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!
I was a little under the weather this week, so didn’t get as much reading and reviewing done as I’d hoped. We’ve also been dealing with an ant invasion; Orkin has now been here twice and they’re still not completely gone. Fortunately, they’re only little black sugar ants, but they’re persistent and there are a lot of them!
Speaking of bugs, our family vacation to Mammoth Cave National Park this coming week hit a major snag on Thursday when the owner of the cottage we were renting discovered bedbugs. He’s getting the place sprayed, but because of the spray, no one can be there for two weeks. My sisters-in-law and I scrambled around for other options, but there was nothing available for a large family anywhere near the Park. So instead, we are all going to a very rustic (but air-conditioned) cabin in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. There will be 10 or 11 of us: my husband’s sister and brother-in-law, brother and sister-in-law, their mostly adult children (except one or possibly two nephews), and the three of us. I’m looking forward to spending time with the family, but not looking forward to the heat and humidity… especially with the entire country, more or less, in the grip of a heat wave. At least the cabin has AC. However, it doesn’t have wireless, so I’ll be mostly offline this coming week.
I’m trying to get some posts scheduled before we leave, and catch up on comments, but if I don’t get to your comment until I get back, please forgive me!
Last Week on the Blog
- Mon. 7/18: 7th Blogoversary Giveaway #3: The Dragonriders of Pern – plus review
- Tues. 7/19: – Fifteen Mysteries Set Outside the U.S. – Top Ten Tuesday
- Fri. 7/22: Death in Alaska: Deadly Fate by Heather Graham – review
- Sat. 7/23: News & Notes – 7/23/16
- Sun. 7/24: Sunday Post – 7/24/16 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Mon. 7/25: Blogoversary giveaway #4
- Tues. 7/26: Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want to Do/Learn
- Wed. 7/27: TBD
- Thur. 7/28: Blogoversary giveaway #5
- Fri. 7/29: TBD
- Sat. 7/30: News & Notes 7/23/16 – tentative
- Sun. 7/31: Sunday Post 7/24/16 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I ended up re-reading some more historical romances, and re-read River Road by Jayne Ann Krentz. I started Death at the Day Lily Cafe but have had a hard time concentrating on much of anything, to be honest. Maybe while I’m on vacation I can make better progress on some of my ARCs!
Watching: I watched two more Poirot mysteries this week (“Cards on the Table” and “After the Funeral.”) I do want to get back to Avatar: The Last Airbender, though—I want to finish season 2 before Robin goes back to college! She and I can watch some while we’re visiting my folks out West.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Many thanks to Berkley!
Purchased for Kindle
I’m doing better at keeping the purchases down this week! The two classics and the Liliana Hart mystery were free. I had to try the mystery because it’s set in the county where I live… although I think the author took quite a bit of poetic license. I’ve read and reviewed River Road from the library but wanted it for my Kindle, so I bought it when the price dropped (and promptly reread it!)