Happy Birthday, Mom! (Sunday Post – 3/20/16)

March 20, 2016 Sunday Post 8

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!

My Week

A horrendous cold laid me low for much of the week, but fortunately, it was mostly over by the time we flew out to spend a long weekend celebrating my mom’s 80th birthday. You wouldn’t believe she’s 80 if you saw her; she looks and moves like she’s at least 10 or 15 years younger — the result of a lifetime of taking good care of herself both physically and mentally/spiritually/emotionally. My sister and her husband, our niece and nephew and their significant others, and our daughter all joined us; we’re staying in a beautiful rented house nestled against the mountain, with a gorgeous view of the city and valley below. And we’re having a lovely time just hanging out together, laughing, talking, playing cards, and eating favorite family recipes.


Last Week on the Blog



Upcoming on the Blog

  • Mon 3/21: Kindle Update — Urgent
  • Tues-Thurs: TBD 
  • Fri. 3/25: TOUR: A Clue in the Stew, with Guest Post by Connie Archer
  • Sat. 3/26: News & Notes 3/26/16
  • Sun. 3/27: Sunday Post 3/27/16


What I’m Reading/Watching

I finally finished The Case of the Missing Morris Dancer (Cathy Ace; ARC). I also re-read three Anne McCaffrey books: To Ride Pegasus, Pegasus in Flightand Pegasus in Space. I’m nearly done with The Cracked Spine (Paige Shelton; ARC). Next up is The Clue in the Stew (Connie Archer; ARC.)


New Additions to the Hoard

Cover links take you to Goodreads.

 For Review or Review Consideration
Thank you to Berkley and Great Escapes Tours for both mysteries, and River Grove Books for the (virtual) coloring book!


Purchased for Kindle

I’ve read the three McCaffrey books before, but wanted to reread them. (Sorry to disappoint, but Pegasus is a metaphor; they’re not actually about winged horses.) The first two were on sale, as were It’s In His Kiss and Icy ClutchesThe Marriage of Mary Russell is a short story.

Have a wonderful week, and happy reading!

8 Responses to “Happy Birthday, Mom! (Sunday Post – 3/20/16)”

  1. Lola

    Happy birthday to your mom! That’s great she’s still in such good health at her age. I hope you’ll have a great weekend and enjoy the time spent with your family.
    Those cozies you got for review look great! And a virtual colouring book, how does that work? Do you have to print the pages yourself? I hope you’ll have a great week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thank you; I’ll pass along your birthday wishes. We’ve been having a lovely time; I hardly want it to end! But Robin went back to school tonight, and everyone else leaves tomorrow, including us.

      I think the virtual coloring book is just for reviewing — I mean, I’m supposed to look over the pictures and review those, but I won’t actually be able to color them. (Though I suppose I could try to print a page, but I think the DRM protecction would probably make that impossible.)

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      That’s a good question! Obviously, I can’t talk about the paper quality or how it takes ink, colored pencil, etc. But I can review the pictures, and whether they would appeal to me to color.

  2. Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders

    That is great that your mom is so with it! I’m sure she thoroughly enjoyed the big visit for her big day. There is something going around here (not sure if it’s virus or just colds). Glad you recovered before the big bash!