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 Easter to those celebrating it today, and Happy Passover to those celebrating it this week! Alas, I missed the entirety of Holy Week services due to a bad cold. I’m hoping to make it to church today, but we’ll see.
I’ve also been working hard all week, but should be done with the current job early this week… just in time to start on three more. I’m hoping for a bit of a break in May, and some time to catch up on other parts of my life, like the house—which is in dire need of some attention!
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 3/25/2018
- Dear Dear Fahrenheit 451—A Breakup Letter – review
- Waiting On… April New Releases
- Sunday Post – 4/01/2018 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Real-Life Organizing (Cassandra Aarssen) – review
- News & Notes – 4/07/2018 – tentative
- Sunday Post – 4/08/2018 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished Bellewether (Susanna Kearsley; ARC), which I loved. I also read Real Life Organizing, which I got from the library last weekend–because, gentle reader, I am in dire need of organizing intervention! And I reread the Circle Trilogy by Nora Roberts. Now I’m reading Someone to Care by Mary Balogh (ARC) and rereading Nora Roberts’ Inn BoonsBoro trilogy.
I need to get back to The Slow Regard of Silent Things, by Patrick Rothfuss, which I am slowly savoring.
Listening to: I’m re-listening to Tamora Pierce’s Immortals quartet, finishing Wolf-Speaker and starting Emperor Mage this week.
Watching: A few spinning tutorials on YouTube, but nothing else.
March Challenge Update
The Take Control of Your TBR Pile challenge is over. I read eight books from my TBR pile this month, so I surpassed my goal of six books.
Goodreads Challenge: I started the week six or seven books behind schedule. Now I’m only one book behind. (I would be ahead, but since my Kindle version of Nora Roberts’ Circle Trilogy is a 3-in-1 volume, it only counted for one book instead of three. Ditto the Arrows of the Queen trilogy by Mercedes Lackey.) I’ve read 47 books so far this year, of which 25 were rereads. (That’s 51 and 29, if you count the 3-in-1 books as three each, instead of one each.) That’s a pretty typical ratio of new vs. reread titles for me.
The Backlist Reader Challenge: I’m not doing so well on the challenge I’m hosting. With a quarter of the year already gone, I’ve only read and reviewed one qualifying book so far. My goal was 30 books, so I’d better buckle down and start reading!
The Blogger Shame Challenge: My goal is to read and review 10 “older” ARCs this year. So far, I’ve read and reviewed two, which puts me behind but not by much.
You can see my current status on all reading challenges here, with links to my reviews.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Purchased for Kindle
The only ones I’ve read before are McCaffrey’s The Ship Who Sang and the Inspector Thanet mysteries, and I haven’t read any of those in at least 15 or 20 years. I did start The Waking Land last year, but had to send it back to the library before I finished it (and my ARC had a glitch.)