Sunday Post – 4/06/14

April 6, 2014 Sunday Post, week in review 28

The Sunday Post is a meme sponsored by the wonderful Kimba, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  It’s a chance to share news.  A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

I had a pretty quiet week overall. My husband was on travel, so there was no one home but me. We had gorgeous weather almost all week, which did a lot to keep my spirits up, and I got in a fair bit of reading.  I’m also trying to catch up on reviews, but I find I can only write one or two a day before I burn out, which is frustrating.

And I finally made it to knit group at the yarn store in town, which was fun! I’ll definitely be going back. I haven’t been doing enough knitting recently, and I miss it. 

The past two weeks on the blog: 

The coming week:

  • Mon. 4/07/14: “The Yarn Spinner” by Deborah Smith (short story review)
  • Fri. 4/11/14: BLOG TOUR: A Roux of Revenge – Guest Post, Review, and Giveaway  (Soup Lovers Mysteries #2; Connie Archer)
  • Sat. 4/12/14:  News & Notes – 4/12/14 

New additions to the hoard:   

Bought or Free for My Kindle:
(Cover links go to Goodreads)

 Still on sale as of Saturday 4/05/22 (subject to change):
Free: Freak of Nature
$0.99: Live

$2.99: No Mark Upon Her

Have a great week, everyone!

28 Responses to “Sunday Post – 4/06/14”

  1. Bea

    Look at those cheerful covers for next week’s books, nice 🙂

    I hope you enjoyed your quiet time, it’s good to have once in a while. I hear you on the review writing; I get burned out after a couple and have to take a break.

  2. Greg

    I probably couldn’t write more than two reviews a day either- although my problem lately has been reading time. Hopefully I’ll be able to catch up a little bit. I should get Freak of Nature- after all free! A roux of Revenge looks like a nice cosy…

    Have a great weekend and week ahead.


    Good to hear that you had a good week. I hope you enjoy your new books – I’ve heard great things about Freak of Nature – and that you have a fab week.

  4. Sandy Farmer

    Oh yes, I’ve loved the weather lately. I’m glad you were able to enjoy it! I got Freak of Nature this week too! I wasn’t sure about picking it up, but then I just went for it. Hope you have a great week! I need to check out your Gateway post. 🙂 I missed TTT this past week.

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      That was about my response: the book sounded interesting, but I wasn’t sure. When it was offered free, I figured, why not? 🙂

      Have a great week! I’ll try to stop by your TTT this week, even though I’m not sure I’m doing one this week. I haven’t come up with many “unique” books I’ve read. Though I suppose “unique” is in the eye of the beholder.

  5. Sofia T

    Freak of Nature sounds really intriguing! I haven’t read a sci-fi book for a long time but I think this book could be one of the many once again. 🙂 Happy reading and have a lovely Sunday!

  6. Glass

    I have Freak of Nature too – I’m a little bit hesitant because I’m not big fan of this author, but we will see.

    New GFC and Bloglovin’ follower.

    Glass @ Ja čitam, a ti?

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Thanks for the follow, Glass! And pleased to “meet” you. I’ll be happy to return the favor. As for Freak of Nature, I’m a little hesitant too, but I’ve heard good things about the book.

  7. kimbacaffeinate

    No Mark Upon her has me curious, but I just told myself no new books this week. Ha..let’s see how long I last. I swear I will never get to all the books I one-click and order!

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Oh, I KNOW I’ll never get to all my Kindle and ePub books! But No Mark Upon Her is one of Deborah Crombie’s Kincaid and James series. I love the series, but I’m behind, so I’ve been snapping them up whenever they go on sale. Those I definitely WILL read, hopefully sooner rather than later.

  8. Herding Cats - Burning Soup

    Yay for knit group! I’m not a knitter myself but really enjoy getting together with other crafters now and again and enjoying a night of creating things together. Glad you were able to find a good group!

    And I hear ya on the reviews. That’s all I’m able to get done at once too.

  9. Rita_h

    I always enjoy your Saturday News and Notes posts! The Yarn Spinner has such a gorgeous cover. I wish I could knit, but nope, all thumbs 🙂 A Roux of Revenge sounds like a fun read. Will have to check out more about it.
    I wrote a bunch of short reviews this week, but I can’t always keep this pace because then it becomes more work than hobby and it loses its appeal. I have decided to not fully review every single book I read, but to at least give a rating and maybe one or two sentences about my thoughts.
    Have a great week!

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Thanks, Rita! I’m glad you enjoy those. Mini-reviews – that’s a good idea. It might help me catch up! And sometimes I just can’t come up with that much to say about a book. Better a short review than none at all.

  10. Yvonne

    It sounds like many of us are trying to catch up on reviews. Your list of books looks great. Enjoy!

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      I suppose catching up on reviews is akin to spring cleaning — just of the space between my ears (and my NetGalley “awaiting feedback” list) instead of my house or my walls. Have a good week, Yvonne, and good luck with your reviews!

  11. Peggy Farooqi

    I used to knit a lot, my favourites are socks which looks so complicated but actually is really easy to knit with 4 small needles with self-patterning yarn. But I mainly read now and often don’t have the energy for knitting, reading is easier 🙂 Have a great week and Happy Reading.
    My Sunday Post is here

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      I love knitting socks; I’m on my sixth pair. Since the first pair (on DPNs), I usually use the 2-circulars method, though, because I find it easier to control the needles. My daughter ‘Robin’ prefers DPNs. Since starting blogging, I don’t have as much time for knitting.