dragon’s Eye: Elite (Mercedes Lackey)
- Sat. 8/13/16: News & Notes – 8/13/16
- Sun. 8/14/16: And More Family Time: Sunday Post 8/14/16 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Mon. 8/15/16: Family Tree (Susan Wiggs)
- Tues. 8/16/16: Top Ten Books Set in an Alternate Universe – tentative
- Wed. 8/17/16: TBD
- Thurs. 8/18/16: TBD
- Fri. 8/19/16: TBD
- Sat. 8/20/16: News & Notes – very tentative
- Sun. 8/14/16: Sunday Post – very tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished Family Time by Susan Wiggs (ARC), which I really enjoyed, and re-read two historical romances. Between spending time with both sets of my parents and other extended family, two days of driving, and watching the Olympics, I haven’t had a lot of time to read.
Listening: We listened to a few Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me podcasts during our drive from Utah to New Mexico, but other than that, I haven’t been listening to much of anything recently.
Watching: The Olympics, of course! Not religiously, but I’ve seen some of the women’s gymnastics and a fair bit of the swimming so far, as well as a smattering of volleyball, trampoline, and diving.
Robin and I went to see the new Ghostbusters movie in Salt Lake City, and the three of us plus my brother-in-law saw Star Trek: Beyond on Saturday. I loved them both, and I thought the Star Trek movie was far better than the last two Star Trek reboot movies combined. I hope to get reviews for both movies written soon.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Nothing this week!
Purchased for Kindle
As usual, these were all on sale. I’ve read The Monogram Murders as an ARC (review), but the others are new to me. Blackout was recommended to both me and Robin by a friend.