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!
Two weeks ago: Following her graduation, we put in three days of hard work to get Robin (and her roommates) packed up and the house clean. Wednesday, May 10, we loaded up our rented van and took Robin and her stuff to my parents’ house in New Mexico, and helped her move in there. She’ll be living with them for a bit: tutoring, writing, and looking into grad schools. We celebrated her graduation with a wonderful family party on Saturday. Mr. Bookwyrm and I flew home early Sunday morning (May 14.) It’s not the way I would have chosen to spend Mother’s Day — leaving both my mom and daughter at 5:00 in the morning — but Mr. Bookwyrm needed to get back to work. (Neither of us realized it was Mother’s Day when we bought the airline tickets.)
Last week: Once home, I started to slowly catch up on the housework and spring cleaning that didn’t get done while I was sick. (If you missed it, I’ve had mono since sometime in March. I’m finally recovering, and my energy level is definitely improving, though I am not quite back to normal yet.) I’m trying to catch up on blogging and writing reviews, since I had zero time for that the previous week. I got three reviews written this week, and one posted. And I’ll be trying to make more time for writing, knitting, spinning, and/or sewing; I feel like I’ve been neglecting my creative side for months.
Speaking of creative: one of Robin’s pieces recently won the fiction prize for Albion, a national undergraduate literary journal. That makes her third literary award this year!
Last Two Weeks on the Blog
- Graduation Weekend! (Sunday Post, 5/07/17)
- The Redemption of Althalus (David & Leigh Eddings) – review
- News & Notes – 5/20/17
- Catching Up—Sunday Post – 5/21/2017 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- News & Notes – 5/27/2017
- Sunday Post – 5/28/2017
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: Again, I had a lot going on the second week of May, so I didn’t get much reading done. I finished rereading Jayne Castle’s Harmony series. And I read the new Stephanie Laurens romance that showed up on my Kindle; I’d forgotten that I had preordered it, but it made a nice break when I needed some downtime. This past week, I reread David Eddings’ The Redemption of Althalus for the first time in close to a decade. I finally finished Escape to You (Jennifer Ryan; ARC) and started Hospitality and Homicide (Lynn Cahoon; ARC.)
Eventually I’ll get back to The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre (Gail Carson Levine; ARC) and all the other ARCs I’m supposed to be reading. (Especially now that the Clean Sweep Challenge is going on!)
Listening to: Hidden Figures, by Margo Lee Shetterly. I’m about a quarter of the way through.
Watching: Robin and Mr. Bookwyrm went to Guardians of the Galaxy 2 after we finished cleaning and packing up the girls’ rental, but I was too tired. And since we got home, Mr. Bookwyrm has been working late, so the Father Brown mysteries are on hold; we’ve only watched one or two. We’re still in season 1.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Many thanks to Berkley, Kensington, Harlequin, and St. Martin’s Press!
Purchased for Kindle – in the last three weeks!
Lots of books! I didn’t post any of my purchases in the 5/07 Sunday Post, so they’re included here.
I’ve bought these over the last three weeks, almost all of them on sale except A Court of Wings and Ruin (for Robin, though I’ll read it eventually), the second Trials of Apollo book, and An Irresistible Alliance, all of which were preordered. I also bought 16 Agatha Christie mysteries on sale! (There were 25 on sale this time, but I had bought 9 of them the last time they went on sale.) At this point, I’m ready to let go of all my Agatha Christie paperbacks and just go with Kindle. The print is too small in half those paperbacks, anyway.