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!
Happy New Year!
I wish you all a very happy New Year! And may it be a better year than 2016 was.
We lost so many “cultural icons” this year, many of them dear to our hearts, idols of our childhood and young adulthood. Politically and socially, it was also a difficult year. On a more personal note, I also lost an uncle and an aunt-by-marriage early in the year; my dad is the last of six siblings still living.
But it wasn’t entirely an annus horribilis; there were many joys as well. Our family spent several wonderful vacations with various sides of the extended family. Mr. Bookwyrm and I celebrated our 26th year of marriage. Robin has been doing wonderfully in college, and will graduate this year. Her writing is also going well: she had several poems and a creative nonfiction piece published or reprinted in literary journals — and her first SFF sale, a poem, will be published in Apex this month. And I am more than grateful that all four of my parents are in good health.
I pray that the year to come will bring us all more joys than sorrows… and plenty of good books to read!
Last Week on the Blog
- Sun. 12/25/16: Merry Christmas!
- Mon. 12/26/16: Day-After-Sunday Post (12/26/16)
- Sat. 12/31/16: News & Notes – 12/31/16
- Sat. 12/31/16: 2016 Year-End Challenge Wrap-Up
- Sun. 1/01/17: Happy New Year! – this post
I took a blogging break over the last few weeks and focused on family time. I’ll be doing the same over the next two weeks, until Robin returns to college, so the coming week’s schedule is a bit up in the air. I will be posting whenever I find the time.
Upcoming on the Blog
- Sun. 1/01/17: Happy New Year!
- Mon. 1/02/17: TBD
- Tues. 1/03/17: 2017 Debuts I’m Excited For – tentative
- Wed. 1/04/17: In the Dragon’s Eye – tentative
- Thur. 1/05/17: Shades of Milk and Honey – tentative
- Fri. 1/06/17: TBD
- Sat. 1/07/17: News & Notes – tentative
You can still sign up for The Backlist Reader Challenge! If you’re looking for a year-long challenge to read books from your TBR pile or list, this is the one! It will be a chance to get to some of those older titles you’ve been wanting to read. You can check out all the rules by clicking on the image above.
COYER Blackout began December 17. It’s hosted by Berls of Fantasy is More Fun, Michelle of Because Reading, and Stormi of Books, Movies, Reviews, Oh My! The rules are strict: only ebooks you owned or had requested prior to Dec. 17, that cost $0.99 or less. My goal is 12 books by March 3. So far, I’ve read 3 books that count toward COYER:
- A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L’Engle (ARC)
- Sacred Evil by Heather Graham ($0.99)
- A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn (ARC)
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I read the third Krewe of Hunters book, Sacred Evil (Heather Graham; Kindle), about a series of murders that resemble the Ripper killings — which almost got too gruesome for me — then turned to the newest Stephanie Laurens romance, Lord of the Privateers (Kindle preorder), for something a little lighter. I read Deana Raybourn’s second “Veronica Speedwell” mystery, A Perilous Undertaking (ARC), which is a lot of fun. And I finally finished Shades of Milk and Honey (Mary Robinette Kowal; purchased), which I loved.
Listening to: Christmas music, and movie soundtracks.
Watching: Mr. Bookwyrm, my step-dad, and I went to see Rogue One… on the same day Carrie Fisher died, which felt somewhat poignant. (I won’t spoil anything for those who haven’t seen it, but those of you who have seen the movie will understand why.)
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Nothing this week!
Purchased for Kindle
Happy New Year, and happy reading!