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’ve been working on the house all week—mainly on our bedroom, because we bought a new mattress and box spring last weekend, and it was delivered yesterday. (Yay!) Since we’re going to need new sheets to fit the taller mattress, it seemed like a good excuse to declutter and redecorate the bedroom as well. I’m not attempting anything as extreme as the KonMari method, but I’m making progress on the declutting!
As for reading and blogging, I’ve been in a reviewing rut. I am reading, but a lot of it has been rereading, because new books feel like a lot of work. (Weird, huh?) Reviewing has been like pulling teeth; I don’t feel like I have anything at all interesting to say. What do you do when you’re in a reviewing rut?
Last Week on the Blog
- Catching Up—Sunday Post – 5/21/2017
- Hospitality and Homicide (Lynn Cahoon) – review
- News & Notes – 5/27/2017
- Sunday Post – 5/28/2017 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Cover Characteristic: Wolves
- I Can’t Wait: My Most Anticipated Books For July-December 2017
- The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart (Stephanie Burgis) – review
- May Challenge Update
- The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Amanda Quick) – review
- News & Notes – 6/03/2017
- Sunday Post – 6/04/2017
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished up Hospitality and Homicide (Lynn Cahoon; ARC) and started in on The Dragon with the Chocolate Heart (Stephanie Burgis; ARC), which is truly delightful. And I read Jayne Ann Krentz’s Deep Waters and reread Trust No One (because I never got around to writing a review the first time.) I’m also slowly making my way through From Holmes to Sherlock (ARC), a long and slightly-too-in-depth history of everything remotely to do with Sherlock Holmes. I’ve really blown it on the Clean Sweep ARC Challenge, though. I wonder how many ARCs I can read between now and Wednesday midnight?
Eventually I’ll get back to The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre (Gail Carson Levine; ARC.)
Listening to: Hidden Figures, by Margo Lee Shetterly. I’m over a quarter of the way through.
Watching: We’re still watching the Father Brown mysteries, and will be for a long time; we’ve seen 9 episodes of season 1, and there are five seasons. I’m not a binge watcher, apparently!
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Many thanks to Knopf!
Purchased for Kindle – in the last three weeks!
Uprooted is so good that I decided it was worth owning on Kindle as well as in hardcover (and it was on sale.) I read Dragonhaven years ago, but Robin wanted it on Kindle because she doesn’t have a copy. Fire and Hemlock is for both of us; Robin loves Diana Wynn Jones and I love Tam Lin adaptations. (We’ll keep sharing our Kindle account now that she’s grown, since we have so many books in common.) The Piper on the Mountain is a treasured favorite, which I reviewed here. And the two Kowal titles are a novella (The Escapement of Blackledge, written as an April Fools joke and originally published under another name) and a Hugo-nominated short story (“For Want of a Nail.”)