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 were busy five nights in a row this week: a Mardi Gras celebration on Tuesday night, Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday, choir practice on Thursday, and a Lenten community supper on Friday. Saturday, we went to a talk and book signing by Margot Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figures, which was fascinating. Unfortunately, they ran out of books before I could get one. We’d been wanting to see the movie for a while, so on an impulse, we decided to grab dinner in town and see it before heading home. It was wonderful! I already want to watch it again. And I’m definitely going to read the book.
Because of all the busy nights and a fresh bout of insomnia, I haven’t made as much headway on any of my projects this week as I would like. Blog Ahead started Wednesday and runs through March 15. I’ll be doing what I can on it, but I doubled up on indexing projects this month, so I won’t have as much time as I hoped when I signed up.
I recently started trying walk regularly — my goal is 5 days per week, for at least half an hour each day. This week, I did manage to get out 4 days, and one of those was cut short by rain, because I wasn’t dressed for it (and it was thundering in the distance.) But it’s a start. I’m also trying to eat more healthfully. I’d like to increase my endurance and muscle tone, and decrease my waistline!
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 2/26/2017
- Devil in Spring (Lisa Kleypas) – review
- February Challenge Update
- News & Notes – 3/04/2017
- Sunday Post – 3/05/2017 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- In Farleigh Field (Rhys Bowen) – blog tour and review
- Fatality by Firelight (Lynn Cahoon) – blog tour and review
- News & Notes – 3/11/2017
- Sunday Post – 3/05/2017
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished rereading Mine Till Midnight and plowed through a reread of the whole Hathaways series. At the same time, I finished one ARC for an upcoming tour — Fatality by Firelight (Lynn Cahoon) — and started on two more ARCs, In Farleigh Field (Rhys Bowen) and Red Clover Inn (Carla Neggers.) Eventually, I want to get back to Ghost Talkers (Mary Robinette Kowal) which is really interesting, and The Crooked Sixpence (Jennifer Bell, ARC.)
Listening to: Podcasts, mostly 99% Invisible, The Allusionist, Writing Excuses, and Imaginary Worlds. I’ve also finally figured out how to get an audiobook (that we ripped from the CDs) onto my smartphone, so I’m finally going to finish Bill Bryson’s Made in America.
Watching: We watched episodes 2 through 4 of The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, but we were out four nights in a row (at church, for various events and practices), so we didn’t have time for much else.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Nothing this week!
Purchased for Kindle
I am so excited to read The Fiercest Joy! I loved The Sweetest Dark and The Deepest Night, but for some reason Bantam didn’t publish the third one, so she has finally published it herself. I’ve been waiting two and a half years for this book!
I’m a big fan of Catherine Aird, and don’t own this short story collection, though I read it some years ago. Mary Balogh is one of my favorite historical romance authors. I’ve read Irresistible and loved it; Indiscreet is the first book in the trilogy (Irresistible is the third.) Both were on sale, and I’m contemplating buying the middle one, but I might wait a while and see if goes on sale, too. I’ve been wanting to read Ink and Bone since it came out, and I’ve read some good reviews of Tessa Arlen’s mystery series.