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!
Today is the first day of rehearsal for my choruses! I’m looking forward to seeing “my kids” and getting started. It’s always a joy to work with them—one of the highlights of my week!
Blogwise, I managed to respond to about 48 backlogged comments in one day, which made me feel really chuffed. I’m not completely caught up (by a long chalk), but I’m caught up all the way back through the end of July! In the process, I discovered to my dismay this week that 9 or 10 comments from some of you who comment regularly had gone into my spam folder for no apparent reason. They stretched back into August, but most were from September. Before that, Akismet was always really good at determining what was and wasn’t spam, making only a few mistakes per year. I promise I’ll be checking that spam folder a lot more frequently from now on!
Last Week on the Blog
- Mon. 9/26/16: Snowfall on Haven Point (Thayne) – tour review
- Tues. 9/27/16: – Top Books on My 2016 Fall TBR List
- Wed. 9/28/16: The Sea King’s Daughter: A Russian Legend – review
- Thurs. 9/29/16: Death of a Reenactor: Darkest Journey (Graham) – review
- Sat. 10/01/16: News & Notes – 10/01/16
- Sun. 10/02/16: Sunday Post – 10/02/16 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Mon. 10/03/16: TBD
- Tues. 10/04/16: – Top Ten Tuesday: All About the Villains – tentative
- Wed. 10/05/16: TBD
- Thurs. 10/06/16: TBD
- Fri. 10/07/16: Christmas in Eternity Springs (March) – tour
- Sat. 10/08/16: News & Notes – tentative
- Sun. 10/09/16: Sunday Post – tentative
The Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon (Sept. 12 – 26) was pretty much a bust for me, darn it. I’ve been too much of a mood reader recently, and I just wasn’t able to make myself stick to TBR books the way I’d hoped. It’s weird, because the previous week, I plowed through four or five of them. How I did on my goals: I did actually read more than 6 books during the 2-week Read-a-thon, but only one was from my TBR list (Christmas in Eternity Springs.). Instead, I re-read old favorites, something I tend to binge on when I’m under stress. I start Hamilton: The Revolution, which was on my TBR list, but I had to return it to the library before I finished it. I had also wanted to write the reviews for the books I read, which didn’t happen either. I’m labeling this challenge a FAIL.
The Blog Ahead Challenge started yesterday. My goal is 15 posts “ahead” by the end of October. Because the next few weeks are pretty hectic with work and chorus stuff, I’ll be happy just to stay on top of each week’s posts… but come mid-October, I’ll buckle down and try to produce a good cushion of scheduled posts for November and beyond.
What I’m Reading/Watching
I finished rereading The Complete Arrows Trilogy (purchased), still among my favorites of her Valdemar books. Hopefully I can get a review written up soon. I started a couple of ARCs: The Sea King’s Daughter, a beautiful picture book (read and reviewed), and A Terrible Beauty by Tasha Alexander (which I’m still in the middle of.) I’m rereading A Discovery of Witches throughout October for the Real-Time Read-Along. And I still need to get back to Shades of Milk and Honey, the first in the Glamourist Histories by Mary Robinette Kowal (purchased.)
I’m still listening to Made in America by Bill Bryson. If it seems like this book keeps going on forever, well… my iPod doesn’t hold a charge very well any more, so I keep picking it up to listen and discovering that I have no battery left. I have the iPod Classic, and I love it because it holds so much. None of the newer iPod models hold 160 GB, so I can’t exactly replace it. (I don’t have a smartphone, so my iPod is it as far as listening on-the-go.)
We’re still watching the Poirot mysteries starring David Suchet, but we skipped Hallowe’en Party to save it for Halloween week. Instead, we watched Murder on the Orient Express, and started The Shannara Chronicles last night. During a few of my lunch breaks, I started watching Avatar: The Last Airbender again, picking up where I had left off in Season 2. They’re fun and short, so they make a nice break from work!
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Many thanks to Skyhook Press.
Purchased for Kindle