Sunday Post – 4/20/14

April 20, 2014 Sunday Post, week in review 22

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted 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.

A joyous Easter to all of you who are celebrating it today! 

Easter feels a bit strange this year. Robin couldn’t make it home; her semester ends in less than a month, and they didn’t get any time off for Easter. It’s the first year since she was a toddler that we haven’t dyed eggs with her and done an egg-and-basket hunt. (Yes, we still kept doing egg hunts long after she stopped believing in the Easter Bunny. All three of us are big on tradition!)

Mr. Bookwyrm and I dyed eggs yesterday anyway, just for fun. I’m planning to do a small Easter dinner for the two of us, but after that, it will be a very quiet day. In some ways, we need that — Holy Week (the days leading up to Easter) is both glorious and exhausting for choir members. We rehearsed Tuesday and Wednesday nights and had services on Thursday and Friday nights and a 2-hour service with lots of music late last night — then the Easter morning service this morning. My voice is now hoarse, but I loved every minute of it. For me, music is akin to prayer.

Because my evenings were taken up with choir and church, I didn’t get as much review-book reading done as I hoped this past week… but I squeezed in a bit of rereading here and there. I’m working my way through the Harry Potter books again, though I don’t think I’ll review them — they’ve been pretty much reviewed to death over the years!

Giveaway reminder: The contest to win a paperback copy of A Roux of Revenge ends Thursday. Don’t forget to enter!

The past two weeks on the blog: 

The coming week:

New additions to the hoard: 

(Cover links go to Goodreads)

For review:

Many thanks to Minotaur/St. Martin’s Press and Cathy Ace/Touchwood Editions! I’ve already finished Cathy Ace’s mystery, which was quite good. I can’t wait to dig into Jill Paton Walsh’s new Lord Peter Wimsey mystery. She’s not quite Sayers, but she’s awfully good.

Bought in print:

I love P.J. Lynch’s illustrations, and I loved this story as a child, so when I found out Lynch had illustrated it, I had to have a copy.

Bought for My Kindle:

On sale for $1.99!

Have a great week, everyone!

22 Responses to “Sunday Post – 4/20/14”

  1. Red Iza

    P.J. Lynch’s illustrations are absolutely gorgeous, I loved to take her albums home from the library to my kids when they were little – and take a look at them myself 😉 Have a great week and a happy Easter !

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      I agree; he’s amazing. I’ve got several of his illustrated books, including A Christmas Carol and The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey. Oh, and Ignis. But I’ve only just started actually collecting them.

  2. Red Iza

    While I’m thinking about it, if you love P.J. Lynch, you might love Ruth Brown ? (if you don’t already know her) !

  3. Jan @ Notes from a Readerholic

    The Melisande book looks beautiful. Happy Easter to you and I envy all the singing you’ve done this week. I would love to have good singing voice. I do love to hear all the choir singing from Easter and Christmas though–especially Handel’s Messiah. So beautiful.

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Singing has been part of my life since I can remember. I made my solo debut at age 4 or 5 (with the college choir where my mom taught; they needed a child for a question-and-answer song.) I can’t imagine not making music; it’s as much a part of me as reading. But we always long for the things that don’t come naturally to us; I wish I could paint, dance, and write!

  4. Bea

    You have been busy! I can imagine that the choir gets quite a work out at this time of year. I’m sorry Robin couldn’t make it home but enjoy your dinner and quiet day.

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Our quiet day was great! I started and finished rereading Anne of Green Gables for The Midnight Garden’s Classic YA readalong AND had time to watch the filmed London stage production of Oklahoma! starring Hugh Jackman and Maureen Lipman, which was really good. (Even if they did exaggerate the accents a bit.)

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      I hope you enjoyed your brunch! Yes, the covers for Cathy Ace’s books are all really neat; they look vintage and contemporary at the same time, which is appropriate since that’s how the books feel.

  5. Peggy Farooqi

    My children still insist on an Easter Egg hunt in the house, and they are 20, 18 and 15 🙂 I guess they will always be our children, no matter how old. Enjoy your books.Have a great week and Happy Reading.
    My Sunday Post is here

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      When I was in high school, I didn’t want to give up the Easter egg hunt tradition, either, so eventually I took it over and made my parents hunt for their baskets! One year we did a jelly bean hunt. When we moved, 2 years later, we were still finding the occasionally jelly bean — like a white one on a white window jamb.

  6. Greg

    Happy Easter! I think that’s great you still do Easter hunts- a nice tradition. Guidebook to Murder sounds good, thank for the review of that one. Hope your week ahead is a good one.

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      I hope you have a good week, too, Greg! I definitely missed doing the egg/basket hunt this year. Both Mr. Bookwyrm and I felt a bit bereft. But we still enjoyed the day, and some time together.