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!
Just a quick note this week, my friends, because I’m trying to finish an index and pack before I take off for a week visiting my dad and stepmother. I’m feeling overwhelmed with all I need to get done! At least I’m feeling much better physically, and have shaken off whatever I had last week. I’m very grateful for that.
Mr. Bookwyrm took me to see Mary Poppins on Friday. The Virginia Repertory Theater did a very good job. Mary Poppins and Bert were both excellent, and the children were talented and appealing. Mr. and Mrs. Banks were both played with more depth and character development than they have in the movie, and Mr. Banks in particular had some very poignant moments. I felt that the additional music written for the show didn’t measure up to the original music (though thankfully much of the original music and lyrics appear, if not always quite where you expect them.) And the story differs from the movie musical differs in some significant but understandable ways—no tea party on the ceiling, no dancing penguins—but on the other hand, it pulls additional material from the books that didn’t appear in the movie, like Mrs. Corrie and the gingerbread stars. All in all, it was a delightful evening and the highlight of an otherwise frustrating week.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 11/26/2017
- Top Ten Books on My 2017 Winter TBR
- News & Notes – 12/02/2017
- Sunday Post – 12/03/2017 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Other posts TBD
- News & Notes – 12/09/2017 – tentative
- Sunday Post – 12/10/2017 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I continued my Robin D. Owens binge, buying the books I hadn’t read yet. Thanksgiving week, when I was sick, I reread books 141-8 and read book 149. This past week, I read books 1410-13 and I’m currently reading #14, none of which I have read before—so they will all count toward The Backlist Reader Challenge.
Listening to: I finished Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and started Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Watching: A couple of Father Brown episodes were all I had time or energy for.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Purchased for Kindle
The Robin Owens books were regular price, but everything else was on sale.