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!
We arrived home midweek and I’ve been playing catch-up ever since… especially vacuuming the floors and furniture. The amount of fur generated by two shorthair cats in a month would astound you! Tasha was never a huge shedder, but because of the tumor under her tongue, she’s no longer grooming herself as much or as well. We’ve gotten about a guinea-pig size clump of hair off her so far, over several days of occasional brushing — and that’s in addition to what she has left on the floors, chairs, and bed.. (She doesn’t tolerate brushing well, due to her arthritis, so it will be a week or two before we’ve gotten her coat back to normal.) Thomas has always been a fur factory; I can get several brushfuls of fur a day from his coat at the best of times. Heaven knows how he generates it so fast!
Robin has been going through her belongings, pruning what she no longer needs and choosing what to leave here and what she’ll want when she moves in with my parents after graduation in May. It’s going to be hard to let her go (even though she’s been away at college for three-and-a-half years now), but we’re glad she’ll have the support of family as she eases into adulting. She’ll be tutoring and doing some freelance writing. Meanwhile, we’re trying to squeeze in time for her to see all her friends before she leaves for the spring semester.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sun. 1/01/17: Happy New Year!
- Mon. 1/02/17: 2017 Challenges & Goals
- Thur. 1/05/17: Shades of Milk and Honey – review
- Sat. 1/07/17: News & Notes – 1/07/2017
- Sun. 1/08/17: Sunday Post – 1/08/2017 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Mon. 1/09/17: Spin to Knit – review
- Tues. 1/10/17: Top 10 2016 Releases I Wanted to Read But Haven’t Gotten To Yet
- Wed. 1/11/17: TBD
- Thur. 1/12/17: A Perilous Undertaking – tentative
- Fri. 1/13/17: The Elusive Elixir – tentative
- Sat. 1/14/17: News & Notes – 1/14/2017 – tentative
The Backlist Reader Challenge 2017: 9/24
The Backlist Reader Challenge runs all year (and is hosted here on The Bookwyrm’s Hoard.) It’s a chance to focus on those older titles you’ve been wanting to read. You can check out all the rules by clicking on the image above. And we have our first review linked! Congratulations to Dana of Much Madness is Divinest Sense.
COYER Blackout (2016-17): 7/12
COYER Blackout began December 17 and runs through Mar. 3. 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. 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: Between packing to come home, traveling, and unpacking and cleaning once we got here, I haven’t read much this week. I did reread The Skies of Pern and started rereading The Dolphins of Pern, both by Anne McCaffrey. I also read a book on spinning, Spin to Knit, and started a second — I’m determined to learn to use my new drop spindle (a Christmas gift, since a spinning wheel is not in the budget at this point.) I’m still reading The Elusive Elixir (Gigi Pandian; ARC), and I’ve made a little more headway with Tempest (Valdemar anthology; ARC.) But I haven’t gotten back to Lady Claire Is All That yet (Maya Rodale; ARC.)
Listening to: not much
Watching: Nothing, really.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Thank you to Harlequin!
Purchased for Kindle
Have a great week, and happy reading!