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!
I got home mid-week. Now I’m working hard on a really long indexing project that’s due the second week of February, and picking out music for the spring chorus concert. And trying to catch up on the blog, though with the big project, that’s going to be tough.
Did I mention that I got a smartphone for Christmas? I’m really enjoying it, though I’ve still got a lot to learn. I’m listening to podcasts on it, and I’ve added the Duolingo app so I can revisit the Welsh I studied briefly in college. (Robin is learning Welsh, too; I thought it would be fun to brush up on mine and keep going.) Also, I’m looking for suggestions for useful and must-have apps!
This Week on the Blog
- My Ten Favorite Picture Books – Top Ten Tuesday
- TOUR & GIVEAWAY: Somebody Like You (Donna Alward) – review
- News & Notes – 2/04/2017 – tentative
- Sunday Post – 2/05/2017 – 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.
I’ve read five books so far in January that qualify for The Backlist Reader Challenge. (They won’t show up in the progress bar until I’ve reviewed them.) That puts me ahead of my goal of 24 books for the year.
- Spin to Knit by Shannon Okey
- The Hexed by Heather Graham (Krewe of Hunters #13; I’m not reading them in order.)
- The Next Always by Nora Roberts (Inn BoonsBoro #1)
- The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts (InnBoonsboro #2)
- The Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts (InnBoonsboro #3)
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. Since the challenge started, I’ve read six books that count toward COYER. (They won’t show up in the progress bar until I’ve reviewed them.)
- A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L’Engle (ARC)
- Sacred Evil by Heather Graham ($0.99)
- A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn (ARC)
- Death and the Gravedigger’s Angel by Loretta Ross (ARC)
- Somebody Like You by Donna Alward (ARC)
- Someone to Hold by Mary Balogh (ARC)
- Breathless by Beverly Jenkins (ARC)
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: A day of travel gave me lots of time for reading. I finished re-reading Aunt Dimity’s Death, and started re-reading the prequel, Aunt Dimity and the Duke. I also read 4 ARCS: Mary Balogh’s Someone to Hold, which I mostly loved; Forever a Hero (Linda Lael Miller), which was light and fun; Law and Disorder (Heather Graham), which was suspenseful but not too much so; and Beverly Jenkins’ Breathless, which I also enjoyed for a number of reasons. (Hey, the heroine went to Oberlin, my alma mater!) I didn’t have a chance to read any more from Respect the Spindle and only found a little time to spin. The Elusive Elixir (Gigi Pandian; ARC) is still on the back burner, along with Tempest (Valdemar anthology; ARC.)
Listening to: Podcasts: 99% Invisible and Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me.
Watching: We watched Have His Carcase, a four-part miniseries based on the Dorothy Sayers mystery featuring Lord Peter Wimsey (Edward Petheridge) and Harriet Vane (Harriet Walter.) Now I’m back into the Ian Carmichael series with The Nine Tailors. Oh, and I’ve started watching Avatar: The Last Airbender again.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Thank you to St. Martin’s Press!