Sunday Post – 1/07/2018

January 7, 2018 Sunday Post 10

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

We spent New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day quietly, and the next few days as well. Thursday, Mr. Bookwyrm and I flew home; fortunately, the mammoth nor’easter storm didn’t have much impact on our travel, since the snow was pretty light at BWI. Tasha-kitty is glad to have us back. She has a lot to say to us, but of course we don’t understand a meowrd of it.

Since then, it’s been several days of unpacking and trying to catch up: on laundry, phone messages, work, household chores, and everything else I let slide over the holidays. Including blogging. Going away for the holidays is lovely; coming home is… well, it’s lovely to come home, too, but sad to leave loved ones behind, especially Robin.

 

Last Week on the Blog

 

Upcoming on the Blog

 

The Backlist Reader Challenge 2018

The Backlist Reader Challenge

The sign-up linky for The Backlist Reader Challenge 2018 is live, and the challenge has begun! (Don’t worry, you can sign up anytime before December 2018.)

 

What I’m Reading/Watching

Reading: I finished both Bloodstains with Bronte by Katherine Bolger Hyde (ARC) and Promise Not To Tell (Jayne Ann Krentz; ARC; reread) and read Tempest (Beverly Jenkins; ARC.) That’s more ARCs in a week than I’ve read in a good long while; I hope to write all three reviews this coming week, and get back in the habit of reviewing soon after I finish a book. I also started A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn (ARC), and reread Oathbound (Mercedes Lackey) and started the sequel, Oathbreaker.

Listening to: I’ve been listening to some of the new albums I got for Christmas: Fifteen and Bright Morning Stars by the Wailin’ Jennys, Lux by Voces 8, and Light and Gold by Eric Whitacre. (I love his “The Seal Lullaby”!)  I need to get back to listening to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I stopped in the chapter about the first class with Umbridge, and I’m having trouble starting again. I hate Umbridge with a passion; it’s really hard to listen when she gaslights and torments Harry.

Watching: In those quiet post-New Year’s evenings, we watched Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, then the bonus disk about making the film, and finished off with The Martian. Both were gifts to Mr. Bookwyrm. We had seen both in the theaters, of course, but Robin hadn’t seen The Martian (though she had listened to the book); it was fun to see it with her.

 

New Additions to the Hoard

Cover links take you to Goodreads.

For Review or Review Consideration

I really didn’t need another review book, but Thomas Dunne Books very kindly put this up on NetGalley as a “Read Now” (in other words, no approval needed) in advance of book two coming out this February. Music and Labyrinth and “Erlkönig” and Christina Rosetti’s “Goblin Market” all intertwined in one book? Sounds irresistible.

Purchased for Kindle

 

Have a good week, and happy reading!

10 Responses to “Sunday Post – 1/07/2018”

  1. Literary Feline

    I am glad you didn’t run into any problems traveling home. The weather has been frightful in much of the U.S. I hope you are enjoying your reading. It looks like you have quite a few good books going. The cover of Winter Song is gorgeous! I can see why you couldn’t resist that one. I hope you enjoy your new books, Lark! Have a great week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Glad you liked the line! And I understand re Wintersong. I almost didn’t pick it up, and I probably shouldn’t have, but I couldn’t quite resist.

  2. Charlie

    So glad you didn’t have any problems coming back home! The Man’s parents didn’t get to come for their visit. :/ It’s nice to come back home and not have to “clean” anything but just take care of unpacking yourself and getting back to usual. Have a great week!

  3. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    Glad you were able to get home safely without any weather issues.
    I read Wintersong last year and had mixed feelings about it. It seemed to have all the elements I would love. But somehow I didn’t love it. I just wanted… more. I’m still up in the air if I will pick up the second book. I’ll be interested to see your thoughts on it since I seem to be very much in the minority.
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