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!
It’s been a very difficult week. The violence in Paris, Beirut, and Bagdad is tragic, the more so since it all appears to stem from the same terrorist group. Closer to home, my indexing project is kicking my you-know-what. And we learned Thursday that our beloved Tasha-kitty has squamous cell carcinoma in her mouth; the prognosis is pretty bad. She’s still at the vet’s, getting treatment to try to alleviate the symptoms and give her a little better quality of life for whatever time she has left. It has really hit us hard.
Today’s the last rehearsal for our concert next week (except next Saturday’s dress rehearsal.) Last week’s rehearsals went well, so I hope this one will also, for the kids’ sake as well as mine — I think we could all use a boost right now. The theme for our music is “freedom, justice, and peace” — picked well before the horrific events of Thursday and Friday. It seems very apropos.
There were two spots of happiness in all the gloom. Winter came out, and Minotaur Books called my review of Home By Nightfall “brilliant”!
Last Week 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
- 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
Upcoming on the Blog
- Tues. 11/17: Closer to the Heart (Mercedes Lackey) – review
- Wed. 11/18: HoHoHo Readathon Wrap-Up
- Thurs. 11/19: TBD
- Fri. 11/20: TBD
- Sat. 11/21: News & Notes – 11/21/15
- Sun. 11/22: Sunday Post – 11/22/15
The TBD posts are spots I’m saving for #HoHoHoRAT reviews. . . but if the index leaves me with no time to pull them together, I’ll post one of my “emergency” reviews — the ones I’ve saved up for when I really need them.
What I’m Reading/Watching
I reread two mysteries by Catherine Aird, Last Respects and His Burial Too, plus three Christmas anthologies and a short story for the HoHoHo Readathon: Christmas Gifts and Christmas Miracles (Mary Balogh) and The Heart of Christmas (Balogh, Cornick, and Milan), and That Silent Night (Tasha Alexander.) Dreamer’s Pool (Juliet Marillier) is on hold while I plow through Winter (Marissa Meyer.) All that reading means I’ve pulled ahead in the Goodreads Challenge, after months of being behind! I guess insomnia is good for something!
I’m still listening to The Night Circus, but because of my work load, the weather, and the kitty, I haven’t gotten out for a walk this week, so not much listening got done. I did watch a pair of Doctor Who episodes early in the week, though.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
Many thanks to Kensington, Avon, and Storey Publishing!
Purchased for Kindle
I preordered Winter almost a year ago. The others were on sale.
*text links go to Amazon