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!
Mr. Bookwyrm was on travel most of the week, so I was on my own. Not that I had nothing to do! I went to town three times in four days, once for a routine doctor visit and twice for physical therapy on my shoulder, which really ate up my afternoons. I spent the rest of the time spinning, knitting, reading or listening to audiobooks, cuddling the cat, writing reviews and responding to blog comments, and trying to purge my wardrobe. It ended up less of a purge and more of a minor cleanup, but I did manage to give or throw away about 10 or 15 percent of my closet.
Mr. Bookwyrm got home Friday evening, and I’m enjoying being together for the weekend. The house feels oddly empty when he’s away on travel, more so than when he’s just at work for the day. When he’s home, even if we’re not doing something together, I love knowing he’s just across the room or down the hall.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 7/22/2018
- Murder on the Orient Express (starring Kenneth Brannagh) – review
- WIP Wednesday
- The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley – audio review
- News & Notes – 7/28/2018
- Sunday Post – 7/29/2018– this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- In the Dragon’s Eye: August 2018 New Releases
- All Night Long (Jayne Ann Krentz) – review
- Popular Books That Lived Up To the Hype – Top Ten Tuesday
- WIP Wednesday – tentative
- Bellewether (Susanna Kearsley) – review, tentative
- News & Notes – 8/04/2018 – tentative
- Sunday Post –8/05/2018 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I reread Heart Sight (Robin D. Owens), an ARC that I didn’t get around to reviewing back in 2017. I bought and read Flowers and Foul Play (Amanda Flower), since I have the ARC of book 2 coming up. Currently I’m rereading Bellewether (Susanna Kearsley, ARC) so I can write the review I should have written last spring. I also read a few more short stories from The Underwater Ballroom (anthology; ARC), and I’m still slowly working my way through Year of Wonder: Classical Music for Every Day (ARC.)
Listening: I finished listening to Susanna Kearsley’s The Shadowy Horses, which I loved so much that I started right in on The Firebird by the same author. (See my book haul for more about these books!)
Watching: I watched Tintin for the third time, and I started Anne with an E on Netflix. So far, I’ve only watched the first episode. It is filmed partly on Prince Edward Island, so the scenery is gorgeous, and the actors are well-cast so far. Most of them look and sound much as I’ve pictured them from years of reading and rereading the books, which is very satisfying. The first episode stays pretty close to the book, though the ending threw in a surprising departure. I’m interested to see how they resolve it in episode 2.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Purchased in Print
I’m so excited—Susanna Kearsley is coming to our regional library on August 5, touring her newest book, Bellewether! I already have signed copies of three of her other books from a previous tour, but I’ve enjoyed these two books so much on audio that I bought physical copies so she could sign them. I got them ahead of time, because I couldn’t be sure there would be copies of these books available at the signing. Of course I plan to buy Bellewether at the signing: a copy for me and one or two meant for gifts.
Purchased for Kindle