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!
Phew, it’s been a busy week here! In addition to work, I finished putting together the rehearsal CDs for my choruses to practice at home, voted on Tuesday, and tackled Mount Washmore. Next week is going to be really hairy, because I’m behind schedule on my indexing project, and I’ll have to catch up to make the deadline.
I’ve been wanting to get back to exercising and eating better, and I made a little bit of a start this week. I got in a couple of walks, and cut back on the sweets now that the Halloween candy is out of the house. It’s not a lot yet, but it’s a start!
Last Week on the Blog
- Mon. 11/02: Marry Me at Christmas (Susan Mallery) – review
- Wed. 11/04: In the Dragon’s Eye: Winter – Waiting on Wednesday
- Thurs. 11/05: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer (Rick Riordan) – review
- Fri. 11/06: Garden of Lies (Amanda Quick) – review
- Sat. 11/07: News & Notes – 11/07/15
- Sun. 11/08: Sunday Post – 11/08/15 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Mon. 11/09: Home by Nightfall (Charles Finch) – review
- Tues. 11/10: Ten Movie Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To – Top Ten Tuesday
- Wed. 11/11: In the Dragon’s Eye: Away in a Manger – Waiting on Wednesday
- Thurs. 11/12: TBD
- Fri. 11/13: Reading Speed and the Cost of Books
- Sat. 11/14: News & Notes – 11/14/15
- Sun. 11/15: Sunday Post – 11/15/15
What I’m Reading/Watching
Early in the week, I was having a lot of trouble settling down to any particular book. I did finish Forever Your Earl (Eva Leigh), which was quite enjoyable. I finally got back to listening to The Night Circus, and I’ve made really good progress with that. I started Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier — I’m feeling a need to get back to adult fantasy. It’s wonderful so far (thank you to my lovely sister, who gave it to me!) But late in the week, due to work-related stress, I also needed the comfort of a familiar friend, so I re-read Catherine Aird’s The Stately Home Murder. And when insomnia paid me a visit two nights running, I ended up plowing through two more of my ARCs: A Cold Creek Christmas Story (Raeanne Thayne) and The Last Chance Christmas Ball, an anthology of related stories by a number of historical romance writers.
It hasn’t been a big television week. I watched an episode or two of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine with Mr. Bookwyrm, but that’s about it.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
Many thanks to Sourcebooks for this one! I have a signed copy, but they put a “Read Now” copy on NetGalley because the book was nominated as for a Goodreads Choice Award in historical fiction. Since it’s easier for me to read at night on my Kindle (and I selfishly want to keep my signed copy nice!), I downloaded it.
Purchased for Kindle
Heartsong Cottage was preordered months before I was given an ARC. The others were all on sale, except the Shana Galen book*, which is currently free on Amazon.. Open Road Media put about half their Catherine Aird titles on sale*. Since she’s one of my favorite mystery writers and I love to re-read her, I snapped them all right up! There is another sale on backlist romances by RaeAnne Thayne* — mostly Christmas titles that I haven’t read yet. I bought a few of those, too, but I didn’t have time to pull up all the covers before this post went live. (The Aird and Thayne books were on sale as of Saturday night, and the Galen book was still free.)
*text links go to Amazon
Have a great week, everybody, and happy reading!